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Every day we get countless calls to help Michigan's homeless rottweilers but we don't have nearly enough foster homes to help even a fraction of these wonderful dogs. We desperately need your help. If you think you might like to join us by fostering a rescue rottweiler, please fill in our online foster home application.

Who We Are

Rottweiler Rescue of Michigan, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to find responsible, loving, life-time homes for rottweilers.

If you're interested in adopting one of these dogs please read the adoption policy and then fill in our online adoption application form. Before coming out to visit the dogs, please be sure you have thoroughly read getting started and our training tips section and our our great books section. There is also valuable information on our health page, particularly the section on pet foods.

We would like to enthusiastically thank our growing network of foster families. Their invaluable help and tireless dedication are the backbone of our rescue efforts enabling us to save even more dogs. If you think you might like to join us by fostering a rescue rott, please fill in our online foster home application.

Adopting a Rottweiler

We are always delighted to hear from people interested in giving one of these wonderful rottweilers a responsible, lifelong home. All family members are requested to visit our dogs available for adoption. Please allow at least an hour for your visit although you are welcome to stay longer. This helps to ensure the best possible match of dog and family. Please remember that rottweilers become deeply attached and devoted to their family. They were bred to share in all aspects of their family's daily life - being with you in your home and going with you when you go out. They thrive on being near you, a head or paw in your lap. If you feel you may not truly enjoy having a dog's constant companionship, enjoy having him sleep in your bedroom at night and share many of your activities by day, then you may be happier with a breed less oriented to human companionship.

We also prefer that our dogs go to homes with securely fenced yards. Whether you live in the city or in the country, no dog can safely be left to run 'free' without your direct supervision and control. The price of such 'freedom' is inevitably injury or death: from automobiles, from the Animal Shelter or from justifiably irate neighbors. Like other working breeds, rottweilers have an inherited instinct to herd. The unfenced country rottweiler will sooner or later discover the neighbor's livestock (sheep, cattle, horses, poultry). State law gives the livestock owner the legal right to kill any dog chasing or 'worrying' his stock or 'running' deer on his property. And livestock owners are quick to act on this right. The unfenced city rottweiler may exercise his herding instinct on joggers, bicyclists, and automobiles. An unfenced rottweiler is always destined for disaster.

If you feel you are interested in adopting a rottweiler, we'd love to hear from you. Please fill out and submit our our online adoption application.


As a private, non-profit organization, we receive no government funding and depend solely on contributions made by caring and generous rottweiler lovers. All donations are fully tax-deductible. It is your donations that enable us to foster unwanted pets until we can find them new homes; provide medical care for sick and injured animals; and subsidize low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for rottweilers within the community so that we can continue to battle the overpopulation problem. No gift is too small, but the value of saving a rottweiler's life is priceless.

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Need Help Placing your Rottweiler?

In addition to the rottweilers we have available for adoption, we are also happy to provide a referral service for people who, for one reason or another, are forced to give up their pets. If you're interested in utilizing our referral service we'd be pleased to put your dog's picture and story on our site to help them get the best home possible.

Thanks for visiting our rottweilers. The site is updated as new dogs
become available so please check back frequently. While you are here
enjoy our pages of A Rott's Prayer; starting out with your new rott;
important topics on health care; animal welfare links; rott rescue links;
adoption policy and contract; adoption application; and how to contact us.
Thinking about breeding your rott? Please read The ABC's of Rescue.
Please check out our new sections on kind training and great books.
If you would like to help we always need foster homes and donations.

Rottweiler Rescue of Michigan, Inc.

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