My name is Maya Angelou!

Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Maya Angelou
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Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Facts about Maya Angelou

  • Breed: Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9965574

THE CAGED BIRD IS FREE. Maya Angelou spent more than four years in a rural Georgia kill shelter, passed over again and again. Perhaps because she wasn't small and fluffy in a place that has very few local adoptions, she sat forgotten despite being "an amazing dog who gets along with all dogs young and old." Maya even shared her kennel with others who came to Badass over the years. She kept her cha rms and somehow managed to stay very loving. Her sweet temperament and enduring Badassery left an impression last we visited and we are thrilled to say that now she's FREE. She has arrived at her destination full of hope and possesses a tranquility that belies so much time spent unwanted in a noisy shelter. Maya will be coming to Brooklyn after heartworm treatment, but in the meantime she’s accepting applications while getting some much needed rest and relaxation. Apply at to foster or adopt her.

About Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...


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.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our events vary but we usually have 2 per month. You can find out about our events online:

Our Adoption Process...


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

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!