06:25am EST, 01/19/18

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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!

Health Statement from LTBHS:
We would like to inform everyone that our shelter, along with LTBHS Boarding,  Daycare and Training will be closed for two weeks effective January 8, 2018. This is due to a transport of puppies affected by Hurricane Harvey we rescued from Houston, Texas in early December who tested positive for Canine Distemper. We have taken every precautionary measure to ensure the health and wellbeing of all of our shelter residents, and we will continue to provide exceptional care to each and every one of them until we reopen. We would like to thank all of our supporters during this difficult time and are hopeful that upon reopening we can continue in our mission to save the lives of homeless animals in need.  

From the Little Traverse Bay Humane Shelter

My name is Ese and I'm an American Pit Bull Terrier that recently lost his home. It was just one of those things that can happen to anybody and unfortunately it happened to me. I'm two years old and very well behaved except when it comes to walks. I tend to pull on my leash because I'm a guy that believes there's something I'm missing if I don't get there first. Of course I come with a free training class when I'm adopted, and I know there will be handy tips on how to correct my dragging you along on our walks. I'm used to being an only dog, but should you have another dog that I will be sharing a space with, then you'll have to bring him or her in to see how we get along. And I have a healthy dog's interest in cats, which means I like to chase them. I just hope my future family can see past that, because I believe in my heart that there is someone special out there for me, and I have my paws crossed that it will be you.

Hey folks, my name is Dexter and I'm a two year old long hair cat with fur coloration they call tick. I guess it has speckles of white, black and brown that gives me a cool look. I also have these long white whiskers that mean I have smarts, of course that could be an old wive's tale, but it sure sounds good to me. Some say I may even have Maine Coon in my bloodlines, but nothing has been proven. No matter; because to me the most important thing is that I'm a nice guy, and I sure hope you'll think so too once you meet me.
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

Take a gander at Phantom! Our oh so very handsome dog of the week who's been with us for over three months!! He is a 3 year old, goofy, Terrier/American Pit Bull mix that was a transfer from downstate. He will need an experienced handler as he is deaf and learning sign language. Phantom loves to play with other dogs, snuggling, playing tug-of-war and soft toys. He is great with kids but is strong!  Come in for a visit or you can check her 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


Gizmo is a very playful and inquisitive young kitty who loves to explore his surroundings. He is still learning to trust people, so he will need a home where they will understand and be patient with him.  Once he feels safe, he loves to be held and petted.  He is very young so we are confident that he will soon come around in his new home and make some lucky person a great friend.  You can meet Gizmo at Petsmart. He is a five month old long hair orange and white kitten. If you would like to adopt or need more information please contact www.acpaw.org
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


Felix is a wide-eyed, playful, 3 year old tuxedo kitty! We know Felix is a “guy name”, but since the name means HAPPY or JOYFUL, it fits her personality just right. Felix tested negative for FeLV/FIV, is spayed and up to date on shots. 

With a Little Help From My Friends’ Pet Crisis Center assists Antrim County Animal Control by taking in primarily owner relinquished pets due to a crisis in the family. These animals came from loving homes who ran out of options and had to relinquish their pet to animal control. This is not a place for the public to bring in a pet but it is a place for the public to visit and adopt. Volunteers welcome.
For more information visit helpfrommyfriends.org or facebook.com/walhfmfpetcrisiscenter  

From the Charlevoix Humane Society


This is Wookiee.  He is a five year old male Great Pyrenees who came in as an owner surrender.  What a sweet Boy!!  Ideally, we are hoping to find a working farm for him.  This breed needs a job to do and Wookiee has proven he can interact with all farm animals (cats, horses, a donkey, cows, goats and he even went nose to nose with a bunny). Wookiee seems to walk easily on a leash and he seems okay to be crated for a short period of time, especially when given a treat before putting him in. We are asking there be a six foot fence for Wookiee because we know he can jump a four foot fence. We do know that Wookiee seems to have  some separation anxiety so we are hoping that whoever adopts him will be able to be home most of the time. He is indeed a gentle giant, with a great deal of affection and love for people.

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 Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network

Stella is a sweet two year old little Rat Terrier with a great personality. Stella is good with dogs, cats, adults and children too. This happy girl is housebroken, spayed and up to date on all vet care. Stella is fun loving and playful but her favorite activity is lap time. You can meet Stella, by calling or messaging the NMARN rescue line
231-238-PAWS (7297).

Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network is an all volunteer 5013C group dedicated to finding homes for homeless animals in Northern Michigan. Their animals live in foster homes and are loved everyday while they find the perfect forever homes for their dogs and cats. To learn more about NMARN, visit them online at www.nmarn.org

From AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

Wallace is a gem! He is a purebred Grayling Mystery Mutt with a sweet disposition and a handsome mug. We estimate his age to be about 3ish years old and we know that he is very sweet. Wallace bonds well with people and doesn't seem to have issues with other dogs. He will need a bit of training but is starting well past first base. So, if you are looking for an all around lovely Mutt to add joy to your life then look no further. Wallace is all ready for his new life, he has been vaccinated, neutered, micro chipped and is waiting for you at the shelter! Please call the shelter at (989) 348-4117 for more information about Wallace 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.
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From Cheboygan County Humane Society

Diesel is around a year old and he is a neutered male pit bull.  We know that Diesel doesn't like smaller dogs, cats or small children however loves bigger kids and might be ok with dogs his own size.  Diesel will need a little training but is a sweet boy would love to go for walks with you.
Please visit their website at cheboyganhumanesociety.org.

You can visit our shelter at 1536 Hackleburg Rd Cheboygan Michigan or give us a call at 231-238-8221. Our hours are Mon-Fri 9-4pm and Saturday we are open 12-4pm.
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