Dog Habitat Rescue

About Dog Habitat Rescue

Dog Habitat Rescue is a group of volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray, and neglected dogs, with the goal of being one of metropolitan New York City's most refined and focused canine rescue facilities. Residing within Unleash Brooklyn, NYC's premiere daycare and boarding facility, Dog Habitat Rescue cares for and socializes their dogs in a cage-free, eco-friendly environment, while offering each dog a natural, organic diet tailored specifically to his or her needs.

About the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015.


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Meredith Klinger

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Monday, April 26, 2010


Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Announces First "Green" Rescue Organization, Dog Habitat Rescue, to join the Alliance

New York, NY – Monday, April 26, 2010 – Unleash Brooklyn, a 7,000-square-foot loft in Brooklyn, is a cage-free and eco-friendly daycare/boarding facility that also operates as an animal rescue organization, Dog Habitat Rescue. The facility features a holistic pet boutique called District Dog, which sells natural and organic food, supplies, and treats for dogs and cats. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is pleased to announce that Dog Habitat Rescue is the first "green" rescue organization to become an Alliance Participating Organization (APO).

What makes Unleash Brooklyn and Dog Habitat Rescue "green"?


All cleaners and supplies are eco-friendly, from the energy-efficient light bulbs to biodegradable poop bags.


All food sold in District Dog pet boutique is natural and organic.


All dog runs and boarding areas are constructed of recycled or repurposed materials.


Salvaged wood was used to make the stalls and gates. There are no metal cages.


Recycled rubber was used for the flooring.


The facility provides a clean, safe environment for rescued dogs and uses ecologically sustainable products and materials whenever feasible.


Dog Habitat Rescue is converting a bus, which will be used to transport rescue animals, to run on biodiesel fuel.

What makes Dog Habitat Rescue a holistic rescue?


The team at Dog Habitat Rescue works with Denise Herman, an animal behaviorist at Empire of the Dog, to assess the temperament of each dog. Denise and her team of trainers and apprentices volunteer their time each week to work with the dogs on training commands or simply teaching them to walk on a leash.


Upon arrival at Dog Habitat Rescue, each animal is examined by a holistic veterinarian.


A nutritionist visits once a month to help assess and, if needed, modify each dog's diet — including supplements — based on her assessment.


Dog Habitat Rescue is extremely fortunate to be sponsored by Stella & Chewy's, provider of raw food for pets, and Zuke's, which makes natural treats. All of the rescue dogs eat raw food donated by S&C and get Zuke's treats when out on walks with volunteers or in training sessions.


Dog Habitat Rescue provides supervised socialization of its rescue animals with the daycare and boarding dogs.

For more information about Dog Habitat Rescue, visit For more information on Unleash Brooklyn or District Dog, visit or


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