7 Pets That Will Make Your Home Complete

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Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not pop into your local shelter and adopt a new best friend? Animals across the Island are waiting for their new forever homes, why not open your heart and home to one today!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:


Meet Murry! Murry is an 11-year-old Poodle mix who is always eager to make new friends. Don’t let his age fool you, he is a spunky boy who loves affection and is known to do a little “hop” dance when staff and volunteers play with him.

Murry loves going on walks and exploring new areas. After a fun afternoon of making friends and going for walks, Murry loves to snuggle with his favorite people and get treats. Better scoop this sweetheart up fast!

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie is literally as sweet as they come! This gorgeous gal is a 6-to-10-year-old spayed female. She one of the sweetest little ladies you will ever meet.

Unfortunately for Sugar Cookie, some mean person abandoned her nearby but luckily, she now has the chance to find her true forever family, one who won’t let her down again. Come get yourself a Sugar Cookie today!


This strikingly beautiful gal is Astraea, a friendly little lady who came to Little Shelter in February of 2017. Her age is unknown, but she certainly looks and acts like a youngster. Astraea is a friend to all.

She loves her fellow felines, but she also loves her human friends. Astraea would be a great addition to any loving family. Keep her safe and warm and she will be yours forever. Come meet this beauty today!

For more information on adopting Murry, Sugar Cookie or Astraea, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit: 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:

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Aretha and Franklin

Looking for a pair of soulful friends to fill your heart and home with music? Aretha and Franklin (reference #BF1454/55) are worth a little respect! This bonded pair were rescued locally and given the time they needed to get used to humans.

At just 1 year old, they are now ready for the big stage: Your home. You can find them frolicking with feline friends in the shelter’s cage-free cat Habitat.

Franklin likes to greet visitors and chase feather toys with the other cats, while Aretha prefers napping in cat trees and gazing out windows. The sound of a rustling bag of treats grabs both of their attention, and when the room is quiet, they are each ready for some tender moments with trusted humans.

The ideal home for these siblings is one with children 12 and up and adults with cat experience, willing to usher them into the world of a loving home, their very first real one. They are very easy to fall in love with. You better think about it—Aretha and Franklin are ready to be yours!

For more information on how to adopt Aretha and Franklin, please send an email to [email protected].

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:


To know Bertha (reference # 180063) is to love Bertha. Just look at her beautiful face! Bertha was found as a stray from Plainview and is as sweet as can be.

Unfortunately for Bertha, her owner never came, but now she is ready to start a new chapter in her life with a new forever family. Bertha is a 5-year-old, domestic short-haired female. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and is now micro chipped.

This girl would make a great addition to any home. She is very affectionate and loves to talk, too! We hope that someone will see her and come to the shelter to meet Bertha, she is one awesome girl.

For more information about adopting Bertha, please call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Roxy Reina

Staff and volunteers have already fallen head-over-heels for Roxy Reina! This gorgeous 5-year-old blue nose came to the shelter as a stray in January 2016. She was returned to her owners, only to be surrendered back in December 2017, with another dog, Leyla! Poor Roxy Reina!

It’s certainly time for this gal to find a forever home that will appreciate her. Roxy Reina is very sweet, a little shy and submissive when meeting new people, but oh so delicious.

As per her previous owner, she is house trained, is playful and friendly. She lived with young kids, but due to her nervousness here right now, she is being recommended for older kids.

If you are interested in adopting Roxy Reina, call 516-785-5220, visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email at [email protected]

As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!