15 Cats, Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home Today

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Whether you’re looking for a young, energetic pup or kitten, or a special needs cat or dog, Long Island animal shelters and rescues have you covered. Read all about how to bring home your new best bud right here!


Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION REQUEST: This sweet-as-sugar face belongs to Scarlet, a 5-year-old precious girl who was found running loose near a local Chipotle. Scarlet is winning everyone over with her ridiculously cute personality and of course that face! Scarlet is super friendly with everyone she meets, is a total blast to be with, and just wants to be loved.

Scarlet may even be OK to live with cats and is interested in meeting other dogs but does seem a bit under-socialized so she will need slow intros to feel most happy. Sadly, two lumps were found on Scarlet’s belly, and although were removed successfully, the biopsy came back cancerous. The hope is of course that the cancer/lumps do not return. Staff and volunteers simply adore Scarlet and want to see her find a loving home immediately, to start enjoying life with a forever family.

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Scarlet, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email [email protected] today!


Available for adoption through the No Kill Project:

Meet handsome Tux. Tux is a 4-month-old neutered male puppy who is just as gentle and sweet as one can imagine. Tux gets along with anyone and everyone and would do great in just about any home with dogs, cats, and children. He is friendly, outgoing and active and would benefit from constant exercise but also from daily cuddles. Tux is vocal for affection and likes to snuggle with his foster mom. Please send an email to [email protected] if you would like to receive more information about adopting Tux.

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Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Tyson is a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix who is looking for his furever family. He’s a lovable guy who thinks he’s smaller than he is and is always trying to curl up in your lap! Tyson is still getting use to new things, such as playing with toys. But he loves getting affection and will never leave your side.

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Tigger is a sweet ginger cat who is always looking for someone to give him affection. He will walk around mewing like a crabby old man, but really all he wants is someone to pet him. Tigger is a sweet cat who will always be curled up in your lap, purring contently. He loves getting temptation treats and visits from volunteers.

For more information about adopting Tyson and Tigger, please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770.

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Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Rebel is an extraordinarily sweet kitty. She loves getting attention, always wanting someone to pet her and brush her. Rebel will roll around on the floor for you to rub her tummy and she will climb into your lap. She can usually be found snuggled on a shelf, but it’s not because she’s shy. She likes to let the other cats take charge and she gets along with them.


SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION REQUEST: Avah is an adorable 10-month-old special needs kitten available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. She has a special condition called Cerebral Hyperplasia which causes her to stumble around when she walks. It doesn’t cause her any pain, it just takes her a little longer to get from point A to point B.

Avah is looking for a special home that understands her condition and will love her for the affectionate kitten she is. She’s an otherwise healthy kitten but will always walk funny and occasionally have accidents due to her balance issues. Avah enjoys playing with toys just like any other kitten and loves having other cats to play with.

For more information about adopting Rebel and Avah, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, 631-651-9788.


Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Everyone knows how handsome and adorable 3-year-old Morris is! Morris is very friendly and PURRS really loud. He gets along well with other cats, and truly loves to be around people!  Morris will make an amazing addition to any family, so If you can open your heart and home to him, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

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Pets4Luv is now being evicted from its current facility space at the Source Mall in Wesbury. There is an urgent need to find placement for their remaining 60 homeless cats.bambi

Bambi, Peppermint Patty, Love, and Snowy are just some of the kitties looking for homes.love

If you or someone you know can temporarily foster, or better yet adopt any of their sweet kitties, please email owner Dave directly at [email protected]  (subject: I would  like to foster for you).snowy

Cats are always better in a foster situation as in opposed to a shelter, so please help if you can.  For more information about adopting or fostering, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.


Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Two-month-old Coco is quite the stunner! Boasting a fantastic blonde and ivory coat and the most charming ears, Coco is ever so handsome! Not only good looking, but also spirited, sweet, and smart, Coco truly possesses only the loveliest qualities. He would flourish in an equally spirited home that shares in his youthful zest and active lifestyle. Coco’s ideal family would be able to spend all day with him; slowly introducing him to all the world, helping him to make new friends, and teaching all those puppy ropes! 


With her fantastic black-brown coat and a precious face, Gabby is simply too cute for words! More than just her good looks, Gabby can also be counted upon to be sweet, spirited, and snuggly! She would flourish in any active home that shares in her youthful zest and active lifestyle. Gabby’s ideal family would be able to spend all day by her side; slowly introducing her to the world, helping her to make new friends, and teaching her of all those puppy ropes!


Eleven-month old Cookie is a bashful and tender-hearted kitten who is seeking a loving, patient home to call her own. If you offer her gentleness and love, she will offer you a sweet spirit in turn. Not to mention, she is uniquely gorgeous. Enchantingly different, she almost looks like some sort of majestic forest creature! Donning a charming tortoiseshell coat and glowing golden-hazel eyes, she is simply stunning to behold. Cookie is recommended for a home with older children, or only adults, adopt this lovely lady. 


At just 2-years old, Flannel has been at Bideawee’s Westhampton Adoption Center since September 2016. Donning a fantastic ebony coat, fur of satin, and piercing eyes, it goes without say that Mr. Flannel is one handsome kitty! Tenderhearted, bashful and soulful, Flannel is much like a book that is longing to be read, and he just wants someone to invest time in him. If you give him the dedication he craves, we promise you’ll find adventure, lifelong love and faithful friendship for all his days. Flannel is recommended for a mature, gentle family for his forever home. 

For more information about adopting Coco, Gabby, Cookie and Flannel, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

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