Animal Adoption Center

Opening – Fall 2018.

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Our Mission

To support the dogs and cats in our community through adoption, spay/neuter assistance, education, and programs to keep pets and their loving families together.

Our Organization

Animal Rescue of Queens, Inc. (ARQ) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was founded in 2013. ARQ is working towards the build of our Animal Adoption Center. We are located in the borough of Queens in New York City. Our adoptable dogs and cats will receive a high level of care, and we focus on teaching "city-living" skills so that the transition into a home can be as seamless as possible, for the animals and their adopters. To do this, the center will be set up 'Real Life Rooms', containing home furnishings, just as would be seen in your home. Because we recognize that dogs and cats will have to be social creatures, we will emphasize playgroups and co-habitation. ARQ relies upon encouragement-based training techniques and classic conditioning for behavior modification.

The ARQ Adoption Center will also be a destination for animal education in support of people in the community. By providing non-judgmental advice to our neighbors on topics like animal care, low-cost to free spay and neuter surgeries, and animal advocacy, we will work to prevent animals from being separated with their families in the first place.

The Adoption Center will source our dogs and cats from the open admission city shelters. We believe these are the animals most in need, and we will not be able to accept animal surrenders from the public. We do intend to provide to the public our best advice on resources and training for animals, with the goal of keeping families together. If that isn't possible, then we will advise them on how to best search in their own personal social network for a new and appropriate home.

We also partner with local cat TNR groups and we intend to build a quarantine area to provide a quiet and clean recovery space for trapped feral cats to heal after their surgeries.

How You Can Help


We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and 100% of donations are fully tax deductible. All donations will go towards the building of the ARQ Adoption Center. You can donate via our PayPal account. Thank you!


The ARQ Adoption Center will rely heavily on volunteer support. We'll need help to walk dogs, socialize cats, promote our organization, even do some housecleaning and painting. We will also need volunteer \"Ambassadors\" to provide adoption counseling, respond to public inquiries, and give tours. And for those interested in more hands-on learning, we'll instruct you to reinforce the training and behavioral work we've done with our dog and cats.

Today, we need skilled help in the areas of building design, roofing, electrical, flooring and plumbing.

If you have other ideas on how you can help, or any questions about volunteering, please contact us at

Thank You!