Adopting an animal is a legal process in which the ownership of an animal is transferred from Kalamazoo County Animal Services to an individual or a rescue agency. All adoptable/available animals which go unclaimed by an owner may be adopted.
- Find a pet you want to adopt: Our animals are advertised all over. Check out PetFinder, our FaceBook page and our YouTube Channel. W also produce a weekly show every Thursday which airs on Public Access Television (Channel 98 for local viewers). The best way to look however is to just come in. Once here, get the animal out of its cage, see how it interacts with you and make your decisions.
- Apply for the animal: We will need your driver's license, and you will be required to fill out an application at our office.
- Pay and Take Home: On the day the animal you have applied for becomes available, you may pay anytime between 8:00am to 11:00am and take it home as determined at the time of payment.
All dogs/puppies cost $147.00:
The fee covers a 1 year rabies vaccination, puppy booster vaccinations, heartworm test (if dog is 1 year of age or older), Dog License, spay/neutering, exit exam and Microchip.
All cats/kittens cost $97.00 for males or females:
The Fee covers a 1 year rabies vaccination, booster vaccinations, spay/neutering, exit exam and Microchip.
Spay/Neutered cats/kittens cost $57.00:
The Fee covers a 1 year rabies vaccination, booster vaccinations, exit exam and Microchip.
*501(c)(3) Rescues and Licensed Shelters may pay different fees. Please call if you belong to one of these types of groups for current Rescue and Shelter rates.
Fees must be paid in full prior to the completion of the adoption and in person. Phone and internet transactions are not available at this time.
Fees may be paid via Credit/Debit Cards, Checks (no starter checks, must be numbered 1000 or over), Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, or Cash.
We do not accept MI Bridge/EBT Cards, Starter Checks, Foreign Currency, or American Express Cards.
Animal Services & Enforcement
2500 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Director: Steve Lawrence
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8am to 1pm, 2pm to 4:30pm
8am to 1pm, 2pm to 7pm
Sat, Sun and Holidays
Kennel Closed 12:30pm-2pm Daily