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Welcome to Mid-Michigan adopt-a-pet! We are glad you found your way here!

Please adopt a dog...  
~it matters to the one you save~


He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Cicero

He Created You

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done something," He replied. "I created you." ~The Animals' Savior Copyright Jim Willis 1999


The shelter is in need of LEASHES, LEASHES, LEASHES and collars. Often when a dog gets adopted, leash and collar goes too. We could also use pet carriers and crates of any size, so animals can be taken to vet. If you have one you aren't using anymore why not donate it shelter? Everyone would be so grateful!

Tips for you
1.never feel sorry or spoil  your dog
because he was homeless and in the shelter
just love them 
2.before you enter your house with your new dog,
take him or her for a long walk
so the dog can bond with you
3.watch the dog whisperer on
national geographic channel Fridays at 8pm
4. don't give your dog onions or grapes (raisins too)
they are toxic to dogs, chocolate is bad for dogs too

Here in this house.........................

I will never know the loneliness I hear
in the barks of the other dogs 'out there'.
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake
my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger,
or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold,
or grow weary from the heat.
I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness,
and be allowed to smell
all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.
Here in this house...

There will be an effort to communicate with me
on my level.
I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,
I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name
so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in joy,
and I will love the sound of it!
Here in this house...

I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used
to improve peoples' images of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am,
not someone's idea of who I should be.
I will never suffer for someone's anger,
impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need
to know to be loved by all.
If I do not learn my lessons well,
they will look to my teacher for blame.
Here in this house...

I can trust arms that hold, hands that
touch...knowing that, no matter what
they do, they do it for the good of me.
If I am ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
No matter what I look like, I will be considered
beautiful and thought to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old,
too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes,
be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house...

I will belong.
I will be home.


Read "The Journey" "In Their Words" and "How Could You"? essays here

Help homeless pets at Gratiot Animal Control HelpFurryFriends.com

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Dogs at the Isabella County Animal Control Shelter
1105 S. Isabella Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sat. 9 am - 2 pm, closed Sunday
Phone: 989-773-9721
Updated: November 23, 2014.
I try to update weekly.
 Thanks for looking!

Mid Michigan adopt a pet pictures taken by Jen Souva and Ann Dunnigan.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog, it is a good idea to bring any other dogs that will live with the dog to the shelter beforehand to make sure they get along.  Also, bring any children that will be around the dog to make sure the dog will behave properly around them.  This will prevent a dog from having to be returned for not working out in his new family. 

(note: if you want to adopt a pet from the Isabella County Animal Shelter, please visit the shelter as soon as possible. Euthenizing is done when space requires, therefore tomorrow may be too late. They do try to keep them as long as possible but their time is limited.) Please call the shelter for verification if you are driving any distance.

Available Now.
"Mandy" and "Sassy" both are 9 year old female Hound mixes. Very nice girls. Always been together.

In a foster home. Call Jen @ 989-506-1063.
ID 21680720 "Davey" 14 yr old male Chow mix. Adorable!! No cats.

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ID 22288449 "Morgan" 3 year old female Pitbull mix. Really nice, loving girl.

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ID 21827885 "Momo" 5 year old male Pitbull mix. A very sweet guy.

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ID 21296832 "Cartman" 1 year old male Whippet mix.

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ID 23937471 "Siva" 9 year old female Doberman Pinscher mix. She is a sweet girl.

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ID 23990776 "Granger" adult male Rottweiler mix. Wonderful boy.

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ID 23824963 "Peanut" 2 year old female Pitbull mix.

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ID 23964643 "Percy" 5 month old male Pitbull mix. Cute as can be.

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"Bert" Contact shelter for more information.

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ID 22128454 "Harrison" 1 1/2 year old male Lab mix.

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ID 21450708 "Dez" 2 year old male Pitbull mix. He came in with his brother "Jay".

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ID 23570730 "Chase" 4 year old male Terrier mix.

ID 23850226 "Glinda" 2 year old female Terrier mix.

if you need more info or adoption date
call Isabella County Animal Control

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ID 24150454 "Brittany" 5 year old female Great Dane. Sweet girl!!!

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ID 24163863 "Jasmine" 2 year old female Pitbull.

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ID 24155107 "Montage" 2 year old male Pitbull mix.

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ID 24243427 "Triton" 1 year old Shepherd mix. Great personallity. Has only 3 legs.

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ID 24324754 "Nitro Bear" 9 month old male German Shepherd mix.

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ID 24290419 "Barbara" 9 year old female Boxer mix. So much personality. Happy girl.

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ID 24235681 "Bella" 1 year old female Rotweiler mix.

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ID 23798480 "Clover" 5 year old male Pitbull mix.

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ID 24088837 "Commander Irwin" 9 month old male German Shepherd mix.

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ID 24289215 "Millie" 3 1/2 year old female Boxer mix.

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ID 23443477 "Piper" 6 month old female Doberman Pinscher mix.

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ID 24163855 "Vincent" 3 year old male Pitbull mix.

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ID 24125958 "Yogi" 4 year old male Pitbull mix.

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ID 24061629 "Leon" 2 year old male Hound mix.

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ID 23311771 "Sage" is a 3 year old female Terrier mix.