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BestPals is a No Kill non-profit rescue run by volunteers with donations by individuals, local businesses, and grants.

We take in owner surrendered and transferred dogs and cats when space and resources are available. 

We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Meet Michelle, the founder and director of BestPals. Opening an animal shelter has been a dream of hers since she was a child. After noticing the void in the community for owner surrenders paired with shelter overflow, she became fueled with passion to turn her dream into reality and make a difference.

I feel my place is "a little piece of heaven" where a pet is cherished until it finds its forever home. This has been my dream and passion since I was a child. Animals give us so much unconditional love and they deserve the best!        - Michelle



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Executive Director - Michelle Kenat
Treasurer - Jennica Hoyt
Secretary - Tracy Benthin
Communications & Marketing -Laura Kenat 
Board Member at Large - Dr. Kory Mace, Spectrum Health
Board Member at Large - Robert Crough, Owner & Master Trainer of Paradigm Dog School


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