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Adopt a Dog Today – Welcome to Rescue City!

Rescue City is a no-kill, non-profit1, foster-based dog rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organization. We Believe There’s a person for every dog, and there’s a dog for every person…it’s just a matter of time.

Our mission is to save the lives of dogs in desperate need while spreading public awareness against animal cruelty and overpopulation.

Everyday we save vulnerable dogs from neglect, abuse, and euthanasia. We provide temporary safe foster homes and medical/emergency treatment to prepare these loving animals for their forever home. (This means we do not have a physical shelter location, and all of our dogs are in loving foster homes throughout the city.) Following a thorough – but hassle free – adoption process, we connect our dogs with loving, responsible, and committed permanent homes. Every dog is fully vetted and altered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated prior to finalization of adoption.Our commitment to our dogs goes beyond the adoption process, as we stress the importance of responsible pet ownership, and we educate our fosters, adopters, and community on what they can do to help dogs in need.

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.

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Even If You Are Not Ready to Adopt a Pet, You Can Still Make a Difference


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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.


We are always in need of volunteers for a variety of tasks from transporting our animals and distributing supplies to coordinating events, writing, taking photos and more.


We are always looking for fosters who can open their homes to provide shelter and TLC for rescues in a safe, loving environment until they are placed in permanent homes.

Rescue Team

Connecting families looking to adopt with dogs in need is only possible with our team of volunteers. We invite you to meet the directors and coordinators behind Rescue City.

Our lifesaving programs have helped us rescue 400+ lives, thank you for your support!

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On behalf of the entire Rescue City Team, THANK YOU for your help and interest in supporting our pets in need!


Last month we saved LEVI, a stray GSD found unable to walk; his symptoms appeared similar to vestibular disease. We rushed LEVI to Sheepshead Bay Veterinary Group for a proper diagnosis – where he tested positive for heartworm. Next was AMC, after several specialty consults, extensive neurological testing, X-Rays, an echocardiogram, MRI and spinal tap – we got the heartbreaking news

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