About Rescue City
About Our Rescue Group...
Rescue City is a no-kill, volunteer, non-profit charitable 501c3 animal rescue organization serving Brooklyn, NY and the metro area. Whether you are looking to adopt a pet in Brooklyn, or would like to learn more about how you can make a difference, you have come to the right place. We believe it is our moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of helpless, abused, abandoned, neglected animals, and to place them in loving permanent homes. We also partner with local animal shelters, offering some much needed relief, by rescuing animals that may otherwise been euthanized due to overcrowding. Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and receive all necessary veterinary care and treatments. They are then placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We situate our animals in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes, following a thorough, but hassle free adoption process. We educate our adopters on the importance of responsible pet ownership and while insuring our commitment to the animals we adopt beyond the adoption process.
Come Meet Our Pets...If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable pets, please contact us so we can set up a meet and greet!
Our Adoption Process...
The Standard Adoption Fee is based off of the donation schedule below. This Fee helps to cover some of the medical expenses, vaccinations, microchip as well as spay/neuter procedures (please see examples below*).
Our donation schedule is as follows:
Puppies (under 12 months): $450
Dogs (1 – 5 years): $400
Dogs (5+ years): $350
Bonded Pair: $300 each
Cats: $150 each
Rescue City’s priority is to place our rescues in permanent loving homes, as they have already been through enough before coming into our program. As we aim to situate each animal in the appropriate home, this application helps us to learn more about you, your home and your level of experience.
The Adoption process has numerous steps:
Submission of Application
Review of completed Application
A) Contacting the most appropriate applicant for an interaction.
B) Scheduling a mandatory home inspection.
Signing of the Adoption Agreement
Taking your new family-member into a forever home.
We realize our process seems like a lot to go through to adopt but it is our priority to ensure that this placement is the best outcome for the dog, and that the adopter is equally as happy. Most importantly we want the adoption to be successful and permanent.
Spay & Neuter
The average cost for veterinary care varies depending on your location, the size of the dog/cat, as well as their overall health. The average dog/cat spay or neuter can range from $45-$175 for a rescue animal. However, this doesn’t include the cost of pain relief medication which is another $10-$30 dollars. If you were to get your adopted dog/cat spayed or neutered on your own it could cost you anywhere from $200-$500 plus depending on said variables.
The cost of standard vaccinations for dogs/cats to prevent Distemper, Parvo, Kennel Cough and Rabies can cost approximately $50 for the rescue animal, if not more. If you were to pay for these vaccinations yourself you could be paying anywhere from $20-$150 dollars
Parasite Treatments and Preventatives
Monthly flea tick and ear mite treatments as well as heartworm preventives for dogs/cats are another monthly cost for animal shelters. De-wormer medications are often given preventatively as oppose to waiting to see evidence of worms. These treatments can cost approximately $20-$50 assuming that no labs are need. Lyme disease and heartworm tests are another cost we will incur to ensure that your dog/cat is in good health. If a dog/cat tests positive, Lyme disease treatment can cost anywhere from $50-$200 depending on the size of the dog/cat. However, if a dog/cat needs to be treated for heartworms the treatment can be extremely costly, and on average it’s at least $1000 if you were to pay for it yourself.
The cost for a rescue to microchip their animals is approximately $20. However, the cost to microchip your dog/cat on your own can range anywhere from $45-$65 plus annual registration fee.
Food, Shelter & Comfort
The cost to feed a dog/cat for a month in an animal rescue can range greatly based on the resources of the rescue, but a general ballpark estimate is round $40-$60. This does not include special diets for dogs/cats that need weight loss food or dog/cat food for specific digestive needs. Then there are toys, treats, bedding, and other necessities that the shelter provides.
This also includes X-rays, echo cardiograms and other specialized treatments. This means part of your dog/cat adoption fees will go towards animals that need additional care even if your adopted dog/cat was lucky enough to have a clean bill of health.