What is your adoption process?
First you’re going to want to fill out an adoption application, you can find that on our website or click HERE.
We will contact you within a week if we have a match for you, or, if the dog you chose is already a perfect match. The application will ask you to choose three DDR dogs, the more dogs you choose, the easier it will be to match you with the right dog.
From there, we will review your application and conduct a phone interview, as well as, set up a time to visit you for a home check. When you pass a home check, we then bring the dog to your home for a meet and greet. If you are a fit for the dog, and the dog is a fit for you, then you’re offered an adoption contract! Congratulations!
How can I see your adoptable dogs?
Can I come to the shelter to adopt a dog?
What is the fee to adopt?
All fees include: age appropriate vaccinations, spay or neuter, Heartworm test and each dog is medically cleared for adoption! The average dog cost Detroit Dog Rescue $753 or more in basic care.
Puppies adopted out under 12 weeks come with a special spay or neuter contract. Our adoption associate can provide you with more information.
Do you adopt out of state?
How can I foster?
Fosters must live in the state of Michigan and puppy fosters must live in the metro Detroit area close to our veterinarians, since puppies require more care. The first step is to fill out a foster application on our website or click here HERE. Once we have a match for you our foster associates will be in touch! Detroit Dog Rescue provides our fosters with all the medical care, supplies, toys and most of the time food. All you need to do is provide a dog with love and occasional transportation to medical appointments and adoption events.
How do I volunteer?
All volunteers must be 18 years old or older. Right now, we have several openings for kennel attendants. Kennel attendants must commit to one shift per week, for 12 consecutive weeks. Kennel attendants must also be in good health and be able to lift over 40lbs. All volunteers must be willing and able to work with large breeds, especially bully breeds.
You can fill out a volunteer application and learn about our available hours on our website or by clicking HERE.
If you’re looking to volunteer for events please email us at DetroitDogRescue@gmail.com and tell us about your experience and how you can help! Individuals looking to volunteer at adoption events, must first volunteer as an attendant in our kennels for at least 12 weeks.
What supplies do you need and where can I drop it off?
How can I make a donation?
Don’t want to donate online? That’s ok! Checks can be written out to DETROIT DOG RESCUE and mailed to:
Detroit Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 806119
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
How can I surrender or report a dog?
If you are in need of assistance for your pet you can also email us at DetroitDogRescue@gmail.com.
When surrendering a dog, it’s always best to provide us with as much information as you can about the dog and include a picture.
When reporting a stray or when reposting an abuse or neglect case, it’s always important to provide the closest address, cross streets and detailed description of the dog.