Heather’s Hounds

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

It’s not too often you run across a dog with an amiable personality like mine. I like to take everything in stride with a grin on my face. I even give away kisses to passersby. Yep, I’m that kind of guy. My name is Aspen and I’m a eleven month old Lab/Basset mix-not too tall and not too short. I’m very long though and when the mood hits I like to howl-only a little. I’m okay with older children and high energy dogs that like to play a lot, but cats are a temptation and I like to chase them. It would probably be a good idea if I could meet your furry friend before I join your family, because I’m a guy that’s very personable and some dogs are offended by that. So if you’re the high energy type and would like a canine companion to share your adventures with, then be sure to come check me out, my name is Aspen.




Hello everyone, my name is Gris and if you are wondering how to pronounce that I will tell you; it sounds like gree. I was an owner surrender which means my previous family gave me up for adoption. It was necessary due to those unusual things that come along in most everyone’s life and there is nothing that can be done. Unfortunately for me and my furry friends, we lost our loving forever home, but since I’m an optimistic girl, I know there will be another loving family that will give us a home. I’m a big grey and white cat that is eight years old and because I shared a home with other cats and dogs, I’m comfortable with them both. It may take me awhile to get used to new furry faces, but give me some time and I’ll adjust. I hope to see you soon, my name is Gris which rhymes with Brie.



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

CHS Pet of the Week this week is Little! She is a 12 year old, Domestic short hair that came to CHS as a surrender and has been with us for over 200 days!
She warms up slowly but is very loving, gentle and kneads very sweetly.
Takes a bit for her to get purring but once she does it just keeps going and going. Loves to be touched and gives the best head rubs!

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



AGNES IS OUR AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK. Agnes is an adorable, funny, very active girl! She is one of 86 cats and kittens that were rescued by AC PAW in Kingsley. They had been living in and around an empty trailer that had to be torn down, so all the cats were living outside with no shelter.  Agnes is a very friendly kitty, but will sometimes will play too rough because that is what she was used to with her outdoor buddies. Agnes is not afraid of non-aggressive  dogs if introduced slowly. All the volunteers that have met Agnes have fallen in love with her. She craves the love and attention she has never received and so deserves.  You can meet Agnes at Petsmart. We know when you meet her you will fall in love with her too. She is a short hair tabby and white kitty and is just 1 1/2 years old. If you would like to adopt Agnes, go to 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

Walter is looking for a window to look out and sun spots for naps. He loves people, is okay with other cats and seems interested by dogs. Walter is about 1.5 years old, up to date on shots and tested negative for FeLV/FIV.
For more information visit helpfrommyfriends.org or facebook.com/walhfmfpetcrisiscente





From the Charlevoix Humane Society

Chuck is one of ten dogs the we brought in from another shelter that was overwhelmed with dogs.  His breed is a mix of Basenji and maybe Terrier.  Chuck is around two years of age.

One of the traits of the Basenji is standing back and observing people.  He needs to warm up to you, and when he does, he will be next to you always.

Chuck is a dog that will need to be in an active home.  He would do best if he had a job to do. This is probably not the breed of dog that would want to set next to you and watch TV.  Chuck would make a great running partner. If you are looking for a loyal, intelligent dog, than Chuck may be a good choice.

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

Reese is a 3 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix with a lovely and gentle disposition. She does with other polite dogs and is really affectionate. Sweet Reese has had a couple of litters of puppies so now it is time for her to be someone’s baby. She would like a home with no cats, no crazy dogs and not too much activity. Reese loves going for walks and getting loads of attention. She has been spayed, vaccinated and micro-chipped. She is ready for a great new life. 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

Antonio is still looking for his forever home!!  He has been with us since he was about 4 weeks old, and he about about 1 1/2 years old now. He was born with a deformed rear leg but that does not stop him from having fun!!  Antonio is still on the skittish side but does warm up to people quickly now and loves to be petted!!  He can play a little rough at times but never learned to play without using his claws. Antonio is neutered and UTD on shots, adoption fee is $25.00. The best home for Antonio would be where he’s the only pet and no small kids.

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.


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