Heartbroken College Student Looking for a New Home for Her Best Friend

Jessica has been with Kaiah, the German Shepherd, since her parents brought the nine-week-old puppy home to be their family dog. Kaiah is now four years old and Jessica is a 19-year-old college student in Traverse City, studying biology and working part-time at a hotel. In July of 2017, Jessica’s parents got divorced and her mom got sick in the fall of that year, ending up going in and out of the hospital. Her mom could no longer care for Kaiah so Jessica brought the dog home with her, intending do her best to find a new home for the dog.

Because Jessica is a college student, she doesn’t have a lot of time to spend with Kaiah and her limited income means she can barely care for her. Jessica realizes that Kaiah deserves better and wants to find her a loving home with a fenced in yard with lots of room for her best friend. Jessica is renting a small house with friends with a very small yard and no fence.

Jessica has also been told by the veterinarians at Elk Rapids Animal Hospital, who have all of Kaiah’s records, that Kaiah has hip dysplasia and will eventually need a double hip replacement/double femoral head osteotomy within a few years, something that Jessica doesn’t anticipate having the money for. German Shepherds are one of the many large-breed dogs that are prone to hip problems so this diagnosis is quite common.


Kaiah is a sweet and beautiful German Shepherd who loves to play fetch and snuggle. She does not get along with cats and needs help socializing with other dogs.

If you are interested in giving sweet Kaiah new home, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with Jessica. You can email me at info@petfriendsmagazine.com or leave a message at 231-421-5538.


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One thought on “Heartbroken College Student Looking for a New Home for Her Best Friend

  1. Debbie Fitzgerald February 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Please include ferrets as a popular pet also! I was a ferret rescue for 25 years…and they have been pets longer than dogs and cats!!!

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