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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

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. I will need a fenced in yard, however, so I don't go roaming. Cats are okay, though I'm a little bit shy around them. And children would be okay too as long as they don't interfere with my feeding time, because I don't like to share my food! If a Beagle mix is what's on your mind, then I hope you'll come see me soon.

Howdy, my name is McPhee, and I'm really hoping to find a new home soon. I'm just one of the many super cute (if I do say so myself) kittens at the shelter right now. And guess what?! I heard that my adoption fee (and all other kittens) is only $30. OR if you want double the fun, take two of us home for $50! I can't think of anything better!

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

Here he is......Ace! He is only a year old and is very smart AND handsome! His owner had to surrender him due to being deployed to Iraq. Ace is a Lancashire/Heeler mix and has even had some Agility training! He is one of my favorites! Lets find this cutie pie a home! 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


KIBBLES IS OUR A C PAW PET OF THE WEEK.  Kibbles is a very special cat who is going to need a very special person who understands FIV (Feline Aids) and knows it is not a death sentence.  Kibbles came to A C PAW three years ago when his owner sadly passed away. When combo tested, Kibbles
tested positive for FIV. Cats with FIV usually live long healthy lives and cannot infect other household pets. Myth is that a cat can pass on FIV by living with other household cats sharing water bowls and cleaning each other. The fact is that FIV is only transmitted through deep/blood drawing bite wounds. FIV+ cats can live happy lives in socialized multi-cat households. They do not have a higher incidence of iillness and can live the same lifespan as non FIV+ cats.  Kibbles is in a foster home. His foster mom says he is a snuggle bug who loves your affection. He will cuddle with you while you sit and
greet you when you have been away, wanting to tell you about his day and wanting you to know how much he appreciates you.  He is a wonderful, sweet cat who is very special and deserves the chance to have a home where he will be forever loved.  Kibbles is a very handsome black short hair five year old kitty. If you are intereted in adopting any of our wonderful cats, 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


Missy is a 4 year old Great Pyrenees mix with the gentle giant personality. She is looking for a nice home with a comfy couch and a home without cats. Missy has been spayed, micro chipped and is 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

Gavin is our Alaskan Husky/ Akita mix that has been with us since April. Gavin is a wonderful, smart and active dog who looking for his “forever” home. He loves to go for walks and play with the other dogs.  Barb Green, owner of Dogs World North, has graciously allowed us to take Gavin to her facility so Gavin can get extra playtime and training. Gavin is a quite vocal.  He loves to carry on a conversation with you.  He looks at you like he truly understands what you are saying.
 Gavin’s new owners should know and understand this breed to make his adoption a success.
Gavin deserves the best.  We are looking for that special home for our Gavin.  Please come visit with Gavin and see if he may be the perfect fit  for your family.

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


Siblings Susie and Oakley are looking for their loving forever homes. This dynamic duo are about three months old, they love their human and four legged foster family, are well behaved, very entertaining and downright sweet. To meet Oakley & Susie, 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

Acting your age is for quitters. Sybil is a 6 year old brindle who loves to play ball. She's looking for a new home while waiting to hear back from the Baseball Hall of Fame about her induction. She loves soccer, especially if she can pop the balls. Sybil is also a track and field star, adept at hurdles; she climbs fences with relative ease. But don't think she's all brawn and no brains; Sybil knows several tricks. Sybil is housebroken, spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and looking for a home with a yard where she can play catch for the rest of her days. 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

Keisha is a Rottweiler mix that is a spayed female just over a year old.  Keisha does like cats and kids but does not get long with other dogs.  She is shy but friendly and would love for someone to come and take her home.
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.


Lite 96.3 Features 

Put a visit on your calendar.

Lite 96.3's New Business of the Week is perfect for a fall afternoon... the new Resort Pike Cidery and Winery. Crisp Michigan apples make delicious hard ciders and Resort Pike Cidery has so many varieties, you'll want to make this a frequent stop on your wine trail tour. Read all about their new location and get ready to plan a tasting visit here.

Swingshift and the Stars is back!

Join Lite 96.3 for another exciting season of Swingshift and the Stars! This year, 23 local charities are in line to recieve help from the community. Lite 96.3's Tim Nixon is a judge and we are inviting you to join him for the next event Friday, October 20th, 7pm at the City Opera House in Traverse City. This is a fun night of entertainment, dancing and a great way to help organizations that keep our area moving. Can't make the event? You can also donate here.

Teddy Bear Patrol is on the move.

The Lite 96.3 Teddy Bear Patrol delivered bears to first responders and those agencies that work directly with children.  Your donations have provided hundreds of bears and they so appreciate it! Click here to read more.
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. I like other dogs, but if you could bring in your furry friend to meet me first, that would be great. I will need a fenced in yard, however, so I don't go roaming. Read more about me here.
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