We are super excited to see you at this years Open House and all the positive response we have received. We’re not afraid of a little rain, however, thunder and lightning are predicted tomorrow, which is another story. Safety is our main concern for everyone and all our four-legged friends. Due to this, we will be rescheduling our Open House to Saturday, October 21st. from 11 am – 2 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we hope to see you next weekend. Fingers crossed the sun will be shining.

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Creating special bonds at Mackenzies!

A big ‘Thank you’ to eightWest for visiting the Sanctuary last week and putting together this wonderful footage of what we do best!

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (WOOD) Dogs are often considered part of the family. There’s a place in West Michigan where the mission is to find new homes for dogs.

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary provides a temporary home for dogs while they search for a forever family. But it’s more than just a shelter. The staff and volunteers at Mackenzie’s take excellent care of each dog, providing human interaction and bonding, exercise, enrichment, education, and excellent medical care.

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary is situated on more than 200 acres with several buildings dedicated to housing, exercise, and veterinary services.

The adoption process at Mackenzie’s is very thorough. They will walk you through their process, including multiple visits and a visit to your home to ensure it’s a good match. The cost is $150 and they help dogs find homes within 150 miles of Lake Odessa. To meet any of their dogs, call (616) 693-2490 or visit their website.

Mackenzie’s is always looking for good volunteers. Each volunteer is asked to give at least 30 hours of time a year and can help out any day of the week between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., usually for at least two hours at a time. They also need help on holidays because caring for dogs is a full time job! Kids can help alongside a parent or legal guardian. For information, go to the website and click the “volunteer” tab.




Thank you to Staff and Volunteers who take such great care of our dogs!  Great job everyone!  To view the video footage please follow the link below and enjoy!

  ‘Creating special bonds at Mackenzie’s!