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Our Mission

Rescue City is a no-kill, non-profit1 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

The Standard Adoption Fee is based off of the donation schedule below. This Fee helps to cover some of the medical expenses, vaccinations, microchip as well as spay/neuter procedures (please see examples below*).
Our donation schedule is as follows:

Puppies (under 12 months): $450
Dogs (1 – 5 years): $400
Dogs (5+ years): $350
Cats: $150 each

Adopters are responsible for $20 annual microchip registration fee with Home Again Company.

Rescue City’s 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, this application helps us to learn more about you, your home and your level of experience.


Please note: we approve adoptions in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

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