The City of Grand Rapids Animal Control Shelter is managed by the Grand Rapids Police Department. We house animals for the Itasca County Sheriff's Department, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the Town of Cohasset. We, under state statute are not a no-kill facility, but we do strive to adopt out every deserving pet in our facility. We do this because we realize how important pets are in people's lives, and we aim to do the right (humane) thing.
Come Meet our Pets:
You need to make an appointment with the Police Department to meet our animals available for adoption. Please contact Aimee Martin to see our pets.
Our Adoption Process:
We do not have a fee system with our department. There is no cost to adopt an animal. We do strongly recommend that you have your pet spayed or neutered immediately after adoption. Adopting a pet is a long-term commitment, and we ask that you not return your adopted pet on a whim. Animals go to good homes only, no brokers or laboratories.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.