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. 

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Featured Pets
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Hello, my name is Tortilla (Tia for short) and this is my best friend Beans. We are a bonded pair who would like to find a home together. I am full grown and weigh only 30 lbs. We are both girls and Beans only weighs 35 lbs. I have a gorgeous red coat and Beans is a shiny black and white dog. We're a dynamic duo. We go together like two peas in a pod ... or... two peas in a taco. We've lived together our whole lives. We do well with dogs and we really enjoy having a playmate and cuddle buddy. We both have extremely sweet personalities. My friend Beans is a little shy, which is why she needs me. I am not shy at all and Beans gets her confidence from copying me. I love humans, every single one of them. Would you want to come meet us? If so, prepare to fall in love and please bring hot dogs. They're my favorite! Beans likes them too and we are good sharers with one another. Apply today!

 

Adoption fee: $120. 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 Beans and Tia, just fill out an application.

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Hello world! My name is Goji and I am quite the character. I'm here searching for a very special and patient home. I was born in January 2017. I am a total sweetheart, a loving boy, who wants nothing more than to collect all the tummy rubs. I weigh 14 lbs and I have a very squishy pooch. I invite you to squish and pet me all you want. The belly is not a trap! I really do love it. I am friendly, social and very loving. I like to greet people at the door when they come home. Once they have their shoes and coat off, I like to throw myself to the floor in front of them and roll over for belly rubs. It's my thing. I insist that everyone who meets me fall in love with me. It's part of my irresistible charm. Just try to resist. It is futile. I get along well with other cats with a proper introduction. I am 100% litterbox trained and ready for my loving home full of ready, willing and able belly rubbers. Although I am a big loveable sweetheart, I do sometimes get overstimulated and nervous. Because of this, my ideal home would only have adults and lots of enrichment to keep me busy.

 

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 Bloomfield Hills on the fourth Saturday each month from 11 a.m. 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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Visit our adoption event at PetPeople in Rochester Hills on the second Saturday each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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Join us Sunday, December 19 at Vera Bradley in the Twelve Oaks Malls for a shopping fundraiser

 

Donate $5 to Paws for Life to receive a special $20 off coupon*


Donate an additional $5 and choose a dog or cat holiday ornament for free.

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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