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My name is Bruno!

Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pontiac, Michigan - Bruno
Photo 1 - Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Pontiac, Michigan - Bruno
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I'm being cared for by:
Michigan Animal Rescue League

Facts about Bruno

  • Breed: Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Bruno arrived at MARL on September 16th with a terribly broken spirit. It was apparent from the minute he walked through the door that he had been neglected and his fear of people ran deep. It took almost an hour to coax him out of the lobby that day.

Our staff had to physically carry him for the first couple of days because he was too frightened to walk on his own. Bruno is coming out of his shell at his own pace. First, he walked from his crate to the yard on his own. Next, he took a treat from the hand of a volunteer. While these are small steps, they gave us hope.

Today, Bruno continues to gain confidence and is learning to enjoy being a dog. Bruno absolutely loves spending time with other dogs at the shelter! They run around, play and seek out attention from staff and volunteers. Bruno is much more comfortable approaching people when other dogs are around, but he is learning to trust people on his own as well. He will jump in the laps of staff members and ask to be pet. Bruno continues to improve, but will require a special owner who is willing to let him come out of his shell at his own pace. This could take weeks, even months... but with patience, Bruno's personality will shine and he will provide you with love and companionship for the rest of his days. Do you have room in your heart and home for a dog like Bruno?

About Michigan Animal Rescue League

About Our Shelter...

The Michigan Animal Rescue League believes that every animal deserves the highest quality of life. Each and every animal that comes through our door is given unconditional love and regard in the form of physical care, socialization and the day to day joys that an animal would receive in a home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come see us at the shelter Tuesday thru Saturday 11am-4pm.

Our Adoption Process...

•Once you decide on a particular animal, you will fill out an adoption application, which can be done online at michigananimalrescueleague.org or in person.

•You can then take a day or two to prepare your home and make proper introductions if you have children or other animals in your home. We ask that you bring your children and other animals to the shelter for an outdoor introduction.


•One to five days after submitting your application you should receive a call from MARL that a perfect match has been made between you, your home and the animal. You can make arrangements to pick up your dog or cat from the shelter.


•When you arrive at the shelter you will sign the adoption agreement and take care of adoption fees. ($200 for dogs and $100 for cats) All animals are spayed/neutered and up to date on all vaccination before they go home.