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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

Adopt a Pet from Animal Rescue Project

We have a wide variety of dogs and cats as well as kittens and puppies available for adoption — different sizes and colors, breeds and breed mixes, and different personalities. Virtually all were saved by our rescue team from an at-risk situation in a pound facility.

How to meet our adoptable pets

Our adoptable cats and adoptable dogs have profiles on our Petfinder pages. You can meet our rescue pets three ways:

We hold adoption events in the community almost every Saturday. Our event schedule is in the column at the right, and special events are highlighted at the top of this page. We have regular adoption events at our pet adoption center as well as monthly adoption events at other locations, so be sure to get the right locations for any given Saturday.

During open hours, you'll be able to meet the pets staying at our shelter. Please understand that only about half of our available pets live at the shelter; the remaining pets are in private foster homes.

If our public shelter hours don't work for you, or if you wish to meet a pet that's in foster care, we'll make arrangements with you. We schedule appointments for approved applicants only. For more information about meeting or adopting pets, contact us.

Why adopt from Animal Rescue Project?

Here are the top five reasons to adopt a rescued pet from Animal Rescue Project:

Our pets have been screened and vetted. The dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies we offer for adoption have been carefully chosen for their overall adoptability. By the time you adopt, they are healthy. We take great pains to attend to each pet's health needs and problems. We spay or neuter, provide vaccinations, and rid the pet of any parasites. Most pets passing through a pound facility contract kennel cough, an airborne virus similar to the common cold in humans. We provide medications to treat the symptoms and help the pet recover quickly. In dogs, we screen for heartworm, and if a dog is heartworm positive, we cure the disease.

We provide effective placement counseling. Our adoption counselors will help you find a pet that fits well into your family and lifestyle. If you live a sedentary life, we'll guide you to dogs who will enjoy long hours of sleeping at your feet or lounging on the couch with you. By contrast, if you live an active lifestyle, we'll help you find a dog who needs a lot of physical activity and who will keep pace with you. If you have young children, we'll help you select a dog or puppy that will be compatible with your kids.

Each cat and kitten has an individual personality too. We'll share what we know about each cat and kitten to help you decide on a good fit with your family.

You are the second chance for these pets. Most pets taken to pound facilities don't come out alive. This sad fact is the main reason we created Animal Rescue Project. Pounds keep animals for a limited time, but when the pets come to Animal Rescue Project, they have a safe and comfortable place to live until someone like you comes along to give them that second chance at life.

Our rescue pets will be grateful to you every day of their lives. Talk to virtually anyone who's adopted a rescued pet, and they'll swear to you that their dog or cat feels gratitude. In their own quiet, wordless ways, rescued pets understand that they were lost and now they're saved. Adopt a rescued pet, and you will feel your dog or cat's thanks every day of their lives.

When you adopt one of our pets, you save more lives. By taking home a rescued pet and making it part of your family, you open up a space for another at-risk pet to be saved. Your adoption is a gift that keeps on giving.

To see our adoptable cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs, follow these links:

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