About Us


Please visit our Official Web Site, www.lenhumanesoc.org, for information about our shelter, special needs, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities!



Adopting A Friend


In order to adopt a pet from LHS, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt. Animals cannot be adopted as gifts for someone outside your residence.
  • You must have your Landlord's permission to have an animal if you rent. An LHS representative will call yor landlord to verify any pet restrictions. Certain breeds up for adoption are restricted to Home Owners only.
  • All animals presently owned by you must have a good vet care history. This includes necessary vaccines, heartworm testing and prevention for your dog(s), and necessary vaccines and Leukemia/FIV testing for your cat(s), no exceptions.
  • You must provide us with at least 2 character references that know you well but do not reside in the same household. Only one family member, please.

The Lenawee Humane Society reserves the right to refuse adoptions to anyone. Each one of our animals has different needs and we try to place them accordingly. Please understand that completing an adoption application does not guarantee you will be approved.

No animals will be adopted to prospective owners who mislead our staff or fail to provide accurate information on the adoption application.

Please allow a minimum of 1 hour for us to complete the adoption process once you arrive at our shelter and have filled out an application for adoption. This allows us to ensure our animals are going to loving homes and also to answer any questions you may have. You may fax or e-mail an adoption application to us at any time to get a head start on the approval process. We keep submitted applications on file for one year.

All adoptions stop at 4:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and will continue the approval process for any submitted applications on our next business day.


Adoption Prices are as follows:



  • Under 1 year of age = $150
  • 1 year to 7 years = $100
  • 7 years and older = $50



  • Under 1 year of age = $75
  • 1 year to 7 years = $50
  • 7 years and older = $25


All of our animals are current on age-appropriate vaccinations and tests. All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered and microchipped before leaving our facility.


Please visit our Official Web Site for more information and to find an Adoption Application: www.lenhumanesoc.org .

Who We Are

The Lenawee Humane Society (LHS) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to caring for unwanted animals and providing them with preventative medical treatment, food, and shelter until we can find them a new home. Founded in 1921, the Lenawee Humane Society is incorporated by the State of Michigan but receives no government support. LHS is supported solely by adoption fees, donations, and membership dues. As a Society, we believe that all life should be revered and that all living creatures should be treated with kindness and respect.

Animals place up for adoption reside at LHS indefinitely. Animals are not euthanized except in cases of extreme aggression, unrelievable suffering, or terminal illness.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture's Animal Health Division regularly inspects our shelter to ensure that we meet government standards of housing and care.


What We Do

  • Accept stray and owned animals that are no longer wanted as space allows
  • Match animals with properly screened adopters
  • Maintain a Lost & Found file
  • Promote Spaying & Neutering to control pet overpopulation
  • Answer pet-related questions via telephone or e-mail
  • Conduct pet therapy visits to local nursing homes
  • Provide educational programs to elementary schools, child daycare facilities, and nursery schools
  • Forward cruelty complaints to the appropriatelaw enforcement agencies for investigation
  • Assist law enforcement agencies in prosecuting animal cruelty cases
  • Distribute literature for educational purposes
  • Rent out Live Catch Traps to area residents
  • Operate a quality pet supply store

Come Visit Us

Location: 705 West Beecher Street, Adrian MI 49221

Contact by Phone: 517-263-3463

Contact by Fax: 517-265-3837

Contact by E-mail: adoption@lenhumanesoc.org. 


Hours of Operation

  • Adoption Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday - 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CLOSED Sunday and Monday.

  • Pawpourri Store Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLOSED Sunday and Monday.


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