Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Who We Are

The Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter is dedicated to the welfare of the animals and safety of the citizens in Tuscola County. The Tuscola County Animal Shelter is located in a very rural area and consists of 12 dog kennels and 7 cat cages. Please note that animals are taken in by appointment only! We work very hard to place our animals, but unfortunately not all animals are placed and some have to be humanely euthanized due to limited space and funding.


All dogs must be licensed by 4 months of age. Please remember that a license sitting in an envelope in a drawer does not do any good. The license is your dog's ticket home. If we pick up a dog with a license we are able to immediately get him/her back home to their family. If the license is lost, it is free to replace within the calender year.

Spay/Neuter Your Pets!!! There are not enough homes for all of the pets currently in shelters, rescues, and humane societies. Please help end the hurt by getting your pet fixed. Only when we reduce the population of pets born every year can we become a no kill nation!

Adopting a friend

If you are interested in adopting a pet please fill out the adoption application listed below. The adoption application is required before you can adopt a pet. This is for the benefit of your family and our pets. The application tells us about the applicant and helps guide us in placing the correct animal in the right forever home. Once a COMPLETED application is received, a representative of TCACS will review your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. TCACS reserves the right to refuse an application. By filling out an application, you are not obligated to adopt an animal from us and you are not guaranteed one of ours. It normally takes 2-10 days to process the application.

Donations Are Always Appreciated!

Items on our wishlist are:

Cleaning Items

* Bleach, Dishsoap, Laundry Detergent, Pine Sol, scented wax cubes/wickless fragrance cubes, electric wax warmers, Used Bath and Hand Towels and Washcloths.

Dog Items

* Treats, Toys, Kong Toys, Rawhide Chews, Used Blankets and Sheets for Bedding, Pedigree or Purina Dry Dog Kibble, Stainless Steel Water Buckets, Kuranda Beds (See Below for Kuranda Bed Donations)

Cat Items

* Canned Cat Food, Dry Cat Food, Scoopable Cat Litter, Cat Beds, small blankets, rugs, Toys, Treats

Donate a BedWe use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here.

Come Visit Us!

Adoption and Viewing Hours are:

Monday - Friday from 9:30-11:00AM & 2:00- 4:00PM

Saturdays from 9:30-11AM

Please note that all animal drop offs must be made by appointment only.

Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter
2738 W. Caro Road
Caro, MI 48723
Phone: 989-672-3863

Email: tcac@tuscolacounty.org
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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If interested in adopting, please fill out the adoption application below. Please Note: if you do not fill out the form completely, it will not allow you to submit the application.

Which animal are you interested in?
What is your address?
What is the best number to reach you at?
Email Address:
What is your date of birth?
Name of Employer with address and phone number.
Who is currently living in your home? Adults
Children Under 5
Children Over 5
Are you expecting a child/planning a family? Yes
Are the other members of your household in agreement with the adoption? Yes
Haven't Discussed
Who are you adopting this pet for? Yourself
Someone Else
If you are adopting for someone else, please explain.
What is your reason for adopting? Please check all that apply. Favorite Breed and/or color
Couldn't Resist
Teach Responsibility
To Breed
Felt sorry for the animal
Have you ever adopted in the past? If so, from whom and when?
Please list your veterinarian and a contact phone number for them
Can you afford regular veterinary care for the pet?
Can you afford to provide care if the animal needs surgery, is ill, or in case of an emergency?
Do you agree to have annual checkups and all vaccinations administered by a licensed veterinarian?
Do you agree to comply with all laws regarding animals in your state, county, and township?
Please list all pets that you have had in the past five years. Please list each by name, breed, sex, spayed or neutered, Current on shots, and where they are now.
If you have an animal in your residence, and you have introduced it to a new animal how did your pet react? No Animals Currently
Difficult Adjustment
Have not introduced to new animals
Will anyone be home for the new animal?
How long will the animal be left alone and where will it stay?
Where will the new animal be housed?
Is your yard completely fenced in and what type? Please check all that apply. No
Split Rail
Privacy Fence
Do you currently rent or own your home? Rent
If renting, please provide a name and contact number for your landlord.
What type of home? Apartment
Mobile Home
Have you checked your area for breed restrictions? Please explain what restrictions there are.
Do you plan on doing obedience training with your new dog? Yes
What method will you use to deter destructive behavior (chewing, relieving in the house, etc)?
How often and what type of exercise do you plan on giving the pet?
If you move in the future, what will you do with the animal?
I certify that the above information is correct and true to the best of my knowledge. Yes

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