Dogs are our world!

Pit Stop for Change Rescue and Rehabilitation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter and volunteer pet rescue organization serving the Detroit, Michigan area. We are dedicated to rescuing, caring for, and rehabilitating dogs left homeless for any reason, such as pet overpopulation, pets given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those who are victims of or in danger of abuse or neglect. These are wonderful, loving animals that often only need love, compassion and training to make them an incredibly awesome family member and best friend.


Pit Stop for Change Rescue & Rehabilitation (PSCRR) is a dog rescue facility based in River Rouge focused on the rescue & rehabilitation of unwanted and/or neglected dogs in and around downriver Detroit. PSCRR operates on the fundamental principal that everything we do is in the best interest of the dogs under our care and that dogs who come from bad situations will never return to a bad situation. We will operate as a “no-kill” facility; no dog who can be rehabilitated will be euthanized.

All dogs who come into PSCRR are vaccinated, receive all needed medical care, are spayed/neutered, and receive an ID microchip. During their stay, dogs are trained & socialized to ensure successful adoptions. In addition to the dogs under our direct care, we work with a strong and growing network of foster homes for dogs with special needs while they are waiting to be adopted.

Dogs are adopted only into homes that have been fully vetted through home checks, reference checks, and veterinarian interviews, including follow-up visits once dogs have been placed and post adoption assistance as needed. This includes a mandatory spay or neuter policy for puppies.

To accomplish these goals, we work with a corps of trained and vetted volunteers and form partnerships with community members & organizations to care for unwanted and/or neglected dogs. We provide education regarding dog ownership and interacting with & caring for dogs to children and adults through schools, community organizations, and one-on-one relationships. We operate in a transparent fashion to earn and keep the trust of our volunteers, donors, and the communities we operate in.
PCRR co-founders David McMurtrie & Kaylie Sparks began rescuing Detroit dogs individually before teaming up in 2014. The group became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in October of 2015.

The need to help dogs in our area has outgrown our shelter so we are in the process of raising money to move to a better facility. A new shelter will allow us to help more dogs, allow for more volunteer involvement, and give us room to increase our rehabilitation and education services.