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.







Chow Mix

Adult/Neutered Male

Satch is a handsome chow mix who is friendly and outgoing. He has the unique blue-black tongue you often see in the breed.




Terrier Mix

Young/Neutered Male

Good with other dogs

Jackson looks like he is right out of a Disney movie and his temperament is perfect as well. Come down and meet this happy boy.




Pit Mix

Young Adult/ Spayed Female

Peaches is a beautiful brindle girl with a permanent smile on her face. Her heart glows as bright at her smile.




Am Staff


Pickles looks serious in her photo, but the only thing she is really serious about is loving you. She absolutely loves being around people and has perfected the art of cuddling.




Pit Mix

Adult/Spayed Female

Daphne is an energetic and happy girl that is always smiling and always wagging her tail. Her love and happiness for life infects everyone she's around.




American Bulldog Mix

Young Adult/Neutered Male

Shaft is a goofy young boy who makes you smile with that happy face. He does well with other dogs and is outgoing and friendly.




Terrier Mix

Adult/Neutered Male

Sam is a cool little guy with a great personality to go along with his good looks. He loves going out for walks and making friends.