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Mosh Pit Rescue was founded in 2017 with the goal of fostering and adopting out male pit bulls.  That mission expanded to include all kinds of dogs, kittens, cats and even a domestic 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 local West Michigan shelters.  We are a Grand Rapids, Michigan 501(c)3.  

We believe in spay/neuter - period.  With rare exception, 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" or help dog breeders.  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 - local shelters are 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. #rescuelocal #adoptlocal


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 included and 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 sick of it.  We are exhausted of watching humans fail animals.  On the flip side, we have also watched owners hustle and pick up second jobs to afford needed care for their animals.  If you can afford nail salons, cable TV, new clothes, fireworks, alcohol, lotto tickets, keno, etc. you CAN choose to take responsibility for the animal you made promises to and committed to.


We do not typically take owner surrenders.  We receive dozens of requests a week and simply can't help them all.  There are too many truly homeless animals that have NOBODY - 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 but know our goal is going to be supporting keeping your pet in your home, not rehoming.  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 expect people to have already worked with trainers prior to contacting us about any behavior issues - we recommend A Pleasant Dog and A Dog's Live GR for training. 

We are no kill outside of major untreatable medical issues if recommended by a vet or untrainable aggression if recommended by a behaviorist.  We are not open intake meaning we choose what animals we can help based on our budget and open fosters.  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 #adoptlocal #dosomething #moshpitrescue

Information about the adoption process can be found here.
Adoptable animals can be found here.

******We are a foster based volunteer rescue not an open intake shelter. We do not have kennels or a physical facility.  Do not show up here with an animal intending to surrender it.  In Grand Rapids, the Kent County Animal Shelter is our municipal government run shelter where you can surrender animals. 


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