Berrien County Animal Control Shelter

Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are available for adoption near you. Meet your new best friend here at the Berrien County Animal Control Shelter. The Berrien County Animal Control Shelter provides a compassionate haven for hundreds of animals, ensuring their well-being and comfort during their stay. The shelter actively promotes animal adoptions and foster programs, orchestrates volunteer services, conducts vaccination clinics, and engages in various initiatives to enhance the overall welfare of the animals in its care.

1400 S. Euclid
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
telephone: 269-927-5648

Pet Adoption:

Dogs and cats are available for adoption at this shelter. To schedule an appointment to meet the dogs and cats in person, call 269-927-5648.

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Browse the cats and kittens available for adoption.

Lost and Found Pets:

If you have lost your dog or cat or found a stray pet in Berrien County, Michigan, call the shelter at 269-927-5648 to file a report.

Dog Licenses in Berrien County:

Michigan law mandates the licensing of all dogs aged four months and older, with a requirement for licensing newly acquired dogs within 30 days. To purchase a dog license in Berrien County, residency in the county is a prerequisite.

Starting in 2023, licensing transitions from a calendar year renewal to align with the renewal date based on the pet’s rabies vaccination date. For 2022 one-year licenses, there’s amnesty until the dog’s 2023 rabies vaccination date. Three-year licenses align with the corresponding 3-year rabies vaccination due date.

For instance, if a dog received a 1-year vaccination in May 2022, the 2022 one-year dog license lasts until May 31, 2023. If a dog has a current 3-year license issued in 2021 or 2022, it aligns with the 3-year rabies vaccination date. Opting for a 1-year dog license with a 3-year rabies vaccine means the license renews annually on the vaccine anniversary.

A $20.00 delinquent fee applies to dog licenses deemed delinquent 30 days after the vaccination or anniversary date. Renewal notices, mailed 30 days before the rabies vaccination month, aid dog owners, but not receiving one doesn’t waive the delinquent fee.

Service dogs, per the Americans with Disabilities Act, qualify for a fee-free 1-year license if they perform specific tasks. Therapy and emotional support dogs don’t qualify. Denied requests lead to regular license fees.

Dog licenses can be purchased online from Berrien County Animal Control.

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1400 S. Euclid
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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