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Pet of the Week 2024

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!

Hi there, I’m Jennie, a southern belle with a heart full of gratitude and a tail that wags with joy! Five years of life’s adventures led me from the winding roads of Arkansas to the promise of a brighter future.

I’ve seen a fair share of ups and downs, but through it all, I’ve kept my spirit shining. Now, in the welcoming arms of rescue, I’m on the lookout for a forever home that can appreciate the resilience in my eyes and the love in my wag.

I may not be a pup anymore, but trust me, I’ve mastered the art of companionship. Whether it’s a cozy evening indoors or a leisurely stroll in the great outdoors, I’m ready to share it all with you. If you’re seeking a loyal friend to add warmth and laughter to your days, look no further-adopting me means gaining a lifetime of love and tail wiggles. Let’s make our own story together!

You can meet anytime between 10-5. To learn more about them or fill out an adoption application, visit ltbhs.com.


Hello, I’m Marcel. I’ve been told I’m quite the charmer. My days are mellow, and I enjoy a good cuddle. My purr is a melody of contentment and I’ve been known to be a loyal companion. I have a chronic illness, but it doesn’t define me. It just means I savor each moment a bit more. I’m looking for a loving home to spend my golden years. Adopting me means having a friend who will cherish every second with you. I promise, you won’t regret letting me into your heart. Please come and meet me soon! Love, Marcel

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 www.ltbhs.com


Cherryland Humane Society

Well hello there, my name is Daisy and I really am as sweet as honey! I love to play, snuggle, take walks (to sniff all the critters who were there before me), sleep right next to your side, hoard my toys, and steal bananas. Mmhmm, I agree, I do sound adorable!
How did I end up at CHS you may ask… My previous family loved me lots, but unfortunately my mom got really sick and was no longer able to offer me the care I needed. Yeah, it was hard to adjust to shelter life, but I did it! Go me! AND I have made some awesome new friends! Which is pretty impressive for me because new friends do make me nervous. A family who can be patient with me is a must. I communicate beautifully when I need space or some help, so a friend who is a great listener would be perfect for my dainty heart.
Once we have broken the ice, I ADORE my humans. My best friend at the shelter, Rebecca, is my favorite human. I see her and I light up! My booty wiggles, my smile widens, and I can’t help but hug and kiss her. I can’t wait to have this bond with my new family. Think we could become friends, or better yet, family!?
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 cherrylandhumane.org



One stormy night, Opal was rescued from a shed, a scared but sweet cat. She was already spayed and so friendly that we feel she must have been someone’s pet, but we know no more about her. Opal runs to her TC Paw foster mom to ask to be petted and will paw at her for more attention. She loves to be close so much that her foster mom says it’s difficult to get a good picture. We discovered a thyroid condition that requires inexpensive medicine that Opal gobbles up mixed with her food. She’d be happy as the only pet, but with careful introduction, could be okay with other pets. Opal has never met a stranger. She likes everyone and will be an affectionate, attentive companion.


If you would like to meet Opal go to our website at www.tcpaw.org and fill out an adoption questionnaire. A volunteer will contact you. 

TC Paw Cat Rescue was formed in the Spring of 2023 after the well-known northern Michigan rescue group AC PAW retired their rescue program for cats and dogs. Their mission is helping cats and kittens in the greater Traverse City region through rescue, spay/neuter, fostering, adoption, education and community collaboration.

From the Charlevoix Humane Society

This little cutie is Snowball. Snowball is considered a special needs dog as she is totally deaf, but she doesn’t let a little thing like that get in her way! Snowball is full of spunky sweetness and has wonderful manners. Snowball was originally adopted from us several years ago but was found running as a stray in another county and was never picked up. After that Snowball found herself back at CAHS in search of a lasting forever home. Snowball is a bit cautious of other dogs and we think she would be fine with cats. She is also house trained. Open your home to this little lady and we promise she will warm your heart!

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 www.charlevoixhumane.org

From AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

Meet Meatball, a six-year-old male medium mix. Meatball is a rotund guy with a passion for zoomies and culinary delights. He takes treats very gently and has a goofy personality befitting his name. He loves to give kisses! Meatball knows basic commands and does well on the leash. He has lived with dogs before and we are not sure how he feels about cats, but we think he could learn to get along with a feline friend! Meatball would do well with older children and teens. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, housetrained, and microchipped. If you would like to meet Meatball, or would like more information about this handsome guy, please call the shelter at 989-348-4117 or email us at AVASCares2@gmail.com.

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 www.ausablevalleyanimalshelter.org.


From Cheboygan County Humane Society

im is a 8-month-old male kitten. He is pretty shy and prefers to not be held or picked up. Jim came to us a stray when he was much younger so we are not sure how he would do with kids or dogs but he seems to get along just fine with the other kittens here. Jim does use his litterbox. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. His adoption fee is $75.

Please visit their website at cheboyganhumanesociety.org. Or stop by the shelter at 1535 Hackleburg Road, Cheboygan. Call 231-238-8221 for more information. Shelter hours are Mon-Fri 9-4pm and Saturday noon-4pm.


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