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My name is Rick James!

American Bulldog/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Rick James
Photo 1 - American Bulldog/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Rick James
Photo 2 - American Bulldog/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Rick James

Facts about Rick James

  • Breed: American Bulldog/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Rick James

Rick James's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Rick James's Story...

UPDATE February 15, 2013: What a difference a few months can make when saving a dog's life. Ricky feels fantastic! He has steadily gained healthy weight and the sunken look on his face has disappeared, replaced by a contagious, giant, heart-warming smile and a sparkle in his eyes. His heartworm treatment is over and he is now heartworm negative! So it's time for Rick James to find a lifelong, loving home to call his own. Show him what forever really means. Promise him he'll never know another day of neglect, starvation or pain. He's eternally grateful to the people who gave him a second chance at life and he couldn't be happier. Adoption fee: $75.


August 10, 2012: It still amazes us that anyone can mistreat a dog like this. This boxer mix was abandoned in the backyard of an empty house. His family moved and left him behind. He tested positive for heartworm and was about 30 pounds underweight by the time we found him. He has already gained back healthy weight and muscle mass, plus started heartworm treatment. He’s doing well but he needs a foster care home or adopter. RJ is a very mellow, submissive and laid back American Bulldog mix who loves people. He needs to keep gaining weight and would like to find someone to shower him with attention, love and TLC. He deserves much more than what he’s been given thus far in life. Please help us help RJ. He’s a sweetheart


UPCOMING EVENTS:



  • Sunday, February 24: Bowling Event at 5 Star Lanes, 2666 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights. Help Paws for Life raise money for homeless pets while having a great time! For just $25, you enjoy three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and a free raffle ticket. Game one starts at 4:30 p.m. at 5 Star Lanes in Sterling Heights. RSVP to cassie@pawsforliferescue.org.

  • Saturday, March 2: Adoption Event, Scentsy Open House, BUNCO Party, Dinner and Karaoke at Rochester Eagles Club, 650 Woodward, Rochester. Join us at 5:30 for pizza and salad, followed by BUNCO game play at 7 p.m. Just $20 per person. Bunco is a fun dice game that’s easy to learn. Enjoy cash prizes, raffles, 50/50, Scentsy sale and adoptable pets, plus stick around for Karaoke after Bunco. RSVP to krhumpich@gmail.com.

  • Thursday, March 7: Informational Meeting About Marathons at Caribou Coffee, 31901 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak. Join us at 7 p.m. for an informational meeting about the upcoming marathon fundraisers for homeless pets. We will be in the back meeting room of Caribou Coffee. You could even earn a free trip to Las Vegas! RSVP to cassie@pawsforliferescue.org.

  • Sunday, April 28: Romping With Rover at Brys Park (near Harper Ave. & Brys Dr.), St. Clair Shores. This 5K fun run/walk supports Angels Supporting Animals, a local organization that raises funds to support animal rescues. Paws for Life will have an info booth, adoptable pets and full Scentsy open house. The event begins at 8 a.m. for runners and at 9:30 a.m. for walkers. Come see us between 8 a.m. and noon! Call 586-778-3897 or 586-441-9668 for more info.

  • Sunday, October 20: Detroit Marathon. Paws for Life is raising money through the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank marathon or half-marathon this Fall. Click here for more information. RSVP to cassie@pawsforliferescue.org.

  • Sunday, November 17: Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Paws for Life is raising money through the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll marathon or half-marathon this Fall. Runners and walkers who raise enough money from sponsors and pledges will earn a free trip to Vegas, plus race registration fees covered. Click here for more information. RSVP to cassie@pawsforliferescue.org.


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.


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Adoption Process:
Complete the application at the link above or send an email to info@pawsforliferescue.org to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. 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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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rick James, a Troy American Bulldog/Boxer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Bulldog/Boxer for sale in Troy, or seeking a American Bulldog/Boxer dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Bulldog/Boxer breeders who help with American Bulldog/Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.