Daniel "Hush" Carlisle (Founder)
Rapper, producer, actor, and Detroit Music Award winner 2009, 2010. His music credits include “xXx2: State of the Union”, “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” & “The Contender”. Born and raised in Detroit, he has become an activist in the community dedicated to a better Detroit.
Approached by Monica Martino in 2010 to be a part of her Discovery series “A Dog’s Life”, he began to follow stray dogs in the city. Determined to help these animals, even after the show was shut down, he founded this site with Monica to bring awareness to this ongoing problem.
Monica Martino (Founder)
Emmy-nominated Executive Producer and Creator, she has produced multiple award-winning television series including, “Whale Wars,” “Deadliest Catch,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Who Do You Think You Are?”, "Oprah's Big Give," and “Storm Chasers.”
In 2010 she began following the stray dogs in Detroit, and created the Discovery Channel series “A Dog’s Life.” When the project was shut down by the city, she and Hush founded this site to try and help the dogs left behind.
Detroit Dog Rescue
P.O. Box 806119
Foster & adoption information line: (313) 458-8014
To report an abandoned, abused, or expired dog please call: (313) 458-8014
To inquire about volunteering, please email Kristina M. at:
Mission: To create a state-of-the-art, no kill animal shelter in Detroit.
Detroit Dog Rescue is focused on raising awareness for the plight of the forgotten, homeless and stray dogs of Detroit.
There are more than 50,000 homeless and stray dogs running loose on the streets of Detroit. With only twenty-three City of Detroit Animal Control Officers to perform rescue operations, nearly 90% of dogs picked up by the city are euthanized. With limited resources and funding allocations to humane animal rescue operations, Detroit Dog Rescue is a small group of highly committed individuals dedicated to help make a difference in the city, one dog at a time.
Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause. We also respond to calls to assist the Detroit Police Department, Highland Park Police Department, Hamtramck Police Department, Fire Departments, the City Administration, as well as hundreds of residents who have asked for our help.
Detroit Dog Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are tax exempt for your generous donations. Our EIN is 27-5299891 for your tax purposes. Detroit Dog Rescue's mission is to open the first no-kill shelter in Detroit, and we need your help.