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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 $400 for canines and $150 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.   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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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. 

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!

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Meet Saychel!

Saychel is an English Bulldog mix. She's 7 years old, spayed, up to date on her shots and 85 pounds of love! She knows basic commands, walks well on a leash and enjoys getting a bath! She's an active old girl with a big heart and so much love to give. She loves to go on adventures and rides great in a car. She should be the only pet in the home because she craves so much attention and she would prefer to not have to compete with other dogs. She also tends to think cats are food instead of friends!


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Introducing: Stewart the Stray, first of his name.

Stewart spent the last winter living in the woods behind his foster’s house. After visiting the back porch for a random meal here and there, he decided he was done with that outlaw life and chose domestication. He has enjoyed learning the ways of the house cat ever since. He’s a DSH neutered tabby with white boots and beard. Stewart loves, loves, loves being with his person. He’s a little shy about being picked up, the front door being opened, and loud bangy noises. Otherwise, he’s grown fond of his new status. He has used the litter pan 100% of the time since coming to live indoors. He has all his claws, but only scratches his scratch box. He doesn’t fuss about getting his nails trimmed weekly. His foster mom uses regular people clippers. He enjoys being brushed and if you let him sit on your lap, he’ll let you pet him ALL. DAY. LONG. He’s learning to stay off tables and counters. He loves to cat nap on the window bed or in your bed, and if you join him for a nap, he’s even happier. He’s very playful and enjoys showing off his skills at hunting and attacking his toys. But if you are busy, he is good at playing by himself. If you are looking for a forever kitten, this guy is the one for you. Due to his previous gangster lifestyle, Stewart will need to live with kitties that are fully vaccinated. We aren’t sure how he does with dogs. Please fill out an application if you are ready for the sweetest cat ever!










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Hi! My name is Cheerio and Im a 1 year old Pittie mix with a tall order. Im a very special boy looking for a very specific home. I know, I know that people arent lining up out the door to meet a Black furred Pittie, with a very crooked smile like myself but I promise Im a sweet, lovable guy with lots of potential in me.

I really like other dogs and would really like to have another one in my forever home. I have some behavioral issues and separation anxiety. Because of my past, I have a hard time trusting new people right away. You see, when I was a pup, humans werent very nice to me. One even broke my jaw before they dumped me off at the vet to euthanize me. Thats where the nice people at ARAR stepped in and saved me and when I met my foster mom. My foster mom says Ive come such a long way from the broken puppy I once was but when I look in the mirror, I look just as handsome to me! I do have a crooked grin, because of the way my jaw healed but that just means i stand out from the rest of the dogs around, and yes, I did win best smile at puppy school. Because of my anxiety, I am on medication that I will need for the rest of my life. Along with visits to see my favorite doctor, the behaviorist, every 6 months, but its okay, i really like her, she gives me lots of treats and cookies and tells me what a good boy i am! I would require a dog savvy, and patient pet parent, who can financially afford to take me to these appointments. Someone who would like to learn and grow with me, after all who doesnt love growth on all levels?? My foster mom says that Meets and intros would be very slow because it takes a while for me to trust strangers. I cant live with kids or be around them-they scare me. Im also not a fan of big crowds. I guess you could say Im in introverted guy, so maybe an introverted person would be my perfect pair. I am crate and potty trained. I love my crate and use it for comfort and when left alone. I know just about every trick under the sun and love to learn new things! I am a higher energy, 65 lb boy that loves to play with squeaky toys and balls. I love to go swimming and am very good at it. Im a good walker for the most part. After a fun day with adventures and play time there is nothing I love more than snuggling up with my bonded people and relaxing, And I make the most perfect little spoon.

Ive been waiting for my perfect person to come along and rescue me for quite some time now. Lots of foster friends have come and gone, while I patiently wait for my turn. Think we could be MFEO? (Made for each other ) then contact the rescue today!


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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

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P.O Box 46354
Mount Clemens, Michigan

Tel:  586.944.7210




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