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Waggytail Rescue

, New York, NY, 10002

Shelter Description

Founded in 2004, Waggytail Rescue is a NYS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs and other animals in need. Our program is focused on finding forever homes for animals in urgent circumstances by saving them from imminent euthanasia in over-crowded shelters across the USA. Waggytail Rescue DOES NOT have a physical shelter location. All of our animals are fostered by our wonderful volunteers in their loving homes. 

Areas Served

Adoption Instructions

Dog Adoption/Donation Fees (includes microchip registration, age-appropriate vaccines, and spay/neuter by ASPCA): $550 for puppies under 1 year, $450 for dogs 1 to 8 years, $325 for seniors 9 years of age + and up ​Cat Adoption/Donation Fees (includes FIV test, microchip registration, age-appropriate vaccines, and spay/neuter by ASPCA): for all cats $175

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Pets in this Shelter

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Birdie

Chihuahua

Birdie is 5-month-old, 12-pound female chihuahua / dachshund mix from LA.  She is a loving, adorable, and playful pup. As a puppy she's... show more

Birdie is 5-month-old, 12-pound female chihuahua / dachshund mix from LA.  She is a loving, adorable, and playful pup. As a puppy she's got lots of energy, but also loves snuggling and watching tv, preferably in your lap, or laying by your feet while you work. Birdie needs a little time to get comfortable around strangers, but warms up quickly with some treats and gentle movements. Once she trusts you, Birdie loves to be by your side and happily accepts your pets and love. Birdie has shown a lot of improvement on a leash and is almost completely potty trained, only having an occasional accident. Birdie will whine at first in the crate, but does settle down after some time. She is getting better walking on a leash with city noises, but will need an adopter who is willing to continue working on crate training and walking confidently/not pulling on the leash. Birdie would be a great match for someone who is patient and has a lot of attention, affection, and time to dedicate to her.  She is a young, happy dog and will need an adopter willing to continue her training and building her confidence.  Vaccinated for rabies, DHPP, and bordetella. Spayed and microchipped. Needs heartworm test. Flea and tick prevention due 7/1. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Bolle

Chihuahua

Bolle is 3-years, 9-pounds female chihuahua mix from Tijuana who arrived with her sister, Fanny. They get along very well, but are not n... show more

Bolle is 3-years, 9-pounds female chihuahua mix from Tijuana who arrived with her sister, Fanny. They get along very well, but are not necessarily a bonded pair, and could be adopted together or individually. Bolle lives with other resident cats and dogs and kids and friendly with all - except the cats. She has a medium-high energy level and jumps pretty high. Bolle is a sweet and playful girl, but also snuggly and loves a good lap. She prefers the adults in the home, while sister Fanny follows the teenage children around. A really good temperament overall, these small and portable girls - together or alone - would make excellent companions. Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP and bordetella. Spayed and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/07. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Captain America, Thor, and Wonder Woman! *BONDED TRIO*

Domestic Short Hair

If you’re looking for triple the fun, then these 3 rescued musketeers are the ones for you! They share a special sibling bond and must b... show more

If you’re looking for triple the fun, then these 3 rescued musketeers are the ones for you! They share a special sibling bond and must be adopted together. They’re about 8-9 months young, up to date on shots, FELV/FIV negative, litter trained, and spayed/neutered. Thor, black male, known for his gentle soul and calm nature. He loves his naps and his feathered/bell toys, and soft belly rubs. He’s truly a baby at heart and his handsome face will capture you at first sight. Captain America, aka Cappy, is a male tabby, who can be shy, but once out of his shell, he’s sweet and affectionate, and often dubbed as “Romeo”. If he’s not following you around, he’s teasing his siblings with a good chase or wrestle. Wonder Woman, aka Winnie, is a black female. Don’t be mistaken by her little size, she has a big adventurous and inquisitive personality, who tends to lead her brothers and loves to snuggle with each one. Give her a toy mouse and watch her go!  They love watching TV, particularly they’re favorite YouTube channel at the moment is Birder King. If the TV is not on, you’ll find them by the window enjoying the view. They’re shy at first with strangers, but once they warm up, they really enjoy your company. Just shake the bag of treats and they’ll come running!  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable cat, or final size of any of our adoptable kittens. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the cat into our rescue. show less

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Charlie M

Poodle (Miniature)

Charlie M is a 3-year-old, 15-pound male poodle / maltese? / dachshund mix. He is non-shedding and needs routine grooming. Charlie is a... show more

Charlie M is a 3-year-old, 15-pound male poodle / maltese? / dachshund mix. He is non-shedding and needs routine grooming. Charlie is a happy and loving boy, but does not enjoy his backside being touched, and can be snappy if startled. He should be in an adult-only home. He lives peacefully with another poodle friend and would love a quiet home with experienced owners! He does have some food allergies, but those have been figured out and he now is on a special, vet-approved food. Charlie is currenty available to foster or adopt. Charlie also has hip displaysia, but his vet has not recommended surgery. This is controlled with a healthy diet and anti-inflammatory meds.  Charlie's foster says: "Charlie is a very loving dog. He loves to come and sit on my lap and be petted. He will lick you all day. He gets very excited when he sees people but he isn’t trusting right away so it takes a minute for him to get comfortable with people he doesn’t know.  He loves to be right next to me where he is touching me somehow.  However, it needs to be on his terms. Charlie loves to go for walks. I walk him in the morning and early evening. He is potty trained and either waits for walks or uses the doggy door.  He loves his fluffy toys and takes great care with them.  He sleeps with them as well.  He loves to chase a smaller tennis ball but is still learning to bring it back.  Charlie should be in a home with no children.  He needs a lot of patience and consistency.  I would not be looking to rehome Charlie except that I care for my young granddaughter 5 days a week. I have done training with Charlie with an excellent trainer.  It is a positive based training. It has helped immensely with him giving up some of his guarded attributes but t he still has some work to do. Hopefully an adopter will continue using the trainer, as my trainer does do remote training and knows Charlie well." Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella. Neutered and microchipped. Bloodwork done 11/20.  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Finnegan - COURTESY POST

Golden Retriever

Finnegan is a 9-month-old, 50-pound male golden retriever puppy.  He was born with deformed paws and one front leg had to be amputated i... show more

Finnegan is a 9-month-old, 50-pound male golden retriever puppy.  He was born with deformed paws and one front leg had to be amputated in March. It was very painful and we decided it was best to get rid of it while he was still young. He was found in Texas with two other siblings and a friend asked his foster to help hold him. Finnegan is extremely energetic and loving. He had some separation issues because with covid he has been around someone all day. With some patience, he settles in. He's like a little kangaroo always thumping about. He can be a little rambunctious but tires out with any type of play fairly quickly. Finnegan currently lives with a cat and a chihuahua. He does well with kids older then 5 years old. Finnegan does great with three legs but he’s still recovering from his surgery. He is a healthy and caring pup and would do great with a elevator building or someone with a yard. Vaccinated for rabies and neutered. THIS DOG IS NOT IN WAGGYTAIL'S CARE. APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO FINNEGAN'S RESCUE. APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED IF THEY ARE A GOOD MATCH. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Marco

Chihuahua

Marco is 1-year, 12-pounds male chihuahua mix from Tijuana. After being in foster care for 5 weeks, he is finally not only accepting hum... show more

Marco is 1-year, 12-pounds male chihuahua mix from Tijuana. After being in foster care for 5 weeks, he is finally not only accepting human touch, but has learned just how much he loves love. Marco arrived with his sister Maty, both extremely shut down, and has made quite a transformation with tons of patience from his fosters. Now, this small fox is sweet and playful and a big fan of attention. His funny personality is even more precious than his big heart. Marco lives for chest scratches and a close eye on his people so that he's never too far away from being hand-fed duck treats. His rough past means he needs some time to open up, but trust and treats and toys and hugs from his humans win him over. As a stray, it took weeks to be comfortable being in the same space as people, and then more weeks to accept touch. But the time allows Marco to gain confidence to then return his love tenfold. Most of Marco's trust and confidence came from the resident dog leading the way. Once he realized he was missing out of love, he began playing madly with his foster sister and one day understood how good it was to be a pet. This really good boy will thrive with another playful and outgoing dog, and as much as he now loves attention, he happily shares it with his fur-siblings. With a touch of separation anxiety, Marco quiets down when crated as long as the other dogs are in view. Crate-trained and pad-trained with some marking when anxious, Marco is thus far an indoor dog and while comfortable with humans is not yet ready for the scary city sights and sounds. Vaccinated for rabies and DHPP. Neutered and microchipped. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention due 5/20. Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less

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Miracle

Domestic Short Hair

Miracle is a 9-week-old, 2-pound male domestic shorthair kitten who is full of energy! He loves playing with toys, anything can keep him... show more

Miracle is a 9-week-old, 2-pound male domestic shorthair kitten who is full of energy! He loves playing with toys, anything can keep him occupied! He loves feathers, dog toys, and turning the Xbox on and off! If you pick him up, he will purr and curl up in your arms but, if you put him down he will bounce off the walls and run around! He still likes to run/hide under furniture but he comes out on his own now and will run back and forth like crazy. Miracle LOVES food and will definitely let you know he is hungry. He is currently eating wet and dry food. Miracle loves other animals, possibly even more than people at this point! He follows around dogs (of all sizes) and cats! He just wants to be close to them, he will be fine with cuddles or play! Miracle MUST go to a home with another young, playful cat or a cat-friendly dog. Apply today! Miracle is up to date on shots, FELv/FIV negative, microchipped, and neutered.  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website (www.waggytailrescue.org) for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: waggyadopt@gmail.com Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable cat, or final size of any of our adoptable kittens. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the cat into our rescue. show less