Winslow, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, came to visit.

Andy Rent talked about Winslow with Jennie from the Humane Society of West Michigan on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Winslow is a 10-month-old Terrier Mix who came to us via transfer from South Carolina. He has been known to get along with other dogs however, every situation can be different. We have no history of how he does with cats.

The American Kennel Club says, loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time.

Jennie also said that at this time of year, as many nonprofits are, they are looking to the community for support. One story we have been sharing is the story of Titan. Unfortunately, Titan came from an abusive home where chemicals were tested on his back. As we welcomed him, we thought Titan might come with fear or aggression from his past, yet he didn’t- he was kind. For four months Titan healed at HSWM. Titan now lives in a loving home where he is deeply spoiled and loved. We highlight that Titan is one special example of the thousands of animals who are cared for until they are adopted into a loving forever home. We are asking that the community consider a year-end gift to HSWM. They can do this online at www.hswestmi.org/give.

Also, don't forget Winter Camp. Do your children have cabin fever? Bring them to our Winter Camp! There will be games, education, and animal time each day!

Ages: 7-12
When: January 2nd - 4th  9 AM-4 PM

Cost: $100
Location: Humane Society of West Michigan
(Bottrall Training Center)
Aftercare: 4:15 PM -5:15 PM $10 per day
Register by email: kshippy@hswestmi.org

With Christmas right around the corner we want to remind people of how to keep their pets safe. During the holidays a lot of people will have unfamiliar friends and family over - this can stress a pet out that is not used to that amount of activity. Here are some tips to help your pet:

 

  1. Have your pet in another room with music playing such as iCalm which is a blue tooth speaker that plays music that is designed to calm your pet.

 

  1. Keep an eye on your pet around kids - if a child is not familiar with your pet or vise-versa you want to make sure you are supervising.

 

  1. Keep non-pet-friendly food away!

 

  1. Give your pet something to do - for dogs give them kongs with peanut butter or a frozen treat. For cats give them a new toy or some catnip.

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.