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.

Rescue Organizations

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; – 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

Super Heroes In Ripped Jeans - We are a dedicated group working together to improve the lives of animals and their caretakers. We are a 501c3 not for profit humane society.

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.

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;

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.

Breed Specific Rescues

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) was formed for the charitable purpose of rescuing purebred Cairn Terriers, which are homeless or soon to be homeless.

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.

New England Border Collie Rescue, Inc. (NEBCR) is a group of volunteers working to find homes for stray, abandoned or unwanted Border Collies. Our coverage area includes the New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as eastern New York State and northern New Jersey.
Bald is Beautiful Hairless & Small Breed Rescue, Inc. is a breed-specific dog rescue that focuses on hairless breeds including Chinese Crested, Xolo, AHT and PIO. We occasionally rescue other small breed dogs when we have room. Although based in South Carolina, we are made up of a network of foster homes along the east coast of the United States.
New Rattitude Rat Terrier Rescue and Adoption is an all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to saving the lives of Rat Terriers and Rat Terrier mixes. We provide temporary living environments for abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or unwanted Rat Terriers. In private foster homes, they are nurtured, socialized, trained, supported medically, and provided with professional veterinary care while we work diligently to find them new and permanent adoptive homes where they will be safe, loved, and properly and humanely cared for the rest of their lives. New Rattitude, Inc., is a non-profit charitable corporation (501(c)3)  

Central New York Shelters

Susquehanna Animal Shelter
4841 NY-28
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Heart of the Catskills Humane Society
46610 State Highway 10
Delhi, NY 13753

Central New York SPCA
5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211

Chenango SPCA
6160 County Road 32
Norwich, New York 13815

Humane Society of Rome
6247 Lamphear Road
Rome, New York 13440