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.
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all volunteer network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south. The dogs we rescue are in danger of imminent death as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds. Some of these animal control facilities use extremely inhumane practices like gas chambers and heartstick to euthanize the dogs and many have kill rates over 90% before rescues get involved.
When we commit to rescuing a dog, we make sure the dog is well cared for and properly vetted. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, test for heartworm, provide flea and heartworm preventative, and deworm at private vets local to the shelter they come from. We treat illnesses before adoption, most often heartworm, but have also treated parvo and distemper, and provided for necessary surgeries for dogs with serious injuries. The dogs stay in local fosters or boarding for at least 2 weeks or until they are healthy enough to travel. Then they ride up north with professional rescue transporters who make sure their ride is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
When they arrive, the dogs go into foster homes where they get training and experience living in a home environment before adoption. Some of the lucky ones even get adopted upon arrival! We want the dogs to be in the best possible adoptive home, so we are diligent in finding the right match. Our thorough process includes three personal references, a vet reference and a home visit.
As an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c3 organization, all of our resources go directly to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing Badass dogs. It takes a lot of money, time, space, and brainpower to rescue responsibly and we can use all the help we can get. If you can foster a dog, volunteer your time and skills, or donate funds or goods, please let us know. It takes a great community of dedicated people to save these deserving dogs and we welcome your involvement.
The decision to adopt is an important one that we take seriously. Please take time to read and carefully complete this application. Please include full explanations with as much information as possible. In order to adopt a pet, you must be at least 23 years old, be able to provide references and one form of government issued identification, consent to a home visit, pay the adoption fee and agree to all terms of the adoption application and contract. Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue reserves the right to deny any application for any reason. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Upon approval, you will then have the option to choose a Badass dog, sign our adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. The adoption fee is $450. This covers vetting, boarding, spay/neuter (if over 6 months), transportation from the rescued kill shelter, collar, leash and Badass adoption package. Your adoption fee allows us to save another life, we do not make a profit with this fee.
Please note it typically takes at least 7-14 days to process your application (including reference checks and home visit). If you haven't heard from a Badass representative after 7 days, please do email us to catch up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: If you're planning on attending an adoption event please fill out our application 1-2 days beforehand to expedite the adoption process. Thank you!
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.