Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was started in 2015 by animal lovers Jackie O’Sullivan and Stacey Silverstein. Jackie left a career in sales and marketing behind after 20 years to pursue her dream of rescuing animals. She started off volunteering for the NYC Animal Care & Control, then worked at a large rescue as managing partner before starting Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
Stacey is a lawyer and partner at a NYC-based law firm and her rescue efforts also started with volunteering at the NYC Animal Care & Control before co-founding Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s mission is to raise awareness for the huge number of homeless and neglected animals in the US – animals are euthanized daily due to overcrowded shelters and lack of funds for socialization.
Working on the public’s end to educate them about the huge potential these animals have as family pets is one of the key issues Rescue Dogs NYC is trying to tackle.
Many of the dogs rescued by Rescued Dogs Rock NYC require immediate and intensive medical attention, which naturally results in huge costs on the rescue’s side. Apart from medical care, these animals often also require rehabilitation and training due to their difficult pasts. Long-term health is achieved by altering all dogs rescued through Rescue Dogs Rock NYC as well as getting (and keeping) all vaccinations on track.
Like many rescues in the city, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC does not have a physical shelter – all dogs live with foster families and volunteers – which also helps them in their socialization process. Thorough screening of fosters, adopters and dogs ensures that all animals end up in a safe, forever home.
Although awareness has risen, and adoption rates have gone up, there is unfortunately still room for much improvement. We like to support local businesses whenever we can, and although a non-profit isn’t a business in the most common sense, we feel that the money we collect on our Pup Crawl goes to the right place and we’re happy to feature Rescue Dogs Rock NYC as our partner for our sold-out event this month. They are also hosting a fundraiser this month, for which we have donated tour tickets.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
New York, NY 10028