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Our Featured Shelter Island, NY Partner:

Sweetest Dog 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.

PO Box 968
Shelter Island, NY 11964
(631) 749-5533

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We rescue adoptable dogs from high kill shelters both locally and from the South. We are a foster based rescue. Although located in Suffolk County, Long Island, we are delighted to work with out of state adopters.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a small foster-based animal rescue based on Long Island (New York). We save animals on "death row" from High Kill Shelters, and help local outreach groups, who save animals from hoarding or abandonment cases. We also rehome dogs whose elderly family can no longer care for them. Although our own rescue is relatively new, the members of our rescue have a combined 48+ years of rescue and rehabilitation experience.

Come Meet our Pets:

by appointment or at adoption events to be announced

Our Adoption Process:

We ask that potential adopters fill out an adoption application, provide references including a veterinarian reference.

We will schedule a meet and greet and home visit.

Our adoption fee schedule is as follows:

Puppies (up to 7 Months) = $350.00
Dogs (7 Months - 7 Years) = $250.00
Senior Dogs (7 Years & Up) = $200.00
Domestic Cats/Kittens: -= $125.00
Exotic Cats/Kittens = $200.00

Although the applications are reviewed by our adoptions team, the fosters have the final say on whether the applicant gets the dog. They know what is best for their charge and without our fosters, we would be unable to rescue dogs.

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.