05:13am EDT, 04/27/17

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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!
This Saturday is Empty The Shelter Day at many of our local shelters.
The Bissell Pet Foundation is picking up the cost of all adoptions. The Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Charlevoix Humane, Cherryland Humane and the Cheboygan Humane Sociey are all participating. Visit each shelter's website to get their individual details or click here for more.

From the Little Traverse Bay Humane Shelter

My name is Gloria and I'm a lovely white three year old Shepherd/husky mix. I'm as sweet as they come and I hope you'll think so too once you meet me. I'm clean and quiet and have a gentle disposition that will please you. I would like to meet any new friends that I'd be living with, so please feel free to bring them along with you. The same goes for children. I'm not good with cats at all-I love to chase those critters and just about anything their size. A large fenced-in yard would work best for me or an outdoor kennel that has a cement floor because when I get bored I like to dig. Of course having another dog to play with would probably work well too, as would long walks or runs. I love my exercise! I sure do miss having a forever family to love, and I hope you'll seriously think about adopting me, because right now I have a lot of free time to wishfully think about you. Love, Gloria.

I was a rescue cat once upon a time, but now I'm a guy in need of a forever after home. My name is Petee and I'm a two year old white and fawn cat that is somewhat shy around strangers. But if you come in to spend some time with me, we could be friends in time. I sure hope you can make my fairy tale a reality by adopting me soon.
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 Karev, a one year old Terrier/Pit Mix. Karev is deaf and will need some special care at home. He is very intelligent and is learning hand signals at the shelter. Karev is energetic and loves to give slobbery kisses!
Come in for a visit or you can check him 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


 Minx is an affectionate and very talkative kitty! She is a pretty medium length hair black and brown tortie. She is a bit thin right now, as all of these cats were, but will fill out to be a beautiful girl! She gets along well with other cats and has lived with a dog. She loves to sit on your shoulder and tolerates having her longer hair brushed.  She does sometimes stick her tongue out at you.....but it is just her way of showing how content she is.  Minx is pretty darn close to being a perfect kitty. Her one drawback is that she is an escape artist and her adopter needs to take extra care to ensure she doesn't get outside. Because of this, we recommend an adult home or older attentive children. Minx is three years old. You can meet her at Petsmart. If you would like to adopt Minx, 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.


With A Little Help From My Friends


Hazel is a 2.5 year old Rat Terrier, she is rather shy but to the right person Hazel would be a great lap dog! Hazel would like a home without children as they frighten her. Hazel is spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped and on heartworm preventive.

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 walhfmf.org or facebook.com/walhfmfpetcrisiscenter  

From the Charlevoix Humane Society

Gavin is our 2 year old  black and white Alaskan Husky Mix that we brought in from a full shelter in southern Michigan. Gavin is friendly and just wants to please, but we are pretty sure he would excel with training. Gavin does keep his kennel and appears to get along with the other dogs. You just look at his eyes and you can tell he is paying attention to you and would do everything to please. Having said that, he is very active and needs to burn off energy. We are looking for a family who is active, maybe does many outdoor activities where Gavin can have room to run. I do like to include that Gavin has a thick coat and will shed a couple times a year. Please come and visit with our Gavin and see what you think.

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

Georgie is a very handsome short hair velvet black sweetheart. He is about two years old. Georgie is completing his veterinary care and will be available for adoption soon. For more information about Georgie, call or message 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

Little Man a.k.a. Little Ham is a young Pitty here at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. He's an enthusiastic goofball who loves toys, other dogs, and giving sloppy kisses. Little Man is crate trained and housebroken, and good with cats, but should be in a home with older children who can learn to handle his unbridled joy. Little Man is neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and looking for a family to call his own! For more information, call (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

 Allie is ready for adoption. Our veterinarian estimates her to be between 5 and 7 years old. She is a little overweight but in pretty good health. She is VERY friendly, loves to be petted. Crate trained, leash trained as well. You can find her hanging out with Dawn, behind her desk, with Chilly. She is UTD on shots, spayed, chipped and ready for a new forever home!!! Please visit our 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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