Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Rita Cosby And Judy Gilbert

The not-for-profit animal rescue organization, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC (RDRNYC) held their ‘Cocktails for Canines’ annual gala in New York City. The cocktail and dinner reception gala raised funds and awareness to help animals in need and was co-chaired by Georgina Bloomberg and Lara Trump. 

The Charity has acquired their own rescue and rehabilitation center in Suffolk County on Long Island giving Rescue Dogs Rock NYC a home to care for dogs in need. This allows the charity to save many more needy and deserving dogs. The center sits on half an acre and allows indoor/outdoor kennels and has lots of outdoor space.

Georgina Bloomberg

 The development of the center is a project which has been 3 years in the making. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is excited to have come this far. Despite raising $150,000 at the Gala, the charity still anticipates requiring approximately $150,000 to get the rescue center ready, to open it and start taking in dogs. 

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s outreach and education is spread through their website and social media, as well as community events such as their annual gala. 

Jennifer Martucci With Nicole Tufano, Mrs. Moadelovddian, Mrs. Shanoz & Margaret Luce

Notable Attendees included: Jackie O’Sullivan, Stacey Silverstein, Georgina Bloomberg, Lara Trump, Jeanine Pirro, Marin Gellar, Olga Ferrara, Tijana Ibrahimovic, Jean Shafiroff, Rita Cosby, Judy Gilbert, Jennifer Martucci, Nicole Tufano, Mrs. Moadelovddian, Mrs. Shanoz, Margaret Luce, Leesa Rowland, Cagri Kanver, Nadja Sayej, Marcy Warren, Brigitte Segura. 

At the Gala there were auction items which guests were able to bid for including a day of beauty at Angelo David Salon, a dinner for four at El Turco Hamptons Restaurant, Tea for Two at Mariebelle New York Cacao Bar, and a dinner for four at Old Stove Pub.  

Music at the Gala was donated by Allen Dalton Entertainment Group, a unique entertainment production company specializing in one-of-a-kind acts, music and show-stopping events. We are proud to be a sponsor with World Renowned DJ Superdave spinning all the hits.

Leesa Rowland

About Rescue Dogs Rock NYC:

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is a 501(c)(3), volunteer and foster based rescue. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s goal is to raise awareness of the ever-growing plight of homeless animals in the United States, in shelters as well as those abandoned in the streets. There are way too many fantastic animals that are euthanized every day just because they are homeless. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC introduces these animals to the public and educates them that unwanted companion animals are not damaged goods or unworthy but can be fostered into wonderful family pets. Sadly, the abuse, neglect, cruelty, and medical cases cost shelters the most money, and often are the first animals to euthanized. 

The mission of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is the rescue of these animals and provide them with immediate emergency care, medical or otherwise, they need and deserve. Besides medical treatments, the animals are rehabilitated through trainers and behavior specialists to help overcome past trauma. The organization does not have a physical shelter, and relies on a network of volunteers, fosters and adopters to welcome these animals into their homes and provides them with a nurturing and caring environment.For more information, visit:

 I: @rescuedogsrocknyc 

 F: @RescueDogsRockNyc 


Photos Courtesy Of Lawlor Media Group / Patrick McMullan