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Puppies and dogs in Detroit, Michigan

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Detroit, Michigan. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Cooper's adoption status with email updates.
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Cooper

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello there, I'm Cooper! I'm still a puppy, full of energy and curiosity. I'm a pretty smart cookie too, always looking for a new game to play or a puzzle to solve. My friends at the shelter say I'm sweet, friendly, and a bit goofy. I make them laugh with my funny antics and playful nature. I've lived with cats before, and I'm good with other dogs and kids. I'm a loyal companion, always ready for an adventure or a cuddle on the couch. I promise to bring joy, laughter, and unconditional love to your home. If you're looking for a faithful friend, I'm your guy!*Regarding cats: I am a playful guy and love to chase them - so although I just want to play, your cat may not like it!**Regarding kids: I can be a lot of puppy for small children. If you are truly ready for all that a 9 month old puppy needs, then I do like kids! But otherwise, older kids might be able to handle my antics a little better ;)
We'll also keep you updated on Gordie (Underdog)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Gordie (Underdog)

Pug Beagle

Male, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello, my name is Gordie! I am a young fun Puggle, and have a very mischevious personality! I tend to be a very nosy dog, and want to get into all sorts of good things. I like different items, different textures, and love exploring with my mouth! Sometimes, I like exploring so much that I end up with these mystery items in my tummy! I just can't seem to help myself because I get so curious, I need to taste the good stuff and chew on interesting things. It's safe to say I'll need a pretty clean home and taught some proper boundaries, but I'm already used to being in a crate and it's something that will need to be implemented moving forward. I am very very smart and know with some guidance, I will absolutely thrive!I am a very busy and energetic dog, and need a very busy, fun, and active household. I do well with all people, dogs, cats, you name it, I'm a very social butterfly! I am a bit of a wild child, so while I can go home with dogs and cats, they will need to be ones that can tolerate my high energy and pushy and eager personality, because I can be quite the assertive guy. I think a home without kiddos would be best, not because I don't like them (I love everyone!!), but because of the training I need, I think it'll be easier and more consistent with mature humans in the home that don't leave interesting mystery items out for me to chew on and eat. I would love a home with someone who is active and will keep me busy busy busy. I am quite the character and know I will make you smile and laugh a lot. I hate to brag, but everyone loves me here and talks about what a great dog I am. I can't believe I haven't found a home yet, and am getting kind depressed over here waiting and waiting... If you think you have the time, energy, and patience for a little firecracker like myself, then please fill out an adoption application!Check out Gordie on Tiktok! https://tinyurl.com/mtcuh7tf
We'll also keep you updated on Maxwell (Special Paws)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Maxwell (Special Paws)

American Bulldog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Senior
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi there, I'm Max. My age has given me wisdom and a love for the simple things in life. I'm a sweet, friendly soul, always curious about the world around me. I can be a bit goofy at times, but that's part of my charm. I'm smart too, always eager to learn new things. Cuddles? Oh, I'm a big fan! I'm just a sweet and happy medium energy guy!I've never met a cat before, so the people here aren't sure how I would do with them, and I prefer to be the only dog in the house. I've never been around kids either, but I'm such a friendly guy, so I would probably be ok with dog savvy children. Walking me might be a workout, I do love to pull on the leash. Apartments aren't really my style, I could run into another dog in those narrow hallways and I'd really rather not do that. I need space to roam and sniff. I am a Special Paws pet in the Signature Pets Program because I have allergies that will likely require some extra care to keep under control and managed. Since I am a Special Paws pet, my adoption fee is up to you!Adopt me, and I promise to fill your life with laughter, love, and endless curiosity.
We'll also keep you updated on Lutheran (Underdog)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Lutheran (Underdog)

Mixed Breed (Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*ruff ruff ruff!!!!* HELLLLLO! *ruff ruff ruff! MY NAME IS LUTHERAN! But you can call me Luther, Luthey, whatever you think is cute for a handsome lad like myself. I don't mean to yell at you!!! But I am just a loud, energetic guy!! I tend to bark a lot when meeting new people or other doggos. I just have a lot to say, and have to voice my opinion and scope things out first. I think because of this, an apartment-type environment for me wouldn't be super ideal, I'm sure your neighbours won't think my singing voice is as pretty as I do! I'm an Underdog because I'm a very high energy boy, and like to voice my opinion. I'm looking for an understanding home, which my adoption fee is up to you!I am hoping for a home that can work on some proper training for me. I'm a bit of a wild child, but I'm a super fun guy! I also LOVE to be loved by my favourite people, and would love an active lifestyle where I will get lots of exercise and fun activities! It's best that I be the only dog in the home, I like all of the attention to be on me.I cannot wait for my new home!See Lutheran on Tiktok! https://tinyurl.com/swntbvkf
We'll also keep you updated on Tulsa's adoption status with email updates.
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Tulsa

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello, I'm Tulsa. I'm a sweet, friendly, and gentle soul. I might seem a little shy at first, but give me a moment, and I'll warm up to you. Sorry my pictures aren't the best, I may have been very nervous of the camera.I love cuddling, it's my favorite thing to do. When I'm not snuggling, I enjoy leisurely walks and quiet moments with my human friends. I've been told I have a calming presence, and I'm always ready to lend a paw when someone needs comfort. I'm looking for a forever home where I can share my love and companionship. Also a home with no cats please.Adopt me, and let's create beautiful memories together.
We'll also keep you updated on Timbit's adoption status with email updates.
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Timbit

Mixed Breed (Small) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Windsor, ON
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi there! I'm Timbit, your friendly neighborhood goofball. My life's a bit of a comedy, really. One day, I was chasing my tail - a game I invented, mind you - and the next, I found myself in this fun place they call a 'shelter'. How did I end up here? Well, I spotted a squirrel during my tail-chasing escapade, and you know how it is with us dogs and squirrels. Long story short, I followed it and got lost. But don't worry, I'm having a blast here, making new friends every day both human and dog! Speaking of squirrels, I'm pretty over the top around them. And rabbits, and any small critter that intrigues me. The humans here said I might need some work on this while on a walk, I know it's a normal dog thing, but just something for you to know about so we can do some training together! I also get a bit spooked with things that have wheels, like bikes, skateboarders, etc. They're just super unfamiliar to me and I don't know what they're intentions are.... But again, I'm willing to work on some of my quirks if you're willing to help! I am a super sweet, friendly, and loving boy. If you're looking for a buddy who can turn even the simplest things into a laugh riot, then I'm your guy. So, how about it? Adopt me and let's fill your home with laughter and love!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Detroit, Michigan

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Detroit, Michigan. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

Shelter

German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Michigan

Detroit, MI 48226

Pet Types: dogs

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Ratbone Rescues (MI Chapter)

Detroit, MI 48231

Pet Types: dogs

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River Rouge Animal Shelter

100 W. Pleasant St, River Rouge, MI 48218

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Home FurEver

Detroit, MI 48210

Pet Types: dogs

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Rebel Dogs Detroit

Detroit, MI 48202

Pet Types: dogs

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J9's Doberman & Bunny Rescue

Detroit, MI 48202

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Metro Area Animal Adoption Association

269 Walker St., #232, Detroit, MI 48207

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Michigan Humane - Detroit

7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Detroit Animal Care and Control

7401 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Windsor/Essex County Humane Society

1375 Provincial Road, Windsor, ON N8W 5V8

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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