11 Cats, Dogs You Will Fall In Love With This Autumn

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Whether you prefer outdoor walks with a dog or a siesta by an open window with a cat, it’s the perfect time of year to bring a new best friend into your heart and home. Read all about some incredible animals available for adoption this week, right here! 

Take advantage of this wonderful weather and attend North Shore Animal League America is hosting our 3rd Annual Walk & Wag, a dog-friendly walk that brings members of the animal-loving community together to raise funds and awareness in support the no-kill mission of animal rescue on Sept. 28. 

Individuals and teams along with their furry companions will be walking the 1.5-mile route through North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington to help save lives of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Registration/check-in begins at 9 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Head to North Hempstead Beach Park, Lot #1, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. For more information, visit animalleague.org/walkandwag

For great bargains and one-of-a-kind finds, come to Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Flea Market and Jewelry Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Church of the Advent (Winthrop Hall), 555 Advent St. in Westbury. 

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Banjo 2

All Banjo wants to know is when her forever family will find her. She is a 3-year-old sweetheart that came to Almost Home from a Brooklyn shelter. Banjo loves to be pet, and has no issues letting you know when she’s had enough. She is very sweet and will do best as the only kitty in the house. 

If you’re looking to add a lovely little lady to your home, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information about adopting Banjo today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Aladin and Sinbad
Aladin and Sinbad

Aladdin (adoption #BF2653) and Sinbad (adoption #BF2655) are looking for a whole new world. These locally rescued, bonded, four-month-old baby brothers can’t imagine life without each other, and they won’t have to. They’d love to take a magic carpet right straight into your home and your heart. A little cat experience and a family with older children will help them transition smoothly into their very first home. You’ve never had friends like Aladdin and Sinbad. Bonded pairs and double adoptions are incredible; the cats keep each other company, entertain each other, and help socialize.    


Shy Harriet (adoption #R166725) hid from visitors while she was at a New Jersey shelter, but the North Shore Animal League America team offered her a fresh start when she was brought to their Long Island Adoption Center. This gorgeous, 9-month-old kitten needed just a bit of coaxing from her new friends before Harriet’s personality blossomed. If you’re ready to have Harriet pounce into your heart, reach out for more details.


Madre (adoption #E3622) is a marvelous, young lady looking for her one true love. This 1-year-old tabby was rescued from the path of Hurricane Dorian and is now ready to settle down with a loving family up here in the north. Can you offer her comfort, peace, and a lifetime of ear rubs and treats?  


Nova (adoption #E3638) was transported by our Emergency Rescue Team out of the Carolinas and the path of Hurricane Dorian. She may be a bit shy when first introduced to new humans, but this one-year-old female tabby is always trying to make a connection with someone who will offer her cuddles and treats. Volunteers and staff think Nova is just super and they’re sure you will too.    

For more information about adopting Aladdin, Sinbad, Harriet, Madre and Nova, please contact [email protected]

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:


Okay outdoorsy folks, it’s time to meet Dahlia. This gorgeous gal loves one thing: being outside. Dahlia is 3 years old, loves to play fetch, enjoys pool time, and of course walks nicely on a leash. She is treat-motivated, alert to her surroundings, and does well in playgroups with other low-key dogs. You literally can’t ask for more. Dahlia is recommended for a home with older children, ages 15 and up. 

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Dahlia, please call for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email  [email protected]. You can also check out their Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info Facebook.com/adoptableshelterbuddies

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:


SPECIAL NEEDS REQUEST: Frankie is an 11-year-old fully vetted, neutered, adorable mutt. He was an adopted rescue that is now in need of a home better suited to his needs. Sadly, Frankie can no longer see, but that doesn’t stop him. Frankie is a sweet, friendly dog who happens to be housebroken, crate-trained, and loves to play with his tennis balls. He is good around older children, cats and small dogs. Getting used to a world of darkness can sometimes be a little scary, so Frankie needs a caring, understanding forever home.  

Duke 1

Meet the Duke. He is a 2-year-old, 40-pound bundle of muscle, joy, and happiness. He wags his tail so hard he almost can’t stand up on his short little legs. He is a Boxer/Stafford terrier mix and loves to go on walks, play ball, nap at your feet, and cuddle when it is time to watch TV or go to bed. Duke is a “save from euthanasia,” but also the unfortunate victim of a “need to make room” situation. Thankfully he was saved and is now ready for his next chapter in life. Duke will make a great hiking buddy as he loves the outdoors and is very energetic. He is good with cats and other dogs, he’s fully vetted, neutered and ready to move into his new forever home today! 

If you can open your heart and home to Frankie or Duke,  please contact [email protected] or call (631) 306-4616.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:


There’s a real good chance Frank Sin-Cat-Ra is gonna make you swoon. Frank is the last of the “Cat Pack” litter to be waiting for a home. Five-month-old Frank and the rest of the “Cat Pack” were rescued in Bellerose before going into Last Hope foster care. Frank is the handsome color of a Russian Blue, and a heart throb who promises to sing his theme song “I did it meow way” for anyone who asks. No regrets, not even a few. Frank is the Kitten for you.


Bodie is a dog-friendly, 2-year-old Beagle from Amherst Humane in Virginia who will do a happy dance in a circle if you ask. He is particularly happy to be at Last Hope where many Beagle lovers visit and adopt. As an extra bonus, his tri-colored coat will blend in nicely with the leaves from deciduous trees as they fall around Bodie in your yard, making Bodie a great dog to bring home for the fall season!

For information about adopting Frank or Bodie, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at lasthopeanimalrescue.org/

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