News & Events

Fostering Workshop & Open House – June 22nd

On Sunday, June 22nd at 10am NRHS Shelter Manager Dana Rocco will be holding a free one hour workshop describing the New Rochelle Humane Society’s foster care program. Learn about the cats and dogs that typically need foster care. Find out what type of fostering is right for you and how to get started. NRHS volunteers will also be on hand to share their fostering experiences.

From 10am to 1pm visit the New Rochelle Humane Society for our Open House — meet our dogs & cats, tour the shelter, enjoy complimentary baked goods, shop for shelter merchandise, have your pet microchipped!

New Rochelle Humane Society
70 Portman Road
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-2925


14th Annual Dog Wash – Sunday, July 20th

The New Rochelle Humane Society is holding its 14th Annual Dog Wash on Sunday, July 20th, from 10am – 3pm outside on the shelter grounds. It will be a fun-filled day of pet pampering, nail clipping, microchipping, good food, raffles & vendors. Stop by the “Ask the Trainer” booth, have your dog take the Canine Good Citizen Test, take a family portrait or more!

Rain date: Sunday, July 27th.

New Rochelle Humane Society
70 Portman Road
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-2925


Paws for a Heart Gala – Thursday, September 18th

Come to our gala fundraiser on Thursday, September 18 (6:30pm to 9:30pm) at the beautiful Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle! There will be great silent and live auctions. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Help Heal Fund, providing support for medicine and surgery for very sick or injured animals to give them a second chance at finding a forever home.

Glen Island Harbour Club
299 Weyman Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10805.
(914) 636-6500.


6th Annual Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk & Festival – Sunday, October 19th

Join us on Sunday, October 19th from 10am to 3pm for the 6th Annual Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk and Festival. Walk your dog around the perimeter of Glen Island, a 1.5 mile path, in this fundraising event for the New Rochelle Humane Society. There will be food, vendors, music, obedience demonstrations, games for pets with owners, animals for adoption, and lots of activities for children, including face painting & craft projects.


Little Will, our tiny miracle

Little Will, our tiny miracle. Help us help him.

Saturday November 30th a tiny Yorkshire Terrier was found badly injured and near death on the side the road. His tiny body lay in an area few people walk, especially on a cold dark night. The fact that someone heard his tiny cry for help, was the first of many miracles to come. His finder wrapped his ice cold body in a towel and contacted the New Rochelle Police, who immediately contacted the New Rochelle Humane Society’s emergency on call staff. When we arrived at the Animal Special Center, this tiny dog was so close to death, barely breathing and so cold his temperature did not even register on the thermometer. Throughout the night the expert medical team of ASC worked on the little Yorkshire Terrier, we have come to know as “Little Will”. Little Will, because this tiny dog definitely had not given up the will to live and we were willing to get him the medical care he needed. Over the next several days Little Will endured several major surgeries to repair his crippled body. Little Will appeared to have been hit by a passing car, that resulted in multiple fractures to his pelvis, a diaphragmatic hernia, inguinal hernia and a bruised lung. Yes it is a true miracle this tiny Yorkie survived!

Even with the huge discounts the Veterinary Specialty Center have given us,  the emergency veterinary care, intensive care hospitalization and surgery costs are currently at $4000. This is where we need your help.

To save Little Will and others in dire  situations such as this, we need your donations now. Please donate to Little Will’s Fund to help make another Holiday Miracle come true.