Kalamazoo Humane Society

3661 Easy Street

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

Phone:  (269) 345-1181

Fax:  (269) 345-1290

Email:  info@kazoohumane.org

Office Hours:

Closed through April 15, 2020

Pet Food Bank Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 10AM to 3PM

While supplies last

Surgery Hours:

Closed through April 15, 2020


Weather closures are posted to social media and WWMT Closings

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KHS Tax Exempt Number:  38-1474932 | Download our Nonprofit Letter Here

Aren't all humane societies shelters?

So, where can I go to adopt a pet?

Municipal Shelters

Most counties operate a stray animal shelter where lost, abandoned or unwanted pets end up. 


This is usually the first stop for animals looking for their owners or a new forever home. 


These shelters are typically open admission, and are mandated to take in all stray animals including sick, injured, aggressive and dangerous animals.

These animals need your help.  They may be at risk of euthanasia.  Many of them are highly adoptable pets who have simply lost their way home.

Local Rescue Groups

Local rescue groups are private groups that can choose what animals they take in, and do not take in strays.


Rescue groups give pet owners an option for rehoming a pet that can no longer be cared for.  They also accept animals transferred from municipal shelters or other animal rescue groups to help alleviate overcrowding in shelters.

Rescues house animals in shelters and/or with fosters.  Fostering is a rewarding way to care for an animal while trying to find it a forever home. 

The Internet

Many potential adopters have success by using internet searches to find animals.  By casting a wider net, you are more likely to find a specific breed or type of pet that you may be looking for.

Many local shelters and rescue groups utilize services such as PetFinder.com or AdoptAPet.com to advertise adoptable pets which gives them a larger base of potential adopters to match pets with.

Animals find forever homes all over the world using online searches.