Dog Named Courage, Cat Named Virtue Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

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Why not head down to your local animal shelter or rescue and adopt one of these awesome dogs and cats today?!

Available through foster care:

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Francine is a 6-month-old sweetie who has recently undergone toe surgery, leaving her with only three toes on one foot. But that certainly doesn’t stop her, in fact it makes her quite unique! Francine is up to date on all of her vaccinations has already been spayed. If you would like to meet Francine, please call Stephanie at 516-974-6129.

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:


Nothing brings good luck like an adorable 8-week-old kitten. Meet Midnight. This sweet boy is ready to go home with you today,already neutered, up to date on all vaccines too. Now all he needs is his very own place to call home. 


Nubby and Limpy got their playful nicknames from Nubia and Olympia. These adorable sisters are each missing a rear paw, but don’t tell them, they don’t seem to notice! Nubby and Limpy are happy, healthy and very playful 12-week-old kittens. Both are friendly and sweet, purring constantly. Nubby, the gray beauty, is easy to handle and especially cuddly.  Pretty little Limpy loves to be pet but isn’t overly fond of being held. They are both spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. Separately or together they would bring tons of joy to any home.


If you can open your heart and home to Midnight, Nubia or Olympia, please contact [email protected] or call 631-306-4616. 

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:


Sammy is a beautiful young lady looking for her furever home. She is one of six cats left on the rescue’s front door back in June. While she was very scared and shy at first, this cutie has definitely come out of her little shell. Sweet and friendly, Sammy loves nothing more than to be pet. And did we mention she gets along well with other cats? If you’re interested in adopting this sweet little lady, 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:

Virtue Photo by Ted Lim.

Virtue (adoption # E3624) is a gorgeous 11-month-old tabby that would be a wonderful addition to your home if you have no other pets and would like to make Virtue the center of your world. Her ideal setting is one with children 10 and older in age who will help her feel confident and safe in her very first home. This Hurricane Dorian survivor is more than ready to settle down in calm waters with you. 

Chantel. Photo by Ted Lim.

After sacrificing months of her own kittenhood as she raised five beautiful babies of her own, 20-month-old Chantel (adoption BF2688) is an enchanting local rescue that will do more than grab your attention with her big, imploring eyes, she’ll have you holding her in your heart forever. 

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Romilda. Photo by Ted Lim

Romilda (adoption #NCI316) traveled south from North Shore Animal League America’s Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center in upstate Glens Falls to be a part of the action here on Long Island. The loving care of NSALA’s medical team and Feline Enrichment staff has readied this lovable 11-month-old sweetheart for a forever home. Romilda is ready to plop into her human’s lap and spend forever cuddling with her new family (she would like to be the only pet in the house please).  


Shelby (adoption #H209942) is a 6-month-old baby girl who has the most calming, peaceful demeanor and would do best in a home that itself is calm and peaceful. She’s quite fond of chin rubs and cuddles from her favorite humans.   

For more information about adopting Virtue, Chantel, Romilda and Shelby, please contact [email protected]

Available for adoption through Destiny Hope Cat Rescue:

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It would be impossible to find a cuter bunch that mama Cali and her three kittens, Murphy, Wallace, and Iggy. At 2 years old, Cali takes wonderful care of her kittens, cuddling with them and showing as much love as any mom can. She is such a chill and easy-going lady. All three kittens are super sweet, and like most kittens their age, when they aren’t snuggling with mommy, they love to play, run, climb, and jump with their foster siblings. All four cuties are currently in foster care. If you are interested in making your home their forever home, please email [email protected].

Available for adoption through For Our Friends Dog Rescue:


Courage is the most charming little boy ever! Through no fault of his own, Courage found himself at a municipal shelter when For Our Friends Dog Rescue scooped him up. About 8-9 years old and weighing in around 10 pounds, Courage would make a great pet for any family! This apricot poodle is great with other dogs (any size) and he can live with cats and kids too. He’s up to date on all his shots and in excellent health. Courage is described as perfection on 4 legs, so what are you waiting for? Email [email protected] or call 917-864-2443 today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:Zachary and Zara

Zara and Zachary are littermates who’ve waited too long at Last Hope for forever homes. Born in the middle of May 2019, Zara and Zachary were babies when rescued in Huntington Station. Just in time for Halloween, both are adorable tuxedos who wear permanent cat costumes. Zara has a Bat Girl mask, and Zachary has a pirate’s black patch over one eye. This adorable duo makes up the official greeters in a cat condo as you walk through the glass door into the Last Hope Wantagh Adoption Center. They love when people stop to give them attention. Zara and Zachary do not need to be adopted together, but it would be so nice if they were. Each is playful and friendly and quite ready to become treasured pets.

For information about adopting Zara and Zachary, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:Johnny

Cool dude Johnny is in the market for his new family. This super sweet, good natured and rather affectionate boy loves people and some dogs (he is a bit dog selective, which just means slow intros are a must). Johnny needs a home with kids 13 and older and comes equip already knowing a ton of commands like sit, heel, and even leave it. And since he loves treats, you can teach him a bunch more. Oh, he also loves to give kisses and loves to be pet from head to toe! 

For more information about adopting Johnny, check out the Adoptable Shelter Buddies Facebook page for additional info facebook.com/adoptableshelterbuddies,call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh or email  [email protected]

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