Pet of the Week 2020

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!

Blue is a 6 yr old Blue Heeler (herding breed). Blue came to us from St Landry’s in Louisianna.  His family was displaced due to a hurricane and he ended up at the animal control facility at St Landry’s.  Blue tested positive for heartworm disease, and began his treatment for heartworm this week. He is in need of a foster home or foster-to-adopt situation, where he can be kept calm for the next 3-4 months until he finishes the treatment.
Blue is very affectionate, and becomes attached to his people very quickly.  This is why we are looking for a home with NO CATS (he likes to chase them) & NO other DOGS, as he gets jealous of other animals in the house and does not want his people sharing their affection.
Blue is potty trained, knows basic commands, and likes to play fetch. He gets along with other dogs just fine, as long as they aren’t living in the same house. He would do fine with older kids in the house.

Hello, I’m Sven. I came to the shelter with my brother and sister who have both found their forever homes and now it’s my turn to do the same. I was the shy one of the group when I first arrived here but have come out of my shell more each day that I’ve been here and now love to get pets and cuddles. Since my siblings got adopted I’ve been bunking up with Truman who has been a great friend and comfort since his sister also got adopted. It would be great if the two of us could get adopted together to make us more comfortable in our new home environment. If you’re interested in giving a sweet loving guy like me a loving home please fill out an application. Thank you!

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

Miss Faith is such a love!
She enjoys her treats, as well as snuggles with people she is familiar with. Faith is a lap dog for sure!
Strangers can be a little scary, but with a few good treats, you can be her friend too. Faith will seek any attention she can get and will sing the best love songs.

Faith did come to CHS with some medical needs regarding the condition of his skin/fur. We are treating her, and are looking for a home that will continue her care until her coat is shiny and new!

Faith is searching for her perfect family who will work with all of her needs and give plenty of loving! Faith would do well in a household with other pets with proper introduction and socialization training.

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



As we continue to ensure the wellness and safety of the community and our AC PAW volunteers, the cattery at PetSmart will remain closed. However, AC PAW is now doing carefully structured and safe adoptions by appointment only.  Visit our website at
ARCHIE is such a great cat, a large, handsome black cat with unusual white markings. He has the most beautiful green eyes. He is a very friendly guy who loves his people. He does like to lay on your lap, but will let you know when he wants his space. He enjoys watching you as he is always curious about his surroundings. Archie is very food motivated, hence the 18+ pounds. He has been great with his foster’s grandkids. He would prefer not to share the stage with another animal and will be happiest as your one and only. He is six years old. Archie will be a wonderful friend and companion for just the right person.
If you are interested in adopting, go to and fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire. An AC PAW volunteer will contact you.

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

Scotland is an unclaimed stray with a loving personality. She is cautious at first and a bit timid. Scotland has an abundance of energy that will need to be released. She would make a great and loyal family dog.

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

Sweet Sammie is an adorable, affectionate 8 years-young black terrier mix who can’t get enough of people, fun, or toys! This youthful girl loves to play and is always up for a game of fetch or whatever involves her favorite humans. She’s house-broken, crate-trained, smart, eager to please, and has boundless energy! Sammie loves to be the center of attention, and would be best as an only dog with adult companions. She’s current on all shots, spayed, and microchipped! Make an appointment to meet Sammie today!
While our shelter is closed to the public, we are conducting no-contact adoptions! As always, if you have any questions about our pets available for adoption please call the shelter at (989) 348-4117 and speak with the shelter staff.

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

Hi Misty here. I’m an 8-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. I am looking for a home with no other animals and no kids. I am friendly and man I love it when the shelter people take me for a walk. I do well on a leash and would love someone that understands I’m a hound so I love walks and runs. I am already spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. My hobbies are walking, running and having fun. If you think you’re the right person for me I would love to meet you. My adoption fee is only $90.

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.


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