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Make A Difference Rescue in Birmingham, Michigan serves the Metro Detroit area, including Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. They're a non-profit, no-kill, foster-based canine rescue formed to prevent abuse to animals.
Make A Difference Rescue assists in pulling pets from rural area shelters with high kill rates, and takes in abused, abandoned, and neglected animals.
Although Make A Difference Rescue is foster-based, animals are often available for viewing on Sundays at the following locations:
Please check directly with Make A Difference Rescue to see where's the best place to view an animal you’re interested in meeting.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Make A Difference Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Make A Difference Rescue is a foster-based organization. Here’s their adoption process:
Adoption fees at Make A Difference Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Make A Difference Rescue partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of homeless dogs. If the dog is over 6 months of age, spaying and neutering is performed by the rescue and at the rescue's cost
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.