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Shelter Chic

, New York, NY, 10019

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Shelter Chic: A Foster-Based Rescue Group Run by Volunteers Shelter Chic is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming shelter dogs and cats, taking away the stigma associated with animal shelters and their residents, and promoting animal adoption in a fun, positive, and inviting way. We bring light to the fact that there are a wide variety of animals that end up in shelters – including puppies, kittens, and purebreds – through no fault of their own. Our goal is to ensure that the most commonly passed-over rescue animals (including the seniors, those with special needs, and breeds with negative stereotypes) are given the opportunity to find loving, forever homes. While some would call these animals underdogs, our team works hard to recast these stereotypes and demonstrate they are indeed the “top dogs.”  Whether it is through dogs wearing tutus and bowties or through the edgy slogans and hip designs donned by our team, our organization strives to enliven and enrich the process of finding loving forever homes for our wonderful second-chance cuties, celebrating each animal’s individuality every step of the way. We strive to educate the public about the importance of adoption and the benefits we all gain from welcoming all, promoting love, and encouraging the spoiling of our furry friends – because after all, they’re the ones who rescue us.

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Dakota (Courtesy Listing)

Pug

Dakota is being rehomed by her family. Please complete an application and families that are approved will be contacted. Please do not em... show more

Dakota is being rehomed by her family. Please complete an application and families that are approved will be contacted. Please do not email with general inquiries. Dakota is an 11 year old Puggle. She weighs approximately 28 pounds and has light brown fur, which is graying around her muzzle. More importantly, she has been our faithful and loving companion for over a decade. Before my husband and I had three children, Dakota was our only focus– she loved running on the beach, playing catch in the backyard, snuggling in bed while watching movies, and receiving the occasional treat from the table. She is a small dog with a big dog personality and swagger. While age has taken its natural toll on her -- she sometimes misses the doorbell ring and often hits the snooze button in the morning – she is as athletic and active as she was when she was a puppy. He favorite thing to do is run on the beach and she, to this day, won’t stop until you tell her to. Dakota has a loving disposition and spends every second of her day making those around her happy. With 3 children under 3, Dakota has become unhappy with six hands grabbing at her all the time. It’s not the life she deserves and our ability to give Dakota the attention she should have is no longer possible. We are hoping she finds a family that possesses the flexibility that we once had, and the capacity to love Dakota that we will carry in our hearts forever. If you think you can give Dakota all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTION WEBSITES, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THEM.  https://v3.petstablished.com/pets/public/447443 ***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Gertie 💐 FOSPICE

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Super sweet senior Gertie is looking for a fospice or a forever home where she can enjoy her bucket list of snuggles, cuddles and extra... show more

Super sweet senior Gertie is looking for a fospice or a forever home where she can enjoy her bucket list of snuggles, cuddles and extra pets! Gertie is around 9-13 years old and weighs a little over 50lbs. Gertie was surrender to the shelter by someone who said they found her roaming the streets as a stray, however she was so well fed, clean, friendly, well trained and clearly used to living indoors, it’s seems unlikely she was living as a stray. Instead we believe that because Gertie had a large growth that would require an expensive surgery to remove, her owners decided to dump her at the kill shelter so they would not have to deal with it. After having the lump removed, we performed other tests on Gertie that unfortunately showed that she has stage 2 cancer. However, Gertie’s cancer diagnosis is not slowing her down, she loves long walks, rolling in the grass and going with you to run errands. Gertie gets along well with dogs but she does like to bark at small and fluffy critters, so we do not recommend she be placed in a home with cats. Gertie loves extra attention and is happy with people of all ages. If you think you can give Gertie all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTION WEBSITES, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THEM.  https://v3.petstablished.com/pets/public/455076 ***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Harley

American Shorthair

Meet Harley is an adorable tiny gentleman, born on April 29th, with his brother Mikey. They are both the sweetest little things, dog fri... show more

Meet Harley is an adorable tiny gentleman, born on April 29th, with his brother Mikey. They are both the sweetest little things, dog friendly, and very bonded.  They love getting to know people and other cats and dogs, love to eat...and love to yell at you when it's time to eat! The brothers LOVE to play and are very high energy. Both boys are healthy and ready to go to their forever home. Preference will be given to adopters interested in adopting them both. They would ideally go to a new home together, but if separated, they must each go to a home with another playful cat. See more pictures and learn more about Harley’s story on our instagram pages @shelterchic and @shelterchicanimals. If you think you can give Harley all the love he deserves and would like to meet him, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them. Please do not send inquiries through adoption websites, we do not receive them.  https://petstablished.com/pets/public/315649 ***PLEASE do NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Lucy (Courtesy Listing)

Pug

Meet Lucy, she is around 6 years old and 30lbs. Lucy is a sweet girl looking for an active family who has time to continue her training... show more

Meet Lucy, she is around 6 years old and 30lbs. Lucy is a sweet girl looking for an active family who has time to continue her training and provide her with all the exercise she needs. Lucy loves to run and would do well in a home with a yard for her to frolic in or someone who enjoys long walks, frequently goes hiking and on daily runs. She also enjoys swimming. She loves to play with toys, enjoys chewing on large branches and sunbathing. Lucy would thrive in a home with experienced dog owners who have no other dogs, or only very submissive dogs. Lucy is an anxious young lady, and occasionally that leads her to make some bad decisions. However, Lucy is happy when she is on a good schedule, with a family who understands the importance of doggie rules. Lucy doesn’t want to deal with the pressures of being leader of the pack, it makes her nervous, but if she has to take over, she will! Lucy is house trained, has an incredible amount of love to give, and always has time for a cuddle. Lucy has more energy than the typical 6 year old pooch, and will need physical and mental exercise to keep her happy. Lucy currently takes medication to help with her anxiety. By consulting with your vet or taking her to see an animal behaviorist, you may be able to find other ways to help her control her anxious side. Lucy also has IBD (Irritable Bowel Disorder) which means she can only eat prescription dog food, and although she cannot have table scraps, she is a big fan of carrots and lettuce! Lucy’s anxiety means she can be easily startled, especially when sleeping. Lucy was recently surprised by her baby brother which resulted in her snapping at him. Although the bite was superficial, we advise that Lucy not be around young children or children who can not be responsible around this little lady. If you think you can give Lucy all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. https://petstablished.com/pets/public/341335 ***This is a courtesy listing. Shelter Chic does not own Lucy and is not responsible for any claims made by her current owner or foster family. show less

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Masala

Maine Coon

Super fluffy Masala, at 5 years old and around 13lbs, is the perfect cat for anyone who wants to spend their free time giving chin scrat... show more

Super fluffy Masala, at 5 years old and around 13lbs, is the perfect cat for anyone who wants to spend their free time giving chin scratches. Masala would like to have ALL of your attention, but if you cannot stay home and rub his belly all day, another cat for him to cuddle with will do nicely. Masala was taken from a cat hoarder where he lived with around 25 other cats. Because of this, Masala did not receive the socialization or medical treatment he required. This has left Masala with some nervousness around strangers and why he would probably do best in a home without any young children who might try to grab his fluffy tail. However, if you provide Masala with a safe hiding spot and give him a few days to adjust, he will quickly become your absolute bestest friend. When Masala first came to us, he was very skinny and pulled chunks of his fur out from nervously over grooming himself, but with some love and attention and a good diet, his hair is growing back and he’s putting on weight. Masala also had ear mites, an eye infection, a nasty cold and was covered in dirt and matted hair, but he has made a wonderful recovery back to good health. His years of neglect have left with some dirty teeth and less than perfect kidneys.  He has some precursors to kidney disease meaning he may be at risk of developing it in the future, but currently he does not require any special attention. We have decided to supplement his regular food with some prescription food to give his kidneys a boost, but it will be up to you and your vet if you decide to continue with this.  If you think you can give Masala all the love he deserves and would like to meet him, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTION WEBSITES, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THEM.  https://v3.petstablished.com/pets/public/416295 ***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Mikey

American Shorthair

Meet Mikey is an adorable tiny gentleman, born on April 29th, with his brother Harley. They are both the sweetest little things, dog fri... show more

Meet Mikey is an adorable tiny gentleman, born on April 29th, with his brother Harley. They are both the sweetest little things, dog friendly, and very bonded.  They love getting to know people and other cats and dogs, love to eat...and love to yell at you when it's time to eat! The brothers LOVE to play and are very high energy. Both boys are healthy and ready to go to their forever home. Preference will be given to adopters interested in adopting them both. They would ideally go to a new home together, but if separated, they must each go to a home with another playful cat. See more pictures and learn more about Mikey’s story on our instagram pages @shelterchic and @shelterchicanimals. If you think you can give Mikey all the love he deserves and would like to meet him, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them. Please do not send inquiries through adoption websites, we do not receive them.  https://petstablished.com/pets/public/315651 ***PLEASE do NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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MooMoo

Domestic Shorthair

Super sweet senior MooMoo is looking for a home where she can enjoy snuggles, cuddles and extra pets! MooMoo is currently a little under... show more

Super sweet senior MooMoo is looking for a home where she can enjoy snuggles, cuddles and extra pets! MooMoo is currently a little underweight at 7lbs, and around 10 years old. MooMoo loves attention and gets along well with other friendly cats and dogs, but she would also be fine living as an only child.  MooMoo recently got diagnosed with kidney disease, something that is unfortunately found in 1 of every 3 senior cats. Luckily for MooMoo, it’s easy to care for and does not require much extra work from her owner. MooMoo will eat a special food that both slows down the progress of the disease and will encourage her to drink more water. Water will help keep her kidneys healthy. She will also need to get a wellness check up at the vet twice a year to make sure she’s doing well, but that’s it! In the meantime, she will ask for attention by gently tapping you with her paw and will be ready to leap in your lap the second you sit down. If you think you can give MooMoo all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTION WEBSITES, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THEM.  https://v3.petstablished.com/pets/public/442781 ***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Stella

Black Mouth Cur

Stella. Aprox. 1 year old. 55lbs. Black Mouth Cur Mix The story of Stella: Stella came to us when we got an urgent plea from a good Sama... show more

Stella. Aprox. 1 year old. 55lbs. Black Mouth Cur Mix The story of Stella: Stella came to us when we got an urgent plea from a good Samaritan to take a dog belonging to an estranged relative. This poor pup was being kept in a back room, chained to an old broken mattress, with no food or water for an unknown period of time. Being a large, energetic puppy, she was often difficult to handle, but rather than trying to train her, Stella had been beaten when she made mistakes. She was one of the saddest and most depressing examples of neglect we had ever seen.  Saving Stella: The most urgent issue for Stella was giving her the nutrition her body desperately needed. Although it would be tempting to give a starving dog as much food as they can eat, it was important to strictly regulated and measured her food to avoid further health complications.  Sadly, when Stella started to feel stronger and more energetic, it was clear that she had suffered more than we knew. By locking her away, her family had robbed her of many crucial life experiences and exposure milestones that every dog needs to become a confident and happy adult. Although she was safe, Stella was still a tiny, confused and scared puppy in a big powerful body. Stella did not understand that she was not meant to walk across the dinner table, she did not believe that no one was going to use her leash to beat her, she could not trust that it was ok to move away from situations that overwhelmed her. Realizing that Stella needed expert help, we were lucky enough to get her a temporary place in a boarding and training facility where Stella has made amazing progress. She is learning how to enjoy being outside, walk on a leash, be around other dogs, basic commands and impulse control. We are now searching for the perfect foster home for Stella to learn how to live in a home. Stella in training: Stella’s trainer says, “While we still see the occasional unwanted behavior, it's more playful and quickly squashed. She is doing well - really has the cue down for fetch and tug, and knows ‘Mine’ for not grabbing toys when I pick them up.  She wears a head collar pretty well, though still with the occasional tantrum. Doing great with dog play, and chooses avoidance when she can, which is a great trait to have.” Stella’s Canine Care Team say, “Stella is having a great time at camp! She is always curious about new smells and enjoys the company of her human friends. She loves to run when she's in the big yard and enjoy the tranquil sounds at times. Stella is such a beauty and we love having her here at camp. She's got personality and energy for miles and thats one of our favorite things about her. Stella has so much personality; she is silly, full of so much excitement and energy. She also can be super sweet and whenever she sees you coming toward her, her butt just wont stop wiggling!  If you think you can give Stella all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTION WEBSITES, WE DO NOT RECEIVE THEM.  https://petstablished.com/pets/public/379676 ***PLEASE DO NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. We are not associated with Petcurious.com in anyway. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less

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Winnie

American Shorthair

Meet cute little Winifred, you can call her Winnie or Wednesday or Winnipeg. She is a tiny cat with big personality. Winnie is less than... show more

Meet cute little Winifred, you can call her Winnie or Wednesday or Winnipeg. She is a tiny cat with big personality. Winnie is less than 18 months old, but she’s already had at least one litter of kittens. Formerly a feral little girl, Winnie was originally spayed with the idea that she would be released back in the area she was trapped, which is why she is rocking that clipped ear. Winnie had often been found scrounging for food and trying to start her own street gang by a friend of Shelter Chic’s. Although she was a diamond in rough, this kind Samaritan trapped her and paid for all the vet expenses out of her own pocket. When Winnie was well enough to return to her old life, our dear friend thought maybe she would give Winnie the choice to see if she would prefer a fresh start as a pampered kitty. Most feral cats have a very hard time making the transition but sweet little Winnie become a house cat almost immediately! She is a smart girl who knows a good opportunity when she sees one ; ) She now loves being inside, and being around other cats. She's is still not a big fan of being held, but she is happy to be around people...especially when they have food. She loves to grab food out of your hands (or swat it down to her level), particularly chicken, and will sleep near your head on the back of the couch when you’re watching tv. She would do best in a home with another cat as she loves curling up next to others, and needs someone who has the patience to work with her on becoming more comfortable with people.  She is also good with dogs - well certainly not intimidated by them! She has no problem getting into their face and trying to steal food when they are getting a burger or chicken as a special treat. She is very food motivated, which is very helpful to teach her to be more relaxed around people. She will always be the first to check out what everyone is eating.  Winnie is looking for an experienced cat owner or someone who has other cats and is not looking for a snuggle buddy. Although friendly and keen to be around you, she does not want to cuddle and if that works for you, she will be a great addition to your family, plus she is super stinking cute. :)  If you think you can give Winnie all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to Petstablished.com or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt. All of our animals are in foster homes. For the sake of our animals and foster families, you must have an approved application with references before you can meet them. Please do not send inquiries through adoption websites, we do not receive them. https://www.petstablished.com/pets/public/213317 ***PLEASE do NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. Allpaws.com and petharbor.com are 4+ months out of date. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first. show less