Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Missaukee Humane Society’s mission is to benefit animals by providing education, guidance and shelter as needed in order to support a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for animals. Our commitment is to serve as a partner in creating and sustaining this environment for animals both in the shelter as well as in the community.
Goals for the Animal
Our goal is that each animal lives in a healthy and safe home that is most capable of meeting that animal’s needs. We will provide shelter for each animal in our care until such a home is found. We will provide ongoing support as needed throughout their lifetime.
Goals for the Community
Our services are designed toward helping the community feel confident in making an informed decision regarding their choices. When they choose to relinquish their animal, we help them successfully cope with their feeling of loss by providing assurance that their animal will be safe until there is an opportunity for the animal to be placed in a new home. We will assist the community in achieving the goal of a happy, healthy and rewarding relationship with their pet in order to avoid having to relinquish their pet. We will provide them with referrals for education, veterinary help and support services as needed.
Goals for the Adoptive Owner
We assist the adoptive owner in preparing for the joy and responsibility of adopting an animal by providing education and guidance on successfully meeting the challenges that are a natural part of the adoption process as they arise throughout the animal’s life.
All pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, heartworm tested, preventatives started, vaccinated including rabies if old enough, microchipped.
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.