Celebrating Over a Decade 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.
Adoption Event – February 24th, 2024 11am-2pm
Orchard Mall 6445 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Adoption Event – March 2nd, 2024 11am-2pm
City of Cars 1695 Stutz Dr, Troy, MI 48084
Adoption Event – May 18th, 2024 2pm-6pm
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201
Pups & Brew – May 25th, 2024 6pm-10pm
Motor City Brewing 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
Pups & Brew – June 13th, 2024 4pm-8pm
Detroit Fleat 1820 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Pups & Brew – June 29th, 2024 1pm-4pm
The Congregation 9321 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206
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