ABOUT US

 

Since October of 2013, we are a Street Crew rescue whose goal is to rescue stray dogs that are injured, sick or that are in imminent danger and need immediate medical attention. DPC responds to emergency calls from animal loving Detroit residents, workers, DTE workers, Consumers workers, Detroit Police, Highland Park Police…. that see a stray dog in a life and death situation that are in desperate need of help.  Some of these dogs living on the streets have been hit by cars, used as bait from dog fighting, shot, burned, sick or emaciated. Almost every dog that we rescue has extensive medical issues and is extremely injured, which makes us a unique rescue.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue the “Stray Destitute Dogs of Detroit.

HOw WE DO IT

DPC responds to emergency calls from animal loving Detroit residents, workers, DTE workers, Consumers workers, Detroit Police and Highland Park Police that see a stray dog in a life and death situation that are in desperate need of our help. Some of these stray dogs living on the streets have been hit by cars, used as bait from dog fighting, shot, burned, sick or emaciated. Almost every stray dog that we rescue has extensive medical issues and is extremely injured, which makes us a unique rescue.

The first stop for every dog we rescue is the veterinary hospital where the dog is treated for their injuries and their health assessed. Once our rescued dogs are medically cleared, fully vetted, spayed/neutered then they are fostered to get them acclimated in a warm loving home environment. Then they are transferred to one of our many partner organizations to be adopted into a forever home.

DPC has no paid employees, just a small group of dedicated volunteers. We operate solely on donations, which enables us to rescue thousands of helpless dogs off the streets of Detroit. Our street crew covers the entire Detroit area, which is 139 square miles and is one of the most dangerous cities America. Everyday we rescue dogs out of horrible extreme conditions that are unfathomable to most people. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing these poor helpless dogs get off the streets and get into a safe, warm, happy forever home that they deserve. These dogs are getting a second chance in life, which is the reason our crew works hard seven days a week. But our awesome supporters are a huge part of saving these lives too. We couldn’t rescue without you

RESCUE PARTNERS

Due to of all the time that we must spend on the streets of Detroit rescuing and trapping the stray destitute, injured, and sick dogs. It is difficult to serve as a dog adoption organization too. So, in November of 2015, in an effort to find safe placement for all the dogs that we rescue, we partnered with some of the best shelters and rescues around the state of Michigan and beyond who were willing to accept our rescued dogs and arrange for adoptions.

We care about the long term well-being of our dogs. To determine who the best shelters were, we pulled every shelter report from the entire state and went through each one, picking only the shelters with the best records. We found that these shelters were happy to help us and were supportive of our efforts. We are continuing this effort to find more well-run shelters and rescues throughout Michigan to partner with to ensure that all of our dogs are in great hands getting the best care.

We are extremely happy about the immediate success of this project. Since the project began, “Straight Outta Detroit” has transferred many dogs to our shelter and rescue partners throughout the state of Michigan. If you are located in or around the state of Michigan or can provide safe transport to your location, please contact us to inquire about a partnership. Please be aware many of the dogs we rescue as bully breeds and therefore cannot travel to states or provinces with breed-specific legislation.

BECOME A RESCUE PARTNER

To become a rescue partner please contact Theresa Sumpter at 248.906.9022
or send us a message!

BOARD MEMBERS

Theresa Sumpter
Theresa Sumpter, Director
Mark Graham Board Member
Mark Graham, Treasurer
Eric Mccombs
Eric McCombs, Detroit Police Officer
Jim Sumpter
Jim Sumptar, Deputy Director
Brian Pylar
Brian Pylar, Eastpointe Animal Control P.O.
Rachael Koresky Board Member-min
Rachael Koresky, Secretary

Help us save more dogs

We need your help!

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing these poor helpless dogs get off the streets and get into a safe, warm, happy forever home that they deserve. 

These dogs are getting a second chance in life, which is the reason our crew works hard seven days a week. But our awesome supporters are a huge part of saving these lives too.  We couldn’t rescue without you!

 

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue (DPC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.