There is no fee to surrender a dog or cat to us. However, you must be a county resident and have a driver’s license with a county address. Your driver’s license number is required. If you have more than one pet to surrender, please call. Certain times of the year we can be full. If you call we can advise on the best times to drop a pet off.
There are two shelters in Livingston County. One is owned and operated by the Humane Society. The other is operated by Livingston County. The two shelters are not connected, each works independently. Either organization may be able to help you, but please call before bringing your animal in!
Whatever you do, please don’t wait until the last minute to place a pet. It takes time to arrange for space, so plan ahead. Local pet rescue groups may be able to help you. Please call the shelter for their contact information.
After you’ve talked to us and you bring your pet in to surrender it, please bring all medical records that you have for your pet AND print and complete our pet profiles (Dog Intake Profile Form - Cat Intake Profile Form). This helps us know more about your pet, and assists us as we find them a forever home. It is best to fill out the profile before you come in. We understand that saying goodbye to your pet can be a very emotional experience, so please take the time to fill out the profile in the comfort of your own home.
We accept dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, and hamsters. Please call first. We do not always have special cages and food available for animals other than dogs and cats.
We do not accept wildlife or livestock at our shelter.