Ionia County Animal Shelter

saving lives, one paw at a time ...


Please note, our new web address is, please click the link & bookmark the page!

We now have electronic adoption applications, fill them out online and they will be emailed to us. YOU MUST answer every question, if a question does not apply to you, put NA in the box. The application will not submit if you leave a required field blank. If you do not receive a copy of the application, it did not submit.

Please note, our new web address is We encourage people to VOLUNTEER their time to help with the daily task of keeping our animals in a comfortable pleasant environment. We welcome DONATIONS of canned dog and cat food, bleach, laundry soap, collars, leashes, cat litter, cleaning supplies, dog treats and toys. Your donations are greatly appreciated! Right now, we are especially in NEED of cat litter or canned cat and dog food.

If you have lost a dog or cat recently and have any unused FLEA/TICK applications or Heartworm Preventative instead of throwing away consider donating it to our shelter. We try to keep the fleas to a minimum but we only receive these items by your kind donations. Please contact the shelter for additional needed items. We can be reached at 616 527-9040 - press "O" for the operator to get right through without listening to the recorded messages.

Ionia County Animal Shelter is proud to be a "Partner for Pets"! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization. What's more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!

It's Simple:

1. Shop pet products on
2. Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
3. Select our organization!

Available Pets

Click the button below to meet the adorable adoptables waiting for their forever homes. Is your new best friend waiting here for you?

Happy Tails

Meet the wonderful pets that were adopted and are living the good life in their wonderful forever homes!



Saturday - Monday CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday & Friday
By Appt Only: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Ionia County Animal Shelter
3853 Sparrow Drive
off of David Highway
Ionia, MI 48846


Phone 616.527.9040
Central Dispatch 616.527.0400
(Call for Animal Control complaints)
Email Us At:

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saving lives one paw at a time ...

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