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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

They call me Rocco and I'm a guy that knows what he does and doesn't like. Let's begin with my likes: people, older children, walks, playing fetch, my toys, snuggles, and especially smelly yummy treats! My likes far outweigh my dislikes don't you think? And at the top of that naughty list is cats; second is small children-they are just too much for me, and last on the list is some dogs, I'll pick which ones, you'll never be able to tell like me, so I'll need to be introduced first and then I'll let you know. There are only a few, so don't worry because I like most dogs. But let's talk more about my likes shall we? I love people and sometimes I get very excited about meeting new ones, so I may need a little tweaking on my manners, which is okay because I come with a free class when I'm adopted. You may want to take advantage of that. Remember I'm very treat motivated so I'll definitely be looking forward to those learning sessions. And when we're finished with that, there's nothing like a good snuggle on the couch. Sigh, when I talk about all these things it makes me realize how much I miss having a forever home. After all, I lived in a home for two years and a guy just can't forget that. I hope you'll come fall in love with me soon so we can walk out the door together as a family.

I was found as a stray, isn't that the saddest thing you've ever heard? My name is Lauren and I'm an adorable little four month old kitten that was abandoned out in the wild. Fortunately, I was found by a loving family that brought me to their home and took very good care of me. Now that I'm on my paws again I'm ready for a forever home. I'm a sweet girl and would like a quiet home with other playful cats. I can't wait until you get here so we can meet. Purrs and all that, Lauren.
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

  Anyone who did not have a Valentine this year should think about adopting a fur friend from a rescue. The have so much love to give. You will be the Valentine they need right now. Come visit the over 80 cats AC Paws has up for adoption at Petsmart in Traverse City on February 18 and 19 during PetSmart Charities February Adopt-a-thon. There are so many wonderful cats just waiting for their forever home. If you would like to adopt a cat or dog, 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


Lady is a 2.5 year old Walker Hound. She is just a sweetheart who snuggles, loves walks and playing with other dogs. Lady is spayed, up to date on shots and heartworm tested. 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

This is our Buddy.  He is sweet and smart and just wants to be your friend.  Buddy loves to go for walks and car rides.  He will be next to your side and be helping you with whatever you are doing.  Buddy would do well in just about any lifestyle, but we think he would excel in an active one.  We also feel that Buddy would excel in agility if the right family could do that. There is quite a bit of intelligence there and with the energy level that Buddy has, he needs to be engaged in games and physical activity.  He would make an awesome pet for someone who loves to be on go all the time.

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

Howdy folks! O’Malley is my name and though I may look like every other red tabby in the world, I've got my very own unique personality and lots of it. I’m six years old and weigh in at 12 pounds of solid muscle, but I’m a lover, not a fighter. My foster Mom calls me her sweet boy and my favorite place is curled up on her lap or, if that’s not available, on the bed next to her pillow. I can be a bit shy around new people until I get to know them. I LOVE to be brushed and will take all the attention and pampering you’ve got to give. To meet O'Malley in his foster home, 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

Harry is a lucky dog! This 2 to 4 year old Yellow Lab is going to have a great new life. Harry came to the shelter as a stray dog. His skin was in terrible condition from an infection and he had lost so much hair that he looked sad and old and we called him Harry in hopes that the hair would actually grow again. Well, a few weeks later with some good food and antibiotics and Harry turned out to be quite a handsome guy! His coat continues to improve and his personality has shown up too. This guy is joyful. He likes other dogs and loves to play. Harry will need some work on his manners but he is a good dog. After being neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped we are glad to announce that Harry will be available for adoption on February 15th! It is time for Harry to have his new life. 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

Cheeto is a neutered male domestic med. hair cat.  He is around 2 years old and his housebroken, good with kids and seems to get along with other animals.  Cheeto would love for you to come out and take a look at him so he can find his forever home. 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.


Lite 96.3 Features 

February Connecting Women in Business

Join Lite 96.3 for the annual Connecting Women in Business GO GRANTS Fundraiser Luncheon that features an amazing silent auction, Tuesday, February 28th at the Sage Restaurant in the Odawa Casino.  The money raised by the silent auction goes directly to Go Grants. 

Go Grants are an important element of the Connecting Women in Business Group. Grants provide small grants to girls in grades 6 to 10 in the Char-Em ISD service area and reach out to young girls in the area who have an idea and a passion to try something new. Grants range up to $500.  Since 2010, 121 girls have received almost $44,000 in GO Grants.

The Cost to attend is $35. $17 of the ticket price goes directly to the grants program as well as proceeds from the silent auction and sponsorships. Click here to register.

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Teddy Bear Patrol is on the move.

The Lite 96.3 Teddy Bear Patrol delivered bears to first responders during EMS week. Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix EMS and sheriff deputies are now stocked up for a busy summer. Your donations have provided hundreds of bears and they so appreciate it! Click here to read more.
Pet of the Week 

This is our Buddy.  He is sweet and smart and just wants to be your friend.  Buddy loves to go for walks and car rides.  He will be next to your side and be helping you with whatever you are doing.  Buddy would do well in just about any lifestyle, but we think he would excel in an active one.  Read more about me here.
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