We love our pet members!
Please send your pet member pictures to e-mail or to and we’ll post their picture here. Please include the pet’s name and your name.This is Marley and Max. We along with our parents Mike and Jody Knapp from Shelby Twp Mi are very happy to be new members. We love to camp and swim in Lake Superior. Here we are on the shore of Lake Superior at the Union Bay Campground.
Welcome Calvin! Our first 2015 Pet Member!!
Here are Wallace and Alfred at Summit Peak and Nonesuch Falls; along with their owners, Nathanial and Cheryl. Apparently, Wallace and Alfred don’t like to sit still for pictures, like most kids! Another Ruby in the Porkies! She belongs to Mike and Vina Ryan, Lifetime Members since 2008.
Tucker (sable color) and Logan (black & white) are true rough coat collies and are half-brother & sister. Tucker is 6 and Logan is 4. They are awesome tent campers and each has their own sleeping bag and sleeping pad. They are much loved by their parents, FOP members Stacey Balsley and Ken Neitzke who has been coming to the Porkies since 1977 when he was a student at Michigan Tech.Hi, I’m Ruby
I’m Coco and I’m the love of my mom’s life, besides my dad, of course. I am her constant companion! (Bill and Jan Smet, LT members)
My name is Charlie. I found my parents Rachel Marquardt and Jason Steier while they camped in the Porkies.
Sadly, Pet Member Fluffy passed away on April 17. You can look at his pictures below and read his obituary here. Fluffy Obituary-1
Baileigh and Lelu live in White Pine and hike the Porkies regularly.
Cutie Angel is owned by Lifetime Members Gary and Sharlene Shaffer. She lives in Kansas, but we’ll see her this summer.
Bubb is the supervisor at many of the Folk School projects and programs. His owners, LT members Karen Berg and Bruce Ruutila, know who the boss really is.