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.







Senior/Neutered Male

Bruno is a sweet and fluffy little guy who had a dental with a local vet. He had to have all of his teeth removed - so he is feeling much better now. Bruno is very friendly, good with cats and other dogs. He is housebroken and good on a leash. He loves being outside and going for walks. This guy could walk forever. Due to his age, we think it is better he not go to a home with small children.




Pit mix

Adult/Spayed Female

Luna is a sweet and gentle girl looking for a loving home. She does well on a leash, knows a few commands and does well with other dogs.




Pit mix

Adult/Spayed Female

Charlene decided to look serious for her picture but this little girl is a big clown. She absolutely loves everyone she meets and will do her best to drown you in kisses. She does well with other dogs but because of her excitable nature, she will need to meet any dogs you have to make she isn't too overbearing with them.