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Fast Facts

            Reuben's Room is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cat rescue and sanctuary

We are a no-kill rescue 

We are an all volunteer rescue

All funds go directly to the care of our cats

We have a pre-adoption trial period





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The Story of Reuben's Room Cat Rescue and Sanctuary

Jeanine Buckner has always loved cats, and always dreamed of a rescue of her own.
As a vet assistant she saw first hand how much a loving cat could offer senior citizens.
She realized that it was hard for seniors to adopt a cat, and that it was hard to find a senior cat a home.
Jeanine set a goal of getting senior citizens a cat for companionship, and a home for senior cats.

Those dreams became Reuben's Room.    

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Our Adoptables

Click here to see cats adopted from Reuben's Room - now in furrever homes.

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Update Kitty

Occasionally our Petfinder page has some glitches that make it appear that we do not have any adoptable cats available or the links go to a dead-end page.  If you encounter that issue, please check out our listings at Adopt-a-Pet.com.  Here's a link to their site that you should be able to copy and paste into your browser or point at it to open it up.  




Our cats do much better in a home environment so we are always looking for cat loving people who can commit to helping cats in need.  If you want the joy and companionship of a cat but aren't able to fully commit to an adoption, please consider being a foster home for us.  All expenses for food, litter, and medical needs are covered by the Rescue.  Perhaps the hardest part about fostering is becoming attached to the cats in your care but you will experience great joy knowing that you have helped cats in need on their journey to find new loving forever homes.  Send an email today to catrescuereubensroom@gmail.com for more information and to request a foster application.  

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  Who We Are      

Reuben's Room Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit, no-kill rescue in the greater Grand Rapids Area. Reuben's Room is an alternative cat rescue founded in 2003. The purpose of the rescue is to help fill the need for re-homing domesticated cats.  We adopt cats to both single people and families who have a track record of being responsible and loving companions, and who understand a commitment to an animal is a lifetime commitment. 

All of our precious adoptables are tested for feline leukemia and FIV. They have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on vaccines and any medical needs, and are microchipped.

Our cats are only available for adoption after this has been done.

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Occasionally someone will drop off cats (usually in cardboard boxes) at our rescue.  These people probably believe that we will take them in and provide them shelter.  Unfortunately, Reuben's Room rehomes cats, we do not take in strays or ferals. 

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Reuben's Room does not have an open door policy.

If you would like to adopt one of our cats, let us know via Petfinder or email catrescuereubensroom@gmail.com to make arrangements.


Worry Free Adoption for Seniors  

We believe that seniors who are living alone can benefit from a loving feline companion. Through our Worry Free Adoption for Seniors Program we endeavor to match a senior cat with a senior citizen. We can do this because we get to know our cats and their personalities. When a senior tells us what they are looking for in a companion cat, we match the senior with one of our cats we believe will be a good match. If for some reason the match does not work out, we will bring that cat back and try another cat until the senior believes that they have the right cat for them. Through our seniors program we have taken a lot of the worry out of senior adoptions. 



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Opportunities To Support Us At No Cost To You

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        SpartanNash has discontinued the "Direct Your Dollars" program where store receipts were submitted.  A big THANKS to many of you for sending receipts to us over the last few years where we were able to receive generous donations from SpartanNash through this program. Since this program has been discontinued we no longer need store receipts to be sent to us. 

However there is another program offered by SpartanNash food retailers of the Our Family brand that will allow us an opportunity to continue to receive donations to support our cause.


Our Family Foods

Help us earn money through the Direct Your Labels™ program! We’re collecting Our Family® labels.

For every 500 labels we collect, we will earn $25 – and there’s no limit to the number of times we can earn the reward - especially when you tell all your friends and relatives and they join the effort!

To participate in the Direct Your Labels™ program, simply clip and save the UPC barcode on every Our Family® brand product you purchase at D&W, Family Fare, and other fine Spartan retailers.  For every 500 UPC barcodes we collect, we will earn $25 from SpartanNash, the company that makes and distributes the more than 2,000 Our Family® brand products with national brand quality at a lower price. 

So, start shopping and send those Our Family brand UPC barcodes to our P.O. Box:

Reuben's Room Cat Rescue

P.O.  Box 140201

Grand Rapids, MI  49514


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 People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts.


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      Just in case you are wondering. . .      

Why we need your help to keep the rescue going 

Reuben's Room has a senior program and a no-kill policy.  Since we often adopt to senior citizens, our cats sometimes come back when that senior passes away or can no longer care for their cat.  Those cats are often senior cats.  

All rescues have the expense of the day to day cost of maintaining the rescue but because of our policies, we often have a number of cats that need special supplies due to health reasons, things like special food, fluids, dentals, and extra visits to the vet.  Those special needs must be met.

We are proud of our programs and policies.  We believe in meeting ALL of the needs of our felines regardless of the age or health.  But our policies mean that we have to absorb costs that some other rescues do not. It is only with the help of our supporters that we are able to meet those needs.  



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You may also send your donations (no matter how big or small) to our address:

Reuben's Room Cat Rescue

P.O.  Box  140201

Grand Rapids, MI  49514

Thank You!


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A special thanks to all of our volunteers and fosters:

                Ashley, Denise, Hope, James and Dena, Sally, Kris, Mary,
                    and Samantha and Justin. Without this team Reuben's Room would cease to exist.                   

 Reuben's Room is and always has been an all volunteer rescue.



We are always looking for new volunteers and fosters.

If you have some time to spare or a room to share, we would love to hear from you today!

Email us at catrescuereubensroom@gmail.com for how you can help.  

You will be greatly rewarded by the time you spend with our cats!

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Special Thanks &
Opportunities to Support Reuben's Room

Special Thanks and Things Worth Mention...

THANK YOU to our donors - we could not do this great work without you! 

A special thanks to Dr. Thompson at Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Jones at Schmitt's Animal Hospital, and Dr. Cannady for always being there to take care of our cat's medical and dental needs - we could not do this without your generosity and skill!

James, our handy man from Cat Mountain Cat Trees has helped us make several physical improvements throughout the rescue.

Check out James' fantastic cat trees at: https://www.catmountaincattrees.com

And thank you to all of our adopters.  Over the years we have adopted hundreds of cats.  It's nice to know those cats have great homes.

Reuben's Room is only successful because of its generous donors, veterinarian partners, volunteers, fosters, and our adopters!

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Opportunities to Support Reuben's Room...

Consider becoming a foster parent to one of our great cats.  They do so much better in a home environment.

Check out the "DIRECT YOUR LABELS" program offered by Spartan Stores for the Our Family food label.

 A complete explanation of this program is given earlier on this page.  Please read that area to learn how to help us out at no cost to you.

Gift Cards
Another great way to help the rescue is gift cards from such places as Amazon, Meijer, Sam's Club, Chewy, PetSmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus or a pet store of your choice. This allows us to purchase food, medication, cleaning supplies, bedding, litter, and other necessities needed to continue our mission. 


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