Mackenzie's Yappy Hour is BACK for the summer and is now officially DOG FRIENDLY!!!

Come join us EVERY SUNDAY starting June 6th at HOP CAT from 1:00 - 4:00pm for a fun afternoon of socializing and fellowship with other dog lovers.

logo_hop_cat Date: Every Sunday Starting June 6th thru August 29th.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where: 25 Ionia Ave. SW, downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Did you know Hop Cat has doggie beer and doggie biscuit's? How cool! Be sure to order some for your four-legged friend.

**Patio seating will be available for you and your four-legged friend.
**Cost: $5.00 at the door which will include a special discount of 25% off your total bill.

Yappy Hour proceeds will help Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, the largest no-kill sanctuary in the Midwest dedicated to finding homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.

Mackenzie's Mission:

  • Find loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected dogs.
  • Spay/neuter our rescue dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.
  • Assist in public education for the betterment of our local animal community.
  • Keep a high standard of excellence and professionalism.
  • Maintain the highest standards of care for the animals, including veterinary care, housing, love, tenderness and compassion.

To learn more about adopting, volunteering and other ways to support Mackenzie's, visit www.mackenzies.info.

Our Adoption Process

  1. The adoption fee is $150. This covers some of the medical cost of the spay/neuter, current shots, heartworm preventative and micro-chipping.
  2. For safety sake we require a physical fenced in area.
  3. Our adoption process is very thoughtful and may require up to three visits to establish a bond and complete the adoption process. Please note the following steps:
    1. First, fill out and submit the online adoption survey below. The Adoption Coordinator will be in contact with you for a short interview.
    2. Together we will schedule the first visit with the dog or dogs that you and your family are compatible with. This could take up to an hour depending on the connection you and the dog have.
    3. If everything goes well with the first visit then you and the Adoption Coordinator will schedule a second visit with the adoptee.
    4. When the second visit is over, and all seems to be going smoothly, the Adoption Coordinator will then ask if you would like to schedule a home visit.
    5. The home visit is to make sure the adoptee is comfortable in the new home, if everything checks out, the final adoption step will take place at this time. You will have now adopted your forever friend.
  4. Adoptions are limited to within 150 miles of Grand Rapids/Lake Odessa, MI.
  5. Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.

Click here to complete our online survey »


Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary Overview Video


Join the Mack-Pack

Interested in volunteering? Mackenzie's is always in need of volunteers to help with the dogs, public education, meet and greets, and more. Click here to learn how you can help.

Videos of M.A.S. dogs!

Be sure to check out some of our great new videos of the dogs at our Sanctuary on YouTube.


Puppy Cam!

Cuddles and her puppies!!


Cuddles Pups are here and growing up fast!! Click here to watch Cuddles's puppies - Moxie, Eleni, Batik, Sophee, Dulcie, and Schnapps.

** These puppies are not old enough for adoption yet but we will let you as soon as they are. Enjoy the Puppy Cam!!

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