COVID-19 UPDATES

Last Updated 5.26.20
Please refrain from calling the Rescue, we are inundated with calls and have limited staff to monitor. Email is the best way to reach us - adoptions@pawscrossedny.org.
We are CLOSED to the public, adoptions are being done by appointment only - through email. 
If you need assistance with pet food or supplies during this difficult time, please visit our Community Kibble Container on property! More information here!

Adoptions:

We are open for adoptions by appointment only for approved applications.
 
Please be patient with our team, we are working around the clock to process applications, answer emails and return phone calls. 
5/26/20 - We are no longer listing our available dogs on the website (we don't want people to get excited for a pet they may not be able to meet). Once your application is approved, you will receive an email with a quick survey to request an appointment. You will then be emailed your appointment number and a Google Slide document of the dogs we have available at that time. We cannot guarantee that the pet you are interested in will be available by the time of your appointment. 
  • ALL OF OUR CATS ARE IN FOSTER - THANK YOU!! We do not need any more cat fosters at this time!
  • All applicants must have an approved application to make an adoption appointment.
  • Appointments can only be made by email - our phones are incredibly busy and with less staff, harder to monitor. 
  • When you get here, call to let us know you are here. 
  • We will not be able to walk you around to view dogs, so please check out our pets through the website ahead of time: AVAILABLE DOGS
  • Cat adoptions will be more difficult, we do not have a space available for you to get to know the cats before adoption. We will do foster-to-adopt in order for you to get to know the cat in your home. Our adoptions team is very knowledgable about all the pets in our care and will work with you to match you with a cat that is perfect for you and your family!
  • You will have the opportunity to meet the dog you are interested in before adoption.
  • No one over the age of 70 or otherwise compromised are permitted at the Rescue according to NYS Matilda's Law.
  • THANK YOU to everyone that is opening their homes to foster pets during this time. We have received so many applications and they far exceed the number of pets in need at this time. Please try other local organizations that may need assistance.

Volunteers:

We are only allowing experienced volunteers with over 100 hours of service to come in. No cat volunteering - all cats are in foster homes :)
  • Call or text us when you are here so that we can sign you in.
  • Do not come in the building except to use the bathroom.
  • The white boards are moved outside.
  • Please bring your own leashes. 
  • Stay 6 ft. away from any volunteer or staff member - no matter what. 
  • Be extra careful with walking.
  • Wear a mask when volunteering.

Donations:

We are incredibly thankful to everyone that is bringing us donations! Please leave donations in the bin outside of the front door. If you need a receipt, please email info@pawscrossedny.org
  • We are not accepting linen donations at this time. 
  • Any monetary donation can be made online - or via phone: 914-372-7878 - THANK YOU!

How to prepare for your pet’s care in case you get sick:

  • Find a trusted person to care for your pet(s) if members of your household become ill or are hospitalized. 

  • Make sure your pets all have proper identification. Ensure microchip information is up to date in case you and your pet are separated. 

  • Ensure all vaccinations are current. 

  • Keep a crate, food and extra supplies on hand. Click here for Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit.

  • Document all medications with dosages and administering instructions.

  • Print out these cards to put on your doors/windows to alert responders that you have pet(s) in your home needing assistance in case of emergency.

How to protect your pets if you are sick:

  • If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. This can help ensure both you and your animals stay healthy.

  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. For more information visit: What to Do if You are Sick.

If you are hospitalized, where your pet can stay:

  • Create a plan for your pet now, just in case you face illness or another emergency. Reach out to family, friends, your regular pet sitter and neighbors to see who can temporarily care for your pet if you are hospitalized. Research doggy daycare centers, kennels and vet offices that provide overnight and extended care and have their contact information handy in case of an emergency.

  • Have pet preparedness kits ready for all animals in your family. They should include information about each animal, updated vet records, medications, and food. Be sure everyone in your household can locate these kits.

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Elmsford, NY 10523

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