Adopt a Pet Today – Welcome to Rescue City!
Rescue City is a no-kill, non-profit1 pet rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organization. Our team of dedicated volunteers is based in Brooklyn, NY and serves the NYC metro and surrounding areas.
Our organization’s motto is: There’s a person for every dog, and there’s a dog for every person…it’s just a matter of time. This applies whether you are looking to adopt a pet, or would like to make a positive impact on the lives of animals. At Rescue City we believe it is our moral responsibility to defend the lives of abused, abandoned, and neglected animals.
We take on helpless stray and surrendered animals, as well as those at the top of the euthanasia list at local and international shelters. We place our rescues in nurturing foster homes while they rebuild their lives through physical and mental rehabilitation. Following a thorough – but hassle free – adoption process, our Rescues are placed in loving, responsible, and committed permanent homes. Every rescue is fully vetted and altered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated upon adoption. Our commitment to our rescues does not stop once the adoption paperwork is signed. We stress the importance of responsible pet ownership, and we educate our Fosters, Adopters, and community on what it means to be a good pet owner.
1Rescue City is a registered NYS 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, and is duly registered with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Registration #RR128.
Looking to Adopt a Pet?
Click here to read about the pet adoption process with Rescue City. After reading through the steps and requirements, you can apply online to adopt a pet in need.
Testimonials From Our Adoptive Families
Stella + the rescue city team are phenomenal. They rescued my perfect little puppy Sophie who has brought me more joy than I ever knew imaginable. They took care of all of her vaccinations and paid for her to be spayed. As you can see there is not a single negative review here that actually leaves a comment– that’s because there really is nothing bad to say. Thank you Rescue City!! I could never truly repay you for helping me find my fur baby.
We adopted Lemonade with the wonderful Rescue City who helped rescue her from Puerto Rico. They partnered with Souls of Satos to find homes for a wonderful litter of puppies whose mother was hit by a car. Great experience with both orgs.
Rescue City is amazing!! Not only do they rescue animals who were either abandoned or abused, but they also allowed me to adopt the love of my life, my pup Batman! The way they went about it was extremely professional. I sent in an application and had to put down references and due to this being my first pet they helped me so much in making sure I provided Batman the best home ever. I thought it was great how they inspect the homes and make sure each animal is catered to depending on their breed and size. Overall, they were amazing to work with and my family and I couldn’t be happier with the newest addition to our family!
I am forever grateful to Rescue City Their tremendous efforts are the reason why so many precious animals lives are saved They work endlessly to make sure these babies can forget their painful pasts and look forward to a beautiful future in their forever homes I can’t thank them enough for connecting my husband and I with Skylah We truly feel so blessed to share our home with her Rescue City truly works so hard to not only save as many animals as they can but they also work on finding the best homes possible for these animals They care more than anything and it shows I will always encourage people to adopt and do what they can to change the lives of these animals As they say, it takes a city And it does! If we all do our part a difference can be made and Rescue City is the most perfect example of that.
We are so happy to have adopted our Luna from Rescue City! They did an amazing job matching us with an affectionate, sweet puppy who is super patient with our 5 year old son. I would definitely recommend Rescue City to anyone looking to rescue a pup in the NYC area 🙂
# FosterFail Rescue City is amazing organization! I’m so fortunate to have found them and my Wally! From being a foster to adopter – I have loved working with this team and recommend them to everyone interested in not only adopting but adopting with an organization that’s as reliable, trustworthy and kind as this one.
We adopted Harper (Quartz from the Dyment litter) last March. He has become such a huge part of our family! Thank you, Rescue City, for all of your amazing work!
We adopted Moose just over a year ago. He was in very rough shape when he was brought to Rescue City’s attention. An adult Lab should not weigh under 40 lbs!!! With the help of some wonderful, caring fosters and the awesome vets at Sheepshead Bay Veterinary Group, Moose was nursed back to health. Moose rescued our family in February 2018 and has been filling our lives with love ever since!
One year and three months ago I lost my German Shepherd, I was devastated and completely heartbroken. Rescue City had a dog up for adoption that was part German Shepherd which was what I was looking for, her name was Ella. They made the process very easy for me: I filled out the adoption papers and immediately was considered to adopt her. I drove into Brooklyn with tears in my eyes knowing that I was potentially taking this dog home with me as long as she adapted to me and she absolutely did. I couldn’t be happier with my beautiful girl Ella, she has helped fill the void in my heart of missing my beautiful girl Skylar that passed away. I am forever grateful that you gave me the opportunity to have love back in my heart again, so thank you for all that you did to make this all possible. P.S. This is the way she lays in my arms every night! She is so lovable and so attached to me and it happened all within 48 hours of her being in my home, our home now.
We found our wonderful rescue pup, Scully, through Rescue City. Stella & co were so wonderful throughout the process, answering all our many questions patiently and giving us great advice on how to make Scully feel at home quickly. They’re total gems and I recommend the agency to everyone I know who wants to adopt. Thank you RC!!
Even If You Are Not Ready to Adopt a Pet, You Can Still Make a Difference
The Rescue City Network
Rescue City is comprised of selfless individuals who volunteer their time to the voiceless while providing them with the care they so desperately need. If you are not ready to adopt a pet but share our passion for bettering lives, we welcome you to support our cause as part of our support team. Whatever your talents or skill sets, you can put them to use saving lives with Rescue City.