Visit our Animals!

The Kent County Animal Shelter welcomes everyone to come and visit our animals, please feel free to stop in!!

Monday through Friday
9:30 am until 6:30 pm
9:30 am until noon and again 2 pm until 5:30 pm
We are closed Saturday and Sunday

We are closed for lunch from 1-2 pm
We stop adoptions and visitations one hour before the building closes.

Due to the high volume of interest generated by Petfinder, the staff will not be able to answer questions about the animals over the phone. Questions can be answered by a visit to the shelter or sending an email to

While we strive to keep our page current, please understand we are not able to guarantee a particular pet will be available for adoption when you visit.

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Our Featured Pets


Lady is a 2 year old, female, tan and white, American Staffordshire Terrier mix that is looking for a new home. She was transferred from another county in hopes of finding a new family to call her own.

Lady is a social dog, she likes being petted and playing with toys. She would love to have a crate at home to call her own and a spot reserved for her in the next training class!

If you would like to meet her please visit the animal shelter or send us an email with any questions you may have.

My name is Tux!! and I have been looking for a new family to call my own! I am a 5 year old, neutered male, black, Lab mix. I was brought to the shelter by my family when they were unable to care for me and I would love to find a new forever home. I am a very handsome guy and would love to find a family to call my own! I am a very friendly dog, I like spending time with people, I am very smart, all of the staff love working with me on my basic training and I walk pretty well on a leash too! I would love to find a new forever home soon, you can visit me at the shelter or send questions to the folks at the shelter they would love to talk to you about me!!


My name is Tigger, I was brought to the shelter after I was found by a kind person and I am ready to find a new home. I'm a gorgeous orange tabby, short hair, neutered male, and I am about 7 years old. I would love to keep you company on the couch, I love being petted and will make a great companion. Take me home and I promise to be a great friend & love you forever. I'd love to have a new home, come visit me at the shelter or send an email with any questions.

My name is Buttercup, and I want to go home! I want to play with toys, hop around and be petted and be your best friend!!! I am very friendly gal and would love to call you my new family.. I am a 1 year old, white and black, female, bunny and I want to go!! I will be an awesome addition to my new family. I am very patiently waiting for my new family and as nice as it is here I am really ready to go home!!! Please send an email or visit the shelter if you would like to meet me.

Who We Are

The Kent County Animal Shelter is dedicated to creating good relationships between animals and people. We strive to maintain a productive and responsible adoption program in addition to our county animal control role.

Adopting a friend

Adoption fees are as follows:
Thank you for the wonderful support and helping us find homes for over 1,000 animals the last few months. We were fortunate to have received a grant to assist with our adoption fees from the BISSELL Pet Foundation.


Kitten adoption (4 months and younger) $40, includes spay/neuter

Cat adoption ( 5 months and older) $5 includes spay/neuter


Dog adoption fee: $70
2015 License Fee- $6-12.00
Dog spay/neuter fee: $39-61, the fee depends on male/female and size of the dog

Senior Citizens (62 and Over) pay a $6.00 license fee for dogs,

**Any animal available for adoption will be spayed or neutered before going home.**

Please consider adopting a companion from us. These pets are willing and able to be your friend for life!

Come Visit Us!

The Kent County Animal Shelter is located at 740 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am until 6:30 pm. We stop adoptions and visitations 1 hour before we close and are closed 1-2pm for lunch. We are closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. If you have any questions about the animals listed please feel free to email or stop down in person. Unfortunately due to the high interest in our pets we are unable to answer questions over the phone.

Also please take a moment to view Pets Incredibles helpful pet ownership videos available on DVD!

Help Us Out!

Kent County Animal Shelter
740 Fuller Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 632-7300

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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