Lake Haven's Most Used & Important Links

Adoption Application  Do you want to adopt a pet?  Fill out our application online! It's required but do NOT apply unless the pet is list below on this website.

Volunteer Application We are always looking for the right volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.

Online Donations  Lake Haven can now accept credit card and PayPal donations from our website. Spread the word!

Use Amazon Smile to Help Us  Every time you shop Amazon Smile, they will donate a 0.5% of your purchase to us, if you specify McCloud's Lake Haven. Please consider using Amazon Smile because all prices and products are the same, nothing changes except Lake Haven get a donation from Amazon.

Mobile & Smartphone Website  We have created another domain just for mobile and Smartphone users so now you can easily see our important WebPages no matter where you are. Check it out at

Self Help for your adopted dog  There are many was you can help your rescued dog overcome common problems like Jumping Up, Barking or House Training. Here are some tips & some recommended reading links

Holiday Newsletter  This years Holiday mailing and Email Newsletter has been sent to all of our donators, volunteers and newsletter requestors. There are some great success stories in this years newsletter which we think you will enjoy (get the Kleenex). If you would like to be added to our yearly Email just click on the "Join Email List" above.

Another Lake Haven Video  This wonderful video was created by a great group of students from GVSU who have spent months of interviewing myself and my dedicated fosters. This group of students really "gets" rescue and after discussing with them my biggest challenge of putting the right pet in the right home ...this is what they came up with. They have been in awe of Lake Haven and what we stand for and wanted to help any way they could. The earlier documentary (see link below) portrayed Lake Haven as the successful rescue we have always been and it was much appreciated. Thank you GVSU students for all your work and effort, this will benefit animals in years to come.

Lake Haven Documentary  It official, the Grand Valley State University students have completed the mini documentary film about Lake Haven Rescue that they produced as part of their classroom assignment. They did a wonderful job capturing the essence of Lake Haven, the volunteers, adopters and one of our key vets. We think this is a wonderful addition to our holiday wish for happiness and joy for all (including everyone’s pets).

Saturday Adoption Days: Our normal events when we bring in various dogs are at the Pet Supplies Plus store the 1st an 3rd Saturdays of each month from noon to 3:30. The pet store is located at 4920 Wilson Ave SW; Grandville, MI 49418 (across the street from Costco). Our cats are always at this store.

Other Locations for Cats: In addition to the store in Grandville Lake Haven has additional locations for cat adoptions as follows: Pet Supplies Plus , 3593 Alpine Ave NW Grand Rapids MI 49544 phone 616-785-1070; Chowhound, 7485 Cottonwood Dr Jenison MI 49428 phone 616-719-4421; Chicago Dr Vet Clinic, 6418 Industrial Dr Jenison MI 49428 phone 616-669-0501

Photo Gallery  We have created a photo gallery of various pictures we have taken of pets we have rescued. In addition we use this gallery for various Lake Haven volunteers to add their pictures AND adopters who have sent us pictures of their new forever pet.  We think you might enjoy the "Slideshow" view of the dog & cat albums.

Low-Income Spay/Neuter Program: Lake Haven Rescue, through generous support from the Bissell Pet Foundation, has received a grant to offer a spay & neuter program to low-income residents of Newaygo County. Cost is based on family size and income. Give us a call to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered as 231 652-7507 then choose option #6.

Adoption Center
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Lake Haven Visiting Hours:  An appointment must be arranged before coming to our facilities for ANY reason.  Most of our adoptable pets are in foster homes so if you can't wait for our Adoption Days on the 1st an 3rd Saturdays of each month from noon to 3:30 at the Pet Supplies Plus store at 4920 Wilson Ave SW; Grandville, MI 49418 (across the street from Costco) then please call 231 652-7507.

Please keep in mind that we are a rescue that operates 100% by our volunteers. Based on our work load applications can sometimes take up to 10 days to process and we usually get multiple applications for each pet.

Medical Services:  Lake Haven provides numerous medical services on all of our cats and dogs saving our adopters hundreds of dollars. Click here to find out more about our medical services.

Adoption Fees: Each month, certain pets are available at special discounted pricing.
 Cats and kittens:
   Adult cats declawed - $125
   Adult cats not declawed - $50 to $75
   All kittens - $75 to $150
   Barn cats - $25
Dogs and puppies:
  Mixed breed - $125 to $250
  Purebred/designer - $200 to $250

What we know about our pets can be viewed by clicking on any picture below. If you still have questions after viewing these details please send us an email. Please do not call unless it is an emergency OR you have an approved application.  

DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT LISTED ON THIS WEBPAGE. We post many dogs & puppies on our Facebook page but many of them are not ready for adoption.

Ready to Adopt?

Online Adoption Application  Ready to adopt a pet now?  Fill out our application online!

Printable Adoption Application  Want to submit an application later in person?  Download our printable application!

Adoption Fees  Learn about our fees and the medical services included in those fees.

I've Adopted!  So Now What?

What's in the food you feed your dog. The Dog Food Advisor has facts that may surprise you.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions,  

Here are some common concerns people have with rescued dogs?

Our facebook site for our ADOPTABLE Pet info

Our facebook site for you to share your ADOPTED Pet info

Lake Haven Rescue is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too, it's simple.
  1> Shop pet products at the Bissell website.
  2> Enter the code ADOPT at checkout.
  3> Then select "McCloud's Lake Haven"

Lake Have is also proud to be recognized by Adopt-A-Pet as one of their "Approve Shelters" for 2015.

Do something to help!

Special Announcement
"Lake Haven Loves Coonhounds"

If you have visited us often you must have noticed that we usually have coonhounds. This was not always the case until we started adopting them. We now know that:

(1) They are sweet, sensitive companions similar to many of the other popular hunting breeds like retrievers and pointers. Coonhounds are guaranteed to make you laugh with their silly personalities and sense of humor.

(2) They are an American original. Born, bred and developed in the USA!

(3) Most are not aggressive seekers of attention so a gentle hand on their backs or a stroke to their soft ears quickly leads to melting contentment.

(4) Grooming doesn’t get much easier! A quick swipe over their short, slick coats, nail trim and ear clean will put the polish to a hound.

(5) Most hounds over two years old have a great on/off switch. Full of energy and ready to rock when a job is at hand, then content to laze on the porch or dog bed for hours when it's quiet time.

(6) Coonhounds rarely “borrow trouble”. While they are far from innocent if an opportunity presents itself, they won’t invent or create problems.

(7) Bred and selected to be workers, they have few congenital issues or problems that show up in dogs bred for a particular “look”.

(8) Kid-friendly and dog-friendly! Many hounds were bred to hunt in packs, so they have great social skills for the dog park or in your home.

(9) Soulful brown eyes to drown in and long silky ears to adore.

(10) Stripes and speckles, spots and solids, reds, blues, tan, black, white, colors galore!

If you've adopted a coonhound from Lake Haven send us your success story so we can "Spread the Word" about this gentle breed.


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Lake Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area.  Lake Haven is a recognized 510(c)3 organization that is 100% volunteer operated.