Badass Brooklyn Animal 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.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a boutique dog rescue organization made up of volunteers in Brooklyn, NY. We are happy to adopt dogs to qualified adopters in the NY/NJ/CT/PA/MA/Upstate NY areas - as long as we can do a home visit and get the dog to the adopter ourselves or with the help of one of our trusted sister organizations. We work closely with a rescue in Syracuse and often travel for adoption events. We help each other with placement and home visits to expose our dogs to the most possible potential homes. We are a very small group of individuals who often foster the dogs ourselves, so we work very hard to find the right match for the dogs. We are focused on quality, not quantity, and as much as we would like to save them all, we focus our efforts on rescuing the best dogs and finding the best homes for them.
About Our Rescue Group:We rescue wonderful dogs from rural, high kill shelters in the south and find them the perfect match homes in the north.
Last winter, I started seeing pictures in albums on fb of dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized in rural, high kill shelters all over the south. It got overwhelming and I got depressed. Then I rescued my first dog - did it myself - had no idea how I would find this dog a home and had to pay high vet bills at a regular vet that didn't give me a discount. I named him Fred since he had markings similar to my first childhood dog Freddie. My neighbor across the street fell in love with Fred when seeing us one day walking down the street and adopted him after 2 weeks. After I realized that I COULD do it myself, I have not stopped.
After doing it all alone for several months, I partnered up with other like-minded dog-loving Brooklynites to help rescue, foster and find homes for our Badass Brooklyn Foster Dogs. In 2011 our small network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers successfully rescued and homed over 80 dogs and we hope to do even more in 2012.
We are diligent about making sure the dogs get the best vetting, boarding and transport. I do not skimp on vet care, good boarding/fosters and safe, clean and reliable transports. We foster many of the dogs ourselves.
We now are building up our foster network and are pulling more dogs, organizing adoption events, and partnering with other organizations to spread the net as widely as possible. I adopt many of the dogs to people in my neighborhood and have the pleasure to see the dogs I have rescued often walking on the street or in the park. I also recently started a blog about my experiences rescuing independently: http://badassbrooklynfosterdog.blogspot.com/
We always need fosters and if you are not ready to adopt but would like to try out the experience of having a dog, please let us know and I can send you a foster application.
You can see pupdates and happy tails pictures on our facebook page www.facebook.com/BadassBrooklynFosterDog
Come Meet our Pets:We will have more than a dozen dogs and puppies available for adoption at our next adoption events:
* Saturdays from Noon -3pm at NYCPet on Driggs near McCarren Park (between N10 and N11th Streets)
Accessible by Bedford Ave L or Nassau G stops
Our Adoption Process:We have an extensive application process with vet reference, personal references and home visit required. We are all apartment dwellers and we are NOT snobs about city living. I myself was turned down by a beagle rescue 10 years ago because I didn't have a fenced in yard (or any yard). I adopted my beagle from the city pound and she has the best life a dog could wish for - with three-four walks a day at a huge park a block from my apartment. I have met with many city dwellers who are so grateful to be treated with respect and not immediately condemned for not having a house with a fenced yard.
What we care about most is that you will provide a stable, loving and safe home for the dog you adopt. All of our dogs are fully vetted prior to adoption and we expect adopters to keep the dogs healthy and up to date on shots, flea and heartworm preventative as well as to treat any illnesses which may come up. Adopting a dog is a financial commitment and we expect that the dog you adopt will be on par with your other family members in terms of health care and overall care. These dogs have been through hell and they are loving and sweet and deserve the best.
We have an adoption application and contract and a fee of $450 per dog adoption. Trust me, we lose quite a bit of money doing this as the adoption fees barely cover basic vetting, boarding and transport, and often times we pay for extensive extra vetting before the dog is ready for adoption. If you think this fee is too high, I suggest you adopt from a larger shelter with more financial resources.