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Our Featured Staten Island, NY Partner:

Mutt & Lab Rescue - Staten Island

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

Staten Island, NY 10305

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Upstate NY, VT, New England. Long distance adoptions to NYC, Staten Island, New Jersey, CT.

About Our Rescue Group:

We take dogs from high kill shelters in the south, bring them up here, and find them wonderful Forever Homes in the northeast.

Come Meet our Pets:

We have pets in North Creek, the Utica area, the Millbrook area, and a few on Staten Island.

Our Adoption Process:

We require an application, and a vet reference. If this is your first pet, we require a home visit.

Our contract states that all dogs must receive regular vet care, including heartworm preventative, and obedience training. You must be 21 years old to adopt, and we prefer those who own a home, although very mature and responsible prospective adoptees who rent will be gratefully considered. Any dog that does not work out is returned to us by legal contract, after you have taken reasonable measures to give the dog a chance to adapt to your home and new situation. You may have to wait up to two weeks for us to find a spot for the returning dog, as we are always very full.

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.