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 25 October 2014
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 1 November 2014
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

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

Fundraising Events
Friday 7 November 2014
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Art Hop
Oakwood Plaza, 3015 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Featured Events

Press Release Art Hop
Photo Contest Volunteers Needed

Kalamazoo Animal Welfare Group Gets Grant of Pet Toys

TUCSON, October 15, 2014 The Petfinder Foundation has announced that Animal Rescue Project, Kalamazoo, is one of 12 animal welfare groups that will receive a grant of Kong pet toys valued at $799 from The Kong Company, which is based in Colorado. All recipients of the awards are members of Petfinder. Animal Rescue Project posts its adoptable pets here .

Kong makes a line of versatile and durable toys, including their classic rubber toys that deliver treats while pets play with them.

The Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and member shelters and rescue groups.

Toni Morgan, Program Director Foundation
[email protected]

Jack Frost, Animal Rescue Project
312-543-2686, [email protected]

Oakwood Plaza Art Hop

ARP will be having some very talented volunteers exhibiting their work at the November Art Hop during the inaugural participation by Oakwood Plaza businesses. They will be featured at Bark's 5th Avenue and a portion of sales that evening will be donated to ARP. Come out and support the rescue, your fellow volunteers, and a partnering business. Check out the flyer for more details .

If that isn't enough to tempt you, one of our volunteers who is a member of KLOB, a home brewers group, will be there with his friends offering beer tastings.

Win $500 for ARP!

If you love photography, and would like to help us earn $500 while simultaneously getting your picture selected for a book series, this is the perfect opportunity! Click Here for More Details

Volunteers needed!

The PetsMart Cat Team is in need of a few volunteers to take care of our cats/kittens at the store. You need to have gone thru the ARP general orientation first before you can volunteer. We are in need of a couple of people to help on Saturdays to help clean and work the adoption events. There is also an opening on Sunday to come in and clean, feed, and socialize the cats, YOU are the only person on this day, so YOU MUST BE RELIABLE as the cats are expecting you. If you are interested in any of the positions listed, please contact Diane Followell at [email protected] if you're interested in these opportunities.

An overview of our rescue group

Watch this video to see how we've been able to provide for all our animals through 2013. Help us continue our work and get more of them into loving homes in 2014 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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