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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Meet our very own scene stealer, Charlie “Cat”plin!

This gentle 5 year old was found wandering through a local neighborhood, using his wits to survive and get by, much like his namesake’s famous character, “the Tramp.”

For whatever reason, Charlie “Cat”plin was unceremoniously kicked out of the posh life of a beloved family pet, and forced to live on the streets- part of the scores of ‘invisible’ strays that most people ignore as they carry on throughout their day.

Thankfully for Charlie “Cat”plin, he caught the eye of a kind young lady who knew that the harsh winter elements were not something that he deserved to endure. She rushed him to us where he now has regular meals, a warm and cozy bed, and staff to dote on him. But, what this funny boy would love more than anything now is a family to call his own and who won’t toss him aside when life becomes inconvenient.

For the lucky person who chooses to open their heart to him, Charlie “Cat”plin, he will repay your generousity with affection and devotion worthy of a shiny gold Oscar!

Get to know Charlie “Cat”plin today!

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.