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Poop Rescue of Staten Island is committed to the rescue, shelter, care & adoption of stray, abandoned & unwanted animals in, on & around Staten Island. We are an all breed canine rescue that is dedicated to helping orphaned & neglected pets find what we like to call "forever homes". Poop Rescue is primarily a canine rescue but we also take in animals of all types, shapes & sizes. We deal mainly with owner surrenders & our local shelter & rescue those in need no matter the breed, age, sex, color or circumstance. We also spay/neuter all our rescue animals as well as completely vet them prior to their adoption.

The main focus of our rescue is to match the right dog with the right family in order to ensure a permanent placement. Since 1999 we have been taking in animals from unfortunate situations & placing them in permanent homes through the use of foster homes. We also take the time to educate the public on the topics of petcare, health, temperment & training. Temperament testing is an invaluable tool to our rescue as well as honesty with our prospective adopters. We are not a shelter but a rescue that fosters our animals at home with the aim of helping as many animals as possible & continue to do so for many years to come. .

So if you would like to know more about our rescue and the people behind the doggies, please email us today and let us help you change your life forever by adopting a rescue dog.

Poop Rescue of Staten Island Inc, is a not for profit rescue that is 501C3 pending as of August 2007.

"We rescue, not for politics, fortune, or fame, my friend, but for the kiss of a dog."


I have to say that the images that I have seen following the horrible events that took place on September 11, 2001 will stay with me for the rest of my days. But as the daughter of a retired New York City Firefighter, this one image stands out as a memorium to all those who have fallen. New York City has now turned into many brothers searching for those lost amongst the rubble but this shows how these brothers took the time to raise the one sign that represents our Freedom and it is this one right that we will continue to stand behind and fight for...OUR FREEDOM.

I wanted to post this tribute to all of the men and woman that have lost their lives as a result of this horrible act of terrorism. I believe that it says it all. We will not lie down, we will not go quietly, we will prevail. Stay strong America.



1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however, you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Author Unknown

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Excerpt from the Senior Dogs site


April/May 2003 Newsletter

Vaccinations: Will Veterinary Schools in North America Be Changing Vaccination Protocols?

Recent editions of the Senior Dogs Project's newsletter have reported on the ever-broadening trend of eliminating vaccinations for adult dogs, except for rabies, where required by state law. A couple of weeks ago, an unverified report arrived at the Senior Dogs Project stating that all 27 veterinary schools in North America were in the process of considering a change in their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats. According to information posted by Lyn Richards on the Doglogic website, these are the concepts underlying the new guidelines that are purportedly under consideration: "Dogs' and cats' immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (i.e., canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not 'boosted' nor are more memory cells induced.

"Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. There is no scientific documentation to back up label claims for annual administration of MLV vaccines. Puppies receive antibodies through their mother's milk. This natural protection can last 8-14 weeks. Puppies and kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced. Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at 1 year 4 months) will provide lifetime immunity."

"The Story of "Stinky"


(The following is a true story from October through November, 2004, as told by Steve and Christa and supported by copies of their purchase receipt from Petz Unlimited and veterinary bills). (Stinky's picture is attached to this email.)

Steve and Christa walked into the Petz Unlimited Pet Store in Mechanicsburg, PA, and fell in love with a 3-month old Boston Terrier. After questioning the manager concerning the $800 price tag, they were assured that the high price meant that the puppy was healthy and had an extended health warranty. He explained that the raspy sound the puppy was making was the normal breathing of a Boston Terrier. Steve and Christa purchased their little Boston for $800 and left the store with their tiny bundle of joy.

Three days later, the puppy went to the vet recommended by Petz Unlimited where Steve was told his puppy had a "cold" but was otherwise healthy. The following day, the puppy was vomiting more often and very lethargic, not acting like a puppy at all. Steve took Stinky to a vet hospital. Stinky was diagnosed with pneumonia. The vet who treated Stinky told Steve that if he had not come to the clinic when he did, Stinky would have likely died. His lungs were filled with fluid. After some x-rays, check ups, and medications, Stinky was improving.

Thirteen days after the initial vet hospital visit, Christa came home and found little Stinky once again very lethargic, gasping for air. Christa rushed Stinky to the vet hospital once again. Stinky's trachea had collapsed and he also had a relapse of pneumonia. Stinky was placed in an oxygen tank and hooked up to an IV. Stinky may not survive the night. Steve called Petz Unlimited and was informed by the "manager on duty" that since they didn't take Stinky to the vet Petz Unlimited recommended, they would not reimburse Steve for the vet bills. The "manager" told Steve that Stinky probably just had kennel cough and was misdiagnosed by the vet hospital.

Three days later, Stinky was finally able to come home with Steve and Christa. Stinky continued though to have trouble breathing and continued vomiting frequently. Steven stopped by Petz Unlimited and gave them copies of the veterinary costs so far.

Three days later, the manager of Petz Unlimited called Steve and said they will not pay for Stinky's veterinary care because they did not use the recommended vet and that the veterinary hospital actually made Stinky's condition worse. The next day, Christa took Stinky to a third vet for another opinion of the situation. The third vet told Christa that the vet hospital was correct and to continue giving Stinky the five medications and treatment prescribed by the hospital. The following day, the hospital diagnosed that Stinky still had fluid in the lungs and was concerned about the vomiting. After spending $800 to purchase Stinky and another $1500+ in vet bills, little Stinky still has trouble breathing a month after purchase and continues to vomit. We pray that stinky is strong enough to survive this nightmare. Petz Unlimited has not reimbursed one penny Steve and Christa as of 11/30/04.

The moral of this sad story is NEVER BUY A PUPPY OR KITTEN FROM A PET STORE! If you are looking to add a pet to your family, visit a local shelter or rescue. There are thousands of sweet animals waiting for homes, some of which are purebred. If you can't find your match there, RESEARCH a good quality breeder of purebreds. You can do this by visiting www.akc.org. Use their breeder referral link and contact breed clubs which can put you in contact with a quality breeder who breeds for the love, health, and temperament standard of the breed, not for profit!

A little follow-up information: After researching the "breeder" of Stinky, it was found out that it is a puppymill (a disgusting "breeder" who churns out high volumes of low-quality puppies for profit with little to no regard for the health, temperament or quality of life of the puppies or their parents who usually live in substandard conditions). This particular breeder located in Newburg, Pennsylvania, sold over 1,800 puppies in 2002. This "breeder" has the highest USDA breeding license which means that it paid for a license that allows it to have an unlimited amount of dogs on the premises each year (a minimum of 250). There is absolutely no good, quality breeder who will sell their puppies to a pet store. Also, the owner of Petz Unlimited, Mr. Port Dare, has a previous conviction for animal cruelty after he placed a sick kitten in a freezer and then beat her to death in a bag by smashing her repeatedly against a trash dumpster. He was convicted in Cumberland County court.

Please pass Stinky's story on to everyone you know. You can make a difference by educating the public. Help stop the suffering of these animals bred for profit and the suffering of the unsuspecting people of Central PA looking for a pet to add to their family. This is especially important this holiday season when the "buying" season is the busiest of the year.

Unfortunately, Steve and Christa found out this information too late. Please don't let it happen to you or your friends and family. Pass this story on. For more information about this store, visit http://home.comcast.net/~petstoreprotest.

If I didn't have dogs.....

1) I could walk around safely barefoot in the dark;

2) My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated;

3) All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of dog hair;

4) When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like the SPCA kennels;

5) When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through four or five dog bodies who beat me there;

6) I could sit how I wanted on the couch without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable;

7) I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree....like dog bones, stuffed animals or have to answer to people why I wrap them up;

8) I would not be on a first name basis with three vets;

9) The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, and leave him/her ALONE;

10) My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers;

11) My purse would not contain things like poo pick up bags, dog treats and an extra leash;

12) I would no longer have to spell the world B-A-L-L or F-R-I-S-B- E-E or W-A-L-K-I-E-S;

13) I would not buy weird things to stuff into "kongs", or have to explain why I'm buying them, or what a "kong" is;

14) I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside;

15) I would not look strangely at people who think having their ONE dog ties them down too much;

16) I would not have to answer the question why do I have so many dogs from people who will never have the joy in their life of knowing they are loved unconditionally by something as close to an angel as they will ever get. Who else has a friend who considers you the MOST important thing in the whole wide world all the time.

Author Unknown


Our former pet of the month introduces himself,.."BABY BEAR"

Hi my name is BABY BEAR. I am about 2 years old now and was originally found as a stray wandering the streets of the Bronx. My foster mommy thinks I am a mix of Flat Coat Retriever & Staffordshire Terrier. I was up for adoption for such a long time, but now I finally have a home all my own. I have a sister named Ani, a mom and a dad, a huge yard to play in and did I mention we go on trips... We go to the mountains hiking, we go to the park, we go on lots of walks. I am learning new things everyday & really trying to behave myself. I am even going to school and love every minute of it.

I was being fostered for such a long time since I could not be placed with a family that had cats or birds or anything like that. I thought that it was prey and might have hurt it.... but that isn't a concern in my new home. I love it here. I love to play with my doggie friends, I love to run, I am fantastic in the car & I love the vet too. My former foster mommy says that I am very lucky and I really think that she is right.

If you would like more information on or would like to adopt any Poop Rescue animal, please email Pat at Pooprescue@hotmail.com




A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 20 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy. "Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat of the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money." The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" "Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle "Here,Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.... "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would." With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

The Animals' Savior

Copyright Jim Willis 1999 I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter... the cast-offs of human society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry.
"God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created You."

"10 Commandments for Dogs"

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that BEFORE you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what it is you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me, it is crucial to my well-being.
4. Don't be angry at me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, entertainment and friends. I have only YOU.
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
7. Please don't hit me. I can't hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don't want to do that.
8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right foods or I've been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak!
9. Take care of me when I get old. You will get old too.
10. Go with me on difficult journeys. NEVER say, "I can't bear to watch, or let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there. And always remember, I LOVE YOU!
There is nothing so pure and strong as the love of a dog for his Master.

"Heaven or Hell?"

A man and his dog were walking along a road... The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead...He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them...After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold...He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?" "This is Heaven, sir," the man answered..."Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked..."Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open..."Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked..."I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets." The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going...After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book... "Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water?" "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there". The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in." "How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog... "There should be a bowl by the pump." They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, hen he gave some to the dog...When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them... "What do you call this place?" the traveler asked... "This is Heaven," was the answer..."Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too." "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's Hell." "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?" "No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."

Where Do Companion Animals Come From?

A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to "Where do companion animals come from?" Adam and Eve said, "Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us."

And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of ourselves."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "No problem. Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them. And they were comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail. After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well." And God said, "No problem! I will create for them a companion who will be with them forever and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration." And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve. And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved. And God was pleased. And Dog was happy. And Cat didn't give a hoot one way or the other.


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Presently the only way to see our animals is via this Internet site or by appointment. We are located on Staten Island for all those making inquiries. I hope to hear from you soon via email, Pooprescue@hotmail.com
Directions from east or west are available upon request.
Poop Rescue of Staten Island Inc.
Staten Island, NY
Email: Pooprescue@hotmail.com

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