Mackenzie's Yappy Hour is BACK for the summer and is now officially DOG FRIENDLY!!!

Come join us EVERY SUNDAY starting June 6th at HOP CAT from 1:00 - 4:00pm for a fun afternoon of socializing and fellowship with other dog lovers.

logo_hop_cat Date: Every Sunday Starting June 6th thru August 29th.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where: 25 Ionia Ave. SW, downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Did you know Hop Cat has doggie beer and doggie biscuit's? How cool! Be sure to order some for your four-legged friend.

**Patio seating will be available for you and your four-legged friend.
**Cost: $5.00 at the door which will include a special discount of 25% off your total bill.

Yappy Hour proceeds will help Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill sanctuary in the Midwest dedicated to finding homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.

Mackenzie's Mission:

  • Find loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.
  • Spay/neuter our rescue dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.
  • Assist in public education for the betterment of our local animal community.
  • Keep a high standard of excellence and professionalism.
  • Maintain the highest standards of care for the animals, including veterinary care, housing, love, tenderness and compassion.

To learn more about adopting, volunteering and other ways to support Mackenzie's, visit www.mackenzies.info.

7th Annual Pups and Pucks Fall Walk-a-thon

pups-and-pucks-7th-annualMackenzie's Animal Sanctuary and the Grand Rapids Griffins, 2013 Calder Cup Champions, are hosting the 7th Annual Pups and Pucks Fall Walk-a-thon Monday, October 13, 2014 from 5-8:30pm. Come join the 2014-15 season Grand Rapids Griffins players, coaches and front office staff, as they walk our rescued dogs alongside 300+ walkers, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Mackenzie's.

At the walk-a-thon, you and your family (and your four-legged friends**) can join the team by walking in an effort to raise awareness for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs. After the walk, join the fun and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities including: Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Painting, a Pet-friendly Marketplace and so much more!

Visit http://PupsandPucks.com to Register, Donate or for more information.

Registration Fee: $15 for everyone over 12 yrs old, Kids 12yrs and under are free.

**Dogs participating in the walk must present current proof of the following healthcare: Bordatella Vaccination, Distemper Vaccination, Rabies Vaccination, and proof of a negative Fecal Exam (fecal taken within last 12 months). Proof of your dog's records can be faxed to Mackenzie's office at 616-855-2285, or submitted with your Registration form.


Volunteer Coordinator Position Available

Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary is seeking to add a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will serve as the head of the Volunteer Program and should possess outstanding attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and a passion for volunteerism and dog care. The Volunteer Coordinator must be able to analyze programs for effectiveness and be able to suggest changes with consistent follow up before, during, and post implementation with an emphasis on safety. The exceptional candidate will have previous success with proven methodologies in volunteer recruitment, management, and retention.

If you are interested please submit your cover letter and resumé via email to JDavis@mackpack.info.


Kennel Attendant Position Available

Mackenzie's needs an enthusiastic, versatile, team-player to serve as our Kennel Attendant. Duties include Cleaning and sanitation, basic physical care/obedience, and everyday needs of the animals at this facility. The Kennel Attendant must be able to pay close attention to detail along with following written directions and steps on chemicals for proper and safe sanitation. You must enjoy working with animals in outdoor and indoor environments throughout all seasons. For more information, click here.


Our Adoption Process

  1. The adoption fee is $150. This covers some of the medical cost of the spay/neuter, current shots, heartworm preventative and micro-chipping.
  2. For safety sake we require a physical fenced in area.
  3. Our adoption process is very thoughtful and may require up to three visits to establish a bond and complete the adoption process. Please note the following steps:
    1. First, fill out and submit the online adoption survey below. The Adoption Coordinator will be in contact with you for a short interview.
    2. Together we will schedule the first visit with the dog or dogs that you and your family are compatible with. This could take up to an hour depending on the connection you and the dog have.
    3. If everything goes well with the first visit then you and the Adoption Coordinator will schedule a second visit with the adoptee.
    4. When the second visit is over, and all seems to be going smoothly, the Adoption Coordinator will then ask if you would like to schedule a home visit.
    5. The home visit is to make sure the adoptee is comfortable in the new home, if everything checks out, the final adoption step will take place at this time. You will have now adopted your forever friend.
  4. Adoptions are limited to within 150 miles of Grand Rapids/Lake Odessa, MI.
  5. Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.

Click here to complete our online survey »


Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary Overview Video


Join the Mack-Pack

Interested in volunteering? Mackenzie's is always in need of volunteers to help with the dogs, public education, meet and greets, and more. Click here to learn how you can help.

Videos of M.A.S. dogs!

Be sure to check out some of our great new videos of the dogs at our Sanctuary on YouTube.


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