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Michele's Rescue

301 Alten NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone (231) 798-4935
cats & dogs at Michele's Rescue

Areas Michele's Rescue serves

We will try to help any animal in the United States whether it be adoption, rescue or transportation. A beating heart is a beating heart no matter where that heart is. We love all animals. If you are looking for something specific, let us know! We will try to find a rescue for you! Thank You for rescuing an animal that truly needs a home and not buying..We also Do a foster to adopt program. This includes being preapproved for the animal of your choice fostering that animal until adoption day which is directly after our vet approves the animal to go home after spay and neuter. Plrase spay and neuter.

Michele's Rescue's adoption process


Submit Application

Please go to our website and complete an application.


Approve Application

Once you are approved a coordinator will get a hold of you.


Meet the Pet

A meet and greet time will be set up and the sooner you can the better as we do not hold and continue on with applications.


Pay Fee

we except cash, checks, Venmo, Cash app and Apple Pay


Sign Adoption Contract

All adoptions will be completed at Petsmart in Kentwood. your coordinator will let you know the time. Please bring career,leash and collar.


Take the Pet Home

Once paperwork is complete you will receive all original documents. You will also register your pets chip.

Additional adoption info

We require you to be of age 21 and older to adopt otherwise parents must fill out the adoption contract. (must live with parent). Our adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccines, Microchip, wormer, tested and parasite control. Dogs also are heartworm tested and rabies (age appropriate). We ask that the animal be returned if the animal does not work out for you in any way. We will also provide a free Spay/Neuter to all dogs and cats that have offspring as long as the offspring surrendered to the rescue.This is to ensure no pet is given away or sold unaltered.

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About Michele's Rescue

Michele's Rescue is a 501c3 non profit rescue as of Sept. 2009! I have been doing rescue as early as 1997 and have found my place in life with animals and animal rescue. Michele's Rescue is currently adopting kittens, cats, puppies, dogs and some small animals in need of placement of permanent homes. I help other rescues with overflow and fostering as well as transporting of animals from shelters to breed specific rescues. Michele's Rescue has several volunteers who help with adoptions at Petsmart due to the overpopulation in West Michigan. I am also proud to say that I am the founder of the West Michigan Spay and Neuter Clinic in Fruitport, Michigan! If you have any questions you can contact me here, We are also on Facebook! Come visit our fan page!!

Michele's Rescue's adopted pets

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Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life.

What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?

When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.

So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.