Cheboygan County Humane Society

The Society is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and finding homes for adoptable homeless animals. The Society is responsible for implementing Cheboygan County’s animal control program and operating the County’s animal shelter.

If you have an animal control complaint, please call 911.


Look for more information for the CCHS 5th Annual Fur Ball


Thank you everyone who has purchased tickets for the 5th Annual Fur Ball.  We hope that you have an enchanted evening.





The Car Raffle reverted to a 50/50 drawing because not enough tickets were sold.  The winner Beth Coulter from down state.  Congratulations Beth.

We need your ideas.

We need you, at the first meeting of the Cheboygan County Humane Society Fundraising Team Meeting.  All are welcome who have ides for Fundraising and who are willing to help.

Meeting will be held at the Cheboygan Public Library on 3/4/2020 at 6 p.m.

We hope to see you there.

Hours announcement

We have heard you concerns about not being open on Saturdays.  So in an attempt to adopt out more animals we are pleased to announce that starting Saturday January 25, 2020 we will be opening up on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for adoptions and return to owners only. All our adoption policies are in place even though vet checks cannot be done on Saturdays due to vets not being open.  If you are interested in adopting an animal and have a dog inside your home please bring proof of rabies vaccination and license of your current dog with you (this will help you have a better experience with the required vet check) if you cannot provide those proofs you may be denied the adoption until your vet can be contacted.  Another easy way to help is to have an adoption application already filled out and approved when you come in.  If you have any questions on how to adopt on a Saturday please contact Dawn our adoption counselor and the individual who will be working on Saturday. 

Please note though we will be open on Saturdays we will not be intaking animals.  If you show up with a given up by owner animal to turn in you will be denied.  We will be open for adoptions only. 

Starting Saturday January 25, 2020 at 10 a.m.

If there is an adoption event in the future on a Saturday the shelter will be closed but there will be notice before hand.

We will also be opened on Tuesdays until 5 p.m. adoptions will be done all day but between 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. are for adoptions only.  No animals will be taken into the shelter between 4-5 p.m.

If you have an animal you can no longer care for please make arrangements with the shelter Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

2020 Cheboygan County Dog Licenses

The Cheboygan County Humane Society would like to remind you why it is important to have a current license on your dog.

  1. It’s state law in Michigan.  (Did you know that if you do not have a dog license for the current year you can get a ticket?) Avoid getting a ticket and obtain your license starting December 1st.
  2. To control and prevent the spread of rabies.  (Obtaining a license is easy and since you have to have your dog rabies vaccinated to do so it prevents the spread of rabies).
  3. Identification to return lost dogs to their owners. (Dog licenses are used when stray dogs are picked up to identify the owner. If you have a licenses it is a quick way to make sure your lost pet finds his/her way home).

2020 Cheboygan Dog licenses should be in the shape of a Michigan Mitt.  2020 will be Green in color.  If you don’t have this tag it is required to obtain.

Licenses are easy to get and if you get them before March 1st they are only half the price.

Before March 1st

Un-Neutered Male/Un-Spayed Female        $15.00

Spayed Female/Neutered Male                    $5.00

March 1st and After

Un-Neutered Male/Un-Spayed Female        $30.00

Spayed Female/Neutered Male                    $10.00

(See news and events for mailing and where you can find them on sale.)

Bake Sale/adoption event

When: April 4, 2020 from 10 am to 4 p.m.

Also Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Soup Supper

The next soup supper will be February 27, 2020

Where: Inverness Township Hall

V.F.W. Road Cheboygan

When: February 27, 2020

Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Adults $10 kids-12 and under $5.00

Featured Pet!

We have several dogs that have been with us for a while and in an attempt to find forever homes for these dogs we are waiving the adoption fees for them (licensing fees still apply).

Many of these dogs are very different outside of their kennel and would love for you to ask to see them outside of the kennel.  Also note the waived adoption list is NOT for all the dogs at the shelter just the ones listed below.

Louise (see full description under featured dog).

Buster no kids or other dogs.

Buddy is an older lab mix looking for a home with no other animals.  He is going blind and is looking for a home with someone who understand he is older and has sight issues.

Cheech Has been adopted

Kaydoo-Roo likes to run.

See more information on any of these dogs or any other dogs up for adoption on the adoption tab of the website.



Meet Louise. She lived in the wild far too long as she was a tough girl to catch. She is looking for the perfect home. You can see in her eyes that she is a bit nervous. The shelter recommends that the adopter come and spend time and earn her trust over a few visits. She is loved by shelter staff and volunteers but she just needs a home to call her own. If you are looking to make your next pet your best friend, come get to know Louise. She deserves to find happiness in this life.

Louise is around 2 1/2 years old and is spayed, up to date on her shots, and microchipped.  Louise is a little shy and it will take a couple of visits for her to trust you.  We do not know if she is good with kids or cats but seems to be ok around the dogs here at the shelter.  Louise would love for you to come out and spend sometime with her.


To see more information on any of our adoptable dogs please visit the adoption tab.



Sally is 4 years old, neutered, chipped and UTD on shots, adoption fee $25.00. Sally came to us as a stray, so we do not know his temperament with other cats, dogs or kids. He has a funky ear, not sure what happened to it, but we think it adds character to his already awesome personality. Sally is super friendly!! He is also front declawed. Sally does use his litter pan.


Amazon Smile Thank you


Amazon smile funding has been a wonderful resource for us at the Cheboygan County Humane Society. We have a story we would like to share with you about how your contributions have helped make the lives of the animals here at the shelter better. We would like to share Meathead’s story.  Meathead is a 4 year old English Bull dog.  He was living in a garbage can chained to a tree behind a house.  When he was found, he was emaciated, with open wounds on his ears from fly-strike and in need of extra care and love. Meathead came to the shelter where he was fed regularly and antibiotics were placed on his ears.  He began to gain weight and his ears started to heal.  As time went on he was put up for adoption where many people came out and looked at him.  Meathead loves anyone who gives him attention and immediately bonded with a gentleman, who adopted him.  He now lives a great life, he goes for walks and on adventures with his new owner and even gets to sleep in his bed.  No more garbage can for this beautiful dog!

We also would like to remind everyone that you can help by using our link at  when you shop online with amazon.

Bonus tip! To make it even easier to donate consider using the AmazonSmile browser extension: Smilematic which will automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile whenever you shop at Amazon!


This story is shared at part of the hashtag #SeasonOfSmiles campaign.