G.R.A.S.P., Inc.
Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets
P.O. Box 26741 Rochester, NY 14626

Featured Pets


Hi, I'm Linnie!
Linnie is a sweet girl about two years old. She came to GRASP pregnant with her 2nd litter. Her babies have almost all been adopted, and now it's her turn! She is a very smart and loyal cat! At this time we believe she would do best in a home without any other animals.
A note from Linnie's foster: I instantly fell in love with Linnie. She has the sweetest personality, comes when she is called and made herself at home after just one day. She is very loveable and great with my elderly grandmother. Linnie loves to be around people and to follow you around the house. She is a real treat to have and anyone would be lucky to have this cutie pie!

DOB: 3/15/2012

This pet has been combo-tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, received a rabies vaccination along with all other age-appropriate vaccinations and is altered.


Hi, my name is Hank!

Foster Urgently Needed!

Hank is an American Pitbull Terrier mix. Hank's family is moving and is unable to take him. Hank is approximately 3 years old and is crate trained and knows a few basic commands. However, he is very smart and would benefit from some additional training. He can be somewhat territorial but loves being a lap dog. He does not like the wind or rain and prefers to sun himself on the deck than lay in the grass. His favorite outside spot is on a lounge chair in the sun on the deck. He also loves to relax next to you on the couch or in bed. Hank loves to go for car rides. He also loves to be the center of attention and is a bit of a goofy character. Hank has lived with one dog but not cats. He loves to chase squirrels and rabbits so he would probably be best in a home without a cat. Hank has lived with children. He loves to go for walks but needs a little training on being a good walker. Hank's favorite thing to do is chew on ice cubes, play with his chew toys, and lay by the fireplace. Hank's thyroid regulation requires daily medication. He also takes over the counter allergy pills and eye drops. Medicine cost is minimal. Apply to graspinc.org to foster or adopt this handsome boy!

DOB: 2011

If you have a question about these featured pets, please contact us. You can also fill out an online application.

Please visit our pet list to see all of the other wonderful homeless pets that we have available for adoption. We invite you to visit the G.R.A.S.P. website for more information on our organization and to fill out an online application to get a head start on the adoption process. Thank you!

Foster homes needed!

GRASP continues to reach out to all local residents for help right as we are in need of additional foster space. Would you please consider fostering a healthy, friendly cat or kitten for us? If you can't, do you know of anyone who might consider helping us out? Before being placed into foster care, all cats and kittens are fully vet checked, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, checked and treated for all parasites and fleas and fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered. GRASP will gladly provide food, litter, litter boxes, dishes and toys. All we need from you is a little extra space in your heart and home. If you've ever thought about helping out, please make now the time you decide to step-up! GRASP does not have a pet shelter. All rescued animals stay temporarily in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted into a permanent home. Call 234-1953 or contact one of the Foster Coordinators to become a foster family!


Please visit www.graspinc.org for the latest news, events and general information.

Who We Are

G.R.A.S.P. (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets) was incorporated on February 1996 as a non-profit animal rescue organization. Greece is a suburb of Rochester, N.Y. and the purpose of the group is to find fur ever homes for all adoptable animals that come through the town's Animal Control. G.R.A.S.P. is staffed completely by volunteers and is funded entirely by donations from the public. Our animals are kept in foster homes or boarded until a foster home is found.

Please be aware that we are not able to adopt to anyone living more than two hours away from Rochester. Some of these fur children came from bad situations and to be sure that they are in the right environment, home visits are necessary.

Adopting a Friend

If you are interested in adopting one of our available pets, you must first fill out an adoption application form (available on our website or at adoption events). If your application is approved, then (for dogs) a home visit is scheduled. If all goes well, a formal, legal adoption agreement is filled out and signed at the time of adoption. Our fee for adopting a kitten six months and younger is $135, for cats over 6 months the adoption fee is $100, and the fee for senior cats, 8 years and older, is $50. Our fee for adopting a dog/puppy is listed in their bio. The fee helps offset expenses incurred, since all of G.R.A.S.P.'s animals are examined by a local vet, receive all age-appropriate vaccinations and are spayed/neutered.

Volunteering and Donations

Volunteers are always needed to help with adoption days, dog walking, and fund raising events. You do not need to be a Greece resident to volunteer. Of course, our goal is to have a shelter, but until that happens, we need canned and dry cat food, cat litter, cat condos, carriers, dog collars, blankets, leashes, stamps, a digital camera and a copier. We are also desperate for foster homes to help with our kittens and dogs.

Without the support of the public and generous donors like you, we could not continue to give homeless pets another chance at a permanent home. Since there are always homeless animals in need, the funds are always tight. At a minimum, our vet bills run into the hundreds of dollars each month. Won't you take a moment now and send what you can spare? Your donation today will save a life tomorrow. Donations can also be mailed to G.R.A.S.P., PO Box 26741, Rochester, NY 14626. Thank You!

Come Visit Us

Currently, we have our adoption event at Petco in Greece on Ridge Road West on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Please stop by and say hello. You may just find your next fur baby there.

You may also visit us on the web at www.graspinc.org for more great information or to fill out an online application and get a head start on our adoption process.

G.R.A.S.P., Inc.

Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets
P.O. Box 26741
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: (585) 234-1953 (Voice Mail)
Email: View our contact page for the correct person for your inquiry
We are a non-profit organization entirely funded by donations from the public.

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