Adopt a Friend for Life of SW Michigan
"Building lifelong friendships, 4 paws at a time”
PO Box 251 Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
269-488-PAWS (7297)
About Us
Mission Statement
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Dogs for Adoption
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You Can Help
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If you would like to make a donation to AFL, please click the donation button below.

You Can Help

There are many ways you can help us to achieve our goals in animal rescue – here is just a partial listing. Perhaps something here might peak your interest.

Nothing compares to the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment than being a foster family to a homeless pet. We are always on the lookout for loving, caring families that will be willing to open up their homes to a needy dog or cat. We will equip you with all the supplies and resources needed to successfully care for your foster animal. Veterinary care is supplied along with food and the proper equipment necessary in order to meet the needs of your companion.

Not all work is fostering. If you’d like to help, but due to circumstances you cannot take in a foster, you might consider one of many other ways to get involved. We have several committees that would welcome your input and assistance. Several are listed below:
Event/Fund Raising Committee

As with all non-profit organizations you can never have enough hands to help out in this area. The Event Committee is responsible for planning imaginative and resourceful ways to raise money. If you like to roll up your sleeves and get involved in the inner-workings of an organization this might be your cup of tea!
Volunteer Committee

This committee is responsible for the recruiting and training of new volunteers making sure each and every one not only has the knowledge of what our organization is about but how they can best utilize their talents. If you like working with enthusiastic and energetic people this is where you want to be!
Animal Committee

Maybe it might interest you to work with the Animal Committee for intake. These people are responsible for taking the initial contact calls and routing them to the appropriate foster family. Also needed are persons who can evaluate potential adopters and assist in making the perfect match between family and pet. This gives you a real opportunity to be directly involved with animal rescue and can be most rewarding and satisfying.
Other Opportunities And Needs

There is always a place for someone that would like to give of his or her time – no mater how much or how little. There are many needs within our organization and without a doubt we can find something that will fit you just right. Experience in canine or feline behavior management could qualify you to be a trainer or advisor within our organization. Maybe you’re good with computers – we need people to maintain contact lists, mailing lists, and perform other various computer duties. You might prefer to remain in the background – there are many behind-the-scenes duties like letter writing, office and secretarial duties, or maintaining records. If you have a special talent or skill – why not put it to work for AFL? How about Marketing? Advertising? Phone work? Maybe even poster and sign construction. We may just be in need of your special skills but not know it yet! Whatever your talent we can put it to work to benefit the many needy animals coming through our organization.
Unable To Volunteer In Person?

If you find yourself unable to volunteer in person but still want to make a difference in the lives of our homeless pets you may want to consider a monetary or supply/equipment donation. It takes a substantial investment to bring many of our animals back to health and keep them healthy and fed. We strive for 100% spay/neuter for all of our fosters so our vet bills are always substantial.
You can use this link to visit our Adoption Fees page to see a breakdown of average costs and expenses for our animals. We are a 100% all volunteer organization and all money donated goes directly toward the health and welfare of the animals we foster. Because we are a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization all donations are tax deductible.

You can use this link to visit our Wish List page and see if there is anything on it you might have around your home that you may be able to donate to us. All donations – monetary, supplies or equipment - no matter how small – are always appreciated and we will make arrangements to pick them up at your convenience.
Come Join Us!

AFL meets monthly, every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  We meet at St. Martin of Tours Church in Kalamazoo.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Our meeting schedule is posted on the home page at the bottom. Our meetings are casual and everyone is invited. Bring your dinner with you, that's okay! This is a great way to keep in touch with fellow volunteers and happenings in AFL. Your input and ideas are always welcome!
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This website was created with LOVE for the animals by Petra Wilkinson