I want to adopt a pet. How does that work?,
If you would like to adopt a pet please visit the shelter or take a look at the adoptable animals on our website. It is important that you visit the shelter and spend some time with the animal that you are thinking about adopting. *All family members in the home must meet the pet before adoption. If the adopter has a current dog in the home and is looking to adopt a second dog you must bring your dog for a meet and greet. All pets in the home must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccines. If you have a dog(s) currently in the home that are not licensed you will be required to license them.
Once you’re sure that the animal is a good fit for your family and lifestyle, you can fill out the pre-adopt form which can take 24 hours for approval or denial, but staff try to complete them the same day. All pets will be spayed/neutered and have age appropriate medical completed before they become available for adoption.
We do have an adoption guideline document for you to review in our adoption section. The Livingston County Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny any adoption at the discretion of the Director, Shelter Supervisor, Animal Control Officer, or Veterinarian.
When you adopt, we provide an animal’s medical history including vaccines, de-worming, heartworm or feline leukemia /FIV testing. Animals adopted from Livingston County Animal Shelter will be microchipped, and if it is a dog, it will have a Michigan dog license.