Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We want to extend a special thank you to our donors in our Mom and Puppy Naming Fundraiser. Mom and all of her ten puppies have been gifted with names and will be up for adoption soon!  

Name That Puppy! Sponsorship Package ~ $50

  • Carley sponsored by Kelley G. in Memory of Carley
  • Abbey and Vinny sponsored by Yvonne J.
  • Hunter sponsored the Smith Family: Tracy, Kenny, Avery and Evan
  • Webster sponsored by Kegan and Kearney M. in Honor of Grandma and Grandpa W.
  • Henry sponsored by Kegan and Keaney M. in Honor of Aunt Nesa
  • Daisy Mae sponsored by Susan F.
  • Sammy sponsored by Hollyanna H.
  • Brutus sponsored by Brain and Ellie L. in Honor of Carter and Kennedy D.
  • Bo sponsored by Brain and Ellie L. in Honor of Ethan and Hailey L.

 Spay/Neuter Sponsorship Package ~ $250

  • Baylee sponsored by the Bolhuis Family to The Lundquist Family in Memory of Baylee

An Extra Special Thank You

We would also like to thank Joanne R. for her generous donation to pay for all of mom, Carley's, veterinary costs for her spay surgery and vaccinations! 

You can still help by making a donation to our rescue so we can not only help cover vet care for these puppies but the help future rescue cats and dogs as well. Click on our donation page to find out all the ways you can help KAR.  Can't donate? Consider becoming a volunteer. We have lots of volunteer opportunities like fostering, grant writing, and more.

Know someone looking to add a lifelong friend to family? Be sure to share Carley and her puppies with them. They might just be the perfect match for one of these wonderful canines! 

And continue to help KAR by voting for the KALSEE Share-the-Love video contest. It's FREE, easy and we NEED YOUR HELP to get as many votes possible everyday! Vote at:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dog Foster Homes Needed


We are currently getting more requests than we can handle and have not been able to help as many as we would like. On the fence about fostering? See what one of our dog fosters, Shannan has to say about her fostering experiences. 

Personally, I have been a dog foster since March 1, 2015 and in that time I have fostered 12 dogs. Fostering is something I have always wanted to do and with the support of my family was finally able to do this year. 

Last week I pulled a couple of dogs from Animal Control who literally only had minutes left. I have watched those dogs transform and blossom within the last week. Their gratefulness is obvious in the love that they give. We have the chance to give these dogs a new beginning, help them find their happy ending and I love being a part of that. 

Right now, we have dogs on intake whose owners have passed away, people who are losing their homes, and the local shelters have all been asking for help as they are very full. I am a full time employee, a wife, a mom to three busy girls. My life has always been full but it never felt complete until I started volunteering and making a difference with Kalamazoo Animal Rescue. Help us save a life and volunteer as a dog foster parent.

Make a difference in their life; make a difference in yours.
Fill out a Foster Home Application on our website! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HELP US WIN UP TO $25,000!!!

HELP US WIN UP TO $25,000!!!

KALSEE Credit Union has entered the Love My Credit Union Rewards Share the Love video contest and selected Kalamazoo Animal Rescue as their charity! 

Each month October-December 24th the video with the most votes will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice. And the video with the most votes at the end of the contest will be awarded $15,000!


It costs you nothing and you don't need to be a credit union member. Just fill out the form on the voting site to receive your special voting code. Plus you could win a $100 gift card just for voting! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mom and Puppy Naming Fundraiser

Recently, Van Buren County Animal Control contacted KAR when a female Black Lab mix gave birth to ten puppies in their shelter. One of our amazing foster volunteers stepped up and brought the canine family into her home. With so many mouths to feed and upcoming vet care, KAR needs your help! So we’re having a naming fundraiser with three special sponsorship levels. 
  • $50 ~ Name That Puppy Package (Up to 6 spots available)
  • $250 ~ Spay/Neuter Package (3 spots available)
  • $750 ~ Premium Package $750 (2 spots available)
Details for each sponsorship package are available here.  In appreciation for your generous donation, you also receive the opportunity to name mom or a puppy, and you receive some other special perks too!  There are seven male pups and three female pups so act FAST to give them a new name!

Purchase your sponsorship here! Be sure to leave your contact information at the check out.

Donations of any amount can add up to make a huge difference. Donate online, by mail or at one of our adoption events.

*** Update 10/12/2015***
Mom (Carley) and two girls (Abby and Baylee) have already been claimed to name. Only ONE girl pup remains to be named along with all seven boys.

*** Update 10/7/2015 ***
Some of the pups made some unique paw print art that will be available for donations. You can find our paw print art at Sticks&Stones in downtown Kalamazoo during Art Hop. 

Check back on our social media pages and websites for updates, and help spread the word so we can help mom and her puppies. 

Your donations of any amount can help! Visit donation page to find out all the ways you can help our rescue pets, and our Amazon Wishlist to view supply donations.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shop For A Cause

Purchase a $5 Shopping Pass* from a Kalamazoo Rescue Volunteer. You'll get exclusive savings in every Macy’s store on Saturday, August 29, and Kalamazoo Animal Rescue keeps 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy’s Gift Card.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Cat Appreciation Day

It's Black Cat Appreciation Day!!!

We have several wonderful black cats and kittens hoping to find their forever homes in the rescue right now. Black cats (and dogs) are so often overlooked for their more colorful friends, which is a shame because they all have so much to offer.

Each kitty listed below has a unique personality and is hoping to find a loving person that needs. Some are playful and cuddly, some have had a rough background and need a patient person to warm up to, some would love furry friends while some would love to be the queen of the household with your attention solely devoted to them.

Click on the name of each feline to read more about them, fill out an adoption application and come meet them!

Have you adopted a black cat or kitten from KAR? Send us your happy cat photos and tell us how you're celebrating!

For more, read Don't Judge a Kitten by the Color of It's Fur.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"What Pet Should I Get?" Celebration and Adoption Event at Barnes&Noble

We've teamed up with Barnes & Noble to celebrate the release of the NEW, just-discovered Dr. Seuss book "What Pet Should I Get?"

KAR will be there with adoptable cats and dogs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to come meet some of our very own Paw Print Artists. Purchase one of their paintings and fill out an adoption application to make them a part of your family.

Barnes & Noble will have special ONE-NIGHT-ONLY deals, story time, and lots of family friendly activities to enjoy.

We hope to see you there! Join our event page and hop over to the Portage Barnes & Noble Facebook page to join theirs too.

Keep an eye on our event page for an up-to-date list of adoptable animals that will be attending the event!