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Oceana County Animal Shelter

2185 W. Baseline Rd
Shelby, MI 49455
(231) 861-5395

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.

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We are a small rural, county shelter in Oceana County, MI. We serve Oceana County.
We cover an area of 524 square miles and a population of about 28,000.
We have room for 15 dogs and 7 cats. We do take volunteers, so, please come on in and take one of our pets for a walk around our property today.

Our Adopt a Pet site is maintained by Local Animal Shelter Support, Inc. (LASSI) a Michigan non-profit and 501(c)3.

About Our Shelter:

Animal Control Staff
Currently, we have only two county employees who work within the Department of Animal Control. Both are highly qualified and caring individuals.

Come Meet our Pets:

We are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., except holidays. We are happy to schedule appointments at other times to see the animals we have available. If we are not available when you call, please leave a brief message with your name and number and we will be happy to return your call. We are located on Baseline Road, between Hart and Shelby, about one mile east of Oceana Drive, on the south side of the road by the airport.

Our Adoption Process:

DOGS/puppies: $95.00 if not spayed/neutered when they arrive at the shelter.
In return for your adoption fee you will receive: $60.00 worth of certificates. $50.00 toward the cost of the spay or neuter of the adopted animal ($50.00 from Oceana County which is required by Michigan State law.) and $10.00 towards the rabies vaccine.

The adoption fee for dogs that are already fixed when they arrive at the shelter is $50.00 and includes a certificate for $10.00 towards a rabies vaccine.

CATS/kittens: $35.00 if not spayed/neutered. In return for your adoption fee you will receive certificates paying for the spay/neuter, and $10.00 towards the rabies vaccine.

The adoption fee for a cat or kitten that is already fixed is $10.00 which comes with a $10.00 certificate towards the rabies vaccine.

The law requires that all dogs and cats adopted from a shelter be spayed or neutered.

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.