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In search of just the right home

After Violet arrived at LTBHS, it didn’t take us long to realize this sweet kitten was deaf.  This isn’t uncommon for white cats, but despite their disability, they usually live full, happy lives.  We knew that we’d have to find a special home for Violet, someone who was willing to be patient with her and help act as her ears. 

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Adopt a Dog

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Hi, I'm Ruby, a six year old black lab who recently arrived here with my buddy, Jay. We're both looking for forever homes, and luckily for Jay he found his. Now it's my turn. I can be a little scared when I meet someone or when I experience new things, but at heart I'm really just a sweet girl who wants to be loved by a family of my own. Since I'm only used to living with Jay, I'd really like to meet any new canine companions I might be sharing a home with. Cats make me a little nervous, but I imagine I would be ok with them, and I'd probably be better off in a home without children because I don't like to share my toys. I have a lot of love to give, and I hope you'll consider making me a part of your family. See you soon. Love, Ruby.

Adopt a Cat

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The name is Charlie and I was found as a stray and my story is probably one you've heard before, so I won't bore you with the details. I'm only a year old, still a young guy with a dream; and that would be for a forever home. I'm trying to make a few friends during my stay here at LTBHS, so far it's a slow process since I'm the new guy and all. Otherwise I'm very friendly and hope you'll come check me out and give me a chance. I want to believe that dreams come true, maybe you can make that happen for me.
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Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is a donor-funded, non-profit corporation that offers a temporary home to companion animals. As a no-kill shelter, our mission is to offer warm shelter, veterinary services, and personal attention to all the animals in our care, as well as proactive methods to control pet overpopulation. Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is committed to educating the public about the humane treatment of companion animals.

Shelter Hours

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society * 1300 West Conway Road * Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
Phone: 231.347.2396 * Fax: 231.347.1243 


Furry friends and their family members are encouraged to attend four-week group courses to build the foundation for a long-lasting relationship. Each dog training class meets for one hour one day a week.

Puppy Training Class -  Mondays from 6-7 p.m. beginning April 7, 2014. Copy of Kristen2013 003

This course provides the techniques to help your puppy learn:

  • Eye contact
  • Impulse Control
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Program Fee: $100

Basic Manners Class -  Thursdays from 6 - 7 p.m. beginning on April 24, 2014.
This course is designed for dogs who are at least six months old and who already know basic behavioral commands. This course will help your dog begin to master:

  • Eye contact with distractions
  • “Leave it”
  • "Stay" in a "sit" or "down"
  • Come when called
  • Program Fee: $100

Beyond Basic Manners Class -  Call for appointment. This course is designed for the dog who has either completed the Basic Manners Course or who has sufficiently demonstrated all of its behaviors. In this course your dog will learn:

  • How to walk on a loose leash
  • How to go to a specific location and stay
  • Not to jump up on people
  • A trick to impress your friends
  • Program Fee: $100

To schedule a dog training session or for more information, please call Kristen Rieder, LTBHS Training Supervisor, at 231-753-2626 or email
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Little Traverse Bay Humane Society

located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey,
is a no-kill animal shelter that offers
pet boarding, doggie daycareand pet grooming services in addition to dog training and pet adoptions