There are three parts to the Dog Aide mission- one is to provide emergency care to stray dogs of Detroit, providing local resources and daily care items, and community outreach to educate on responsible dog ownership. Dog Aide spends over 65 volunteer hours each week in the streets of Detroit educating the citizens about proper animal care and providing them with the resources to be great pet parents. We provide food, treats, straw, flea meds, heartworm preventative, along with medical care including free spay/ neuter and vaccinations. All this is possible because of wonderful donors like yourself. Thank you for allowing us to help the citizens with a hand up, not a hand out.
chasing bear - August 2014
While doing outreach we met Bear, who escaped from his family's yard that morning. We saw him running in the streets, with a 10-year-old in pursuit on bike and a 7-year-old on foot, struggling to keep up. We had a vehicle, which made it easier to keep Bear in sight, and after 30 minutes Bear finally ventured into a yard where volunteer Alysha was able to get a sliplead over his head.
The boys arrived within minutes to greet him! We gave poor Bear water since he was exhausted, and put him in the air conditioned car with us for the short ride. The boys led the way sharing one bike, and when we got there a huge group of family, friends and neighbor kids were waiting to welcome Bear home :)) We gave Bear a leash & collar, with his name & emergency number written on it in permanent ink; cut some burrs from his fur & gave him a good brushing; and shared about Dog Aide & what we do. They were all most grateful, and excited about getting Bear shots & neutered -- they called the hotline while we were there to sign up for our program.