Our Mission

The SPCA of South West Michigan is a no-kill shelter, dedicated to working for the well-being of animals and creating an adoption-focused community in Southwest Michigan. Our goal is to end senseless animal euthanasia in SW Michigan, and provide all animals with a loving, caring home.

The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization and does not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We rely solely on individual contributions.

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The SPCA of Southwest Michigan has been rescuing homeless cats and dogs since 2002.

The SPCA Southwest Michigan is not a county pound facility, but has a cooperative relationship with many of these agencies throughout the region to help save lives.


Since 2002, over twenty-five thousand pets have been saved. Euthanizations have dropped 60% at Michigan animal shelters since 2012, as a higher proportion of cats and dogs are being adopted, according to numbers collected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Read more here.


GOLD AWARD FROM GUIDESTAR SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a proud recipient of a Guidestar Gold award. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. When you’re researching nonprofits to donate to—GuideStar will help you compare nonprofits in an easy, transparent way. MI PET FUND ALLIANCE AWARD The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance recognizes organizations for their exceptional work to save animal lives. SPCA of Southwest Michigan received a 2016 & 2017 Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Award. Awards are based on annual shelter reports that each licensed shelter is required to submit to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Guidestar Platinum

Employment Opportunities

Full Time Kennel Staff Position

We're looking for great folks to join our Kennel Staff Team!

  • Must be 18 yrs or older.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs or more
  • Be comfortable handling and working with dogs / cats of all sizes and temperaments.
  • Will be watering, feeding and medicating dogs/cats.
  • Rotate dogs for outdoor bathroom breaks
  • Clean out cat litter; dog cages
  • Must be comfortable working with cleaning chemicals
  • Must be comfortable working and handling sick animals
  • Sweeping, mopping floors
  • 30 hrs minimum a week and must be available weekends and holidays.
  • Current Minimum Wage
  • Dog shifts are 7am - 2pm
  • Cat Shifts are 9am - 3pm - available couple or more times a week.
  • No experience necessary. We will train you.
  • If have animals at home, it is advisable that they are fully vaccinated.
Submit Resumes to Info@spcaswmich.org

If this is your first job, please indicate that.
Thank you for your interest in being part of our amazing Kennel Staff Team! We look forward to meeting you!


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What People Are Saying
About SPCA of South West Michigan

We adopted Chloe when she was 8 years old, about 4 years ago. GLWR made sure we got the perfect fit for our family. She is now 12 and honestly the best dog I have ever had (don't tell my first Weim)! They were honest, efficient, and really care about the dogs. Keep up the great work!

~ Christine, 2018