Sunday, December 16, 2012

We're Moving!

Hello everyone, 

The KAR blog is moving! Please check out our new blog at

The new KAR blog features an all new design, layout and content, but don't worry all your favorite posts have been transferred to the new blog.  
Come share your stories, pictures and videos with us and be sure to follow us on the new blog!

Thank you!

KAR Volunteers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Handmade Ornaments

Handmade Ornaments by KAR Volunteers are available at Sticks and Stones in downtown Kalamazoo at 124 South Kalamazoo Mall. The proceeds will help the foster animals in the rescue.

The ornaments come in a variety of styles and designs and range from $3.00 to $7.50. 

Come check them out today!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Special Offer From BarkBox "A Monthly Box of Dog Goodies"

We’ve partnered with BarkBox a subscription service that offers a monthly box of high quality dog products delivered to your door every month, to offer a cool way you can give to our organization, save money and give the perfect gift to yourself or a fellow dog lover in your life! When you sign up for a BarkBox subscription with the code KALBBX1 three awesome things will happen:

  1. You’ll receive $10 off your order
  2. Our organization will also receive a $10 donation from BarkBox
  3. We’ll use that donation to continue our important work!  

To sign your dog up for monthly deliveries of the best toys, treats, and goodies:

  1. Visit to place your order
  2. Enter our unique code KALBBX1 at checkout
  3. Your box will be shipped on the 15th of each month. In the meantime, you’ll get to teach your new dog a new trick: patience! (Also, to love the mailman!)

If you have any questions, please email BarkBox at, or give them a call at (973) 532-­‐2275.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Allegan puppy mill survivor

Zoey is one of the 354 dogs rescued from the puppy mill in Allegan county. Considering the conditions, Zoey has not let that stop her from being a happy playful puppy. She loves to play and loves to run outside and will soon make an amazing companion to some wonderful owner.

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue was able to take in 11 dogs so far from the shelter. This picture is a prime example of the resilience of a dog. What a little super star Zoey is.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Happy Ever After Tail

Cabby came into the rescue the summer of 2011 when she was found as a stray by a Good Samaritan. The person who found her contacted a friend who knew a volunteer with KAR. Our foster mom thought she was an adorable little dog that would be adopted quickly. And, this is just what happened.

The fortunate pup was adopted by a loving family in September. They keep in contact with Cabby's foster mom and this is how she is doing in her forever home:

"Cabby is doing GREAT! I just can't get over what a little love she is. So affectionate, so eager to please, so sweet. We left her for about 40 minutes while we went out, and although she whimpered a little at first, she seemed to settle in okay. When when we returned, she was calm and content, even when we let her out.

Thanks again -- I really feel like it was fate for Cabby to be with us."

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My name is Memphis. Well at least it is today. See I have had many names in my life. Somehow, I ended up at the local animal shelter. A family came into adopt me, but then we found out I was heartworm positive. So they did not adopt me. But luckily, I got to come into KAR as a foster dog. It was a long painful treatment to get rid of my heart worms, but then I was good to go. I realized then that my new name was Kiwi. Kinda funny sounding, but i was well taken care of. I was happy to live with other dogs, play with kids, and have daily walks. Some nice people came and took me to their home. They called me Memphis. I got lots of snuggle time and lived a good year. But then, my dad lost his job, and they decided they could not take care of me anymore. So now, I am headed back to my foster home. It's a fun place, but it's a stepping stone for me. I so want a place to call my forever home. So today my name is Memphis, and I would love to meet you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sadie here. Boy do I have a funny for you. I was playing with my fosters out in the yard and this is what happened...the ring got stuck on my neck!

Catch you later...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Never wake a sleeping puppy

Shhh...we are sleeping so peacefully. We are almost 8 weeks old and still sleep alot. Our names are Reesa (brindle girl), Katie (boxer girl), and Stewie (black lab boy). We have been in our foster home just over a week and will be ready for our new homes in about two weeks.

Well hello there. We finally have our eyes and ears open so we can see and hear all of the interesting things around us. We love to wrestle, play, and snuggle with our Momma, Trina. We may only be three weeks old but our foster mom says we are big. All we know is that our foster mom is big. ;)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Happy Ever After Tail for Two

A couple lost their beloved 17-year-old cat in January 2011. They desired feline companionship and set out to find two sisters from the same litter. Their search included a visit to the KAR website where they saw four sibling kittens they made arrangements to meet, on Valentine's Day. When foster mom, Heather, opened the front door, three kittens (one had been adopted) bounded over to greet them.

The visitors had brought a sparkly ball with them. The ball was gently tossed across the living room and all three kittens went after it, having a marvelous time. The couple were enamored with the kittens and expressed desire to adopt the two sisters. They were overjoyed to find out that the girls could go home with them that night. Fortunately, they had brought a cat carrier with them, just in case.

According to Luna and Willow's new mom, the girls have brought much joy and delight into their home. "And they play fetch! Both kitties, from the very first night with us, showed us that they not only KNEW how to play fetch, they would DEMAND that we throw the sparkly ball for them! It's now a ritual almost every morning, when I go downstairs for my breakfast, I have to spend some time playing fetch with the kitties."

In the photograph, "Luna is the whiter one on top, and Willow the one below. Don't let those sweet faces fool you, they're thinking of something naughty to do I'm sure!"