Captain Jack & Jillian

These two sweet characters are Captain Jack and Jillian, and theirs is a story that will rival Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  Their first year encounter could fill a chapter alone, and they’ve been inseparable for several years!  

Pom Pon

This little girl is Pom Pon aka. Ponny, we picked her up on 6/19/2009 from a girl in Howell who just couldn’t keep her in the home any longer.  Her original name was Sunny, but with her little Pom Pon on the top of her head, a name change was inevitable, even though we rarely […]


My sweet Mabelene has been with us for about five years now.  She is her own little girl, and doesn’t take ANY business from any of the boys.  Mabelene is the only resident who EXPECTS to be hand fed!  She is a very spoiled little angel who often follows me around during general feeding until […]

Brutus & Co.

This handsome guy is Brutus, he has been coming to the Sanctuary for at least five years running.  He usually comes alone in early spring to sort of ‘check things out’, and then a short time after, his mate usually shows up.  For the last three years now, she has felt very comfortable around here, as she […]


Ray-Ray was our present who ended up on our ‘doorstep’ four days before this past Christmas, 2013.  His story is quite unique, but not unusual.  We have a great relationship with the MHS – Rochester, which is how Ray-Rays owner found us. I received a call from a gentleman who had a duck that he could no longer […]

Marc Antony

This little white call duck is Marc Antony.  He used to have a beautiful mate by the name of, you guessed it, Cleopatra. A few short years ago, she took a trip to Heaven.  After a long period of mourning, he again found love with a little tan colored call duck by the name of Brown Eyes.  […]

View of Goldie

Linda Lee a.k.a. Mama Lee

The sweet white Emden pictured here is our oldest resident at the sanctuary.  She is estimated to be in her mid twenties – although a ‘lady’ never tells.  She IS the sanctuary’s Matriarch.  There are a myriad of stories about her.  She got her name when she hooked up with (or rather I should say, he hooked up […]

Michigan Duck Rescue and Sanctuary

Minus Eight

This picture was taken when the temperature was eight below zero!  Even with about a dozen straw filled shelters within feet of the pond, most would rather stay out in the ‘cold’!!  With both aerators working unobstructed, this is about as bad as it gets for minimal water access.