About Adopt-A-Dog


Who We Are

Adopt-A-Dog is a dog and cat rescue sanctuary organization serving New York and Connecticut and beyond for three decades.  Our shelter is open seven days a week.  Our dedicated staff and volunteers strive to provide the best care possible while the animals are at our shelter awaiting safe and permanent homes.

Our Mission

Adopt-A-Dog’s mission is to find safe, permanent homes for our discarded companion animals.

For three decades, Adopt-A-Dog has been “Coming to the Rescue” by meeting the medical and emotional needs of dogs and cats and maintaining its position in the battle of over-population by neutering the creatures that enter our shelter. It remains our choice to help.

Adopt-A-Dog’s steadfast goal is to reach out to the next generation of pet owners to promote responsible lifetime ownership.



An Open Invitation

You are invited to come and see for yourselves what our shelter is all about.  The shelter is open seven days a week.  We would be happy to schedule an appointment to give a personal tour of our nearly two-acre sanctuary and have you meet the animals that will benefit directly from your generous donations.

Please give us a call today at 914-273-1674.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


History of Adopt-A-Dog Inc.

Three decades ago, three women had a vision.  Donna Nives, Gloria Scheuer and Pam Fahnestock became concerned about the growing number of animals languishing in area shelters.  The three friends organized an agency headquartered in Greenwich, CT to advertise various dogs and cats that were available for adoption.  Adopt-A-Dog was born.


                                                                                                         The Adopt-A-Dog Logo from the 1980's

2011 marks Adopt-A-Dog's 30th Anniversary by "Coming to the Rescue". 

Our hopes and dreams for the future is to build an Animal Welfare Education & Rescue Center to ensure our mission lives on.


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