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

Hello, I'm Marty and I'm a young Beagle/Terrier mix that was rescued along with some other pals of mine. I'm a friendly little guy and would like a forever home with a family that loves little characters like me. I have a sweet personality and I can't wait to share it with you. I like other dogs, but if you could bring in your furry friend to meet me first, that would be great. Cats are on my "to do" list, I still need to meet up with one to let you know how I feel about them. Okay, so I was able to check one more thing off my list and that's cats. I'm a little bit shy around them. And children would be okay too as long as they don't mind kisses, I love to lick faces. If a Beagle mix is what's on your mind, then I hope you'll come see me soon.

Hi there! My name is Ella and I'm a beautiful, green-eyed gal looking for my forever home. I'm only 10 months old and on the petite side, so if you're searching for a sweet, playful little girl, then look no further!
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

Meet sweet Oliver. He is approximately three years old and the sweetest, snuggliest cat you will ever meet! He came to us as a rescue from a home that the owner moved out of and left their animals. Oliver was severely emaciated, weighing only 3 pounds and was in very poor health. This kitty is now neutered, very healthy but still a smaller cat. 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


 Ralphie came to A C PAW from a very kind and compassionate lady who has been caring for Ralphie and his littermates since they were born six years ago.  She owned a dairy farm where people would just abandon their cats and drive away. She took care of all of the cats, making sure they were spayed/neutered and vaccinated.  Because of health concerns, it has been difficult for her to care for them all and asked A C PAW if we could help find them homes. Ralphie has only known one
person his whole life. This sudden change was difficult for him at first, but he is adjusting well. He is a very handsome, very big lovable fellow, a tiger and white short hair kitty. A quiet adult home
would be best for him because that is what he is used to.  He should be okay with other cats if introduced slowly.  If you think you would like to adopt Ralphie, 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


Payton is 5 months old and just the cutest little kitten. She has the loudest purr around. Payton has been spayed, is up to date on shots and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. Indoor home 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

Pica is a six month old Australian Cattle Dog who is now here at the shelter. Pica is a very sweet but shy girl.  Once she feels comfortable around you, Pica will be your shadow. Because she is only six months old, we are going to require some professional dog training just so she  and her new family will get a head start on a wonderful life. We would like to see some form of a physical fence and some room to run.  We don’t think an electrical fence would be a good idea for Pica. Pica came to us as an owner surrender and it was a good thing that she came here.  The previous owner had no clue how to raise/train this kind of dog.  Thankfully she realized it early on. We are hoping we find that perfect home for our Pica girl.  If this is something that might interest you, please come and spend some time with her at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.

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

PREMIUM DOG ALERT!!!! Tammy is ready for a home and some lucky family is going to get her! It could be you! Tammy is a 2 year old amazing mutt. She is friendly, smart, silly and beautiful. Most other dogs are just fine with Tammy but cats look like something to chase. She is a very fast learner and an active girl so she is looking for an active family willing to take her hiking or running and ready to throw a toy a few dozen times so that she can chase after it. As Tammy is only 2 you can expect her to require some training so an adopter must be willing to put some time in to help Tammy be all that she can be. This dog would love to have a fenced in yard to romp around. Tammy has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations and has been micro-chipped. 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

 Omodie is a neutered male Min. Pinscher/Yorkie mix around 2 years old. Omodie does not get along with children and is looking for a quite home where there are no children coming in and out. He is housebroken and would love for you to come out and take a look at him. 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 

Hello, I'm Marty and I'm a young Beagle/Terrier mix that was rescued along with some other pals of mine. I'm a friendly little guy and would like a forever home with a family that loves little characters like me. I have a sweet personality and I can't wait to share it with you. Read more about me here.
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