Heather from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning but we talked on the phone about Shash!

Meet Sasha! If you're looking for a buddy to go on outdoor adventures with, Sasha is your gal! Not only does she have the CUTEST smile and the best 'sit'--but this pup is also sweet, snuggly, and active--the perfect dog for the adopter on the go! Sasha loves playing fetch and will chase a ball for as long as you're willing to throw it. This pretty girl is a little nervous when meeting new people, and would likely do best with older, respectful children--but she's also a total foodie and can be won over with treats. Sasha knows how to shake, sit, and likes to give hugs and kisses, and is the best girl around!

To adopt Sasha, visit our shelter or our website at hswestmi.org/adoptabledogs

Gearing up for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 30th, Humane Society of West Michigan will be participating in the global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday!

Donate to support our mission on this important day, and your donation will be matched, up to $15,000, to DOUBLE the positive impact on animals in need!  Huge thanks to this year’s partners, Chow Hound and an anonymous donor, for their generous support.

Plus, be sure to join us as we celebrate the life-saving work of HSWM with an in-person event--more details to come!

Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving Fostering

Looking to help a shelter animal this holiday season? Consider becoming a short-term foster this Thanksgiving, and really give our pets something to be thankful for!

Sign up for this opportunity through the link below by Monday, November 22nd, to open your heart and your home for a week or more to a shelter pet who needs you. Standard foster requirements apply, please email our Foster team at foster@hswestmi.org with any questions!

Sign up at: shorturl.at/cwMS6

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

There's just something special about senior pets, and we find our senior pets are always extra grateful to have homes to call their own!

Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? When adding a furry friend to your family, consider adopting a senior! Often already trained, wise, and lower-energy--senior animals make excellent companions. PLUS HSWM's "Silver Paw" pets (meaning dogs 8 years and older, and cats 10 years and older) are always fee-waived to help them find furever homes!

If you'd like to see all of our senior pets available for adoption, and see if one of them may be right for you, visit our website at hswestmi.org/adopt

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

RANKED: Here Are the 63 Smartest Dog Breeds

Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.