14 Cats and Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home

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Calling all potential adopters and fosters! There are always a ton of cats and dogs up for adoption, but with a local Long Island rescue about to shut its doors, there’s an extra abundance of homeless animals in need of a home. Read all about how to help right here!

Can You Help Pets4Luv Animal Rescue?

Pets4Luv is heartbroken and scared, they received a court decision last week that gives the new owner of the Source Mall the right to evict them. Pets4Luv now has as little as three weeks to get all the remaining animals (approximately 45 cats and 1 dog) adopted and/or in foster care. Pets4Luv desperately needs the public’s help. If you can adopt or foster, please contact Dave or Lori at [email protected] or call the rescue at 516-832-8200.  Please also continue to share their story and help raise the money they need to relocate and rebuild so Pets4Luv can continue to save lives and bring families together. Thank you for your support!


Available for adoption from Second Chance Rescue:

Miss. Josie has been waiting for a foster or an adopter for just about a year now, and volunteers and staff aren’t quite sure why. Josie is such a good dog but is starting to get very sad not having a home for so long, and we would be over the moon if someone would just give her a chance, even by fostering her. Josie is about 2-3 years old and came to Second Chance Rescue from a high-kill shelter when her time was up. She does well with most other dogs but likes to be the female in charge, so living with a submissive male would be best. This girl is so deserving of her very own home.

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Sweet Apollo comes from a rough start and is longing for a safe and loving home of his own. Any home would be lucky to have this guy-he is quite the charmer! Apollo is wiggly and gentle, with a constantly wagging tail and a smile that draws in everyone who passes him by.

An absolute gentle giant, Apollo was dumped at the ACC because his owner moved to housing that wouldn’t allow him (absolutely no fault of his own!). Apollo is housebroken, is super affectionate, and is generally a happy, laid back doll. When he sees other dogs passing him on a leash, he seems interested but stays completely calm. Already neutered, he’d be the perfect companion for someone looking for a senior-aged chiller who’s past his puppy days but still has plenty of love to give.

If you can adopt or foster Josie or Apollo, check out  nycsecondchancerescue.org and fill out an application today!


Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Catch came into the shelter as an owner surrender with another dog. Sadly, his owners chose to reclaim his brother, but not Catch. Catch’s previous owner said he is house trained and very smart. He knows sit, stay, down, come and both paws!

Catch loves his toys and lived with a large and small dog. Catch also is a super star in his doggy play groups. Catch will do best with an experienced owner who can get him comfortable meeting new people. If you are interested in learning more about Catch, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220, visit them at 3320 Beltagh Ave,, Wantagh or email [email protected]

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Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Pearl is the gorgeous long-haired lady with the beautiful shaggy coat, gorgeous eyes and the cutest nose. At just 2 years old, Pearl is described as a very sweet cat who loves to be pet and even gets along with other cats.  If you are searching for your precious pearl, look no further! Simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!


Available for adoption at Bideawee:

It isn’t every day that you meet a lady as unique and gorgeous as Neida. This almost 8-year-old gal has been at Bideawee’s Westhampton location since April 2015. She is a stunningly beautiful girl who boasts one sky blue eye and one that’s cocoa brown.

Neida is full of personality and affection. Her dream family would be the one that can give her all the time and patience that she deserves, so she can settle in and bond with her adopters comfortably. A home where she can be the only four-legged family member is idyllic.

She longs for a family that she can trust, and who will make her feel safe. In return, Neida promises a lifetime of love, friendship and faithfulness. Thanks to a generous Bideawee volunteer & donor, Neida’s adoption fee has been covered. All she needs now is a home to call her own and a soft place to rest her head. 


This spirited 1-year-old guy is named Bebe. He is a loving and engaging pup that everyone at Bideawee adores. Gentle and tenderhearted, he offers a paw of friendship to all he meets and sometimes a few kisses too. Weighing in at just 14 pounds, he’s also the ideal size for anyone seeking a more petite family member. He would thrive in any home that shares in his active lifestyle. 


Hold onto your hats, it’s 3-month-old Trinity. She is a jubilant and joyous young lady with a spirit that can light up any room. Happy-go-lucky and always offering a paw of friendship, she is a lovely soul indeed. Not to mention, she’s also beautiful!

Donning a fantastic ebony coat with white highlights and accents, it’s hard not to fall in love with Trinity in just one glance. She would flourish in a home that shares in her puppy zest and active lifestyle. Trinity’s ideal family would be able to spend all day by her side, slowly introducing her to the world and helping her to make new friends. 


Meet lovely Lenore! She is a gorgeous 6-year-old kitty with glowing green eyes and a fantastic tabby coat. Lenore has been at Bideawee since March 2015. Her diva personality and sassy kind of love sure has a way of winning hearts. She is looking for a home that knows how to treat a lady and that can fully appreciate her feminine charms. Therefore, an adult-only home would be ideal for her.

For more information about adopting Neida, Bebe, Trinity and Lenore, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.


Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

After a smashing modeling debut, Morty is still available for adoption! This 11-year-old Poodle mix is ready to take on the world and your couch. He’s a lovable dog who’s always ready to go on a new adventure, be it a walk through the park or playing in the backyard. Morty enjoys car rides and is great at navigation, you’ll never get lost with him by your side. He also understands the importance of R&R and will spend evenings curled up by your side watching Netflix.

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Autumn arrived at Little Shelter in October of 2015 nursing three kittens. After her babies were adopted, Autumn knew it was her turn to find the purr-fect family. Unfortunately, she’s still waiting for that family to come and adopt her. She is very playful just a kitten and enjoys playing with toys or running around chasing a laser pointer. Autumn loves to be snuggled and cuddled and will sleep close to you every night.

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


Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Boo is a curious black panther kitty that loves to sit in the window and watch the shelter staff as they’re working. He’s a big mush who loves to cuddle and is super affectionate. This super sweet kitty is looking for a special family that will lavish him with love and who will let him cuddle in the bed at night. If boo is for you, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, 631-651-9788.

And Don’t Miss Town of Huntington Cat Shelter’s Spring Time Meow-A-Thon April 1-7. All cats over a year will have $0 adoption fee to qualified homes. 


Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Cullen (reference #MA3529) was rescued from a local municipal shelter just in time for NSALA to repair an injury.  Now he is ready to unleash his energy in his very first home.  He is looking for cat experienced adults who can help him redirect his energy. You will be delighted by his spunky good nature and captivated by his enthusiastic head butts.   For more information, please email [email protected] or visit NSALA’s Port Washington campus.


Sheba (reference #H209547) is a 7-month-old, charcoal gray, female Domestic Short Hair who is FIV+.  This cat is very sweet and has befriended all the other cats in the shelter.  She enjoys a good get belly rub and loves getting her ears scratched.  Come meet Sheba this weekend at our Port Washington campus. For more info on Sheba, you can also reach out to [email protected] Photo courtesy Ellen Dunn.


Mylissa (reference #PM7230) is a 5-year-old chihuahua mix recently rescued from a puppy mill. This sweet girl is very shy and needs a calm home with patient pet parents to show her what life as a family member is like.   If you show Mylissa the love she deserves, she will be your best friend for life!  Please visit www.animalleague.org for more information or email [email protected] Photo courtesy Ellen Dunn

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