Kurtis Peter Peterson has been arraigned in Muskegon County 60th District Court on one count of crime against nature, or sodomy, a felony punishable up to 15 years in prison.
The charge is also known as bestiality.
However, Peterson is a fourth-time habitual offender, so he could potentially get life in prison if convicted.
A judge set his bond at $250,000. A preliminary examination is slated for June 20.
According to the law enforcement report, the most recent incident involving the blue heeler occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the man’s home.
It was witnessed by someone who had been in his home at the time as she passed his bedroom doorway and noticed the caveman naked on his bed apparently balls deep in the animal.
The caveman later told authorities that, while he was naked, he was only petting the dog. He has denied having sexual intercourse or raping the dogs, investigators said.
Law enforcement officials say Peterson has also been witnessed sexually pleasuring the pit bull in the same home and allowed one of the dogs to pleasure him as well when he stepped out of the shower.
One of the dogs remain with Peterson’s roommate in the home. The other dog has since been removed.
According to the court file, Peterson was convicted of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Allegan County in 1996. In 2010 he was convicted of carrying of concealed weapon in Muskegon County and making a false report of a felony.