Visit our Animals!

The Kent County Animal Shelter welcomes everyone to come and visit our animals, please feel free to stop in!!

Monday through Friday
9:30 am until 6:30 pm
9:30 am until 5:30 pm
We will be closed Saturday and Sunday

We are closed for lunch from 1-2 pm
We stop adoptions and visitations one hour before the building closes.

Due to the high volume of interest generated by Petfinder, the staff will not be able to answer questions about the animals over the phone. Questions can be answered by a visit to the shelter or sending an email.

While we strive to keep our page current, please understand we are not able to guarantee a particular pet will be available for adoption when you visit.

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Our Featured Pets


Diva is a 8 year old, spayed female, brindle, Terrier mix. Diva was brought to the shelter after she was found by a kind person and she is ready for a new home.

Diva is a great dog, she is a friendly dog, she enjoys walks and quiet time and will make a great addition to her new family. It will benefit her to attend a training class with her new family and it will be a fun time to bond too.

Diva is a great dog and would love to have a new home and family. She is ready to find a perfect new family, if you would like to meet her please visit the animal shelter or send us an email with any questions you may have.

My name is Bear I am a 9 year old, neutered male, tri color, Beagle mix. I was brought to the shelter after I was found by a kind person and would love t find a new forever home. I am a very pretty guy and would love to find a family to call my own! I am a very friendly dog, I like spending time with people, I am very smart, all of the staff love working with me on my basic training and I walk pretty well on a leash too! I would love to find a new forever home soon, you can visit me at the shelter or send questions to the folks at the shelter they would love to talk to you about me!!


My name is Salem, I was brought to the shelter by my family when they were unable to care for me and I am ready to find a new home. I'm a gorgeous white, short hair, neutered male, 4 paw declawed, and about 6 years old. I would love to keep you company on the couch, I love being petted and will make a great companion. Take me home and I promise to be a great friend & love you forever. I'd love to have a new home, come visit me at the shelter or send an email with any questions.

My name is Crimson, and I want to go home! I want to play on the couch and be your best friend!!! I am very friendly gal and would love to call you my new family.. I am a 5 year old, patch tabby, short hair, spayed female,and I want to go!! I was brought to the shelter by a kind person after they found me and I am ready to get adopted!!! Please send an email or visit the shelter if you would like to meet me.

Who We Are

The Kent County Animal Shelter is dedicated to creating good relationships between animals and people. We strive to maintain a productive and responsible adoption program in addition to our county animal control role.

Adopting a friend

Adoption fees are as follows:
Please join us and celebrating our free adoption fees! We were fortunate to have received a grant to assist with our adoption fees from the BISSELL Pet Foundation. Starting Monday November 3, 2014 until the end of December we will waive our adoption fee for all cats and dogs, there will still be a fee for a dog license. Families are encouraged to donate canned pet food or new blankets in place of the adoption fee.



2014 License Fee- $12.00



Senior Citizens (62 and Over) pay a $6.00 license fee for dogs,

**Any animal available for adoption will be spayed or neutered before going home.**

Please consider adopting a companion from us. These pets are willing and able to be your friend for life!

Come Visit Us!

The Kent County Animal Shelter is located at 740 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm. We stop adoptions and visitations 1 hour before we close and are closed 1-2pm for lunch. We are closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. If you have any questions about the animals listed please feel free to email or stop down in person. Unfortunately due to the high interest in our pets we are unable to answer questions over the phone.

Also please take a moment to view Pets Incredibles helpful pet ownership videos available on DVD!

Help Us Out!

Kent County Animal Shelter
740 Fuller Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 632-7300

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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