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H.O.P.E. Celebrates Adopt-A-Dog-Month

What Can An Adopted Dog Bring To Your Life?

There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world! That’s why -- during American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in October -- we’re encouraging people to adopt a rescue or shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.

Are you looking for

  • an exercise buddy?
  • a best friend and confidant for your child?
  • a dog you can train with to learn animal-assisted therapy?
  • a partner in agility competitions?
  • a constant companion for your favorite senior citizen?
  • a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work?

    An adopted dog can be all these things -- and so much more!

We have friendly dogs looking for a 2nd chance at a forever home. During the month of October we are reducing our adoption fee to $50. An approved application is required and can be completed online or here at the shelter.

If you're not ready to adopt quite yet but willing to help out, Super One Foods of Ironwood is selling "Dog Bones" for a $1 donation. All proceeds will help us with our goal of adopting 10 dogs this month.

Thank you for your support!


Kya is a fun, friendly 10 year old Pit Bull that recently found her way into our shelter family. She's a spunky girl that is full of love, light, and a zest for life! This sweet gal has a smile a mile wide! She loves human companionship and enjoys quiet, loving snuggle time with the Staff. Despite the sparkle in her eyes and the wag in her tail, Kya has a medical issue that she needs some help with. Kya arrived at the shelter with a softball sized mammary tumor, which is causing her much discomfort, which needs to be removed. The cost of Kya's necessary surgical procedures is estimated to begin at approximately $800.




















We are reaching out to our faithful friends and supporters in the community to help us cover the costs of Kya's medical procedures, which she so desperately needs. She has suffered with this problem for longer than she should have, and we need to do the right thing for this lovely girl. We have a fund set up to raise funds for Kya through PayPal, if you are able to make a contribution. You may also drop off your donation directly at the shelter, in the form of cash or a personal check. No donation amount is too small. When you make your donation, please specify that you are donating towards Kya's medical costs.


We are also seeking a quiet, comfortable, stress free foster home, in which Kya can recuperate after her surgery. The shelter can be a stressful place for the dogs, and we want her to be able to rest and get the one on one loving care she will need to get her back to her sweet, spunky, adorable self as quickly as possible. If you are able to foster, please contact us at (906)932-1511 or stop by the shelter for an application.

Thank you for anything you can do for this special lady, whether sharing her story, making a donation, or fostering. Every little bit helps. We have an amazing group of supporters in our community and we know you will help us make this happen for this sweetheart of a gal. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


KYA's surgery went well and she is recovering nicely in the care of Karen Mallum, DVM @ Lake Road Veterinary Clinic. We will keep you posted on her progress. Thanks for all your support and well wishes!


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2 year old neutered male Pit Bull / Lab mix that arrived from a higher kill shelter in lower Michigan. He is a handsome, fun-loving dog that loves attention and playtime. He needs a little more work walking on a leash but does know some basic commands and is eager to please.

Ojibway Correctional Facility Graduate

4 year old neutered male Pit Bull mix that was found stray in Ironwood. He's friendly, well-behaved and very smart. He would make a loyal companion for someone that doesn't have any other dogs or cats in their house.

In foster

8 year old neutered male Black Lab mix that was recently surrendered. He is friendly but can be protective of his owner. He would make a nice watchdog and would fit in well with other dogs.




1 year old spayed female Shepherd mix that was found stray in Ironwood recently. She's very shy and scared in her kennel but once out of it she warms up nicely. If you have a tennis ball, watch out, she's ready to play!


Ojibway Correctional Facility Training Graduate!

9 year old neutered male Pit Bull mix that was surrendered. He's a well-behaved, loyal dog with an owner who will be firm and consistent. He has nice car manners and is a friendly, active dog.



@ Ojibway Correctional Facility Training

1-2 year old spayed female Lab mix that was recently found stray in the Watersmeet area. She is a very people friendly dog that is full of energy but does settle down once she's out of the area of the other barking dogs at the shelter.

In foster

Older neutered male Husky mix that was recently found neglected. He is quite active for his age and, being a Husky, quite independent.

In foster

10 year old spayed female Black Lab that was recently surrendered. She is an extremely sweet, older dog that was well taken care of. She's had maybe a few more treats than she should have but she would make a nice dog for someone looking for a slower companion.

@ Ojibway Correctional Facility Training

8 year old neutered male Lab mix that was recently surrendered along with BEAR & BUFORD. He is an excellent companion who walks great on a leash, never leaving your side.

@ Ojibway Correctional Facility Training

2 year old spayed female Boxer mix that was recently surrendered. She is a nice, very friendly dog that loves to cuddle. She is obedient and responds well to firm commands.She would make a nice companion for an active family.


10 year old neutered male Lab mix that was recently surrendered along with BUFORD & CHANCE. He is a loveable laid-back dog who knows his basic commands.He likes to be outside and enjoys going for walks.


8 year old neutered male Lab mix that was recently surrendered along with BEAR & CHANCE. He likes to be outside and is very playful for his age. He will show off his obedience (with a treat, of course) and likes being around people.


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