About Us


Our Mission

It is our mission to save homeless, abandoned, or neglected dogs and cats and find them caring responsible homes.

Board of Directors

  • Tracey Barrios
  • Ira Block
  • Barbara Gebala 
  • David Krenkel
  • Martha Lopez

Our History

Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization founded in 1982 by volunteer workers who met at a “no-kill” animal shelter. Dismayed by the terrible living conditions of the animals there, they left to establish a rescue group to properly care for cats and dogs in need, and find them safe and loving homes.

Over the last 41 years, Pet Rescue has remained a no-kill rescue organization. And, we have remained a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to care for dogs and cats until they are adopted. In those years, we have grown with the help of donors and volunteers. We have our own facility in Harrison, NY with an onsite clinic for our animals, a kennel for some of our dogs and a dedicated space for adult cats (our “Kitty Cottage”). Additionally, many of our animals are fostered by dedicated volunteers. Our animals come from various places. Some come from owners who are no longer able to care for them. Many are taken from kill shelters. Still others come from the streets. Often the dogs and cats arrive sick or injured. They are subsequently treated by veterinarians to make them healthy for adoption. We take joy in finding our dog, cats, puppies, kittens and special needs animals good loving homes.


Our Accomplishments