Michele’s Rescue is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and are currently not taking out of state applications. To begin the adoption process for Michele’s Rescue you are required to fill out this adoption application. All form fields are required and by submitting you are stating that all information is true. Upon adopting the animal you will be required to fill out a legal binding contract*.

To begin your application for pre-approval click HERE for Cats or HERE for Dogs.

*ALL adopters must be 21 years of age. WE DO NOT ALLOW OUTDOOR CATS. IF YOU CURRENTLY OWN OUTDOOR CATS OR INTEND ON ADOPTING A CAT FOR AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR OR OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED. All animals in your home (previous animals included) must be spayed / neutered, up-to-date on CORE required vaccines as well as being on heartworm prevention. Flea and tick prevention are highly recommended. Those who do not own their own home will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Most dogs are NOT candidates for apartment living and thus will rarely be approved. All adopters must provide proof of home ownership (property tax statement, mortgage statement, deed etc.). Owned condominiums require proof of Home Owners Association rules and regulations regarding pets and may not be approved or appropriate for every dog. Please note: we believe in FOREVER not WHENEVER! Fenced in yards are not required across the board but some dogs will require a physical fence and it will say in their profile.

If you have questions about adoption fees or our process, please visit our FAQ page by clicking here.