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Friday's Friend: Stella

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 10:28:08-05

Featured Pet: Stella

Snow princess Stella is a 7-year-old sweetheart who can be a bit shy at first but will show all the affection in the world once she's comfortable with her family. She'd do best in a quiet, routine environment. She enjoys car rides, walks, and exploring outside, especially if there’s snow on the ground that she can nibble on, run through, or roll around in! Stella is content being lazy and snuggling up with her people for a petting session, but would also love to tag along with her family wherever they go.

If you're interested in adopting Stella, visit

2020 In Review!

HSWM wants to share some of the amazing things they accomplished in 2020. In 2020 alone, the community helped foster nearly 1,000 pets, there have been over 200 doggie field trips through the Dog’s Day Out program, not to mention the donations and fundraising to support the pets in HSWM car.

People have adopted over 900 dogs, over 1,200 cats, and over 300 small animals!

Dog’s Day Out Volunteers

Dog's Day Out is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to take one of the dogs out of their kennel and on an adventure! Whether it's going to the park, going for a ride, or grabbing a puppucino, the choice is up to you! However, we tend to only have volunteers available on weekends, or after 5 p.m. HSWM is in particular need volunteers that are available during weekdays and earlier in the day! If you’re a student taking online classes and looking for an excuse to get out of the house, or retired and starting to get stir crazy, please consider signing up for the opportunity to take one of our shelter pups out on the town. It’s always a fun time! If you’re interested in participating, please contact for more details!

Obedience Classes

HSWM Obedience classes are ready to help you and your pup learn new tricks! Classes start in mid-January, offering a wide range of classes, from puppy classes to generalized obedience and specialized classes for shy or reactive dogs.

Check out our website for more details at

Paws, Claws, and Corks

Paws, Claws & Corks is just around the corner! HSWM is making the necessary changes to a virtual event format while still having robust silent and live auctions, featuring favorite local restaurants, and celebrating the life-saving work of HSWM over the past year. Attendees, both local and national, will join together for a hybrid-style event to raise funds to support animals in need in West Michigan on Monday, March 15. Learn more details at