Wine & Design fundraiser


Join us at a fundraiser for BrightStar on Friday, March 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Wine & Design on Buffalo Rd. We’ll be doing a guided painting of a German Shepherd. More information and tickets are available here.

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See some of our previous dogs!

Fosters needed

To foster an animal is a great gift, and an act of kindness.

The animals hold a special place in your heart, and you make a world of difference in their lives.


Please help us save lives by fostering a dog. BrightStar provides food, guidance, and veterinary care, if necessary, for foster dogs.

Contact Don at hamtarosachs@aol.com for more information, or fill out an application.

Nikko helping foster a puppy

Meet the dogs!


We will be at the Spencerport Country Max at 4658 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, on the first three Saturdays of the month from 12:30-3:00, as well as the 5th Saturday if there is one. Map

We will be at the Brockport Country Max at 487 Route 19, Brockport, on the fourth Saturday of the month from 12:30-3:00. Map

If you would like to meet a dog, please contact their foster to make sure they will be attending. The above times may change, or events may be cancelled due to inclement weather, so please double check our calendar or Facebook page before heading out if you haven’t arranged a specific meeting. You’re welcome to stop in and talk with us if you’re considering adopting or fostering a dog, and we’re always happy when former BrightStar dogs stop in for a visit!

Adoption fee

Effective 2/2018, the standard adoption fees are:

  • Puppy, not yet spayed/neutered (generally under 6 months): $325
  • Adult: $375
  • Senior (7+): $150

The adoption fee may vary for specific dogs and can be found in their description. All dogs are up to date on shots, microchipped, and spayed or neutered.

Owner surrenders

BrightStar charges $50 for all owner surrenders. If the dog has not been spayed/neutered, the fee is $100 to help pay for the surgery.

Check out our wishlist– we need donations!