My name is Dante!

Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Dante
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Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Facts about Dante

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Dante is a Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer-mix, male, 2 years of age.

Just look at those soulful, searching eyes…it’s evident Dante craves a connection to people and yearns to bond. He is searching for the family who is worthy of his trust, to whom he will offer unparalleled devotion and life-long loyalty. He asks for---and deserves---nothing less in return. We can’t know for sure why this sweet guy is so wary and hesitant, but it does appear he’s had some confidence-shattering treatment somewhere along the way. And yet, Dante, unsure as he may sometimes be, bravely reaches out – willing to trust again and responding positively to calm, confident direction.

Despite the apparent lack of constructive training experiences thus far in his young life, with patient guidance, consistent follow-through, and lots of positive experiences, this guy will become increasingly more confident and outgoing. Nothing will set Dante up for success and build his confidence more than owners who are themselves confident, presenting achievable challenges-- such as commands to sit, come or stay --towards which he can strive; Dante utterly revels in warm praise when he accomplishes a task. He responds eagerly to cheerful, upbeat training, and he will enjoys and benefit from training and socialization classes; this is also an excellent way to establish a trust-bond with him while building confidence and reinforcing good canine manners.

Like all dogs, Dante craves routine and structure which provide a measure of security; life isn’t quite as scary when you know what to expect. Quick to please once he knows what is being asked of him, this loyal and loving dog has experienced more than his share of people letting him down, and he’s ready for a new chapter in life.

Dante is looking for the right family to embrace him as part of their own; a faithfully devoted dog who will form deep bonds with family members, Dante is looking for a responsible, caring owner who is willing to provide him with the leadership, companionship, love, and attention he so needs and deserves.

Dante is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.

Come meet Dante at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.

For more information you can email or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.

Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.

Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.

In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.

About Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Monroe County Animal Control endeavors to protect people from the perils that result from the interaction with domestic animals. Furthermore we seek to protect animals from neglect and abuse inflicted upon them in violation of current laws. We continue our efforts through education and enforcement working toward a community where the quality of life for man or animal in not negatively affected by the other.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please see our Wish List on List is under: Monroe County Animal Control Shelter,

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come meet our shelter animals at the Monroe County Animal Shelter 911 S. Raisinville Rd. We are right next door to the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Our hours of operation are: Tue-Fri 9am -3pm & Saturday 9am -2pm We are closed Sundays & Mondays

Please also see some of our cats Petsmart & Pets Supplies Plus in Monroe. Our cats are sponsored by: The Alliance for Spay/Neuter

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a dog or cat from the shelter: We adopt on a first come, first serve basis. You must come into the shelter and fill out an adoption application and put down a $10 non-refundable application fee to secure your spot for adoption. Currently the cost for adopting a shelter animal is $35. $10 is a non-refundable application fee, $25 is collected for the spay/neuter portion of the contract. Adopters sign a contract agreeing to have the dog/cat spayed or neutered within 30 days. We are currently offering a Voucher at the time of adoption. The voucher covers the cost of the spay/neuter surgery. There are 9 area Veterinarians that are participating in this program and the surgery must be done at one of these vets.

If you rent and want to adopt, before we start the adoption process, you must come in with a letter from your Landlord, with a copy of their picture ID, stating you may have an animal in your house. If you own or rent a mobile home or live in an Apartment complex, we must have a letter on the parks letterhead from the manager stating you can have an animal in your home.