Red Hook Dog Rescue focuses on saving special needs dogs from the kill shelters of NYC, not because of what we can do for them, but because what they teach us. Dogs that are blind, deaf or have a physical impairment are in no way "limited" by what humankind considers a handicap. In fact, many shelters do not realize a dog is deaf or blind, because the dog copes so well with their surroundings.
Red Hook is run by a certified trainer, who believes in personally visiting and evaluating every dog before taking it in to rescue, and not sending animals to the first available home, but to the best home. As such, Red Hook has one of the lowest rates of return adoptions of any rescue.
Red Hook will always be a small rescue, with under 20 dogs available at any given time. We wish to focus on rescuing well, not rescuing big.
Dog of the Month
Diesel is a 2 year old blind pitbull mix. Diesel is currently in boarding and we really would like to see this special guy in a home. Diesel is housebroken, well behaved, quiet and friendly. Love is blind, take a chance on Diesel!
Come back soon for our up coming adoption events!
“Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here.” ― Trisha McCagh