Pillows for PawS

Bringing comfort and love to NYC shelter animals.

SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE: takes in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes–whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators. They  are one of very few rescues who take in the most difficult medical cases.

This was a very special drop-off because it came from Pillows for Paws Jr.,  a group of kids who have learned about the importance of  adoption and compassion for animals . Grandpa Dave's Creature Comforts hosted and helped with the drop-off.


Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501 c (3) registered nonprofit located in the Bronx. Their mission is to find loving, permanent homes for abandoned, displaced and shelter-surrendered cats.
Magnificat Cat Rescue is not a shelter. They depend on a network of foster homes to care for cats until they can get adopted. They are limited in the number of cats we can take in, although we do our best to help cats and people.

KITTYKIND: is a nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer cat adoption group.  Their mission is to reduce the number of abandoned or homeless animals in New York City, where too many are discarded, abused, or ultimately euthanized at the city shelter. So often when other doors are shut, KittyKind welcomes cats from owners who can no longer keep them, from good Samaritans who find a cat on the street, and from rescuers who depend on us to take in the adoptable cats they find in their TNR (trap-neuter-release) efforts.  They have an unwavering commitment to caring for and finding the best adoptive homes for our cats, with a special dedication to those who are deemed “special needs,” because of illness, injury, disability, or age.  Each year, KittyKind rescues more than 600 cats and makes a lifetime commitment to each one of them; for the few who are difficult to place, they have a home with us for life.  The happy endings attest to the dedication of our network of compassionate, tireless volunteers and the contribution of the public, in providing donations, foster homes, and, ultimately, wonderful forever homes.

ALL BREEDS VERMONT is a compassionate, non-profit rescue dedicated to saving highly adoptable dogs from high kill shelters and placing them in loving homes in the Northeast. Established in 1996; All Breed Rescue has rescued over 6,000 dogs from high kill shelters and has grown a vast network of volunteers and fosters in the process. As a compassionate non profit dog rescue, they work within the community through local schools, colleges and businesses to raise awareness of who they are and where they are going. As they aim for the future, we look to our community to aid us in saving more abused, frightened and neglected dogs of any breed, size and age through basic training, socializing and networking. It's with these actions they are able to place these abandoned dogs in caring fosters and loving homes here in the generous Northeast. 

FOSTER DOGS NYChelps animal rescuers find temporary homes for their available dogs, while providing potential foster owners with the knowledge and resources to begin their foster experience. Foster Dogs is a non-profit corporation dedicated to finding permanent homes and foster homes for rescue dogs. Foster Dogs facilitates educational and charitable animal rescue efforts. Through expert advice, quality marketing, and professional no­-fee services, Foster Dogs, connects willing rescuers, adopters, and fosterers with animals in need. Foster Dogs creates a comfortable, welcoming environment for the rescue process through open communication and support.

There are approximately 35,000 animals surrendered per year to Animal Care Centers of NYC.  That's a staggering amount of cats, dogs, rabbits and exotic animals for our city's facilities to accommodate.  There just isn't enough room.

The New Hope Program in NYC consists of local rescue groups that act as support to ACC and take many of these animals into their own rescue groups and shelters.  New Hope Partners save lives.

PILLOWS FOR PAWS thanks these groups 

by making donations of handmade beds and toys

to different rescues throughout the year.

It is our way of saying showing our appreciation for all that they

do for our homeless animals!

STATEN ISLAND HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE: specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. They never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue hopes to raise the public's awareness of the difficulty homeless animals face, as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. They believe that all living creatures deserve to be treated with consideration and respect. All of their rescue animals will be treated as if they are family. Their animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.  Last year this group rescued approximately 2000 cats from the city shelter.




The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC's homeless animals. They are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, they have remained committed to transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes.