Dogs & Puppies
UPDATE: Our shelter will remain closed until blood tests of all of our shelter residents indicate that that every animal has protective levels of antibodies and are ready to be adopted. Our Veterinary Clinic, along with Boarding, Grooming and Daycare are open. We would like to thank all of our supporters during this difficult time and are hopeful that upon reopening we can continue in our mission to save the lives of homeless animals in need.
Recently, LTBHS rescued 70 puppies affected by Hurricane Harvey from Houston, Texas. These puppies were set to be euthanized due to overcrowding in local shelters overwhelmed by the storm if LTBHS had not stepped in. Being a part of the solution to help save these animals does not come without risks however, and sometimes heartbreak.
Despite adhering to all vaccination protocols and proper procedures, a few puppies were previously exposed to, and have now tested positive for Distemper. This is an unusual situation, because all animals are quarantined, vaccinated and examined by a licensed veterinarian prior to transport. As we have always done and will continue to do, LTBHS operates with countless policies and procedures in place to minimize the spread of disease and illness. Because of this, all of our shelter dogs and puppies are under quarantine at this time, so we are unable to conduct any adoptions at this time. We apologize for this, and once the quarantine has been lifted, these animals will be ready to find their forever home.
This has been devastating for all involved, and we are dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all animals in our care, as well as animals that are already in their forever homes. LTBHS has reached out to all families who adopted animals on this transport to ensure they receive a thorough medical exam and testing done by a Little Traverse Bay Veterinary Clinic (LTBVC) veterinarian at our expense. Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.