Our Co-Founders

Jackie O’Sullivan

Jackie O’Sullivan


After a 20-year career in sales and marketing, Jackie left corporate America to pursue her dream of working with & helping animals. She began by volunteering at the NYC ACC and eventually went on to join a large NYC rescue. Jackie was a managing partner there for 3 years. In March of 2015, she left to start Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Jackie has found her passion in helping dogs in need.

Jackie lives in Manhattan with her husband and 2 boys.

Stacey Silverstein

Stacey Silverstein


Following her passion to help homeless & needy dogs, she began volunteering at the NYC ACC. Stacey became a managing partner at another large NYC rescue before leaving there in early 2015 to co-found Rescue Dogs Rock NYC with the mission of helping the neediest dogs, many medically urgent dogs. Stacey is a huge advocate for these dogs and a voice for the voiceless.

Stacey lives in Manhattan with her husband where she is also a lawyer and partner at a New York City based law firm.

Some of our Rescues & Adoptables


Shelly a pittie for adoption

Shelly is a beautiful pittie, was rescued from Manhattan ACC where she had been brought in as a stray. She had broken teeth and was emaciated at only 24 pounds!! Shelly is good with people of all ages and with other dogs. She was born in early 2015, is spayed and up to date on vaccines. Her foster mom has been taking such good care of her and she has put on some much needed weight and is back to healthy and happy! Despite her obvious neglect, Shelly remains a very sweet and loving girl, and we can’t wait until she has a home to call her very own. Please put your application in here if you are interested in adopting Shelly: fill out an application here.


Annie for adoption RDRNYCAnnie is a 5 was found on someone’s porch, pregnant and starving. She stayed for a couple of weeks, until she got into the neighbor’s dog food, and the neighbor threatened to take matters into his own hands. A Good Samaritan intervened and Annie became a member of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC family. Annie is fantastic with kids and other people but she is not a fan of cats or other small animals. She’s very affectionate, house-trained, and loves to be with her people! She is a 70 pound hunk of love. She loves long walks, car rides and you can’t go into your freezer without giving her an ice cube!! If you think you can give Annie the home she deserves please fill out an application.


Chloe special needs lab for adoptionChloe (formerly Jocelyn) is our beautiful 2-year old lab mix who suffered a traumatic brain injury during her first few weeks of life. We’ve gone to great lengths for her and we hope you are willing to too! She is up to date on her shots, micro-chipped and spayed. Her sense of sight and smell are compromised and her hearing enhanced. Chloe is loving and fun, but preferably needs a home with retired or stay-at-homes, experienced with traumatic brain injuries or special education would be great. Chloe has meal time frustration anxiety and prefers eating alone, knowing her morsels are hers alone. A home where she can her settle in before introductions to other pets would be great, but she may do best in a home without other dogs… cats are okay. A home with a fenced yard would be best. Chloe LOVES to run…free like the wind. A home where a potty accident can be cleaned up and she can continue to learn that potty time outdoors reaps treats and indoors doesn’t! We have faith she CAN do this, so should you!! A home where anti-seizure medications are lovingly administered and seizures patiently guided through. As much as she needs all this and more WE need this too because though none of us fit the criteria, we all love her. If you would like to adopt Chloe, please fill out an application.

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