GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Dino is an eight-year-old mixed breed. He is a happy dog with lots of energy despite his age.

He came to the Humane Society of West Michigan as a part of the Silver Paws program and as a result, his adoption fee is waived. Dino is however, heartworm positive, so there will be a fee for his heartworm treatment ($100) and for his heartworm medication (approximately $65). He is known to get along with other dogs but the Humane Society of West Michigan says every situation is different. The Humane Society of West Michigan says they do not have a history on how he is with cats.

The Humane Society of West Michigan also have several events going on during the month of December.

Visit Pet Supplies Plus on December 7, 8 and 14 where local artist Dino Benvenuti will be live painting pictures of people's pets. It is simple to participate. Bring in your pet or your favorite photo of your pet on your phone. The artist will then paint a custom acrylic portrait of your pet while you wait about 20 to 25 minutes.

The cost of each portrait is $25. Dino Benvenuti will donate 20% of each purchase to the Humane Society of West Michigan.

The following are the participating location on each date:

  • December 7 - Grandville Pet Supplies Plus
  • December 8 - 28th Street in Wyoming
  • December 14 - Kalamazoo Ave

Stop by Fruition Acai & Juice Bar for a sweet treat on December 8. The Fruition Fundraiser will donate 15% of sales back to the Humane Society of West Michigan.

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