It’s a sad statistic: 75% of shelters nationwide euthanize pit bulls entering their facility without ever giving them the chance to be adopted.
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society has created The Pit Stop program to help with this problem. Anyone who owns a pit bull or pit mix simply has to visit the shelter, fill out a voucher, and make an appointment at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. At no charge to the owner, the dog will be sterilized, micro-chipped and vaccinated for rabies. This is truly a life-saving program and we hope that pit bull or pit bull mix owners in Emmet County will take advantage of this program to help reduce the number of pits that end up in shelters or worse, get euthanized.
Please help us continue make a difference in the lives of pit bull and pit bull mixes by making a donation to support this important program. To donate, please CLICK HERE or Print a donation form and mail it with your check or credit card information
If you would like to adopt an animal, please explore the two options below to complete our adoption application. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Shelter staff will try to respond to your application as quickly as possible.
- Go to the profile of the animal you are intersted in adopting;
- Click the orange 'Interested in this animal? Click here!' button;
- You will be directed to the Petango site where you'll be prompted to enter your name/email;
- You will then fill out the Petango online application which will be sent to the LTBHS shelter staff to review.
You will need Adobe Reader XI to complete the online forms. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you may use this link to download the free reader:http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
Getting off on the right “paw” with a new family can make or break a successful adoption.
Realizing that training is a wonderful way to bond and learn to communicate at both ends of the leash, the Ruff-to-Ready Scholarship Program was created to allow each shelter dog the opportunity to attend a basic obedience class with his/her new owner and a LTBHS dog trainer. The scholarship covers the cost for each dog to participate, which is approximately $100.
The program was created in honor of Jack Ready, a former LTBHS board member, who passed away in 2010. Jack and his wife, Mary, had a wonderful experience training Jane, a shelter dog, and celebrated with us when she was adopted and thriving in her new home because of her training. The Ready family felt it was extremely important to extend this opportunity to all the dogs at the shelter.
As stewards for homeless animals, we feel it is our obligation to give them every opportunity to succeed, and there is no doubt this program is beneficial to many: LTBHS, new families, and most importantly, the dogs who have now found their forever homes.
Please help us continue to offer this important service to the many dogs who come through our shelter. To donate, please CLICK HERE or Print a donation form and mail it with your check or credit card information
Generously funded in part by the Banfield Foundation