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Adoption Application  Do you want to adopt a pet?  Fill out our application online! It's required.

2018 Holiday Newsletter  Check out our 2018 Newsletter to get an update on what we've been up to and read about those who have made our successes possible. Read about adopters success stories and pictures of their pets, our vets, pet humor, and so much more.

Online Donations  Lake Haven can now accept credit card and PayPal donations from our website. Spread the word!

Self Help for your adopted dog  There are many was you can help your rescued dog overcome common problems like Jumping Up, Barking or House Training. Here are some tips & some recommended reading links

Need Financial Help?  There are many organizations willing to help those who are having trouble affording their pets. This link takes you to The Human Society's page that provides a list of organizations both nationally and by state.

Photo Gallery  We have created a photo gallery of various pictures we have taken of pets we have rescued. In addition we use this gallery for various Lake Haven volunteers to add their pictures AND adopters who have sent us pictures of their new forever pet.  We think you might enjoy the "Slideshow" view of the dog & cat albums.

Lake Haven Documentary  The Grand Valley State University students have completed the mini documentary film about Lake Haven Rescue. They did a wonderful job capturing the essence of Lake Haven.

Low-Income Spay/Neuter Program: Lake Haven Rescue offers a spay & neuter program to low-income residents of Newaygo County. Cost is based on family size and income. Give us a call to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered as 231 652-7507.

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Lake Haven Visiting Hours:  An appointment must be arranged before coming to our facilities for ANY reason.  Most of our adoptable pets are in foster homes so if you can't wait for our Adoption Days then please call 231 652-7507.

Please keep in mind that we are a rescue that operates 100% by our volunteers. Based on our work load applications can sometimes take up to 10 days to process and we usually get multiple applications for each pet.

Adoption Fees: click here to find out more about our adoption fees. All animals fully Vetted and altered.
 Cats and kittens:
   Adult cats - $50 to $150
   All kittens - $75 to $150
   Barn cats - $25
Dogs and puppies:
  Mixed breed - $150 to $250
  Purebred/designer - $250 to $300

What we know about our pets can be viewed by clicking on any picture below. If you still have questions after viewing these details please send an email to Please do not call unless it is an emergency.  

DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT LISTED ON THIS WEBPAGE. We post many dogs & puppies on our Facebook page but many of them are not ready for adoption.

I've Adopted!  So Now What?

What's in the food you feed your dog. The Dog Food Advisor has facts that may surprise you.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions,  

Here are some common concerns people have with rescued dogs?

Our facebook site for our ADOPTABLE Pet info

Our facebook site for you to share your ADOPTED Pet info

Ready to Adopt?

Online Adoption Application  Ready to adopt a pet now?  Fill out our application online!

Printable Adoption Application  Want to submit an application later in person?  Download our printable application!

Adoption Fees  Learn about our fees and the medical services included in those fees.

Special Announcement
"Lake Haven Loves Coonhounds"

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If you have visited us often you might have noticed that we love coonhounds. This was not always the case until a few came our way and we started working with them. We now know that:

(1) They are sweet, sensitive companions similar to many of the other popular hunting breeds like retrievers and pointers. Coonhounds are guaranteed to make you laugh with their silly personalities and sense of humor.

(2) They are an American original. Born, bred and developed in the USA!

(3) Most are not aggressive seekers of attention so a gentle hand on their backs or a stroke to their soft ears quickly leads to melting contentment.

(4) Grooming doesn’t get much easier! A quick swipe over their short, slick coats, nail trim and ear clean will put the polish to a hound.

(5) Most hounds over two years old have a great on/off switch. Full of energy and ready to rock when a job is at hand, then content to laze on the porch or dog bed for hours when it's quiet time.

(6) Coonhounds rarely “borrow trouble”. While they are far from innocent if an opportunity presents itself, they won’t invent or create problems.

(7) Bred and selected to be workers, they have few congenital issues or problems that show up in dogs bred for a particular “look”.

(8) Kid-friendly and dog-friendly! Many hounds were bred to hunt in packs, so they have great social skills for the dog park or in your home.

(9) Soulful brown eyes to drown in and long silky ears to adore.

(10) Stripes and speckles, spots and solids, reds, blues, tan, black, white, colors galore!

If you've adopted a coonhound from Lake Haven send us your success story so we can "Spread the Word" about this gentle breed.


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Lake Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area.  Lake Haven is a recognized 510(c)3 organization that is 100% volunteer operated.