Zucchini and Crop Top, two cute little mice and are back for another turn at adoption. They turn one this week--which means they've been waiting to be adopted for 365 DAYS!

These cuties were born at HSWM and have been in foster care for their entire lives. ONE YEAR is way too long to be hoping for a furever home, especially for pets whose average lifespan is just 3 years! We’d love to see these little guys adopted before their first birthday, can you help us make that happen? Both of these mice are friendly, social, and won't take up much room in your home!


To adopt these snowy babies and give them their birthday wish, visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptablesmallanimals

Bissell Empty The Shelters This Week!

Shelters are full, and homeless pets need help NOW!

Bissell Pet Foundation/HSWM
Bissell Pet Foundation/HSWM

That's why BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell are launching a summer Empty the shelters adoption event, kicking off this week! With their help sponsoring adoption costs, from Tuesday, July 12th to Saturday, July 16th, all of the adult dogs in our care will be just $50 to adopt, adult cats will be $25, rabbits will also be $25, and other small animals will be FEE-WAIVED along with our senior pets!

We'll see you soon, and together let's Empty The Shelters!

Puppy Noses + Yoga Poses

New Year Dog Party Fashion Show
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HSWM and Aptitude Fitness + Yoga in Rockford are partnering together again on Saturday, July 23rd, at both 8am and 9am for another fun Puppy Noses + Yoga poses class!
Snuggling adoptable pups while stretching out your troubles is the best way to start your day. Tickets are only $20 and a portion of the proceeds will go to support animals in need. Register today at www.aptituderock.com!

Grey Muzzle Grantee

Older dogs in Grand Rapids have something to wag their tails about this summer, as HSWM is thrilled to announce that we have been given an annual grant by The Grey Muzzle Organization to help save and improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs!

Hospital Therapy Dogs Dress Up for Halloween
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This grant has helped us give senior dogs like 10-year-old Spike, whose teeth had been sorely neglected his entire life, a second chance. These funds allowed the purchase of new equipment that make lengthy dental procedures safer. Pre-procedure blood work also ensures senior dogs can tolerate the anesthesia needed for their dental procedures. Healthy smiles and improved overall health help senior dogs find homes more quickly, and after his dental treatment, Spike showed a completely new side of himself, playing with toys, basking in the staff’s attention, and quickly found a loving furever home!

Tony Pet Hotel Caters To Pampered Pooches
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The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters like ours and other nonprofit groups nationwide. Over the past 14 years, they have provided more than $3.8 million in grants to support their vision of “a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.” For more details, please visit www.greymuzzle.org

You can get complete information here about the Humane Society of West Michigan.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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