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My name is Hammy & Scrat!

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Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type)
Color
Black - with White
Age
3 years old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 75 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

AUGUST ADOPTION SPECIAL: Every dog, puppy, cat and kitten adopted in August goes home with a new toy, plus cans of wet food for enrichment games.

Hello, my name is Hammy and I'm in love with you already. I am a super friendly, loving, fun and fun-loving, neutered male dog who weighs about 75 lbs. I am the best, everyone says so. And, fabulous news, I come with a Scrat. We are two peas in a pod, the dynamic duo, inseparable in all things. We sleep together, play together, lounge together and I am truly Scrat's emotional support buddy. He needs me. I give him confidence and show him that the world isn't such a scary place. There are wonderful, loving people out there and I'm going to prove it to him. Scrat is friendly and loves humans, too. He just needs a little more time than I do to warm up to new people and new places. Scrat is smaller than me, weighing in at about 60 lbs. We are both housetrained and we are good dogs. Right now, we are living in a boarding kennel and it's pretty hard on us. So, even if you can't give us a forever home, maybe you could give us a temporary home. The rescue will provide everything we need, from all our supplies to all of our medical care. Please apply today and prepare to fall in love! Adoption fee: $80. Adopt a pair: $120. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 30 days of free pet insurance, one session with a certified behavior trainer and microchip.

Adoption and Foster Care Application


UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday, August 13, 2022: Super Pets special adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. at Petco, 2675 S Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Visitors to this adoption event receive free movie tickets and swag bag for Warner Bros movie DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS, while supplies last.

Saturday, August 27, 2022: Bloomfield Hills adoption event on the fourth Saturday of every month from noon to 3 p.m. at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 (not all adoptable animals will be at every event). No event in December.

Saturday, October 1, 2022: Adoption event, pet training demos and nature walks from noon - 4 p.m. at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Cir, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Meet some of our adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, take a hike in the woods with them, shop the pop-up shop where all proceeds go directly to PFL animals in need, and learn all about the benefits of positive reinforcement by playing the training game. Leave your pets at home. This one is just for the humans, all ages welcome.

Saturday, October 8, 2022: Dog Days free, indoor, arts & crafts event, featuring pet products, handmade, homemade or made-in-Michigan products, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michigan State University Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910. Paws for Life's booth with include unique dog and cat holiday ornaments, dog beds and Minky blankets, hood scarves, ear muffs, neck wraps and more!

Shop for all you need at Smile.Amazon.com and help Paws for Life earn needed donations.

Shop our Amazon Cats & Kittens Charity Wish List to gift us supplies we need.

Shop our Amazon Dogs & Puppies Charity Wish List to gift us supplies we need.

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.

Examples:


Adoption Process:
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.
AUGUST ADOPTION SPECIAL: Every dog, puppy, cat and kitten adopted in August goes home with a new toy, plus cans of wet food for enrichment games.

Hello, my name is Hammy and I'm in love with you already. I am a super friendly, loving, fun and fun-loving, neutered male dog who weighs about 75 lbs. I am the best, everyone says so. And, fabulous news, I come with a Scrat. We are two peas in a pod, the dynamic duo, inseparable in all things. We sleep together, play together, lounge together and I am truly Scrat's emotional support buddy. He needs me. I give him confidence and show him that the world isn't such a scary place. There are wonderful, loving people out there and I'm going to prove it to him. Scrat is friendly and loves humans, too. He just needs a little more time than I do to warm up to new people and new places. Scrat is smaller than me, weighing in at about 60 lbs. We are both housetrained and we are good dogs. Right now, we are living in a boarding kennel and it's pretty hard on us. So, even if you can't give us a forever home, maybe you could give us a temporary home. The rescue will provide everything we need, from all our supplies to all of our medical care. Please apply today and prepare to fall in love! Adoption fee: $80. Adopt a pair: $120. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 30 days of free pet insurance, one session with a certified behavior trainer and microchip.

Adoption and Foster Care Application


UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday, August 13, 2022: Super Pets special adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. at Petco, 2675 S Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Visitors to this adoption event receive free movie tickets and swag bag for Warner Bros movie DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS, while supplies last.

Saturday, August 27, 2022: Bloomfield Hills adoption event on the fourth Saturday of every month from noon to 3 p.m. at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 (not all adoptable animals will be at every event). No event in December.

Saturday, October 1, 2022: Adoption event, pet training demos and nature walks from noon - 4 p.m. at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Cir, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Meet some of our adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, take a hike in the woods with them, shop the pop-up shop where all proceeds go directly to PFL animals in need, and learn all about the benefits of positive reinforcement by playing the training game. Leave your pets at home. This one is just for the humans, all ages welcome.

Saturday, October 8, 2022: Dog Days free, indoor, arts & crafts event, featuring pet products, handmade, homemade or made-in-Michigan products, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michigan State University Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910. Paws for Life's booth with include unique dog and cat holiday ornaments, dog beds and Minky blankets, hood scarves, ear muffs, neck wraps and more!

Shop for all you need at Smile.Amazon.com and help Paws for Life earn needed donations.

Shop our Amazon Cats & Kittens Charity Wish List to gift us supplies we need.

Shop our Amazon Dogs & Puppies Charity Wish List to gift us supplies we need.

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.

Examples:


Adoption Process:
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.
Pets at this rescue

Why adoption is a great option

Hammy & Scrat, a Troy Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Troy, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) 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 Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.