Pet of the Week

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

If you’re searching for an adorable puppy, then look no further. My name is Janis, and I’m a five month old Australian cattle dog mix who is anxiously awaiting a home for the holidays. I am hopeful that my dream will come true, and I can just imagine myself snuggled up in your lap or snoozing by a roaring fire waiting for Santa to arrive. I guess I should tell you a little about myself first, though. I like the company of other dogs, so if you have a furry friend for me to hang out with, that’s just fine! I also like kids, so I would do well in most families. I’m not sure about cats just yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Since I’m young, I would benefit from some training, but I am a very smart girl and eager to learn! I also love to play and am very affectionate. Stop by and visit with me soon-Christmas is almost here and all I want is a family of my own!


If I could, I would spend my days lounging on the beach in the sun. There wouldn’t be any noisy children or overly friendly dogs. There definitely wouldn’t be any other cats. I could roll around in the sand with my favorite toys, without a care in the world! My name is Maui and I am a four and a half year old lady. I have a brown tiger coat, with a beautiful collar, white blaze, and some flares of red. I have worked my way down to a healthier weight and I am feeling fabulous! I am a strictly indoor kitty, just looking to live the good life in a forever home! It can take me some time to get comfortable in a new home, but it is worth the wait! I hope someone will give me a chance 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


Cherryland Humane Society

Bruno is a one-of-a-kind gentleman! He loves to sniff around, and have something to focus on. He’s a smart dude! He knows to sit, down, and shake already. He loves his treats so much, that he could probably even learn more! Although he isn’t the biggest fan of being coddled (he is an independent guy after all), Bruno does well when he has his favorite frozen treats, a nice chew, or another cat or dog to play with! Come see this senior dog at Cherryland Humane Society and find out, if you can be his forever home!
On December 7th, CHS will be at Pets Naturally for their Pet Photos With Santa event. The photoshoot is from 10am-4pm. A $10 donation will go to CHS to help our animals during this holiday season!

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



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 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

Murphy is adorable and loves to be around people! He is 13 weeks old, FeLV & FIV negative, current on vaccines and microchipped. If you would like to adopt him before 16 weeks of age, a prepaid neuter is required from your veterinary of choice.

If you’re interested, please call the center at (231) 533-4070.For more information visit or



From the Charlevoix Humane Society

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


From AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

My name is Sierra and I’m looking for a family to call my own. I’m a mixed breed and I am four years old. Just because I’m four doesn’t mean I’m going to be good on my leash. I might pull just to warn you but with some time and patience I bet I could catch on! Even though I’m an adorable dog, I lack confidence and I’m a bit nervous around kids so I would need my family’s kids to be a little older. I hope you can understand and just love me. I’m very good with other dogs, and I could care less about cats. Cats are sneaky, so if they’re living with me, just don’t let them take my toys. Oh, and I really love toys so please make sure I have plenty! I’m ready for you to make room for me in your loving home so what are you waiting for?

For more information, please call the shelter at (989) 348-4117 or e-mail:

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

Louise has been here since April and she would love someone to come and see her.

Louise is a spayed female terrier mix that had been found abandoned out in the field. She has been here at the shelter since April and was aged around 2 years 3 months old. She is a sweet girl once she gets to know you and loves to go for walks. Louise would love for you to come out and see her. Louise had come a long ways since she has been here and is need of a loving home

Please visit their website at 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.


LITE 96.3’S PET OF THE WEEK is brought to you by Tropic Cove, located behind the D&W Plaza in Petoskey. Visit Tropic Cove online or follow them on Facebook.


1 Comment

  1. April Wixon

    I’m looking for a shitzu. My boyfriend likes them as they are hypoallergenic and they don’t shed. Can you help me?


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