June 2014 
Meet Dazy Mae


This girl was found wandering the streets of a nearby city when a fellow dog-lover rescued her.  After a few days of attempting to settle in, the other live-in dog decided she did not like having permanent company.  This issue ended with Dazy spending more and more time in a crate or an isolated room to avoid altercations from occurring.  Because of the hyper and energetic tendencies of her breed, this was not an ideal situation for her and you could see her personality changing because of it. 


That's when the woman called DDR.  Now Dazy is under our ownership where she gets daily walks, tons of play time, and even more TLC. 


Dazy Mae is a Boxer mix, is about 1 1/2 years old, is UTD on all vaccines, spayed and will be microchipped upon adoption.  She weighs about 67 pounds and could play tug-of-war all day long.  She's very smart and we have been practicing commands with her each day.  Also true to her breed, she loves being around people, would do great with kids. She should have a yard to run around in or an active family to help otherwise use her energy.  When it comes to other dogs, she is selective and can only really be determined at the time of meeting.  


To see photos and read about our other available adoptable dogs click here: DDR Adoptables


Donate Now 
A Letter from the Executive Director

Man, do I have some exciting news!!!! 


May 1st, YOU made it happen! The Calvin Cash Boarding Center is now open! The grand opening on

May 1st, brought tears to the many people involved in bringing this vision to light. Some of the special

invited guests were Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey, who was a guest speaker and doubled as our

guest Minister and blessed our building and the many dogs that will be temporarily housed there. Also in

attendance was State Representative Phil Cavanagh, and many others. Weeks into our opening we are

excited to report that everything is working out amazing! We have had no shortage of dogs, and are busy

at the center day & night! A huge shout out to YOU for believing in the vision, the mission, and for all of

the love and support you have bestowed upon us. In three years, we have been able to bring our mission

and vision to life with the help from all of you! A huge shout out goes to all of our volunteers that are there

everyday helping out, whether it's the walks, or cleaning out the kennels, or just playing with them in the

backyard, we couldn't do it without you! It's taken us a minute to establish a routine, and to understand

what it takes to run a successful center. A huge thanks to my DDR staff, who have kept us on track in our

infant stages. Their dedication to DDR continues to shine through with every day, every dog, and every

obstacle we've had to face, so thanks guys for sticking through it all.


A special thank you goes out to State Rep. Phil Cavanagh from the Tenth District, who brought a Special

Tribute to the attention of Lansing, with the signature of Governor Rick Snyder, recognizing Detroit Dog

Rescue as the first no-kill rescue center in the city of Detroit! This is a huge accomplishment, and with

your help we have been able to bring awareness to this growing problem. This makes it official!!! Thank



It's a must that I reach out to potential donors and long time supporters, that without your continued

support and donations we can't continue to give these dogs the fighting chance that we do. Whether it's

shots, heart worm preventative, spay/neuter, or just providing the essentials for a foster, your donations

make the difference in a dog's life. We at DDR can help you with your philanthropic wish that helps to

further our mission. We rely solely on your donations to help us bring awareness to the existing problem

of the homeless dog in Detroit. The success of Detroit Dog Rescue's mission depends on donors.Your

support is crucial and vitally important. Helping a community feels good! The more you give, the more

DDR can do.


We need your help to continue our efforts to house homeless dogs and give them a chance for a future

filled with love. There are many ways you can help our rescue. Adopt a DDR dog; donate money, time or

resources; foster; shop at the DDR store where a portion of the sales go toward the cost of feeding,

housing and providing medical care for the dogs. Just visit www.detroitdogrescue.com. Matching gifts are

an easy way to double the dollars you raise to support Detroit Dog Rescue. Many people don't realize that

their employers will match gifts made to DDR. In some cases, you can turn your $100 donation into $200

just by filling out a simple form. Check with your human resources department to see if your company offers matching gifts and then remind your friends who donate to DDR to do the same.


Should you wish to make a major contribution please contact Dianna Krajewski at diannaddr@gmail.com.

We have many events throughout the year that need sponsors, and you may be able to do more!!


Daniel "Hush" Carlisle

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