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Sean casey animal rescue

153 east 3rd street
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-436-5163

User Reviews (61)

  • 1. Great !! :)

    by: isaiah1001

    I went to go visit the other day. The animals look healthy and happy. It is very clean. The staff are very kind and respectful. I'm going today to pick up the dog I want. :)

    Pros

    Very Clean

    Cons

    None

  • 2. Great Adoption

    by: sukiepeanut

    I adopted an 18 month olsd poodle from this shelter and they were very good in preparing me and giving me as much info as possible. They also offered services needed after the adoption. I recommended them to a friend who is adopting now also.

    Pros

    Friendly staff and helpful

    Cons

    none

  • 3. Disgusting

    by: unknownn

    I came by this "shelter" and man was I shocked. *Animals in poor health *Employees so straight up RUDE. *DIRTY *URI kittens with crusty discharge all over their faces. *Cages all over a filthy pet store. I would give zero stars, but they make you give at least one.

    Pros

    The animals aren't being hit by cars outside

    Cons

    Where to being?

  • 4. So helpful and caring!

    by: victoriakaren

    these guys are great!

    Pros

    was there to follow up after teh adoption

    Cons

    didnt know a lot about the breed or history of the dog.

  • 5. Great place.

    by: Berylcol

    SCAR is a great place. We love going to their events. Always great people and good things happening there! They are really helpful, and always looking for volenteers. Great place to spend the weekend helping out.

    Pros

    Great place. Animals well cared for.

    Cons

    space is small.

  • 6. SCAR is an awesome group

    by: gypsy666

    Ive met Sean through another rescuer while I was working with her group. He is very much a gentleman and knows all about dogs and just about any animal, very knowlegeable. His main concerns are not making adoption fees but his ultimate goal is to place the animal in a loved, caring environment for the rest of its life. The staff and volunteers there really do care and you can tell that just by being there for a few minutes. He has now opened up a store where you can purchase food, toys, leashes, etc. Sean Casey Rescue is one of the best Brooklyn has to offer and I am so voting them for the Makeover. I hope they win and I hope everyone votes for them. People as far as Maine know who they are. I happen to come across someone on the internet and she had adopted her dogs from SCAR. I was amazed that she knew all about them and lived in Maine, she had nothing but excellent things to say about Sean and his crew.

    Pros

    They are very helpful, and take in just about any animal in need

    Cons

    I dont have any cons to report.

  • 7. How can you not like Sean?

    by: Audrina1635

    In Feb of 2007 on a Sunday, a friend and I found an stray and obviously dumped german shepherd in Cunningham Park. It took 2 hours of coaxing to capture this dog as he was very nervous. We took him to the Vetport to scan for a chip. No chip and not knowing what to do with him, the Vetport employee informed us that Sean was next door. We asked Sean to take him and he agreed. Sean named him Bear and found him a good home. Sean also assisted another friend with another stray. Luckily that dogs owner was found. Sean Casey stepped up for both of these dogs when other rescues wouldn't on a weekend no less. This guy is aces in my book.He has a heart of gold. Ten months after finding Bear, I adopted a puppy from Sean and it was the best thing I have done in a long time. I love my Max and am grateful to Sean for allowing me to adopt him. If you are looking to adopt a friend, I highly recommend Sean Casey's rescue. Its a great organization run by a great guy. And Theresa is doll too!

    Pros

    Great guy,great staff,great rescue

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  • 8. My best Christmas prresent...ever!!!

    by: baba1050

    I recently adopted my dog Duffy from Sean's. I met Duffy on Christmas Eve and it truly was love at first sight even though I have two Wheaton Terriers and two cats at home. Duffy is a big (very big) lovable boy who gets along famously with his new brothers Buster and Butch and even his new sisters Spooky and Isis. The adoption process was painless, thanks to the dedicated staff and Sean's willingness to let me delay taking Duffy home until his kennel cough was resolved. Every member of the staff is caring,kind and dedicated to all the animals. Sean is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and has been a constant source of encouragement. Theresa is the "adoption expert" and is an enthusiastic support for the animals new "forever homes" I have had Duffy for a little over a month now and cannot imagine life without him!

    Pros

    dedicated animal lovers

    Cons

    none that I can see!

  • 9. S.C.A.R. is AWSOME!!

    by: BrooklynRocker

    I have volunteered with Sean Casey Animal Rescue many times before and I can't help noticing how much they care about the animals they take in. I can't say enough how much they care for all animals. They go out of their way to save as many as they can. Sean Casey Animal Rescue, you rock!!!

    Pros

    Very helpful and caring staff

    Cons

    none

  • 10. Great Shelter!!

    by: sigy

    We found Sean Casey through petfinders.com. When we arrived to look at the dog we had inquired they were very honest in telling us all the dog's issues. We ended up adopting a different dog, and he has filled our hearts with joy. I would recommend this shelter to anyone.

    Pros

    The staff were very friendly. The application process was doable.

    Cons

    Never saw the kennel area, so not sure of the cleanliness.

  • 11. SCAR Rules!

    by: JoyR

    The critters of all kinds that are at Sean's shelter were fortunate to have been rescued by him because of the truly tender, loving care they receive.

    Pros

    lotsa heart

    Cons

    small space

  • 12. Great Job Sean Casey and Friends!

    by: kcwheel79

    Sean Casey Animal Rescue does fantastic work for both the animals and the community of Kensington. Every time I visit, there are volunteers and neighbors streaming in and out, donating items, volunteering to walk dogs, and playing with all the homeless animals. The animals, as a consequence, are happy and well-loved - they bring together the people of a very diverse community under a common goal. They work with local vets at Animal Haven, who are also very good. When picking out my kitten this summer there was an older cat they'd teamed up to rescue, who was found in the street with his tail nearly and inexplicably severed. After emergency surgery he was on the mend under their joint TLC - they really go above and beyond for homeless animals. My kitten Huckleberry is a wonderful pet - thanks Sean , Teresa and staff!

    Pros

    Compassionate, knowledgable, fair, hard-working, friendly

    Cons

    None

  • 13. Good people with Too Much To Handle

    by: jhustwit

    We got our 2 kittens at this shelter about 6 months ago. They were lovely people, involved in the community, and extremely compassionate towards their animals. The only problem was that they seemed to be in over their heads. Our kitties were sick and very dirty and stressed out when we got them. The shelter needs more money and more help, as many shelters do. But we were glad to be able to help out by taking 2 kitties off of their hands!

    Pros

    really caring and committed people

    Cons

    they can't seem to keep up with it all

  • 14. My wonderful cat came from Sean Casey Animal Rescue

    by: EmilyH

    My then-kitten had been rescued from a bad situation and was not in the greatest shape, but the Sean Casey Shelter saw her potential. I've had her 18 months now and she's turned into a real sweetheart. I will always be grateful to the Sean Casey Animal Shelter for bringing us together.

    Pros

    cat turned out great

    Cons

    sad backgrounds of some animals

  • 15. These folks love animals!!

    by: stacydedring

    These kind people not only care for dogs and cats, but are extremely knowledgeable about reptiles, birds - any critter you could imagine! They truly care about finding great homes for all the animals that come their way - and they've been a tremendous asset to our community!

    Pros

    The staff, and how much they really care

    Cons

    Can't think of one!

  • 16. Awesome Rescue!

    by: JeffNYC

    It's so great to have an animal rescue / pet supply store in our neighborhood! We found our second dog, Chaplin at Sean's Rescue and he is a perfect match for Tofik! His store is stocked with just about everything we need for both of our dogs and if he doesn't have it, he is always willing to order it. Sean and his staff is very knowledgeable and always very helpful. Keep up the great work!

    Pros

    We found our 2nd dog at this rescue!

    Cons

    I wish it was bigger.

  • 17. PRODUCT

    by: MMARGOLIES

    THE PRODUCT PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE AND IT'S GREAT TO KNOW THAT THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP THE ANIMALS AT THE SHELTER.

    Pros

    THE WORK THAT THEY DO

    Cons

    THE SMELL IS BAD, NEEDS SOME BLEACH

  • 18. Best shelter around

    by: winterfresh

    SCAR is the best shelter around simply because they don't say no to anything and the number of adopted pets raises everyday. Their staff is kind and knowledgable with tons of compassion.

    Pros

    They rescue anything

    Cons

    none

  • 19. Best Shelter Ever

    by: wapfel

    From the day I adopted my dog from SCAR, I knew I wouldn't be able to stay away. SCAR provides a sense of community for all who visit there, from the volunteers to the adopters to the shop visitors, everyone has something to learn from this place, which is what keeps me coming back. that and the insanely adorable animals....

    Pros

    amazing staff, amazing mission, amazing volunteers, amazing community organization

    Cons

    needs more space!

  • 20. Helps the animals--and the community!

    by: Ruska

    These guys are tops--not only do they give these animals life, they give the commuity a heartbeat.

    Pros

    friendliness

    Cons

    they need more space!

  • 21. ya'll are awesome

    by: markyweiss

    Lorena was super awesome when we came in to see their pets. She was also so willing, but not overwhelming about us taking our time with Gizmo. She was also quick to follow up with our references and in explaining to me step-by-step on logistics of the adoption. When I returned to follow up on paperwork, Sean answered all my questions and he even asked me some as well. He was was casual, but attentive and encouraged me to feel free to call or visit with any questions. I've been there a few times since and he even remembered me. Then almost two month later i bummed into Lorena and even though she wasn't on the clock she gave me some advice on Gizmo. Overall, Sean Casey Animal rescue has been really encouraging about pet ownership and not at all condescending, which I've experienced elsewhere. Lastly, from what I've noticed of them, they're all about community and community awareness. I'm all about this place.

    Pros

    super welcoming and open to answering question

    Cons

    could do with more space

  • 22. Best Animal Rescue Ever!!

    by: msiegfried

    Sean Casey and his staff has done an exceptional job placing as many furry, feathery, reptiles as possible. My wife and I recently rescued a BIG BEAUTIFUL DOG named ARGOS. We are so happy and excited that we have rescued him from Sean Casey's. Everyone was extremely, knowledgeable, and friendly. They also made us feel comfortable that we were going to give a life of love and happiness to a wonderful dog. We were able to take him on numerous walks to get used to him. Ask lots of questions and received plenty of good advice. They made everything special. I would recommend anyone who is considering to rescue a pet or pets to stop by Sean Casey's Animal Rescue.

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful

    Cons

    Need more rescues like this one

  • 23. The Best place I ever rescued a pet from

    by: SnowKat

    Extremely compassionate team of talented animal professionals who look to place the "right" animal with the "right" family. Asks all the right questions about your past pet experiences to ensure you are ready and willing to bring a fur, feather, or other friend into your home. Encourages you to spend time with your future friend, to make sure you are a good fit prior to adoption.\r\n

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable/approachable

    Cons

    None

  • 24. The Shelter to go to

    by: kkenny01

    This rescue group helps all sorts of animals, willing to take in pigeons of the streets, reptiles, small pets, cats, and dogs. The staff are friendly, helpful, and very knowledgable. Plus, with a high rate of successful adoptions it won't take long for you to find the right pet for you!

    Pros

    all types of animals

    Cons

    there are non!

  • 25. Great

    by: viper9953

    Awesome shelter. I had problems with my adopted pets but they aided me to their fullest ability.

    Pros

    Friendly Staff

    Cons

    Space

  • 26. Great place

    by: TrudiR

    Shelter does great job taking care of and placing animals of all species.

    Pros

    Very responsible and caring

    Cons

    None

  • 27. I LOVE THiiS PLACE

    by: rAtGiiRL

    I volenteer at this shealter and it's a great evvirment ! the peopple are really nice and its always clean. They have great animals and take great care of them . =]

    Pros

    ?

    Cons

    ?

  • 28. very good place

    by: demonscars

    This place is great. They have lots of events and help out lots of animals.

    Pros

    take in all types of animals

    Cons

    small space

  • 29. What a wonderful place.

    by: KaitZ

    The only downfall, a dangerous place to go. I just want to take everyone home with me. Lovely and knowledgable staff and i love how the neighborhood children get so involved.

    Pros

    service, care

    Cons

    none

  • 30. SCARNYC is awesome!!!

    by: redrum301

    Sean Casey is extreamely knowledgable, and very helpful. Teresa is awesome, she came to my girl scout troop and worked with the kids for two weeks to help them earn a badge. They are so kind and look to make a difference not only in the lives of the animals but in the community. many teens have taken to spending all their free time volenteering, and the rescue has taken them off the streets and given them a great oppertunity to learn compassion and that anyone can make a difference. Thank you Sean Casey Animal Rescue!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    Convenient, great staff, very accomidating to the community!

    Cons

    Small space, so its often crowded.

  • 31. The Best

    by: annmoss1126

    Sean Casey andhis staff and volunteers are the best. They always have time to answer questions and give advice. I have three cats and a dog. One of my cats I adopted from Sean

    Pros

    Everyone is helpful and very knowledgeable. The main focus is taking care of the animals and finding good homes fo them.

    Cons

    The only con is that they could use more donations because the care of animals is costly.

  • 32. Wonderful

    by: Molloy

    I think Sean Casey is an amazing person with a heart of gold! He goes above and beyond to help all animals find loving and caring homes. He and his staff are warm, welcoming and extremely dedicated to animal rescue. \nWe are so lucky to have him in our neighborhood (Windsor Terrace/Kensington).\n\nThank you Sean Casey & Staff for all that you do!\n\nRose Molloy\n\n

    Pros

    Friendly & inviting - wonderful staff

    Cons

    Needs more space to help more animals in need of homes

  • 33. The Best!

    by: iluvdogss

    This shelter is a great place! They work so hard and help tons of animals. They help them get new homes, nice owners and save some of their lives. This place is also a great place to go and help out. The people there are very friendly and it makes the community so much better! The pets there are great and it breaks my heart when they don't get adopted. I'm so happy whenever I go there and i love helping out and volunteering. This is really a great place and it deserves great recognition and a big pat on the back because it is simply amazing!

    Pros

    Friendly people, adorable pets.

    Cons

    None.

  • 34. the best - but could use a zootoo makeover!

    by: mrdarius

    we love sean casey animal rescue. it's a pillar of the community and sean casey is doing great work. the block parties are great!

    Pros

    extremely knowledgable staff

    Cons

    had 2-headed turtle stolen

  • 35. Best, most caring rescue I have seen!

    by: apanin

    Someone I know volunteers for this shelter and also seeing first hand I can say that the care they put into looking after their pets is inspiring. Also they are really great at helping people choose a compatible pet making sure both will benefit greatly for a relationship. When I hear people searching looking to adapt that is the only shelter I recommend and swear by.

    Pros

    They genuinely love and care for all their pets

    Cons

    Can always use more volanteers

  • 36. very knowledgeable and kind to all

    by: EllenR57

    Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a great community asset- many events for the community are organized by Sean Casey including fairs, music and food events. They are really helping to build a strong community here in Windsor Terrace/Kensington. The other great thing is that they employ dedicated staff and volunteers, including many kids and teens. It seems like the volunteers really love the animals and feeling responsible for their care. Great job!

    Pros

    all the dedicated staff and volunteers

    Cons

    overcrowded from all the lovely pets rescued

  • 37. Amazing Rescue Work

    by: JanePiflax

    Sean Casey is the young man behind the wheel of this organization and he is amazingly knowledgeable and caring about anything that's living. He will take animals that no one else would want, get them all better and find them wonderful homes. They have a great adoption process that must be passed in order to adopt, they check references and vet records, and they also educate people on training and proper care. Sean spends so much money on medical care for the animals, I don't even know how he can afford it sometimes. Adoption fees are pretty low considering all the care they received, yet he is still able to rescue the difficult cases as well!\r\n\r\nAnd there are so many kids that volunteer their time at the rescue. They spend time with all kinds of animals, learning how to be kind and responsible at young age and those lessons will stay with them for their entire life. \r\n

    Pros

    They rescue so many types of animals - no one is turned away if they have space!

    Cons

    None

  • 38. I found a turtle once...

    by: Bellapapa

    I found two incredibly large turtles and had no idea where to bring them. Turns out I had the perfect person in my neighborhood. Sean took them and is the person to call for any animal related situations.

    Pros

    They care for all animals

    Cons

    They need more space!

  • 39. Mackie and Mia

    by: loricarvajal

    Mackie and Mia were both rescues from Sean. They're the best puppies ever, although some would agree that they need puppy manners classes :)

    Pros

    Try hard to do a good job

    Cons

    Need more staff

  • 40. We won "The Dog Lottery" thanks to Sean Casey Animal Rescue!

    by: braggley

    We rescued our Labradoodle, Henry, from Sean Casey Animal Rescue. They could not have been more wonderful during the entire process, helping us make our decision and the helping us prepare for the changes that having a dog would bring to our lives. Henry is a fantastic puppy, and we truly feel as though we won "The Dog Lottery" in rescuing him. Thanks to Sean, Theresa and the rest of the terrific staff at Sean Casey Animal Rescue.

    Pros

    Incredibly Knowledgeable, Helpful and Friendly

    Cons

    None

  • 41. Greatest Shelter in Brooklyn!

    by: lizlemon

    I love Sean Casey's Animal Rescue! Everyone there is great and so are the animals!

    Pros

    Great staff, sweet animals, clean.

    Cons

    Small space.

  • 42. Super place for animal adoptions

    by: pumpkinpups

    Great community oriented shelter/rescue. Most animals are pulled from the city shelter where they are often on euthanization lists due to health problems. Sean Casey Animal Rescue, gets them vet care and nurses them back to health ready to find forever homes.

    Pros

    Many well kept animals to choose from

    Cons

    If you are looking for a specific type of animal it may not be there at the time you are looking

  • 43. THERE WHEN I NEEDED THEM

    by: IGGYLOVINMAMA

    I had an iguana I had to give up when I was pregnant and they were happy to take her in and find her a good home. A lot of shelters in my area were not willing to take in a full grown reptile. I saw many animals at the drop off location and it looked very organized and the staff of volunteers were very friendly. I noticed they were taking good care of the animals. I will definately adopt from them in the future when I am ready to take in another animal.

    Pros

    THE ONLY SHELTER I FOUND IN MY AREA THAT WAS HAPPY TO TAKE IN MY IGUANA

    Cons

    THEY ARE FAR FROM MY HOUSE

  • 44. Sean knows his stuff!

    by: greenelori

    I met Sean on a set where he was showing some of the animals he has available for adoption for a TV segment: a snake, a hedgehog, iguana and parrot. He was very knowledgeable about the animals and their needs. He also handled them very well (clean and well cared for) & is professional to work with. Reminds us that "exotics" are very much in need of responsible owners. He has some amazing creatures!..and Hedgehog food is sold commercially..who knew?!

    Pros

    beautiful animals, knowledgeable

    Cons

    none as far as I could tell...

  • 45. ALL ANIMALS

    by: PINKEES1MOMMY

    sean casey rescue takes in even the older harder to place animals and i think that is so awesome.alot of the "older" animals just need somewhere to live out their final years.the best part is most of them are already housetrained.

    Pros

    takes in all animals,no-kill

    Cons

    none

  • 46. Sean Casey Rescues

    by: moshkeeb

    Sean will take in and rescue reptiles, goats, raccoons. He just knows what to do. He has a unique way of socializing his animals. My next door neighbors adopted a lhasa apsa from Sean. This dog is with this family for LIFE, very happily.

    Pros

    very knowledgeable

    Cons

    not enough room

  • 47. sean's place is tops

    by: patmaz

    sean casey is an upstanding person. he is very helpful and knows just how to take care of animals in every situation. i am indebted to him for finding a home for two kittens. they are brother and sister and he got them adopted into the same home. he does eveything he can to help anyone he can. his partner, dr. feinsod, is one of the most outstanding veterinarians i have ever met in my life. i wish sean all the luck in the world in his shelter.

    Pros

    great people

    Cons

    n/a

  • 48. Compassionate & Professional

    by: ztT4MP16783121

    I just adopted a dog from this shelter and I was very impressed by their compassion and professionalism! My new canine pal was found wandering the streets of BK with a major eye infection - ultimately his eye had to be removed - and they took him in and basically saved his life. Wonderful people, wonderful shelter!

    Pros

    compassionate, responsible, kind, helpful, knowledgeable

    Cons

    none

  • 49. Great job!

    by: lady66

    This no-kill rescue is a wonderful group. Their shelter space is next to ours. They not only rescue dogs and cats, they also are able to take in reptiles due to Sean's knowledge of how to take care of them and what to look for in a prospective adopter. He doesn't stop there though.. he's been known to take in a rabbit, guinea pig, bird - anyone who needs a home!

    Pros

    Lots - see below

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  • 50. totally awesome

    by: erica9207

    this is a great shelter! they do whatever they can for an animal no matter what, its awesome!

    Pros

    they do whatever they can to help an animal

    Cons

    none =P

  • 51. A Great Shelter for ALL Animals!

    by: NYCSmith

    This group is terrific! Not only do they help dogs and cats but all kinds of reptiles and other critters. Reptiles need love too!!

    Pros

    Dedicated staff, helps all kinds of critters

    Cons

    none!!!

  • 52. great shelter

    by: maxinerauh

    this shelter is great, they take in all different kinds of animals, sean is great and he gets great homes for all of the animals

    Pros

    great shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 53. Great Shelter

    by: sonia16

    Great shelter with great staff. Sean helped me pick out the perfect pet for my little nephew. Thank you.

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    None

  • 54. Two Thumbs up to Sean ;)

    by: DariaG5

    Keep up the great work Sean!

    Pros

    Knowledgable

    Cons

    None

  • 55. Helping Local Animals

    by: lambrhondal

    It is wonderful to hear of oganizations who reach out to all animals. This group does not seem to just specialize in companion animals but finding appropriate sites whether at reserves or zoos. It is a valiant effort to attempt to cover the big picture of the animal kingdom and I applaude the efforts.

    Pros

    Trying to help all animals and not just companion

    Cons

    NA

  • 56. Thanks sean

    by: Sliu

    Your Awesome!!

    Pros

    Friendly, shows great knowledge

    Cons

    No cons

  • 57. Sean is awesome!

    by: basssgirl

    I can't say enough about Sean Casey and what he does for so many animals. I have had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him to place exotic animal in need of rehab or loving homes for several years. He is the most compassionate and knowledgable rescue person I know. He has helped me placed countless animals from the city shelter, as well as other places, whose situation seemed hopeless at the time. Without him I'd be lost!

    Pros

    Compassionate, experienced

    Cons

    So busy (not really a con though LOL)

  • 58. New Snake Owner

    by: snakelove

    I wanted to get a boa to Bellydance with and Sean was able to find me a perfect candidate for the job. Badir al Din is amazing. Sean was helpfull and gave good sound advice on how to care for my new pet.

    Pros

    they now there stuff

    Cons

    far for me to go

  • 59. Great Adoption Experience!

    by: dmiraballes

    I adopted my cat from Sean Casey Shelter about a year ago. They were very helpful and it was a pleasure dealing with this shelter. They provided me with everything I needed for my new pet and I recomend this shelter to everyone!

    Pros

    Everything about the adoption process was great.

    Cons

    None

  • 60. Best pets

    by: TaiNesbit

    Our cat died and we were very depressed. We wanted to get some new little guys to focus our attention elsewhere. We got Layla and José (formerly Patches and Blacky) who are such a pleasure. We adore them and spoil them with toys. Layla was in a hollow tree, José was with a hoarder! These wonderful little guys were saved by SeanCasey and we're so glad they were. They would not have made it in the circumstances they were in, and neither would many others.

    Pros

    Great staff, helpful, knowledgable

    Cons

    Small, could use more funding

  • 61. thank you sean casey!

    by: bucksmom

    i found my baby boy from the sean casey rescue back in april and the whole adoption process was a pleasure. they were responsive and caring and efficient in a way most shelters had not been.\nwhen i met blanco, (now bucky) he had been abandoned but was certainly shown lots of love from the shelter that had saved him. you should see him now! such a happy little thing! he enriches my life every day and i owe it all to them.\nthank you sean casey!!

    Pros

    fast and friendly

    Cons

    none