Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Animals
  • Community
  • Politics
  • Veterans & Military Families


MAILING ADDRESS:318 John R Rd. #244Troy, MI 48083 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Paws for Life's mission is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; to rescue and rehome abandoned pets, matching animals and families to find the right fit for everyone and promising to exhaust all efforts to place adoptable pets in lifelong, loving homes; to promote humane education, spay/neuter initiatives and respect for all living things; to prevent and report cruelty to animals; to participate in disaster animal response; to improve the lives of animals and end the suffering created by puppy mills, animal fighters and backyard breeders; and to be a driving force, leader and champion for animal welfare in Michigan.


Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption (PFL) is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, not-for-profit animal welfare organization run by a group of hard-working, dedicated volunteers. PFL is an Adoption Guarantee organization that rescues homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from overflowing shelters. PFL does not believe that time or money are acceptable reasons to end a life. PFL uses a network of loving foster care homes where animals stay until their forever homes are found. PFL's goal is to find the best homes possible for the homeless pets in our care. PFL operates under the philosophy of do no harm.

The organization focuses on humane legislation and education initiatives to permanently improve the lives, safety and future of companion animals in Michigan and surrounding areas. PFL has no paid staff and receives no government support. Every penny donated goes directly to the animals in our care, paying vet bills and purchasing needed supplies.

In addition to rescue, PFL devotes resources to numerous local and national humane campaigns, such as End Dogfighting, Community Cat TNR and Eliminating Puppy Mills, as well as participation in community and national Disaster Animal Response Teams.


Would you recommend Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption?
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by Erin C. (May 26, 2017)
It has been so rewarding to volunteer with Paws for Life. The team is very talented, diverse, amiable, and hard-working. Each volunteer role is flexible to accommodate individual schedules and allow for a work-volunteer-personal life balance. The best part about volunteering with PFL is the immediate and direct impact you can make for the lives of hundreds of dogs and cats. PFL does great things and I am very proud to be a part of the team.
by Santa Z. (January 26, 2017)
I have been a volunteer with Paws for Life for 10 years and am beyond proud be apart of this wonderful organization. Our volunteers work harder than anyone I know to help animals in need. We've taken in some tough cases, but all our animals get the very best medical care, everyone is fed high-quality food, and are provided with the best care. Paws for Life is also a 5-Star, Certified Rescue with the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and follows their Best Practices and Code of Ethics. Our volunteers regularly attend conferences, training workshops and other educational seminars to continue to further their knowledge. If you're looking for an amazing organization to volunteer for, one where you can make a difference in the lives of many animals, please consider joining our team and being a volunteer with Paws for Life.
by Courtney P. from Troy, MI (Administrator for this Organization) (January 26, 2017)
Paws for Life goes above and beyond to help homeless pets and to ensure volunteers have a positive experience. Volunteers are valued, and offered education and recognition for their hard work and dedication. The animals receive the best care possible, full medical, high quality food and constant enrichment and training. This is a fiscally responsible organization with no paid staff. All of the money donated goes to the animals' care and well-being. Paws for Life has taken on animals with serious medical needs, requiring expensive surgeries and treatments. I am proud to volunteer for Paws for Life, for the past 10 years and another 10 to come.

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