Kaitlin 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 Hattie!

Hattie would love to find a quiet, routine home where she can be the center of attention as the only pet. Hattie can be shy and cautious in new situations and with new people, therefore, she'd do best in a home with adults only who are willing to give her some time to adjust and come out of her shell!

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

Private Adoption Service

We know that the decision to rehome a pet is difficult and that it can be stressful for you, your family, and your pet.

Because of this, HSWM launched a Private Adoptions page to support individuals who need to rehome their pet but aren't ready to surrender them to a shelter. This resource allows you to share information about your pet and meet potential adopters to gauge a successful new home, because we know you love and care about your pet, no matter the situation.

For more information on this service, or to see adoptable pets available through private adoption, visit our webpage at hswestmi.org/privateadoptions

Springtime Garden Safety Tips

Warmer weather is finally on its way, and we're so excited for playing outside, gardening, and so many other fun springtime activities!

Mother's Day marks the start of the gardening season for many, and people are starting to plant up their yards, gardens, and boxes in preparation for the growing season ahead! Our furry friends love to join us outside and "help" however they can, but there are things to keep in mind to keep your pets safe while gardening this year!

Always be careful with chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides, as many are toxic to pets. Even natural fertilizers like compost often contain molds and other materials that your pets shouldn't be ingesting. As always, know whether the plants you're sowing in the ground are pet-safe or not, and be careful what blooms you bring inside, like lilies, that may be harmful to the cats in your home.

College Puppy Party

As summer creeps closer and college finals draw near, some colleges are getting creative with ways to help their students blow off steam! Our education team was recently invited to Calvin University to offer some much-appreciated stress relief dog time with their college students during exam week!

We brought along Spinelli, Mac, and Marcus, our education dogs, as well as Manny, and Jetta, new education dogs in training. We'd like to thank Calvin University for inviting us to their campus, (our dogs had a BLAST!) and for their $100 donation to support pets in need!

Does a stress-relief pet party sound like something your college campus might be interested in? Contact our Education Department at heducation@hswestmi.org to schedule a visit today!

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

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