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Brooklyn Pet Adoption Agencies and Rescue Organizations

All of the agencies below are part of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals ( If you've adopted an animal from any of these organizations, volunteer at any of these organizations or just want to give a "shout out" to them, please tell us your story by emailing us at or sending it to New York Tails/Staten Island Tails, P.O. Box 287414, New York, NY 10128-0024.

An important reminder-adopting a pet is a big decision, and so is surrendering one. Many of the agencies listed below are, unfortunately, often filled to capacity and there are times they simply do not have any space to take more surrendered pets.

But all of the agencies below, however, can always use your help-and there are lots of ways to help! Volunteering your time on adoption days, providing a temporary foster home for a pet waiting for placement, donations of towels and other gently-used household items-all always welcome! (And, for those who are able to donate money, donations are usually are tax-deductible.

Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C)
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) has shelters in each of New York City's five boroughs. AC&C is committed to providing the most humane care possible for the many animals that are brought into their shelters each day. The Brooklyn AC&C is located at 2336 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11208. Phone (212) 788 4000
Shelter Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 Days a Week.
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00pm, 7 Days a Week. Closed on All Holidays

Barbara the Cat Lady
Barbara the Cat Lady is an independent rescuer working out of her apartment in Brooklyn. She has been working with abandoned animals - mostly cats - for over 40 years, doing the work and paying the expenses herself. She knows her cats very well and makes every effort to place them with people looking for just that personality. Barbara usually has between 40 and 50 cats at any one time; she hopes that her new website will result in more adoptive homes. She is working at capacity and is not looking for more cats to take in!

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC)
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) is a privately funded no-kill animal shelter for homeless cats and dogs located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They receive no subsidies from the city or state and survive solely on the success of their pet supplies and grooming business and through donations.

Dalmatian Adoption

Red Hook Dog Rescue
Red Hook Dog Rescue is run by a dog trainer who does rescue on a very small scale and gets to know her rescued dogs very well before she places them.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Sean Casey Animal Rescue takes in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes - whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

Slope Street Cats
Slope Street Cats networks, educates, equips, and funds the many residents of Park Slope who feed, shelter, and trap/neuter/return (TNR) the feral cats in their neighborhood, with the goal of making Park Slope a cleaner, safer, and more animal-kind environment.

Most recent update 2/15/08
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