The cost of adopting a dog or a cat is $25.00 which is for $8.00 first year license, and $17.00 adoption fee. Please note that if the animal is not sterilized you will have to go to your veterInarian and prepay for sterilization and rabies vaccination. You will need to bring in that paper to us from the veterinarian and then you can adopt the dog or cat. PLEASE NOTE NOT ALL DOGS OR CATS ARE UP FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AND PLEASE DO NOT PREPAY FOR STERILIZATION UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU ARE ADOPTING THE DOG OR CAT
The animals are available for adoption only after they have received a "positive" evaluation.
The animal is adopted on a first come first serve basis.If the animal is a stray we are required to hold the animal for 4 business days if it does not have a collar, 7 business days is it has a collar. If you are interested in one of the pets that have to be held you can sign up to adopt the animal. If more than one person is interested in adopting that same animal and these parties are all present at opening of the shelter on the first day of disposition, the staff will refer to the list referencing this animal. The person present in the highest position on the list would be allowed to adopt the animal. All owner released pets are up for immediate adoption after positive evaluation
Animals at the shelter are adopted through an adoption contract. The contract is a legally binding agreement that requires the animal be sterilized, vaccinated against rabies and licensed. You must be 18 years of age to sign the adoption agreement.
Cash and checks are accepted for payment only. If you are not a Bay County resident you will not be required to pay the licensing fee. You would be required to license in your county.
Our hours are Monday thru Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturdays from 9am-1pm. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PHONE SERVICE ON SATURDAYS.