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Paws for Life Rescue is turning 10! 

We invite you to celebrate with us … more than 3,000 pets rescued since 2007. On Sunday, August 13, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m., we will host a dog walk, family picnic and alumni reunion in Dodge Park, Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

Kids (12 and under) and dogs are free. $12 per person over age 12. 

The event includes:

  • raffles and silent auction (items valued at more than $8,000)
  • vendors
  • picnic lunch, sponsored by Metro North Federal Credit Union
  • Sweets Shack of baked goods and desserts
  • dog games, sponsored by K9 Turbo Training 
  • kids tent
  • adoptable cats and kittens
  • adoptable dogs and puppies
  • entertainment
  • dog walk

Games and Activities for Dogs: 

  • bobbing for milkbones
  • paw art
  • “kiss your owner” contest
  • cooling stations
  • dog walk
  • photo booth

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Games and Activities for Kids: 

  • coloring station
  • bean bag toss
  • arts and crafts
  • face painting
  • water balloon toss
  • playground
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Gifts and Activities for Alumni:

  • special recognition as a past adopter
  • special gift (pick-up at Registration booth)
  • PFL alumni bandanna 
  • free raffle ticket
  • free family photo

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Check out the “Paws in the Park” photo album from past events!

What to bring:

  • dogs who will enjoy being around other dogs, kids and people
    • dogs should be up-to-date on vaccinations
    • dogs must wear collar and ID tag
    • dogs must be on leash at all times. No retractable leashes, please.
  • the whole family – there’s something here for everyone
  • spare change – certain vendors have challenged one another to see who can fill their penny jars the highest
  • shopping prowess – dozens of vendors with a variety of products and services
We look forward to seeing you August 13th – Rain or Shine!


  • Poppyseed – painted furniture and antiques
  • Wee Beastie Creations – artwork, ornaments and wood-burning
  • Motor City Massage Co. – chair massage for humans
  • Canine Wearables – dog clothing and costumes (100% of proceeds will be donated to PFL)
  • Mabel & Bug - handmade dog accessories
  • Christmas in August
    (100% of proceeds will be donated to PFL)
  • Animal Activity Center
  • K9 Turbo Training
  • BeautiControl
  • Linda’s Jewelry Biz
  • SeneGence 
  • Fabulous in a Snap
  • LuLa Roe
  • Save 1 CPR – Ferndale
  • Nicole Eley – on-the-fly drawings
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Michigan’s Political Action Committee for Animals
  • Karas Family – jewelry and metal works
  • The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company
  • Vital Imaging Photography … and many more!
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Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors:

“First Class Feline” Station Sponsors: $500 level
“Participant” Sponsors: $100 level
In-kind Donors:
  • Walt Disney World
  • Haig’s of Rochester Fine Jewelry
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Nino Salvaggio
  • The Clean Plate
  • PupLife
  • Animal Activity Center
  • Blue Dog Bakery
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Bare Republic
  • Zulu Nyala
  • Enchanted Photography
  • A&B Liquor
  • Earth Rated
  • Target
  • I and Love and You
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • MJR Digital Cinema
  • Oriental Trading Company
  • The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company
  • Dog Tag Art