Our wish is that every rottweiler have a loving and nurturing life-time home. Towards that end we are staunch supporters of spay and neuter until such time as no rottweiler will ever be exploited because they are so plentiful. This site is brimming with educational material. Please make yourself at home and visit often.
If you'd like to adopt one of the dogs showcased on this page, please first read our adoption policy and contract and then fill in the online adoption application. To help ensure a smooth transition, before arriving to meet the dogs, please thoroughly read starting out right! and the training and books pages. There is valuable information on the health page, particularly the sections on the dangers of overvaccination and pet foods.
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In addition to the dogs we have available for adoption, we are happy to provide a referral service for people who, for one reason or another, are forced to give up their pets. Since these dogs are not with us we have not personally provided their veterinary care but can share with you the information we have been given by their current owners.
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.
Buddy is one of the most wonderful rottweilers we've met. He's a kind, gentle, loving, affectionate, loyal, faithful, easy going two year old who wants to please. Buddy's 80 year old owner was moved from his home to assisted living and whoever moved him, family members or social services, put Buddy outside and left him there! Alone. In these bitter below zero temperatures. We don't know how long it was before a neighbor noticed Buddy's plight and called animal control. The officer was so impressed with Buddy's temperament she called us as she wanted to ensure Buddy would not have to be put to sleep because of shelter overcrowding. Buddy continues to impress everyone he meets! His foster mom adores him and says he is an incredibly well behaved boy. Buddy loves children and is a very easy dog to live with and to love. He will be the perfect addition to your loving family.
To adopt Buddy please email email@example.com for an application.
Kracken, 3 years old who came in with Max, has never known what it's like to be a member of a kind, loving family. We first learned about them when we were contacted by a local petfood bank who told us their owner "had fallen on EXTREMELY hard times and cannot keep his rottweilers. He has no electricity in his current home and can no longer care for his dogs. At one time or another they were living out of his car, but even that has broken down". After speaking with the owner we learned things were quite a bit worse. He used to live in Florida where the dogs were kept on chains in the yard. After moving to Michigan the dogs were allowed in the house to sleep in bed with him and keep him warm since he had no electricity. We also found out the owner was cited for leaving the dogs alone for weeks at a time with no food or water. Their foster mom describes Kracken and Max as "very loving and gentle" and tells us "I absolutely love these dogs. If I didn't have a full house, I'd keep, hard to say which one!" Kracken loves to chase balls and play 'keep away', but will happily plop down at your feet for hugs and belly rubs. Kracken is a smart fellow who loves learning new things, his foster mom has already taught him to 'sit' beautifully! Kracken weighs approximately 110 pounds so would do best in a home with children over 6 that he can't knock down. Kracken was raised with Max and they are best friends but other than Max he prefers to live with larger female dogs and no cats.
If you're interested in adopting Kracken by himself, or Kracken and Max together, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application.
Max, 8 years old who came with Kracken, has never known what it's like to be a member of a kind, loving family. We first learned about them when we were contacted by a local petfood bank who told us their owner "had fallen on EXTREMELY hard times and cannot keep his rottweilers. He has no electricity in his current home and can no longer care for his dogs. At one time or another they were living out of his car, but even that has broken down". After speaking with the owner we learned things were quite a bit worse. He used to live in Florida where the dogs were kept on chains in the yard. After moving to Michigan the dogs were allowed in the house to sleep in bed with him and keep him warm since he had no electricity. We also found out the owner was cited for leaving the dogs alone for weeks at a time with no food or water. While still in Florida, when Maximillian was only several months old, he was struck by lightening while on his chain. Although he miraculously survived, he is partially sighted. He can still get around however and their foster mom describes Max and Kracken as "very loving and gentle" and tells us "I absolutely love these dogs. If I didn't have a full house, I'd keep, hard to say which one!" Max is super-affectionate and still very playful for a senior dog. He has really blossomed with his foster mom and smiles all the time! Max and Kracken were raised together and love each other, with Max occasionally using Kracken as a seeing-eye dog, but other than Kracken he would do best in a home with larger female dogs and no cats. Because of his vision problems, older children would be better so they don't bump into him. Max would be a wonderful companion for a family who wants a loving, affectionate fellow to snuggle with.
If you're interested in adopting Max by himself, or Max and Kracken together, please email email@example.com for an adoption application.
Bruno is a 3 year old, 125 pound, purebred Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog who was turned into the shelter because his owner could no longer afford to care for him. This big fellow is unbelievably sweet, calm, well mannered and a true pleasure to be around. He's a very kind and gentle dog who will let anyone take food, bones, toys out of his mouth with no problem. Bruno loves to ride in the car, very calmly looking out the window. He especially loves going for long walks and playing with his frisbee, with his balls and with the hose spray! Bruno's a very good boy in the house - housebroken and completely nondestructive and he would never think of digging holes in the yard or chewing your landscaping. Bruno is a very affectionate, people oriented dog who wants to be right by you. Bruno is looking for a special family - with no other pets - to love, to play with, and to share the rest of his life with.
To adopt Bruno please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Zola is a beautiful 2 year old rottweiler who loves children more than anything in the world. She's great with other dogs and loves to play with them and will not hurt cats, although she does likes to play with them not realizing there's a size difference! This exceptional girl was turned into the shelter because her owners had too many dogs. She is housebroken, well trained, and would never think of chewing anything in your home or digging in your yard. Zola loves to go on car rides so much that her foster mom, who works for a vet, frequently takes Zola to work with her to spend the day! Zola is a wonderful dog with a strong sense of responsibility. She is ready to become your family's best friend for life.
To adopt Zola please email email@example.com for an application.
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