ANIMAL RESCUE PROJECT

Cappy and Dolly

 2 senior chihuahuas for Adoption in Kalamazoo / Portage, Southwest Michigan
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Shelter Open Hours


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

Sat: At Adoption Event (See Below for more details)

Sun: Appointments Only

Adoption Events

Dogs and Puppies

Saturday, Apr. 5

♦ 11–4, at the adoption center at 4328 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Saturday, Apr. 12

♦ 11–4, at the adoption center at 4328 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Saturday, Apr. 19

♦ 11–4, at the adoption center at 4328 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Saturday, Apr. 26

♦ 11–4, at the adoption center at 4328 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Cats and Kittens

Saturday, Apr. 5

♦ 11–2, at PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, Apr. 12

♦ 11–2, at PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, Apr. 19

♦ 11–2, at PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday, Apr. 26

♦ 11–2, at PetSmart at 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI

Prima Puppy

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

Emergency Appeal


Hello, Friends of Animal Rescue Project,

This has been a brutal winter for everyone here in Southwest Michigan with record snowfall and sub-zero weather that have persisted for longer than any of us can remember. Normal life and activities pretty much came to a grinding halt as we burrowed in to survive the awful cold.

The harsh weather has really taken its toll on Animal Rescue Project. Since mid-December, few people have ventured out to our adoption events and open hour at the shelter. Adoptions have declined sharply, while heating and other costs have skyrocketed. We are struggling to pay all our bills.

We are desperately in need of your financial support to get ourselves back on our feet.

Animal Rescue Project is an asset in our community—a major source of family pets and a major deterrent to the needless destruction of homeless dogs and cats in pound facilities. If you believe that our mission enhances the communities of Southwest Michigan, please do you part to help us continue our life-saving work.

We ask you to give as generously as you can. You can mail a check or donate using the Donate button on the top right of this page.

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!

Volunteering Opportunities Available


We're currently looking for fosters for our kittens and cats. If you have room for one of our little ones even for a little while please contact Diane Followell.


Featured Events



Pup of the Game

Pup of the Game

Every K-Wings home game will feature one of our adoptable dogs. Please do stop by to learn more about our work and meet our doggies. The current schedule for the games is located here .
One of our dogs Cody is a 'Pup of the Game' too! He is a sweetheart and would love to find his forever home soon! Click on his picture to read more about him.
We are extremely thankful to The Hangar Bar and Grill for sponsoring this event. Please do visit them on facebook or like their page. Also, on these game nights, you can redeem your tickets for a 15% discount on your meal at The Hangar!


See also the adoption events in the column at the right.

An overview of our rescue group

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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