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About Charles Henderson Animal Rescue

Charles Henderson Animal Rescue was founded in July 2012. 
Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is a qualified 501c3 public charitable organization and a New York State recognized not for profit corporation. 
Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is an approved animal rescue shelter adoption center & humane society. 


Charles Henderson Animal Rescue was established after serving as the former Director of Operations at Sean Casey Animal Rescue where, over the past 5 years, I was directly responsible for the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of over 5000 dogs and 2000 cats, in response to the flood of helpless, hurt, unhealthy and homeless animals that fill the city shelters  and the streets of New York City with animals on a daily basis.  The pressing need for additional shelters where more animals could be rescued and rehomed was clearly evident. 


Charles Henderson Animal Rescue Commitment

One at a time and as many as we can provide for properly, Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is committed to endowing our animals with a decent quality of life and a safe haven where resources are plentiful and the environment enriches and stimulates positively and productively as well as enhances the mental, psychological and emotional well being of the animals in our care until being adopted out to new forever homes with loving, caring and compassionate human being partners.

"Whiskers in Wonderland" Adoption Event

About Charles Henderson

Currently, I live with an English mastiff/Great Dane mix, a Neapolitan mastiff, a French mastiff/Dogue de Bordeaux,  a Bullmastiff, 2 Italian mastiffs/Cane Corsos,  a Great Dane/Pitbull mix, an Akita, a St. Bernard and a Giant Schnauzer.  4 of my dogs are trained therapy dogs with DELTA Society, 2 are executive protection dogs, and 1 is in training to be a FEMA-certified urban search and rescue dog.

I am the former Director of Operations at Sean Casey Animal Rescue where, over the past 5 years, I was directly responsible for the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of over 5000 dogs and 2000 cats with less than a 2% return rate.  Additionally, I served as the behaviorist & dog trainer responsible for rehabilitating all the dogs that had behavioral challenges. I have been lauded as the dog whisperer of the east coast, but I prefer to be considered the fixer, as I usually come in after several other dog trainers and fix the problem in short order,  most of the time.   It's not about me being a superstar dog trainer; It's about the dog becoming a superstar.

Prior to this I attended Columbia University where I studied Neural Science Behavior/Psychology and Business Administration and played football for the Columbia Lions as a free safety while specializing as a K9 trainer and handler professionally as well as a professional personal trainer to Hollywood movie stars such as Rene Russo.   Additionally, I went through special operations training and served as a combat search and rescue specialist (SAR).  I am a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and am currently working on my master's degree as a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC-KA). I have 10 dogs and 4 cats.   Recently my Bullmastiff, Archon and my French mastiff, Philo died from cancer.  They were amazing dogs.  Archon was a therapy dog.

I love dogs and cats with all my heart, and am really troubled when I see one that is not a happy, calm and peaceful. When an animal is calm and peaceful is when they are "happiest"... except for when they are playing.

God is love.  The word for love in Hebrew is lev.  The word for dog in Hebrew is kelev.  There has been associations with God and dogs and love since they warmed their way into human beings' hearts well over 5000 years ago.  Dogs are full of love and light.

I live, love and long to be with dogs and cats. They are God's special creatures.   When I am with my dogs and cats, I am with God.  God is love.  Dogs and cats are love. 

After all,  God spelled backwards is dog and dogs are full of love.  Amen!


Click on the link above & check out the first round of Charles Henderson Animal Rescue gear...anything purchased  generates money for the rescue.
 Hope you like some of the designs. I'm not Gianni Versace but it was fun designing some of the t-shirts, hoodies & some of the girlie-girl stuff...there's some cool ladies & toddler stuff including some onesies for the babies.
Thanks for all your support!!!! Charles