about us



Pet Rescue
P.O. Box 393
Larchmont, NY 1538
Phone: (914) 740-4072
Fax: (914) 834-0713

Email us: petrescueny@aol.com

Pet Rescue is not a shelter.

Our rescues live in foster homes until they are ready for adoption.

If you are interested in adopting a cat, please call (914) 834-6955.
If you are interested in adopting a dog, the first step is to fill out an adoption application.

Meetings will take place either at an adoption day or with the foster home by appointment.

We try to answer calls and emails in a timely manner but sometimes it takes us a couple of days. Thank you for your patience.


Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization founded in 1982 by volunteer workers who met at a "no-kill" animal shelter. Dismayed at the terrible living conditions of the animals there, they left to establish a rescue group to properly care for cats and dogs in need, and find them safe and loving homes.

Pet Rescue is not a formal shelter. It is a small group of volunteers that fosters dogs and cats until they are adopted. Some animals are fostered by group members and outside volunteers, while other animals are housed at local boarding facilities. The animals come from various places. Some come from owners who are no longer able to care for them. Others are taken from local shelters, yet still others (many others) come from the streets. Those rescued from the streets often arrive sick or injured, and are subsequently treated by veterinarians. We have great success finding homes for puppies and kittens as well as older animals and those with special needs (such as blind and handicapped cats and dogs).

We do not euthanize healthy or older animals. We will only give up on the life of an animal when it is terminally ill and in distress.


We are particular about finding the right match between people and pets. If we do not have the right kind of cat or dog for you, we may refer you to another shelter or rescue group. All of our cats are tested for feline leukemia and A.I.D.S. before they are released for adoption. They also receive vaccinations, and if mature, are spayed or neutered. Select dogs or cats for a current list of available animals for adoption.

We will ask for a minimum donation when an animal is adopted. The amount of the donation is not an exchange for value received, but is truly a donation to help us carry on our work.


We need volunteers to assist in a myriad of activities such as helping at adoption events, fostering homeless dogs and cats, cleaning cages and fundraising. Please consider donating some of your time to saving these wonderful animals.

We also need donations to support our work. Unlike many shelters, we receive no public funds.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to: PET RESCUE, P.O.BOX 393, LARCHMONT, NY 10538