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.




Border Collie Mix

Lucas is a happy and outgoing young dog who does well with other dogs. Lucas needs to go to a home with a very secure fenced in yard.




Border Collie MIx
1.5 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Ozzie is full of energy but he loves other dogs and getting out for walks. He would prefer a household that is active.



Danny Boy

Pit Mix
1.5 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Danny Boy is a sweet and outgoing young dog who enjoys spending time with the volunteers and playing fetch. Danny Boy would prefer to be your only pet so he can soak up all of your attention for himself.




American Cattle Dog
3 Year Old/Spayed/Female

Nugget is a gentle, easy going dog that walks well on a leash and loves everyone she meets. She has lived with other dogs before and is ok around them but would definitely prefer to be your only dog.