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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
Our shelter will remain closed until blood tests of all of our shelter residents indicate that that every animal has protective levels of antibodies and are ready to be adopted.   Our Veterinary Clinic, along with Boarding, Grooming and Daycare are open. We would like to thank all of our supporters during this difficult time and are hopeful that upon reopening we can continue in our mission to save the lives of homeless animals in need.

Hello everyone, my name is Penny and I was a rescue puppy once upon a time before I was adopted. I lived in a forever home for a couple of months until my owner's allergies became an issue and I had to come back. We were both very sad about that. But the good news is that my family did teach me my basic commands and how to use the outdoors for my personal business. So when I find a new forever family they can help me keep up with my training. I'm currently living with a foster family and they say I'm a sweet little girl that loves to give kisses-and I do! I also like to play with my toys, and if I can get someone to throw my ball, I'll bring it back again and again. There are times when I act a little shy, but once I'm comfortable with you, I'm all yours! I'm very happy living with my foster family, but a forever home is where my heart belongs. P.S. Valentine's Day is right around the corner!

My name is Arlington and I was once considered a stray when I was picked up while wandering around town. No one came to claim me while I spent time at the stray center, so I was sent to LTBHS in order to find a forever home. And I did, though it was only for a few weeks, not my fault, honest! So here I am, hoping to find another forever home, only this time I'd like it to be FOREVER! I'm a very friendly guy, handsome too, and I'm less than two years old. It's a brand new year, a time to start over, so I would like a new family to love and snuggle with, please let it be yours. Purrs, Arlington.
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

It's Valentine's Singles Week at the Cherryland Humane Society. We're featuring cats and dogs that would prefer to be the only animal in the house and our Valentine's Day singles are ready to mingle! Bodie and Petunya are our single doggies. They are looking for a human to love them and only them. Layla and Clooney are the kitties. They prefer sleeping alone.
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


LENORE IS THE AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK.  Lenore was rescued by AC PAW the day after she gave birth to a litter of kittens. Unfortunately, we don't know much about her past but we do know, even though she was very tired and underweight, she was a good mom to her babies. Lenore is a beautiful six year old Russian Blue type cat.  Some people think Lenore looks a little grumpy but we prefer to describe her facial expression as regal.  She is very gentle and loving in her own way and is still discovering the joy of humans.  She isn't much of a lap cat yet but she likes to be petted and have her back scratched indefinitely. Recently, she decided sleeping in bed is a good thing to do.  During the day, she likes to nap in a chair, preferably one in the sun with a soft blanket. Lenore is learning to play with toys. She likes soft balls, strings of yarn and dislikes anything noisy. She also likes to ride in the car. Even though Lenore would like to find her "bestie" soon, she is very patient and willing to wait for just the right person.  A mature woman who lives in a quiet home without any other pets would be best for her. You can meet Lenore this weekend along with many of our other very sweet cats ready to go to their forever homes during Petsmart Charities Adoptathon Weekend at Petsmart in Traverse City. It will be the perfect Valentine weekend to open up your heart, adopt a kitty and support animal rescue.
  If you would like to foster or adopt Rascal,
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.


Help From My Friends


Missy wants to be in your company all the time -  inside, outside, living room, bathroom-  you name it and she wants to be there!! Missy would make a wonderful only pet as she will give you all the love you need. She is 4 years oldGreat Pyrenees mix, spayed, on heartworm preventative and up to date on shots. 

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


Meet Oscar. He is an Egyptian Baladi breed.  Oscar is about nine month of age and did come to us all the way from Egypt. Also known as street dogs, Baladi dogs are often dismissed as difficult to train. However, learning to adapt to living on the streets has made them very instinctive and intelligent. As a result of their experiences on Egypt’s streets, they are often shy of people and therefore require extra love and gentleness when first dealing with them. In the end, kindness will make them love you and be loyal to you like no other dog would be.

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

Young handsome, sweet brown tabby Squeeky is about one year old and looking for his forever home. Former street orphan Squeeky is in foster care where he has thrived. His vet care is complete and Squeeky would love to meet you by calling or messaging 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

Rumple is ready for her life! She was a mess when she came to the shelter but just look at her now! This girl had practically no hair due to a nasty untreated staph infection. With a little help from our friends at Grayling Hospital for Animals we were able to see this ugly ducking transform into a swan.
Rumple has a silly, fun loving, rough and tumble personality. She is friendly and comical and very happy.
She does, however, think that cats are really exciting squeaky toys so no cats in a home for Rumple.
We are over the moon happy for this dog to be ready to move on but will be both glad and sad the day that she moves on to her forever home. Rumple is 4 years old, she has been spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped.
Please call the shelter at (989) 348-4117 for more information about Dazzle 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

This week I would like to run a very special dog.  Her name is Foxy-Lady and her owner was very ill and had to give her up.  She does need special care as she is diabetic and needs shots twice a day and she is also partly blind.  Below is her information. Due to her special care she is not at the shelter and people will need to call if they are interested in her.

Foxy-Lady is a 11 year old Pomeranian who has some special needs. Her previous owner went into a nursing home and she is now looking for someone to care of Foxy-Lady. She is mostly blind and takes insulin twice a day. She is very sweet and loves attention. Foxy is pad-trained and eats like a horse. If you are interested in making Foxy part of your family for the time she has left please contact Mary here at the Humane Society. 231-238-8221. (Due to this dogs care she is not at our facility but Mary can help you with any questions you might have).

Please visit their 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 

Meet Oscar. He is an Egyptian Baladi breed.  Oscar is about nine month of age and did come to us all the way from Egypt. Also known as street dogs, Baladi dogs are often dismissed as difficult to train. However, learning to adapt to living on the streets has made them very instinctive and intelligent. As a result of their experiences on Egypt’s streets, they are often shy of people and therefore require extra love and gentleness when first dealing with them. In the end, kindness will make them love you and be loyal to you like no other dog would be. Read more about him here.

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