Harbor Springs Dog in Shelter for 300 Days Finally Finds a Home


After being passed over for adoption for 305 days, watching his other dog friends leave the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society for new homes, 3-year-old Spot finally got his turn. Saturday, Oct. 1, was his long-awaited adoption day.

Deter Racine, executive director at the humane society, said Spot came as a transfer from a high-kill shelter. Humane society staff had no history on him, but quickly learned it would take a little more work to get Spot adopted. It turns out Spot was very particular about other dogs. He doesn’t like cats. Staff had to be clear with potential adopters that if he wasn’t kept in a fenced-in yard and away from cats or other small dogs, there might be a problem.

“It was sad because the easy-go-lucky dogs that would get along with Spot, they would be adopted,” Racine said. “There would be days he would be by himself (with no one to play with.)”

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