Adopt an animal from ICACS
All dogs and cats adopted from the shelter have been spayed or neutered, have a microchip, and age appropriate vaccinations. Dogs adopted from the shelter to Ingham County residents will also receive a dog license.
Frequently Asked Adoption Questions
- You can view our adoptable dogs and cats online here. You may submit on online inquiry on one of our adoptable pets, 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. All adoptions must start 30 minutes prior to shelter closing to ensure a quality adoption experience. The adoption process can take up to an hour depending on the animal you are looking to adopt. 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 PETCO, Soldan's, 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/neutered yet. All animals must be spayed/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.
We do require pictured identification for the adoption process.
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.