Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization based in Michigan dedicated to helping homeless animals, recently got a call that is all too common for animals rescuers during the winter months. The caller told the rescue team about a dog living outside in the freezing Michigan weather, all because the dog’s guardians refused to let her inside. Why would someone do that!?

The rescue team immediately went to the location and the guardian decided to surrender the dog. Look at that sweet face! She seems so thankful to her rescuer. 

Unbelievably, the dog had frostbitten paws from being left in the cold for so long! The rescue team got to her right in time, though, and she is now at their partner veterinarian office receiving care. 

While Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue focuses on homeless animals and they don’t usually take owner surrenders, the team couldn’t just leave this sweet brindle gal in the cold. Who knows how much longer she would have lasted!


We are confident this beautiful dog will find the new, warm home she deserves in no time once she recovers from the frostbite!

Please, don’t leave dogs or cats outdoors when the temperature drops. Dogs and cats get cold, and like humans, they can suffer from hypothermia or frostbite. If it is below freezing, keep walks short and consider a sweater or jacket for short-haired dogs – if they are comfortable wearing them. No matter what the temperature is, windchill can threaten a pet’s life. Exposed skin on noses, ears, and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage. For tips on winter safety for our furry friends, click here.

If you’d like to support your local shelter or rescue group as they help keep the animals in their care warm and dry, consider donating bedding and blankets! This will ensure the animals stay warm and cozy while they wait for their forever families. For more ways to help combat pet homelessness, click here.

If you’d like to donate towards Detroit Pit Crew Rescue and the important work they do for our furry friends, click here. And be sure to share this story as an important reminder about wintertime pet safety with your friends and family!

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