Heather's Hounds Weekly Adoptable Pets

Welcome to 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

Hello, my name is Bandit and I was surrendered by my family for reasons that a dog like me cannot understand. I'm six years old which is a nice comfortable age for a dog. I have a soft fuzzy coat that is white and gold and I'm usually pretty friendly with other dogs. But if I could meet new companions first that would be great. I don't know any cats, but if they are like squirrels then I'm sure they'd be fun to chase. Unfortunately I was one of those fellows that spent a lot of time outdoors, so you may need to use a crate until I get used to the indoors again. I'm sure it won't take long, I'm a very smart guy. Which reminds me, I come with a free training class when I'm adopted, I hope my family will take me, because I think it sounds like fun. Gosh, you really need to come meet me to see what a nice dog I am.

You can call it a wink if you like, but actually my eye is missing. I won't give you the details on how that came about, but it doesn't bother me at all. My name is Payne and the reason I was given that name is because someone thought my need for attention was annoying. I'm a very loving girl and I like to know what is going on around me. What's wrong with that? I'm a lovely orange tiger that is one and a half years old and as was previously stated, I'm very friendly. I like other cats, but they don't always like me, so we'll just have to see how it goes if you have other cats. I'm okay with dogs too if they are cat-friendly. Got kids? I guess I'm okay with them too, maybe they could come for a visit and we could check each other out. I like to hang out at the desk, because I like to help out when I can; funny how they keep saying that they understand why I was called Payne-at least they know my name.
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


 RUTHERFORD IS OUR A C PAW PET OF THE WEEK.  Rutherford was found outside of someone's home one rainy night.  He is a charming kitten, very smart and determined with a hearty appetite.  He loves to play and nap.  He has gotten along well with the cats in his foster home.  It took him a day or two to warm up to his foster's dogs and his foster mom recommends a slow introduction to any new pet.  Rutherford is friendly with people. He likes to be held, but does not like his belly rubbed.  He is still adjusting to being an
Indoor only kitty and will try to run outside. He has to be carefully watched until he adjusts to living indoors.  If you'd love a great cat with a fun, energetic personality Rutherford is the cat for you.  Rutherford is a very handsome gray tiger and white kitten. He is six months old.  You can meet him at Petsmart during our weekend adoption hours.  For more information about Rutherford, 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.

From the Charlevoix Humane Society

Bambi is a male hound dog who is really sweet, but shy. The way we refer to him is he is a diamond in the “ruff”. He loves to be around other dogs, in fact, we think he would do best in a home with another dog.

Petal has been here since Feb. and  needs to find a forever home.  She likes people, but not other cats.  Petal would best in a home as the only pet. She is low maintenance and we are hoping that she can find a home soon.

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

Hobbs is about three months old, a gentle, sweet boy who loves the company of people, with lots of lap time. Hobbs is a very entertaining kitten as he zooms after his toys and laser light too. He has had his veterinary care started, is negative for Feline Leukemia, FIV and heartworm. Hobbs is in foster care where he gets along well with other cats and dogs too. Hobbs would sure like to meet you and show off his great personality, gorgeous coat and mesmerizing eyes! For more information, contact NMARN at 231-238-PAWS (7297) or email boots@nmarn.org

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

Darla (Darling Darla to people who know her) is a wonderful and happy 2ish year old mixed breed dog. She is affectionate and playful and really intelligent. Darla would like an active owner because she will need her exercise and a little more work on the basic commands. This great dog is all ready for a new home. 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.
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From Cheboygan County Humane Society

This Beautiful Hound mix was a stray and is now ready for his new home. He is good on a leash and seems to be good with other dogs. He will make a great family pet in an active home. He is a large dog so make sure he has a big couch! Not sure how he is with kitties. He seems to be about 2-3 years old 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.