New York and Rhode Island

Winston - Armonk, NY

Winston has stolen our hearts.  What a sad story.  He is a 10 yr old male castrated Pit Bull who weighs in at 50 lbs. 

We found Winston at a local municipal shelter where he had been living for months. He rarely got out of his kennel and was not socialized with many new people. We decided to bring him to our shelter to try to give him a better quality of life while he waits for his perfect home to come along. It takes some time for Winston to build trust with a new person but when he does he is incredibly loyal and loving.


There is nothing this boy loves more than to sit at the feet of his person and just relax in their presence. He is definitely worth the effort because once he loves someone it is for life! He has been through a lot in his life and is so deserving of a forever home. He has been through strict obedience training and has excelled in the routine of training. He also thoroughly enjoys agility training and taking long walks.


Whoever adopts Winston will need to have the dedication to commit to bonding with him and continuing his training so he can be the best dog he can be for the rest of his long and happy life. In a perfect world, he would be the only pet in an adult only home, but he does have the potential to live with another easy-going female dog. Lets find Winston his forever home!

For more information about Winston you can call (914) 273-1674 or email:  Visit the website at

Nya - Queens, NY

This beautiful girl is Nya.  She is a 9 yr old, 52 lb, female spayed Pittie.



From her rescue:  Rescue friends and family, we desperately need your help. Nine year old Nya was diagnosed just days ago with transitional cell carcinoma, a cancer which affects her bladder and urinary tract. Yesterday we went to our trusted oncologist here in Queens who wants to start her on chemotherapy ASAP. However, we need to find a kind, loving soul who will open their heart and home to precious Nya immediately as her current foster is too far away.


Nya is gentle, sweet and her favorite thing to do is cuddle. She loves nothing more than curling up with her human on the couch. While she is same size doggie friendly, her foster hero will need to have the ability to separate due to the chemotherapy. We will cover absolutely anything and everything you will need for Nya. Time is of the essence and we must find her hero immediately in order to start treatment.


We rescued Nya along with her mother Zion from a filthy yard in Far Rockaway. Sadly, her mother is also going through chemotherapy, and is currently living with us, which is why we can't take Nya in ourselves at this moment. The girls (Nya & Zion) suffered immensely in their lives prior to rescue, as they were forced to live outside through scorching summers and blistering winters. We have known the girls for 8 years now and cared for their every need the best we could while they lived outside until we were granted custody of them in court. To say we love them is an understatement. We are looking for a foster in the NYC/ LI area. To be her hero today please apply and or contact us through

Gumball - Smithtown, NY (10/10/19 still avail)

This cutie pie is Gumball!  He is an 8 yr old, 6 lb neutered male Yorkie.

Gumball is very sweet!! He has a lot of love to give. He is blind and needs to be only dog as he gets a little feisty when he accidentally bumps into another dog. Even with his sight impairment, he does navigate his way very well up the stairs and in the yard. When taken outside, he will go to the bathroom. He loves to be picked up and held and walks great on a leash. He needs to be in a quiet home where he can feel safe and loved, so older children only, please. In return he will give lots of love and kisses!! 

For more information please visit or email  Gumball's rescue would like him to stay within the tri-state area.

Lucy - Rochester, NY  (12/7/19)

Meet Lucy!  Lucy is a 10 yr old, 10 lb, female spayed toy Poodle. 

Lucy is an adorable girl who is very loving and always interested in what is going on around her. She is very loyal and uses her best efforts to act as a protector to those she loves- size means nothing to this little girl! She has developed congestive heart failure over the last year and is on 3 medications to keep her heart healthy.


She has lived with multiple cats her whole life and has done great with them! She also does very well around children and new people. She would be so easy to add to a family. This sweet girl needs someone who will love her and care for her as she will love and care for them!

For all information, please contact Kelly: 585-738-5255.

Kayne - Horseheads, NY  (1/4/20)

Meet Kayne!  He is a 9 yr old, 88 lb, neutered male Rottie.

Kayne is a senior dog that came to us from animal control. We estimated his age to be 9-10 yrs. Kayne has the sweetest disposition and just loves people but he needs to be an only pet.  We recommend a home with older children only.


In terms of his special needs, well his hips are not the greatest. He also sometimes falls due to nerve damage in his paws. We started injections of Adequan with the addition of Meloxicam and Gabapetin for pain. He is also Lyme tested positive so he might have flare ups.


We are working on getting some weight off his hips and hope to continue in keeping the weight off. He loves short walks and sleeping on a memory foam orthopedic bed. We do what we can in a shelter environment but this guy really needs a retirement home to spend the rest of his days. Please help if you can!  

The shelter would like Kayne to be adopted relatively locally.  For all information please contact Horseheads Community Animal Shelter. Located at: 150 Wygant Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845.  Website: Email:

Cole - Horseheads, NY  (1/4/20)

Meet Cole!  Cole is a 9 yr old, 45 lb, neutered male Beagle/Lab mix.

Cole is a senior dog that just loves walks, human interaction, and most of all food. Which we have to limit because he loves it so much! Now that Cole is a bit forward in years things are a bit slower in his joints and rightly so. He is Lyme positive and will need meds when he has flare ups.


Despite his special needs it doesn't stop this boy from enjoying himself. He has been within a shelter environment for over a year with being adopted once but returned. Poor guy. With age sometimes he needs to go potty more often then younger dogs and could have a few accidents if people aren't paying attention.


He likes his time with his humans cuddling on the couch, walking, just being included. Cole has to be the only pet in the home. A fence might be worthwhile but not necessary. He does have a hound nose and will track what he smells so a leash would be required if no fenced yard. This boy has been waiting for his home far too long and really deserves to find a family to love him.  He is SO loveable!

The shelter would like Cole to be adopted relatively locally.  For all information please contact Horseheads Community Animal Shelter. Located at: 150 Wygant Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845.  Website: Email: office@horseheadscommunityanimalshelter

Victoria - Brooklyn, NY (3/8/20)

Meet Victoria!  She is a 2.5 yr old, 15 lb, female spayed Maltese mix.

This little girl has a truly incredible story that starts in Albania!  This adorable girl has never met a stranger, loves all humans including those of the tiny variety, and is as kind, sweet, and happy as the day is long.

Victoria was born in Albania where the situation for stray dogs is dire. When she was a year old, in June 2019, her family in Albania abandoned her, and she was run over by a car. Her muscles were torn, and her intestines, pelvis, and tail were damaged.


She was sent to the only veterinary hospital in Tirana, Albania where the veterinarians were able to operate on her. They diagnosed her with a lateral hernia and urinary bladder rupture. Although her prognosis was poor, she is a brave dog and the life force within her is strong. She survived against the odds. As a disabled dog, however, she had no chance of adoption in Albania. The rescue group in Albania connected with Laika Fund for Street Dogs in Toronto and, through them, found Victoria a home.


She arrived on February 2, 2020, but her new family found it difficult to express her, and she got sick. Their veterinarian told them that she needs surgery to amputate her broken tail to end her nerve pain as well as surgery to fix her hernia. The estimated cost was 10,000 Canadian dollars. The family returned her to the rescue on Valentine’s Day. 

Victoria loves to cuddle, run around with other dogs, hang out with cats, and jump on her two back legs when she gets a treat. She is in love with beef treats. She loves to sleep with her humans, play with kids, and run around in the snow. She is petite, but she can hold her ground with big dogs :). Victoria is a beautiful and happy dog, but because of her accident, she needs help pooping.


The rescue is taking excellent care of her, and she is doing great! She can live a normal life with the right family. We hope to find her a home in Canada or the United States. We are also seeking a second opinion about the need for surgery.  Please contact us if you would like to give her a home, email Jean Bubley at

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