Welcome to the Emmet County Animal Shelter

In an effort to protect the health of our volunteers....the Emmet County Animal Shelter will be closed to visitors starting Monday, March 16th until further notice.  

Applications can still be submitted online. Meet and greets will still be scheduled with approved applicants by appointment only. 

Any questions please call 712.209.1288

How can you help?

Financial contributions & donation of your time and talent will help create a safe, fun and friendly environment for the people and pets of our greater community to enjoy.

Donate food

Help support the animals of ECAS by sending the gift of food.
1 16.5 lbs bag of All Life Stages Cat Food will feed a 7-12 lb cat for 4+ months
1 40 lbs bag of All Life Stages Dog Food will feed a medium size dog for 2+ months
Sign up with autoship to deliver a bag of food to the animals of ECAS every (2-4 months) and get wholesale pricing.

Donate a Kuranda Shelter Bed

We are trying to provide our dogs with Kuranda ShelterBeds. A ShelterBed is a life-changing gift! Kuranda ShelterBeds are Made in the USA and are specifically designed to resist chewing and digging. These beds provide essential comfort to our pets -- helping them sleep better, reducing stress behaviors and increasing their chance for adoption! Best of all, the beds are easy to clean. That means less time cleaning runs, less time in the laundry room and more time walking dogs and playing with cats. To donate a bed, visit 

Emmet County Animal Shelter’s wish list at https://donate.shelterbeds.org/390510 


Adoption Application

Adoption Stories

Send us HAPPY TAIL adoption stories, inquire about our adoptable pets or learn how you can lend a hand to paws!

Meet & Greet

Please contact us to set up a meet-n-greet with one of our cuddly cats or dandy dogs!

We will introduce the pet to you and your family and have you complete a brief questionnaire, to ensure the pet is a good match for you and your living arrangements.