Available for Adoption




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Another victim of circumstance. This sweet 3 year old min pin/chihuahua mix came to us with his companion Dottie, a 10 year old Boston terrier mix, after their owner was placed in a nursing home. Jake has blossomed into a fantastic dog who adores people and does well with most dogs. He has lived with adults but would do well in a home with older children(10 and up). Jake is also crate trained, mostly house broken, good on leash and in car, and does know a few commands. If you could find it in your heart and home to make room for Jake we just know you will not be disappointment with this sweetheart.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering one of our incredible dogs, you can fill out an on-line application.  You’ll find the form on our Forms page.




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This adorable little 1 year old  boy is trying his hardest to find the silver lining after his rocky arrival to MHS. Despite being VERY sweet and loving, he found himself abandoned by his former family at our doorstep- during our open hours no less. Left underneath the eaves of a dripping roof, Arris was trapped inside a cardboard box that was upside down- his bedding was wedged on top of him and his air holes were underneath him. Why he was given such a fate is a mystery….unless it could be a crime to love and adore someone so much, we can’t fathom what warranted his removal from the family.

Fate often works in mysterious ways, and we hope that while Arris might not have had a family on his side who would see him as a ‘fur’ever committment, we think that luck will be on his side and this time around, he’ll find a life bigger and better than he could have ever imagined!

Could that family be with you? Do you have room in your heart and home for adorably cute and sweet Arris? Stop in today and get to know him!

If you are interested in adopting or fostering one of our fantastic felines, you can fill out an on-line application.  You’ll find the form on our Forms page.


Thanks for looking!
In addition to our cats at the shelter and for your convenience, we also have a variety of fantastic felines available for adoption everyday at offsite locations:  the Grand Haven Chow Hound, Petsmart on Sherman Blvd. in Muskegon and the Holland Pet Supplies Plus.

Please stop by one of these spots to visit with our furry friends and let one of them steal your heart away!

Adoption Policies

  • Cats will not be adopted if the owner intends on allowing the cat outside.
  • We do not adopt out dogs as solely outdoor pets.
  • No animal will be adopted to a residence where pets are not allowed.
  • Prospective adopters must be at least 21 years of age.
  • No animal will be adopted to a group of four (4) or more unrelated adults living in the same household (e.g. student housing).
  • MHS counselors will not begin adoption procedures with a person who is reasonably believed to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • No animal will be adopted to an individual who has failed to comply with the conditions of a previous adoption, including but not limited to the spaying or neutering of the pet.
  • An adopter may adopt a maximum of two (2) pets at a time.  It is not recommended that two (2) puppies be adopted at the same time.
  • Veterinarian records may be checked before adoption is complete.  This includes being current on standard immunizations, spayed and neutered.  The adopter must contact their veterinarian for the release of medical records.
  • Applications may be denied for any reason.  We reserve the right to deny adoptions to people who have surrendered their animals in the past.
  • You must show valid driver’s license or state ID card.
  • A vet deposit or training deposit may be required prior to adoption.