Animal Haven

Animal Haven is a nonprofit shelter that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area. #AnimalHaven

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Scorpio was rescued from the Asian dog meat trade and now gets a special photo with our dear friend @sophiegamand. She has come a long way baby! She is shy but great with other dogs and people. She just needs a family to take it slow. Patience is key. Please help her! LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT. #animalhaven #adopt #dogmeattraderescue

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NEW YORK: here is Tugboat, facing in the right direction this time! 🀣🀣 At 10 years young, Tugboat actually has a hard time seeing. @animalhaven is still trying to determine whether she is completely blind or not. Despite her vision, she is a very sweet gal, friendly with people and dogs, and still very curious (although sometimes she bumps into things and needs to be carried in stairs). When Tugboat is being carried, she insists on being upright and loves to be held! πŸ’… Her fur is super extra soft and she really enjoys being petted. πŸ’† Her adopter will have to help her with her weight though πŸ˜†. Head to for more info and to apply! .
#photographysaveslives #adoptdontshop #blinddog #puglife #seniordog


Year of the dog with alum super power! #animalhaven #Repost @montydoodledoo with @get_repost
Happy Lunar New Year, Time to celebrate the Year of The Dog #新年快乐 πŸ“·:@thedogstyler



Tibble loves to play on a Friday afternoon with all his awesome toys! This sweet boy is still looking for his forever home. Please help him! For more information go to πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ


Our Sweet Tugboat! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— #animalhaven #Repost @sophiegamand with @get_repost
When you are trying hard to be a good girl, but you were facing the wrong way the whole time… πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€£ It’s ok Tugboat, the most important is to give it your best!!! πŸ™πŸ€— Meatloaf Tugboat is a dreamy blind 10 year old lady who has a face to die for! Seriously, wait till I introduce you to her properly 😱😱😱 I am in love. I had a blast at @AnimalHaven yesterday!! We photographed 23 doggies (including Frida of course! Omg I love this girl so much). They have tons of wonderful dogs of all types, from little fluffy ones with perfect head-tilts (if you saw my story) to big senior teddy bears you just want to shove your face into; from rambunctious albino puppy to shy dog rescued from the asian meat trade… They have a perfect fit for about anyone! Stay tuned for all the cuteness... And if you are considering adopting in NY or neighboring states, please visit
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#photographysaveslives #adoptdontshop #dogrescue #pug #seniordog #animalhaven #newyork


Buttercup is still looking for her forever home. She was brought to Animal Haven after her person could no longer afford or handle the treatment she requires for her diabetes. She is an adorable, loving eight-year-old Morkie who will love you unconditionally. If you are ready and willing to take on a dog with diabetes, she is your perfect match. She is great with other animals and would do well with kids too. She's perfect. Staff will walk you through her treatment and help you along the way. The process is fairly simple with daily injections. Please help her! LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT! #animalhaven #adopt #morkie

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BEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT EVER! Cotton Candy had so much interest in him after his initial post but when we found Chris and Ilene, we knew he was meant to be part of their family! He will even have a tripod brother who was adopted by the family at the exact same stage of recovery! We wish them a wonderful adoption day and so many years of love and happiness!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️


Alum love! #animalhaven #Repost @niketeva with @get_repost
Belly rubs
And to dine
That's what I want
From my Valentine.
Won't you please be mine?
#valentinesday #roses #chihuahua #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #animalhaven


How smart are our kittens? Love is truly in the air. #animalhaven #kittens #valentinesday #adopt



Kittens playing β€œfish” on an iPad, that is all. #donateyouripads #friskiescatfishing #almostreadyforadoption #cutenessoverload😍@friskies


Stop by @wework Soho tomorrow to share your love with a shelter dog ❀️❀️



Meet Tugboat! Are you looking for a dog who will be the talk of the town? Well, look no further. She's TUGBOAT! We pulled this senior sensation from the city shelter about two weeks ago and now she is living it up in the executive suite at Animal Haven. Our girl is completely blind (and slightly deaf) but gets around with no issue. Not surprisingly though, she loves food. What a shocker! But she also loves to go on walks so we hope she can work on her figure with her new family. Please help her. LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT. #animalhaven #adopt #pug #blinddog #tongueouttuesday

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@proplancat The gaunlet has been dropped. Food donation? We think they earned it. We are located at 200 Centre Street in Manhattan. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ±πŸ±πŸ±πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ❀️❀️❀️ #animalhaven #kittens #adopt #Repost @rescuekittychaos with @get_repost
Just a box full of kittens, no cuteness going on here...#kittens #kitten #rescuekitten #rescuekittens #adoptus #babies #kittensofinstagram #proplan #box #ifitfitsisits #animalhaven


An adorable alum photo is just what the doctor ordered on a Monday. Rex is killing the cute! #animalhaven #adopt #yorkie πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ



UPDATE ON COTTON CANDY: Six-week-old Cotton Candy was taken in by Animal Haven this past Thursday (via an emergency transport to the vet hospital by @nycacc). Someone had tied a rubber band around his paw, which had strangulated the limb and caused a terrible infection with necrotic flesh.
The easiest and most humane treatment at that point was to amputate his leg. Obviously, it’s never easy to think of an animal losing a limb, but most cats (especially one as young as he is), heal very quickly and get around perfectly fine.
Cotton Candy was released from the hospital last night and has been recovering with his foster mom Lauren.

Thank you SO MUCH to all who donated towards his care!! You helped save his little life.
Here’s an update from his foster: β€œCotton Candy is one beautiful, sweet and BRAVE boy. He really enjoys being held and cuddled, especially by sweet Ferris a senior pitbull/lab mix. He doesn’t even seem to notice anything is different about his body and hops in and out of the litter box every time. He is perfect!!!!” #animalhaven #recoveryroadfund #cottoncandy #abusedkitten #saved #rescuedkitten


Strong puppy alum gameπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ. He knows how to work a room. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ #animalhaven #puppy #adopt #Repost @larrytheloaf with @get_repost
Breaking hearts and taking names.


Meet Boopsie! This little senior sweetheart who has some trouble seeing was surrendered after her family couldn't care for her anymore. She is an adorable, tiny Yorkie with a ton of love to give to a family. She's great with other dogs and, most likely, cats. Won't you please help her? LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT. #animalhaven #adopt #yorkie

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Our alum have a whole lot of star power! 🌟🌟🌟 #animalhaven #Repost @michaelurielikesit with @get_repost
She’s a star. @animalhaven @shakespeareindc


WHY ON EARTH WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS TO A DEFENSELESS KITTEN?? We received a call today from Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) asking for our help with little "Cotton Candy." This poor 6-week-old kitten was found this morning with a rubber band tied around his paw so tightly that it had strangulated his entire foot, leaving it severely infected and mostly necrotic.

He is spending the night comfortably at the emergency vet hospital and will have surgery tomorrow. Sadly at this point, the most sensible and humane option is to amputate the limb. However, we have had many "Tripod" cats at Animal Haven and they all get around just fine!
We can't know why anyone would hurt him this way, but we do know that without YOU, we could not afford to save his innocent life.

Please support his care at : πŸ“Έ @shannonkirkman


Walter Pickles is becoming more famous by the day and hopefully closer to finding his forever home. He’s reached 300 followers, but we all know that number needs another 2-3 zeros on it. So let’s make it and regram his page!!! another #Repost @walterpickleswobblykitty with @get_repost
Oh. My. Paws! Over 300 new friends! Thanks for joining me on my journey to find a forever home guys, so glad I wobbled my way into your hearts. #walterpickles #wobbly #wobblykitty #newfriends #300
#thankyou #blackcat #animalhaven


QUEENIE UPDATE: This beautiful 3-year-old Pomeranian was brought to us as a stray by Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) suffering from hind limb paralysis. Whether she was hit by a car or suffered another injury or abuse, we will never know. We were asked to take her in and help.

At first, vets were convinced she would require a wheelchair for the remainder of her life, but to our surprise, she starting putting weight on her back legs just DAYS after arriving at Animal Haven. She is currently undergoing aquatherapy at Water4Dogs Rehabilitation Center and is making tremendous progress. We are so happy for her and can't wait to find her new family!
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Meet Goose! This beautiful Chocolate Lab puppy is available for adoption at Animal Haven. She is full of energy so we are looking for a home that is ready for the huge responsibility that comes with having a young (large) puppy. She is a doll and will bring tons of joy to her new family. Please help her. LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT. #animalhaven #adopt #puppy. Photo by @shannonkirkman.

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RALLY TOMORROW, THURSDAY, 12:15! Join NYCLASS, @peta @animalhaven and @tamerlainefarm to demand that Arthur be sent to sanctuary! Arthur is the NYC carriage horse who spooked and crashed into 3 cars on Sunday. His fate is uncertain, and the carriage industry has been caught selling their horses to slaughter in the past. We can’t let that happen to Arthur! See you at the SouthEast corner of Central Park by the big statue tomorrow, 12:15-1:30!✊🏽 #animalhaven


We can't believe that Orville is still looking for his forever home. This guy is absolutely adorable! He'd make a wonderful family dog. Orville is just playful and fun. Please help him! LIKE, LOVE, SHARE OR ADOPT. #animalhaven #adopt #puppy

For more information on Orville go to Photo by @shannonkirkman.


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#FridaTheMermaidDog News! I stopped by @animalhaven today to check on my girl (and get some lovin') and hear from the vet's assessment. They confirmed that it is highly unlikely Frida will walk again but we will start some exercices to relieve some of the tension she has in her lower back. We will also get her a wheelchair asap! The staff walked her with a sling and it was like she grew wings! Frida is eager to explore the world! 🐳 Once, Frida could walk. And I'm sure she wants her freedom back. The X-rays confirm she has a broken spine due to blunt force trauma, which backs the story I have been told: Frida's previous owner beat her up until he broke her spine. Then he continued breeding her twice a year. Frida comes from hell but yet she is the most loving, sweetest little mermaid lady! True to her pit bull self!! Check my Instagram story for a live stream we did earlier! So much love!!! Please consider donating to my Frida and Friends fundraiser (link is in my bio). The money she doesn't need will go to her rescue! Frida can help us save so many more doggies like her! And if Frida catches your heart the way she did mine, get your applications in asap through πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š .
@rivierarescue look at your girl! #dogrescue #paralyzeddog #frommexicotonewyork


Morning! These precious pups are looking for a home at Animal Haven. For more information go to πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ #animalhaven #adopt #puppy


This makes our stomachs turn. The horse Arthur and many tourists were hurt this weekend because no one will stand up to the cruel practice of horse carriages in our city. If you live here, speak out. If you are visiting, walk through the park and leave the horses alone. They deserve so much better! The scary part is that we don’t know where sweet Arthur will end up since the industry that put him here is taking him away. Thank you @nyclass for being their voice. To get involved start following them. #animalhaven πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


We place paralyzed dogs. That is a huge part of who we are and what we do. Sam’s smile makes it all worth it. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ#animalhaven #adopt #specialneedsdog


Tex (AKA Sugarland) was rescued from Hurricane Harvey when he, all his siblings and his mommy Houston were brought to Animal Haven in NYC. Believe it or not but Tex was the runt of the litter! Not so much anymore. What a big boy! We love you Tex! Wishing you the best life ever. #animalhaven #adopt #pittie #puppy