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


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Who We Are

Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has been saving the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens — over 1,000,000 to date.

New York Services

Our Port Washington, N.Y. headquarters provides a wide range of services for residents of the New York metropolitan/tri-state area, including our pet adoption center, a pet health center offering affordable veterinary care, dog training services, and so much more.

Adoption Center

Hundreds of wonderful pets are available for adoption.
Info & Directions

Mobile Adoptions

Bringing pets to you in the
metropolitan New York area.
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Pet Health Center

Quality health care at affordable prices.
Hours & Rates

Dog Training Services

Offering canine behavior, obedience & puppy training.
Free Consultation

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Contact Us

We have an unwavering commitment to rescue, nurture, and adopt animals and are proud
to be:

  • The world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization;
  • A leader in the no-kill movement, rescuing and rehabilitating animals instead of euthanizing them;
  • An innovator in animal welfare to create a more sustainable world for all companion animals;
  • A strong voice, elevating the status and promoting the acceptance of mixed-breed animals — Mutt-i-grees® — through advocacy and education;
  • A collaborative organization that’s built a national network of shelter and rescue partners;
  • A trusted source for information, education, and resources that increase adoptions and enhance the lives of adopters and their pets.

How We Help

Rescuing animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, and from owners no longer able to care for them are at the heart of our life-saving efforts.

huskyIncrease Adoptions

The Animal League increases adoptions and raises awareness of shelter animals through innovative programs, education, mobile programs, and partnerships.

dogEnd Animal Cruelty

Our no-kill policy and important programs help reduce animal cruelty and euthanasia.


mobileRescue Animals

Our hands-on rescue efforts secure permanent homes for so many displaced animals — over 1,000,000 to date.


togetherReduce Euthanasia

From mixed-breed shelter pet awareness and spay/neuter initiatives to our comprehensive education efforts, the Animal League helps reduce unwanted births and increase adoptions to reduce euthanasia.


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