After our old dog died, I offered to get my mom a puppy, not as a replacement for our dog, but to fill the void in our house and hearts, and to give another sweet animal a home. We thought about rescues, and other shelters, but some of them are so strict that filling out the applications is a bit like filling out a $100,000 loan application. We ended up checking out the Detroit Animal Control Shelter after a rumor was circulated online that all the animals would be put to sleep if not adopted before Christmas. Well, my mom and I, both being animal lovers, could not let this happen, and decided to give it a shot. Before we went, we found out the euthanasia rumor was just that, a rumor, and unfounded and untrue. We still went, determined to give an animal a good home. It's in a weird location on Jefferson, far away from any real downtown area, but worth going there. We ended up getting a puppy we named Pete, and he is the joy of Mom's life right now. The shelter itself was pretty crowded, and loud! It's average as far as cleanliness goes, I for one know it's hard to keep everything under control when you've got numerous un-trained half-wild puppies and some scared nervous dogs and cats in there. The staff and volunteers there were very helpful and friendly, and seemed to care about the animals rather than just view it as a job. The adoption prices are pretty much on par with other shelters ($100 for puppies/dogs older than 4 months, 175 for puppies under 4 months), but there's no hundred-question application, which I know is a deterrent for a lot of people considering pet adoption. If you can find it in your heart and home to adopt a dog or cat today, go to the Detroit Animal Control Shelter! They'll be so grateful!