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Our Featured Brooklyn, NY Partner:

Red Hook Dog Rescue

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

New York City, all 5 boroughs, parts of PA, NJ, CT
We like to do or own home visits and therefore prefer to adopt to those within 2 hrs of nyc...............
but there are always special cases

About Our Rescue Group:

Red Hook Dog Rescue is not a shelter. We started off doing rescue and moved into training. (A Better Dog, Training and Consulting, APDT# 62321, Harriet is a certified trainer www.ccpdt.org) Our main objective is to help keep your dog in your home through training and management.
We tend to specialize in special needs dogs. we started with deaf dogs and now work with blind dogs and also blind deaf dogs. We love seniors too
http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/newsletter/2010-07/blinddeaf.htm

We know this is not always possible, so we can help you re-home your dog. It would be ideal if the dog could remain in your home until a foster or placement is found, otherwise we require a financial contribution to cover boarding and medical costs.

We get to know our dogs very well and take great pride in matching the right dog with the right family. Fosters, volunteers, sponsors and contributions welcome Helps us help those who are really in need

Come Meet our Pets:

Pets can be seen on the internet, and at a kennel in Brooklyn, and sometimes at a kennel in PA. Meetings are by appointment only.

Our Adoption Process:

There is an application to fill out. References are required. Once that is is completed, we do a home visit. Fees range from $200.00 -$250.00 (but we do make special considerations) All dogs are fully vaccinated, altered, micro-chipped and heartworm tested.
There is also an adoption contract to sign.We usually respond to inquiries within a couple days. If we do not respond, please write back it is never intentional.
We encourage you to take your time before adopting.
Several meetings, fostering.
If we don't have the right dog for you, we will help you find it
We get quite attached to our adoptees and encourage adopters to keep us posted on their new pet

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.