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Our Featured Albany, NY Partner:

Rookie's Rescue -

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Rookie's Rescue is a virtual shelter so there is no facility to visit. All of our available pets are in foster homes, most of them located in TN.
The pet you are interested in, may or may not be in your area, but transport is available and included in the adoption

About Our Rescue Group:

Rookie's Rescue was founded in memory of my beloved companion, Rookie.

Rookie's Rescue is a virtual shelter, meaning all of our pets live in loving foster homes, not a facility/shelter environment. The pets listed on this site live in a foster home located in TN, VA, NY or PA.

Rookie's Rescue is committed to helping abandoned, neglected and abused pets finding loving homes and
educating the public about responsible pet ownership with a strong emphasis on spaying and neutering.

Rookie' Rescue saves pets from over crowded shelters and animal control facilities, who due to lack of space and overwhelming volume are forced to euthanize thousands of healthy, adoptable pets each year. We will also accept pets from owners who can no longer care for their pet. When the animal enters our program, they undergo a complete health check from a local vet to make sure the pet is healthy. The pet is treated for any medical needs, is brought up to date on all vaccinations and is spayed or neutered. The pet is then socialized and assessed by our behaviorist. When the animal has been determined healthy and socialized, it is placed for adoption.

Come Meet our Pets:

Because we are a "virtual" shelter, there is no facility for you to visit all available pets. The pets in our program live is private foster homes.
Our foster homes are located in NY, NH, PA, VA and TN so the pet you are interested in adopting may or may not be in your area. The first step in the process is to contact us via email at and let us know which pet you are asking about. We will then send you an application and further detail about the process

Our Adoption Process:

When you see a pet you are interested in, please email us at

When we receive your email we will respond with more information about the pet and we will attach the adoption application.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.