Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement

Adopt a Pet

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.

  1. Find a pet you want to adopt: Our animals are advertised all over. Check out PetFinder at, or view our adoptable pets from our Facebook Page at The best way to look is to come in. Once here, get the animal out of its cage, see how it interacts with you and make your decisions.
  2. Apply for the animal: We will need your driver's license, and you will be required to fill out an application at our office.
  3. 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.

Adoption Fees

Dogs (over 6 months) cost $160
Puppies (6 months or less) cost $190

This fee covers a 1 year rabies vaccination, puppy booster vaccinations, deworming, flea preventative, heartworm test (if dog is 1 year of age or older), dog license, microchip, and spay/neuter! 

All cats/kittens cost $80

This fee covers a 1 year rabies vaccination, booster vaccinations, deworming, flea preventative, microchip, FeLV/FIV test and spay/neuter!

*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.

Payment Methods

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.

Animal Services & Enforcement
1316 Lamont Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
PH: 269-383-8775
FAX: 269-383-8713
Director: Chad Ensign


Adoption/Viewing Hours:
Mon - Fri
10 am to 12:30 pm
2 pm to 4:30 pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 4:30 pm

Sat/Sun and Holidays