Adoption Policies


 Adoption Application in WORD

1. Animals will not be adopted to persons who have had repeated contact with Alcona County Sheriff Department (animal control) or court because of neglect or abuse issues or domestic violence; nor to persons who have not completed previous adoption contracts with AHS or who have surrendered an animal to AHS or another shelter.
2. Adopter will agree to have their pet spayed or neutered within 30 days of adopting, except for puppies and kittens, (to be completed when animal is old enough.) Adopter will notify and show proof (receipt) of procedure to AHS.
3. If adopter is unable to keep their pet, they will return the animal to AHS immediately. You will be put on our “No adopt” list if you re-home your adopted animal.
4. Animals will not be adopted out that are to be given as gifts, except those from a parent or legal guardian to a domicile minor child.
5. All cats and dogs adopted must be kept as indoor pets only, unless approved by Shelter Manager.
6. Animals will not be adopted to minors. Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.
7. All current and previous animals must be or have been kept up to date on all vaccinations AND you must have an established veterinarian. All animals in the home that are of age must be spayed/neutered.
8. When adopting a dog, all other dogs in the home must come to do a meet and greet to ensure they will get along.
9. All residents of the home must agree and be informed of the adoption as well as coming to the shelter to meet the animal; especially children.
10. AHS will hold an animal for 24 hours with total adoption fee and a completed application to ensure the best home for the animal.
11. All landlords will be informed about the adoption by AHS before the animal is to leave AHS. All applicants must have permission from their landlord and provide a copy of the lease agreement.

Adoption Costs


1 spay/neutered feline- $65 adoption fee
1 unaltered feline- $75: $25 adoption fee
$50 spay/neuter deposit

1 spay/neutered canine- $100 adoption fee
1 unaltered canine- $150: $75 adoption fee AND
$75 spay/neuter deposit

*Deposits will be paid back in full once proof of spay/neuter is presented.
*All adoptions include microchipping, proof of negative feline leukemia test, distemper vaccine and deworming records.

Spay and Neuter Incentive Program = SNIP   

    SNIP- Alcona Humane Society will help pet owner pay for spay or neuter.

Requirements: 15 hours volunteer time at the shelter for credit towards spay or neuter of cat or dog, to be completed within 30 days.  Applicant must be 18 years old.