Detroit Dog Rescue

A P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Pets at Detroit Dog Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Charlie


Male, Young, Special Needs
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Izzy


Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Time


Male, Adult
Mixed Breed (Large)

Photo of Hopper


Male, Adult, Special Needs
American Bulldog / Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Gravy


Male, Young
Mixed Breed (Large) / Labrador Retriever

Photo of Dino


Male, Adult
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Marssius


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Rubble


Male, Young, Special Needs
Shar Pei

Photo of Jack


Male, Adult, Special Needs
Pit Bull Terrier

Photo of Pattycake


Female, Young
Mixed Breed (Medium)

Photo of June


Female, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type) / Labrador Retriever

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Areas Detroit Dog Rescue Serves


Detroit Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

The first step to adopting is to look at our adoptable dogs! Then fill out an application online.

2. Interview

Our adoption team will then review your application and call to discuss your application.

3. Meet the Pet

If all goes will with your application, our adoption team will set up a meet and greet!

4. Sign Adoption Contract

If the meet and greet goes well, and both you and the dog are comfortable, you'll sign the adoption agreement!

5. Pay Fee

6. Take the Pet Home

A home check is required for all adoptions and potential fosters to ensure that the dog and your household are a great fit for one another. A team member will assist with the proper introduction of your current animals and the prospective dog.

Per the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, a binding contract is required for fosters and adoptions.

To help cover the costs of the spay/neuter of age appropriate dogs, age appropriate vaccinations, medical care, temperament testing and temporary boarding of the dog, we do require a fee. Adoption fees* are as follows:

$200 for senior dogs
$250 for medium and large adult dogs
$300 for puppies
$375 for small dogs

*If for some reason you feel the dog is not a fit for your home within five days of the adoption, we can keep your fee on file for another adoption for up to 90 days. Donations made to Detroit Dog Rescue are non-refundable.

*We reserve the right to alter or edit fees depending on promotions, medical care, and availability.

About Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue, founded in 2011, is known for taking in Detroit’s dogs and investing the time and training needed to re-home them. We are Detroit's first no-kill shelter.

Our nonprofit organization focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog epidemic in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause. We also respond to calls to assist the Detroit Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Hamtramck Police Department, Fire Departments, the City Administration, as well as hundreds of residents who have asked for our help.

Come Meet Detroit Dog Rescue's Pets

You can "meet" our adoptable dogs by going to our website at

We will also have occasional adoption events which will be listed on our website and social media.

Detroit Dog Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Detroit Dog Rescue to help homeless pets find homes