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.
•Takes in stray and unwanted dogs and cats
•Provides lost and found service
•Adopts out dogs and cats to new homes
•Sells dog licenses
•Enforces all state and county dog laws
•Provides shelter for dogs and cats under quarantine
The Miami County Animal Shelter is a county operated dog control agency
Mon-Fri 8 to 4
Wed 8 to 6
Sat 8 to noon
All dogs adopted will be given their first distemper and bordetella shot and first dose of dewormer medicine.
The $14.00 license fee is included in the above fees.
The $84.00 fee includes a $30.00 neuter deposit, All pets adopted are required to be neutered by the Vet of your choice within 45 days from the date of adoption or when the puppy/kitten reaches 6-7 months of age.
NEUTERING IS MANDATORY.
With each pet adopted, you will receive a coupon for a free health examination at the Vet of your choice within Miami County.
HOLD POLICY Anyone interested in adopting a dog that is within the 3-day holding period must complete a temporary adoption application. The animal shelter will contact the most suitable home at the end of the holding period.
CATS $40.00 un-neutered; $20.00 neutered
All cats adopted will be given their first distemper shot and first dose of dewormer medicine.
The neutering requirements and the free health exam coupon are the same as above.
Rescue Policy - The Miami Co. Animal Shelter is very happy to work with rescue groups however the following policy will apply. Our first priority is to place a pet in a good, permanent home. Rescue groups will be considered last resort adopters. Rescues may put their name on a dog and if the dog is not adopted in a timely manner and depending on space availability at the shelter, they will be called if we need them to adopt the dog. They are at no time to have first choice for a dog. Shelter personnel will decide at what point a dog will be placed in rescue.
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.