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.
Luna is a sweet and gentle girl looking for a loving home. She does well on a leash and knows a few commands. She would do best as an only dog or with a male dog that she can meet first.
Young Adult/Spayed Female
Jada is such a sweet and gentle girl who absolutely loves everyone she meets. She does well on a leash, seems to get along with other dogs and is quiet in her kennel. She would make a wonderful companion.
Sheena is a sweet and quiet girl who does great on a leash and loves kids.
Sage is a cute little girl who is a little unsure of strangers but once she realizes you are a friend, she bonds very well with you and is extremely affectionate. She does well with other female dogs as well as children.
Stinker is good on a leash, does well with kids, gets along with female dogs and is housebroken. She's also affectionate and love being around people.