Meet our Tail of the Week!

 

ROSCO

Look at my ears! Look at my smile! Aren’t I handsome?! The Humane Society of West Michigan isn’t quite sure what my breed is, but they do know I’m very sweet and VERY cute! OH also, you can take me home this month with the FEE WAIVED! It’s adopt a senior dog month, and I’m a very handsome 8-year-old senior!

FUN FACTS:

LIKES: Bacon! And rawhides! Okay, I just like food.

LOVES: Naps! I am the ultimate napper. No one can beat me.

DISLIKES: Other pets. I want to be your only pet, is that too much to ask?

WILL COME WITH: All of my shots up to date. I’m ready to go home with you!

MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

Click here for more details on Rosco and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

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Check out our previously featured Tail of the Weeks below!

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    TAMERA

    Tamera is a 2 year old Chinese Shar-Pei/terrier mix. She is a transfer from Mississippi and is ready to find her forever home!

    FUN FACTS: 

    LOVES: to give puppy kisses (look at the photo above!) and is very mellow and sweet.

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    CAN: be with other dogs! 

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of! She is spayed and ready to go and will also come with a Halloween bandana! 

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! She is ready to find her forever home!

    Click here for more details on Tamera and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

  • SILAS

    Look at that smile! This one-year-old boy could be a model! He’s been at the Humane Society for a just a few weeks, and has already won over the hearts of many volunteers.

    FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: pup cups from Starbucks, Hamburgers from McDonald’s, and taking car rides!

    LOVES: to chill! Silas will lay next to our volunteers while they garden for hours, and he loves to explore the dog park at his own leisurely pace.

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    CAN: learn commands! Already knows: sit, shake, and how to sit pretty (c’mon, that’s adorable)

    BEST TO: Be your one true love- it’s best that Silas be the only pet in his new home.

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He is ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Silas and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

  • Say hello to Nani! She is a 5-year-old Great Dane (90lbs!) from Mississippi. Get to know this cutie a little more down below!

    NANI FUN FACTS: 

    LOVES: people! She is very friendly and social with new people!

    DISLIKES: small animals or cats. 

    CAN: be with other dogs her size. She usually does well with them with a proper intro!

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots up to date, and taken care of! She is heartwarm positive but with her laid back attitude, we think she’ll do well with the treatment!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! She’s ready to find her forever home!

    Click here for more details on Nani and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan! 

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    Say hello to Chesney! He is a 4-year-old chocolate lab mix from Tennessee (hence the name!) who has a lot of high energy! Find out more about this little country boy below!

    CHESNEY FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: hugs!

    LOVES: running around outside! He is athletic and would do great on long walks.

    DISLIKES: Cats :/

    CAN: be with another dog! He has lived with one before but as we mentioned above, he isn’t a fan of cats!

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Chesney and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan! 

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    Meet Hamilton! Hamilton is a 2 year old terrier/pit bull mix. He has lots of high energy. He is heart worm positive, so he does need low activity. A max length of a walk for him would be 2 blocks.

    HAMILTON FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Exploring and helping with puzzles!

    LOVES: Chewing! Give him a rawhide and he will be perfectly content.

    DISLIKES: the kennel. Come visit so he can be taken out of it!

    CAN: be by himself. It’s best if there are no other pets around at first!

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of! All fees would be waived, just pay heart worm medicine.

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Hamilton and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

  • Hi, I’m Benjamin! I’m a four-year-old terrier mix currently living at the Humane Society of West Michigan. They’re SO great, but I’m ready to find my forever home. They all lovingly refer to me as their gym rat, because I can’t get enough exercise! I love long walks and runs, so I think my ideal family would be active like me! I’ve been at the Humane Society since May, so I’m ready to meet you soon!

    FUN FACTS:

    LIKES: to be goofy! Benjamin is just a big puppy!

    LOVES: exercise! He can’t get enough of it!

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    BEST TO: Be your one true love- Benjamin may do well with other pets after he is settled, but it’s best he is your one and only at first!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He is ready to find his forever home!

  • Meet Rocco– You see these kind eyes? They don’t lie! I’m five years old, and currently living at the Humane Society of West Michigan! I love it here, but I’m ready to go home with you instead! My friends here describe me in one word – Hodor. From Games of Thrones (obviously). I’m a big boy and I’m super friendly, just like he was!

    FUN FACTS:

    LIKES: to observe! Rocco can often be found just observing his surroundings.

    LOVES: to love! Rocco is the best at giving hugs and slobbery kisses. He’ll be the first to cuddle right up with his human on the couch. He also loves a good trail or hike, and does great on a leash.

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    BEST TO: be matched in size. Rocco can get along with other dogs who are big like him!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He is ready to find his forever home!

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    DARLING

    Look at that smile! This is Darling, a one-year-old cattle dog mix. She’s got that gorgeous coloring of a cattle dog, with a fun, friendly personality! And clearly, she has mastered smiling for the camera.

    FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: to be outside! This girl loves running around the fenced in dog park at the Humane Society.

    LOVES: people! She’s very affectionate with her humans.

    DISLIKES: nothing that we know of!

    BEST TO: be your one true love! Darling should be your only pet, especially at first.

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots up to date, and taken care of!

  • SADIE

    Meet Sadie! Sadie is a two-year-old terrier, pit bull/mix, who’s a sweetheart who can be a bit shy around new people! Because of her being shy, she’ll need a quiet and routine household because she’s so shy and startles easily!

    FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: to snuggle after she warms up to you!

    LOVES: to get quality family time! Once Sadie gets comfortable and falls in love with you, she’ll never want to leave your side!

    DISLIKES: her kennel! Definitely get her out of her kennel when you come visit because she’s really shy inside of it!

    BEST TO: be your one true love! Sadie should be your only pet, especially at first.

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of!

  • LACHA

    Look at this model girl! Lacha is four-years-old, and was brought into the Humane Society of West Michigan as a transfer. She is so ready to find her forever home- read on for more information on her!

    FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: to explore! Lacha is pretty self-sufficient, and loves to sniff around in the dog park or on a leash.

    LOVES: to look out windows! You get bonus points if you have a big window she can look out. Lacha also loves to learn new commands- this smart girl already knows sit, lie down, and shake!

    DISLIKES: her kennel! Definitely get her out of her kennel when you come visit, as she gets a little stressed out being cooped up!

    BEST TO: be your one true love! Lacha would do well in a home with no other pets.

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! She is ready to go home with you.

    Click here for more details on DOG NAME and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

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    DUMBLEDOG

    Those eyes! Meet Dumbledog! He’s a two-year-old bulldog, american mix. He was found as a stray here in Grand Rapids but now, let’s find him a forever home!

    FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: to play! This is a goofy little boy! Likes to play in the grass as well! And this good boy knows sit.

    LOVES: long, long walks so get your sneakers ready. With that being said, he is good on a leash and a gentle lead.

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    BEST TO: Be your one true love- it’s best that Dumbledog is by himself at first.

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He is ready to find his forever home!

  • Meet June Bug!

    You could say June Bug is famous at the Humane Society of West Michigan, because she’s the Humane Society’s longest current stay! She’s been there since December of 2017, which is WAY too long! This 2-year-old terrier mix LIVES for attention from her humans! (Who doesn’t?!) She’s currently in foster, and her foster humans love how sweet she is, and how happy she is to see them!

    JUNE BUG FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Learning new tricks! Currently mastering: sit/stay/down

    LOVES: Pets, attention, and belly rubs! Also LOVES walks! She is great on a leash, happy to let you lead the way!

    DISLIKES: Nothing that we know of!

    CAN: Be around other pets! It’s best to introduce them first to make sure they’ll get along (just like your human friends!)

    BEST TO: Kennel when not with her humans! She actually prefers to be kenneled while they are away, and at night.

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! June Bug is in foster currently, so contact the Humane Society to set up a meet and greet!

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    Meet Peaches! Peaches is a 2-year-old Terrier Mix. She has been in and out of the Humane Society since February. She came on a transport from CARES (Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter). She was adopted once and returned due to “not having enough room for her or time.” The adopter lived in a smaller apartment. Peaches is EXTREMELY loving. If you kneel down to pet her she is sure to come over and lean against you if not just to sit in your lap. She has a lot of energy so she should go to a home with older kids – it would be easy for her to bump a toddler over because of her size. Peaches had a litter of puppies before arriving at the shelter as well so she’s a mommy! (The Humane Society did not receive any of the puppies.)

    PEACHES FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: To sniff around a lot!

    LOVES: To give kisses and explore!

    DISLIKES: Small spaces. Needs room to explore!

    CAN: be by herself. Peaches should be an only pet at first, but over time, she may be okay living with another animal. Slow introductions are best! She has no history of living with cats.

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! She’s ready to find her forever home!

  • Meet Cousin Eddie! Cousin Eddie is a 2-year-old Terrier Mix. He came to the Humane Society two months ago from Bark Nation out of Detroit.

    COUSIN EDDIE FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Cuddles, exploring, and playing with toys

    LOVES:Car rides and puppaccinos!

    DISLIKES: None that we know of!

    CAN: Be in a home with other pets, but if you have a pet it’s best to bring them in for a play date before adopting!

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Cousin Eddie and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

  • Meet Buffy! Buffy is a 2-year-old Terrier Mix. She came to the Humane Society at the end of February on a transfer from Little Rock. She is currently the office foster because the kennel environment is a little too much for her. Everyone that meets Buffy falls in love with her. She is extremely easy going. She will come up and say hi every once in a while just to check in and then lays on her pillows and takes a nap! She a great mix of being calm and playful. Once you get Buffy out in the dog park, she runs around and will even entertain herself with the toys out there (throws them up and catch them, repeats!)

    BUFFY FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Cuddles, naps and treats

    LOVES:Going on walks! She does GREAT on a leash!

    DISLIKES: Being around other dogs at the moment.

    CAN: NOT be in a house with other dogs. Buffy has not been around cats. The Humane Society of West Michigan suggests a home with no other pets until she is comfortable in her new home.

    Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

  • Meet Neo! Neo has a special place in a few of the volunteers’ and employees’ hearts at the Humane Society of West Michigan. He has come a long way since he first entered the doors at HSWM. When Neo first arrived, he was incredibly shy and despite this, he was quickly adopted. Unfortunately, not long after his adoption, he was returned. This appeared to increase Neo’s shyness. The staff and volunteers jumped into action and started working on Neo’s socialization. Today, Neo is doing much better- it helps if you have hot dogs and a ball he can chase!

    NEO FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Hot dogs!

    LOVES: Using his nose and chasing after toys!

    DISLIKES: Not a huge fan of fast moving things. So if you are throwing a ball, throw it slow! Neo will warm up to it and then you can throw it normal!

    CAN: Be in a house with other dogs! Neo has not been around cats but he has been known to get along with other dogs! Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Neo and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan!

  • Drax is currently living at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s a one-year-old terrier mix, and would you just look at that face! He’s the sweetest boy! While he’s still a puppy, so he loves to play, he also loves to cuddle and give kisses! He would be perfectly content going for a long walk, then laying on your lap on the couch! Drax is also a pretty quiet boy, not even barking around other dogs.

    DRAX FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Going on long walks, sitting on laps, cuddles, and giving kisses!

    LOVES: Windows! Drax is curious like a cat, and loves to look out windows!

    DISLIKES: None that we know of!

    CAN: Be in a house with other pets! Drax is selective about other dogs. It’s best to bring your dog in to meet Drax, before taking him home. Did you know the Humane Society of West Michigan actually encourages you to bring your dogs in to make sure they’ll get along with your new friend? You can let them play together, and even take them for a walk together!

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Drax, and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan! 

  • Baylee is currently living at the Humane Society of West Michigan, where he’s been for about 3 months. This blue heeler mix is just over a year old, and the perfect adventure dog! He’d would definitely thrive in an active family. We think Baylee would do best without other pets in the household at first, until  he gets acclimated to his new environment.

    BAYLEE’S FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: Tennis balls, playing fetch, going on long walks, and sitting for treats!

    DISLIKES: His kennel (get him out of his kennel when you come visit, to see his personality shine!)

    CAN: Sit, lay down, walk on a leash, and crawl for treats (Seriously, watch the video below!)

    WILL COME WITH: All of his shots up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HIM: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! He’s ready to find his forever home!

    Click here for more details on Baylee, and the rest of the adoptable pets at the Humane Society of West Michigan! 

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    Meet Anna Grace!

    You could say Anna Grace is famous at the Humane Society of West Michigan, because she’s been there for way too long! Anna Grace is on a special diet, because she’s had some past kidney issues. We’re not sure why that would deter someone from taking this sweet girl home, but that could be the case. She’s also had two surgeries on her ACL, and will limp occasional, but we think that only adds character!

    ANNA GRACE FUN FACTS: 

    LIKES: To sit on laps! She’s perfectly content sitting on her human’s lap and getting pets.

    LOVES: To lay in the sun! Once Anna Grace finds a patch of sun, it’s hard to get her out of it!

    DISLIKES: her kennel, which is why she became the office foster! You’ll see Anna Grace out and about at the Humane Society of West Michigan, ready to greet you!

    CANNOT: be around other pets. It’s best for Anna Grace to be the only love of your life!

    WILL COME WITH: All of her shots are up to date, and taken care of!

    MEET HER: at the Humane Society of West Michigan! She’s ready to find her forever home!