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Detroit Dog Rescue

P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone (313) 458-8014
dogs at Detroit Dog Rescue

Areas Detroit Dog Rescue serves


Detroit Dog Rescue's adoption process


Submit Application

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



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


Meet the Pet

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


Sign Adoption Contract

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


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

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.

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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.

Detroit Dog Rescue's adopted pets

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