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Season of Giving

#GivingTuesday is the start of our Season of Giving! Before the end of this year we are hoping to encourage everyone to give however you are able.

We would love to see all our animals find their furrever homes before the holidays, so we will be posting lots of pictures and videos of our adoptable pets for anyone who is looking to adopt.

Not able to adopt? Another way you can give is through donations. Monetary donations and sponsorships help so much in paying for vet care and supplies needed to care for our animals. Donating items off our wishlist is very helpful too!

Volunteering is another great option! Volunteers are welcome during our open hours and are able to walk dogs (up until a half hour before closing), play with cats, take animal photos, and sometimes we have cleaning or other tasks we need help with.

We recognize not everyone is able to adopt or has the money to donate, but we would love to encourage everyone to help however they are able. Aesop couldn’t be more right when he wrote, “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Don’t feel like you have to spend hours volunteering or donate large quantities. Every little bit helps.

It’s our amazing community’s support that allows to provide the absolute best care for our animals. We couldn’t do it without you!

#Giving Tuesday

See how you can help CCHS this holiday season by clicking the image below!


Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time full of time with family and friends and of course delicious food! We’ve gathered some great tips to keep your pet safe and happy during Thanksgiving too.

If you’re leaving town for a few days, find a boarding facility for your pets or make sure to have someone stop and check on your furry friends. Water bowls can tip over and accidents can happen, so it’s always better to be safe and have someone check in on them.

If Thanksgiving dinner is at your house, a little preparation can go a long way. Taking your dog for a walk or having some serious playtime before guests arrive can help wear them out. A tired pet is less likely to get into trouble. If you have a pet who tries to run out the door, warning guests or keeping your pet in a separate room when guests are arriving might be a good idea. Having a calm place where your pet can hang out during dinner is never a bad idea, especially if your pet gets nervous having new people around or is overly inquisitive about the tasty smells. Kongs, other puzzle toys, or dog bones can also help distract your pet. Feeding your pets before dinner can also help. Full tummies will make them less tempted to convince your guests to give them samples. Speaking of samples, make sure guests are aware of the hazards of giving your pet table scraps, especially small children. Supervising any time your pet spends with children is always a good idea too for everyone’s safety.

Some things to be extra cautious about keeping away from pets:

  • Bread dough
  • Chocolate and desserts, especially those containing xylitol
  • Fatty foods and nuts – these can cause pancreatitis
  • Garlic, onion, etc.
  • Raisins, currants, and grapes
  • Turkey brine – this can cause salt toxicosis
  • Raw/undercooked turkey, turkey bones, twine, skin, drippings, and gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Sage
  • Nutmeg
  • Candied yams
  • Butter
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Trash – that corn cob or turkey carcass could prove a bit too tempting for your pet

There are a few Thanksgiving foods that are safe to give your pets, but remember all things in moderation. Some things that are usually okay to give your small amounts:

  • Well cooked turkey with no bones – just remember brined turkey and seasonings can still be dangerous
  • Green beans
  • Plain pumpkin
  • Apples
  • Carrots

Keep your vet’s emergency contact number on hand just in case.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!









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Dining Out with Joey’s Seafood & Grill

Craving some seafood? On Wednesday September 12th, Joey’s Seafood & Grill will donate 20% of your purchase to the Copper Country Humane Society.

* Plan a lunch date with co-worker.
* Order lunch for the office.
* Grab dinner with a special someone.
* Heck, grab a whole bunch of friends and make it a party.

The more you eat, the more we raise!

Thanks to Joey’s Seafood & Grill for hosting this wonderful fundraising event.


What an amazing day! 2018 CCHS BASH

CCHS BASH was an amazing day.  As noon approached there were tables and tables of incredible baskets (34 donated to be exact) plus live auction items that were just begging to be bid on.  The silent auction items added an artistic flare and 300 hotdogs and hundreds of glasses Coca Cola were being served up as visitors strolled in!  PLUS we had three young gals, Alethen, Miranda and Jessica joined in the day of giving by hand making pet blankets just to raise even more money for the animals. Over $10,000 was raised through the kindness and generosity of so many businesses and supporters. It truly was an amazing day. Special shout out to Ed Labonte who volunteered as our auctioneer and to all the volunteers and staff that came together to make this all possible.  Words can’t not possibly express our gratitude.  Thank you all! 

Saturday July 28  – 12pm to 4pm –Live Auction 1pm to 4pm

Come enjoy a free hot dog and beverage, and check out all the gift baskets that you could win for only a buck!  Plus there are thousands of dollars in live auction items to bid on.

Here are just a few of the great items you could bid on or win:

  • Fire Ring
  • Instant Pot
  • Smart TV
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Car Detailing
  • Local Dining & Entertainment
  • Golf Package
  • Bird’s Eye Candle Holders from Frog Valley
  • Car Alignment
  • Ed Grey Original – Dragonfly Vase
  • Variety of Great Gift Certificates from Local  Businesses
  • Neater Feeder 
  • Heated Gloves and apparel 
  • Gas Grill
  • Spirits by the basket full
  • Flower/Veggie Planter Box

Gift Baskets Galore  – Could be Yours for just a Buck!

  • Wine & Dine
  • Dog Lover
  • Michigan Made
  • Homestead Graphic & Design
  • Tastes of the Keweenaw
  • Treats from the Jam Lady
  • Pet Care
  • Hilltop Bakery
  • Animal Friends
  • Night at the Movies
  • Grillin Time
  • Mystery Basket
  • Auto Care


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS – Superior National Bank and Trust, Ameriprise Financial – Ted Simonsen, RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate, Aspiris Keweenaw, Advance Tech Auto Body, Superior Family Chiropractic, Ace Hardware and Northern Auto.

Plus so many local supporters including: Bodies in Balance, Calumet Golf Club, Copper World, Ed Gray, Americinn, Toni’s Country Kitchen, Amora, Miners Cafe, Salon 1281, L& L Bar, Northside Auto, Out of the Norm Tattoos, Pat’s Foods, Carmelitia’s, Red Carpet System, Hahn Copper, Miller’s Lane, Pennisula Auto Repair, Paige Waird Gallery, Cross Country Sports, Rosette Cafe, Taco Bell, Lindell’s,  Loading Zone, Drive Through Depot, Barb’s Favorite Jams & Jellies, Dapple Grey B&B, Jam Lady, Wood’n Spoon, Frog Valley, Instant Pot, Homestead Graphics & Design, Bay Auto Parts, Indian Country Sports, Cara’s Inn & Restaurant, Pizza Shack, Sunshine Flower Shop, Dairy Queen, Copper Country Ford, Pizza Hut, Applebee’s, Maggie’s Spa, Culvers, Amando’s, Keweenaw Automotive , Sayans Auto Sales, By Nature, Auto-Pro Glass & Tire, Bryan’s Barber Shop, McDonalds, Flowers by Seleeman, Country Inn & Suites, Bissonette’s Sew-Vac Center, Kirkish Furniture, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Ericson’s True Value, Hilltop Restaurant, Baraga Lakeside Inn, Burger King, Iron Horse, Dena Schaar, Betty Aebli, Jim and Marcia Slater, Walgreens, Maurices, Regis Salon, L’Anse Furniture Mart, Papa Murphys, Hairsmiths, Instant Pot, Neater Feeder, frog Valley Woods, Soumis Restaurant, 5th & Elm, LB’s Chill & Grill, Down Wind Sports, Joey’s Seafood & Grill, Rythm Bike & Board, Mt. Ripley, Lisa Ruelle, Homestead Graphics & Design, Kris Rivest, Beam Suntory, Brenda Johnson, Sophie Maki, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hancock, Peterson Fish Market, Magic Kiln, Ojibwa Casino and Resort, Kruch, Andrew Robertson.  Judy Odgers, Nancy Seely, Liz and Derek Wanhatalo– Huron Mountain Lapidary, Clare Gaff, Robin Brink, Jocelyne Haapala Gilliland, Dan’s Auto Sales, Glena Britz, Superior Family Chiropractic, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Hancock Coca Cola Bottling, Frito-Lay, Susie and Acacia Copley, Nancy Seely, Sue Ingram, Susan Lawrence, Copper Country Vet Clinic and Ed LaBonte


We would like to thank everyone for their incredible support!  The community is so generous with donating items, gift certificates and sponsoring this great event.  You do make a difference for so many animals. Without you, we could not help them!  Thank you!