Adopt a Pet

Shelter & Ownership Regulations

Do you have room in your heart to offer a forever home to a deserving pet? Due to the small size of the shelter, time is limited to find homes for the animals we have housed.

Residents are reminded that all dogs and cats must be registered with the City of Saginaw animal shelter and on a leash when outdoors. For more information about pet adoptions, registrations, and our leash law, email Saginaw Animal Services at (817) 230-0460 or (817) 230-0461.

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Adoption Regulations

All adoptions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Adoption fees are $40 per pet (this includes a microchip). A contract must be signed by the adopter agreeing they will spay / neuter the animal. All animals under 6 months of age shall be spayed / neutered as soon as they reach 6 months of age. Depending on the breed of the animal you are adopting, you may be required to pay for the rabies vaccinations and sterilization cost upfront, an appointment will be made by Staff and your adopted animal will be transported to the veterinarian for its procedure, you will be contacted by a Staff member with the appointment date and you will claim your adopted animal at the veterinarians office to go over after care instructions

The adopter must agree to get the pet a rabies vaccination within 5 working days for all animals over the age of 4 months. All vaccinations and any necessary medical treatments are the responsibility of the adopter. In addition, Saginaw residents adopting pets must also obtain a city pet license after a rabies vaccination has been given. This requirement is for the safety and well-being of the adopted animal.

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