Our Mission: Respect The Dog

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Secondhand Mutts Provides Shelter


We provide shelter for our dogs in loving, committed, foster homes as well as at The Mutt Hutt daycare and boarding facility.

Secondhand Mutts Socializes Their Dogs


Our dogs are socialized in a cage-free daycare environment. This environment provides mental, and physical stimulation allowing our dogs to learn positive behaviors from other balanced dogs and human pack leaders.

Secondhand Mutts Secures Vet Care

Vet Care

Prior to being adopted into a forever home, our dogs receive a full health screen, spay or neuter, vaccinations, heartworm testing, as well as flea and heartworm preventative. We are 100% committed to any dog who arrives needed special veterinary care and treatments.

Secondhand Mutts Finds Forever Homes


We carefully screen all applicants to insure our dogs are adopted into their final forever home. Individuals and families applying for our dogs are interviewed in person and references are checked during the adoption process. Check out our Mutt Match Application for adoptive families.


We Need Homes

More about all our Adoptables



Pitbull Mix, Male, Kids OK!

Kriss Kringle is a 6 month old pitbull terrier mix. He was picked up stray with an injury and taken to a local vet clinic.

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Doberman Pinscher, Male, Kids OK

Weasel is a perfect gentleman in the house. He loves kids and is an excellent companion for a family with small children (which isn’t always the case with this breed). Weasel does have a strong prey drive toward cats and small critter.

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Terrier Mix, Male, Very Social

Stay tuned for more information!

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Plothound Mix, Male, Loves Dogs

Buckwheat is a young adult Plothound/Lab Mix. He is around 45-50#, estimated to be 2 years old and he’s great with other dogs.

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Big League Chew


Male, 3-4 Years, Housetrained

More information on Big League Chew coming soon!

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Since arriving at our facility Cecelia has really opened up and enjoyed playing with the pack.

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Small, House Trained, Terrier Male

Thom and Yorke are back looking for a new home. It’s not their fault but their owner is too busy with a new job and can no longer care for them.

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Small, House Trained, Terrier Male

Yorke is a small, apartment size dog that loves to play with the big dogs!

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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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Meet-Our-Mutts at Pet People: December


December 3, 2016 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Cecelia, Buckwheat, Kringle and Gomez               Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of […]

12 Days of Christmas


We know you love to give and are always so honored and humbled by the kindness and generosity of our supporters. We’re receiving a lot of inquiries on exactly what we can use now so we thought we’d present our 12-days of Christmas wish list of items we use all the time! Thanks in advance […]

8th Annual Barkfeast with Celebrity Chef Omelette Station


Saturday, January 21, 2017 In Memory of Penny Lane (see her story below) Fundraiser to cover medical expenses for The Extra Mile program Pancakes! Local Chef Omelet Stations! Mimosa Bar! Vegetarian Meat Option Available! Service from: 9:00 AM to 12 PM Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Dining Hall Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood 1355 W 70th Street […]


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