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Our Featured Staten Island, NY Partner:

P.L.U.T.O. 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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in Richmond County (Staten Island, NY)

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a non-profit, no kill animal rescue group started by people who have a special place in their hearts for the homeless, abandoned, sick and unwanted animals. To promote humane education designed to increase awareness, compassion and responsible pet ownership. An all-volunteer group dedicated to rescuing, providing medical attention and unconditional love until placed in a permanent and well-educated home.

Come Meet our Pets:

Come See our adoptable pets on Saturdays
The gang will be there from 11:30AM until 3PM.

Saturdays 11:30AM - 3 PM

2752 Veterans Rd West
Staten Island, NY
(Target Shopping Center)
next to Home Depot

Our Adoption Process:

A dog or cat may come to P.L.U.T.O. in a number of ways. We sometimes have pets that are found as strays, some have been surrendered by their current owner, some are ill and need some TLC and some are rescued from another shelter. All are provided safety, love and commitment until the pet's forever home is found.

Once a pet is accepted it is checked medically by our veterinarian as necessary and a plan is made for spay/neuter if not already done. All vaccinations are brought up to date.

Our cats have a lovely space at Merry Mutts where they stay until they are adopted. A cat may also be fostered at a P.L.U.T.O volunteers home. All cats are tested and negative for FIV and FeLV. Dogs may be sheltered at the Merry Mutts facility or at the home of a P.L.U.T.O volunteer. All dogs are tested for heartworm.

Each Saturday, and for any events that are scheduled, the pets are picked up in the P.L.U.T.O. van and brought to PETCO where they are presented. If someone is interested in a pet they should inquire at the adoption desk where they may fill out a Pre-adoption Form. Filling out this form does not gurarantee adoption.

All prospective adopting applications are reviewed. Where there is a potential for adoption, a home visit will be scheduled. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure safety, love and commitment for the pets in our care. In the event of an adoption, final paperwork will be completed at the home visit. The adoption donation will be paid and arrangements will be made to transfer the pet.

Adoption donations:

Purebred dog / puppy: $280.00
Dog / puppy: $180.00
Cat / Kitten $80.00

All donations include the following:


Vet Exam
Rabies Shots
HW Test

Vet Exam
Rabies Shots
Combo test

*Adoption donations for puppies and kittens includes spaying/neutering and microchip prior to adoption. Vaccinations and wormings after adoption are the responsibility of the adopter.*

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, 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.