Heather Leigh

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

I’m told that sweet, three month old Lab mixes don’t stay here long, and I hope I’m right!  It’s not that I don’t like it here—it’s actually great.  Lots of other dogs to play with (and I don’t even mind those silly cat creatures!) and everyone is nice to me and I get lots of attention and treats.  But what’s better than finding a home all to my own?  Nothing that I can think of.  My name is Ralph, and I’m everything that anyone wants in a cute puppy; playful, lovable and snuggly.  I’ll keep my paws crossed that there’s someone out there looking for just that!

Jesse is my name and finding a forever home is what I'm hoping for. I'm only a wee little guy right now, but I want to grow up to be your best cat ever! *Jesse is only available as a local adoption. He will need to go to the Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic for his vaccination boosters and for his neuter surgery when he is a little older.

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

SNICKER DOODLE is our Dog of the Week and is really happy about that, as she thinks maybe more people will come to meet her. She came to CHS from Muskegon and took awhile to start feeling comfortable but seems to be settling in now.....but wouldn't it be better if she was settling in to her own home? Snicker Doodle loves her walks and watching everything that is going on in the neighborhood! She is shy at first but very affectionate. We recommend a home without small children.
Come in for a visit or you can check her 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

 These two cats were dropped off at her dairy farm.  Daisy is a sweet, brown tabby girl who will give lots of love to whoever will give her that chance. She is seven years old. Sally is a beautiful tabby and white, six year old cat.  If you are looking for two sweet, mature cats, please consider Daisy and Sally. It was hard for both of them to leave the only home they every knew. They have been together their whole life and are very close to each other, so we would like them adopted to the same home.  A quiet adult home is what they have been used to and we feel that would be best for them. You can meet Daisy and Sally at Petsmart.

If you would like to adopt them, 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


Penny is an 8 years old Miniature Pinscher who is looking for a quiet only pet home where she can have all the attention to herself. Penny has been spayed, heartworm tested and is up to date on shots. A fenced in yard is required.

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

Huckleberry, like most hounds, is just a bundle of energy mixed with loveable attitude. We are pretty sure he was a hunting dog so he probably lived outside his whole life, but he seems to be adapting well to the kennel. We are looking for someone who understands this breed and is willing to work with him. Huckleberry is just a happy-go-lucky gentleman, but does have his nose to the ground when we take him for walks. The ideal home for Huckleberry would be a large fenced in area for him to run and play.

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

ZANE - This little dude is 4-5 years old, Boston/Rat Terrier mix with mega energy! Zane just arrived in foster care and will be available for adoption soon. For more information about Zane, 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

Pup is looking for someone to love him. His previous owner passed away leaving Pup looking for someone to cuddle and hug and play ball with. This 8ish year old Great Dane and German Shorthair Pointer mix is a sweet lug of a dog. He has some old dog lumps and bumps but is active, playful and affectionate. And he really is quite handsome. Pup has lived with other dogs and cats and he has been around children. He would make a wonderful companion for a lucky adopter or addition to a family.

Pup has been neutered, is up to date on his vaccines and is micro chipped. If you are interested in giving Pup a safe and loving home for the rest of his beautiful life please call the shelter or better yet, come meet him. Take Pup out for a nice walk and get to know him, you won't be sorry.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

Drake is a Collie Spaniel mix that came to us as a stray. Drake is a big goofy boy who is energetic and full of life. He will need training but is a sweetie. 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 

I’m told that sweet, three month old Lab mixes don’t stay here long, and I hope I’m right!  It’s not that I don’t like it here—it’s actually great.  Lots of other dogs to play with (and I don’t even mind those silly cat creatures!) and everyone is nice to me and I get lots of attention and treats.  But what’s better than finding a home all to my own?  Nothing that I can think of. Read more about me here.
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