Saturday, May 20: Adoption Event at Clawson City Park, 935 N Custer Ave, Clawson. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs and puppies (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event) at the CLAWS & PAWS 2017 dog walk and pet fair.
Sunday, June 4: Adoption Event at Conant Elementary, 4100 West Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills. From noon to 3 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs and puppies (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event) at Conant's dog walk and adoptions event fundraiser.
Sunday, July 2: Adoption Event at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs and puppies (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event) on the first Sunday of every month. Event dates for 2017: July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3.
Sunday, August 13: Adoption Event at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights from noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable pets at the 2017 Paws in the Park 10-year anniversary celebration for Paws for Life, including adoptable pets, dog walk, family picnic, vendors, dog games and kids' activities. Games, raffles, entertainment and fun for everyone!
NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.
Complete the application at www.pawsforliferescue.org. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.