Berrien County Animal Control provides services in the manner of an animal shelter and the administration/law enforcement of animal affairs.
Our Mission Statement
To Strive for Excellence, Maintaining the Highest Quality of Life for Humans and Animals by: Protecting and Serving the Residents of Berrien County, Enforcing State and County Laws, Providing Education to Promote Pet Responsibility, Spaying/Neutering of Companion Animals.
Interested in seeing what animals are available for adoption? Join our Facebook group! Just search for "Adoptable Animals of Berrien County Animal Control" and request to be added to the group. You will usually be added and get confirmation within 24 hours. Once you are a member, you can stay up to date on news and information as well as see photos and bios of all of our beautiful animals waiting for their forever home!
Adoptions of dogs and cats (including kittens and puppies) are available to the public. The adoption fee for dogs is $50 or $25 if already spayed/neutered; the adoption fee for cats is $30 or $10 if already spayed/neutered. Receive $50 back after having your dog spayed/neutered and $25 back for your cat after having spayed/neutered.
Lost as well as found pets may be reported to the Animal Control Department. Contacting the Animal Control Department could save your pet's life. Your license tag is your pet's ticket home. For information on how to obtain a license, please visit our Dog Licenses page.
Donations are always needed and appreciated. Material donations most needed are:
Adult Cat/Dog Food
Brooms and mops
Hay & Grain
Cash donations will go toward the building fund, medical supplies, medical care, and upkeep of the animal.
Berrien County Courthouse
811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Berrien County Administration Center
701 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085