Shelter Open Hours

Mon - Fri: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat: 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sun: Appointments Only

Adoption Events
Saturday 5 December 2015
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dog and Cat Adoption Event
ARP Shelter 219 Peekstock, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Cat and Kitten Adoption
PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI
Saturday 12 December 2015
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dog and Cat Adoption Event
ARP Shelter 219 Peekstock, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
11:00AM - 3:00PM
PSP Kitten Adoption Event
Pet Supplies Plus, 5230 S Westnedge, Portage, MI
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Cat and Kitten Adoption
PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI

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Animal Rescue Project
Dog and cat rescue and adoption in Kalamazoo / Portage, Southwest Michigan

Fundraising Events
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News from ARP

Pies for Pups is back!

Back by popular demand! Pies for Pups (and kittens too!) is back! Reserve your homemade pumpkin pie or crumb topped apple pie (made with Mutzu apples from Kalkaska, MI) no later than 5:00 pm on 11/23 and pick up your Thanksgiving pie at Animal Rescue Project on 11/25 between 5:00-7:00 pm. Pies are only $12 each and they are delicious!
RESERVE your pie today by emailing ARP board member Jill Murphy at [email protected] or call Jill at 269-352-4681. Cash and checks (made payable to Animal Rescue Project) accepted. Please SHARE this offer with your friends. Thanks!

New ARP T-shirts!

The new ARP T-shirts are here! Sport a great look for just $20 and help us support our furry friends. It's a t-shirt for a good cause!

Please complete the attached form and mail in your order and payment by November 7th. The form contains all the pertinent details.

Get an ARP Sustaining Membership today!

If you think ARP is a great rescue organization that strives daily to find our little animal friends good homes and families, please consider contributing as a sustaining member today. A sustaining membership is a great way for the organization to rely on a consistent flow of financial support for all its endeavours! We consist of a majority of volunteers and that enables all the money we raise to go directly to support our cause.
As a bonus, Sustaining members who contribute $600 or more annually (monthly donation of $50 or more) will be featured on our 2016 Member Recognition Wall in the lobby of the ARP shelter.
Those who contribute $1,200 or more annually (monthly donation of $100 or more) will also have their name placed on a shelter kennel throughout the year.
Just imagine: you and your family will be able to personally sponsor upwards of 25 homeless pets awaiting adoption who pass through that kennel throughout the year.
Please contribute now! Further details can be found in the form HERE.

Meet some of your New Neighbours

These are only a few of the nearly 700 homeless pets that Animal Rescue Project has saved in the last 12 months. Some of these lovely dogs and cats may be living in your neighborhood!

Animal Rescue Project operates the only true no-kill shelter in the Kalamazoo area. We make a lifetime commitment to the at-risk pets that we save. At the same time, we are a major source of pets for families all across Southwest Michigan—and beyond.
We need your help to continue our life-saving work. When you make a financial gift to Animal Rescue Project, 98 cents of every dollar donated will go DIRECTLY to the care of homeless pets.
Your gift of any amount will be a life-saving act for homeless pets—and a priceless gift to the families that adopt them. Support your LOCAL shelter!
Use the Donate button on the top right of the page to donate to us directly. You can also donate supplies and other articles to us. For a more comprehensive list, click here

2015 Star Awards

We are very proud to announce our very own winner of the 2015 Star Awards- Jack Frost, Director and Co-Founder of ARP. He received the 2015 STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) Award in the Career Volunteer category on April 22, 2015. Jack has tirelessly worked for the rescue and rehabilitation of animals for the past 13 years. Read more about him and how he's contributed to this amazing cause in the Kalamazoo Gazette article .

ARP Donation Needs

Would you like to donate goods or money to ARP. We're always in need of more supplies. please consider our published needs list in our Donations page here .

An overview of our rescue group

Watch this video to see how we've been able to provide for all our animals through 2014. Help us continue our work and get more of them into loving homes in 2015 by donating!

We are a non-profit animal welfare group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of at-risk pets from pound facilities. We rescue dogs and cats from everywhere in Michigan — and anywhere else there is a cat or dog in need. With our rescue shelter and foster homes, we have between 75 and 100 dogs and puppies and between 60 and 80 cats and kittens in our care at any time.

We are an an all-volunteer group with the exception of paid kennel staff. More than 95 percent of the money we receive is spent directly on animal rescue and rehabilitation. Our only sources of revenue are adoption fees, tax-deductible donations, and fundraising efforts.

We are a dedicated, no-kill organization. We provide comfortable and nurturing living quarters for homeless pets, even when a pet needs to stay with us for months or even longer while waiting for the right adoption match. We provide skilled and well-trained animal care providers at our renovated rescue shelter. We give each animal a medical check and medical care as needed. We talk with potential adopters and ask them to fill out an adoption application form to help us identify suitable matches for each animal and each adopter. All other organizational commitments and considerations remain secondary.

More details about our background and approach are on our About page.

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