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Friday's Friend: Bently

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 10:55:51-04

Meet Bentley! He is a 1-year-old and a medium-sized mixed breed. Bentley has the biggest ears you'll ever see and loves spending time with people. He's looking for a family with an active lifestyle and a drive for adventures! He is currently available for adoption.

To apply to adopt Bentley, visit

Bissell Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters (July 10-12, by appointment only):

Empty the Shelters is back and better than ever! Join HSWM on the weekend of July 10-12 for FEE WAIVED adoptions thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation and an anonymous donor.

All adult dogs, cats, and small animals will have NO adoption fee. Visit to view the details and browse adoptable animals.

Hot Weather Safety for Pets

A heatwave is here in Grand Rapids! Keep your pets safe during the heatwave with these tips:

  • Check the pavement before heading out for a walk - asphalt and concrete can be much hotter than the air temperature. You can see if it's safe to walk by placing the back of your hand on the ground. If it's too hot to hold for 10 seconds, it could lead to burned paws.
  • Provide plenty of freshwater for your pets to avoid dehydration.
  • Never leave your pet alone in a vehicle - cars heat up quickly in the sun and put pets at risk for heatstroke or worse.