AuSable Valley Animal Shelter is a privately-funded Shelter!
THANK YOU for visiting our site, and for considering pet adoption!

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The Animal Shelter of Crawford County (dba AuSable Valley Animal Shelter) is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In July of 2007, we moved into our brand new shelter, just a few miles north of Grayling, Michigan, adjacent to the fairgrounds. Entrance is east off of Old US 27. We hope you will stop in and visit us soon! Our hours are Monday through Saturday 10-3, Sunday 10 to noon. Our phone is (989) 348-4117.

Our Mission: "To provide shelter, care and adoption services for homeless animals; to guarantee life to all healthy animals, and to all sick, injured or vicious animals where medical or behavioral intervention would alter a poor or grave prognosis; and to provide information about the benefits of spaying and neutering."

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Show your support for our shelter and animals by placing an ad on our website! It's affordable and easy to do. To find out more, e-mail the AVAS Board of Directors.


We continue to raise funds through various events and activities. All donations are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and not a county funded agency. Donations may be sent to: AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 384, Grayling, MI 49738-0384.

Donations are also needed for daily operating expenses.

If you would like to help feed the animals, we accept donations of the following dog foods: Pedigree Adult Small Crunchy Bites and Purina Adult Dog Food in the green bag only; Purina brand cat foods and Diamond dog foods. We also accept donations of Whiskas brand dry cat food and kitty litter. We try to keep all the animals on a steady diet of one brand of food to avoid digestive problems, so we prefer sticking with these brands. Donations of clean old blankets, pillows and towels are always welcome, as well as toys and treats for both cats and dogs. We accept return deposit beverage cans and bottles AND your Spartan UPC labels for redemption. The UPCs can be mailed to us at our P.O. Box address. THANK YOU!

Animal Shelter of Crawford County dba AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 384
5786 Fairground Lane
Grayling MI 49738-0384
Phone: (989) 348-4117
e-mail shelter director: Cheryl Postma
e-mail the board of directors: AVAS Board

This site designed and maintained by the dogs and cats of AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. If you have suggestions or complaints, see Trixie the German Shepherd in Kennel 26. And bring a sirloin steak. You've been warned.