Niles is a two-year-old Terrier Mix that came to the Humane Society of West Michigan via a transfer from Mississippi a couple weeks ago. He gets along great with other dogs and loves people. However, dogs like Niles (pitbulls) get a bad reputation for being a mean or aggressive dog, which couldn't be further from the truth here. So Niles is considered an Argue Alliance dog at the HSWM.
The goal of Argus Alliance is to educate people on these types of dogs and there is no such breed that is inherently "evil" or "aggressive." Thus, the humane society offers a variety of programs including rebates to adopters of those targeted breeds including:
  • Pitbulls
  • Rottweilers
  • Dobermans
  • German Shepherds
  • Chow Chow
  • Akita

These dogs automatically qualify for a rebate towards obedience classes. Get all the info here.

Summer Camp (June - August) at HSWM - Registration is now open!
  • All ages up to 17
  • Each camp has a specific focus (i.e. Vet Camp, Media Mutts, Critter Career, etc)
  • Questions or register by email: heducation@hswestmi.org