Who Is Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control?

The short answer is YOU! Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control (FoDACC) runs the volunteer program at Detroit Animal Care and Control. We assist the city shelter in this very vital way by managing, recruiting, and training volunteers so that you can help the shelter in the most effective way possible. We host volunteer orientations, large-scale volunteer events, serve as a direct contact for volunteers with questions or concerns, and provide volunteer T-shirts so you can do it all while looking good. There's a reason why we put #TeamDACC on those shirts--because the shelter staff and this supportive volunteer group are one team, and we're all here for the betterment of the homeless animals in Detroit. But what else do we do? See below for more detail on our three-pronged approach.

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Fundraising

Bob Marley said, "Money can't buy life," but he never visited our shelter. FoDACC raises money to sterilize and microchip dogs so they can be put up for adoption. We provide adopters with collars, leashes, and literature so they can be the best owners possible. We provide enrichment items for the dogs still in the shelter. And it all costs money.

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ADOPTIONS

We'd be lying if we said this wasn't our favorite part. FoDACC supplements the shelter's adoption program by taking dogs offsite to large and small events throughout the year to find forever homes for our Detroit Specials. We participate in BISSELL's Empty the Shelters, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, weekends at City Bark Detroit, and more. 

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FOSTERS

From Couch Surfers to heartworm positive dogs and everything in between, we play host to dogs from the shelter who need some time to decompress, come out of their shell, recover, or just learn how to be part of a family. The more we learn about how a dog acts when in a home environment, the better equipped we are to find the perfect home.

Volunteering is the thread thinking all of our programs together, and we wouldn't be successful at fundraising, doing adoptions, or hosting fosters without your support. Friends of DACC is committed to being a cooperative community where the dogs and cats come first. In fact, it's what has attracted many of our supporters to us. If you have any questions or concerns, or are eager to come in and get started, please email us at volunteer@friendsofdacc.org.