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~The ones who make a difference are the ones who try...

ADOPTED this Week: Nanook, Monet , Ben and Pun

Mountain Rottie Rescue adopts out to the following locations, NY, NJ, VT, CT, parts of PA & Western Mass

If you are interested in adoption please complete the adoption application below or email

Upcoming Events

Mountain Rottie Rescue is excited to announce the start of our Bully Breed Project! We have always opened our rescue to breeds other than Rottweilers and we just can't ignore the numerous pit bulls and bully breed dogs that are dying in shelters. We are looking for a few new foster homes that are willing to foster pit bulls and bully breed dogs in need. If you are interested in fostering please contact us at We'd really love to help more dogs but we need foster homes! Here is a video of some of the bully breed dogs we've been able to help over the years. Some of these dogs have come from shelters, some found on the street. All of these dogs have been able to finally feel the love and joy of foster and forever homes. Please help us give happy endings to more pit bulls in need because they all deserve happy endings like these!

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Mountain Rottie Rescue
PO Box 109
Monticello, NY 12701

Did you know, Every time a dog is adopted from rescue, you save the lives of 2 dogs ,
the adopted dog and the next dog who will take their place in rescue...

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Please help us, Help them.
Please make a donation today & help us continue to help dogs in need, Dogs who are so deserving of a 2nd Chance! We rely on public donations to support our rescue. Every dollar donated goes directly to the dogs in our group , we are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
We cannot do this alone but "Together we WILL make a difference ..."

To make a donation to our rescue please click on our "Donate " button and Thank you for making a difference!


Did you know, Every time a dog is adopted from rescue, you save the lives of 2 dogs ,
the adopted dog and the next dog who will take their place in rescue...

If you are interested in one of our available dogs please

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" Saving one dog will not change the world but certainly the world will change for that one dog!!!"

~Ways you can help~

Items you can donate:

- collars and leashes for large and xl dogs, dogs that come in to rescue rarely come with a collar or leash

- x-large pillow dog beds

- Pro Plan dog food

-gift cards to Petco, Petsmart or Walmart

-Used but working: Computer Equipment, Digital Camera, Printers, Scanners etc.
* Apply to become a foster parent :Foster homes are one of the most important aspects of rescue and the backbone of our work !
If this is something you would like to do then please contact us for a foster application & become part of our rescue team!!.

* Help Us , Help Them , by making a donation today !! Everytime a donation is made you Help SAVE A LIFE !!
Click on our donate button to make a contribution to our rescue
or send your Donation to :

Mountain Rottie Rescue of NY
P.O. Box 109
Monticello, New York, 12701

A message to our Donators & Sponsors ,
Thank you so much for your generosity and support. Without donations we could not continue our work !! Your contributions help make our rescue work possible & for that we are so grateful . Here at Mountain Rottie Rescue we believe that with your help " We will make a difference!!"
Once again, We Thank YOU For all you do to help us, help them!! !
Yours Truly,
The MRR of NY Team

Contacting our organization
please email:

( Please note, we are a volunteer organization . Please allow us a week to return messages , Thank you for your patience .

If you are interested in helping homeless Dogs by Volunteering for us, please click HEREto fill out our Volunteer application

Are you looking for a beautiful leather collar or cute and quirky i.d. tag for your Rottie? Shop at either Paco Collars or Fetching Tags, enter our code NYMO01 during checkout and 20% of your purchase will be donated directly to MRR! Your dog gets to look great and we get to help more dogs in need! Visit to learn more or to begin shopping.

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"The Story of Nike "

Nike's sad story begins on the end of a chain , rescued by Rescue Ink in December of 08 ' Nike was severely emaciated , his eyes were badly infected, he had an embedded chain in his neck, he was heart-worm infected and by the time he was rescued he could barely walk. Nike was taken to Save a Pet in Port Jefferson NY to under go much needed medical care. Given Nike's history of severe neglect and abuse , his emotional state needed some healing as well....and in May 09' Mountain Rottie Rescue was called in to help with his rehabilitation. Nike came into foster care with us & has been undergoing behavior modification with his foster family . When he arrived , he had food & resource guarding issues, he was also distrustful of people due to years of abuse & isolation . Today - Nike has made tremendous progess with his food issue through behavior modification & management . He also adores his foster family & they adore him . Nike is doing great medically and behaviorally
Sadly some dogs from his background never get a second chance and their emotional scars are too deep to ever overcome the past ...but Nike has shown us all that with time, patience , work and compassion...
there is HOPE!.
My beloved Nike passed away .
Yesterday morning, April 14Th, 2010 . Nike passed away peacefully in my room on his blanket with Tommy and I by his side. Everyone knows the story of how Nike lived before his rescue and the condition he was in when he was finally rescued and all he has endured medically since then -but the story I want to tell of Nike is what his life was like after his rescue. Nike over came so much in his life, he had such strength and will to live, he was a true survivor. The 11 months Nike spent with us were happy ones, for the first time in his long life, he was part of something real , he never went hungry, he was never cold or alone. Nike had a warm bed to sleep on, lots of toys to play with , lots of doggy friends ( many of whom where dogs who came from troubled pasts just like him ) but the most important thing Nike had was a family, a family who loved him very , very much and a family that he had grown to love. I don;t think Nike ever knew what it meant to be petted or kissed or hugged or appreciated before he came into my life. He was in fact a loner, he could not accept affection , he did not understand what this meant. I watched this broken animal go from a dog who was completely untrusting to become the most loving friend anyone could ever hope for. This was not accomplished through training or behavior modification, this dog came alive because he was loved and for the first time in his long life, he learned to Love & to trust . I was the one who was truly blessed to have been chosen for Nike. He is, was and always will be my special boy & the connection we had is not something I can ever truly explain. Nike not only touched my life but the life of all those who came to know him and all those who watched his story unfold. His story and life did not end alone, hungry , neglected and tied to a 3ft chain ...his life ended with dignity & with a family who loved him . Although he is not with us in this world, he is with me in spirit, he lives on in my heart and through the rescue work we all do in honor of Nike and all those like Nike... My son Erik came to me yesterday to tell me that he looked up the meaning of the name " Nike" . Nike means " Victory " & this is how I wish for him to be remembered , as VICTORIOUS!

I cannot Thank Eric Olsen and Rescue Ink enough for saving Nike and allowing us the opportunity to bring Nike into our lives. They are the ones who saved Nike & He would never have survived if not for them, when they rescued Nike they not only changed his life but enriched mine and for that I am eternally grateful.

In memory of Nike "squish " Buckley Downey ,
Until we meet again ,,,,you are with me always... .
We Love you & miss you so very much , our beloved Nike .

Love your forever family ,
Krissie , Tommy,Cathy , Erik and Tara,

Maximus, Bear, Jennafur, Evie and Kody.


In memory of Brutus Robertson
R.I.P Jan,1st, 2000 - Jan, 27th, 2009
A letter from Krissie Buckley, President of Mountain Rottie Rescue of NY.

Brutus was the first dog I ever officially rescued. Brutus was living outside in Staten Island , where his owners had banished him after the birth of their child. Brutus had NEVER shown any aggression towards the child, however, his previous owners still locked him outside simply because he was a Rottweiler ! The owners of Brutus were going to surrender him to a kill shelter where he surely would have never survived. At that time, I was not a rescuer , I was simply someone who owned Rottweilers myself and I heard the sad fate of Brutus through a friend who knew the owners. I felt compelled to try and help this poor dog . It was then I met a woman named Terry Robertson through a wonderful rescuer named Tom Collinsworth (RIP) .
Terry and her husband JR took Brutus into their home and gave him the most wonderful life . It was through Brutus that Terry and I met and decided we wanted to help other Rottweilers in need and on March 17Th, 2002 Majesty Rottweiler Rescue was born . Terry and I rescued many dogs together for many years and in 2006 , Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York originated. It was because of Brutus that 2 Rottweiler Rescues were founded .It is because of Brutus that this orgaization exists today . It is because of Brutus that over the years hundreds of lives were saved and dogs like Brutus were given a second chance ! Very Sadly, on Jan 27th, 2009 - Brutus lost his battle with Cancer and this wonderful angel had to leave this world. However , his legacy will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. Thank you Terry and JR of Majesty Rottweiler Rescue for opening your heart and home to this special boy. And a very special "Thank you" to Brutus for opening up my eyes...not only have you changed my life...but the fate of so many others!
This ones for you boy......

*Success Stories*

A Special Thanks to our Adopters

Without loving familes to open their heart and homes to these rescue dogs, none of this would be possible.
You are true Heroes!!

To read our Happy Endings

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~Who We Are~

We are Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York, Inc .
A 501(c)3 non profit organization

MRR of NY has locations in the Catskill Mountains , The Capitol District of New York , Central New York area & New Jersey .. We are dedicated to re-homing homeless Rottweilers.

Some of our dogs are owner surrenders , but Most of our dogs come from kill shelters in The New York State area. We also pull dogs from out of State Shelters, such as Virginia , Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia -Where the Gas Box is still used to euthanize dogs .

Some of our dogs are cruelty cases & come from abusive pasts - we offer rehabilitation & training to these dogs and have successfully placed most of our cruelty cases into new loving homes.

All our our dogs are temperament tested before acceptance into our program. Our members consist of Certified Dog Trainers, experienced animal handlers & experienced Rottweiler owners. Any dog adopted from Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York has been fostered in a home prior to adoption. All of our Dogs are up to date on vaccines, Heart-worm tested, on prevention, spayed /neutered, micro-chipped & activated .
Mountain Rottie Rescue adopts out to the following locations, NY, NJ , VT, CT , parts of PA & Western Mass . We also adopt out to other neighboring states based on volunteer availability, please contact us to see if we cover your area!!

~The Adoption Process~
The Adoption process begins with filling out an adoption application located on the front page of this website. We require a Vet reference, 2 personal references, a telephone interview and a homevisit at your home . Once approved , we finalize the adoption with an Adoption Agreement. Adopters recieve all medical records at the time of the Adoption.


I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter... the cast-offs of human society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry.
"God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly.
"I have done something," He replied.
"I created You!"

Why we Spay & Neuter; please click here to watch this film called In Hope , An Animal Shelter Story
...and " Think occasionally of the suffering of which you have spared yourself the sight"

{Filmed by Robert Valentine, permission granted for educational use}

MRR is in need of donations for our rescue dogs, we could use blankets , doggy beds. Flea/tick prevention. Dog food bowls. Large Dog Crates. Bones, Toys. collars , etc... To make a contribution please contact Tommy at


"Say NO to puppymills and YES to rescue."
When you rescue a dog , you are saving a life and giving a very deserving Dog a much needed second chance!!

Sadly MANY dogs are taken to shelters between the age of 5 months to 1 year.
People think they are 'adorable' when they are a small puppy.
Then when the dog is No longer small and cute and the big puppy is going through the natural chewing stage,
they 'get rid of them', like the dog was a 'disposable object' which had no feelings!
Animals do have feelings and are more loyal than most people!
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
-Andy Rooney

"Shelter Rotts"
This short film by Sheila E. was created to give an insight to the plight of the rescue dogs, many of whom come from high kill shelters.
This film depicts the happy and sometimes sad endings of shelter Rotts and the most common reasons why these dogs end up in shelters.
(Many Thanks to Sheila E for her creation of this film, Permission has been granted for educational use).
Please press play to watch " Shelter Rotts"


~Adopting a Friend~

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*There is an Ancient Legend of the Cherokee Nation:*
Early in creation,
man and animals lived side by side.
But one day the Great Spirit
decided to separate man from the animals by giving man an eternal soul.
The Great Spirit caused a huge chasm to open in the earth with
man on one side and the animals on the other side.
The chasm grew wider and wider until,
at the very last moment, the dog jumped across the chasm to stand by man.


Say NO to" Breed Specific Laws"

"If you talk with the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."~Chief Dan George

"The True Character of the Rottweiler "
The Rottweiler which is a misunderstood breed , is one of the most loyal & loving campanions , they make excellent family pets with proper training and socialization. They are also one of best wroking breeds, exceeding in all they do.!!
The Rottweiler , along with many other breeds has sadly fallen on troubled times due to irresposible ownership . There are those who want to BAN our breed , if this happens , this noble, couragous and loving breed will one day cease to exist. Please be a resposible owner and say "NO to BSL" . This short film depicts the true nature of our breed !!
Please press play to watch this film.
" The True character of the Rottweiler"
(This film was created by Linnea Shirley, permission granted for educational use)


~Mountain Rottie Rescue Highly Recommends these places.~

( A HUGE Thanks to the following businesses below for all their generosity , great care and support!)

Website and Design :
Scott Doyle of Chop Shop Design , Website & Clothing Designer : Click here to click here to visit Chop Shop Design
Henry Alvarez for his creation of the MRR of NY Logo Click here to click here to visit Alvarez Design Studio

Veterinarians :
Petcare Animal Hospital Click here to click here to visit Petcare Animal Hospital of Monticello, New York

~Special Thanks to our Familes , Fellow Rescuers, Donators & Friends ~

Mostly, Thank you to the Adopters who truly give these dogs a second chance,
You give us the inspiration & ability to continue on....

Rescued Dog
by Arlene Pace
Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain, in heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run,
for people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.
"No one again will hurt you was whispered in my ear."
"You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear"
"You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat."
"And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet."

I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur,
she told me about the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, "We are a circle, a line that never ends".
"And in the center there is you protected by new friends".

"And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you've been found"
"And all the other folk are searching near and far.
"To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star".
She said, "There is a family, that's waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see".
"And then they'll join our circle they'll help to make it grow,
so there'll be more room for more like you who have no place to go".

I waited very patiently, the day they came and went,
today's the day I thought, my Family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think it wasn't meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special Dog like you.

Now every night I say a prayer to all the Gods that be.
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me,
but most of all protect the Dogs in the pound and on the street,
and send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet".

Arlene Pace September 18, 1998

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