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It’s a gift of love that gives love back…


Houghton Community Broadcasting presents


The Twelve Dogs of Christmas


Dog Twelve-Sponsored by Cypress Manor Health and Rehabilitation

Newton – Hello, it’s great to meet you. I know I am wary of new people right now and try to stay away, but I’m just nervous. I’ve never been around so many new faces before and have lived most of my life in a cage. I’m learning so many new things like walking on a leash and it’s even my first time in the snow! I’m a very smart boy who is very sweet so I hope you’ll consider me for your new friend.  Hooray – Newton has been adopted!

Hoping to bring joy to some furry friends in the Keweenaw:

  • Copper Country Veterinary Clinic
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter

Every dog that is featured may be adopted through the Copper Country Humane Society.  The office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM; Saturday Noon until 5:00 PM.  Or leave a message at 906-487-9560.

Previous Days’ Dogs

basin  Day one Basin – Let’s go for a walk! I love walks and would be a great walking/hiking/running partner. I used to be sled dog but decided that I really didn’t like doing that anymore. Now I just want to hang out with people and be your buddy. I’ve always lived in the great outdoors so I will needs some potty training, but I’m a smart boy and I’m sure the rules of the house quickly. I hope you’ll come and meet me! Basin is 4 years old.  Sponsored by Cypress Manor Health and Rehab.

BlooDay two Bloo – An adorable 6-year-old boy who is well behaved and very social. He and his best friend, Frankie, came to the shelter together. They aren’t a bonded pair and don’t have to leave together, but if you are looking for two dogs, they would be a great choice! Bloo loves to go for walks and absolutely adores human affection. He was a bit shy at first, but he seems to have gotten over it rather quickly and now just wants to be best friends with everyone. He is a great dog!  Sponsored by Gasoline Alley Collision.  Hooray – Bloo has been adopted!

Frankie   Day three Frankie – A sweetheart who came to the shelter with her buddy, Bloo. They are not a bonded pair and don’t have to be adopted together, but if you are looking to adopt two dogs, they would be a great choice! Frankie is a happy girl who just wants to please. She loves being pet and getting belly rubs and really enjoys going for walks. Frankie is a great dog who just wants a home where she can be a part of the family. She is about 7 years old.  Sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehabilitation. Hooray – Frankie has been adopted!

Precious   Day Four Precious – An absolutely sweet and lovable 5-year-old Pit mix. She adores being around people and being affectionate with them. She likes to go for walks, play and settle down for some nice cozy snuggles at the end of the day. Precious would love to find her forever home.  Sponsored by CM Morris Contracting.

ClaraAmelia  Day Five Clara & Amelia – Two super sweet, loving and snugly Plott Hounds. They came in as strays and were never claimed so they are looking for their new forever homes. These sweethearts are a bit shy at first, but will warm up quickly and will soon be giving kisses and want to be your new lap dogs! They both get along great with other dogs, also! These girls are all nose and will definitely follow it if they are loose so they will need a secured yard to play in. We hope you’ll stop by and meet these amazing dogs.  Sponsored by Pepsi of Houghton.

AJ  Day Six AJ – Sweetness alert! AJ is a super friendly, happy and fun boy. He listens well, is very loyal and loving. He would prefer to be the only dog, but may do well with another female. He is great with kids of all ages and has lived with children. He is an amazing boy who can’t wait to find his forever home.  AJ is a 5-year-old English Setter.  Sponsored by Linda Hale, Where People Count.  Hooray – AJ has been adopted!


Caleb  Day Seven – Caleb. Caleb is an energetic, three-year-old boy, with a lot of bounce! He loves to jump, play and run, and is looking for a home where he can be your one-and-only four-legged friend. If you’re looking for a fun-loving and energetic dog, why not introduce yourself to Caleb? Caleb is sponsored by Erickson Feed, Seed and Pet Supply.  Hooray – Caleb has been adopted!


Meeko  Day Eight – Hello! I’m Meeko. I’m a sweet older guy with a great personality and a lot of love to give a new family. I adore people, get along great with other dogs and am just a great boy. I have arthritis and I don’t hear or see that well anymore, but I deserve a great retirement home with someone who will love me. I’m currently in foster care so if you’d like to meet me, please call the humane society at 487-9560 to set up an appointment.  Sponsored by Advanced Tec Body Repair.


Oscar  Day Nine Oscar – Oscar is a sweet, timid and handsome boy who needs some TLC. Oscar came from a hoarder situation and has spent his life in a crate. He is very shy at first, but with some patience and time, he will come out of his shell and soon be giving you kisses. He will most likely need some house training, but he is a smart dog and should have no problems learning the rules of a new home. He seems to love all other dogs and if you have one, that would be great! He could use another canine friend to teach him how to be a dog.  Sponsored by Portage Lake District Library.  Hooray – Oscar has been adopted!

Tessa  Day Ten Tessa – Meet Tessa! She is a beautiful dog who came to us from a hoarder home. She is a bit timid at first, but with some love, gentle words and love, she will warm up quickly. She absolutely loves going outside and seems to find wonder in the snow, as she’s never seen it before! She is a great dog that will be a very loving and loyal best friend to that special person who opens their heart to her.   Sponsored by Carquest Auto Parts.


Cricket  Day Eleven Cricket – Cricket is a smaller gal who is full of spunk. She is a little timid at first, having lived her life in a cage, but she warms up quickly and loves to be around people and other dogs. She would most likely do best in a home without little children, as the quick movements and antics of small kids may startle her. She is a sweetheart of a dog who would love to be your new best friend.  Sponsored by Kaleva Cafe.