15 Cats and Dogs Too Cute To Handle Up For Adoption on Long Island

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Warning! Warning! There’s a cuteness overload happening on Long Island, which means there’s plenty of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies to adopt-so head down to your local shelter/rescue and bring home a new best friend today!

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Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Cookie is as sweet as her name. This beautiful 2-year-old gal loves to be pet and really enjoys being brushed too. Cookie has had the privilege of being in a foster home, and she’s now ready to spread her wings and fly to her forever home. For more information about adopting Cookie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!


Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

SENIOR ALERT: Diesel, the 12-year-old Beagle mix is waiting for you to come and take him home. This sweet boy wants nothing more than to spend his afternoons cuddled on your lap getting belly rubs. He is a mush of a dog who will just stare at you lovingly. Diesel loves going for walks and meeting new people. He would be a great companion for an afternoon stroll through town.


Pookie is tons of love! This rotund gentleman is one of the sweetest cats in the cattery. He is a gentle soul that will just stare at you with a loving expression. Pookie is a big ole’ cuddle bug who just wants affection, he enjoys chin scratches and belly rubs. He is known to follow his favorite staff members around the cattery.

For more information about adopting Diesel and Pookie, 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:

Come check out Chanler! This big moose of a cat is simply a love bug just looking for someone special. He’s a very affectionate cat that only wants to be petted and to snuggle into your arms. A million times better than a toy, this teddy bear will cuddle with you forever!


Cheeto is an affectionate ginger tabby who will mew when you go near him to ask for affection. He’s a sweet boy who loves getting attention and loves playing with our volunteers. For Cheeto there’s nothing better than getting his ears rubbed while laying on your lap. Come down and meet him this week at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter.

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


Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Sad eyed Lester is very patiently waiting for a home. This 4-year-old boy came to the TOH Animal Shelter after being found as a stray in September 2018 by the police. They brought him to safety, and now its time for him to find a loving home. Lester is a sweet, calm boy who seems to like other dogs, but is under-socialized and isn’t quite sure what to do…

Lester is friendly with people but doesn’t seem to know any commands. Staff and volunteers are certain he is very smart and capable of learning, if only he had an owner willing to teach him! Lester has been lucky enough to get out for some foster field trips and it has really benefitted him. He loves getting in the car and behaves like a perfect gentleman when he’s out and about.

If you are interested in adopting Lester, please call 516-785-5220, visit him at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email [email protected] today!

Lemongrass and Acai
Lemongrass and Acai

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

When Lemongrass (adoption #BF2764) and Acai (adoption #BF2765) were delivered to NSALA by a local rescuer, they didn’t know they were friends. They quickly cleared that up once they were reunited and they’ve been inseparable since. This pair of bonded, 1-year-old girls are two sweet beauties that complete each other. It would be wonderful for them to find a wonderful family together, and one that knows that their gentle energy will fit seamlessly in a quiet home. If you’re interested having Lemongrass and Acai show you why two is better than one, please reach out [email protected]eague.org


When Torta (adoption #R166803) arrived from North Carolina, she was overwhelmed by all the changes in her short life. All this unique-looking, 18-month-old tortie kitten needed was to settle in, words of encouragement and gentle ear rubs helped a lot. Torta enjoys the company of her well-mannered feline friends. NSALA anticipates her smoothly transitioning into her first real home—one with older children—with the help of patient humans. For more information on Torta, please contact [email protected]


Look at these eyes! When Derry, (adoption # R166820) arrived from North Carolina, she had her reservations. This young, 15-month-old Siamese mix has watched her caretakers’ every move from the safety of her bed and they’re now searching for a perfect home to match her needs: a quiet one with older children and cat-experienced adults who will offer Derry a smooth transition into life as a beloved family member. Derry is now enjoying pleasant playtime with her feline friends in NSALA’s cage free Habitat. A little time and patience is all this sweet, older kitten needs to build her confidence and assure her that being home is the best place to be! Please reach out to [email protected] if you think you’d like to welcome Derry into your life!


Betta (adoption #IR1679) has got it going on! This 16-month-old silky-soft female tuxedo has eyes of gold and whiskers for days, but beyond her dazzling beauty lays the heart of a soulmate. Betta has traveled all the way from Puerto Rico to Long Island in search of her forever family. Shy at first, this young lady warms up quickly with some gentle reassurance. She enjoys catnip toys and crunchy treats, but mostly Betta is looking for a human to spend her days and nights with. If you’d like to be that lucky human, email [email protected] to arrange to meet Betta!


Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

Baxter is the coolest dude around! This 10-year-old beagle-pug mix was adopted when he was 5 months old by a family that has loved him all this time but can no longer keep him. He is a very sweet, friendly dog that knows his commands, is housebroken and is good around children and other animals. He loves his toys, loves to play, loves his walks, loves laying in the sun and being outside. He would be a wonderful addition to just about any family. How about yours? Contact paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616 for more information today!


Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Visit Bideawee’s Westhampton adoption center to meet Macks! Boasting large brown eyes and a stunning marbled coat, this 9-month-old pup is simply gorgeous. He’s always excited for the next adventure, the next new friend to meet and the newest trick to learn. He’s got both gumption and initiative for life. All he needs is someone who shares his strong desire to live to the fullest! Whether it’s a hike in the woods, a jog on the beach, an evening walking in town with new friends or an afternoon spent learning fun things, Macks is sure to be all in! 


Running over the grasses of Westhampton, and then springing up to say hello to her friends, it could only be the beautiful Martina! She is a jubilant and happy-go-lucky 1-year old lady who just cannot wait for the next adventure. Martina dons an effervescent and cheerful spirit that everyone admires! She would flourish in an equally spirited home. Everyone that spends time with her always remarks about how affectionate she is. Sweet and people-oriented, she is a genuine friend to all. Weighing in at forty pounds, she is also a swell size! If Martina has intrigued you, come and meet her today! 


This adorable boy is named Cory! Cream in color and sweet in soul, he has won many hearts at Bideawee. He’s a combination of playful, loving, spirited and snuggly. Cory is the ideal balance of all wonderful things! If you’d love to take this little boy home, call the Westhampton Adoption Center today! 


This handsome 3-month-old kitten is named Minie. He came in with his siblings, Eenie, Meenie and Mo. The only tuxedo-colored kitten in his family, he certainly stands apart from the crowd! And if his distinguished good looks don’t make him stand out enough, his bold personality certainly will! A genuine social butterfly, Minie never makes his heart unknown. 

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

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