Adoption Services

Adoptable DogEvery effort is made to place healthy, adoptable cats and dogs in permanent, responsible homes. All prospective owners are advised of their responsibility to have the animal they choose as a companion animal spayed or neutered. We remind all those who adopt an animal that they are making a commitment to the proper care of the animal for its natural life.

There is a fee for any adoption. Spay or neutering fees, if necessary is included in the adoption fee.

To view the animals available for adoption: Dogs, Cats and Other Animals

See our Petfinder and our Adopt-A-Pet listings too.

Adoption Fees

Adoptable KittenThe fees to adopt an animal range from $25.00 to $90.00 depending on whether the animal is current on all vaccinations and is spayed or neutered*. The fee is $90.00 if your new pet needs to be vaccinated, de-wormed and spayed or neutered. This fee is still a great value because it costs us much more to care for the animal before adoption. The donations and grants we receive help keep our adoption fees low.

To help us find the pet you want, please take the time to fill out our adoption questionnaire and bring it with you to the shelter.

Get preapproved today by filing out the CCHS Adoption Questionnaire.

Please print out the above form, fill it out and bring it with you, fax it to the number on the sheet or e-mail it to

If you have any questions about adopting a companion animal please call the Shelter at 231-238-8221. Please note that we cannot ship pets.

*State law requires that all animals adopted from shelters be spayed or neutered before adoption to help reduce the overpopulation in the pet world.