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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Featured Pets
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Hellllooooo, my name is Jasmine, but my friends call me Jazzy. I am 2 years old and full of love. Just like a princess, I am beautiful and charming. I am friendly, playful and affectionate. I love companionship and humans. Are you a kid? I love kids! Maybe you’re a vet? I also love the vet … weird, right? I like to play in the water, I like to be petted, I love to play with my toys and sniff around the yard. I take treats very gently and love to learn fun tricks for food. Do you have a spare piece of ham? I’ll show you all my tricks for it. I am even housetrained. 

I do chase things that are small and furry or small and feathery. No cats in my home 'cause they are squirrels, in my opinion. If humans would just let me, I know I could catch all of the small furries. My former family had me since I was 8 weeks old and loved me very much, but unfortunately they couldn’t care for me any longer. Do I sound like the dog for you?

 

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 or foster Jazzy, just fill out an application.

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Big chunk of love coming in hot! Hi guys, my name is Schwin! I am 20 pounds of handsome. I'm a 3-year-old, shorthaired, neutered male cat who is in search of a forever home. I'm large and in charge and hoping to find someone who can help me lose a little bit of weight.

 

While I have rolls for days and the house sounds like an earthquake when I walk, for the sake of my health, I really have to lose some weight. I am a super sweet boy once you get to know me. I love to be petted and loved on all day long. I am FIV+, but don't let those three little letters scare you - I'm perfectly healthy in every way (other than being chunky).

 

Could you be my new best friend?   

 

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 me, 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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It's our annual Summer Supply Drive! Choose from our Wish List and drop off the items at one of our adoption events or order from our Amazon Smile lists to have items shipped directly to us!

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Join us Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. for an hour of Kitten Yoga at White Lotus in Washington, Michigan. Proceeds benefit the homeless pets of Paws for Life Rescue. All ages welcome. $30 per person. Register online. Check back for August and September dates. 

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Join us Saturday, August 13 for Kids Day in the Park 2022, a free family-friendly event of adoptable pets, outdoor games, rock painting, live music, coloring station, arts & crafts, moonwalks, Tons of Trucks show and free access to the Spraypark. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road in Clarkston.

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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