10 Best Dog Adoption Centers In New York – Adopt A Dog Today

Have you ever thought about getting a dog? These four-legged furry friends are great at keeping you company and are just lovely. At some point, you must have asked yourself the question everybody asks before they proceed with adopting a dog, “How much does it cost to adopt a dog?

Well! If you are to take the big step of becoming a pet parent, go ahead and check our list of the best dog adoption centers in NYC.

This list comprises only of No-Kill Rescue organizations like ASPCA, Animal Heaven, Social Tees Animal Rescue, and many others.

These are the best places for dog adoption in New York City.

*This list is in no particular order.

1. The Humane Society of New York

The Humane Society of New York
Image Credit: The Humane Society Website

Address: 306 E. 59th StFounded in 1904, for over a century, The Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York, providing ill, injured, and abused animals in New York City with shelter and care. The center is more than just a shelter: It also offers medical care for pets at an affordable price and a loving atmosphere.

Phone: 212-752-4842

Website: Humanesocietyny.org

2. Social Tees Animal Rescue

Social Tees Animal Rescue
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Founded in 1991, Social Tees Animal Rescue is a long-standing member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals and a participating shelter under the City of New York’s Animal Care and Control New Hope Program, which places animals in local No-­kill shelters.

Address: 325 East 5th St

Phone: 212-614-9653

Website: Socialteesnyc.org

3. Animal Care Centers of NYC

Animal Care Centers of NYC
Image Credit: Animal Care Centers website

The complete adoption package at Animal Care Centers of NYC includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a certificate for a free exam, an embedded pre-registered microchip if your pet ever gets lost, and a collar.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, you can start the process on their official website.

Address: 11 Park Place, Ste 805, New York, NY 10007 (No animals at this location)

Phone: 212-788-4000

Website: nyacc.org


Image Credit: ASPCA website

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ANIMALS (ASPCA) was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at humans’ hands and protected under the law. Look at their online directory to pick a dog that needs a new home.

Address: 424 E 92nd St

Phone: 212-876-7700 ext. 4120

Website: Aspca.org

5. Bideawee

Image Credit: Bideawee Website

For more than 117 years, Bideawee has been the leading No-kill pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. Through a vast array of services, Bideawee cultivates and supports the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them. Browse their online directory, where you can take a look at dogs of different breeds and ages who are up for adoption at the center’s Manhattan and Westhampton locations.



410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.


118 Old Country Road, Westhampton, NY 11977.


3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793

Phone: 844-568-3738

Website: Bideawee.org

6. Animal Haven

Animal Haven
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Founded in 1967, Animal Haven is a non-profit organization located in Manhattan, NY, that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve adoption chances.

Animal Haven only accepts animals with zero histories of aggression, so you’re getting animals with friendly behavior.

Address: 200 Centre Street

New York, NY 10013

(Corner of Hester Street)

Phone: 212-274-8511

Website: Animalhavenshelter.org


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Address: 86 N 1st StBrooklyn Animal Resource Coalition’s mission is to provide a haven for abandoned animals and find permanent loving homes. They give the animals quality food, shelter, medical attention, and the love they deserve until they move to their permanent home. You can go through their website and decide on a particular dog to adopt before leaving your house.

Phone: 718-486-7489

Website: Barcshelter.org

8. Petfinder

Image Credit: Petfinder Facebook Page

Oh. Yeah! Petfinder. I mean, come on, who doesn’t know Petfinder? Petfinder works kind of like a matchmaking service, but in this case, it’s matchmaking between you and the dog you love. You can find exactly the perfect dog for your household.

Petfinder is a National Organisation, which means you might be lucky to get a dog out of the state.

Addresses: (Adoption process begins online)

Phone: Use the Contact Page on their website

Website: Petfinder.com

9. Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption CenterAddress: 33 Warner Rd Huntington, NY 11743Founded in 1927, Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter situated on six wooded acres in Huntington dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving homes forever. Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center is the only non-NYC shelter in the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.

Phone: 631-368-8770

Website: Littleshelter.com

10. Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue
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Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a non-profit, all-breed dog rescue. Made up of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue sweet, loving, adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in the southern US states and get them adopted into beautiful forever homes. With “Saving badass dogs from idiot humans” as a motto, you know this shelter ain’t playing around.

Address: Network of foster homes in NY, CT, and MA

Email: adopt@badassbk.com

Website: badassbrooklynanimalrescue.com 


And that’s a wrap; if you know some great shelters in New York or have some fantastic suggestions, use the comment box to let me know about them. Thanks.

Lynne Garner

Lynne Garner

Writer. Dog and Cat mom. Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee. A lifelong animal enthusiast who enjoys writing about dogs and cats, and rescuing them.


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