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Bark Against Canine Cancer

bark-against-cancerNovember is canine cancer awareness month. Join us on November 19 for our “Bark Against Cancer” event. We will be celebrating the lives of all dogs who have struggled with cancer, while raising awareness of this terrible disease. The event will feature a presentation on our three Mackenzie dogs, Tres, Mecca, and Denver, who are currently dealing with cancer. Our guest speaker, Dr. Alana Gillhespy, will also discuss canine cancer and what to be aware of. Following our presentation, we will play bingo! Each round winner will receive one of our fantastic prizes.


Bark Against Cancer begins at 1pm. Admission is FREE for Sanctuary staff and volunteers! A suggested $5 donation for general public (new friends) Cash or check will be accepted at the event. Please RSVP by November 10th as space is limited. If you’d like to pay ahead by credit card, click the donation option at the top of our site, and in the comment section, type “Bark Against Cancer Donation.”

The event will take place at Cunningham Acres. Their address is:

4980 W. Tupper Lake Rd.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849.

Parking is available at the venue and along the side road. If you’ve had a pet affected by this disease and you are planning on attending, please email their picture to Kelli at to receive a pin of honor at the event.

By submitting this registration information you agree that you have
read and will comply with the below printed release and waiver statement.

RELEASE AND WAIVER: For in consideration of my participation in Our event, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, administrators, and assigns, release and discharge the venue and all involved sponsors and their respective servants, agents, employees, officials and officers, from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, loss, damage and causes of action of any sort, including attorney's fees for injuries sustained to my person or property incurred by reason of my participation or preparation for the above said event due to negligence or any fault. I hereby grant the organization specific permission to reproduce, publish, circulate, copyright, or otherwise use any and all photographs and/ or videotape of me and/ or my family taken at Our event, for use by the organization. I certify that my participation is free and voluntary. By clicking on the button below, I signify that I have read and understood the foregoing Release and Waiver, an, if under the age of 18, have the consent of a parent or guardian to participant in this event.

Thank you to those that joined us for our Fall Open House

Thank you to everyone that braved the weather and joined us today at the Sanctuary for our Fall Open House! With such busy fall schedules it was a treat to make time to get together and spend with our Mackenzie’s family! Thank you to so many Staff, Volunteers, Adopters, Adoptees and Sponsors who came together today to have some fall fun. 🙂

It was a great turn out, with over 250 friends and many furry friends (39 past Mackenzie’s dogs and their families also attended). What a fabulous way to wrap up an awesome summer and welcome a fantastic fall with friends.

To view our photos from the event, click here.