Adopt an animal from ICACS

All dogs and cats adopted from the shelter will have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated with age appropriate vaccines at the time of their adoption. Dogs adopted from the shelter to Ingham County residents will also receive a dog license.
Frequently Asked Adoption Questions
Where can I view your adoptable pets?
Our available adoptable animals can be found here.

If you're interested in meeting one of these great animals and making them a part of your family, please stop by the shelter during our normal business hours (Monday - Saturday from 10:30 am - 5 pm). You don't need an appointment to meet an animal. For more information about an animal, you can call us at (517) 676-8370 or use our online inquiry form and an adoption coordinator will contact you by email.
How do I adopt?
  • You can view our adoptable dogs and cats online here. You may submit an online inquiry on one of our adoptable pets for more information about that animal, but adoptions and reservations can only be made in person once you have met the pet and spent some time with it.
  • Our hours and directions to our location can be found here. The adoption process can take up to an hour depending on the animal you are looking to adopt. No adoption processes will be started after 4:00 pm.  Be prepared to spend some time with the animals before you select your next forever pet.
  • Every adoption requires an adoption application. The application is available at the shelter.
  •  We also partner with area pet retailers that house adoptable cats at their stores. Check out our adoptable cat habitats at Feeders Pet Supply and Joey’s Pet Outfitters. The adoption application is the same at these off-site locations, but adoption fees are discounted.
  • Sometimes you may see adoptable animals that haven’t been spayed or neutered yet.  All animals must be spayed or neutered before the adoption is completed. In the meantime, these animals may be eligible for "foster to adopt" placement with potential adopters while they wait for surgery. 
What do I need to bring with me for the adoption process?
We do require pictured identification for the adoption process.  
How much are the adoption fees?
All of our shelter fees, including adoption fees are available here
I already have a dog and I am looking to adopt another one.  Can I bring my current dog in to meet the new dog?
If you already have a dog in the home and are looking to add a new dog, we highly encourage you to have your dog do a meet-and-greet with your potential new dog.  We do meet-and-greet adoptions by appointment only.  Please contact the shelter at (517) 676-8370 to set up a meet-and-greet adoption.