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.
We also received some special information from Carol’s Ferals about Black Cat Awareness Month we thought we’d pass along.
October is Black Cat Awareness Month
In Britain and Japan, having a black cat cross your path is considered good luck! Unfortunately, in the U.S. many people associate black cats with witches, Halloween and other negative superstitions that are far from reality. In fact, black cats often suffer cruelty and harm during Halloween season. We recommend keeping all cats indoors to protect them from weather, wild animals and cruelty. This issue doesn’t apply to only solid black cats. Tuxedo cats, cats with a white chest and sometimes paws, are equally hard to place.
10 reasons to adopt a black Cat.
10. You’ll save money on their Halloween costumes
9. You can always find them in the snow
8. Holding a black cat is very slimming
7. Black cats will match any decor
6. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair
5. When you love a black cat luck is on your side
4. Black cats are like onyx—a beautiful gem.
3. They don’t care what color you are!
2. Research suggests black cats are friendlier
And the number 1 reason:
They are the least likely to be adopted.
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.
I’m Gwen! I’m a young GSP mix (from what the kind people at MAS tell me, I’m not even a year old yet!). I’m super wiggly and excited, and would benefit from a home that could help me learn all those important things I need to know to grow into an awesome adult dog! Since I have so much energy, an active family would be super beneficial for me too – maybe even one that likes running or hiking! I’ve met some other dogs here and done well, and even did well on my cat intro. I did well meeting some kids too…but for now older kids might be best. Come see me soon!
Kenzie is a beautiful Beagle Mix. Her D.O.B. is 8/12/14. She is a sweetie pie. Her past Mom decided to take her to a shelter as she was allergic to Kenzie. Kenzie lived with small children and other dogs. She is a sweetie pie. She needs a large yard to play, and sniff in. She would love walks and play time. Tennis balls are her favorite thing. She needs work on her commands. She would be best with a baby gate, and a safe area. She was not the most comfortable in a crate. She loves attention, and wants to be with you. May be great for a new dog owner.
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.
Tired of coming home to an empty house? Do you have a hole in your heart that Netflix just isn’t filling? Well then, maybe it’s time to add a little fur to your household! Apple and Autumn are a pair of friendly and happy kittens who would love to find a human to entertain and love! These 9 week old babies are sisters and are busy with all the typical kitten activities like climbing, running and wrestling. They really are more fun then a barrel of monkeys! While they can be adopted singly, wouldn’t it be more fun to keep this pair together?
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue
Hearts of Hope Dog Rescue look to find dogs and sometimes cats in their care forever homes with the help of foster homes. Here are their pets of the week.
Analiese is a 4 year old Staffy Mix who came to our rescue all the way from Flint. This sweet kid was being used strictly for breeding. Despite her sad past, Analiese has a warm heart and tender spirit. She is a bit shy at first, but when she warms up she is uncommonly affectionate. There is something truly special inside Analiese. Looking into her beautiful eyes you can’t help but fall in love with her. She is going to fill a lucky home with so much love and laughter. She will need someone who is patient and will work on building her confidence. A confident dog would be ideal for her to live/play/teach her that life is not so scary. She is house trained, great with cats and dogs, and she’s up to date on her vetting. Please consider this wonderful girl. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots. Her adoption fee is $200. To adopt her apply at www.rescueofhope.com/adoption-application/
Archie is a smart and goofy boy who is sure to make you smile! He loves going for slow walks with lots of breaks to stop and sniff the roses (or just some weeds, he isn’t picky!) Archie loves playing with stuffed toys and lounging around the house, but walk time is his favorite time and when he gets the most excited. He gives great kisses and loves riding in the car. He gets along well with other dogs, and we think he does well with cats too. Archie has some arthritis in his hips, but he only lets that slow him down a little. He is crate trained and house trained. Archie is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots. His adoption fee is $200. To adopt Archie apply at www.rescueofhope.com/adoption-application/
Carol’s Ferals specializes in trap, neuter, return (TNR), but they come across “friendlies” who are available for adoption. Here are their pets of the week. They have focused on black cats this week for Black Cat Awareness Month.
Hi, I’m Peppa. I’m appox. a year old, and am here with my mom and my siblings. I was rescued from a barn in the Grand Rapids area where we were living together. We weren’t getting a lot of care, so I’m so glad to be here! I’d be even happier to have a forever home and a family of my own.
Hi, my name is Jojan. I came to Carol’s Ferals as a 2 month old Kitten in 2016. I was scared when I first came, but the volunteers worked with me and now I am friendly and ready for my own family.
Hi, my name is Egypt 2. I came to Carol’s Ferals last December. I am almost 3 years old and am a lot happier than I was when I first came. I would hide at top of one of cat trees. Now I come for attention and I love to watch the chipmunks in the yard. Do you have room for me in your family.