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Safe! Thanks to our memorandum of understanding with the City of Detroit, this little girl was just dropped off at our shelter with another dog, right off the animal control truck, without ever having to enter Detroit Animal Care.

At Detroit Dog Rescue she will receive the best care while we do a mandatory legal hold. We just took in two more dogs, which is keeping our kennels full, but we saved them!

Please help us by donating to her vet and intake care. We are doing everything we can to make this new MOU with the City of Detroit work and remain solution based in desperate times. This means more work for us, but we know we can do it for the dogs of Detroit.

This MOU helps to lessen the weight on the City of Detroit. We helped to create this MOU in order to keep dogs from going into the doors of animal control where they can become sick and overpopulated.

This does require additional funding and resources that we (DDR) must supply. Detroit Dog Rescue does not receive any funding from the City of Detroit or the State of Michigan. We provide a service to the residents at no cost to the city or state and have been doing so for 10 years.

This memorandum of understanding means we agree to take in dogs with unknown health and temperament issues. This will mean more heartworm cases, more behavior modification before adoption and more work. We’re willing to do it to save lives, but we need your help!

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today! Together, we can do this.

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.

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Detroit Dog Rescue

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.