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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Meet Arlinn! This young girl loves everyone she meets. She greets people gently, sometimes giving them a big hug. She rests her head on you with her whole weight, giving you a feeling of love and comfort. If you let her sleep in your bed, she is the best snuggler ever! She wants to be with you so much that she sometimes has a hard time being left alone. She has started training to help her become more comfortable around dogs and hopefully allow her to make a few dog friends. We don’t know yet how she is with cats, but it seems like she may be a little scared of children. Arlinn is a medium-low energy dog. She loves to just relax around the house with you. But just pick up a toy and she’s ready to play! Alinn is housetrained and she comes with some free training with My Sidekick Dog Training. Would you like to meet this sweet beautiful girl? Give us a call or email today. Contact 313-444-5852 or email mysidekicktraining@gmail.com for more information. She can’t wait to hear from you! If you would like to foster or adopt sweet Arlinn, 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 or foster Arlinn, 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.

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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Our annual Kibbles & Bids virtual auction begins Nov. 1 at noon and ends Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.

 

Bid on numerous gift baskets and items for yourself or as a holiday gift! All proceeds benefit the homeless pets in our care.

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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