World's Largest NO-KILL
Animal Rescue
and Adoption Organization


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New York Metro Services

From our early days as a small shelter, North Shore Animal League America has become the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, and a global advocate for animals in need.

Port Washington, NY serves as our headquarters and is home to a wide range of facilities, services and programs available to everyone in the NY Metro area and beyond.

Our Campus

North Shore Animal League America    
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050



Our expanded campus is home to 10 buildings, including our 17,000+ sq. ft. Adoption Center, a state-of-the-art Rescue facility, Medical Center, low-cost Pet Health Center, Grooming Facility, Pet Supply Store, Training Facility, Cat Habitat, Dog Park and administrative offices.

Adoption Center

Come meet your new pet in our bright and spacious Adoption Center that features about 350 adoptable cats, dogs, puppies and kittens every day. Visit the Adoption Center

Hours: Open daily, 12 noon - 8pm
Phone: 516-883-7575

Pet Health Center

Open to the public with flexible hours, our Pet Health Center provides low-cost, affordable veterinary care for all pet owners, even those who haven’t yet adopted a pet from the Animal League. Visit the Pet Health Center

Hours: 10am - 9pm, 365 days a year
By appointment: (516) 883-2000

Pet Supply Store

Visit our Pet Supply Store to find everything you need for your pet, including a full line of premium pet foods, pet supplies and toys. With affordable prices and knowledgeable staff, the store is open to adopters and the public. Visit the Pet Supply Store

Hours: 10am - 9pm, 365 days a year
Phone: (516) 883-7575

Mobile Adoptions & Rescue

Our mobile adoption units travel throughout NY, NJ, CT and beyond hosting mobile adoption events that offer adorable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens for adoption. These mobile adoptions place thousands of animals into loving homes each year.

View our mobile adoption schedule to find an event near you.

Our Mobile Adoption Units also serve as emergency rescue and disaster relief units. Learn More

Foster Care Program

You can help an animal that’s either too young for adoption or that’s recovering from surgery or illness by providing foster care in your home. Learn More

Medical Center

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center is a modern, state-of-the-art medical facility, open every day of the year to care for the animals in our Adoption Center as well those in our community. The Medical Center provides a full range of services from routine vaccinations to complicated surgeries. Learn More

Dog & Puppy Training Programs

Our commitment to animals doesn’t end when our four-legged friends are adopted. We know from the more than one million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that we’ve placed into new homes that most behavior issues and concerns can be modified and/or controlled with proper guidance. Our Professional Behavior Training Program provides affordable, quality services for those in need of some guidance in raising their new canine family member. Learn More


Animal League America depends on the dedication of over 225 caring animal lovers that volunteer their time to help us save lives.  From bottle-feeding motherless kittens, to walking puppies and dogs, to answering phones and offering foster care to our special needs pets, our volunteers improve the quality of life for all of the animals in our shelter. Learn More