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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.

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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 more about Sarah
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 more about Brodee
  Bart ❤️
  Bart is a Chihuahua mix with a cute underbite. Bart takes time to warm up to new people but also is just great with others. He can be more about Bart ❤️
Meet Obi! Obi came from the Romulus Animal Shelter, a scared and lonely boy, so quiet and reserved.  He sat quietly, so patient, waiting more about Obi
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 more about Mango
Amos is a Chow Mix that is eight years old.  Amos loves people and is very affectionate. Amos came to us from an elderly more about Amos
Felicia was found roaming the property of a fellow rescue volunteer that lives in Imlay City.  Felicia had suffered a severe tail injury and more about Felicia
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 more about Lance -❤ STORY OF LOVE & DETERMINATION
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 more about Gabby
  C180 litter Mom Sabrina-NEEDS FOSTER
Hi, I’m Sabrina! I’m a very sweet kitty who loves to eat treats, play with toys, and get pets from anyone I meet. I am up for adoption more about C180 litter Mom Sabrina-NEEDS FOSTER
  C98 Litter-Stephie, mom
Stephie is a pretty polydactyl kitty.  Stephie is a very sweet cat who loves to sit next to you. She loves to have her ears scratched and be more about C98 Litter-Stephie, mom
Ella had been living outside until finally trapped and taken for much needed medical care.  One ear-tip had frostbite and needed to be more about Ella
  Romeo 2 ❤️
Romeo, oh such a suitable name for this goofy, loving dog. Romeo is a 7 year young Dachshund mix. He is great with other dogs and very sociable with more about Romeo 2 ❤️
TIGGY is a very easy going and friendly tiger cat that loves to be around people.  His owner is no longer able to take care of him so he is more about Tiggy
  Lola is a beautiful, long-haired girl, approximately 2 years old. She came up to a nice lady's porch in Detroit and has slowly warmed more about Lola

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!