Furry Friday

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!

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.

Bridget was a stray before she came to MAS. Her D.O.B. is 5/29/15. She is a super sweet girl. She is working on her commands and markers. She seems to like other dogs. She is working on lead training as well. Right now she pulls a bit, but is doing better working on it. She likes to play and run and go after tennis balls.

Carley is a very shy dog, that was found running the roads and scared. She is a Boxer Mix. Her D.O.B. is 5/01/12. The staff at MAS is working on lead training with her. She can be quite timid when she first meets you, but will warm up after a bit. She does not have a desire to play with toys, but can be quite playful with her people. She is in a “Shy Dog Group” for the dogs at the sanctuary that take time to warm up with humans. She is doing quite well. She would be wonderful in a home that is willing to continue to work in “Baby steps” with her shy nature. Possibly best in a home with a retired couple that just wants a sweet and loving companion, for company, and lots of walks. No small children in the home. Might be best as an only doggie to.

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.


So, what do you name a momma cat who arrives at the shelter so matted that her babies can hardly nurse? Well, Mattie of course! This pretty young mother did a wonderful job raising her kittens and now it’s’ her turn to be loved! She is a very affectionate and friendly girl and flops right onto her side for attention.

She is really a great cat and you won’t do any better then adopting her! We estimate her to be just around 2 years old so you should have a long life together!

You can meet this kitty at Critter Cottage in Ada (7205 Thornapple River Drive). Store hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10-6 and Friday-Saturday from 10-3.

Don’t even bother coming to meet Charlie unless you are serious about adopting because….you WILL fall in love with this guy! Seriously, nobody meets him and doesn’t come away saying “What an awesome cat!”. At just 4 months of age (as of 8-1-2017) we’re not sure where Charlie got all his personality but we DO know he is a rare find. He’s very affectionate, laid back yet playful all at once. He’s a keeper!

Carol’s Ferals

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.

Monkey (female black with white on chest) and Anton (Male white/gray long-hair).

Monkey here (so named because my tail curls up like a monkey’s tail).  Anton and I have been together for a LONG time and are very bonded.  I am more outgoing and will beg for attention.  Poor shy Anton may put his ears back and hiss when you try to pet him, but he won’t bite.  Deep down, he really loves it especially if you brush him.  My belly looks a little bare, because I’ve been excessively licking my fur.  I’m stressed from being with so many cats.  Anton and I could really use a patient loving home where we’ll be the only two cats.

Meet Drako! Women always seem to fall for the cute shy ones, and I have many wrapped around my little paw.  I love to be petted and will reach out and grab your hand if you quit too soon, but am still a little timid.  Once I find a patient home away from all the other cats, I think in time I will become a LOVE MUFFIN.

Meet Shiva! I’m the official office cat.  I prowl the outer rooms and hallways searching for mice or dropped food.  Since I don’t get along with other cats, I’m not allowed in the cat rooms.  I enjoy people and laps – okay I seem to prefer men, but women are okay too.  You’ll probably find me snoozing on the chair as you come into the facility.

Kitten fun!!!  Come laugh, pet, love, and enjoy our kittens!  Carol’s Ferals has a colorful array of kittens – all need good, loving homes.

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