The following animals are available for adoption. If you find an animal you’d like to adopt please contact the organization directly. Lowell’s First Look does not assist with the adoption process. And if you’re looking to add to your family and don’t see an animal below, each organization has additional cats, dogs, or farm animals looking for new homes. Pet profiles and photos are provided by each organization.
For additional information about each organization visit their websites or read our intro article to Furry Friday! The following pet profiles are provided by each rescue.
Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary
Those involved with Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary take pride in finding the right home for dogs in their care. Here are their pets of the week.
Jack ended up heading to MAS as his human family got divorced. His D.O.B. is 5/21/12. He did live with a dog in the previous home, but is picky about the dogs he likes here. He is not a fan of kitty cats, so best in a home without them. He can be shy at first, and then seems to warm up to you. He is a bit independent, and can be super funny in his antics.
My name is Cheeto! My DOB is 2/27/17. I’m very young and fun-loving, and would love to find someone that likes to run and be on the go as much as I do! After a good run, I’m happy to settle down and snuggle. I can be a little shy at first and need to work on some manners, so a home that could help me work on those things would be great for me. I did well meeting kids at MAS, but I can be jumpy and excited, so a home with older kids might be best for me.
Vicky’s Pet Connection
Vicky’s Pet Connection works with the Kent County Animal Shelter to rescue cats and kittens. They also take in dogs older in age and those needing special care. Here are their pets of the week.
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue look to find dogs in their care forever homes with the help of foster homes. Here are their pets of the week.
This big, lovable doofus is Balou! Balou is a 1 year old, 70 pound GSD mix who came to our rescue all the way from our sister organization, Animals Lebanon in Beirut, Lebanon. He is so much fun! He’s sweet, happy, and has the most positive attitude about everything. He’s smart and loves to learn; he knows basic commands including sit, down, and shake and is learning more things everyday! Balou would do best in a home without cats and children under 8. He loves dogs and he loves to play. Balou is house trained, crate trained, and would benefit from puppy classes. He is neutered, microchipped, up to date on his vetting, and ready to meet you! His adoption fee is $300. To adopt Balou apply at www.rescueofhope.com/adoption-application/
This sweet girl has a special place in our rescue. She has had a rough start to her life. After being found in an abandoned house with her 9 puppies, Blossom came to our rescue from our good friends at Detroit Pit Crew. While you can tell Blossom’s life hasn’t always been great, she is extremely sweet and affectionate. She can be a bit timid around men at first and flinches at fast movements or loud noises. Blossom needs slow introductions to dogs, but after a short while and a little bit of familiarity she is very playful and kind. We aren’t yet sure how she does around cats or smaller children. Blossom will need a home with lots of love, guidance, experience, and patience. We recommend a home that will take her to obedience classes, not only to train her on good habits and behaviors, but to build that very important bond with her new family. She is a hard worker, and she is so eager to please; in the right environment this amazing girl will flourish and shine so brightly. She has already learned ‘sit’, ‘down’, and ‘roll over’. Blossom is also crate trained and house trained! She is a 45 pound, 2 year old Staffy Mix. Blossom will be microchipped, spayed, and up to date on her vetting. Please consider this special girl, she deserves to be spoiled. Her adoption fee is $200. To adopt Blossom apply at www.rescueofhope.com/adoption-application/