ANIMAL SHELTER DIRECTORY - NORTH-EAST

Animal Shelter Directory - North-East

THE LISTINGS

Welcome to the Animal Shelter Directory – North-East. Here you will find a list of organizations where you can adopt a pet in the area.  This includes the states of  New York and New Jersey. If you’re looking for a particular breed, click on the button to go to Breed Specific Rescues.  And, if you click on Other Non-Profit Services for companion animals and their owners, you’ll find everything from assistance with spay and neuter services to charities providing blankets for shelter pets. I hope you find your perfect pet in these pages!

While you’re here, check out the blog.  Lots of good information there including how to foster kittens, and learning how to spot a puppy mill.  There are general posts, too, covering training, dog breeds and much more. Subscribe to my email list to received a free printable to take with you to the shelter.  This will help you ask the right questions to find the perfect pet for you.

ADD TO THE PAGE

If you know of any domestic animal rescues not listed in this Animal Shelter Directory – North-East, please click on the Add A Shelter link.  I’m always happy to add another organization to the list.

ADOPTION FEE LEGEND

A = Up to $150.00

B = Between $151.00 and $299.00

C = $300.00 to $499.00

D = $500.00 and up

NEW YORK

BRONX

  • Name and Address: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, New York
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Cats.  They primarily perform TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) services.  Adoptable cats and kittens are then placed in foster homes.
  • Adoption Fees – Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: http://bronxtails.org
  • Email: [email protected]

COLUMBIA COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B; Cats – A 
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: http://www.cghs.org

MANHATTAN

  • Name and Address: Woof, New York City Dog Rescue, New York, NY 10022
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: http://www.woofdogrescue.com
  • Email: [email protected]

NASSAU COUNTY

  • Name: Last Hope, Inc., 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 631-425-1884

ONONDAGA COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, 7268 Caswell Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: https://www.helpinghoundsdogrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (315) 446-5970

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Type of Animals Served: Dogs, Cats, Horses, Pigs
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia:  No
  • Website: http://www.petsalive.com/index.html
  • Email: [email protected]

OTSEGA COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Susquehanna Animal Shelter,  
    4841 NY-28, Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia: Only for extreme behavior or medical issues
  • Website: http://www.sqspca.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 607-547-8111

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

  • Name and Address: New York Pet Rescue, Larchmont, NY
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Physical Shelter and Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://ny-petrescue.org
  • Email: [email protected]

NEW JERSEY

BERGEN COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Real Dog Rescue, Inc., Oakland, NJ
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://www.realdogrescue.org
  • Email:  [email protected]

ESSEX COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Brick City Rescue, Newark, NJ
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs 
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://www.brickcityrescue.com
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Telephone: 973-938-2385

MERCER COUNTY

  • Name and Address: EASEL Animal Rescue, 4 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter (although has some foster animals)
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees: Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: http://www.easelnj.org
  • Email:  Not available
  • Telephone: 609-883-0540 

  • Name and Address: Animal Friends for Education and Welfare, P.O. Box 1341, Highstown, NJ 08520
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats and occasionally others
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B to C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: http://www.afewpets.org/index.php
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: Does not accept phone calls.

MONMOUTH COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Home Free Animal Rescue, Red Bank, NJ
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C; Cats – A
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://www.homefreeanimalrescue.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: (732) 692-7155

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Name and Address: Eleventh Hour Rescue, Morris County, NJ including Rockaway and Kearney, NJ
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based:  Physical Shelter, Adoption Centers, and Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs and Cats
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – B to C; Cats – A to B
  • Performs Euthanasia: No
  • Website: https://www.ehrdogs.org
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone:  973-664-0865

BREED SPECIFIC RESCUES

  • Name and Address: Bright Star German Shepherd Rescue,  
    Spencerport, NY 14559
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – German Shepherds and GSD mixes
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Website: http://www.brightstargsd.org
  • Email: [email protected] 

  • Name and Address: Northern Exposure Husky Rescue, Brick Township, NJ
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Huskies and husky mixes
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – A to C
  • Website: http://neshr.org
  • Email: [email protected]

  • Name and Address: Befreegle Foundation, Putnam Valley, New York 10579
  • Physical Shelter or Foster Based: Foster Based
  • Types of Animals Served: Dogs – Former research dogs, mostly beagles
  • Adoption Fees – Dogs – C
  • Website: https://befreeglefoundation.org
  • Email: [email protected]


OTHER NON-PROFIT SERVICES FOR COMPANION ANIMALS

  • Name and Address: Wrapped in Love, Run through the web only
  • Purpose/Services: Connecting crafters with dog and cat rescues with a primary focus on making blankets, belly bands, and diapers.  These items are often sent home with newly adopted pets to ease their transition into a forever home.
  • Website: http://www.wil4u.com
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artisanswithamission
  • Total Number of Blankets pledged as of June 18, 2020 – 25,656