We Love Lynn!

As we continue our long list of people and organizations to thank, we would like to give a big shoutout to Lynn Scholten! Lynn is kept very busy as a vet tech and an alpaca farmer (see some of her babies below) but always gives back to your own pets in need through volunteering her time and expertise in animal dental care. Thank you, Lynn, for giving these pets a life of comfort!

If you'd like more information about her work with Alpacas, simply google 'Blendon Pines Alpaca Ranch'.


Shop today at Amazon.com!!

Today ,March 16, 2017 -  Is a GREAT DAY to shop at Amazon!!!  Any purchases from Amazon through Amazon Smile - choosing "Pets in Need - West Michigan" as your charity - will generate 10 times the usual donation to our nonprofit!!!!! Best of all, it doesn't cost you anything  (except a few seconds to click on "Pets in Need - West Michigan" as your Amazon Smile charity if you haven't already).  Your Amazon Smile donation will make everyone smile, or purr, or wag their tail, whatever the case may be!  Thank you in advance for your help!!!!!

As our week of 'list of thank yous' continues...

As you may know, it is around the one year anniversary of Pets In Need and naturally we are very emotional. That is why we can't help but show our gratitude to Chad Mann and everyone at Med-Tech Support Services for helping us attain affordable medical equipment! Because of Chad's persistence and effort, we were able to procure a drill (which is very expensive) to perform necessary dental treatments for animals (one of the most frequent causes for visits to the vet). Without saving that money, we don't know where we or the needy pets of the world would be. Thank you Chad and Med-Tech Support Services for all you do to help pets in Need in our community!

A Special Shoutout: Thank You, Bissell Pet Foundation!

One of the first to lend a helping hand is the Bissell Pet Foundation! We would not be PIN without them. They took a leap of faith with their early and generous support of our fledgling nonprofit. Their grant allows PIN to buy needed medicine and supplies. PIN works every day to uphold their mission, which is to reduce the number of homeless pets. We help keep pets in their homes by performing procedures that might cause people to have to give up their pet to a shelter. Through the support from Bissell, we are able to buy the medical supplies needed to keep your pets happy and healthy in a cost friendly way!


Dogs and Cats Need Dental Work Too!!!

Some fun facts about your pet's teeth:

- Dogs have 42 teeth and cats have 30, compared to humans, who usually have 32 teeth (28 if the wisdom teeth are removed)
- Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats, meaning good dental health can literally add YEARS to your pet's life!
- Dental disease can cause many other diseases, including heart disease and kidney disease
- You can brush your pet's teeth! Just don't use "people toothpaste". There are toothpastes made just for your pet - with yummy flavors they'll love like chicken and tuna! 
- Once you see buildup on your pet's teeth, no amount of brushing will remove that tartar. That is when your pet needs a professional dental cleaning!
- Dental cleaning does require general anesthesia

Remember, vets are pet dentists! Ask your vet about getting your pet's teeth cleaned!