John Tesh

Pet Of The Week

Welcome to the Lite 96.3 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

My name is Betsy and I'm a large and very active Shepherd mix. I love to play whenever the opportunity arises which I'm hoping is often. I guess you could say that I may need a little practice with my manners, but that's okay because I'm very eager to learn and I heard that I come with a free training session when I'm adopted. My worst offense is jumping up, but a girl like me just gets over excited when I meet new friends, and in my book everyone is my friend. I can't help it that I love a lot of attention. I would like children to be older because of my energy level and size, I would knock down the little tykes. And no cats for me or small dogs either because they irritate me. Other than that, I'm only three years old so there is plenty of time for me to learn new things, hey, I'm already a good sitter, and if you ask me to fetch I'll know what you're talking about. I try really hard to be a good girl and with your help I'll improve every day. I'm a smart dog and I want to be your best dog ever!

Are you in the market for a cool cat? Then you need to come see me, Flax. I'm an eight month old black and brown marble cat. Not cold and hard like the stone, but warm and fuzzy and extremely friendly. I'd recommend me for any home that is looking for a nice cat to keep them company. Be sure to ask for Flax.
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

Our pet of the week this week is a two year old, neutered, Terrier, American Staffordshire mix. He is very playful and a BIG sweetheart! He is shy around men but warms up quickly if you let him do the advancing. Buddy has been at CHS for three weeks. Come in for a visit or you can check him out on our website,

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


 Kibbles is a wonderful cat with  a very fun personality. He has been with A C PAW for a while now
because he is a very special kitty.  Kibbles came to A C PAW when his owner passed away. If you think you would like to adopt Kibbles, please contact
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


Hansel and Gretel came in from the woods together. Ideally we would like them to go together however to the right homes they could be adopted separate. They are 7 months old, spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. Indoor home(s) only. 

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 or  

From the Charlevoix Humane Society

Buddy wants an active home for spring. He seems to listen well especially when being called in from outside.  He know the commands come and sit. He is pretty much housetrained. Buddy is much more calm without other animals around.  Would do best as the only pet.  No Cats. He is very good in his crate.  Will go in and not make a mess. Buddy plays fetch really well, he is quite a sprinter and  will bring the ball back. This is a dog that needs a job to do.  He is smart, engaging and wants to please.  The perfect home for him would be an active family with lots of room for him to run. If you are looking for a dog that will be entertaining than Buddy is for 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 Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network

Introducing Pogo - a one year old Rat Terrier. Pogo is 9 lbs of love and energy and play and what can you say....he's a baby terrier! Pogo was born without one front leg and only has sight in one eye. But, this hasn't slowed him down a bit. Pogo's awesome foster mom, Vicki, is working on his house training and Pogo is learning to wear a collar and walk with a leash. He is crate trained, and is good with cats. With proper introduction, Pogo does very well with other dogs. Pogo is up to date on all his vaccines,  is neutered, micro-chipped and ready for his forever home and family. If you think you can give him the time and love he needs, 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

From AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

LUKE & LEIA! Are we selling bookends? Nope! Meet Luke and Leia, a brother and sister pair of kindly little kitties. These two sweethearts are playful and cuddly, thus are seeking a home with toys and pillows and lots of attention. They are both eight months old, and they are a bonded pair. Which means for their sake (and the sake of the Galaxy) they need to go to a home together. Luke and Leia are fixed, up to date on vaccines, and really, really excited to meet you! Adopt them, you must!For more information, call (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

 Tasha is an adult female calico that is friendly.  He is up to date on her shots, fixed and is looking for a forever home.  She is an adult however we do not know her age other then a young adult.  Tasha is friendly and loves laps.  She would love for you to come out and meet her. Please visit our website at

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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Pet of the Week 

Buddy wants an active home for spring. He seems to listen well especially when being called in from outside.  He know the commands come and sit. He is pretty much housetrained. He is smart, engaging and wants to please.  The perfect home for him would be an active family with lots of room for him to run. Read more about me here.
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