Upcoming Adoption Events
Upcoming FundraiserWe've partnered with the Social Charity Circle of Kalamazoo for a special fundraising event at O'Duffy's Pub!
Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: O'Duffy's Pub ~ 804 W. Vine Street ~ Kalamazoo ~ 269.381.9771
A $10 donation at the door goes directly to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue and provides you with a voucher redeemable for one complimentary beverage. Check out the event flyer here.
So come out, have a great time, learn more about our rescue, signup for our free monthly eNewsletter, and support our great foster cats and dogs!
Layla's Happy Tail
Layla was a sweet, young Lab mix that found herself at the local shelter prior to coming into KAR. She just celebrated four years in her forever home and her parents sent us an update to let us know how she is doing.
The first time I met Layla, I made a point of doing a variety of activities that I enjoyed doing with our previous dog, Boots who had recently passed on. I remember taking her for our first walk together and she turned and gave me a look that said, “Are you important? Because I like you already!”
Then, I had my wife, Marcy, meet her independently from me and after a few minutes Layla was on the sofa with her head on my wife’s lap. Layla scored points with both of us and we were sold on the idea of adopting her.
Layla settled in to her new life pretty quickly. The day we brought her home we told her to go bed and she bounded upstairs to spend her first night in her forever home. She settled into routines for eating, going outside to do her business, and other things pretty quickly. She is both smart and eager to please, which certainly contributes to her being a wonderful dog.
She is well known throughout the neighborhood. I have lost track of the number of kids, grownups and other dogs she has met. Layla is definitely a very social animal and when she goes to the kennel for a visit she get along with the other dogs wonderfully.
Like many dogs, Layla has some fun and endearing quirks. For example, she prefers toys that are blue. She has both a blue Kong and a red Kong, but it is the blue one that she favors. She has also developed the habit of lying down on her side when she meets people so that they will come over and rub her belly.
Layla is a wonderful companion. She is well behaved on walks and stops at intersections on her own. She is also a great cuddlier, both for taking naps and for just sitting on the sofa. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. I have already mentioned walking but she also likes a rousing game of fetch and to just lay in the sun on a warm day and sunbathe.
My wife and I are so pleased to have her as a part of our lives and we are so grateful to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue for saving her.