SERVING THE GREAT LAKES BAY REGION IN MICHIGAN
Are you ready to make a lifetime commitment to care for a pet? View our gallery of adoptable dogs and cats through the Great Lakes Bay Animal Society on PETFINDER.
Great Lakes Bay Animal Society (GLBAS) rescued dogs and cats are examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, parasite treated/tested, and spay/neutered if medically appropriate, before adoption. However, we cannot guarantee the future health of any of our animals. We try to assess the approximate age and breed of the pet but GLBAS cannot and does not guarantee breed or age of its fosters listed for adoption.
Submitting an application to GLBAS does not obligate you to adopt nor does it guarantee the foster will be adopted by you. GLBAS places the pet in the home that best fits each pet to assure a life-long bond between pet and family, not necessarily to the first applicant.
GLBAS strives to process adoption applications as soon as possible. It may take up to five (5) days to fully process your application. GLBAS consists completely of volunteers and, as such, can not always reply immediately.
Adopters of pets that are NOT already spay/neutered due to young age must sign a Spay/Neuter Agreement and pay a fee that will be refunded when proof of the veterinary spay/neuter is returned to GLBAS in accordance with the agreement.
Final decisions on adoptions are made based on GLBAS policy, interviews, and home visits.
Our adoption fees help provide medical care and services for our rescued pets. Fees are based on desirability of the breed, size, and age of individual pets. We also run special adoption fee events during the year.
Check the posting of each pet for the adoption fee.
Our goal is to match people with the right pet to assure a life time bond and forever homes for each pet. Thus, the first step for adopters is to complete and submit the Adoption Application.
The application, along with a phone interview to answer questions and a home visit before adoption, will provide us with information that helps us determine the best fit between the pet and adopter.
Note: For animals that are not in our GLBAS Foster Program, please direct inquiries and applications through the rescue or shelter where they are housed.
Once an adoption is final, new pet owners are encouraged to visit Pin Paws to sign up for a dynamic lost-pet notification tag and online pet profile. Owners can be contacted quicker in the event their pet goes missing. When a lost pet’s tag is accessed, the pet owner’s information is provided through the online profile and the owner receives a SMS message and email with the geo-location of their pet. That way, pets can be reunited with their owners faster.