Scroll down for a list of Rescue Organizations, Breed Specific Rescue Organizations, and Central New York Shelters. A number of Northeast rescues bring puppies up from overburdened Southern shelters where the puppy mill laws are not as strict and spay/neuter protocols are not as well observed.
East Coast Adoptions is Dogs In Danger rescue, founded in order to help dogs that need homes immediately to avoid euthanasia. We consistently work with shelters that transport to us in West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas where there aren't enough adopters to save these dogs in shelters. Many of the communities are very rural, and ultimately do not have the resources or people to adopt all the dogs that come into the shelter every day. These dogs are sometimes housebroken, spayed/neutered, good with dogs/cats/kids, and would have made perfect family pets. Often have puppies. 908-745-9191; email@example.com – Sherburne, NY
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY is a not for profit volunteer organization. We were formed because we saw many young, old, happy, healthy puppies and dogs being euthanized in shelters because there was no foster space or other rescue groups with room to take them until their forever home could be found. Our focus is finding those family dogs who just need a little more time and exposure, and helping them find their way home. 518-424-1738
Wagging Tails Rescue NY is a small foster home based 501C3 organization whose mission is to rescue homeless dogs with no hope; especially those living in inhumane conditions. Whether it's dogs in cramped, dirty puppy mill cages, barbaric international dog meat farms, hoarding situations or those living in the streets and shelters - we give them a brand-new lease on life. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paws For The Cause Rescue, INC is a 501c3 not for profit dog rescue. Our mission is to rescue, house, feed, clean and medicate dogs and puppies left, for whatever reason, particularly those in public shelters, where they are at high risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation. 315-820-8011; email@example.com.
National Mill Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) located in Peyton, CO. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. 719-445-6787
Saving Grace is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in North Carolina find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives. We screen the dogs' temperaments and take care of their veterinary needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
Breed Specific Rescues
Chow Chow Rescue of Central New York is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 rescue group started in 2001 by Chow enthusiast Cindy Stone. This rescue was formed out of love for this unique breed and is dedicated to finding forever homes for pure-breed Chows. 315-699-3086
Grrowls NY, Inc. - Golden Retriever Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to finding new homes for Goldens and almost-Goldens who have been abandoned, mistreated, lost or whose current owners are unable to continue caring for them.
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue (HHDR) provides a compassionate approach to dog rescue by matching homeless dogs from overcrowded shelter systems with loving homes. HHDR is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization funded by donations, fundraisers and adoption fees, that works to find forever homes for rescue dogs in the Central New York area. HHDR is located in North Syracuse, NY.
East Coast Herding-Dog Organization Rescue Inc. (ECHO) is a Not for Profit 501(c)(3) group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of herding breed dogs on the East Coast. ECHO's mission is to rescue herding breed dogs, primarily Border Collies, Aussies, Cattle Dogs, and herding mixes, etc, from high kill shelters within the tri-state area, concentrating on NYC and NJ. ECHORescue@yahoo.com
Central New York Shelters
Susquehanna Animal Shelter
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Central New York SPCA
5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211
6160 County Road 32
Norwich, New York 13815
Humane Society of Rome
6247 Lamphear Road
Rome, New York 13440