9 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Summer Complete

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If you are ready to adopt a new cat or dog, check out this week’s wonderful lineup of adorable adoptable animals.

If you’re not quite ready to make the commitment but want to help, why not consider fostering? Did you know that homeless animals have a much greater chance of finding their forever homes when they find foster homes first? Between kitten season and the arrival of warmer weather, thousands of cats, kittens and dogs are left homeless, winding up at our already overcrowded shelters and rescues.

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh is seeking anyone who would be interested in fostering kittens, cats and dogs. Those interested in volunteering should fill out an application and reside within 45 minutes of the shelter. If you currently have animals in your home, they must be up to date on vaccines.

The shelter will gladly meet with individuals/families to teach bottle feeding or how to look after an older kitten if you not experienced. In addition, the shelter provides anything the kittens needs (bottles, milk, blankets, crate, litter, medical expenses, etc). Same goes for canines. For for more information call 516-785-5220 ext 4611 or 4629.

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Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Pepe is a sweet senior kitty who arrived at the Little Shelter declawed. He is an affectionate cat that walks right up to visitors for attention. Pepe has spent his entire life in a home until his owner could no longer take care of him. This handsome boy loves to cuddle and would be great in a quiet home with someone he can really bond with.

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A 5-year-old Doxie/Terrier mix, Bubbles is as effervescent as her name implies. She will happily accompany you wherever your day takes you, and if that includes a trip to Starbucks for a Puppacino, all the better! Bubbles also knows though, that it’s important to maintain her girlish figure, so she is hoping for a family that will provide her with lots of play time to keep her happy and healthy. You won’t be able to hide your excitement once you seek her out. This adorable girl will change your life for the better.

For more information about adopting Pepe and Bubbles, contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington or 631-368-8770.


Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Amber is an amazing old soul of 13 years who loves treats and is super friendly. She purrs as soon as you touch her and even gives kisses in return. She would love to have a family where someone would be home all day so she can constantly cuddle with them. She needs someone to open their hearts and home to this lovely lady.


Teek is a super-sweet boy with really cool markings. While he may look like your average black cat, he has a white chest and stomach! He likes to be close to you, always in arms reach for cuddles and affection. Teek is very friendly and seeks out affection from visitors always looking to make a new best friend.


Lilly is a silly 8-month-old girl who loves to hang around and cuddle. She really enjoys chin scratches and loves tuna treats. She likes sleeping in tunnels, and never acts out. Lilly enjoys playing with toys such as kitty dancers and catnip mice which she will run after and paw at.

For more information about adopting Amber, Teek and Lilly, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter at 104 Deposit Rd. in East Northport or 631-651-9788.


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

This week’s amazingly special North Shore Animal League America cat is Julian (reference # R166107). Julian arrived at North Shore’s Port Washington Adoption Center this winter anticipating being a part of their Kitten Bowl celebration. It was quickly determined that this little fella had a very big heart problem.

Thankfully the medical team has been working diligently to put a plan in action to repair the damage, all the while falling head over heels in love with this kitten! The wonderful thing about Julian is he has no idea of his limitations, inspiring everyone around him to live life to the fullest! Staff and volunteers would love for Julian to experience life in a home whether it be a foster or adoptive family.

His medical condition is covered through North Shore’s accredited medical center for life at low cost, and this patient is a dream to take care of. All Julian needs is someone to call his own. He’ll quickly fill up the empty spaces in your home and heart!

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Julian today!


Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Who is this ridiculously handsome 7-year-old Shepherd mix? Meet Theodore! Poor Theodore really hasn’t been dealt a very fair hand, but staff and volunteers remaining positive that his true forever home is out there.

Theodore was in an adoptive home, but unfortunately, his owner who is in the military was being deployed and Theodore was once again made homeless. Theodore has a lot of buddies at the shelter who have some pretty awesome things to say about him.

Theo loves other dogs. He thinks he’s a lap dog. He loves to be pet, massaged and tickled under his chin. Theodore is a rock star, says staff members.

Walking Theo is a great experience, as he barely pulls on leash. He knows many commands including “sit,” “watch me,” “down” and “stay”. He is also house trained and crate trained and even loves going for car rides.

This 50-pound cutie pie did display some resource issues during his initial evaluation at the shelter which staff and volunteers are working to improve, but at this time he is looking for a dog-savvy home with adults only who can continue his treatment. Did we mention there’s free adoptions until Sept. 2?!

If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org


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

Tiggi (reference #180162) was surrendered to the shelter by his owner when they could no longer care for him. Tiggi is 13-year-old male, American Eskimo that weighs 27 pounds. Due to his age, Tiggi has a sight and hearing impairment.

This sweet boy is so very lovable and enjoys spending time in the office with the staff at the shelter. How wonderful it would be for Tiggi to spend his senior years in a home being loved and spoiled? Tiggi is ready for adoption-all he needs is you!


Smokey (reference #180203) is a 10-year-old female, gray domestic short hair. Smokey was surrendered to the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her. Smokey is initially shy and timid but is ridiculously lovable. She is longing for the love and attention she has received her whole life.

It is so hard for any pet to be in a shelter but imagine living your whole life feeling safe and sound only to be uprooted and end up living in a shelter. Let’s help Smokey find a new family so she can return to the happy girl she once was.

If you are interested in adopting Tiggy or Smokey, 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Pl. in Syosset.

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