In its earliest years, Bideawee cared for injured and abandoned animals in a small building near Mrs. Kibbe’s Manhattan home. By 1909, more than 200 dogs were housed in this building and predictably, neighbors began to complain, forcing Mrs. Kibbe to rethink her operation. Over the next several years, the Bideawee animals were cared for in a series of temporary shelters. Thanks to the generosity of others, Bideawee eventually found a permanent home in Manhattan on East 38th Street, where it is still headquartered today.
For over a century, Bideawee has served the greater New York area as the recognized leader in rescuing unwanted dogs and cats and successfully integrating them into loving, forever homes. Bideawee has remained true to its original policy to never euthanize an animal unless it is incurably ill or suffering.
Bideawee serves pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together
by cultivating and supporting enduring relationships. Over the years, Bideawee has added several locations and expanded its range of services
to include adoption centers
, animal hospitals
, a PAWS unit
that provides critical medical and behavioral resources, a pet therapy community, Bideawee U
(a learning center for pets and people), volunteer programs,
dog parks, and two spacious pet memorial parks
where, since 1916, more than 65,000 animals have found a peaceful resting place.