give-up-petPlease consider every available alternative to admitting your pet to a shelter before you schedule an appointment for admission. This might include re-homing your pet to a friend, neighbor or family member who is interested in having a pet, or if your pet has a behavioral issue, working through that problem with our staff or referred behaviorist. Our pets are our lifetime responsibility, and we must do all that we can to ensure that they are happy, healthy and loved.

We will accept the surrender of owned cats and dogs by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 231.582.6774.

We schedule appointments Monday through Friday between 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each appointment will last approximately 20 minutes. Please allow additional time if bringing multiple animals.

Please understand that we cannot accept every animal brought to our shelter immediately. We have limited resources and space so all owner surrendered animals must only come in when we have the open space.

When you bring your pets, please bring with you:

  • All veterinary records
  • Your pet’s medications 
  • Special food or treats that your pet needs 
  • Your pet’s bed, toys, leash and other belongings from home 
  • Your pet’s crate or carrier 
  • Your surrender fee in cash, money order or check: 
    • $75 - litters of puppies and kittens 
    • $50 - adult pets 

When you arrive:

A staff member will evaluate the temperament of your pet. After we screen your pet, if we decide to admit him or her, we will collect your surrender fee.

Our Mission: To practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. As such, we are committed to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment of injured, ill, neglected or abused animals.

Our Goal: To find appropriate and loving homes for these homeless pets so that they will have a home for the rest of their lives.