Megan from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning due to COVID-19, but we talked on the phone about Bubba!

Say hello to Bubba! Bubba has stolen staff and volunteer's hearts, and it's no surprise as to why! He is such an easy-going boy who just wants to be outside, sniff all scents he can, and lay in the grass to sunbathe. He'd like to be the center of attention as the one and only pet in the home, and would do best in a quiet, routine home with adults only. Bubba is a very good walker, likes to give kisses, and LOVES to play with squeaky toys! his favorite thing is getting a new toy to squeak every morning! Do you have the right home for this sweet boy?

If you're interested in adopting Bubba, please visit our website at hswestmi.org, or contact our adoptions department at adoptions@hswestmi.org!

Adoption Counselors Needed!

Calling all animal lovers! Now that COVID restrictions are loosening and HSWM will be able to fully open up to the public and volunteers again, we're in need of more Adoption Counselors! Adoption Counselors are our matchmakers--volunteers that help our pets and adopters get to know each other--and are part of sending animals to loving homes each day!

Adoption Counselors must be 18 years of age or older, with great people skills, and ideally a background in customer service! They must be comfortable working around domestic animals and speaking to customers and staff. Using basic technology will be required for this volunteer position, though we will be training all new volunteers to make sure they are supported and succeed in their new roles! We are looking for Adoption Counselors to help us with daily adoptions, Tuesday through Friday, for any available shifts, including 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 2pm-4pm, or 4pm-6pm.

Interested in interacting with our adoptable pets and helping them find furever homes? Please contact Ashley our Volunteer Coordinator at adahl@hswestmi.org to find out more about becoming an Adoptions Counselor!

Georgetown Library Event

Looking for a new reading buddy? Find one at the Georgetown Township Public Library Dog Adoption Event!

Dogs from the Humane Society of West Michigan will be at the library looking for new homes, so if you are searching for a K-9 companion, stop by the Georgetown Township Public Library in Jenison, on Saturday, June 5th, from 1pm to 3pm, to meet a few, and maybe find your new best fur-iend!

Freaking Out Fido Seminar

Is your dog sensitive to noise? Clings to you like Velcro? Afraid of people new places, the car, etc? Then you should sign up for our Freaking Out Fido Seminar!

Learn how to recognize the subtle and not-so-subtle ways your dog is trying to say help me! We explain methods of calming your dog and ways to teach him to be brave. This is a practical guide for you and your freaking out Fido! Our next seminar will be held next Saturday, June 5th, from 1-4pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a recent lack of consistent interest, we have changed the way we will be hosting this seminar! We need a minimum of two participants to run the seminar, which we plan to hold on the first Saturday of every month. When/if we receive enough interest we will reach back out to update you. Please sign up through our website at hswestmi.org/seminars

Shelter Hours Update

We’d also like to let the public know that HSWM will be closed to the public both this Thursday, May 27th for staff training, and this upcoming Saturday, May 29th for construction. We will be open for our regular hours throughout the rest of the week.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we improve to better serve you and the pets in our care!

Please visit www.hswestmi.org to view profiles and learn more about adopting!

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