Studies show that playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. So don’t wait, head out to your local shelter or rescue and adopt one of these amazing dogs or cats today!

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue on Sunday, Oct. 6 for Supermarket Bingo at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Doors open at 3 p.m., and Bingo is played from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation programs. Prizes will include a variety of supermarket gift cards including BJs, Costco, Stew Leonard and more. Admission includes one Bingo card (set of four games), dessert and coffee/tea at intermission. There will be Basket (Chinese) Auctions, Lotto Board and 50/50 raffles. Additional cards, daubers, snacks and hot dogs can be purchased separately at the event. Admission is $15 with limited seating. To register, click on the PayPal Bingo blurb on their homepage at www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org 

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Ivy

You can’t ask for much more than what Ivy has to offer. This super sweet, dog-friendly, fun loving lady loves nothing more than playing fetch, belly rubs, and talking walks with anyone who offers. Ivy is housetrained, walks great on a leash, knows basic commands and is treat motivated, which means she is willing to learn literally anything! 

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Ivy, please call for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email  adoption@tohmail.org. You can also check out Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info facebook.com/adoptableBestFriends

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Shaggy

Shaggy is as sweet as they come. This adorably handsome fella is just about 2 years old, and while he can be a bit shy, he loves the company of humans and other cats. Shaggy loves nothing more than to be pet, so if you can open your home to this cutie patootie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Buddy Guy and Sunny Boy

Buddy Guy (adoption #T102417) and Sonny Boy (adoption #T102418) were singing the blues when they lost the only home they’d ever known in Tennessee. NSALA’s rescue team transported these 6-year-old brothers north for a fresh start in Port Washington and these fellas are now ready for their true forever home.  After receiving great medical care (Buddy Guy has a heart murmur that is covered by NSALA’s care), this duet is ready to make beautiful music in their next and permanent home. A low-key, quiet household is what these bonded brothers crave. If you’d like to experience the deepest appreciation of a pair of older gentlemen, let Buddy Guy and Sunny Boy be your new babies!  

Xander

Xander (adoption #E3607) is a gorgeous two-year old boy who was rescued from the path of Hurricane Dorian. It’s been a hectic journey but Xander is content to be comfy and cared for in the safety of NSALA’s Adoption Center. Staff and volunteers are excited to locate this stunning sweetheart the family ad home he deserves, probably for the first time in his young life. Ideally, Xander’s new home would be one with children 6+ in age. Falling in love with this gentle soul is simple. Is he meant to be yours?  

Glenn Close

Glenn Close (adoption #E3639) is a 1-year old stunner, patiently waiting for the next chapter in her life to begin. After surviving evacuation from Hurricane Dorian, finding a home should be a cinch for her. Glenn Close is seeking a calm, reassuring household to help her feel like a treasured part of the family. She’ll be eating treats from your hand in no time!  

Lorenzo

Rescued locally, the moment Lorenzo (adoption #R163320) arrived at NSALA, he was greeted with a promise of a bright future filled with all the love he deserves. This is an easy promise to keep because this 4-year-old guy is oozing charm and warmth. He may seem shy at first, but his playful spirit and curiosity overcome any fears he may have with just the slightest encouragement. Just say the word and you’ll go home with the piece of your heart that was missing, and this wonderful boy will begin his fresh start with your loving family.  

For more information about adopting Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy, Xander, Glenn Close, and Lorenzo, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Amadeus

Amadeus may be the cutest kitten out there! This little guy was one of the three kittens born into the “Mozart” litter four months ago. He’s been winning the hearts of staff and volunteers and is now ready to head home with you today! 

Princess

Princess is quite the outgoing little Puggle. Despite being surrendered to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter with two other Puggles a few months back, nothing seems to stop this cute little lady. Princess loves people and would prefer to be the only pooch in her new house. 

For information about adopting Amadeus or Princess, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

Hamlet

Poor Hamlet was found chained up to a fence in the Bronx four years ago. His parents immediately fell in love with him and took him home where he was showered with love, attention and even trips to the dog park, but sadly he is now too big for their young child. With broken hearts, they had to move him into a kennel, but he needs a home. He is an absolute love, loves to play, loves his people. He is fully vetted, neutered, dog particular, cats unknown, and no young children as he does not know he his own strength. If your home is right for Hamlet, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call (631) 306-4616.

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

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