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Our Mission

Rescue City is a no-kill, non-profit 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.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for choosing to adopt with Rescue City!

Before you complete the adoption application, please consider the time, effort and funds necessary to properly maintain an animal. Responsible pet ownership requires a commitment to provide care and companionship for the life of the animal.

Our priority is to place our rescues in permanent loving homes, as they have already been through enough before coming into our program. As we aim to situate each animal in the appropriate home, our adoption application helps us learn more about you, your home and your level of experience:

Our Adoption Process:
1 Step One

Complete and submit an adoption application and non-refundable $10 Application Fee. Since all of our dogs are in foster homes, we set up meet and greets only once there is an approved application on file.

2 Step Two

The adoptions team will review your completed application. We will contact your references, landlord and/or veterinarian (if any).

Step Three

Approved applicants will be will be contacted for a phone interview/virtual home visit.

4 Step Four

Meet and greet with your potential new dog! All members of the household (and resident dogs) must be able to travel to NYC for the interaction. We currently approve adoptions in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. We approve adoptions in other nearby states on a case by case basis.

5 Step Five

Sign your adoption agreement and take your new family member home!

Important Information to Know Before Applying to Adopt

The adoption fees are as follows:

Puppies (Under 12 months): $550
Dogs (1 – 5 years): $450
Dogs (6+ years): $350

All applicants must be at least 21 years of age to adopt.

If we have found you the right match, please be prepared to take your new dog home. When submitting your adoption application you must be willing and able to take the dog home ASAP. All of our rescue animals are in foster homes and we are unable to place any animal on hold while any application is being processed. We appreciate your enthusiasm about welcoming a rescue into your family, but please make sure you do not have any financial commitments, upcoming long term travel plans or lifestyle changes that may affect your ability to do so. If now is not the right time, please only apply when you are ready.

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