HDDCR is an all-volunteer, 501c3 registered non-profit rescue that rescues dogs and cats in need throughout Michigan and beyond its borders, to Ohio and other states depending on the need. We pull from rural shelters where adoptions are few and kill rates are high. We focus on 'urgent' lists and those dogs and cats that are overlooked because they are unattractive, older or sick. We believe that every animal should have a second chance at a loving home; even if that loving home is in a hospice situation. We exist and rely solely on the generosity of our donors and our hardworking volunteers.
1. Submit Application
All applicants must complete an online Adoption Application found on our website, which is then reviewed by our vet check team and a vet check done if applicable.
2. Meet the Pet
A meet-n-greet should be arranged with the prospective adoptive family and foster animal applied for. All current pets must be included.
3. Home Check
Sometimes the meet-n-greet is combined with the home visit. The home visit is critical to make sure the foster animals is a good fit.
4. Sign Adoption Contract
When an adoption is a go, the adopters sign an Adoption Contract. The Contract may have addendums depending if the animal is spayed or not.
Our adoption process requires a completed Adoption Application, vet check, and home visit prior to adoption. If an adoption occurs there is an Adoption Contract the adopter will need to sign. If the animals is not fixed at the time of adoption, the Contract will contain a Spay/Neuter Agreement which details when the animal must be sterilized. A refundable spay/neuter deposit is also required at the time of adoption. We do not adopt our animals out on a first-come-first-served basis or do on-site adoptions. We strive to place our animals in an adoptive home that will best meet the animal's needs.