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Paws for Life’s sponsorship program is for individuals and businesses that want to make a bigger impact with their donation dollars. These sponsorship packages are also eligible for the Double Your Donation matching grant between now and November 20, 2017. Just choose the package that’s right for you and send a check or money order to:

Paws for Life
318 John R Rd. #244
Troy, MI 48083

$500 Buddy Bundle
Approximately 55,000 healthy dogs and cats are killed in Michigan animal shelters every year. Your sponsorship will help reduce shelter killing and give a homeless pet a loving family.

This donation amount covers the basic needs for a healthy dog or cat to be transferred out of a local shelter and to receive necessary, minimal medical care and pet care supplies for up to two months in foster care. Minimal medical care includes spay/neuter surgery, DHLPP/FVRCP vaccinations, heartworm test and monthly preventative (dogs) or FIV/FeLV test (cats), fecal test, rabies vaccination and flea/tick monthly preventative. Pet care supplies include two months of pet food, treats, bedding, toys, dishes and grooming supplies. Additionally, for dogs, it includes collar, leash, ID tag and crate; for cats: litter, litter box, scooper and cat scratcher/condo/tower.

Every Buddy Bundle sponsor will receive:

  • Photos of your sponsored pet at the shelter
  • Photos of your sponsored pet’s Freedom Ride, leaving the shelter
  • Photos and updates of your sponsored pet enjoying his or her foster care home
  • Photos of your sponsored pet meeting his or her new family 
  • Post-adoption updates and photos as available

$1,000 Have a Heart
Nearly 100% of dogs who do not receive monthly heartworm prevention and who are bitten by an infected mosquito become sick with heartworm, a deadly, but preventable disease. Left untreated, the average lifespan is 5-7 years in dogs. Your sponsorship will make the difference between life and death.

This donation amount will fund the heartworm treatment of a special dog in our rescue program. Heartworm is a huge problem for homeless dogs in Michigan and all dogs must test heartworm negative before they can be adopted into a loving home.    

Every Have a Heart sponsor will receive:   

  • Photos of your sponsored dog at the shelter
  • Photos of your sponsored dog’s Freedom Ride, leaving the shelter 
  • Photos and updates of your sponsored pet enjoying his or her foster care home
  • Regular updates regarding the heartworm treatment of your sponsored dog, thanks to your very generous and lifesaving donation
  • An opportunity to meet your sponsored dog 
  • Photos of your sponsored pet meeting his or her forever family 
  • Post-adoption updates and photos as available

$1,500 Medical Miracles
Millions of sick or injured pets are killed each year due to the increasing cost of veterinary care. When owners cannot afford diagnoses and treatments, animals are surrendered to already overflowing animal shelters. Your sponsorship will mend an injury or treat a sick pet, giving him or her a second chance at life.

This donation amount will fund the diagnosis and medical care for very ill or injured pets, including much needed surgeries, hospitalizations and/or treatments. Pets requiring major surgeries, such as ACL repairs, amputations and luxating patella or eye surgeries due to cruelty and neglect, animal attacks or car accidents, have no chance at adoption without generous support from friends like you.

Every Medical Miracles sponsor will receive:   

  • Photos of your sponsored pet at the shelter
  • Photos of your sponsored pet’s Freedom Ride, leaving the shelter 
  • Photos and updates of your sponsored pet enjoying his or her foster care home
  • Regular updates while your sponsored pet is in treatment or hospitalization
  • An opportunity to meet your sponsored pet
  • Photos of your sponsored pet meeting his or her forever family
  • Post-adoption updates and photos as available
  • Special recognition on the Paws for Life Rescue website

$2,000 Teacher’s Pet
Nearly half of the pets that are killed in shelters are young animals owned for less than one year and relinquished because of unaddressed behavior problems. Your sponsorship will help address this problem through the use of certified behavior trainers and can and will save a pet’s life.

This donation amount will help fund much needed behavior modification and training programs, allowing us to rescue more behaviorally challenged pets from local shelters. Whether the pet needs to learn basic obedience commands, receive housetraining/litterbox training, acquire some table manners or improve social skills, we can help thanks to your generosity.   

Every Teacher’s Pets sponsor will receive:   

  • Photos of your sponsored pet at the shelter
  • Photos of your sponsored pet’s Freedom Ride, leaving the shelter 
  • Photos and updates of your sponsored pet enjoying his or her foster care home
  • Regular updates, photos and video of your sponsored pet in training
  • An opportunity to meet your sponsored pet
  • Photos of your sponsored pet meeting his or her forever family
  • Post-adoption updates and photos as available
  • Special recognition on the Paws for Life Rescue website 
  • Special recognition on the Paws for Life Rescue social media channels
  • Special recognition in Paws for Life Rescue’s “Happy Tails” e-newsletter