7246 E. Harry's Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-846-8293
Email: greatlakeshumane@gmail.com

About Us

Who we are

Great Lakes Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare. We are based on a 10-acre private farm in Leelanau County, about three miles west of Traverse City. Our Federal tax ID is 65-1134062. All visits and adoptions are by appointment only.

Our Mission

To take in stray and unwanted animals and find loving, lasting homes for them, to educate the public about adopting rather than purchasing a pet and to increase awareness of the need to spay and neuter animals in the battle against pet overpopulation.

Adoptions and surrenders

We do not charge a fee for animals that are surrendered, however we welcome donations. Animals available for adoption can be seen on Petfinder or the weekly Pet Page of the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Adoptions and surrenders are by appointment only.

What we do

Great Lakes Humane Society offers abandoned and unwanted animals shelter, medical care and the opportunity to be adopted into a loving home. For some animals, our farm may be their home for life. We have heated kennels and plenty of room for animals to romp and play. All of our animals are vaccinated and sterilized prior to adoption.

How you can help

We welcome volunteers and donations! Financial gifts are tax deductible and bleach, towels and dog chew treats are always welcome! We can also use dog walkers and extra hands at adoption events.