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Welcome to Happy Days Dog and Cat Rescue!

HDDCR is an all-volunteer, 501c3 registered non-profit rescue that rescues dogs and cats in need throughout Michigan and beyond its borders, to Ohio and other states depending on the need.  We pull from rural shelters where adoptions are few and kill rates are high. We focus on 'urgent' lists and those dogs and cats that are overlooked because they are unattractive, older or sick. We believe that every animal should have a second chance at a loving home; even if that loving home is in a hospice situation. We exist and rely solely on the generosity of our donors and our hardworking volunteers.

Your donation helps us provide the animals in our care happier days!
 


 For a limited time only, we have special adoption fees available for the following dogs and cats: 

 Please click on the link next to the pet for more information.



Highlighted Animals
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  Sarah
Hi, please let me introduce myself, my name is Sarah and I am a Lab/Jack Russell Terrier. I am house trained and crate trained, and love to go o...read more about Sarah
  Bart ❤️
  Bart is a 7 yo Chihuahua mix with a cute underbite. Bart has been mistreated and just wants to be loved and treated with kindness and to ...read more about Bart ❤️
  Rylo
Rylos doing great at home with his foster mom. He is the biggest smuggler and absolutely loves sleeping together at night. He likes his foster s...read more about Rylo
  Poppy
Poppy, is sweet and loving, with a quiet meow and a big purr, who likes to lay in warm laps and have her ears rubbed. She loves ...read more about Poppy
  Felicia
Felicia was found roaming the property of a fellow rescue volunteer that lives in Imlay City.  Felicia had suffered a severe tail injury and ...read more about Felicia
  Lance - STORY OF LOVE & DETERMINATION
Lance is an active happy one year old pup that now is able to walk several miles a day, run, jump, and do pretty much everything a normal dog will...read more about Lance - STORY OF LOVE & DETERMINATION
  Gabby
Meet Gabby. She is about 14 years old.  She came to Happy Days after her owner passed away.  Gabby is a very big feline at 22 pounds and is ...read more about Gabby
  Flinn
Meet Flinn. Flinn was surrendered to the rescue due to a family member having severe allergies to him.  His family was broken hearted but gra...read more about Flinn
  C79 Litter-Sweet Sarah, mom
Sweet Sarah has warmed up a lot to her foster family. She does really love getting scratches and pets! She likes to sit next to them all day and b...read more about C79 Litter-Sweet Sarah, mom
  Cecilia
Hello, my name is Cecilia and I am a big girl.  I am very friendly and get  along with both cats and dogs.I love to spend my e...read more about Cecilia
  C77 Litter-Bree
Bree and her brother, Bogo [also available for adoption] were living outside and were rescued by a nice lady. When she was placed with her foste...read more about C77 Litter-Bree
  C77 Litter-Bogo
Meet Bogo!  He has come a long way since he has been with  his foster family. When he came to HDDCR, along with his sister Bree [also ...read more about C77 Litter-Bogo
  Dicey - ADOPTION PENDING
Dicey is a handsome long-hair kitty.  He is very friendly and loves to cuddle. Dicey is UTD on vaccines, neutered, and microchippe...read more about Dicey - ADOPTION PENDING
  Howie
Hi everyone, my name is Howie! I am a one year old 70lb Hound mix. I had a rough start to life after being found abandoned in a national forest along ...read more about Howie
  Sammy adoption pending
Sammy is a handsome guy with a sweet personality.  He is a little shy and would do best in a home with other cats.     ...read more about Sammy adoption pending
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Premier Pet -- Sunday June 14th, 2020

If you are 65 years old or older and looking for a companion animal, look no further!

Consider our  Senior For Senior program. Seniors can adopt a senior companion animal for half price. Our animals are all vetted prior to adoption and if you are no longer able to care for your companion animal due to hospitalization or moving to a nursing home we will accept the animal back into our foster program.

Research has shown that adopting a companion animal has benefits beyond the obvious one of companionship: 
  • Companion animals can help improve one's mental and physical well-being. Petting your companion animal is a soothing experience with the benefits of lowered stress levels and blood pressure.  
  • SeniorW/DogCompanion animals provide friendship for lonely individuals and provides opportunities for interactions with others. This may be especially important to the older adult whose family lives far away.
  • The company a companion animal provides has been proven to reduce depression by giving the older adult a purpose and sense of being needed by focusing on the care and needs of the companion animal.
  • The senior citizen home is usually a quieter environment with a consistent routine, Ideal for the senior animal looking for a similar environment.
  • Senior animals are often gentle and calm, more low-key and often are already trained.
Meet our available senior companion animals!