My name is Fancy!

Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Fancy
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Come To The Rescue-Michigan

Facts about Fancy

  • Breed: Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Fancy has had a horrible life, chained in a abandon home in Flint for the first four years of her life. Bred over and over, no one home to comfort her or put heat in the house. No lights or electricity, long dark winter days alone, long hot summer days alone in a boarded up house. Food often out of reach as water often frozen. It took the nerve of a 68 year old woman who caught sight of what was going on. She waited in her car to catch the man who would come unbolt the door, throw in food and leave again, sometimes taking out young pups with him. She approached him, he was four times her size. Confronted him, gave him $100 bill and convinced him to let her go in the back door and save this nameless girl from her misery. She had to scale a fence in the back of the home, only to find her chained to a wall with a thick chain and wire wrapped around her neck. She had to leave her there go find someone brave enough to go in with a wire cutters and cut her free. This dog came out with wires, chains and all since it couldn't be removed from her neck. That was last fall. We've had her since. She's had heartworm and unfortunately irresponsible fosters who have not followed through with her scheduled surgeries and she's finally well enough and long past due to get fixed. She desperately needs a family who will love her, let her be the only dog in the home because she wasn't really socialized with other pets in her long brush with loneliness but she's on the mend. Now accustom to having someone home most of the time, she's a snuggler, loves running in the yard and going for long walks. She needs someone with a nice even keeled aura and she's been crate trained in case you have to go out shopping she doesn't mind being in the crate for a few hours. She'd be fine with a underground fence or radio fence outside as well. We named her Fancy, because she came from nothing, not even a name, and she's been abused and bred and her young pups stolen away from her time and time again. And all she wants is to love you and receive that love back. She'd be best with someone who has some experience handling dogs and needs a best friend in this cold, often cruel world. Call or text me at 517 294 4514 if you think Fancy sounds like the kind of soul you could lose your heart to. She's not a bad drooler either. email me at She can deal with kids as far as visiting like grand kids but she's not going to be great living with little kids. Older kids, no problem.

About Come To The Rescue-Michigan

About Our Rescue Group...

Come To The Rescue is a very small, independent rescue group that is run and supported by folks who are passionate about saving the lives of animals who have otherwise been 'thrown out'.

Most of our pets come from unfortunate situations which include being found as starving strays and from hoarding homes and high kill shelters. Additionally, we will try our best to re-home animals (particularly seniors) whose elderly caretakers can no longer afford to keep them. As we are a very small group, we only take in as many pets as we can comfortably house within our own homes. This means that we do not practice 'warehousing animals in crates' as (sadly) some other groups do. We also try and keep the numbers low in our foster homes so that the animals being sheltered do not become stressed or ill due to overcrowded situations.

Many (but not all) of our pets often come to us bearing both physical and mental scars from their former lives. Some of these, as you can imagine, can be very extreme. But we do our very best to work with each animal individually in order to help them begin the healing process. This usually involves providing grooming, vetting, training and, most importantly, enormous amounts of both love and patience.

Because the only goal of our group is to continue to save/home animals in need, we do not ask for remittance beyond what we have spent on the animals for the above items. We will accept donations offered from families who would like to help us help our animals as long as they understand that -due to the fact that we are not a 501c3 organization- those donations can not be used as a tax write-off.

Our vetting protocol follows the American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines set out for both dogs (puppies) and cats(kittens). This includes all of the 'core' recommended vaccines and several of the 'non-core' ones as well. In addition to typical (and age appropriate) vaccines, we routinely worm our pets as well as keep them on regular heart worm/flea/tick medications in order to ensure that everyone remains as healthy as possible. We also work closely with our adopters to ensure that they complete vaccines or procedures that (due to age or illness) were not completed at the time of adoption. This, along with a spay/neuter contract/addendum is included in our adoption contract.

Our animals are housed in our homes and made to feel as though they are part of our family until they become adopted. And, for many, this is truly a novel experience. But it is made even more special when that ideal home is found and an otherwise discarded critter becomes a family's most devoted and lifelong companion.

Adopters are always welcome to visit our foster homes at any time when they are interested in our animals. We love having families come by and meeting the pets in a 'home environment' means that the animals are introduced to potential new owners from an area of comfort- as opposed to huddling in a crate in a pet store setting.

Our foster homes are devoted to our pets and we love watching shy/timid animals simply blossom in an atmosphere of friendliness, respect and love.

Donate to Our Rescue Group... Account: will say "Sonic Merch"

Come Meet Our Pets...

We encourage you to contact Marla Swartz- our director- if you are interested in meeting any of our wonderful companion animals.

Phone 1: 517-548-1780
Phone 2: 517-294-4514


Our Adoption Process...

We warmly welcome all contact from families who are interested in our animals and try to respond to e-mails and phone messages the very same day that they are received. We are striving to make customer service our passion for both the people we come into contact with as well as the pets in need.

Our adoption fees vary with the amount that we have invested into each animal we take in. These originate from various areas including shelter 'pull fees' or vet bills and include the costs we incur for spay/neuter, regular vaccines, dental work (if needed), grooming (if needed) etc.. These can range anywhere from $65.00 to a few hundred- depending on the situation. (A low price-such as $65-would not generally include much vetting but there are times that we get pets who are already vetted but have just become homeless for one reason or another.)

You will be happy to know that Come To The Rescue DOES NOT MAKE ANY SORT OF A PROFIT ON OUR ANIMALS and the adoption fees reflect only the amount of money we have already spent on them in terms of housing, vaccines and any other needed medical procedures.

Please know that as it is our ultimate goal to place our pets into appropriate,loving and life long homes, we do ask that our prospective adopters feel as though they are in a financial position to afford the care of the pet they are interested in.

Our adoption process is a simple one which is carefully designed to try and ensure that we connect our available pets with the most appropriate homes..

The first step is usually a phone interview (or email exchange) which serves to give us a sense of our prospective adopters and the sort of companion(s) they are seeking. We also use this as a time to chat about the pets that we currently have in foster, reviewing their personalities and other details that may be important to a future family to know/understand.

Once the initial connection has been made, we then have the family contact the foster home(s) where the pets are currently living. Arrangements can then be made for a visitation. (Depending on the animal(s) involved this could take place either in the foster home, at the potential new home or in an appropriately neutral 'third' location.)

When the family has met the pet -and if they continue to be interested in adopting him or her- we will then perform a veterinary reference check if they have- or have had- other pets in the family. Usually, this only involves a quick phone call to the veterinarian's office.

We then make arrangements to perform an informal 'home visit' to see where the pet will be living. This is a wonderful opportunity for all family members to interact with their newest member as well as for any additional questions to be answered. In the case of cats- in particular- we like to take this time to help the family get the kitty settled in and comfortable.

Often, the home visit will involve the animal coming along but other times it can be done remotely through photographs of the interior and exterior of the home. This decision will depend on the individual situation/circumstances involved.

When approval has been given, we will then discuss whether the family would prefer to officially adopt the pet outright or whether they would prefer have the pet in their home on a trial basis.

Please Note: Both of these decisions will involve the signing of legally binding contracts although adoption fees/checks will not be cashed in the case of a Trial Adoption. The agreed upon adoption fee will be cashed in the event that the family decides to keep the pet and ultimately completes the Official Adoption Contract.