6 Dogs, Cats That Want to Play in The Snow With You

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If you the outdoorsy type who loves all of this snow, how about adopting a dog to play outside with you this weekend?

If you are sick of the cold and prefer to stay indoors, adopting a cat to snuggle up with could be just what you need. Check out these adorable animals available for adoption today!

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

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Hamlet (reference # H209175) is a treasure of a kitty that was locally rescued and brought to North Shore needing lots of tender loving care. This tiny boy has spent most of his life outside, and now deserves to live in the lap of luxury. He has the vitality of a kitten when he sees a feather toy dangling nearby.

He’s still very shy with strangers, but when he calls you his friend, you are treated to hearty purrs and head bumps. Hamlet is FIV+ but living with other FIV+ cats would be a dream come true for him. Seeing his friends play makes him his chirpiest self. His ideal home is one with cat-experienced adults and children 10 in age and up who will smooth his worried brow and show him that being home is the best place to be.

For more information about adopting Hamlet, please send an email to [email protected]

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


Six-and-a-half-year-old Tank is too sweet to not have a home of his own. This adorable, goofy boy came to the shelter as a stray and is definitely ready to find a permanent forever home with a family who will love and cherish him. Tank is social with other dogs but would need slow and proper intros. Simply put, Tank is a great boy looking for a great home.

If you are interested in giving Tank the home he deserves, call the shelter at 516-785-5220, come in to see him at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email [email protected]

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

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If you’re literally searching for the purrfect cat, head down to Last Hope and find Nemo! Nemo is an extremely handsome 4-year-old fella who was rescued from a Holbrook hoarder house, where an elderly lady could no longer take care of her 16 cats. All the cats were taken by Islip Shelter and Last Hope took four of the group, including Nemo.

At first, Nemo seemed traumatized by all the sudden changes — leaving the only home he ever knew, being at a town shelter and then coming to Last Hope. The poor guy even hid under his blankets and under his bed. But thanks to the love and care he’s received from staff and volunteers, Nemo is now out and about greeting everyone that comes by his cage.

For more information about adopting Nemo, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at 631-425-1884, emailing them at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or better yet, pop in for a visit at 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:


Can you resist Benji’s adorable fuzzy face? Benji is an easy-going and adorable 14-year-old Cockapoo who came to Little Shelter from a local town shelter. He can be a little timid at first but that doesn’t last long. Benji is looking for someone who wants to celebrate his “Golden Years” with him. He dreams of his days filled with people who love him, taking leisurely walks, and curling up on the couch for a few nice long naps. If you’re looking for an adorable, laid-back companion, come meet Benji today!


Who is the beautiful cat with golden rimmed yellow eyes? That’s Valerie! She is a loving and gentle kitty who can always be seen holding her tail high.

She enjoys getting affection and will jump on the counter, just to be eye level with you. She loves to play tag where she will come and rub against your legs and right before you pet her, dart off just out of reach, only to return again (this is Valerie’s way of playing hard to get for your affection). She loves to be in the middle of the action with the other cats in the cattery and never misses and opportunity for treats.


Some people might notice Petunia right away, not only because of her very distinct face but because her name is Petunia, and she loves getting attention. Most of the cattery staff notices Petunia because if someone goes to pet her she puts her ears down because she’s really excited! She would love to have a home to call her own and a human to be her best friend.

For more information on adopting Benji, Valeria and Petunia, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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