Adoption Procedures

Volunteers For Animals periodically pulls dogs for other shelters in need of moving animals to avoid euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals. We are able to do this through the generosity of many people such as the originating shelter staff, transporters, foster volunteers and others who help with pulling fees, vet bills and finding good homes once they are here.

The adoption process includes an application that is completed by the potential owner. If there are multiple applications on the same animal, the animal will go to the best home for that particular animal - not necessarily the first application. Fees for the rescues animals can range from $50 to $150 per animal which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS.

If you are interested in any of these dogs, please email. Do not call the Shelter regarding rescue animals - they have no information. All rescue animals are in foster homes with volunteers - NOT at the Shelter - unless otherwise noted.


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.






Hound Mix
7-8 Months Old/Neutered/Male

Cooper is a gentle little guy who gets along great with other dogs and kids. He recently had femoral head surgery on one of his hips so he would love to find a quiet home where he can continue to heal.




Hound Mix
2 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Sal is a spunky little guy that loves everyone he meets. He does great with other dogs and with kids.




Lab Mix
3 Years Old/Neutered/Male

Charlie has a comical face adn is a joy to be around. He gets along great with other dogs and is as friendly as can be.




2 Year Old/Spayed/Female

I'm a friendly and energetic young dog that loves playing with other dogs.





Dusty is a sweet and gentle guy looking for a warm and loving home where he can spend his twilight years. He does great with other dogs, cats and kids.




Lab Mix
2 Year Old/Male

Haydn is all smiles. This guy loves playing with other dogs and is extremely joyful with everyone he meets.




Lab Mix
3 Year Old/Neutered/Male

Tank came up on a transport from a shelter down south where he was stuck since December of 2016. We have no idea why no one wanted this guy because he is an absolutely joy to be around. He loves leaning into you for affection and plays so well with the other dogs here at the shelter. This guy is going will be a fantastic addition to any home.




Lab Mix
1 Year Old/Spayed/Female

June is a sweet and gentle girl who gets along great with other dogs and loves being around people.