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Closer to Home Animal Advocates

Belleville, MI

Our Mission

Closer to Home Animal Advocates (CTHAA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are a group of caring individuals who work to find forever homes for Norwegian Elkhounds, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and sometimes other breeds as our hearts lead us. We are dedicated to placing dogs that have been abandoned, neglected, or whose present homes cannot keep them any longer. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies, heartworm tested, and on heartworm preventative medication. CTHAA strives to find the best match between the dog and the new forever home. Our goal is to place each dog into a permanent home where it will become a loved and cared for member of the household. All of our dogs are housed in foster homes.

Adoption Policy

Adopting a Dog:

Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog from Closer to Home Animal Advocates. After reading this, please send e-mail to us at and request that an application form is sent to you. There are a few things that we would like you to know before you fill out an application.

1. We sometimes get several applications for the same dog. Placements are based on what we believe is in the best interest of the dog.
2. Not all of our dogs are on the website.
3. We do not even consider an adoption before we have an application on file, have checked references and have done a home visit.
4. We require an adoption fee, which is $250 for dogs over 1 year old and $350 for dogs under 1 year old.
5. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and on monthly heartworm preventative.
6. All other animals in your home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on shots and on monthly heartworm preventative.
7. We prefer that our dogs go to homes with securely fenced yards. Invisible fences are not acceptable.
8. We rescue these dogs for life. Once a CTHAA dog, always a CTHAA dog. If, for any reason, challenges arise do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help. If you cannot keep your adopted CTHAA dog, we will take the dog back until a new home can be found. Try to give us as much notice as possible. We understand that life is unpredictable, and we will always accept a returned CTHAA dog, or help you through a temporary situation so that you can keep him/her.
9. Keep in mind that we are an 'all volunteer' organization. We all have jobs, families, our own pets, and foster dogs. We are also busy working out details with various shelters and other rescue groups, and transporting dogs from the shelters. Often times we have to drive to shelters for emergency situations to save injured dogs that must be picked up immediately or they will be destroyed. Unfortunately emergency situations must take precedence over the application process. We ask for your understanding and patience when we are unable to return your calls or e-mails immediately.

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