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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I AM IN THE SENIORS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM! This means that my adoption fee is waived for anyone over the age of 65.

Hello, my name is Marty! I’m a friendly and easy-going guy, looking for a family to spend the rest of my life with. I'm a great companion! I think people are great and I greet them with a smile and tail wag. I really enjoy leisurely walks around the neighborhood. I am well mannered on the leash. I also enjoy car rides. I find them very relaxing. I'm about 10 years old, but don't let the age fool you. I love to play with toys! I really love treats and food of every kind. Eating is my true passion. I am not reactive to other dogs and I may do well with a dog buddy. I am doing great with the cats that live in my foster care home. I am a smart, loving boy who is fully housetrained and looking for a caring someone to enjoy my golden years with. Would you like to meet me? Fill out a quick application and we will set up a meet-and-greet really soon, maybe even 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.

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 Marty, 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 Fall 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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Stop by the Hound Hike adoption event for pet training demos and nature walks, Saturday, October 1 from noon - 4 p.m. at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Cir, Rochester Hills. Meet adoptable pets, take a walk with them, visit the pop-up shop and learn all about positive reinforcement training.

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Get a jump on holiday shopping at the Dog Days free, indoor, arts & crafts sale, Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing. Paws for Life's booth with include dog and cat holiday ornaments, dog beds, Minky blankets and more!

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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