My name is Pierce!

Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Pierce
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Pierce's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Pierce's Story...

Hi there! My name is Pierce! I love other dogs. I love swimming and playing in the water. I love people! I am a friendly, happy dog who is looking for a forever home. I am crate trained. I am smart and I aim to please people. I learn new things pretty fast and I enjoy training. I picked up on clicker training very quickly and learned the "touch" command in less than five minutes. Playing with toys and other pups is one of my favorite things. I am well socialized and I enjoy sharing companionship and attention. I am a handsome boy with a fun-loving, happy-go-lucky personality. Please consider making me part of your family. You'll be so glad you did! Apply today. Adoption fee: $20. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance, one session with a certified behavior trainer and microchip.

Apply online: Complete this form and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.

Sunday, August 13: Adoption Event at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights from noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable pets at the 2017 Paws in the Park 10-year anniversary celebration for Paws for Life, including adoptable pets, dog walk, family picnic, vendors, dog games and kids' activities. Games, raffles, entertainment and fun for everyone!


Adoption and Foster Care Application

NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


Adoption Process:
Complete the application at We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Pierce

  • Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pierce, a Troy Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Troy, or seeking a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Rhodesian Ridgeback/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.