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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 tech she saw first hand how much a loving cat could offer seniors 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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Meet Our Featured Cat

   Looking for a Way to Feel Some Warm Fuzzies? 

Meet Diamond

We are looking for either an adoption or a long term foster home for this special lady.

She has been at the rescue since November 2021.  We think that is too long.

Prior to her surrender Diamond was in the same loving home for her entire 14 years. She was a companion animal to an elderly lady and was only surrendered when the lady could no longer care for her. We are hoping to find her a home where she can once again experience that same kind of love and attention.

Diamond does come with a few concerns that will need love and patience.  She does not handle stress well.  Her background did not prepare her for life among chaos, especially living with other cats.  She will need a home without small children and preferably will be an only cat.  Interestingly though she does well with dogs as long as they aren't too hyper.  We have created a special space for her, but we think she deserves a real home and not just a special space at our Rescue.

This loving girl is on a kidney-friendly diet.  She is just starting to have kidney issues and this diet is all she needs at this time.  If she is placed in a long term foster situation, the rescue will provide her special food and cover other expenses as well.

Our gal will need extra patience.  Due to the chaos to which Diamond is struggling to adapt, it is hard for her to learn to trust so sometimes she can be a little spunky but the good news is that she has a way of letting you know when she needs some space.  We believe she will come around quickly and relax in a home of her own once again when she doesn't have so much commotion.

If you are that special person or family who is willing to give our girl a chance to once again live in a home where she can feel safe and loved, please email us today at catrescueruebensroom@gmail.com or salbobfam@gmail.com

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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

Recently our Petfinder page has had 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 isue, 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.  


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  Who We Are      

Reuben's Room Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit rescue/no-kill sanctuary in the greater Grand Rapids Area. Reuben's Room is an alternative cat rescue founded in 2003 by Jeanine Buckner. The purpose of the rescue is to help fill the need for re-homing domesticated cats of all ages. 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, and are up to date on any medical needs.

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 senior/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 to the rescue and try another cat until the senior believes that they have the right cat for them. One of the things that make this program special is that if the senior cannot come to the rescue to get their cat we will bring a cat to them!

Through our seniors program we have taken a lot of the worry out of senior adoptions. 

Please note: Most of the assisted living places in our area allow residents to have pets. These homes welcome our cats because of our senior program.



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Opportunities To Support Us At No Cost To You


Reuben's Room is an authorized charity with Amazon through their Amazon Smile program where shoppers can donate to the charity of their choice.  To learn more about this program, and how you can donate .05% of what you spend to Reuben's Room, go to smile.amazon.com.  Note: in order to donate to a charity via smile.amazon.com you must always go to Amazon via the smile.amazon.com address.  You will also find our Amazon Wish List if you choose to support us in that manner.

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        D&W and Family Fare have a "Direct Your Dollars" program.

Do you shop at any of these stores?  If you do, please start saving all of your original receipts for your purchases, bundle them up, and send them to us.  For every $150,000 in receipts that we collect Reuben's Room will get a $1,000 donations from SpartanNash!  It may seem like we can never reach $150,000, but the program is open ended, meaning we can continue to collect forever!  And with your help, we know we can do it.  Especially when you tell all your friends and relatives and they join the effort!

So, start shopping and bundling and send those receipts to our P.O. box:

Reuben's Room Cat Rescue and Sanctuary 

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 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 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:

                Ashley, Brooke, Denise, Hope, James and Dena, Patty, Sally and Bob,
                    Samantha and Justin, and Sharon. 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. Jones at Schmitt's Animal Hospital and Dr. Thompson at Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic 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, and our adopters!

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Opportunities to Support Reuben's Room...

Consider becoming a volunteer at our Rescue facility or being a foster parent to a cat that would do better in a home environment than our facility.

Amazon has a great program that benefits our cats at the Rescue by using Amazon Smile for your purchases.

Check out the explanation above to learn about how you can support us at no cost to you.

Check out the new "DIRECT YOUR DOLLARS" program offered by Spartan Stores.  

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

Gift Cards
Another great way to help the rescue is gift cards from such places as Amazon, Meijer, Target, 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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