Derrek's Gleeful Rescue



Our Adoptable Pets Adopted! Adoption Application


We are Derrek's Gleeful Rescue, located in the Bronx, New York. We are dedicated to rehoming homeless dogs. We do not have a shelter or kennel. We have only a limited number of foster homes. If you can no longer keep a pet , we can help you find a new home for your pet, but you would have to hold onto your pet until we find a suitable home.

We do not discriminate against breeds and believe all life is precious and that all dogs deserve a loving home!!. Many of our dogs come from high kill shelters . All of our dogs are up to date on vaccines and spayed/neutered .

We welcome caring and compassionate volunteers to help our rescue mission grow.
If you are interested in volunteering or fostering , please contact us!!

HELP US HELP THEM by Sponsoring a Homeless Dog or by making a Donation to our Rescue. Please contact us to learn how to become a Sponsor for one of our rescue dogs
Email: or call 718 994-1220    Derrek's Gleeful Rescue,   PO Box 48, Bronx, NY 10470

Allergic to dogs and cats? Allergy Remedies

Why Spay & Neuter?


Say No to "Breed Specific Laws!"

Sadly we have a nationwide crisis , that crisis is called "Discrimination!!" and the target is specific breeds , such as Bullybreeds, Pitbulls and Rottweilers.
These misunderstood breeds which are actually the most loyal & loving companions make excellent family pets with proper training and socialization.
However, these wonderful breeds have sadly fallen on troubled times due to irresposible ownership & cruel fighting practices .
There are those who want to BAN our breeds , if this happens
these noble and loving breeds will one day cease to exist.


"If you talk with the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys...." ~Chief Dan George.

"He is your friend, your partner your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true. To the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Anonymous

The Rescued Dog Poem by Arlene Pace

Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain, in heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run,
for people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.
"No one again will hurt you was whispered in my ear."
"You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear"
"You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat."
"And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet."

I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur,
she told me about the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, "We are a circle, a line that never ends".
"And in the center there is you protected by new friends".

"And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you've been found"
"And all the other folk are searching near and far.
"To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star".
She said, "There is a family, that's waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see".
"And then they'll join our circle they'll help to make it grow,
so there'll be more room for more like you who have no place to go".

I waited very patiently, the day they came and went,
today's the day I thought, my Family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think it wasn't meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special Dog like you.

Now every night I say a prayer to all the Gods that be.
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me,
but most of all protect the Dogs in the pound and on the street,
and send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet".

Arlene Pace September 18, 1998

" Saving one dog will not change the world but certainly the world will change for that one dog"