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Darla is a Peke about a year old and very cute. She is sweet and gets along with other dogs. She loves to play with toys and knows some tricks. Darla is housetrained and also knows how to use a wee wee pad. She likes attention from her humans and doesn't like to be left alone for long periods of time. Darla likes to be outside and loves walks. She could use some leash training as she will zigzag while walking. She would love to find a great family!


This sweet little boy is just too cute. He has scruffy fur and a sweet personality. At around 2 years and 15 lbs, he is the perfect little bundle of love.

Thank you Hitesh Chitalia for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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Kensy is a gorgeous Beagle mix, about 2 years old and weighs about 25 lbs. She is housebroken (and crate trained). Kensy is a bit timid, but once she warms up to you, she is a big couch potato, loves to run and play. She's very sweet and loves to cuddle up with her foster mom every chance she gets. Kensy is friendly with other dogs and loves to play with lots of toys. Kensy would be fine going to a home with cats. She is very active and needs a home with a fenced in yard - and another dog to play with would be great. She also rides well in the car.
Thank you In honor of Jason's 11th birthday for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!


Haley is an adorable pitbull mix, waiting for a loving forever home. She is about 1 year old and just a love. She gets along with other dogs, loves to run and play and enjoys her tennis ball! She walks well on a leash and is learning basic manners. She is eager to please and is very smart, she greets all of her handlers with big sloppy kisses!

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This girl is as sweet as she is pretty and she is very smart too. At about 10 months, she has a little more growing to do. She is very social and will need an active home. She seems to be an Australian Cattle dog/Australian Shepherd mix.

Thank you Lori Ann O'Donoghue for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!


Mikey is an adorable boy, about 5 years old. He is calm and easy going - he would like to find a home as an only dog and no children. He loves playing with his toys, is easy to walk on leash and housebroken.
Thank you Victoria Vulcano for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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Snoopy is a 2 yr old Chihuahua mix. His foster mom said he is a very easy, well-behaved dog. He needs a few minutes to warm up to new people and sometimes barks while he is getting settled, but once he knows you he loves to be held and has no problem being toted around! He follows his foster mom around the house. He is housebroken and he sleeps peacefully through the night in his crate and is just looking for his forever person. He enjoys his trips in the car with his foster mommy and accompanies her to work most days. He gets along with other small dogs and LOVES to play with his squeaky toys! Due to his size he should not go to a home with young children.
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Prada is such a cute and sweet petite beagle. She is just beginning to blossom in her foster home. She gets along with all other dogs and loves to play with them in the yard. She shares her toys and treats willingly. Prada walks well on a leash. She is not a "barky" girl but does let us know when there is someone at the door. She sleeps all night on her own bed and seems to be housebroken. Prada would love a gentle family who will take the time to help her come out of her shell and become the great dog she was meant to be. Due to her shy nature, we are not recommending she go to a home with small children. She will need a securely fenced yard and another calm dog would be ideal.
Thank you Andrea Russell for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!
Thank you JoAnne Novak for sponsoring my vet care!

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Cliff is a 10 month old big baby he loves to play and run and be around his people. We think Cliff is a Lab/Mastiff mix. He seems to be house broken as he has not had any accidents in his foster home. When he wants to go out he simply stands by the door. He is not a barker you barely notice he is around except when you turn he is right next to you. He loves to play with his toys but when you want to rest he will lay by you. It would be best to place him in an active home as he loves to play or have a home with another dog for him to play with. He gets along well with other dogs and plays well in the dog park. He is learning to walk on the leash and is learning to sit and run on Treadmill.


Tasha is a beautiful pitbull mix, around 1 year old and about 35 lbs. Anytime we hear, “Wow! What a beautiful dog!”, it is almost a guarantee that Tasha is coming in from a walk or in the front outside run. She is a beautiful dog – both inside and out. She has incredible markings and coloring. Her eyes are perfect and she always gives the most incredible eye contact with her handler. Any human contact puts her into a full body wag. Wagging her tail so hard she almost knocks herself down. She loves to buddy walk with other dogs (as long as she gets to lead). Her best buddy, July, who was recently adopted, still meets her for strolls in the neighborhood.

She will play in the yard with some dogs, but prefers well-mannered and super polite dogs. She would just rather be with humans. We will invite her along to complete errands around the facility and she never leaves their side. Yet, she is quiet when she is in a front run or a crate for some alone time.

Smart as they come too! She excels in manner training: “sit for greets”, “stay”, “leave it”, and most especially “heel”. Her heel is a traffic stopper, prancing like a Tennessee Walker by her handler’s side.

Our wish for our beautiful girl is to get a fantastic home like her best bud July. Her perfect looks so mimic her sweet disposition. Please come by to meet her in person. Most certainly we will hear, “Wow! What a beautiful dog!”.

Thank you Rosemary Boone for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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Courtesy Listings

There are so many dogs that need a home and with Pet Rescue's limited space, we cannot help them all. Please take the time to look at these courtesy listings and if interested, apply directly to the contact listed. Visit your local shelter -- there are many wonderful dogs just waiting for a home to call their own. Click here to view courtesy listings.

Foster a Dog!

Thinking of adopting but not sure you are ready for the commitment? Want to save a life and be rewarded in wagging tails and kisses? Try fostering and become a part of Westchester Magazine's Best Animal Rescue Group 2008.

Pet Rescue does not have a shelter and relies entirely on the generosity of foster homes to care for our dogs. The number of foster homes we have dictates the number of dogs we can save. There are always more waiting for rescue.

The average foster lasts just a couple of weeks and all dogs are screened for health and temperament. We provide basic supplies, veterinary care, and guidance. You provide love, training and a home. It is the care and attention given by foster families which allow Pet Rescue to expertly match our dogs with prospective families.

If you live in Westchester or Southern Fairfield counties and would be willing to care for a foster dog, please submit an application. Fostering is a fun and immensely rewarding experience! Click here to see how much love you get from being a foster parent!

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Tocco is a male chihuahua/min pin mix, about 6 weeks old. He loves to play with toys and his foster brothers and sister. He gets on well with cats too. Loves to sleep by his foster mom when not playing. He is working on his wee wee pad training. He us also good with children.


Rusty is about 25 lbs, 1-2 years old and very pretty. He a very good boy and very well behaved. He looks like a Pharaoh hound mix.

Thank you In honor of Denise's Birthday for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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Dupree has a "joie de vivre" attitude. Although he has lived in a kennel for a long time, he makes the best of his situation. He makes us laugh with his need to sit on every different chair in one of the outside runs. I guess he needs to see a different perspective on life while he is here. I even found him sitting high on a large rock in our back yard run. Just sitting there over looking his kingdom. The kennel is next door to DPW and every employee of the facility knows Dupree by name. As they drive or walk by the run you hear them call out “Dupreeeeee” reminiscent to a character from Cheers. Dupree will need to be the only best canine friend in his new home.

Dupree is strong and in his past, he once thought he had to use his voice and body to get attention. He is now learning that he gets all his wants and needs fulfilled by offering appropriate behavior. He sits for all treats, toys, attention, doors to open, harnesses to be fitted, etc. The volunteers love working with him because he is so fun to train: sit-stays, waits, leave-it, down and crate training are some of his specialties. Sometimes we forget he is still in a crate but his snore alerts us to let him out.

Dupree would be a great pet for a person who is willing to continue with his training protocol. Although he will play in the yard with some of the other dogs and frequently goes on buddy walks, he should be an only dog. Due to his size and strength, he would be best in a home with older children.

Dupree’s favorite past time is when one of the staff or volunteers takes him into the office so he can lay at their feet while they finish their work. I think it is the closest he has to being in a home.

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Thank you in honor of Jessica Stadler's birthday for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!


Brad is a real cutie pie. He is a 1 year old, male Terrier Mix and is about 35 pounds. He is very smart and knows some basic commands. Because he is so bright he will readily learn many more. He is housebroken and walks beautifully on a leash. Brad loves to play and go on long walks but at the end of the day, his one and only concern is major cuddle time. He will climb right up next to you and put his head in your lap. He also just loves being in the same room as his people. He will follow you around and find a nice place to snooze while you do your work. He really just wants to be your one and only so no other pets please. Brad is adorable and a very special boy. If you want to cuddle, this little guy is for you. Brad will do best in an adult home, since he tends to bark at visitors.
Thank you Kevin Grehan for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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C-uddly, L-oving, A-gile, R-eady for family, E-ager to please

This acronym describes me, CLARE. I’m a 1 year old female hound mix, weighing about 40 lbs. I love adults, children, dogs, and cats. I’m house broken. I love the security of my crate when the family is away. I sleep in my own bed on the floor of my family’s room. I am shy when I meet new people and in new situations. I’m looking for a family with another dog to be my friend and a backyard where we can run and play. I don’t like to walk on a leash but I am learning to tolerate it. I’m an easy dog to have around.


Bradley is an adorable Pekinese mix, approximately 7 years old and about 15 lbs. He has been living in a foster home with 2 other dogs. He is blind and needs time to adjust to new people and environments. He gets scared easily by loud noises and as a defense mechanism, will growl and bark. Bradley prefers an adult only home and could benefit from another calm dog to follow. Bradley is waiting to start his new life in his forever home. Could it be you?

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Ellie is an exquisite Hound/Lab mix with maybe some Shepherd mixed in. She is about 2 years old and 55 lbs. She is goofy and loves to play - she is especially fond of tennis balls. Ellie gets a little nervous when on leash and surrounded by many different dogs but happily plays with certain dogs, always sharing her beloved tennis balls. Although slightly timid, she enjoys being with her humans. She knows some basic commands, is housebroken and rides well in a car too. Give this girl a home and she will give you her whole heart. This video shows just what a gentle girl she is:

From our Trainer:

When I first met Ellie (now warmly called Ellie Bellie) in September, she was a shut down dog that rarely ever made eye contact no less allowed you to pet her. She became our project. We would hand feed her so that she understood “humans” are pretty good. We would up the ante and feed her when she looked up toward the face. Eventually the food was moved up around the eyes. One day she actually looked into my eyes. It was that day that I saw the beautiful soul of an absolutely exquisite dog.

Ellie would hang out in the office with one of us when answering calls or doing paper work. She started out playing on the opposite side of the room, but eventually would come over to the desk for a quick snuggle or pet. Now when she is in the office, her head rests on our laps.

The turning point was when she was placed in the yard with one of our more difficult dogs. The expression of who rescued who has never been so accurate as watching these two play together. She now plays with another dog, always sharing her beloved tennis balls with her newfound friend. Ellie still gets a little nervous when on leash and surrounded by many different dogs but now loves to be around all humans. When one of us was away for a period of time and returned, Ellie saw that person from across the room and did a full body wag, greeting them with such enthusiasm. That is when I knew our sweet Ellie would make someone a perfect pet and companion.


Chocolate is 1 yr. old chi/minpin mix, he is extremely affectionate and a lap dog for sure. He loves to be with people and other dogs. Currently working on housebreaking, he is a very smart little guy so he is picking it up fast. He’s a playful little guy, too. He would love to be with his person and go everywhere with them.

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Stevey has a serious face but don’t let that fool you. This is one big tail-wagger, kisser and want-to-be lap dog. He is playful and friendly and when he’s really happy he prances around like a stallion. Chasing balls and chewing bones are among his favorite activities, but what he needs most is another dog who wants to play as much as he does. A four-year-old pitbull, he acts more like a puppy and is a true poster boy when it comes to a good temperament. He play bows to other dogs, walks well on a leash, sits for treats, and lets people take toys and bones right out of his mouth. However, he would benefit from basic obedience training and needs a fenced yard or dog park where he can run. He’s compact and lean - only 45 pounds - and has the silkiest chocolate coat. In a foster home, he was easy to bathe, liked to ride in the car, and enjoyed cuddling on the couch. He’s a little too exuberant with cats so would probably be best in a feline-free home. Stevey was found on a street in Manhattan and while he aced his behavior evaluation and the volunteers loved him, he still ended up on the euthanasia list in an overwhelmed shelter system. Help us give him another chance!
Thank you Thomas Langdon for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!


Jack is an adorable 3 year old, 29 lb purebred Jagdterrier (pronounced YAHK terrier), a rare German dog bred for its ability to hunt both above and below ground. Jack is intelligent, affectionate and devoted, and loves making his master happy. A true working terrier, he needs lots of time and room to run and exercise, and can entertain himself for hours searching for small critters. Ideally he will find a forever home with a large property or farmland for him to do what he was bred to do, but a daily excursion to a large dog-park will suffice. Jack was owned by a wealthy family with a large compound and spent much of his time outdoors; he was abandoned when they relocated overseas. Jack gets along well with other dogs but would probably prefer to be a solo pet. Young children are not recommended. He is neutered, housebroken, good on the leash and in the car and knows basic commands. After a busy day Jack likes nothing better than to curl up for a good snuggle and a belly rub. Might it be with you?

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Lauren is almost a year old and around 60 lbs. He is a beautiful and big girl with a heart of gold. She loves other dogs and is great with people. She still have a lot of puppy behavior. You just want to hug her when you see her.


Pharaoh is a great dog. He is about 3 1/2 yrs old and 70lbs. We believe he is a Great Dane/Greyhound mix. He likes his humans, and plays well with some dogs, mostly female. He knows how to sit, shake, stay and lay down. He is strong on a leash, but with a little training he can be a wonderful pet. He was turned in by his owner who became too ill to care for him any longer. He would love to find an active forever home.

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This bouncy girl is full of love and joy. She loves people and other dogs. She is an about 1 year old Australian Shepherd/Collie mix.

Thank you Lauren Phillips for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!


Baxter is a beautiful Beagle mix, about 1-2 years old and 38 lbs. He is very friendly, outgoing and gorgeous all at the same time.
Thank you in honor of Celeste's 50th birthday for sponsoring my ticket to freedom!

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