While we do have the occasional owner surrender, most of our dogs are transported from rural Pikeville, KY. The area has no spay/neuter program in place and there is not enough funding or space to deal with the unwanted dog population. To that end, Good Karma transports a great number of pregnant/nursing dogs and puppies to Michigan and with the help of some wonderful foster parents we get these pups clean, healthy and ready to find their forever families.
Please note that these animals are usually abandoned and therefore breeds and sizes are our best estimates based on years of experience.
All dogs and puppies are quarantined for 2 weeks to look for illness. Usual illnesses include worms, giardia and coccidia, which are common. All animals come with health certs and a list of any medications/treatments given prior to adoption.
Have a little time, a little space and some love? Looking to adopt a pup but don't have the fee? Want to take some pups for a test drive? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then fostering is for you! Good Karma provides all of the supplies needed to take care of these pups from their arrival to their adoption. When they are ready to go, you may keep one of the pups you fostered or choose any other available puppy we have, for FREE! There's always work involved but the payoff is puppy breath, lots of kisses and the joy in knowing you have helped make a life a little bit better. Feel free to contact us for additional information and if you'd like we can put you in touch with other fosters.
Good Karma is a non-profit organization. All donations go for the care and feeding of the animals. We are always in need of food, toys, crates/pens, towels, blankets and cleaning supplies such as paper towels and wipes.
Donation of items may be made by contacting the rescue at (248) 252-4344.
Director: Charmaine Wichmann
Phone: (248) 252-4344
Follow Sophie's story HERE We have a new home for adoption events! Every Sunday from 1P-4P we will be at Premier Pet Supply, located at 31215 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025. Even if you're not interested in adopting, come on by and say hello to Mike and his wonderful staff. All adopters will be eligible for a 20% one-time discount on supplies for any new adoption. That's DOUBLE what we were given by the "chain store" we were holding our events at!
Premier Pet Supply focuses on Natural and Holistic food, treats and supplies. They promote local businesses and are big on community. We couldn't be happier to be able to hold our events at a location that supports us and what we do.
OWNER SURRENDERS ON THE RISE
While the reasons may vary from case to case, the outcome is the same. More owners are surrendering their pets to our rescue. This is both good and bad. It's good because we are not a shelter with time and space constraints that would hasten an animals end because it didn't get adopted fast enough. We give these babies a second chance at a good life they might not have if they were dropped at the shelter or dumped on the street. It's bad because it's spreading our little rescue's already thin resources even further. But no matter how thin, we will never turn down an animal in need.
This is the time of the year to be thankful and we are extremely thankful to all of our adopters and supporters who have given their hearts, their time and their donations to help us carry on the work we do.
It's also the time of year for giving. We ask as we always do, humbly and gratefully, that if you find a little extra room in your shopping cart or a little extra money in your wallet, that you share that with our dogs, so that we might continue to give them food, medical care and a safe place to rest while they wait for their forever homes.
Thank you and Happy Holidays from Good Karma Puppy Rescue
It is with profound regret that we mourn the passing of Paul Wichmann. After a long and hard-fought battle with cancer, he left this life as he lived it, with a quiet strength and dignity. He was as much a part of GKPR as anyone. Whether it was physically; like making countless trips to Kentucky to pick up dogs, using his knowledge and tools to keep the rescue van running, sharing his lap with a dog in need of a little attention or emotionally; behind the scenes, the smiles and touches that supported his wife when things went wrong and the patience and understanding that a dinner/event/holiday would be interrupted, yet again, to get a dog adopted. He was a genuinely good man and someone you could always count on. His presence will be missed by all, those with two legs and with four.
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.
Adapted from Under A Dark Star by Fiona MacLeod
Paul with Sophie April 2013