Animal Control


Contact the Bureau

Officer Brian Daugherty

River Rouge Animal Shelter
100 West Pleasant
River Rouge, MI 48218
Phone: 313-671-6979

Hours of Operation

The Animal Control Officer Hours
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Animal Shelter House
Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please call ahead of time as hours may vary depending if there is an emergency call after hours.
If there is an emergency that occurs outside of the aforementioned hours, please contact the River Rouge Police Department at (313) 842-8700.

The Mission

The River Rouge Animal Shelter provides the city's residents with many services. The River Rouge Animal Shelter handles animal adoptions, lost and found animals, animal rescue within the city, and responds to the complaints from residents regarding neglected and loose animals. River Rouge citizens may bring a stray or injured animal to the shelter at no charge. The River Rouge Animal Shelter recently underwent an extensive renovation called "Roverhaul" with the help of the Michigan Humane Society and the charitable contributions of Lowes. The newly refurbished shelter has allowed the City of River Rouge to care for a larger number of lost and stray animals as well as work more efficiently to finding them new homes.

Interested in volunteering?

Citizens interested in volunteering their time at the animal shelter should contact Patricia Trevino at (313) 205-1732. Would you like to adopt a four-legged friend? The River Rouge Animal Shelter strives to find every stray or surrendered animal a home. If you are interested in helping us achieve this goal, please contact Patricia Trevino to learn more about the adoption process. Patricia Trevino can be reached at (313) 205-1732