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Detroit Dog Rescue Adoption Program

So, you’re ready to adopt?

We’re so excited you’re interested in adopting a dog from Detroit Dog Rescue! The following information is requested so that we can assist you in the selection of your dog.

The following survey, and consultation with a Detroit Dog Rescue representative, is designed to help us determine the best possible fit for you and our rescue dogs. We do not place dogs on a first come, first served basis, and take special care placing dogs into homes where they will be able to thrive.

At this time, none of our dogs qualify for emotional support animals. We currently do not have a training program for emotional support or service dogs.

Make sure to check our Adoptable Dogs to find your perfect match!

Quick Facts

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
$325-$400 for puppies
$400 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.

**The $25 spay/neuter deposit will be returned to you upon certification that the dog has been altered.

Adoption Application

Please answer the following questionnaire to the best of your ability. If you are unsure what dog you are interested in and would like our team to guide you, please write in a short description of what you are looking for (size, breeds, temperaments).

Our adoption team will contact you within 10 business days to discuss your application.

Having issues submitting the form? Download the application PDF and email our Adoptions team at