These are all dogs currently under our care, listed according to their status:


  • still haven’t found a good match
  • read their profiles and see if you could be the “perfect forever home”



In Foster-To-Adopt Homes

  • may be at their forever homes;
  • read about the foster-to-adopt program;
  • if the foster family decides this is not a good match, the dog will be then listed as available

Adoption Pending

  • a great matching family has already been found;
  • adoption is not final until the contract is signed;
  • in case the adoptions falls through, the dog will be then listed as available

Our foster dogs receive full veterinary care and any health issue is addressed as recommended by a doctor. They receive (or update) vaccines and are given heartworm and flea prevention treatments. Intact dogs are neutered/spayed as soon as possible after intake.

We evaluate temperament before accepting any dog. After the dog has settled into foster care another temperament evaluation is performed. Our fosters are tested with other dogs, people, kids, and, whenever possible, cats. If any unforeseen temperament issues are uncovered, we consult a professional trainer for advice. Socialization will continue throughout foster care and basic obedience will also be started or reinforced.

NYCSR discloses all medical and behavioral issues with potential adopters.

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Hi, my name is Fonzo


I am a 8.5 year old Male


This sweet boy is Fonzo, a 8.5 yr old Shiba/Pom who has already charmed his way into his foster mom’s heart. Fonzo is an active boy who is doing well with his Shiba sibling but will need some training.

Whenever we speak with Fonzo’s foster mom, it is apparent that his is a mix in every way. He is a mix of Shiba Inu, silliness, separation anxiety, playfulness, challenging behaviors, and oh, some really great, newly cleaned teeth!

After only a month of taking medication for his anxiety, Fonzo has shown noteable improvement. As a result, his training is now progressing and he’s showing great promise. An ideal adopter for this boy is someone experienced with primitive breeds, like Shibas, who is also willing to work with him to help him become the dog he wants to be. Consistent positive reinforcement training is proving to be very effective so experience with this method is also important.

Fonzo is actually pretty ‘chill’ when he’s out walking with his foster mom and the sights and sounds of other dogs, cars, and people don’t bother him. However, he barks when left alone so it’s not recommended he be placed with someone living in an apartment or a more densely populated area. “Oh, Fonzo!”

Fonzo is looking for a Foster-to-Adopt placement or his Furever home, so if you are interested in really making a difference in a dog’s life, please click the link below!


•I get along with some dogs - I'm selective with my doggy friends:)

•I get along with all cats!

•I like some kids, but small kids scare me

•I love all people, but I have boundaries. I need an owner who understands me

•I prefer a quit, suburban type home with a fenced in yard, I need someone who will be home throughout the day to give me lots of love