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Lake Haven is run by the kindness, hard work and dedication of its over 100 volunteers.  Volunteering is a great way to earn class credit, add a skill to your resume, build character and give back to the community.  We are always looking for the right volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.  If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must volunteer with you.


Volunteering opportunities are available in the following areas: 

In Newaygo

  • Newaygo Shelter Support volunteer (cleaning cages/feeding animals/laundry, etc.) (job description!)

Various Opportunities Throughout Service Area

  • Animal transport (job description!)

  • Fostering Cats or Dogs in your home. (job description!)

  • Fostering Puppies – If you’re willing to foster a few puppies we can use your help. We have many work-at-home moms who foster for the experience it gives their kids. (job description!)

  • Fostering Kittens – We have many work-at-home moms who foster kittens for the experience it gives their kids. (job description!)

  • Fostering Dog with New Born Puppies in our home. (job description!)

  • Fostering Cat with New Born Kittens in your home. (job description!)

Special Events

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out our volunteer form. Please be sure you have read and understand the requirements of a volunteer role before signing up. Thank you!!


Have volunteering questions?
Please email

Donations Online

Please Consider Donating to Lake Haven!  Lake Haven is a recognized 501(c)3 organization, so ALL donations are tax deductible.


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PayPal or Credit Cards

Donations By Check
Funding is needed in order to provide medical care (including spaying/neutering), housing, food and transportation needs. 

  • General Fund.  Funding provides food, material supplies, medical supplies and shelter.

Checks made payable to Lake Haven can be mailed to: 

Lake Haven 

551 Pickerel Lake Dr.

Newaygo, MI 49337

DID YOU KNOW:  All of our support at Lake Haven comes from donors and volunteers. This includes the director of Lake Haven who receives no income for animal rescue. Because Lake Haven is an all volunteer organization, operating from a donated shelter building and foster homes, 100% of all donations received benefit the animals themselves.

HOW IS THE DONATION MONEY USED:  All donations collected go into the general animal rescue fund. This fund is the mainstay of our organization. It is how we pay for all medical expenses of animals that come into our program. It also pays for their food and comforts, heat and air conditioning. We also have a low-cost spay/neuter program for the public, but that is a separate fund not paid for by donations.

Donating Supplies
Lake Haven is always in need of the following supplies:

  • Walmart or Gas gift cards
  • Bleach
  • Blankets
  • Bath Towels
  • Paper towels
  • Dish detergent
  • Laundry soap (liquid)
  • Garbage bags (33 gallon and/or tall kitchen bags)
  • Small and Large Litter pans
  • Diamond naturals cat food
  • Diamond naturals dog food
  • Diamond naturals puppy food
  • Diamond naturals canned dog food)

How to Donate Supplies

Supplies can be dropped off at the shelter in Newaygo (231-652-7507).  If you can't make it to the shelter call and a volunteer might be able to pickup donation.

Support No-Kill Animal Shelters  Lake Haven believes that the "No-Kill" approach to ending the unnecessary killing of dogs and cats is a sound approach. Unfortunately, most people do not know that most of the largest animal support organization in this country ignore the successes of "No-Kill" shelters and continue to destroy adoptable animals. How is the money you donate being used by these organizations?

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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.