Kalamazoo Animal Rescue

Upcoming Adoption Events

December 5th
11:00am - 2:00pm
see scheduled pets

Happy Tail ~ Austin

Austin was a down on his luck senior fella' that found himself homeless in August. Fortunately, his luck was about to change. A KAR volunteer brought him into the rescue and two months later, a couple from Madison Wisconsin found him online. The couple has a special love for older dogs and, in particular, the Schnauzer breed. Austin's new mom drove all the way to Kalamazoo to meet him and complete the adoption.

Austin was a great traveler on the trip to his new home. And, he gets along wonderfully with the rest of the pack, ten Schnauzer brothers and sisters. The couple has kept in touch and they tell us that Austin is doing well. "He has such a great appetite and can be quite the beggar around the dining table. He is always looking for a treat. For a 14-year old, he gallops around the backyard and will run with one or more of the other dogs. When it's time to settle down and watch TV, he likes to sit on my lap."

His new mom adds, "Austin sends you a hug and smooch. If you were here to look into his eyes, you would see that he is quite contented and is enjoying his new forever home."

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month and mature pooches, like Austin, deserve second chances. This happy ever after just goes to show folks that seniors can lead an invigorating life and they make fantastic companions. KAR has several older cats and dogs looking for forever homes so check them out.

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Dinner Auction 2015

KAR greatly appreciates the contributions from these businesses in support of our auction event.

  • All Garden Wellness
  • Art Van
  • August Creek Farms
  • Barn Theatre
  • Biggby Coffee
  • Blackheath Golf Course
  • Blue Dolphin
  • Bloomer's
  • Bob & Kay's Car Wash
  • Bone Appetit
  • Bounceland
  • Braeloch Farms
  • Centre Spa & Wellness
  • Chaubrei Gardens
  • Chinn Chinn
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Cole Automotive Group
  • Confections with Convictions
  • Consumers Credit Union
  • Douglas & Son
  • Dreamers Furniture
  • Eileen's English Toffee
  • Erbellis
  • Family Center of Arts
  • Family Doctors of Vicksburg
  • Family Video
  • Folio Salon
  • Gull Lake Animal Hospital
  • Gull Lake Landscape Co.
  • Gull Lake Marine
  • Gull Lake View Golf Course
  • Gull Meadow Farms
  • Harding's Market
  • Hickory Ridge Golf Course
  • Images Consignment Shop
  • Invitations by Design
  • Island Catering
  • Ivest Real Estate Group
  • Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island
  • Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
  • Kalamazoo Humane Society

  • Kitchen House Restaurant
  • Leducs Blueberries
  • Lee's Adventure Sports
  • Libin's
  • Little Yellow Frame Shop
  • Magic Comb
  • Meadow Run Dog Park
  • Meijer's
  • Migala Carpet One
  • Millennium Group Restaurants
  • New Vic Theatre
  • Norman Camera
  • Nubs Nob
  • Oakridge Feed Store
  • Perry Harley Davidson
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • PetSmart
  • Pop City Popcorn
  • Richland Animal Hospital
  • Richland Eye Care
  • Richland Home Center
  • Richland Meat Center
  • River View Garden
  • Seely Rotigel, DVM
  • Rustica
  • Sawall's Health Foods
  • Serafino's
  • Sky Zone
  • Sports Clip
  • Steensma Lawn & Power Equipment
  • Suzanne's Organics Salon
  • Tempo Vino Winery
  • Terrapin World-Wide Imports
  • The Beacon Club
  • The Peterson Company
  • Tot to Teen Village
  • Van der Salms
  • Van Sweden Jewelers
  • Vladamirs Arts
  • Warner Vineyards
  • YMCA

  • Foster Homes Needed
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    KAR has placed 133 Dogs and
    391 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2015

    KAR placed 124 Dogs and
    354 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2014

    KAR placed 81 Dogs and
    316 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2013

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