A responsible, loving, and permanent home for EVERY pet, and a heightened public awareness of the benefits of pets to mankind.
Our Featured Dog...
Bear is a very handsome, 6-year-old Husky mix. He arrived at the shelter because his owner could no longer care for him. Bear is a pretty laid back guy; he loves to go for walks during the daytime and curl up at your feet during the evening. He's okay with other dogs for the most part, but he should definitely not be around cats or other small animals (including small dogs). Bear is housebroken and walks well on the leash. If you think you may be interested in Bear, please come visit him today!
Our Featured Cat...
Zelig is a 1 year old, neutered, short haired cat who has been with us since January. He can be a little on the shy side, and doesn't like a lot of sudden movement so we would like him not to go to a home with small children. Once Zelig is comfortable, he really comes out of his shell. He is a sweet, affectionate cat with a great personality who would love a home with another kitty to play with and LOTS of toys! If you think Zelig would make the perfect new addition to your family, come and visit with him today!
Our hours of operation:
Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. *****Adoptions end at 4:15 Monday through Friday, and Saturday adoptions end at 2:15.*****
Who We Are...
- A 501 C3 nonprofit organization
- Independent - not affiliated with any other organization or governmental agency
- Dependent upon donations, fund raising activities, estates, planned giving, memorials, and occasional grants for operation
- Funds received are used locally
- We receive no government funding for operations
- Not political in nature
- Not activist in nature
- We deal only with puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats
Working to provide a bright and positive future for all pets!
Adopting a Friend...
Once you've come to our shelter and visited with an animal that you would like to give a forever home to, here is how the adoption process works:
1. Fill out an adoption application.
2. If you rent your home, we will need either a copy of your lease agreement stating that it is OK for you to have an animal, or a phone number where we can reach your landlord to get verbal permission.
3. If everything on the application looks good, we will then proceed to an adoption room where an Adoption Counselor will guide you through the rest of the paperwork and adoption process and answer any questions that you might have.
Dogs and Puppies: $40, plus a state-required minimum $25 spay/neuter deposit* if the dog you've chosen is not fixed.
Cats and Kittens: $30, plus a state-required minimum $25 spay/neuter deposit* if the cat you've chosen is not fixed.
*The deposit will be returned to you once you have provided us proof that the animal has been spayed/neutered.
***A full spay/neuter deposit may be required for certain animals. Please ask a shelter employee for more information.***
NOTE: We are currently working through a grant that we received from the state to have all of our pets 4 months of age and older spayed/neutered before going home. If the pet you have adopted is not yet fixed, the animal will be taken to the vet for surgery within the next day or so and you will pick up your new pet from the vet afterwards. The surgery itself will be at no cost to you, but any additional veterinary care or medication will be at your own expense.
Please remember when adopting a pet:
- Although puppies are cute and cuddly, they require a great deal of time, patience, money, and understanding.
- Do some research on the breeds you are interested in to ensure that they will be a right match for your home, family, and lifestyle.
- We do not have a vet on staff, and, while we can recognize and treat some illnesses, we cannot be held responsible for any unknown condition.
- All animals adopted from us are required to be spayed or neutered.
- Our animals are adopted out for the purpose of being family pets. We do NOT adopt animals out to be fought, bred, or live solely outside.
-Pets are expensive and frequently have unexpected expenses. If you are unprepared or unable to pay a surprise vet bill that could total over several hundred dollars, adding a pet to the family may not be financially feasible for you.
Come Visit Us!
Cherryland Humane Society 1750 Ahlberg Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686