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Our Mission

Rescue City is committed to saving the lives of dogs in need from underserved shelters. Our loving dedicated foster network helps us find provide temporary, safe homes for these dogs while we find fantastic matches that result in permanent adoption placement. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional education and support throughout the process, ensuring a wonderful experience for both the dog and their human.

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:


Step One: Complete and submit an adoption application

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

Step Three: Cleared applicants will be will be contacted for a phone interview/virtual home visit call.

Step Four: Review/sign the adoption contract and welcome home your new family member!


All of our dogs are in foster homes and we are unable to place any animal on hold while any application is being processed. When submitting your adoption application you must be willing and able to take the dog home ASAP. We appreciate your enthusiasm about welcoming a rescue into your family, but please make sure you do not have any financial commitments, upcoming 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.

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

*All applicants with roommates in a roommate household will be considered on a case by case basis.

The adoption fees are as follows:
Puppies (Under 2 Years Old): $550
Dogs (2 – 5 years): $450
Dogs (6+ years): $350

The adoption donation fee covers all necessary vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, parasite treatment/preventatives, cost of supplies for food, shelter, transport and comfort while under the care of Rescue City, and additional medical or behavioral resources when necessary (x-rays, cardiograms, training, etc.). Adopters are also responsible for a $20 annual microchip registration fee with Home Again Company.
**We are currently facilitating safe, contact free adoptions to follow COVID-19 protocols and ensure everyone's safety.** At this time, we only adopt out to NY, NJ, PA and CT.
In order to ensure that you and your pet will be happy for years to come, we need to take time to discuss your and the animal’s individual needs and personality traits. Please take a few moments to carefully read and complete this application.

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