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Who We Are

Closer to Home Animal Advocates (CTHAA) is a group of caring individuals who work to find forever homes for Norwegian Elkhounds, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and sometimes other breeds as our hearts lead us. We are dedicated to placing dogs that have been abandoned, neglected, or whose present homes cannot keep them any longer. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, including rabies, heartworm tested, and on heartworm preventative medication. CTHAA strives to find the best match between the dog and the new forever home. Our goal is to place each dog into a permanent home where it will become a loved and cared for member of the household. We do not have a shelter facility. All of our dogs are housed in foster homes.

To learn more about these breeds BEFORE you decide to adopt, please read the following:

Do You Really Want to Own a Norwegian Elkhound? and
Norwegian Elkhounds: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em
So...You Want a Siberian Husky? and
Siberian Huskies: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em
Is the Alaskan Malamute Right for You? and
Alaskan Malamutes: What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em

Adopting a friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please e-mail us at and we will send you an adoption application. Our adoption process consists of having you fill out an application which includes veterinarian and personal references. Once these references have been checked, we will schedule a home visit. The home visit is not meant to invade your privacy. We only want to make sure that your home is safe and prepared for your new pet. At that time you will be required to complete an Adoption Contract with CTHAA.

Foster Homes Needed!

We are looking for people interested in providing foster homes for our dogs until we can place them in their forever homes. Please complete our Adoption Application and be sure to note on the application that you are interested in fostering (Foster Application is the same as the Adoption Application). Please e-mail us if you have questions about fostering.

Can't foster or adopt,
but want to HELP A DOG RIGHT NOW?

You can mail your donation to:

Closer to Home Animal Advocates
P.O. Box 2262
Belleville, MI 48112


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Closer to Home Animal Advocates is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Your donations are tax deductible!

All donations are used strictly for the care of the dogs and include vaccinations, treatment for parasites, and spay/neuter surgery. In addition, they often come into rescue with kennel cough, respiratory infections, malnutrition or other conditions associated with abuse, neglect, or life as a stray. They seldom have had the benefit of loving care from a caring owner, and thus rarely arrive in perfect health. Most importantly, we have a limited number of foster homes, so sometimes a kennel fee is the only thing that stands between a dog being euthanized in a shelter and our ability to offer emergency placement. Your donation, regardless of size, is always very gratefully accepted. All donations are used for the care of the dogs awaiting their forever homes.

The dogs helped by Closer to Home Animal Advocates, both past and future,
send you a grateful wag of the tail for your donation of any size!

Closer to Home Animal Advocates
Belleville, Michigan

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