11 spots for pet adoption in New York City to find your new best friend

There is nothing like a four-legged friend to bring more warmth and joy to your home. Fortunately, there are hundreds of dogs and cats of all ages (as well as other furry critters) in need of a home in the city. The best choice for finding your family’s new best friend is to consider adopting a New York pet.

These local pet adoption organizations – including shelters, rescues and foster home networks – work tirelessly to find homes for all types of animals, from puppies and kittens to dogs and senior 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 solution for you and your family. Many also offer resources for keeping your new pet healthy.

If you are not ready to adopt, consider a foster family. With shelters often packed, temporary placement for animals is always appreciated. Homes for older pets are also needed, often overlooked when families are looking for a new friend. So if your home is rather cold, a senior will be forever grateful to you!

Until you find your adoptable pet, get animal inspiration by watching our favorite animal and animal movies and take a look at our suggestions for the best dogs for kids.

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