At Adopt a Friend for Life…

We are dedicated to rescuing adoptable stray, abandoned and homeless cats and dogs. AFL was established in February 2005 and ever since then have offered an alternative to animal control shelters by housing the animals in foster homes until they can be placed for adoption into loving, permanent homes.

We are committed to reducing pet overpopulation by providing 100% spay/neuter for animals in our care and strive to build lifelong friendships that will enrich the human-animal bond. We are always in need of foster homes, if you are interested submit a volunteer application today.

Celebrating 16 years!

 

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AFL Adoption Events & Fundraisers

We attend local adoption events with our foster animals in hopes of finding their forever families. Every summer AFL has a fundraising garage sale.

Our next adoption event will be:

Saturday, December 11, 2021

12:00pm – 3:00pm

At: PetSmart, 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

Our next adoption event will be:

Saturday, December 11, 2021
12:00pm – 3:00pm
At: PetSmart, 5200 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 

Luke’s Story….

On September 1, 2021 Adopt a Friend for Life received a phone call regarding an eleven year old Cocker Spaniel left out on a porch that needed immediate relinquishment.  The relinquisher reported that the dog could not be let inside, even overnight, due to excessive odor.  The following day, Luke made his way to foster care in AFL.  He came in great need of love and medical attention.  Thankfully, Luke was able to receive immediate treatments at Paw Paw Vet Clinic for a double ear infection, hookworm, eye mucus and several other infections related to severely progressed dental disease and unresolved skin problems.  Almost immediately Luke received grooming from Adriana’s Pet Designs for excessive matting, fleas and overgrown nails that impacted his ability to walk.  Luke’s fosters spent his first night in their home giving him lots of love and cutting food wrappers from his fur.  A few weeks in, Luke required immediate dental extractions due to continued bleeding from his mouth.  He was left with eight teeth but felt noticeably more comfortable.  Many of the teeth that he wasn’t already missing had to be extracted due to the severity of decay and rotting.  In spite of the condition Luke came into the rescue, his tail was always wagging!  While in foster care, Luke found a lot of joy in snuggling next to the people he loves on the couch and indulging in things every dog should…..ice cream, dune climbs, walks on the beach, treat shopping, and so much more!  He worked hard to build his leg muscles enough to stay on his feet and jump onto the couch by himself.  He even completed a community 5K!  He visited a nursing home once a week to bring joy to the residents, which also gave him much joy.  He proved that he would always be a loyal, friendly and loving companion.  He definitly made up for lost time by always being up for anything.  Luke found his perfect forever home on November 15, 2021.  With his new family, he has several beds to lounge in and people home to love him all day.  He is already spoiled! We are excited for his well-deserved and happy new beginning!

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“How You Can Help”

Want to Meet Us? Come Join Us.

AFL meets monthly, every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. 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!

We meet at St. Martin of Tours Church or Old National Bank in Kalamazoo. Check our Facebook for the location of our meeting of the month.

  • St Martin of Tours Church  Address: 2010 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49004
  • Old National Bank   Address: 5003 Century Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (by Costco)

Want to meet us? AFL members meet monthly.

AFL meets monthly, every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Our meetings are casual and everyone is invited. This is a great way to keep in touch with fellow volunteers and what’s happening in AFL. Your input and ideas are always welcome!

 

Due to Covid-19 we are meeting virtually. If you want to attend, send an email to AFL-President@adoptafriendforlife.org and we will get you set up to attend our virtual online meetings.

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Please click here to visit our tribute to our Webmistress: Petra Wilkinson who succumbed to the ravages of Cancer on Saturday, October 25 2008

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