Aug 062012


While all rescues listed do pull for individuals, Rescues with an asterisk  (*)  may pull euth list animals for  fosters/adopters if apps are received and in the process of being approved. Please inquire with the rescue for their current placement requirements.


******  If you haven’t read our “Must Read” section on how the process works, please do so here. *****


If you HAVE read our “Must Read” section, you can find contact information for rescue groups here:



*Adopt-a-Buddy – Brooklyn, NY

Email for foster/adoption application:

Facebook page:



*All Sentient Beings (ABS) – NY, NY

Foster application:

Fill in the application & email to or fax to 773-337-5446.


Facebook page:



*AmsterDog – NY, NY


Contact: Deb DiIorio –



Facebook page:



Anarchy Animal Rescue – Staten Island, NY

Foster application:



Facebook page:

Anarchy  does NOT place dogs in foster homes that are more than 2 hours away  from their base in Staten Island, NY. However, If you are more than 2  hours away and you want to foster a dog, they will be happy to help you  find a rescue close to you that is in need of fosters. They will only  pull dogs for pre-approved foster parents. If you want to foster, get  your application in first & as soon as possible.



*Bobbi and the Strays – Freeport, NY

Foster  application – Complete this MS Word version of the  Foster Form electronically; save to your computer; then email it to

Or – Print & complete the PDF version & fax it to 718-326-6071.

Emails: &

Facebook page:



*Eleventh Hour Rescue – Rockaway, NJ

Email: &

Foster application:

Adoption application:



*Empty Cages Collective - Brooklyn, NY


Facebook page:





Forgotten Friends of Long Island – Plainview, NY

Applications Foster/Adopt:



Facebook page:



Four Paws Sake Rescue – Queens, NY

Foster/Adoption application:!__for-adoption





*In Our Hands Rescue – Bronx, NY

Foster application:

Adoption application:

Contact: Jennifer – Email:

Facebook page:



Long Island Pit Stop Animal Rescue – Huntington Station, NY

Email for adoption/foster info to

Facebook page:!/LIpitstop?sk=info



Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue – NYC, Bainbridge PA, Cincinnati, OH

Foster application:

Adoption Application:

Contact: Mary-Ellen Rozak –



Facebook page:

They  will only pull dogs for pre-approved foster parents. If you want to  foster, get your application in first. Louie’s Legacy does NOT place  dogs in foster homes that are not within driving distance of their  Staten Island base so that on weekends the animals can go to Adoption  Events in the area.  – Can sometimes pull for people who live within  reasonable driving distance of their PA and OH branches, IF they are  pre-approved and with advance notice.


Nepa Availabullies

- Shavertown, PA (NY – New Hope approved!)



Email for adoption/foster application, as far in advance as possible.

– Specializing in rescuing/fostering/adopting Pitbulls only.

Will work with PA area potential fosters/adopters that would like to save a NYCAC&C dog.



Pets Alive Animal Sanctuary, Middletown, NY

Pets  Alive does not accept foster applications, but you can adopt from them,  which will open up a space for another animal in need of rescue from  the shelter




*Posh Pets Rescue – NY, NY

Foster application:

Adoption application:

Contacts: Melissa Nelson: and Linda Vetrano:

Facebook page:


*Precious Pups Rescue – NY

Laura Zambito or Rose Torrillo


Email address:

Facebook Page:


*Rebound Hounds Res-Q – NY, NY

Foster form: – Fill out & email to

Adoption form:

Contact: Donna Darrell –

Facebook page:



*ReeFuge Animal Rescue – Brooklyn, NY

Foster/Adopter App:


Facebook page:



*SecondChance Rescue (now 2nd Chance Rescue NYC)  Flushing, NY

If you can Foster, contact Jennifer Brooks


Foster/adoption application:

Facebook page:




*Social Tees Animal Rescue – NY, NY (East Village)

Foster application:

Contact: Dimitra Bennett


Facebook page:



Rescuzilla – New York, NY

Foster/Adoption application:


Facebook page:


FYI – 90% of the dogs rescued by them are Pitbulls.



*Waggin Train Rescue Inc. – Brooklyn, NY

To inquire about becoming a Foster, please contact:

Nanette LaRochelle – Email: or Jane Kleinsinger – Email:

Facebook page:

They specialize in large dogs and German Shepherds.


*Zani’s Furry Friends – NY, NY


– Fill out in MS Word, copy/paste into body of email & send to: and CC: J. Vukman –

Contacts: Jacqueline Vukman –

and Gisella McSweeny –


Facebook page:

– They serve the NY Tri-State area, Southern NE, and occasionally further away to the purfect fur-ever family.




Rescues in particular for Senior & Special Needs dogs:

Red Hook Dog Rescue – Brooklyn, NY

Contact: Harriet Zucker


Facebook page:



Senior Animal Medical Fund Inc. (SAMA) – Altamont, NY

Request Foster Application via email to


Facebook  page:  SAMA can pull senior dogs, as well as help with medical needs.

All Fosters must be located in the Tri-State area ~ NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD ~ NO EXCEPTIONS!



K9Kastle – NY, NY

Contact  Tara at, Emily at or Nancy at for an application for adoption or fostering ~ They  will gladly send you an application.

Other email:

Facebook page:!/pages/K9Kastle/198020466874807?sk=info

Mostly rescues small, elderly, or special needs dogs.





This list includes some breed-specific rescues as well as rescues that specialize in animals other than dogs.


Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Adopt A Boxer Rescue


All About Spay Neuter

All Sentient Beings

Almost Home Animal Rescue & Adoption

American Bulldog Rescue

American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Service

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)*

Angela’s Felines

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)

Animal Center of Queens

Animal Haven*


Animal Rescue Force (ARF)

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Animals Can’t Talk (ACT)

Animals Can’t Talk Rescue and Adoption (ACT Rescue and Adoption)

Animal Welfare Society

Anjellicle Cats Rescue

A Place for Us

Art for Animals*

A Tail At A Time

Barbara the Cat Lady


Big Apple Bull Terrier Rescue

Bobbi and the Strays

Boxer Angels Rescue

Brooklyn Animal Action

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC)*

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition

Cascade Beagle Rescue–East

Cat Assistance Inc.

City Critters*

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of New Jersey

CSM Stray Foundation (USA) Inc.

Curly Tail Pug RescueCrested Guardians

Dalmatian Adoption

Derrek’s Gleeful Rescue

Destiny’s Pet ProjectDoberman Pinscher Club of America Rescue Committee

Dog Habitat Rescue

Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue Program

English Bull Terrier Rescue of New York & New Jersey

Eve’s Sanctuary

Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption

Feline Rescue Mission

Feline Rescue of Staten Island

Ferals in Peril

First Run Medical & Rescue Fund for Animals

For Animals, Inc.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island

For Our Friends

For the Love of Dog (Rottweilers)

Four Paws Sake NYC

Friendly Ferals

Friends of Rescued Mastiffs

German Shepherd Rescue of Central New York

German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania in Brooklyn, NY

Glen Highland Farm/Sweet Border Collie Rescue

Glen Wild Animal Rescue

GRROWLS (Golden Retriever Rescue Operated With Love Statewide)

Gotham City Kitties

Grateful Greyhounds

Green Mountain Pug Rescue

Heart and Hand Society

Heart and Soul Animal Rescue

HEART: Help Every Animal Restore Trust

Heavenly Huskies & Canine Companions

House Rabbit Society

Humane Society of New York*

The Husky House

Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)

Italian Greyhound Rescue NYC (IGRNYC)


Kitten Little Rescue


Kodi’s Club

Labrador Retriever Rescue – CT


Patricia H. Ladew Foundation

Le Cats on the Water

Lifeline Animal Rescue

Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center

Long Beach Humane Society

Long Island Bulldog Rescue

Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue

Long Island GreyHound Transfer

Long Island Labrador Retriever Rescue

Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue

Louis Animal Foundation

Loving Touch

MetroMalts: Metropolitan Maltese Rescue

Mid-Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Mighty Mutts

Miss Rumples for Small Dogs

Mountain Rottie ResQ (MRR) of New York

Neighborhood Cats

New England Border Collie Rescue

New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue

New Rochelle Humane Society

NJ Schnauzer Rescue Network

Northeastern Boxer Rescue

Northern New England Dog Rescue

North Fork Animal Welfare League

North Shore Animal League America

NYC Shiba Rescue

Only Hope Cat Rescue

Orphaned Pets, Inc.

Paws To Love Adoptions

People for Animals

Peppertree Rescue

Pet Adoption League Inc./Chow Rescue of NY

PET-I-CARE NYC Adoption Program

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County

Poor Animals of St. Francis

Posh Pets Rescue

Rabbit Rescue & Rehab

Rawhide Rescue

Ready for Rescue

Red Hook Dog Rescue

R.S.V.P. Inc. (Responsible Solutions for Valued Pets)

Russell Refuge (Jack Russell Terriers)

Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue

S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

SaveKitty Foundation

Save Our Strays

Scottish Terrier Club of Greater New York

Sean Casey Animal Rescue

The Sheltering Wing Bird Preservation and Adoptions

Shelter Survivors

Shore Hearts Golden Retriever Rescue

Small Paws Rescue (Bichon Frise)

Social Tees Animal Rescue

SPCA of Connecticut

Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW)

Stray from the Heart

Tails of Courage

Tavi & Friends / Tavi’s Curls

Tigger Foundation

Tiny Treasures Rescue

Treasured k9s

Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue

Tri-State Weimeraner Rescue

Underdog ResQ

United Action for Animals

Urban Cat League

Waggin’ Train Rescue

Waggytail Rescue

Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue

Woof Dog Rescue

The Worthy Pause Thrift & Gift Shop

Zani’s Furry Friends


List of rescues compiled by Lynn Curtis

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