MOSH PIT'S MISSION
Mosh Pit Rescue was founded in 2017 with the goal of fostering and adopting out male pit bulls. That mission has expanded to include all kinds of dogs, kittens, cats and even a bunny found under a dumpster near the Deltaplex - but we will always be pit bull advocates. We work with owners of lost pets, finders of found pets, rehab, recovery, rehoming, fostering, adoptions and bailing dogs out of the KCAS slammer when fees are prohibitive. We pull the majority of our adoptable dogs out of the Calhoun Animal Center in Battle Creek as they are the greatest need. We are a Grand Rapids, Michigan 501(c)3.
We believe in spay/neuter. Generally, all other pets in the household must be fixed for an adoption application to be considered (talk to us about vet directed exceptions). We use a top of the industry vet, we do not use vaccines from Tractor Supply etc, we practice QUALITY VETTING.
We are strongly against puppy mills and designer puppy stores. We do not "buy dogs". We adopt, we rescue, we do not shop.
We are LOCAL to Grand Rapids and West Michigan. We do not import dogs from out of state. We do not flip puppies without vetting them. We will #rescuelocal until no pet here in West Michigan needs us. KCAS, Pound Buddies, CCAC, Ionia - all full of dogs that need our help. We wish we could help every dog, but until no dogs here in West Michigan need us we will stay LOCAL.
Our pets are indoor pets and are not kept isolated from the family or kept outside even during foster. Pets are family and they deserve to be treated accordingly.
We believe pets are forever. Outside of owner death/disability or military deployment there are few circumstances that justify rehoming a pet. You should have known that puppy would get bigger or would need more attention than you can give it before you adopted it. We hear excuses all day and we're just so sick of the never ending excuses. We are sick of watching humans fail animals.
We do not typically take owner surrenders. There are too many truly homeless animals where we are the difference between life and death for us to take an animal that has a home and an owner who needs to step up and take responsibility for their animal. Harsh as it is, if we take your owner surrender, a dog dies in a kill shelter because we took your dog instead of pulling from a kill shelter.
That said, if you do need help with an animal in your care, please reach out. We have helped reinforce fences, we have helped provide transportation to vet appointments when owners were unable, we have helped pay vet bills, we have housed an animal for a short period of time while owners were between houses. We are local and very involved in the Grand Rapids community - we can't always help but we are always willing to try and assist where we can.
We are no kill outside of major untreatable medical if recommended by a vet or untrainable aggression if recommended by a behaviorist. We are not open intake. We are a small volunteer rescue. No one affiliated with Mosh Pit receives a salary. We are volunteers who do this because we want to help. We may not be able to save them all, but we will #dosomething and save the ones we can at Mosh Pit.
~Adopting a dog might not change the world, but for that dog, the world will surely change. #rescuelocal #moshpitrescue
THE ADOPTION PROCESS
Step 1: Contact us at or via facebook messenger and let us know what pet you're interested in. We can give some quick advice on if that pet will match with your ability to care for it.
Step 2: Connect with us and tell us about you and your situation - we can discuss if that pet is a good fit for you! Call us, email us, facebook us, or send a contact form through this website.
Step 3: If your application meets the needs of the pet, we arrange a home visit or you visit us and meet the adoptable animal.
Step 4: We call your vet to verify future care is arranged.
All other pets in the home must be neutered/spayed or arrangements must be made to get all other pets spayed/neutered.
All pets are indoor pets. Do not apply to adopt an animal from Mosh Pit if the pet will be kept outside. This includes cats. If you are looking for a barn cat, please contact us and we can recommend rescues that specialize in barn/outdoor cats. Repeating - do not adopt from us if you plan to let your cat outside.
If an adopted animal is not yet spayed/neutered (too young or medical reasons), arrangements must be pre-made and a contract signed indicating the animal will be spayed/neutered.
All Mosh Pit adopters join an online facebook group where we all keep in touch - fosters get to see pics of their animals in their forever homes - we all get to support each other. If you want to adopt a pet and be done, go to the shelter they will give you anything there and you will never hear from them again. If you adopt from us you join the Mosh Pit family and become one of a pack of animal lovers - trust us your Facebook feed will be a happier place.
******We are a rescue not a shelter. Please do not show up unannounced with an animal as we are a small rescue with limited space. If you need to surrender an animal please first read our policy on owner surrenders - and if you still feel you need to surrender your animal, contact us via phone to check on our space availability.