About Us

What Bobbi and the Strays Does

Our History

 In the summer of 1995, Roberta “Bobbi” Giordano was driving on a busy street when she saw a car strike a dog – and then drive away! She immediately came to the dog’s aid, taking him to a vet for care. Sadly, the dog had a broken back and was unable to be saved. Although Bobbi had always been helping animals, having done her first rescue at the age of nine, it was this experience that was the pivotal one. Soon after, Bobbi quit her job in order to turn her passion for helping animals into a full-time mission. In 1998 she established Bobbi and the Strays.We are a 100% non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization, located in New York – with an adoption center in Queens and a shelter on Long Island. We rescue stray dogs and cats from the streets, and from situations of abuse and neglect. Additionally, we rescue many of our dogs and cats from “death row” at kill shelters in New York. All rescued animals are examined by a veterinarian, lab tests are completed, and vaccinations are given. The dogs and cats are then spayed or neutered, treated for any health problems and rehabilitated as necessary. Our main goal is to find permanent, loving homes for all the dogs and cats that we rescue. We have a guaranteed return policy on all adoptions – because our goal is to place animals into good homes for life.

Please click here for our 2010 Maddie’s Fund Shellter Statistics.

Older statistics: [2007]  [2008]  [2009]

We also provide educational programs to schools, educating children and adults on responsible pet ownership and organizing spay/neuter services and events. We are also active members of the ‘Mayor’s Alliance for NYCs Animals’.

Bobbi and the Strays has dedicated staff and volunteers who help rescue, foster, and care for the animals. Other volunteers coordinate fundraising & adoption events and contribute to special projects as well as complete routine administrative tasks.

Donations are always needed to continue our work. Donations are also needed now to repair and rehabilitate our new shelter in Freeport. We rely on the support of people like you who share our vision of a world where animals are treated humanely and adopted into loving homes – a world where organizations such as ours will one day no longer need to exist.


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There are so many ways that someone can volunteer to help Bobbi and the Strays. Any way that you are able to help would be greatly appreciated.

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