Adoptable pets from Humane Society of West Michigan: Bluegrass, Icy, Tommy, Jerry & Rocky

By Brooke Hotchkiss

Humane Society of West Michigan


Each week, WKTV features an adoptable furry friend (or few) from various shelters in the Grand Rapids area. This week, we focus on Humane Society of West Michigan, located at 3077 Wilson Dr. NW in Grand Rapids.


Humane Society of West Michigan’s mission is to rescue hurt, abused and abandoned animals and find them a new forever home. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization helps over 8,000 animals annually and is 100% donor-funded by caring individuals and businesses in the community. Additional programs help reduce pet overpopulation, provide assistance to low-income pet owners, behaviorally assess animals and reunite lost pets with their owners.

Bluegrass has limited vision, unlimited love

Bluegrass — Male American Pit Bull Terrier

I’m a social and sweet 2-year-old dog looking for my forever home! I have limited vision and reduced depth perception so I would do well in a home with older/respectful children who would take care not to startle me. I would also do well in a home where I don’t have to take too many stairs because this can be tough with my limited vision. Please come meet me at Humane Society of West Michigan!


More about Bluegrass:

  • Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mix
  • Age: 2 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Medium
  • Neutered
  • Animal ID: 34721285
Adorable Icy has been waiting since December 2016 for a home of her own

Icy — Female Domestic Short Hair

I’m a sweet 12-year-old cat STILL looking for my forever home! I have been patiently waiting at Humane Society of West Michigan since December 2016. I can be shy and like having my own little hiding space, but I’m also very friendly and loving. I enjoy pets and will approach visitors for some pets and ear scratches. I would do well with older, respectful children and a relaxed home. Please come meet me at Humane Society of West Michigan! Adoption fees are waived for animals 7 years and older, thanks to generous grant funding.

More about Icy:

  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Age: 12 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Size: Small
  • Color: Brown/Orange
  • Spayed
  • Animal ID: 34225686

Tommy & Jerry — Male Domestic Short Hairs

Meet this dynamic pair of 13-year-old cats that have lived their whole lives together. They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They’d like to live in a quiet, relaxed home where we would have their own space to snuggle up and nap. They are both front declawed. Thanks to generous grant funding, senior pets (ages 7 years and older) always have their adoption fees waived.

More about Jerry:

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
  • Age: 13+
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Medium
  • Color: Brown
  • Neutered
  • Declawed
  • Must be adopted with Tommy
  • Animal ID: 30861577

More about Tommy:

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix
  • Age: 13+
  • Gender: Male
  • Size: Medium
  • Color: Brown/Black
  • Neutered
  • Must be adopted with Jerry
  • Animal ID: 30861563

Rocky — Male Hound Mix

This sweet, 2-year-old dog just recently arrived at HSWM from another shelter in Mississippi, which makes much of his history a mystery. Please come meet him at Humane Society of West Michigan!

This Saturday (4/29), HSWM is participating in Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelter event. On Saturday, 4/29 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bissell Pet Foundation will be paying for the adoption fees for all adult animals at HSWM.

To adopt, call 616.453.8900 or email

Adoption fee includes:

  • A physical done by the staff veterinarian
  • A test for heartworm disease (if six months or older)
  • A first series of vaccines including DHLPP (distemper combo), Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccine, and rabies (if older than 14 weeks of age)
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Treatment for internal parasites
  • One dose of flea preventative
  • One dose of heartworm preventative

The organization automatically microchips all adoptable animals using 24PetWatch microchips, which include FREE registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit or call 1-866-597-2424. This pet is also provided with 30 days of FREE ShelterCare Pet Health Insurance with a valid email address. For more information visit or call 1-866-375-7387 (PETS).

Humane Society of West Michigan is open Tues-Fri 12-7, Sat & Sun 11-4.