GOING BEYOND RESCUE
At Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan we partner with regional animal shelters and Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan to help dogs reach their maximum potential and find loving forever families. Our carefully screened dogs are fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered before entering their 10 week program with specially trained inmates who are fully responsible for their daily training and care. When the dogs graduate training they are ready to receive a canine good citizen certificate (CGC) and are available for adoption into an approved home.
RPSM does not have a facility as we utilize foster homes to care for most of the dogs that enter our program. Once you are approved to adopt, you may be able to meet with a dog that is in a foster home before they enter training. If approved to adopt a dog while they are in training, you will receive their weekly reports until adoption day.
Fill out our adoption application to begin getting ready for your next furry family member.
IT TAKES A TEAM
This is important work and we simply can’t do it alone. There are so many ways that you can help us make a difference. We are always looking for the right people to join our amazing team of foster-parents and volunteers. We also are 501c3 non-profit organization that is 100% donation run.
How can you help make more tails wag?
"We adopted Annie (white pit mix) in August of 2014 and Star (red nose pitty) in August 2016. These two RPSM rescues are not only wonderful additions to our family, they bring a whole different level of appreciation and thankfulness seen in their behavior everyday. Also, Annie and Star are grateful ambassadors for the Pitbull community."
"Our family cannot imagine life without these two knuckleheads. We owe a debt of gratitude to all the volunteers and fosters at RPSM as well as the dedicated trainers for loving our two girls. Please consider RPSM when making the decision to rescue a dog. You will someday be writing your own letter thanking them for giving your family an awesome knucklehead furball!"
"RPSM did a great job of matching me with the right dog. They're really thoughtful about how they match dogs and adopters. They maintain great communication throughout the adoption process and really helped me out during my first weeks with Macy. "
"I can't say enough about RPSM. The training that is done on these babies is exceptional. I love how we as adopters have to fill out applications and have house visits from the volunteers to make sure we are the right fit for the dog, and the dog is the right fit for us....If I could, I would adopt them all, but when it's time, I will be returning to RPSM to adopt another.
"I adopted Toby who was an abandoned Cattle Dog in Jackson Michigan. I personally have trained all my cattle dogs and questioned why I needed to work with RPSM. I soon found that the mission to better people and pets is fantastic and really changes lives. Since being introduced to RPSM i have hung flyers and fund raised with my family and company to support the cause as much as possible."