Pet Pals Program

Do you do a little happy dance when you receive a handwritten letter in the mail? What if that letter was from a shelter animal and it was personalized just for you? How cool would that be?!

The Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Pet Pals program allows you, or someone you love, to receive a handwritten card in the mail from one of our very own adoptable animals! They will introduce themselves and tell you all about their time in the shelter. You’ll learn their story and we will even help them include a cute picture of themselves. This program is great for the young animal lovers in your life, loved ones who live far away, someone who needs a mood booster, or even for yourself! Not only will you have the joy of receiving personalized letters in the mail, but you’ll be supporting the lifesaving work we do every day at LTBHS!

Program Info

How to Sign Up: Call or email Shannon Graves at 231-347-2396 to sign up or email at and include the following:

  • Name and age of recipient. If the recipient is an adult, age is not required
  • Mailing address of recipient
  • Preference of a letter from a dog or cat
  • Specific information about the recipient you wish to be mentioned in the letter, (i.e., a favorite animal or pet at home, favorite hobbies, a birthday coming up, etc.)

There is a $10 fee per letter, or you can sign up for a one-year subscription for $100 and receive a letter once a month! The cost of each letter supports the animals in our care and helps us to provide more beneficial programs for the community. Payment can be made by cash, credit/debit card, or check made to LTBHS.

Contact Shannon Graves at 231-347-2396 or to sign up or for further inquiries.

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