Noah Project, Muskegon’s very first no-kill animal shelter, has played a key role in the rescue and adoption of over 8,000 homeless pets in our community since opening its doors in September of 2000. All cats and dogs at Noah Project are immunized, micro-chipped, fixed, and loved!

The Noah Adoption Process

Adoptions only happen after your application has been completed and then approved by our director. Please complete an application only if you meet all the requirements for a specific pet or list the type of pet you are interested in.

This form is quite detailed and will provide us with the information necessary to adopt. We will begin processing your application as soon as possible. Important steps in the process will include contacting your veterinarian, personal references, and landlords. Approved applications will be kept on file for up to 90 days.

If multiple applications are pending on the same animal, we will use our considerable experience to try to make the best match. All things being equal, the application with the best veterinary care will take precedence.

You will be informed of the approval status of your application. If your application has been rejected you will be informed of the reason(s) for rejection and actions you can take to be approved at some point in the future.

If your adoption is approved, a meet-and-greet will be scheduled to observe the compatibility between the new animal and any other animals or children in your home. Otherwise, a shelter staff member will contact you to discuss any questions you may have and schedule a date to pick up your new pet. Adoptions are generally not available to go home on the same day as the meet-and-greet.

Noah's Project's Shelter Director must approve your application before adoption.

Adoptions are generally not available to go home on the same day as the meet & greet.

For Cats: You will be able to visit with our cats in one of their “free-roaming” housing areas. Here’s hoping you’ll find your new best friend!

For Dogs: A staff member will escort you through the dog area. If you find one or more dogs you are interested in, a shelter staff member will bring the animal up to a visiting area where you can get to know each other better.