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River Rouge Animal Shelter

100 W. Pleasant St
River Rouge, MI 48218

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the animals of the River Rouge Animal Shelter, in hopes of either reuniting them with their owners or finding new homes or rescues for them. We are blessed with some truly AWESOME animals which land at the shelter typically through no fault of their own. We intake many strays, as well as owner surrenders. Most common reasons for surrender are "No time for pet, moving, or new baby." We have an adoption application that must be filled out, and request your current vet info in hopes that our animals find their FOREVER happy, healthy home.



The new and improved shelter is now very rescue friendly, but we are SMALL, and are not able to house too many animals. We do our best to network them in hopes of finding suitable adopters or rescues. However, RRAS is a municipal shelter serving both River Rouge and Ecorse, Michigan. If our shelter fills up, then

Adoption Policy

Our adoption fees vary from $25 to $100. We require a $25 deposit for spay/neuter.  We require an application for our animals and strive to place them with the person/family best suited for the animal.

We are a small municipal shelter which depends heavily on a small volunteer group, so hours are limited. Visitors and potential adopters are welcome from 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday-Saturday.  If you would like to meet one of our animals listed at a time other than what is listed, please call 313-205-1732 to try to arrange a time that will work for you. If there is no answer, PLEASE leave a message. We are rescue friendly!

  • day hours
    Monday 10:00am-1:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm
    Friday 10:00am-1:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am-noon
    Sunday None
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