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There are many ways to welcome a purebred dog into your family. While some prefer a puppy, many people want to adopt a great dog in need of a home. The Michigan Winter Dog Classic features "Rescue Row," an area of the show featuring rescue groups from all over Michigan representing many breeds. Yes, there are purebred dogs avaialble for rescue!

Rescue Row is a great place to come and meet reputable dog rescue organizations looking to place great dogs for a lifetime commitment. These groups are made up of reputable breeders, previous rescue families, and volunteers and are committed to placing purebred dogs in great homes. If there is not a group at the show that represents the breed you are interested in, find the breed club for your breed and call them to find out who in their club handles breed rescue.


rescue row participants

  • Border Collies
  • Chinese Crested/Toys
  • Golden Retrievers
  • K9 Defenders
  • Pugs
  • Schipperkes

Little Maddie came to ESRA with untreated allergies that left her entire body oozing with infection - her ears dripped like faucets. With services and medications donated by a prefessional groomer and vet, she was quickly set on the road to recovery. Today she is healthy, happy, very beautiful and extremely spoiled in her Forever Home