This afternoon, is going to Premonitions Pizza and Arcade​ in Suttons Bay to talk with Deane Widgren of the Cherryland Humane Society​ about the great work the Society is doing for our four legged friends and learn more about Premonitions’ “Play for Paws” fundraiser for CHS that runs from from November 1st through December 17th. If you bring in essential items for pets and the shelter the good folks at Premonitions will reward you with FREE arcade time!

We’d love to have YOUR questions about what the Cherryland Humane Society does and how you can help so please share them in the comments and tune in later today for the interview.

I can’t think of a better representative of Leelanau dogdom than Major, and this shot of him exploring Leelanau’s Ice Caves in March of 2014 off Gills Pier is one of the best! More of Major in Mark’s “Major” photo album on Flickr.

List of Needs

Shelter Essentials!

Batteries (AAA, AA, C, 9 Volt)
Dish Soap
Sponges (Non-Scratching Scrubbing)
Paper Towels
Facial Tissue/Kleenex
Disinfecting Wipes
Black Trash Bags (Large Heavy Duty)
Ice Melt (Animal Safe)
Dryer Sheets/Fabric Softener Sheets
Clorox Wipes
Glass Cleaner/Windex
Hand Sanitizer
Liquid Hand Soap
HE Liquid Laundry Soap
Liquid Dishwasher Soap
Air Fresheners
Post-it Notes
White Office Paper
Gas Cards (For Transporting Animals)
Large Replaceable Mop Heads
Gift Cards (Meijer, Wal-mart, Petsmart, etc)


Dry and Canned Dog Food
Kuranda Beds
Nylon Martingale Collars
Gentle Leader/Head Collars (Medium/Large
Front-HookingDog Harnesses (Ex: Freedom and Easy Walk Harness)
DAP Collars
All Size Kongs
Soft Training Treats or Jerkie Treats
Toys (Must Be Washable)
Pooper Scoopers
Peanut Butter


Dry and Canned Cat Food
Dry and Canned Kitten Food
Scratching Pads
Non-Clumping Cat Litter
Toys (Soft and Washable)
Litter Pans
Feliway diffuser/spray
Kuranda Beds

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated as it cost $30 per day to care for each animal in the shelter

You can drop off donations at Premonitions Pizza and Arcade (100-A South Cedar St Suttons Bay). Thank you to everyone that takes the time to donate!