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.




Pit Mix

Herbie is a sweet and lovable Pit mix. He walks nicely on a leash. And he will enthusiastically greet you when you come to see him! Herbie loves playing fetch in the play yard with the volunteers.




Pit Bull Terrier Mix
2 Year Old/Spayed Female

Penny is a sweet dog who absolutely loves every human she meets. She loves gettting out of the shelter for walks and spending time learning new tricks with the volunteers. She is extremely affectionate and is a lapdog at heart. Her favorite thing is laying on top of the volunteers who spend time with her in her kennel. Penny will need to be your only dog and a family with no small children.




2 Year Old/Male

Skeeter is a happy-go-lucky hound who loves attention from people he meets and enjoys getting out of the shelter for walks where he can explore. He would do great with a loving family.




Hound Mix
2 Year Old/Spayed/Female

Millie is an outgoing and friendly young dog that gets along great with other dogs. Millie and Skeeter have made friends and love getting out to spend time in the play yard together.