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



Small Breed, Male, Terrier Mix

Jackie was found as a stray one evening in mid-September on Tillman Avenue in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.

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Large Breed, Male, Housetrained

Romeo is a 2 year old Labrador/Golden/Chow/Mastiff mix — or so we guess! Needless to say he’s a big boy weighing around 80 pounds.

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Doberman, Male, Calm Nature

Conn, a 65# black and rust Doberman Pinscher, was found as an abandonment case in a some what rural area Youngstown and was taken to the shelter and was never claimed by his owner.

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Kanga would be happiest being an only dog and loves kids. She would thrive from having a steady routine. She gets along well with dogs in daycare and the dog park.

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American Bull Dog, Young Adult

Chaps is a one year old American Bulldog Mix. He is shy and apprehensive around some people but lights up around 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-Miracle: One Year Anniversary Celebration


December 12, 2015 Come meet Meira and celebrate her one year anniversary of health and happiness! One year ago (almost to the day) a young pup was frozen to the ground in Cleveland and brought to our facility. Miracle was nursed back to health and several months later she was adopted by a local family. […]

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 […]

7th Annual Pancake Barkfeast & Local Celebrity Chef Omelette Station


Saturday, January 23, 2016 The Barkfeast History In Memory of Scramble Five years ago we saved the life of Scramble, a senior Doberman Pinscher who was thrown from a truck and taken to a shelter in Youngstown, Ohio. He was heart worm positive and needed a second chance on life. He found that at Secondhand […]


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