There’s nothing like a furry, four-legged friend to bring extra warmth and joy into your home. Fortunately there are hundreds of dogs and cats of all ages (plus some other furry critters) who need homes in the city. The best choice for finding your family’s new best friend is to consider pet adoption in NYC.
These local pet adoption organizations — including shelters, rescues and networks of foster homes — work tirelessly to find homes for all types of animals, from puppies and kittens to senior dogs and cats, of all breeds and temperaments. Start your search online, visit one of the shelters or check out an upcoming adoption event. The organizations will work with you to find the best match for you and your family. Many also offer resources to keep your new pet healthy.
If you’re not ready to adopt, consider fostering. With shelters often bursting at the seams, temporary placement for animals is always appreciated. Also needed are homes for senior pets, often neglected when families are looking for a new friend. So if your household is on the chill side, a senior will be forever grateful!
Until you find your adoptable pet, get some animal inspiration by checking out our favorite animal and pet movies and have a look at our suggestions for the best dogs for kids.
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