Fur Real

A New York, NY 10017 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits.


Pets at Fur Real

  • Any
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female

This rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.

Areas Fur Real Serves

New York City, NJ, Long Island, Upstate New York, parts of CT, parts of PA.

Fur Real's Adoption Process

First, a potential adopter must fill out a pre-adoption application.
After a screening process that includes checking references (business, personal and veterinarian office), we speak to the potential adopter. A home check may be done in advance or, if the adopter is approved, when the animal is delivered, a home check is done in order to complete the process.
Adopters must sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee (which varies according to the type of animal adopted and age). Adopters agree to provide updates after the adoption process is complete.

About Fur Real

I have been rescuing animals in NYC since I was a child. My mother taught me the value of all life, and instilled a deep sense of empathy in me for all animals. I have been consistently active in animal rescue and animal liberation for the better part of the past 14 years, as well as TNR'ing over 1200 cats and adopting out upwards of 300 cats and dogs. I also help international dogs and bring them to NYC for adoption whenever possible (I have pulled 40 animals from a shelter in Thailand and found them homes/am currently finding them homes in the tri-state area), and actively pull at-risk dogs on death row from the local kill shelter, as well as continuously do street rescue of friendly, vulnerable cats within NYC or cats and dogs who are being "given up" by pet owners.

I have a regular job, so I do this in between caring for all my animals and my outdoor colonies. I also help out other groups and rescuers whenever I can.

I will be applying for 501(c)(3) status in 2018. I have put doing that off for many years because I was so inundated and overwhelmed with animal rescue and I was nervous about being flooded with requests for help that I couldn't answer, but I am in a better position now and have realized my potential in the past year, as I've accomplished so much on my own, that I feel comfortable to finally make my group official.

Come Meet Fur Real's Pets

I rely upon foster homes, as I don't have a physical space to show them. Foster homes agree to help show the animals in their care to facilitate the adoption process. I am currently partnering with other groups and shelters to help show the animals in my care by using their physical spaces to get my animals seen by potential adopters.

Fur Real's Adopted Pets

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