Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of delightful doggies 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.)
Mickey, Labrador retriever and hound mix
Mickey is a male Labrador retriever and hound mix staying at Home Fur-Ever.
Mickey is already vaccinated and neutered. Good news: He's already house-trained.
Notes from Mickey's caretakers:
Mickey is six years old. He's sweet, fun-loving and a ball of energy. He loves cuddles and treats and just being by your side. Mickey also loves going on walks but does not like it when other dogs approach; it makes him a little nervous. He likes to be outside in the nice weather but needs a privacy fence due to his great climbing skills. Mickey would do best in a home with no little kids and prefers to be the only animal because he's an alpha male. He's also a little afraid of the vacuum and hair dryer and will usually go to a quiet place and lay until you are done.
Read more about Mickey on Petfinder.
Marlow, shar-pei and chocolate Labrador retriever mix
Marlow is a male shar-pei and chocolate Labrador retriever mix being cared for at Home Fur-Ever.
Marlow is the life of the party — he loves other dogs. His vaccinations are up to date, and he is neutered. Marlow has mastered his house-training etiquette.
Notes from Marlow's caretakers:
Marlow is around one year old. He is a sweet dog; he loves to cuddle, loves attention and is learning how to play. He is very loyal and extremely protective. He seems to bond very easily to his owner and, as a result, becomes very protective. One-on-one attention is something Marlow desperately needs. He also seems to have some long-standing anxiety, possibly stemming from being abandoned. Crate-training has been tough, but he is getting better every day. Marlow doesn’t like to be left alone for any length of time; he needs someone who can devote a great deal of time and attention to making sure he adjusts safely and happily.
Read more about how to adopt Marlow on Petfinder.
Boombox, pit bull terrier
Boombox is a male pit bull terrier dog in the care of Rebel Dogs Detroit.
Boombox is a lovely family dog, and children will love him. Have no fear: He is already house-trained and vaccinated.
Here's what Boombox's friends at Rebel Dogs Detroit think of him:
Boombox is a gorgeous, regal pitbull, who came to us as a stray with a horrible skin infection. This has almost fully cleared up, and he is ready for adoption. Boombox has not been extensively dog- or cat-tested but appears to want to be the only pet in the household. He loves people and is always ready for some cuddle time. Boombox is a dog who can be calm in the house and is content with his own company.
Read more about Boombox on Petfinder.