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We’re down to the last two weeks of 2020 and it’s a great time to look back and realize, we never stopped.

When a pandemic hit, we asked partnering shelters what they needed, we rescued bottle puppies in the middle of the night and we loaded pregnant dogs from Detroit Animal Care + Control into our cars.

We supplied residents who lost their jobs with food so they could keep their own dogs and if they didn’t have transportation, we delivered it to their door.

We took in Heartworm positive dogs, dogs who needed amputations, sick dogs and even abandoned puppies.

We showed up for Detroit firefighters to help abandoned dogs at fire houses and lent helping hands to the Detroit Police Departments.

We were applauded by the Governor of Michigan and thanked by both, Gary Peters and John James.

Among some of the worst times, we decided it was time to grow and we started construction on our new, rehabilitated, bigger shelter.

Detroit Dog Rescue started during a foreclosure crisis, during a bankruptcy, when a lot of people said “it can’t be done”. We’ll continue our work, and as we look into the new year, we’ll also celebrate 10 years of rescuing Detroit dogs.

As we look to the new year we’ll also need your help. Please consider making your end of the year, tax-deductible gift to Detroit Dog Rescue, so we never have to stop, so we can keep going for them.

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.

Kristina Millman-Rinaldi

Kristina Millman-Rinaldi has been changing the face of animal welfare in Detroit for well over a decade. The nonprofit organization is Detroit’s first and only no-kill shelter, which finds homes for neglected dogs and animals who are victims of violent crimes. As Detroit Dog Rescue’s Executive Director, Kristina worked closely with Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan’s administration to create Detroit’s first animal welfare committee. This partnership resulted in new leadership and policies for the city’s municipal animal shelter. Detroit now works harder to find alternatives to euthanasia due to overpopulation, while focusing on public safety. Kristina has been a part of several documentaries, news stories, and reality shows highlighting Detroit’s stray dog epidemic and she has raised millions of dollars to fund initiatives that support animals, especially ones who are victims of violent crimes. In the past, Kristina has been the recipient of the Mackinac Humanitarian Award, Beaumont Hospital’s President Award for Community Giving, and has been named WDVD’s “Woman of the Year” for her ability to create solutions in underserved communities.