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Waggytail Rescue

, New York, NY, 10002

Shelter Description

NEW FEES AS OF AUGUST 1, 2020 (includes microchip registration, age-appropriate vaccines, and spay/neuter by ASPCA): Dog Adoption/Donation Fees: $550 for puppies under 1 year, $450 for dogs 1 to 8 years, $325 for seniors 9 years of age + and up ​Cat Adoption/Donation Fees: for all cats $175 Founded in 2004, Waggytail Rescue is a NYS registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of small breed dogs and other animals in need. Our program is focused on finding forever homes for animals in urgent circumstances by saving them from imminent euthanasia in over-crowded shelters across the USA. Waggytail Rescue DOES NOT have a physical shelter location. All of our animals are fostered by our wonderful volunteers in their loving homes. 

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To inquire about volunteering with Waggytail Rescue, please email

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Sunshine is a 4-year-old, 7.5-pound chihuahua mix. She’s loves attention and her happy place is right by your side. Sunshine had a wonde... show more

Sunshine is a 4-year-old, 7.5-pound chihuahua mix. She’s loves attention and her happy place is right by your side. Sunshine had a wonderful first 4 years of her life, living in a quiet rural home with her elderly owner. However, she was tragically left alone in her home for about 6 weeks when her owner passed, and she's learning to trust and open up again. Sunshine needs a quiet home where she’s the main attraction and doesn’t have to share you with other pets (or many other people). She is a little nervous at first but really starts to blossom and shine when she gains confidence and feels secure in her surroundings. She is at her best when she knows her boundaries so she requires some patience and training in the beginning. While she has not bitten, when she is pushed past her comfort zone, she can be snappy, so she needs an understanding owner who has experience and patience. Once she bonds with you she will never be far from your side. Her hobbies include napping, eating snacks, and sitting on your lap for head scratches. We are working on getting her weight down so small meals in the morning and evening are her schedule, as well as low-fat snacks. She gets a treat here and there for good behavior but her absolute favorite reward is a nice scratching or lap time with you. Sunshine, while blossoming in her foster home, has not yet been outside on a leash and uses wee pads like a champ. She is a bit nervous at handling, so we need an understanding adopter who will continue to work on her training.  Vaccinated for rabies and DHPP. Spayed. Needs microchip.  Please contact us DIRECTLY using the instructions below if you are interested in adopting one of our Waggytails! Visit our website ( for an adoption application. It is important to fill out an application as soon as possible for consideration, and we require a complete application for you to meet an animal.  Adoptions: Waggytail Rescue CANNOT guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue. show less