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

They call me Spike, and I know it's your typical cartoon dog name, but I rather like it. Not that I've been watching much television lately, however I've seen enough in my short life to recognize the name. It sort of gives me character, ha ha. Anyway, I'm a lab mix and I'm a happy enough guy who loves everybody, but it sure would be nice to meet my future playmates. I have a lot of energy, so active dogs usually enjoy my company more than passive ones. I'll also need a crate for quiet times because sometimes I just don't know when to stop playing. But if you're an active home and need a dog that can keep up with you, then please come see me soon. Sure, I may have a name like a cartoon character, but I'm the funny guy that everyone loves. Since I've been at the shelter for quite some time, I have been made a member of the Lonely Hearts Club which means I have a reduced adoption fee of $75!

My name is Henlee and after living with a loving foster family for a short while with my litter mates, my brother Hartley and I are ready for our forever home. I'm a very sweet tortoiseshell kitten and my brother looks just like me except he's black and grey. I hope we can be your Valentines.
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

 Most of our cats get adopted quickly, but once in a while, for reasons unknown, there will be one special kitty who has not been adopted and has been with us a long time. Mosi is one of those cats. Because we want to see him find his forever home, we will waive his adoption fee. Mosi is one of our senior citizens. He is 11 years old, but still has many quality years left. He would be a wonderful friend and companion for an older person or a couple with no other animals or children. Mosi was adopted from A C PAW several years ago, but sadly owner relinquished to to life changes. He is very sociable and loves to talk to you and should adapt quickly to a new home. He may be a little apprehensive at first when things are new to him, but with love and understanding he warms up quickly. Mosi is a very handsome short hair gray and white tabby. He is front declawed. We are hoping that one special person will open up their heart to this very special guy who so deserves a second chance in a home where he knows he will be loved. If you would like to adopt Mosi or would like more information, 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


Sammie is an easy going cat who enjoys chasing toys around and napping in the sun. She is 3 years old spayed, up to date on shots and tested negative for FeLV and FIV. Indoor home only please.

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

Hawkeye is a four year old neutered male Beagle Bassett Hound who is just adorable. He has been through the prison training program  and passed with flying colors. Hawkeye knows the commands sit, stay, down, come and leave it. Because of that training, we would like to find him his forever home quickly so he does not lose all the valuable lessons that he has learned over the 17 weeks that he was there. When he was younger, Hawkeye was run over by a car and he broke his pelvic bone, but that is healed.  However, he does seem to have a weak back leg that bothers him when he is out in the cold too much. Hawkeye is a happy dog and just wants to be around you and your family.
He can get a little apprehensive meeting new dogs, but he quickly warms up and seems to do well around them. If you are interested in a companion dog that is happy and just wants to be with you why don’t you come and spend some time with our Hawkeye.

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

Do you like long walks, good food, and hiding under the blankets during thunder storms?
What a coincidence! Jenka is a 7 Year old Vizsla here at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter who is finally feeling ready to meet the family of her dreams. She wants to be an only child, because she doesn’t want to share her food and her love with anyone but you. She is afraid of loud noises, especially mortar fire and thunder, so she needs a pet parent who will let her hide in a safe, comfortable place until the ruckus is over. Jenka can be on edge when meeting new people, but when she loves you, her heart is yours forever. She is up to date on vaccinations, micro-chipped, and spayed. Jenka wants to be with somebody who will be able to give her the time and consideration she needs, and who loves to get that leash out and take her to smell the world! For more information about Jenka, 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.


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Pet of the Week 

They call me Spike, and I know it's your typical cartoon dog name, but I rather like it. Not that I've been watching much television lately, however I've seen enough in my short life to recognize the name. It sort of gives me character, ha ha. Anyway, I'm a lab mix and I'm a happy enough guy who loves everybody, but it sure would be nice to meet my future playmates.  Read more about me here.
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