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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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  Tenny ❤️
Handsome Tenny was found in a building, unable to walk and with a shaking head. Tenny had a vet examine including a series of x-rays.  The x-...read more about Tenny ❤️
  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
  Cookie
Cookie has been at the Mikey & Me kennels for the past year and he is finally ready to find his forever companion and home.   C...read more about Cookie
  Ivan
Good morning everyone,  This is Ivan, our very handsome Shepherd mix that has become a local celebrity for Mikey & Me Foster Care. ...read more about Ivan
  Brodee
Brodee is a handsome, friendly guy that absolutely loves to cuddle. He does well with other dogs (with proper intro), loved his foster mom's g...read more about Brodee
  Champagne *sweet senior*
Hi! My name is Champagne (aka "orange kitty")! I was found on the streets of Detroit by a kind lady feeding feral colonies. It was very ...read more about Champagne *sweet senior*
  Bentley - NEEDS FOSTER
Bentley is a 1-year-old Sheltie mix.  He is a  handsome, happy pup that gets along with most other dogs.  Bentley is...read more about Bentley - NEEDS FOSTER
  Bart ❤️
Meet Bart!  He is a lot of personality in a small package. Bart is a calm guy with just enough spunk. Bart is a 6 yo Chihuahua Jack...read more about Bart ❤️
  Rylo
Rylo is doing great at his foster.  He loves snuggling with his foster siblings by laying on top of them. He always curls up right ne...read more about Rylo
  Mango
Mango is a sweet but shy cat.  He does not really like to be carried, but once he adjusts he loves being pet. In fact, he grabs your han...read more about Mango
  Sweetpea
Hi, my name is Sweetpea.  I am a beautiful tortie, about 9 years old.  I was found out in the country, pregnant, and my kittens have ...read more about Sweetpea
  Blueberry ❤️
Blueberry is a sweet kitty, but requires a special diet of hydrolyzed food due to suspected inflammatory bowel disease.  She is a ver...read more about Blueberry ❤️
  Poppy
Poppy, is sweet, and loving, with a quite meow, and a big purr, who likes to lay in warm laps and have her ears rubbed. She, loves to look out the win...read more about Poppy
  Romeo ❤️
Romeo embraces life with joy and enthusiasm. Whether he is wrestling with the “big dogs”, running carefree through the backyard, or de...read more about Romeo ❤️
  Winnie
Meet Winnie!  Winnie has had some really bad luck.  First, she was abandoned when her humans moved from their apartment and left ...read more about Winnie
Highlighted Events
See all of our events!
Adoption Event - Pet Supplies Plus -- Saturday February 8th, 2020
Premier Pet -- Sunday February 9th, 2020
Premier Pet -- Sunday March 8th, 2020
Premier Pet -- Sunday April 12th, 2020
Premier Pet -- Sunday May 10th, 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!