Reasons To Adopt A Pet

Animals are killed in shelters daily across the country

Ruby was adopted in 2018

You will save a life

The Manistee County Humane Society/Homeward Bound Animal Shelter is a NO Kill shelter. Healthy adoptable animals are available for adoption as long as it takes and will never be euthanized due to space or time at the shelter

Senior dogs are overlooked because they are deemed to be to old

Hairy was adopted in 2016, he was 8 years old

 If you adopt an adult pet, there's a possibility you can avoid some of the hassles related to house-training and teething, which are associated with puppies and kittens. Of course, if you prefer a puppy or kitten, shelters have plenty of those available as well 

Breeders charge hundreds to thousands for a dog

Litter of puppies that breeders will charge hundreds for each puppy

 You'll save money because adoption costs less than buying an animal from a pet shop or breeder 

There are many reasons why pets end up in shelters


 Perfectly "perfect" animals of all breeds, shapes, ages and sizes are available at shelters. Just because an animal ends up there doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them. They are just in need of a second chance 



 You just might meet your best friend 

It's all about that Fur


Love at first site

Check out our pets list


Animal Adoptions

We will not adopt out an animal as an outdoor pet. On occasion, we will have some cats that will qualify for the barn cat program. We will advertise when we have barn cats available 

You need me - I need you

Peanut and Jimmy


Jimmy and Peanut came to the shelter together. They have always been together since kittens. Both are declawed. They are looking for a home where they can stay together. They have a special adoption fee for the both. We will not separate them. 

Puss Puss


Puss Puss is a very sweet gal that came to the shelter with an old leg injury. She is declawed and she is an older gal. She is waiting for a someone to take her home. She is available for the senior to senior program. See our programs page for more information on our senior to senior program



Clarice is a funny gal that came to the shelter as an owner surrender. She is a little on the chubby side. She is playful but can also be a bit crabby. She will do best in a home without other animals. She is available for the senior to senior program 



Missy is a lovely Tortieshell that is very shy. She is not a cat that will let you pick her up. She will do great in a home where she can have the run of the house to catch you mice. She will come to you when she feels like it. She can be very lovable at times and will allow you to pet her. She will need a lot of time to warm up to you. Please give Missy a chance in your home. 

Boo Boo


Boo is a large handsome boy that came to the shelter through Animal Control. He had many wounds and a broken jaw. He has went through some training but will need continuous training in the home. He can be protective of food and toys. He will need to be in a home without children under the age of 15 and not be allowed around any children under 15 years of age. He needs a home with other dogs his size and NO Cats.  

Manistee County Humane Society

Manistee County Humane Society

Homeward Bound Animal Shelter

736 Paws Trail, PO Box 144

Manistee, MI. 49660