New York Magazine

Adopting a Rescue Dog

Writer Julie Klam—who has fostered 35 dogs, owned eight, and talked with ten experts—offers a pup-finding primer.

→ You could start by window-shopping on Instagram. There are thousands of stray and abandoned dogs in New York City and a handful of organizations that match them to owners. Follow some of the small rescue groups (like Muddy Paws Rescue, snort Rescue, or Good Karma Dog Rescue) to get a sense of the landscape. If you have a couple of favorite dogs, you can meet them in person at regular adoption events. Muddy Paws is a bit of a scene right now with long lines for the

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