Get Informed

Things Dangerous to Pets

Pets are curious in nature which can get him/her into trouble. As a pet parent, take precautions and ensure your pet stays safe. You will be surprised to know some of the things in and around your home that you never imagined could be toxic to pets.

Food and Drink Dangers

Some food and drink items may be dangerous for your pet. Some of the more hazardous edible items include:

Other Household Dangers

Pets, especially dogs, will often eat non-edible items that may be dangerous for your pet include:

Plants and Flowers

Some plants and flowers can be harmful if your pet eats them. Below is a list of the more common plants and flowers that
may be dangerous for your pet:

Act Quickly

If you think your pet has eaten something potentially dangerous, call your veterinarian or a pet poison control center right away.

Pet Poison Control Centers

Pet Poison Helpline 855-764-7661

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 888-426-4435

Emergency Veterinary Care in NYC

Emergency Veterinary Hospitals

Some of these New York City area veterinary hospitals are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call ahead or check their website for hours if not indicated below. Bronx residents are advised to use Manhattan.


Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital

365 7th Avenue (between 10th & 11th Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 832-3899

Animal Medicine Surgery Clinic PC

Must call ahead for after-hours emergencies 9518 Avenue L (between East 95th & East 96th Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (718) 444-5151

BondVet - Cobble Hill

Call or visit website for hours 217 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 673-6763

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Hospital

Open 24 hours 9102 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: (718) 748-1066

BluePearl – Brooklyn

Open 24 hours 190 3rd Avenue (at Douglass Street), Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 596-0099

One Love Animal Hospital

Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan Not open late nights Visit website for locations and hours

Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG) Brooklyn

Open 24 hours 196 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 522-9400

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG)– Ralph Avenue

Open 24 hours 1950 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 677-6700


BluePearl – Queens

Open 24 hours 107-28 71st Road (between 71st Road & 72nd Avenue), Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 263-0099

Elmhurst Animal Emergency Hospital

Call for hours 87-06 Queens Boulevard (between 55th Avenue & 55th Road), Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: (718) 426-4444

InstaVet Urgent Care

Call or visit website for hours 44-16 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (917) 525-2579


Animal Medical Center

Open 24 hours 510 East 62nd Street (between FDR Drive & York Avenue), New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 838-8100

BluePearl – Midtown

Open 24 hours 410 West 55th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 767-0099

Bond Vet - Chelsea

Call or visit website for hours 555 6th Avenue (at 16th Street), New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 518-4667

BondVet - Upper East Side

Call or visit website for hours 1049 3rd Avenue (at 62nd Street), New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 945-8115

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) – Chelsea

Open 24 hours 735 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 582-8882

Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) – Upper East Side

Open 24 hours 1215 2nd Avenue (at East 64th Street) New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 223-3500

BondVet - Upper West Side

Call or visit website for hours 352 Amsterdam Avenue (at 77th Street), New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 729-9661

Staten Island

Greater Staten Island Veterinary Services

Open 24 hours 3135 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (917) 830-1380

Other Areas

BondVet - Garden City

Call or visit website for hours 855 East Gate Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 828-8225

Animal Specialty Center

Open 24 hours 9 Odell Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 457-4000

VCA Animal Hospitals – Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Open 24 hours 609-5 Cantiague Rock Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 420-0000



Available 24 hours
Phone: 1-800-AMBUVET (1-800-262-8838)
Message Voice: (646) 523-1595

Places You Can Adopt Pets in NYC

Thinking of having a furry friend in NYC? Look no further than at these organizations. Time Out Magazine lists these organizations as the 11 best spots for pet adoption in NYC.


ASPCA Adoption Center

Look at their online directory for a furry pal in need of a good home. You'll be able to select the pet you are meant to be together with. 
424 E 92nd St
212-876-7700 ext. 4120


Browse the online directory, where you can take a look at cats and dogs of various breeds and ages. Once you've got a pet in mind, work on fulfilling the adoption requirements and you'll be one step closer to a new addition to your family.

Manhattan Adoption Center:

410 East 38th St
152 W 24th St.(at 7th Ave.) New York, NY 10011
Email: 866-262-8133

Wantagh Adoption Center:

3300 Beltagh Ave.Wantagh, NY 11793

Westhampton Adoption Center

118 Old Country Rd. Westhampton, NY 11977

Social Tees Animal Rescue

Almost all of the adoptable pets under Social Tees Animal Rescue’s care are not onsite at a shelter, but rather snuggling in foster homes around the city.
325 East 5th St

Animal Haven

The organization also only accepts animals with zero history of aggression, so you’re more likely to get an animal with a friendly demeanor.
200 Centre St

The Humane Society of New York

The center is more than just a shelter: It also provides medical care to pets at an affordable price and a loving atmosphere.
306 E. 59th St


Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue

See some of their dogs online Network of foster homes in NY, CT and MA

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition

The detailed descriptions of each animal on their website can help you decide if a specific pet is right for you and the kids before leaving the house.
86 N 1st St

NYC wide

Animal Care Centers of NYC

The adoption package at Animal Care Centers of NYC includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a certificate for a free exam, an embedded pre-registered microchip in case your pet ever gets lost and a collar. Dogs also get a leash, dog license and heartworm test, while cat adoptions also include FELV/FIV testing and a cardboard cat carrier. Start the process on the ACC of NYC. Mobile adoption units and adoption events are listed online. 212-788-4000

Upstate New York

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center is right outside NYC in Huntington, NY, and is part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals. All dogs are spayed/neutered before adoption.
33 Warner Rd Huntington, NY 11743



Petfinder is the leading online resource for pet adoption in the United States. It works something like a matchmaking service: You can find exactly the right pet for your home. Petfinder is a national organization, which means you might find yourself rescuing a furry creature from out-of-state—lucky dog! (And cat!) Adoption process begins online Contact Petfinder online

See a Stray or Injured animal - what you can do to help?

When domestic pets or wildlife are injured, ill, or orphaned, they often need human assistance to survive.

Your action can help save an animal’s chances of survival and recovery.


If you see an Injured or Sick Domestic Animal:

If you see an Injured, Sick, or Orphaned Wildlife:
Contact any of the following organizations:

Outside NY

350 South Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 522-7400

8400 Normandale Lake Blvd., Ste. 920 Bloomington, MN 55437
(320) 230-9920

1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20037
202-452-1100 or 866-720-2676

For more information on Stray or Injured Animals, check out

Lost Pet

Losing your dog is devastating. Here are some things you can do if you have lost your pet:

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Services

Spaying or neutering promotes a healthier life for your pet and saves you money. It also reduces overpopulation and euthanasia of unwanted animals.

New York City has many free or low-cost clinics and programs.

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

The ASPCA mobile spay/neuter clinic

(212) 876-7700

You may also contact a local animal shelter or veterinarian to ask about available spay/neuter services near you.

National Programs

The organization has a comprehensive and searchable database designed to help you find low-cost spay/neuter programs in your community.

Friends of Animals

(800) 321-7387

Pet owners may purchase a certificate from Friends of Animals that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery at any of FoA’s participating veterinary hospitals. Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased on-line. Or to order by mail call 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application.

Spay USA
(800) 248-7729

North Shore Animal League America’s SpayUSA is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter. Developed in 1993, for nearly 20 years SpayUSA has helped hundreds of thousands of people nationwide obtain low cost, quality spay/neuter services.