My name is Hank!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Hank
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Hank
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Hank's Info...

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

Hank's Story...

This young dog was found wandering the neighborhood, lost, hungry and cold. Every attempt has been made to find his family, but no one has come forward. So it's time to find him a home of his own. We're calling him Hank and he is a wonderful dog! He is a very friendly pup, about 1-2 years old we think. He loves to play with other dogs and he LOVES kids. He's a well-behaved guy who is housetrained and likes car rides. Please help him find a home for the holidays. Adoption fee: $75 and includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, neuter and microchip.


  • Sunday, December 16: Adoption Event at Lou's, 20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, from 1-5 p.m. Paws for Life will have adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at Lou's in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shop for pet supplies and meet some cute and furry homeless pets for adoption. Also, meet the infamous Franky, the shop's resident 40-pound sulcata tortoise.

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 the link above or send an email to to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. 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 Hank

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Hank

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Hank, a Troy Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff for sale in Troy, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Mastiff rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.