Adopt

We are so happy you are making adoption your first option! Rescuing an animal is a very rewarding experience and we look forward to working with you. Adoption is a lifelong commitment so we do our best to ensure that we are finding good matches, for both human and animal. Our staff will assist you in finding a match based on your lifestyle, living situation, and activity level. Adoptions are approval based and will be guided by a Canine or Feline Adoption Counselor.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

All animals will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on species specific tests and vaccinations before leaving for their forever homes. You will also receive your pet's full medical records and a sample bag of food.

Kittens $90

Under 1 year

Adult Cats $60

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Senior Cats $35

10+ years

Puppies $200

Under 6 months

Adult Dogs $180

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Senior Dogs $70

8+ years

ADOPTION PROCESS

Please note that our building is currently CLOSED to walk-in visitors and all adoption visits must be scheduled in advance. To begin the adoption process, follow the steps outlined below and wait to be contacted by an adoption counselor.  

1. View Animals & Submit an Application 

The first step in the adoption process is viewing our adoptable animals by clicking the links above. All adoptable animals will have pictures and descriptions posted. If you don't see a good match at this time, please continue to check the website regularly or visit www.petfinder.com to broaden your search to other shelters and rescues. 

If you find an animal, or several, that you would like to meet, please submit an adoption application by clicking the button above. After submission an adoption counselor will contact you within 3-5 business days to review your application and answer any questions you may have. We have very limited staff at this time so we appreciate your patience during this process and kindly request that you do not call until we reach out. 

2. Meet & Make Preparations

An adoption counselor will schedule a time for you to visit our facility to meet potential pets and get to know their personalities and activity levels. After finding your perfect match, we will make arrangements for adoption and inform you of any supplies you will want to gather.

Don't forget to discuss your plans to adopt with any family members, roommates, or landlords. Adopting a pet is a big commitment and everyone in your household should be on board for the journey. 

3. Finalize the Adoption

Once you've found your perfect pet we will arrange a date and time for pick-up, payment will be completed, and contracts will be signed. You will receive an adoption bag containing your pet's medical records and a sample bag of food to help with the transition. 

Many adoptions can be completed on the day of your first visit if all preparations have been taken care of and the animal is medically ready. In some circumstances an animal may need more medical care before going home, or the potential adopter may choose to schedule a second visit to ensure the pet is a good match.

4. Welcome Home

Transitioning from a shelter environment to a home setting is a major lifestyle change and it is very common for animals to behave out of character. Keep in mind that your household will want to exercise patience and understanding during this period. Please talk to our experienced staff or visit our behavior resource page if you have any questions about introducing a new animal into your home. 

Humane Animal Treatment Society

1105 S. Isabella Rd. 

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

(989) 775-0830

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