My name is Pearl!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Northville, Michigan - Pearl
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Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue

Facts about Pearl

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Good With Kids: Unsure
Good With Other Dogs: Yes
Good With Cats: Yes
House trained: Almost - Working on it
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely On A Leash: Yes
Knows Basic Commands: Some
Energy Level (Couch Potato, Moderate or High): Moderate to High
Special Needs: None

Arrival story: Pearl was surrendered to Detroit Animal Control & Care in June by a lady who claimed she wandered into her yard and wouldn't leave. Growing up on the streets and then spending months in a shelter is no place for a young pup to be. So we decided it was time for this little lady to have the life she deserves. Her appreciation and celebratory glow shines daily.

Approximate age / Weight: Under 1 year / 40 lbs.

Personality: Pearl had a rough start and was not exposed to many people or places in a positive way so she's a bit shy and apprehensive to new things. She possesses a sweet and loving disposition and after she gets to know you will shower you will kisses and tail wags that will send her whole body swinging.

Pearl lacks confidence and has a ton of puppy energy so she will require a kind canine friend in her new home. A buddy who knows the world is a good and safe place will help her to learn by example and help her trust in situations she feels unsure of. She is a young dog so she plays hard but nicely. She also currently lives with cats and has been nothing but polite.

Pearl has energy! She loves to blast around the yard and is a toy-aholic. She is still learning to live in a home and what she can and cannot do. She is very receptive to gentle verbal commands when doing something she shouldn't, and is almost housebroken. Crating is no problem. She readily goes into her crate for bed and when her human is not home. And looks forward to the reward treat for being so cooperative.

*Note: The photo of her and her foster brother and best friend, Buddy - also up for adoption through Waggin' Tails.

Forever home: Pearl will need a family that will be willing to work with her confidence issues. Who is willing to slowly and carefully help her navigate her new experiences with positive reinforcement. She also needs a loving canine sibling as this is where she finds herself happiest.

For more information

If you are interested adopting a dog, please download an Adoption Application from our website,Adoption Process Just complete the application and email it back to


We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We generally have two adoption events per month. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar on our website for the date and time of the next adoption event. Arrangements can be made to meet a dog outside of Saturday adoption events after an application is submitted and approved.

Our adoption process includes an application and in-home meet-n-greet with the dog.

-Adult Dog Adoption Fee - $225
-Small Breed Adoption Fee - $275
-Senior Dog Adoption Fee - $125
-Pup Adoption Fee - $250 plus $50 spay/neuter deposit refunded upon proof of surgery by 6 mos.

Email inquiries are answered faster than phone inquiries.

Thank you for supporting dog rescue and your interest in a rescue dog!


About Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue group. Our experienced and dedicated volunteers donate their spare time to rescue, rehabilitate, foster, and re-home all breeds of homeless dogs at risk of being euthanized or sold to research from area and rural kill shelters. We are supported solely through donations and fund-raising efforts. Our volunteers receive no monetary payment for their activities. Instead, their reward is the knowledge that a dog's life has been saved that otherwise would have been lost.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We typically show every Saturday from 12-3 p.m. (please see our website for exact location details). We often have other special events that are listed on our website, as well. Potential adopters can also schedule meetings with the individual dog's foster parent since all of our dogs are in fosters homes and we do not own a shelter.

Our Adoption Process...

We utilize an application process because we have worked hard at nurturing and working with the animals in our care. In order to ensure that these formerly abandoned, neglected and abused animals never find themselves in the shelter/rescue system again, we screen applicants so that the applicant is matched to an animal that is suited to the applicant's lifestyle.

It is our job at Waggin’ Tails not only to find new homes for our animals but to ensure these animals never have an opportunity to breed again. All of Waggin’ Tails dogs will be spayed/neutered at the time of adoption unless the dog is not of age and/or the dog has a medical condition that would prohibit sterilization at the time of adoption. Dogs under 6 months of age and dogs that cannot be sterlilized due to a medical condition will be adopted out on a spay/neuter contract which means the adopter must agree to have the dog sterilized by a specified date.

Adoption Fees
Adult Dogs: $225
Small Breed Dogs: $275
Senior Dogs: $125
Puppies (under 6 months): $250 + $50 refundable Spay/Neuter Deposit

What does the adoption fee Include?
The adoption fees above cover all age-appropriate vaccines; heartworm/fecal test; spay/neuter (unless otherwise stated); and microchipping. When necessary, the dogs have blood panels, dentals, and professional grooming as well. In other words, we do everything necessary for the dog when they come into our care.