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Our Programs

We are constantly piloting new programs and brainstorming ways to help the animals of Detroit. We always want to hear your ideas on ways to help, whether it’s with adoptions, fosters, fundraising, community outreach, or beyond.



Come down to DACC any day of the week and you’ll see our volunteers hard at work walking dogs, socializing cats, doing laundry and dishes, or writing bios for animals to help them get adopted. Staff and volunteers work together and are one #teamDACC.


The best way to help shelter pets is to keep pets out of the shelter in the first place. We host free Pop-PUP clinics around town where we give out free microchips, free rabies vaccines, free city licenses, and more to Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck residents.


How do we let a dog or cat decompress before a big adoption event? How do we learn more about how an animal acts in a home? How do we treat heartworm disease? With fosters! For one night, one week, or one month, we have an innovative and flexible foster program.


The biggest line on our budget sheet is sterilization. A spayed or neutered animal is an animal ready to be adopted or transferred and live a longer and healthier life. We have paid out over $12,000 alone in sterilization just in 2018.