It is our guiding philosophy to improve our communities, making a positive impact by taking advanced measures against animals suffering to perish due to human negligence and illegal, wrongful actions. We are passionate and ethically committed to save and restore animals to their well-being state of existence while encouraging adoption with hopes of dogs being saved will bring a healing and joyful atmosphere to families helping to promote a positive change. Our vision is not to predict the future but to help create it.
We are in desperate need of short-term Foster Homes (3 – 8 weeks). Saving the lives of rescued dogs depends on our available housing. All cost of the dogs, while they are housed in Foster Homes, is paid for by RPSM. We provide everything that you will need for the dog that you will be fostering…food, feeding/water bowls, crate, gates if needed, and we are always there if you have questions or need something. Please fill out an application today and take part in helping us to continue this wonderful program. Many other rewarding virtual and non-virtual opportunities are always available.
RPSM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are 100% donation driven and rely on donations to run the Canine Companion Program. Donations to RPSM are always 100% tax deductible. A weekly or monthly donation to RPSM provides a consistent & dependable income to fund our ongoing efforts. Non-monetary items such as flea and tick preventative, heartworm preventative, dog shampoo, fundraiser items, and more are always welcomed. We have an Amazon Wishlist with items that are updated frequently with items that we are in need of.
What We Do
Founded in 2007, RPSM has made a serious effort to effectively aid in the reduction of euthanasia rates at many animal shelters. In 2008, the RPSM Correctional Companion Program began. In a partnership with the Coldwater Prison Complex, RPSM endeavors to find homes for dogs in shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. Dogs selected for the Companion Program are carefully screened for temperament, trainability, and adoptability. They are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered prior to enrollment in the program. Once they arrive at the complex, they are assigned to specially trained inmates who are responsible for their training and day to day care. Upon completion of the program, the dogs are ready to receive a canine good citizen certificate (CGC) and available for adoption into an approved home.
All cost involved in the Companion Program are the responsibility of RPSM and supported by public donations. RPSM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This means any donation you give is tax deductible. This entire program is donation driven and does not cost the taxpayers or state anything. Each dog’s 8-10 week tenure is estimated to cost about $350. This is where your giving is the best value. It keeps on giving by restoring a dog’s life, restoring a prisoner’s life, and enriching a family with a trained dog.
It is the mission of Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan to help abandoned, surrendered and homeless animals. We are purpose driven by a moral obligation to maintain or restore a healthy quality of life by providing rescue and placing them in an approved, suitable and safe foster or forever homes by legal means. Along with educating the general public about rescue programs, responsible dog ownership, and pet overpopulation.
Affording security screened inmates with an opportunity to train these dogs. Collectively constituting a form of rehabilitation for both to reenter society as productive members with the encouragement of bringing positive attributes to the lives of others. We do this as a vehicle to enhance the lives of animals and the families in our community while working with governmental agencies and animal shelters in neighboring communities and neighboring states.
Do you have a dog that you need to surrender?
If you have a dog you want to surrender, please try to contact a dog trainer or behaviorist in your area first for help. RPSM is VERY limited in foster homes and does not always have room to take in owner surrenders. Please try to contact a Breed Specific rescue or your local shelter/humane society FIRST.
*If you have an RPSM dog that you adopted from us, we will ALWAYS take back your dog, please contact us at 855-795-7776 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know why you need to surrender your dog back to us.
**Please fill out our Owner Surrender form if you must surrender a dog, we will be in contact only if we can help you.
If we can help you someone will be in contact via email.