Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan

The first all-breed, stray, shelter dog Correctional Companion Program in Michigan


Our group of volunteers endeavors to improve conditions of any animal in need, and help to facilitate their adoption to qualified, permanent homes. We need you to continue our mission of rescuing and giving many animals a second chance.

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RPSM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are 100% donation driven. Any donations to RPSM are always 100% tax deductible. A weekly or monthly donation to RPSM provides a consistent & dependable income to fund our ongoing efforts. Non-monetary items such as flea and tick preventative, heart worm preventative, dog shampoo, fundraiser items, and more are always welcomed.

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We are in desperate need of short-term Foster Homes. Saving the lives of rescued dogs depends on our available housing. All cost of the dogs while they are housed in Foster Homes is paid for by RPSM. Please fill out an application today and take part in helping us to continue this wonderful program. Many other rewarding virtual and non virtual opportunities are always available.

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Founded in 2007, RPSM has made a serious effort to effectively aid in the reduction of euthanasia rates at many animal shelters. In 2008, the RPSM Correctional Companion Program began. In a partnership with the Coldwater Prison Complex, RPSM endeavors to find homes for dogs in shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. Dogs selected for the Companion Program are carefully screened for temperament, trainability, and adoptability. They are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered prior to enrollment in the program. Once they arrive at the complex, they are assigned to specially trained inmates who are responsible for their training and day to day care. Upon completion of the program, the dogs are ready to receive a canine good citizen certificate (CGC) and available for adoption into an approved home.

All cost involved in the Companion Program are the responsibility of RPSM and supported by public donations. RPSM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This means any donation you give is tax deductible. This entire program is donation driven and does not cost the taxpayers or state anything. Each dog’s 8-10 week tenure is estimated to cost about $285. This is where your giving is the best value. It keeps on giving by restoring a dog's life, restoring a prisoner’s life, and enriching a family with a trained dog.


The mission of Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan is to assist abandoned, homeless or unwanted animals by placing them in qualified, suitable, and approved foster or permanent homes; to rescue abandoned, homeless or unwanted animals by removing them through legal means from unsuitable environments or shelters.

  • To improve conditions of any animal in need, and help to facilitate their adoption to qualified, permanent homes
  • To educate the general public about rescue programs, responsible dog ownership, and the prevention of pet overpopulation and to consider the adoption of animals from their local shelters or rescue
  • To work with governmental agencies to implement positive changes in all aspects of animal reform at local and state levels



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