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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

My name is Lucy and I’m a lovely less than two year old Pointer mix. I was a rescue dog and you can’t imagine how grateful I am about leaving my previous situation. It’s somewhat obvious that I was a mom not too long ago, but whatever became of my pups is unknown to me. I try not to let it break my heart because I wish the best for them. My purpose now is to find a forever home for me. I like cats and children just fine, but dogs are another matter. I find it difficult to get along with them, so it looks like my future is to be an only dog. I know I won’t mind because then all the doggy attention would be just for me. So if having only one dog is what you desire, then I’d more than happy to fill that wish.


My name is Ashton and I was an owner surrender. It was a sad day for all when I was separated from my family. If cats could shed tears I would have went through an entire box of tissue. I think my owner did. It hasn’t been easy for me to readjust to a new environment and new faces, so I spend a great deal of time in my bed that looks like a house. I’m sure in time I’ll get used to the change, but for now I will stick to my hidey-hole and dream sweet dreams of home. In time I will adjust like my brother Felix who is a real social bug, he made himself right at home from the get go. But in case you were wondering, we don’t need to share a forever home together-especially one with dogs because I really don’t care for them even though Felix loves them. If you would like a three year old long hair tiger cat for a quiet companion, then please come see me soon. My name is Ashton.

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

Description: Nova is a sweet angel. She is a big and strong girl and LOVES going for adventures. In fact, she loves walks so much, that she will gladly walk you too! She is pretty good at being the life of the party and will certainly let you know if she feels ignored! Nova is such a character – she will make a great addition to any home looking for an outgoing, spunky gal!

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



Ash is a spicy little girl with lots of energy who came from a very large cat colony in Kingsley. Ash is still a little skittish, but loves to be petted and scratched behind her ears. She does nap some, but plays hard when she’s awake. She enjoys playing with the other cats in her foster home, by herself, and with her foster family. She always comes out for food and loves catnip too.

Ash would do best in a home with at least another cat to play with and older children, as she can sometimes be sassy. She has been around a dog in limited amounts, which doesn’t seem to bother her since he stays away. Her spunky personality will be a fun addition to someone’s home! If you’re interested in Ash, go

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

Pepsi arrived at the Center from animal control. She is the nicest cat and after just loosing her fur mom needs the love and security of a new family.
Pepsi is 6 years old, spayed, negative for FeLV & FIV, current 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

This is Max.  We think he is a Rough Collie mix who is around seven years of age.

When Max was brought in he was very shy and guarded. He has really started to come out of his shell and is engaging with staff and other dogs.  We are just getting to know him as well.  Max would make a very loyal dog who would like to spend most of his time outside walking and soaking up the sun.  We know he was in a home at one time so he would be able to be housetrained.

Max is fully vetted and ready to go to his new home.  Could that be you?

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 JoJo and I am a mixed breed dog looking for a loving home that is meant just for me!. I’m not a very brave dog and I’m a little shy. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t be a good dog for you though! I am pretty active and once I get to know you really well I will learn to trust you. It just may take a little time. Please be patient with me and don’t give up on me. Since I’m a little shy and fearful, being around kids might scare me me and might not be a good idea. If there are grown-ups in the home that will be the perfect home for me. Please don’t look past me. I’m a great dog and I know I’ll be the perfect one for you!

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

This is May. She is a 4 year old Chocolate Labrador. She originally came to us as a stray, whom is now ready to find her new home! May is spayed, UTD on shots and chipped. Adoption fee $90.00. We do not know May’s temperament with other dogs, cats or kids. She could use some work on the leash, seems to be mostly house trained, and rides well in a crate. May is a runner so she would LOVE a fenced in yard, or she will have to be on restraint when outside.


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.