Paws for Life Rescue is a nonprofit, all-breed dog and cat rescue operating in southeast Michigan. Run by dedicated, hardworking volunteers, Paws for Life is a shelter partner. We rescue dogs and cats from overflowing shelters in Michigan, saving two lives - the one we take and the one that needs the empty kennel space we left behind. 

Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves​​​.

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We hope you're "feline lucky" because Paws for Life has hundreds of gift baskets, goodies, excursions and more for you to win. There is a deal for you and for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

massive auction runs from Nov. 23 at noon Eastern to Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern. The 45 trips, getaways, vacations, adventures and excursions will run the length of the auction, while the gift baskets, gift cards, and stuff for pets, kids, household, significant others and YOU will be divided up into five flash auctions:

- Nov. 23 at noon to Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.

- Nov. 25 at noon to Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.

- Nov. 27 at noon to Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

- Nov. 29 at noon to Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.

- Dec. 1 at noon to Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Let's not forget this is for charity. Every penny you spend beyond the value amount of the item is tax-deductible. All proceeds, 100%, go directly to the homeless animals in the care of Paws for Life Rescue (Troy, MI). The rescue has no paid staff and receives no government support.

Paws for Life will make delivery and pick-up arrangements with winners beginning Dec. 4. Baked goods will be made fresh just prior to delivery/pick-up. All virtual classes, vacations, jewelry, butterfly purses, crystal handbags, custom pet portraits and gift cards will be shipped free of charge to winners in the U.S.

Ready. Set. Bid.

Featured Pets

Hello guys! My name is Jeb! I am a young, energetic, playful boy who is about 2 years old. I have the most contagious smile and a personality to match. I am happy, friendly, upbeat and full of life. Some of my favorite things in life are taking walks, rolling in the grass, spending time with people, car rides, butt scritches and playing with toys.


I love treats and when people toss them to me, they bounce off my forehead. So, could you teach me how to catch? I promise we'll have lots of fun together if you give me a chance to join your family.


I am housetrained and I'm smart. I know "sit" and "lay down." I am ready to go. Please apply today!


Adoption fee: $80. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 30 days of free pet insurance, one session with a certified behavior trainer and microchip.


If you want to adopt Jeb or any dog from Paws for Life, just fill out an application.


A very special girl named Bran is looking for a very special home!

See, Bran doesn't know that she's special. She is confident, full of life and absolutely sure that she's no different than the other cats. She plays. She climbs. She cuddles. She eats like a champ. Please help us find the best possible home for sweet little Bran. Here is her story ...

Hi, friends! My name is Bran and I'm a super special girl who was born on May 1, 2021. The rescue isn't quite sure what happened to me before I came to them, but when they got me they found I have some mobility issues that cause me to wobble when I walk. I don't have control of when I go to the bathroom either, but I do very well in my diapers. I can tell you that it doesn't bother me one bit, and the volunteers describe me as confident, fearless and sassy. I am always running around with my foster siblings and I enjoy a good wrestling match.


While I can walk, sometimes I get tired and drag my back legs, but I still go up and down stairs, scale cat towers and go wherever I want to go. My care is a little different than other cats, but it's pretty easy and I (aka my foster mom) can walk you through it. On the plus side, you'll never have to clean a litterbox for me. I promise if you take me home, I will have you laughing in no time with my silly antics and we can enjoy so many good snuggles together. Please give me a chance. I have lived with cats and dogs before and would love to be in a multi-animal household!



Adoption fee: $75. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and 30 days of free pet insurance. If you want to adopt or foster Bran, just fill out an application!

Upcoming Events
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Visit our adoption event at PetPeople in Rochester Hills on the second Saturday each month from noon to 3 p.m.

Please note that we are not able to bring every animal to every event.

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Visit our adoption event at PetPeople in Bloomfield Hills on the fourth Saturday each month from noon to 3 p.m. No event in December 2021.

Please note that we are not able to bring every animal to every event.

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Join us for Pints for Paws and raise money for homeless pets by enjoying a tasty beer, Saturday, November 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Baffin Brewing, 25113 Jefferson Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081.

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Stock up on holiday gifts or brighten your space with our Amaryllis and Paperwhite bulb sale. Orders open through Dec. 15. Shop now!


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Check out this great gift for yourself or someone on your list: creative, delicious pasta goodies. Wide selection of shapes and designs available, from Halloween to dog and cat lovers. Each purchase earns 35-40% profit to help support our rescue efforts! Shop now!

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The 2022 Kibbles & Bids online silent auction begins Nov. 23 at noon. Bid on hundreds of items, gift cards, baskets, services and more! Highest bids on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. win their items, while supporting the homeless pets in our care. Get a sneak peek!

Check out our events page for additional upcoming events.

Make a Donation to Support Homeless Pets

Donations from generous people like you allow us to save lives.


We have no paid staff and we receive no government support.

Every penny donated goes directly to the animals in our care. 


All donations are tax-deductible. 

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