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These Detroit-based doggies are up for adoption and in need of a good home

Photos: Petfinder
Photos: Petfinder


Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Detroit, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Sky, Coton de Tulear

Sky is a male Coton de Tulear dog staying at Rebel Dogs Detroit.

Sky is a social butterfly; he'll get along great with children, cats and dogs. His vaccinations are up to date. Fear not: Sky is already house-trained.

From Sky's current caretaker:

Sky came to us as an owner surrender. He was very matted and needed a full shave down. Sky likes walks and older children. He will prefer to live with more submissive dogs, as he can be a little bossy at times. He allows himself to be lifted but doesn't like to be startled. Sky is ready to go to a home as a foster to adopt - he needs to finish his medical care prior to adoption. 

Deli, Catahoula leopard dog and pit bull terrier mix

Deli is a female Catahoula leopard dog and pit bull terrier mix currently housed at Rebel Dogs Detroit.

Deli is happy to keep company with other dogs. She's already house-trained. She's spayed and vaccinated.

Notes from Deli's caretakers:

When Deli came to us as a stray, we were very hopeful her owner would contact us, given she came with a harness clipped on. Sadly, that didn't happen, so she is now ready for a home. Deli is a sweetheart who loves toys, keeps her room nice and clean and exhibits great play language towards other dogs. She was shy at first when she came to us but warmed up to be a goofball. There is a lot of fun in this one, a particularly soft and beautiful little package. 

Apply to adopt Deli today at Petfinder.

Roberta, yellow Labrador retriever and Rhodesian ridgeback mix

Roberta is a charming female yellow Labrador retriever and Rhodesian ridgeback mix staying at Rebel Dogs Detroit.

Roberta is the perfect family dog, and children will love her. Her vaccinations are up to date. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Notes from Roberta's caretakers:

Roberta is incredibly athletic. She is most likely to thrive in a home that shares her athletic aspirations; teach this girl to play Frisbee and back stalls, and she will love you forever. Due to hormones, we have not completed her dog assessment, but she appears not reactive on the leash. She's been through a lot and deserves a loving home with some attention.

Read more about how to adopt Roberta on Petfinder.

Olaf, pit bull terrier

Olaf is a male pit bull terrier dog being kept at Rebel Dogs Detroit.

Olaf is neutered, and he has had all his shots. Olaf is a special needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.

From Olaf's current caretaker:

Olaf came to us as a stray with big pustules from a skin infection all over his body. This took a while to resolve. He is still very very skinny, heartworm-positive and deaf. He is scared of the dark and has a limited understanding of human society. Olaf is very friendly and always excited to see you. He knows a few hand signs ( 'yes', 'no', 'sit' and 'paw'). He is interested in learning more and has good eye contact. Olaf likes to be outside and enjoys himself a lot when he is in the yard. He can walk on the leash decently (after one minute of over-excitement). 

Read more about Olaf on Petfinder.

Debo, pit bull terrier mix

Debo is a male pit bull terrier mix being cared for at Michigan Humane Society - Detroit Center for Animal Care.

Debo has already been neutered.

Notes from Debo's caretakers:

Debo is shy and unsure of new situations. He tends to not want to rush in when meeting new people. He would do well in a low-key home with pet parents who are patient with getting to know him and allow him to adjust to new situations. Quick movements and noises startle Debo. He may not be a good fit for children and does not enjoy playing with the dogs here. Debo may prefer to be the only dog in your home.

Read more about Debo on Petfinder.


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