FAQ

Question:

​What is my first step if I want to adopt an animal?

Answer:

​Go to michelesrescue.com and fill out an adoption app for pre-approval. Once you are approved we can proceed with the adoption process.

Question:

What is included in the adoption fee?

Answer:

All animals are vaccinated, microchipped, frontlined, wormed, heartworm tested and most importantly spayed/neutered.

Question:

​What are your adoption fees?

Answer:

​Adoption fees are as follows:

  • Puppies & Dogs (to the age of 4): $250
  • Dogs 4-8: $200
  • Senior Dogs: $100
  • Kittens up to 1 year old: $100
  • Adult Cats (ages 1-8): $75
  • Senior Cats: $50

We accept cash or credit cards. If paying by credit card there is a $10 non-refundable transaction fee.

Question:

Hours of operation?

Answer:

​We are available from 8am-5pm Monday - Saturday. We are closed on Sunday to allow our fosters/volunteers time with their families:)

Question:

Where are you located?

Answer:

​We are foster based and our animals are located throughout West Michigan. Once you have filled out our pre-approval application we will set you up with and appointment, at the foster’s location, for a meet and greet.

We can also be found at:

  • Petsmart (28th Street & East Paris) from 10-3pm on Saturdays. You may call Petsmart, (616) 957-1409, in advance to find out when we are having events.
  • Family Farm & Home (Allendale) - (616) 895-2294. Check our Facebook page for adoption events.

Question:

Do you take owner surrenders and strays?

Answer:

We take all situations into consideration on a case by case basis. We will determine if we can accommodate an owner surrender or stray at that time.

Question:

What do I do if I don’t have a veterinarian and have never owned a pet?​ Can I still adopt?

Answer:

If you don’t have a veterinarian we can help direct you to veterinarians we currently use or that are located in your area.​ If you’ve never owned a pet approvals will be determined case by case.