Events & Fundraisers

Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital – Spay Neuter Extravaganza


We are holding a day-long “Spay Neuter Extravaganza” at Northern Michigan Veterinary Hospital in Acme to help stop the suffering of dogs and cats around the area. The event will take place on Sunday, April 13th.

If you would like to make an appointment for this spay neuter day, please complete our application for assistance. Once you are approved you will be issued an appointment and given instructions on how to proceed.


Swingshift and the Stars

Thank You, SwingShift and The Stars!


What an amazing four months! We can’t even begin to thank everyone!

  • Many thanks to everyone at SwingShift and The Stars for the wonderful opportunity and for letting us be part of this amazing fundraiser!
  • To Dr. Jen Klabunde from Northwood Animal Hospital for donating countless hours of dance practice, for dancing her bum off and entertaining us all, and to her family and four-legged family for letting us borrow her for four months;
  • To our professional dancer, Danny Brizard!
  • To our dedicated volunteers at AC PAW and HANDDS to the Rescue for all of the volunteer hours;
  • To all of our donors, to our friends and families, to those who came out to support us during our fundraisers, and to everyone who helped spread the word about our goal

… we can’t thank you all enough!!

We are THRILLED to announce through SwingShift and The Stars and all of our fundraising efforts we have raised a remarkable $49,367.97! WOW!

We are so proud and can’t wait to start helping to provide low cost spaying and neutering opportunities for the Greater Grand Traverse Area!


Events & Fundraisers

Community Pet Education Day – November 2nd

Community Pet Education Day

Join No Unwanted Pets and our sponsor, Bowsers By The Bay, for a very special Traverse City Community Pet Education Day!

WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Mill Creek Elementary School, Williamsburg, MI
COST: $25 per person donation and kids 12 and under are FREE

Events & Fundraisers

No Unwanted Pets Spay-Ghetti Dinner: October 13th

 No Unwanted Pets Spayghetti Dinner

Join No Unwanted Pets for a very special Spay-Ghetti Dinner! This is a spay and neuter fundraiser to help stop the pain and suffering caused by the over-population of dogs and cats in the Grand Traverse area.

WHEN: Sunday, October 13th, 1:00 – 5:00PM

WHERE: Timber Ridge RV Resort in Traverse City, MI

COST: Dinner is a $12.00 per person donation. Children under 5 eat free!

DINNER: Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and dessert.

DONATIONS: We greatly appreciate donated items for our silent auction. We are a tax deductible 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

QUESTIONS? Please call June at 231-499-1932.


Purchase a No Unwanted Pets T-Shirt

NUP Dancers Photo by Sarah Brown Photography

We’ve had many inquiries about our awesome black and white No Unwanted Pets t-shirts! You can show your support for No Unwanted Pets and the importance of spaying and neutering by purchasing a t-shirt. T-shirts are just $10 and can be purchased at PetSmart during AC PAW’s adoption hours or at Tractor Supply during HANDDS to the Rescue’s adoption hours. You can also pick up a t-shirt at any of our fundraising events including SwingShift and the Stars!

Our SwingShift and the Stars dancers love to sport their No Unwanted Pets shirts!


Events & Fundraisers

Donation Day For No Unwanted Pets at Benjamin Twiggs – September 19th

Benjamin Twiggs Donation Day

Benjamin Twiggs Legendary Cherry Products will be generously donating 15% of its online and in-store sales on Thursday, September 19th to No Unwanted Pets!

Stop in and enjoy their delicious local cherry products, cherry themed gifts, fall gifts, and some surprise items available for this day only. They will also have a drawing and no purchase is necessary to enter!

Swingshift and the Stars

Pet Talk: Dogs to Dancing Shoes, Dr. Klabunde Will Dance for Swingshift and the Stars

Check out Northwood Animal Hospital’s Dr. Jen Klabunde on Pet Talk this morning! She did a fantastic job explaining why the No Unwanted Pets coalition now exists and why it is so important to the local area. Support us during SwingShift and The Stars and help save lives!

Swingshift and the Stars

Record-Eagle: SwingShift and the Stars Starts Sixth Dance Season


Did you catch yesterday’s article in the Traverse City Record-Eagle? We are so proud of our amazing star – Dr. Jen Klabunde from Northwood Animal Hospital!


Pet Friends Magazine: Traverse City Area Animal Welfare Groups Join Forces to Promote Spay & Neuter

pet spay neuter

Many thanks to Pet Friends Magazine for the spotlight on our brand new coalition! Read all about it in their latest issue!

The newly created “No Unwanted Pets: Spay/Neuter Coalition of Grand Traverse Area” was formed by AC PAW and HANDDS to the Rescue. These two organizations have distinct, yet similar missions. AC PAW has a goal of helping homeless dogs and cats through rescuing these animals, fostering them in homes, and adopting them to forever homes. HANDDS (Helping Abused, Neglected, Disabled, and Displaced Souls) is dedicated to saving those dogs that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of space, medical conditions, or severe injuries.

One common mission of both groups is the promotion of spay and neuter; thus the formation of the No Unwanted Pets: Spay/Neuter Coalition of Grand Traverse Area. United together, the mission of this Coalition is to reduce the pain and suffering of dogs and cats caused by the devastating over-population problem in the Grand Traverse area.

For more news from Pet Friends Magazine, please head over to their website.