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.






Lab/Shepherd Mix


Rupert is a sweet and gentle boy who craves attention from people and never stops wagging his tail.




Husky Mix

Adult Neutered Male

Gerbil is a beautiful young male that is gentle and easy going. He loves spending time with the volunteers outside of his kennel and is hoping to find a home with a couch where he can watch football on the weekends. Gerbil needs a home with no cats.




Mix Breed


As you can, see Trixie was excited to have her photo taken and even tried to blow you a kiss to try to get you down to the shelter to see her. She is a great little girl who does well with other dogs and would love a home with another partner in crime.






Ani is a sweet girl with big fuzzy ears. She is about a year old, good on a leash and good with other dogs.




Adult/Neutered Male

Lab Mix

This handsome guy is a big goof. He would love an active family. Frankie walks best with a no pull harness and he is good with other dogs.




Miniature Pinscher


Chase is a sweet little guy that walks well on a leash and is good with other dogs. And boy, is this guy a looker!!




German Shorthaired/Plott Hound

8 month old/Male

Charlie is still a puppy and is inquisitive, energetic and loving. He loves getting out of is kennel for walks so he can investigate all of the wonderful things life has to offer.






Donna is a sweet girl that is working hard on shedding a few pounds before the holiday season. She loves getting out for walks and is extremely affectionate and low key.





Young Adult/Female

Rosemary is such a loving girl who sits quietly in the back of her kennel waiting for someone to show some interest in her. She does well with cats and would be an amazing addition to a loving household.