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.
On March 12, 2012 DDR was contacted by the Detroit Police Department in hopes that we would rescue a ‘pregnant pit bull’ that was acquired during a drug raid. Upon arriving to the home, we were surprised when DPD officers had found a second dog, this time chained in the garage in poor shape, living in […]
Upon filling a DDR merchandise order to a military base, we received an email with the following heartwarming photos and message. “I’m writing today to give you my thanks for all you do for the dogs of Detroit. Attached you will find 3 photos of a military working dog named Adar. He is currently with […]
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 […]
We so remember Stella. This girl when we rescued her was a submissive belly crawler. You would call her name to come to you, and down she went and army crawled all the way to you just wagging her tail. Her family sent some photos and wanted to let us know how she is doing […]
We love getting updates on dogs we have adopted out. Nothing recharges our spirits more than seeing love and attention accepted by a once forgotten soul. Duke is living the life, he is camping, swimming, and loving his life the way it was always supposed to be. It’s pretty obvious by the photos his family […]
A few months back a dog was surrendered to us with the worst case of mange our organization has seen to date. Hairy, from the start had a very sweet personality regardless of his conditions. Hairy’s mange covered his entire body, so until he was medically cleared we were unable to put him on the […]