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Bronx 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.

Derrek's Gleeful Rescue
Derrek's Gleeful Rescue is dedicated to rehoming homeless dogs. They do not discriminate against breeds and believe all life is precious and that all dogs deserve a loving home. Many of their dogs come from kill shelters. All dogs are up to date on vaccines and spayed/neutered. The rescue is located in the Bronx, New York, with foster homes in Upstate New York.
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Earth Angels Canine Rescue
Earth Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit canine rescue and adoption organization established five years ago to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs from the New York City streets. 90% of the dogs we rescue are from the South Bronx.Earth Angels was founded by Emelinda Narvaez, a New Yorker with a big heart, determined to make a difference in the lives of the many mistreated dogs she witnessed.
EARTH ANGELS IS A NO-KILL RESCUE GROUP. Earth Angels welcomes animals that others write off as too sick, too old, too ugly, or too unmanageable . We spay/neuter, vaccinate, de-worm, and micro-chip all our dogs as well as providing medical attention when needed. We rehabilitate our dogs by using behavioral training and giving them lots of love to restore their faith in human beings.
Call us at 212-252-3875 or 917-648-7070 or email

Paws All Around
Paws All Around takes in stray and abandoned dogs off the streets of the Bronx and, space permitting, from the public. While awaiting adoption, dogs receive medical attention, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery. They take in all breeds, and do not pick and choose their dogs. They are a no-kill rescue that keeps all animals until they are adopted.
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Paws To Love Adoptions
Paws To Love is a private, not-for profit rescue organization that rehabilitates abandoned and/or stray animals. Their mission is to place these rescued animals into responsible, loving, and permanent homes. All animals are vet checked, tested, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Paws To Love also educates the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, the importance of the right type of food, and the importance of not over-vaccinating.
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Poor Animals of St. Francis
Poor Animals of St. Francis provides responsible, permanent, loving homes to healthy pets and maintains their health and well-being by assisting families who are under financial restraints to feed and properly care for their animals. They do not operate out of a shelter, but instead place animals in foster homes while they wait to be adopted by the family best suited to meet their individual needs.
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