Celebrating Over 10 Years as Detroit’s First No-Kill Shelter
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.
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.
Join us for our annual Woof Walk 5K benefitting Detroit Dog Rescue!
Come celebrate our annual Woof Walk, 80’s style! Dress in your favorite 80’s themed gear and help us raise funds for the dogs of Detroit!
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome – one per handler.
Kids 10 & Under are free!
Make a Donation
Your donation is vital to our mission to sustain the first no-kill shelter in the City of Detroit and aid in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of the abused, abandoned and homeless dogs.
Make your gift go further with a monthly recurring donation by following the link below.
Learn How to Volunteer
“There is a community of people surrounding DDR that is passionate about helping the dogs of Detroit, and also the people of Detroit, to be their best and thrive. I'm proud to be one small part of Detroit Dog Rescue!”Sarah CampbellFoster & Volunteer
Learn About Fostering
“When people say "I could never foster... I don't know how you do it!", we always say "Adopting is for the person, but fostering is for the dog." Of course, adopting doggos is great too. For us, every doggo that we foster, we know opens up a spot for another dog to be taken in from a bad situation. So instead of helping one doggo, we have helped as many as 10. Therefore, we have a different mind-set going into a foster situation. We know that our home is a stop on their journey to a forever home and that perspective makes it a rewarding process. We are so appreciative of DDR for all their assistance during our time fostering their doggos, especially the DDR care, adoption, and training staff.”R + KFosters