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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


Please help us save baby Harley. At just 5 months old, Harley came to us in need of life-saving surgery at the very expensive cost of $15,000.


But we couldn't say no to his sweet face, his loving nature and his friendly personality. We had to give him a chance to fight for his life, even though the cost is beyond our means. Our only other option was euthanasia and Harley deserves a chance.


Please donate to help us save Harley! He's counting on us


Venmo: @Paws-For-Life




Mail checks or money orders payable to:

Paws for Life Rescue 
318 John R. Rd #244
Troy, MI 48083



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.


Between now and January 27, 2023, shop for sweets for your Valentine's Day sweetheart. Each purchase earns a percentage for Paws for Life to support our rescue efforts!


Shop now!


House Plant Sale!


Join us Sat., Feb. 11, 2023, at the Office Coffee Shop in Royal Oak and grab some fun plants in various stages of growth. All proceeds benefit our homeless pets. Don't miss the raffles! 

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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