Fostering & Adoption in NYC

If your interested in adopting, but not sure if you are ready to make the big step – try adoption!  Even if you don’t end up adopting the dog you still are providing shelter animals with a positive home environment to learn and feel safe in. 

Ridgewood Rescue Fostering

This is their instagram account


Best Friends 

Best Friends has a great fostering program for NYC residents.

How to get started:

1) Complete online volunteer profile at

2) Once you’ve created a profile, you’ll be able to sign up for an upcoming foster orientation found on the “New York Foster Program” calendar.

Adoption Services
If you are ready to go, please select from this list of adoption resources below.  There are always great local events you can attend, just follow the below links to get started!

Barc Shelter – Brooklyn

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Stray Cat Social Club

Brooklyn Animal Action Fostering Application


Craigslist is a great website to comb through if you are looking for a great pet for free.  Sometimes people are going through life changes and will use craigslist to post great adoption opportunities.


Other Links

Gone To The Dogs – Sustainable Pet Store

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