It’s Dogust! Here are Some Doggone Good Animal Shelters

By: Scott Davis | August 12, 2020

Photo Courtesy of I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven.

Happy Dogust! Dogust 1st is the universal birthday for shelter dogs everywhere, and many dog shelters celebrate throughout the month of August.

In March we highlighted some local animal shelters and how they were handling the coronavirus pandemic. Since it’s Dogust and a lot has changed for these shelters, we decided to check back in with our furry friends and find out how people can continue to help!

I Heart Dogs and Rescue Animal Haven

I Heart Dogs and Rescue Animal Haven is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that rehabilitates and re-homes homeless dogs throughout Metro Detroit. The shelter relies on fundraising events to stay operational, which has made the last few months difficult, but the Metro Detroit community has stepped up in a major way. The shelter has been collecting bottles and cans throughout the community and has received an overwhelming amount of support. 

That support has also been shown through adoptions as the shelter has actually seen a 36% increase of adoptions over the past year. 476 animals have found their forever homes this year and you can find more information on adoptions, along with fundraisers, on their Facebook page.

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Detroit Dog Rescue

Detroit Dog Rescue aims to help the displaced dogs of Detroit find a loving home and has continued to do that throughout the pandemic. The shelter’s Facebook page is consistently updated with new fundraisers, including how you can donate to Detroit Dog Rescue when you shop at Kroger. There are also updates on current dogs and information on how you can adopt during this time.

Detroit Animal Care and Control

Detroit Animal Care and Control always helps stray Detroit dogs find loving homes, and that is especially true in these difficult times. Many dogs still need a home and the center has been open during the whole pandemic and will continue to help those who would like to foster or adopt a dog. The Detroit Animal Care and Control center is part of the City of Detroit’s Health Department and will provide updates on any policy changes on their website or Facebook page

Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society

The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is a non-profit animal shelter that helps more than 600 animals annually find their forever homes. Numbers of animals at the shelter are rising at this time with the shelter in need of donations and dog food. Their Facebook page always provides updates on their needs and recently-found dogs in the area.