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We are thrilled to announce that the new Detroit Dog Rescue shelter, located on the west side of Detroit, has officially passed inspection and is certified by The State of Michigan!

What does this mean? We are moving in to our brand new shelter. Please be patient as we immediately begin our moving processes which will be done in three phases through April.

What does this mean for our current shelter and operations? We will have MORE good news that will positively impact residents and their pets soon.

The State of Michigan was so impressed with the new shelter YOU helped us create that they want to bring back field supervisors to show just how sheltering in Michigan can be done. We are overjoyed by completing this project and having such high approval ratings from the City of Detroit and State of Michigan.

How can you help? We’ll be scheduling and accepting new volunteers in June once we learn our new systems and operations – we can’t wait to guide you along on all of our future rescues!

From the bottom of our hearts, we hope you feel the wait for this beautiful facility was worth it and we thank YOU for getting so many dogs closer to home with Detroit Dog Rescue and our no-kill mission.

Keep our new home going by becoming a recurring, monthly donor here

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Keep our new cupboard stocked with food for when the dogs arrive by donating $5 today through our Venmo. All donations are being matched by The Peppler Agency today.

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Want to help make a difference?

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.

Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue is Detroit's first no-kill shelter. Founded in February 2011, DDR helps between 80 to 120 dogs at any given time. Our rescue is known for taking animals in trouble that most regard as unadoptable and investing the time and training needed to rehabilitate and re-home these dogs. Detroit Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and holds a Platinum Award of Transparency through GuideStar.