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.






Donna was with us last fall. She came back because her owner became to ill to care for her. He was quite heartbroken. 

Donna is still a little overweight.  She is very good in the house, doesn't get on the furniture, doesn't bark, chew or counter-surf.  She's housebroken and not bad on leash.  She'd like a quiet home with no small kids or rowdy dogs.  Her bags are packed and she's ready to go!




Shepherd Mix
1.5 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Richie is a stunning and active young boy. He loves meeting new people and exploring all the sights and sounds that the shelter grounds have to offer.




Shepherd Mix
1.5 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Diesel is extremely affectionate and loves going for walks with the shelter volunteers around the shelter. He walks well on a leash and looks forward to some periodic stops so he can soak up some affection.




Pit Mix

Lola would prefer to be your only dog. This doesn't mean she's a bad dog, it just means she wants to devote all of her love and attention to you.






Lexi is a beautiful, athlete Doberman with a great dispostition around people. She has done well around a few male dogs at the shelter but definitely doesn't seem to get along well with other females. She would make a fantastic running partner for an active individual.



Pit Bull
Under 1 Year/Female

Stella is a very sweet and affectionate young girl. She bonds quickly with people and would do great in a loving family environment.