Adoption Procedures

There is a $40 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE for all animals. If the animal is not spayed or neutered there is a $35 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT upon proof of surgery. An adoption application must be filled out at the Shelter by the person wishing to adopt the animal. Once the application has been reviewed and approved the potential adopter may visit and meet any of the animals.

If you live in Genesee County, all dogs must be licensed BEFORE leaving the Shelter. Please note that public offices that license dogs are not open on the weekends. All dogs must leave the Shelter on a leash. Please bring a leash.


All animals older than 3 months of age are given rabies vaccine. Unless there is proof of a prior rabies vaccine, the vaccine is good for one year. All animals are given at least one dose of deworming medication. All dogs receive a parvo/distemper vaccine which is good for one year.

Spay It Forward!

Volunteers For Animals has paid for the animals to be spayed or neutered before they are adopted. Please consider making a donation towards our spay/neuter program. 100% of your donation will be used to spay or neuter animals from Genesee County. Donations are tax deductible!

Before You Adopt

You may want to take the time to read the Dog Adoption Bible provided free to the public by Mike Rogers. You may download it, share it and/or print it at no charge. It is specifically written for those who are adopting a dog for the first time but it can be helpful for everyone. The book was written to help keep shelter dogs in great homes which is what we all want to see.





Pit Mix

Lola would prefer to be your only dog. This doesn't mean she's a bad dog, it just means she wants to devote all of her love and attention to you.





Shepherd Mix

Marty is a strong and affectionate boy who loves going for walks but also loves his downtime where he can soak up some attention with anyone who shows him kindness.




Adult/Spayed Female

Donna is housebroken, reliable in the house and good with children. She likes small dogs but chases cats and growls at large dogs. She would LOVE a fenced yard and a quiet home. 





Pit Mix
1 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Henry is an energetic little guy with a buff bod a tail that goes a 100 mph and a sweet dispostion to everyone he meets. He seems to do well with other dogs and absolutely loves everyone he meets.




Pit Mix

Duke is a young strong guy. He loves to play but is also willing to listen and be petted. He has met Stella here at the shelter and plays well with her.




Pit Bull Mix

Petunia is a goofy and happy young dog with a zest for life. She absolutely loves everyone she meets