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If you are looking for a new furry family member for your home, please consider adopting from one of our area shelters. There are thousands of pets each year in Northern Michigan who lose their family for one reason or
another. Rescue is love!

From the Little Traverse Bay Humane Shelter

Hi, my name is Minister and I’m a one and a half year old German Shepherd, probably a mix, although I think I look pretty close to the real thing-close enough anyway to convince Shepherd lovers I hope. I’m a sweet guy with everyone I meet except cats. No cats for me. And due to my extra large size and greedy eating habits, everyone thought young children wouldn’t be a good idea. If you have another dog, please feel free to bring him or her in for a meet and greet. I’m on restriction at this time so I’m not suppose to overexert myself. Leash walk only and that sort of thing. I guess it will be a few months before I can be really active again. My staff will explain the details to you when you come in for a visit. I guarantee you’ll be impressed with my fairly good manners and extremely handsome self. In return, I can hardly wait to meet my new forever family. I sure hope it’s you!

I’m so petite that it’s difficult to imagine that I was a mama cat once upon a time. And even though I’m no longer a mother and can never have a family of kittens again, I still like to watch over and comfort the little babies that come through here. I love them all so much and cannot get enough of their little kisses and purrs. I have a very loving nature and I hope that my new forever family will appreciate this. My name is Bubbles and I’m a sweet little grey tiger cat. I was found as a stray and hope with all my big loving heart that I’ll soon have a forever home of my own. Purrs and kisses and kisses and purrs.

The LTBHS located on West Conway Road, between Petoskey and Harbor Springs is a no kill shelter that helps find homes for over 500 dogs and cats each year. The LTBHS is completely funded thru donations. All pets adopted from LTBHS are neutered and have received a vet check and shots. For more information about all pets available for adoption or to donate, visit them online at www.ltbhs.com

Cherryland Humane Society

Meet our Pet of the Week Rascal!
He is a 12 year old, male that came to CHS as a surrender, could no longer be cared for by his previous family.
Rascal loves to be close to his people. He will curl up in the cutest little ball and nap next to you. Of course there has to be a cozy bed around.
He loves his pets, snuggles, and treats. His personality is very calm, relaxed, friendly, smart and happy little dude.
Rascal is a wonderful companion, he would be a perfect best friend.
He does well with cats, kids, and new people. A mature more relaxed home would be the best for Rascal.

Come in for a visit or you can check them out on our website, CherrylandHumane.org.

Cherryland Humane Society is a private, no kill animal shelter servicing Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. We are an independent, 501-C, non profit organization. CHS is dependent on donations, fundraising activities, estates, planned giving, memorials and occasional grants for operation. Visit our available pets online at cherrylandhumane.org



Beau was found stray. The family that found him make several attempts to find his owner, but were unsuccessful. Beau is a very friendly cat who loves to be held and cuddle in your arms and has been waiting patiently for just the right person to cuddle with. Because Beau has been use to being outdoors, he may try to get outside at first in a new home-beware please!
An adult home will be best for him where he can be watched closely until he adjusts to being an indoor cat only. This handsome guy is just ten months old. He is a gray/brown tabby with the most beautiful eyes. If you would like to adopt Beau, go to our website at www.acpaw.org and fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire.
AC PAW was founded in 1995 to give animals a second chance at life. The non-profit, no-kill shelter started as a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease and death. AC PAW has now rescued over 6,000 animals in the northern Michigan region and services the five-county Grand Traverse area.


Help From My Friends

Katy is such a nice cat and would make a great friend for someone!
She is 3 years old, spayed, tested negative for FeLV & FIV, up to date on vaccines and microchipped.

If you’re interested, please call the center at (231) 533-4070.For more information visit helpfrommyfriends.org or facebook.com/walhfmfpetcrisiscente



From the Charlevoix Humane Society

Meet Millie. She has found her confidence and although still a bit unsure of new people she has shown signs of her true self. She is such a sweetheart! Millie needs a family that will give her lots of love, hugs and kisses. She loves to play fetch and spend time in the sunshine! Millie can easily climb a 6 foot fence so perhaps an underground fence would be best. She will be a wonderful companion for a family that is looking for a forever pet. Millie is very fond of the other dogs. Millie will need an active family to wear her out.
The Charlevoix Human Society’s mission is to practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. As such, we are committed to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment of injured, ill, neglected or abused animals. For more information on pets that are available for adoption or to donate, visit the shelter at 614 Beardsley Street in Boyne City or online at www.charlevoixhumane.org


From AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

My name is Sierra and I’m looking for a family to call my own. I’m a mixed breed and I am four years old. Just because I’m four doesn’t mean I’m going to be good on my leash. I might pull just to warn you but with some time and patience I bet I could catch on! Even though I’m an adorable dog, I lack confidence and I’m a bit nervous around kids so I would need my family’s kids to be a little older. I hope you can understand and just love me. I’m very good with other dogs, but I could care less about cats. Cats are sneaky, so if they’re living with me, just don’t let them take my toys. Oh, and I really love toys so please make sure I have plenty! I’m ready for you to make room for me in your loving home so what are you waiting for?

For more information, please call the shelter at (989) 348-4117 or e-mail: avascares@yahoo.com

AuSable Valley Animal is a privately funded nonprofit animal shelter. We are a No Kill facility and stray center for dogs within Crawford county and a closed admission No Kill cat shelter. Our main goals are rehab and rehome, education, and animal welfare within our community.
Visit us online at

From Cheboygan County Humane Society

Tink is a 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier. She is spayed, chipped and UTD on shots, adoption fee is $90.00. Tink prefers females over males, and needs a slow introduction to new people. We feel that Tink would be best being the only pet in her new home, with a female owner. She is still very high energy and loves to go for long walks. She is house trained and walks well on leash.

Please visit their website at cheboyganhumanesociety.org. Or stop by the shelter at 1535 Hackleburg Road, Cheboygan. Call 231-238-8221 for more information. Shelter hours are Mon-Fri 9-4pm and Saturday noon-4pm.