About Us


Volunteers Needed

If you have a few hours each week to give to a wonderful cause and are creative, hardworking and dependable, we would love to talk to you about joining our mission. 

We are in need of volunteers for a variety of areas Monday through Friday, morning, afternoon, and evening. 

  • Cleaning
  • Dog Walking
  • Socialization
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Event


Please call 734-417-5117 or e-mail seatonsandra@yahoo.com to contact our volunteer coordinator Sandy Seaton. We would love to hear from you. 


Who We Are

Friends of Michigan Animal's Rescue is a no-kill animals shelter for dogs and cats. It began in the living room of Pete and Marcy LaFramboise in April 2003. We now are a two building facility located on 6.5 acres. Once an animals arrives at FMAR, it has a home for life, whether we are able to adopt it out or not.

The "Cat Haven" is our free-roaming cat community. It was once a barn that we converted into a multi-room shelter. It contains an isolation room for birthing moms and sick cats. A kitten room with spacious kitty-condos for our youngest residents. A teen room where cats under a year roam free to play with each other and climb the walls using staggered shelves. An adult room where our older residents also roam free and often lounge in the sun on our "catio"

The "Dog Retreat" contains 14 indoor/outdoor kennels. Every day our canine friends get to choose whether they want to relax on their Kuranda beds inside, sprawl out in the fresh air outside, or spend their day going back and forth between the two. They also have a fenced  one-acre play yard they spend time in every day. 


Come Visit Us

You can visit the shelter Mon-Sat by calling the shelter to make an  appointment. Please leave a message at 734-461-9458 and we will return your call within 24 hours Mon - Sat. Please note the shelter is run by volunteer staff and does not have regular business hours yet.  We do however try our best to schedule a time that works great for you and your family. FMAR is CLOSED on Sundays. 

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue
51299 Arkona, Belleville, MI 48111
734-461-9458    shelter1@comcast.net


A few of FMAR's adoptable animals can be seen at the PETCO in Westland on the third Saturday of the month. Our adoption hours are between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Stop by to learn more about us or to inquire about one of our pets. If you find a pet on line you would like to see at one of our Petco Saturdays, please give us a call and we will discuss bringing that pet with us. Thank you for your interest in FMAR and our adoptable pets. 

Contact Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue


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