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.





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

Duke is a goofy and loving young dog.. He loves to play but is also willing to listen and be petted. He does great with female dogs and low key male dogs.




Pit Bull Mix

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




Shepherd Mix

Bug is an energetic guy with a sweet disposition. He would make a great partner for someone who is active.




Blue Healer Mix
5 month old/Female

Chance is a sweet and fun loving puppy that gets along well with everyone. She does well with other dogs and cats




Collie Mix
1-2 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Luke is an energetic young boy looking for a loving home. He would do best in a home with a fenced in yard or someone dedicated to getting him out for walks each day. He does well with female dogs.




Border Collie Mix
8 Month Old/Female

Pepe is a sweet, quiet and gentle young dog. She gets along great with other dogs and does great with everyone she meets.