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Puppies and dogs in Norton Shores, Michigan

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Norton Shores, Michigan. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Willie's adoption status with email updates.
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Willie

Weimaraner

Male, Young
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with cats,
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Allow me to introduce Willie, a strikingly handsome 1-year-old male currently under foster care in Grand Haven, Michigan. Willie embodies all the aristocratic qualities of a Weimaraner but comes with a strong-willed and exuberant personality that sets him apart. Willie is a sociable and dog-friendly fellow who thoroughly enjoys playtime, although it's essential for any introduction to male dogs to be conducted calmly and under control. It's important to note that Willie is not suitable for households with small animals, little dogs, or children. He thrives in a Weimaraner-experienced home with ample space for him to run and engage in all things "dog." He's remarkably loyal, affectionate, and possesses an impressive nose, which suggests that he may be trainable for hunting if initiated promptly. Willie is highly motivated by food and holds his valued possessions dear. While he gets along with people, he can exhibit protectiveness over his belongings when interacting with other dogs. Willie has undergone some professional training but is still a young diamond in the "ruff." His perfect home would consist of adults only, set in a more rural environment with plenty of space for him to roam, play, and potentially explore his hunting instincts. It's crucial that his future family understands the significance of structure, consistency, and patience in the home, as these elements will allow this big goof to reveal what an incredible and devoted companion he truly is. If you have experience with dog training and the time to invest in Willie's development, you're sure to discover that he's a gem waiting to shine as a loyal and dedicated member of your family.
We'll also keep you updated on Chief's adoption status with email updates.
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Chief

Weimaraner

Male, Senior
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats,
Story
Meet Chief, a vibrant 5-year-old currently under foster care in Grand Haven, Michigan. Though rumors suggest that Chief may actually be a grey/fawn Doberman, the tabloids are yet to uncover any definitive proof. In his heart, however, Chief firmly believes he's a Weimaraner, and his spirited personality reflects just that. Describing Chief is a delightful challenge: he exudes intense energy, revels in playful antics, and is a self-entertainer who loves tossing toys and dragging sticks (a total goofball, in the best way). He's absolutely crazy about food and snacks, but at the same time, he's as sweet and affectionate as they come, loving you to the moon and back. While Chief can be a bit of an "arse" when he initially meets other male dogs, this initial bluster quickly fades, and he eagerly embraces playtime and socializing. When it comes to meeting female dogs, he's always the picture of a gentleman. However, due to his high energy and exuberance, Chief isn't suitable for a home with small children his enthusiasm could easily result in a knockdown. Chief's ideal home and family would be in an adult-only setting, possibly with 1-2 larger dogs of calm demeanor to balance his energetic spirit. He'd thrive in a spacious, secure yard where he can run laps to his heart's content. Chief is housebroken and crate trained, but establishing a defined schedule for him will be essential until he gets the hang of the routine. This boy exudes happiness and a zest for life like no other. If you're in search of a companion with boundless energy, strength, endurance, and a passion for running, Chief may be your perfect match. He'll be eagerly waiting (likely doing laps while he waits), so don't hesitate his adoption might just happen faster than you think!
We'll also keep you updated on Quintin's adoption status with email updates.
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Quintin

Weimaraner

Male, Senior
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats,
Story
Meet Quintin, a distinguished 6-year-old silver Weimaraner who found his way into our rescue with a heart full of resilience. This handsome silver male is the epitome of the Weimaraner spirit loyal, affectionate, and always eager to be by your side. Quintin has a special affinity for his human companions and relishes every moment spent in their company. His days now revolve around the simple joy of daily walks, a newfound favorite that has brought a twinkle to his expressive eyes. While Quintin may not boast extensive leash experience, his enthusiasm for exploring the world on foot is undeniable. Yet, this charming Weimaraner is not one to demand excessive exercise; after a couple of walks each day, he's content to curl up on the couch for some quality snuggle time. Quintin's affectionate nature shines through in his love for belly rubs, as well as his endearing habit of "nooking" on blankets and playing with toys. His gentle demeanor makes him an ideal companion for anyone seeking a loyal and loving furry friend. However, it's essential to note that Quintin thrives as the sole canine in a household. He has made it clear that he prefers not to share his humans or resources with other dogs. Additionally, his athleticism is evident in his ability to clear a 4-foot chain link fence with ease. To ensure his safety, a higher fence or vigilant supervision during outdoor activities is a must. Quintin's playful spirit does come with a high prey drive, as evidenced by a successful bunny chase. As such, we recommend a home without cats or small dogs, as his instincts may pose a risk to these furry friends. In spite of his journey through heartworm treatment and his unique needs, Quintin is a remarkable canine companion with much love to give. If you're ready to open your heart and home to a devoted Weimaraner, Quintin is eagerly awaiting the chance to become your steadfast and loving companion.
We'll also keep you updated on Grace's adoption status with email updates.
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Grace

Weimaraner

Female, Senior
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
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Story
Introducing Miss Grace, a timeless beauty who proves that age is just a number! At a spry 10 years old, Grace is a Weimaraner with a heart full of love and a spirit that refuses to be confined by the calendar. This charming senior is a testament to the joy that comes with experience. Grace still relishes long walks and playful moments with her younger four-legged foster friends. Her secret to staying forever young? Embracing the importance of beauty sleep, with daytime naps that rival the peacefulness of her nighttime snoring serenade. Grace comes with a wealth of manners, having mastered house training and basic commands. Trustworthy when left to roam freely, just be sure to tuck away any tempting treats her athletic Weimaraner genes might lead her to explore the kitchen counters! In remarkable health for her age, Grace recently underwent a thorough checkup with GLWR's Veterinarian. While a few lumps are evidence of the passing years, the vet assures us they are purely cosmetic. With a clean bill of health, the doctor's recommendation is clear: "Grace is good to go, so let's find this lovely gal a new home!" Regular check-ups will ensure she continues to enjoy her golden years with vigor. Grace is on the lookout for a family to share the silver moments of her life. Ideally suited for a quieter home, she thrives with companionship and would love someone with the time to indulge in walks and play. A canine friend would be the icing on the cake, providing company when needed and sharing in the joys of life. If you're ready to welcome a wise and wonderful Weimaraner into your home, Miss Grace is eagerly awaiting her forever family. Let's make the rest of her years truly shine with love and companionship!
We'll also keep you updated on Pepper's adoption status with email updates.
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Pepper

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Pepper is an absolute love! We love her to death and she is a blessing around the house. She is cuddly, friendly, and such a people dog. She is also professionally trained and knows many trick such as ringing a bell to go out and come in from potty time, healing during a walk, and all the usual fun ones. The reason we are needing to re-home is her inability to co-exist with her dog brother. Her brother is a wild hair and this has aggravated her a lot. She has decided recently to not put up with him and caused a pretty bad incident between the two of them. For this reason our house can’t handle both of them in it anymore. She will need to go to a home with no other animals and to someone that will love on her very much! If you have any questions, please reach out.
We'll also keep you updated on Flash's adoption status with email updates.
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Flash

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Grand Haven, MI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hello, this is Flash. He is a super affectionate, goofy and fun loving dog. He loves to play with his people, go for runs and play with his toys. Flash is 3 years old and he will be your forever friend. He will snuggle in for love when he’s tired and then rev up for play time right after! He will make you laugh constantly and he will melt your heart with all his kisses. We are trying to find flash a new home because his older sister has not taken to him very well and they got into a fight that no longer allows the two of them together. He now struggles heavily with other dogs after this experience and cannot/does not want to be around other dogs (fear based aggression). If you are looking for an only dog, he will bring so much joy to your life. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

P.O. Box 372, Grand Haven, MI 49417

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PapAdopters-Michigan

Grand Haven, MI 49417

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A New Start On Life

PO Box 78, Hamilton, MI 49417

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Critter Cafe and Rescue

Fruitport, MI 49415

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Gray Dog Rescue

11999 Cleveland St., Suite D, Nunica, MI 49448

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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The Noah Project

5205 Airline Rd., Muskegon, MI 49443

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Big Lake Humane Society

2640 Marquette Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

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Athena's Wisdom Animal Rescue

Muskegon, MI 49442

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Pound Buddies Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

1300 E. Keating Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

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