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Mission of the Detroit Dog Rescue:

In 2014 Detroit Dog Rescue opened the first and only NO-KILL shelter in the city of Detroit. Since achieving that goal, we are now helping the city of Detroit become the NO-KILL city we know it can be. We are helping to achieve this through: advocating for alternatives to euthanasia, proper pet care education, low cost spay and neutering programs, as well as, assisting low income families with pet food and medical resources.

There is an overwhelming amount of stray dogs running loose in the streets of Detroit, and only 23 animal care workers to rescue them.  Over 90% of dogs picked up in Detroit are euthanized.  There are simply not enough resources, funding, rescue workers, foster homes or people who are willing to adopt. Detroit Dog Rescue was born in February 2011 after the City of Detroit refused to allow access to a network television series that would have documented the lives of dogs trying to survive in an urban environment. There is a stray dog epidemic in the city, just as there is in many cities across the United States that have had to deal with economic decline, dwindling populations and abandoned buildings. If other animal lovers around the world could see what we see on the streets of Detroit every day, we know that they would help us make a difference in this city, one dog at a time.

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  • Clay
    Clay

    Breed: Shepherd/ Terrier Mix Gender: Male/Neutered Age: Under two years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Dogs? Clay is still a pup and is interested in meeting new friends. Medical:Up to date on all vaccinations. Comments: Clay is a volunteer favorite and loves meeting new people. To set up a meet and greet […]

  • Winter
    Winter

    Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female/Spayed Age: 2 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older children who can respect her space and face Good with Cats: I’m a little too curious Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee: $250 COMMENTS: Winter came to us as a trauma case from the City of […]

  • Captain
    Captain

    Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Male/Neutered Age: 3 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Good with other Dogs: Yes, most dogs his size COMMENTS: Captain is going through Heartworm treatment and needs a quiet place to rest with no other animals at this time. Captain is good with dogs his size. If […]

  • Cleo
    Cleo

    Breed: Boxer/Pit Mix Gender: Female Age: 10 months old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: OK Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $300

  • Pumpkin
    Pumpkin

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix Gender: Female Age: 2 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Yes Good with Cats: A little too curious Good with other Dogs: Some Adoption Fee $250 Comments: Pumpkins is a great dog who loves to learn and please her family!

  • Billium
    Billium

    Breed: Shepherd/Hound/Pit Mix Gender: Male Age: 7 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Dog selective Adoption Fee $250 Comments: Billium is a senior dog looking for his forever home. Even though he prefers to be the only dog in the […]

  • Leona
    Leona

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix Gender: Female Age: 4 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $250 Comments: Leona came to us with several lacerations on her face and body.  We soon learned that Leona was one of the […]

  • Moo
    Moo

    Breed: Bulldog/Pit Mix Gender: Female Spayed Age: 2 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older children Good with Cats: May be too curious Good with other Dogs: Good with most dogs Adoption Fee $250 Look at Moo!! She couldn’t be happier to be medically cleared and searching for her forever home! […]

  • Jane
    Jane

    Jane is a six year old Golden Retriever/ Shepherd mix who came to Detroit Dog Rescue during the Polar Vortex of 2014. She was literally freezing to death. Today, she’s come so far and is finally in foster care with volunteer Beth and her teenage son. While in foster care, Jane is learning about manners […]

  • Apricot
    Apricot

    Apricot is a beautiful Vizsla/Pit mix that she is not in doggy daycare and must be only dog in the home. This one year old loves to play with friends, does well playing with balls and toys and loves everyone she meets. Apricot is about 60lbs of pure love. To set up a meet and […]

  • Ladybug
    Ladybug

    Breed: Bulldog/Pit Mix Gender: Female Age: 3 years Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children:  Good with Cats: A little too curious. Good with other Dogs: Talk to one of our adoption associates. Adoption Fee $250 Comments:

  • Griggs
    Griggs

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix Gender: Male/ Neutered Age: 5 years old Size: Medium/Large Activity Level: Medium/High Good with Children: Likes friends 14 and over, because of high energy Good with Cats: No Good with other Dogs: Prefers to be the only pet. Adoption Fee $200 Comments: Griggs needs a chance! He was found in an […]

  • Frankie
    Frankie

    Breed: Rottweiler Gender: Male/Neutered Age: 3 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: No, because I do not like to share my food Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $250 COMMENTS: Needs training with food aggression

  • Silver
    Silver

    Breed: Shepherd Mix Gender: Female Age: 2 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: High Good with Children: Older children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Yes Adoption Fee $250 Comments: Silver is a young shepherd who is eager to learn.  She is doing well at the shelter and is easily makes new […]

  • Hercules
    Hercules

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix Gender: Male/Neutered Age: 3 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older children because I need work on my manners Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: I’d prefer to be the only dog Adoption Fee: $250 Hercules came to us as a stray off of […]

  • Justin
    Justin

    Breed: Lab/Pit Mix Gender: Male Neutered Age: 2 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older children because he may be shy at first Good with Cats: Too curious for little furry friends Good with other Dogs: Prefers females Adoption Fee $250 Justin may be shy at first, but this wiggle butt […]

  • Olivia
    Olivia

    Breed: American Bulldog Gender: Female/Spayed Age: 2 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: I’m great with children who know how to be gentle Good with other Dogs: I like to be the only pet in my home.

  • Pogo
    Pogo

    Breed: American Bulldog Mix Gender: Male Age: 8 years Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Must be only dog Adoption Fee $250 Comments: Pogo came to us as an owner surrender. He is looking for his forever home or a foster. He […]

  • Waffles
    Waffles

    Breed: Shepherd/Pit Mix Gender: Male/Neutered Age: 1 year old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older children Good with Cats: I am too curious for cats Good with other Dogs: Prefers female dogs Adoption Fee $250 Waffles is still learning how to be OK with people, so he may be shy at first, […]

  • Charlie
    Charlie

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix Gender: Male Age: 3 years old Size: Large Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $250

  • Sahara
    Sahara

    Breed: German Shepherd/Pit Bull Gender: Female/ Spayed Age: 3 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: I prefer mature friends Good with Cats: Unknown/Unlikely. I’m too curious and like to chase. Good with other Dogs: Can be dog selective. Adoption Fee $250 To find out more about me, set up a meet […]

  • Devon
    Devon

    Devon is DARLING and she’s a volunteer favorite! Devon is a 1.5 year old Pit Bull mix who enjoys playing with most dogs, but is too curious to live with cats. Devon loves walks, swimming and hiking. So, if you have an active household, Devon is the dog for you! However, make no mistake this […]

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female/ Spayed Age: 3 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: I like to make new friends as long as they can be gentle Good with Cats: I’m a little too curious. Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $250 COMMENTS: Bonnie was rescued from a backyard breeder […]

  • Deaf Dog Finds Home
    Deaf Dog Finds Home

    In the spring of 2015, we received a call about a litter of fifteen week old puppies running on a piece of property in Detroit. The owner, who was a suspected backyard breeder and self proclaimed drug dealer, explained that he had no means to care for the puppies and didn’t want them anymore. Detroit […]

  • Chester
    Chester

    Breed: Bulldog Mix Gender: Male Age: 4 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Prefers to be only dog Adoption Fee $250

  • Boss
    Boss

    Breed: Shepherd Mix Gender: Male Age: 3 years old Size: Large Activity Level: High Good with Children: Older Children Good with Cats: Too curious Good with other Dogs: Yes – bigger dogs Adoption Fee $250

  • Polly
    Polly

    Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female/ Spayed Age: 2 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: I have a lot of energy that might be too much for small friends. Good with Cats: Unknown/Unlikely. I’m too curious and like to chase. Good with other Dogs: Can be dog selective. Adoption Fee $250 I’m […]

  • Ralphie
    Ralphie

    Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Male/Neutered Age: 3 years old Size: Medium Activity Level: Medium Good with Children: I like to make new friends as long as they can be gentle Good with Cats: I’m a little too curious. Good with other Dogs: Most Adoption Fee $250

  • Chunk
    Chunk

    Everyone loves Chunk! This Shepherd mix with his missing ears and tail has had a rough life, but that hasn’t dulled his spirit. Chunk just wants a second chance at forever, could that be with you? This 2 year old does well with most dogs, but has not been temperament tested with cats. To meet […]

  • FOX 2 – 25 Dogs Removed from 2 Homes in Detroit
    FOX 2 – 25 Dogs Removed from 2 Homes in Detroit

    DETROIT (WJBK) – Dozens of dogs were stuffed in kennels and locked in rooms at two homes on Ewers on Detroit’s southwest side. Rescue organizations took 25 dogs, most of them pit bulls, out of the houses Wednesday night.”You could smell the urine and the feces,” said Hush with Detroit Dog Rescue. […] View the […]

  • FOX 2 – Dog Fighting in Detroit
    FOX 2 – Dog Fighting in Detroit

    […] There is an estimate of thousands and thousands of dogs on the streets. Detroit has a real problem. But one man is doing his part to give these dogs a chance. Hush is a local rapper and head of the Detroit Dog Rescue. His mission is to capture the thousands of stray dogs in […]

  • FOX 2 – 3 Dogs Shot, 2 Killed, in Detroit Neighborhood
    FOX 2 – 3 Dogs Shot, 2 Killed, in Detroit Neighborhood

    […] teenagers with guns shot the dogs for no reason. […] The family didn’t know where else to turn, so we called Detroit Dog Rescue and they came to the rescue, checking out Mellow’s injuries. […] View the full story at MyFoxDETROIT.com

  • CNN – ‘Top Dog’ Rapper Works to Save Dogs
    CNN – ‘Top Dog’ Rapper Works to Save Dogs

    Daniel “Hush” Carlisle and Monica Martino talk to CNN’s Randi Kaye about the organization. View the full story at CNN.com

  • Ace’s Story
    Ace’s Story

    On Friday, November 4, DDR received a number of emails and Facebook posts pleading with us to help a dog that had wandered into an Ace Hardware store on E. McNichols in Detroit looking for warmth. There was a heartbreaking photo of a dog cowering in the lobby, skinny and emaciated. It must have hurt […]

  • Doggone Good Deed for Animal Rescue Group
    Doggone Good Deed for Animal Rescue Group

    A group of Daily Tribune and Macomb Daily employees was dogged in its effort to help out some canine neighbors. Inspired by a video that depicted the plight of some 50,000 stray dogs roaming the streets and neighborhoods of Detroit, the employees banded together. Nearly a month later, the workers are about to turn over […]

  • Detroit Says No to Stray-Dog Documentary on Discovery Channel
    Detroit Says No to Stray-Dog Documentary on Discovery Channel

    DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Dave Bing’s office has denied a Discovery Channel request to chronicle the lives of stray dogs in Detroit by filming them and attaching small cameras to the animals. Film office chief Sommer Woods tells The Detroit Free Press for a story Thursday that the city’s job is to capture strays which […]

  • DDR Low Cost Vacination Clinic 6-8-2013
    DDR Low Cost Vacination Clinic 6-8-2013

    Detroit Dog Rescue would like to thank everyone who came out to take advantage of the Low Cost Vaccination Clinic 6-8-2013. DDR’s amazing volunteers, the staff at Detroit K9 Pet Supplies & the WCCCD Veterinary Technology & Paws & Claws staff did an amazing job coordinating & seeing this event through to a successful turn […]

  • Mellow
    Mellow

    Our fighter against ALL odds! DDR was called to the rescue of poor Mellow who was shot 4 times and left for dead. He is the sole survivor of a shooting rampage on 3 dogs. Sadly his two siblings didn’t survive. A bullet was removed from his throat and fragments remain in his sinus cavity […]