About Us

Adopting A Friend

Our adoption process:

If you are interested in any of our adoptable animals, please visit our facility and fill out an adoption survey.  We require all adopters to go through an adoption consult with one of our adoption counselors before adopting from us.  If you decide not to adopt the day you have your first consult, your approval is valid for 6 months.  If you have questions about our adoption process or policies, please contact us at (616)453-8900 or adoptions@hswestmi.org.

Our normal adoption fees:

  • Kitten (2-5 months old):  $95
  • Cat (5 months - 7 years old):  Fee waived
  • Rabbit:  $30 for males, $50 for females
  • Guinea Pigs:  $10
  • Pocket Pet (mouse, hamster, etc.):  $5
  • Birds:  Prices vary based on type - call or email for more details
  • Puppy (2-5 months old):  $300* (included in the fee is a 6 week puppy class)
  • Dog (5 months - 7 years old):  $175*

*if you live in Kent County and the dog/puppy is old enough for a rabies vaccine, we are required to issue a Kent County dog license for an additional $12 (half price if you are over 60 years old).


Who We Are

Humane Society of West Michigan, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, assists over 8,000 animals annually. We are 100% donor-funded! We receive no funding from the government or national animal welfare organizations. Caring individuals and businesses in our community support our mission to rescue hurt, abused and abandoned animals and find them new forever homes. Additional programs help reduce pet overpopulation, provide assistance to low income pet owners, behaviorally assess animals and reunite lost pets with their owners.

For 130 years, Humane Society of West Michigan has operated under a seemingly simple mission, one that we feel provides both animals and those who care for them with an irreplaceable resource.
To promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement and protection.
Our vision is to build a more compassionate community where all animals are given the care they deserve.

Come Visit Us

Adoptions at HSWM are first come first served, and are walk in only.

Our normal adoption hours are:

Monday: Closed to Public

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday- Sunday:  11:00am-4:00pm

Please note:  Adoption consults end 30 minutes prior to closing time each day.


We admit animals by appointment only, so if you need to re-home your pet please call (616)453-8900 or email admitting@hswestmi.org

Contact Humane Society of West Michigan


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