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A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Animal Rescue specializing in dog and cat rescue in Southeastern Michigan.





We are so thankful you would like to provide a home to one of our animals temporarily while they wait for their forever home! We cover all costs for medical, food and toys while a foster is in your home; in exchange, we ask that you provide them a loving committed environment! Fill out this foster questionnaire to determine if we will make a good fit for each other!


Ready to make a fur-ever commitment? Fill out our adoption application for your new family member by clicking here. Please note our adoption fees are $450 for canines and $175 for felines. We will complete home checks and vet checks prior to adoption. If you have any questions surrounding our process, please visit our FAQ.


Our rescue survives on your generous donations. If you are able to financially donate to our 501(c)(3) rescue via monetary or item donation, please do so! Our shopping wish list can be found here on Amazon  or you can shop via Chewy here. You can use the PayPal Donate Button on the top of our website to use any major credit card, e-check, or PayPal account, if you have one. Donate once or set-up monthly donations. Every amount helps!

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~ You do not have to have a PayPal account to use a credit card with ourPayPal Donate button.

~ Use the "Add Note" to send us further instructions on your donation, or email us at


Want to lend a "paw" but can't foster or adopt a fur-friend? We are always looking for volunteers to help out at adoption events, fundraisers and at our Cat Condos! Fill out the contact us form at the bottom of our page with how you can help us out. 

How to Help
You can donate to A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue simply by naming us your charity of choice at Kroger or Amazon Smile! 




A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue is a no-kill, foster-based cat and dog rescue. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity located in the Metro-Detroit area. All of the animals that come into in our care have been rescued from one place or another. We pull from high-kill animal shelters, we take in the sick, unwanted, aggressive, abandoned, abused and neglected animals. We place them in a foster home with someone who will understand them, rehabilitate them and show them what it is like to be loved again. We feel that all animals deserve better and we strive to give them a life full of love and happiness.

Our rescue does not cage animals that come into our care. Each animal that comes into our organization is a part of someone’s family until they find their forever homes. This helps us to determine their personalities and work with them to give them the one on one attention that they deserve. We also run a community outreach project, helping 24/7 chained dogs, stray/feral cats and more. We provide medical care (including TNR), food, treats, toys, bones, proper tie outs, collars, shelter, straw and more!

Our Animals




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Laurel isn't just an incredible dog; she's also an amazing model. The photographer barely needed any assistance to capture these stunning photos; Laurel's natural charm shone through. She's not just a pretty face, though Laurel is highly intelligent and will do nearly anything for a treat. She's a quick learner and an absolute joy to work with. This talented girl is ready to bring her beauty and brains to her forever home!

Loyal Companion: Laurel is incredibly loyal and will be your faithful companion through thick and thin.

Adventure Enthusiast: She has a zest for adventure and will make the perfect adventure buddy for those who love the outdoors.

Playful and Energetic: Laurel's boundless energy and playfulness will keep you entertained and active.

Love for Exploration: She's eager to explore new places, making every outing an exciting adventure.

Good with Dogs: Laurel gets along well with other dogs, especially her crate mate Ollie, and can make friends with proper introductions.

Fenced Yard Dream: A fenced-in yard would be ideal for her to burn off energy safely and enjoy playtime.

Affectionate: When she's not on an adventure, Laurel loves snuggles, belly rubs, and quality time with her humans.

Sweet Nature: She has a gentle and sweet nature, making her a loving addition to any family.

Quick Learner: Laurel is a smart cookie and is eager to learn new tricks and commands.

Ready for a Forever Home: After 12 months in rescue, Laurel is more than ready to find her forever home and shower her new family with love.

Incredible Potential: With the right family and a little patience, Laurel has the potential to become the most wonderful and devoted pet.

Laurel is truly an exceptional dog who just needs the right family to provide her with the love and care she deserves.


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Meet Orion, not the best office supervisor but he will be your best friend!

He started as a stray but was lucky enough to find his way to the Lake Orion Vet Hospital, where he got his name. Despite his rough start, Orion is a sweet and affectionate boy. Orion loves wet food, and the sound of a can opening gets him excited. He's always up for a gentle rub against your legs, showing just how much he enjoys your company.

When it's time to relax, Orion likes to nap in the sun, finding comfort in the warmth of the sunlight. This charming cat is an explorer at heart. He enjoys checking out new spaces and is curious about the world around him.

During business hours, Orion's is one of our many cat office supervisors. He double checks our work, write our emails (not very well), and tries to answer the phones. While he isn't the best at staying on task we love him for all the hard work that he does.

Despite being FIV positive, Orion doesn't let it slow him down. Orion gets along great with other chill cats that just want to cuddle and relax with him. If you think you could be Orion's perfect match and provide the love and care he deserves, consider adopting him.


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This boy is here to steal your heart and also maybe your wallet. Toast is pretty much as unhinged of a cat as can be. But that is what makes him so FUN!!

But first let us tell you about his history...

Toast came from a hoarding situation that we help Macomb County with back in October. When Toast first came in he was extremely sick. He was matted and was having tummy troubles. This caused him to go to the bathroom outside of the litter box. He spent several days at Wilson's vet. Because the state of his coat he was shaved down. Hence his funky hair cut!

He is doing much better now. But, to be successful he does need a slow decompression and introduction to new areas. He has been successful and has not had an accident outside of the box while at our office. We know that this might be a point that turns people away but we want to be truthful and upfront to ensure his success.

Well now that we got the boring stuff out of the way back to Toast and his amazing puurrrrr-sonality.

Toast makes sure that your day is never boring. He is down to play with toys all day long. Wand toys, fake mice, your pen, shoelaces, etc! Toast has the way making the best out of everything!! Toast thinks he is a kitten.. and acts like he is a kitten, even though he is about 5 year old. Toast is just a fun loving cat. He is also super affectionate and is down for cuddle sessions too.

Toast would do best in a home with other cats, dogs, and kids. He is great with just about everything and everyone. The more others are around the more attention that Toast will get... which sounds amazing to him!




Success Stories


Roadie was found on the side of the road after being dropped by a hawk. He was left for dead until a good samaritan found him. He was brought into our rescue and received full medical care. He now, has made a 85% recovery and is only expected to further improve. Roadie is now adopted and no longer available.  Read more about Roadie's story here



Creed was found on the streets of Detroit severely emaciated with a mangled foot. Our volunteers believed he was hit by a car and left to die. Creed was rushed to the hospital where he was fighting for his life. At one point while trying to stabilize him he flat lined and died for 15 minutes. The animal universe was on his side as doctors and techs performed CPR on him for 15 straight minutes and he came back to life. He survived dying, heartworm treatment, leg amputation, neutering and additional rehabilitation and therapy. Creed has since recovered with his foster, now permanent, mom.  



Amari was found on the side of the road by a good samaritan. She was involved in a dog fight and left on the side of the road to die. ARAR stepped up and helped save her life. Doctors predicted she would have a 5% chance at living; however, this strong girl defied all odds and made a full recovery. She is now happy and healthy in a furever home.



Stafford was shot between the eyes with a 45 caliber handgun by some awful person on the streets on Detroit to no fault of his own. Stafford is now blind in one eye and the bullet broke inside of Stafford's jaw. Stafford was also heartworm positive. He has since made a full recover and is in a furever home with his young best friend. 

"I can’t say enough about ARAR! I rescued my Bianca Mae three years ago. She got out of the house earlier this year and i was a mess. They searched with me from sun up until sun down for over two days and called upon all their available resources until she was found safe and back with us. They aren’t just a rescue that gives you a dog and walks away. They kind of become family. Thank you will never be enough for all they’ve done for my family. If you’re looking for a reputable rescue who thoroughly loves the animals in their care and will do all they can to help those in need, look no more and check out ARAR."

   - Lisa

P.O Box 46354
Mount Clemens, Michigan

Tel:  586.329.4404




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