Why not kick off this Super Bowl weekend by heading down to your local shelter and getting a kick out of all the adorable dogs and cats available for adoption? You’ll have a ball choosing your new best friend! 

Upcoming Events: 

All About Spay Neuter is having a Bingo fundraiser 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Seaford American Legion, 2301 Pentiquit Ave. in Seaford. Tickets are $20 and include Bingo cards. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and cash bar. It’s a night of fun for everyone and a great chance to help save cats and kittens in need. Purchase tickets at allaboutspayneuter.com

Join Last Hope Animal Rescue as they go Italian for their annual Fix a Feral Luncheon Fundraiser aka Pasta with a Purrpose from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 600 Garden City Plaza in Garden City. There will be basket raffles, a Lotto Board and a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at door. Visit lasthopeanimalrescue.org for more info.

Available for adoption through For Our Friends Dog Rescue:

Bella and Harley

Bella (female) and Harley (male) are 10- and 11-year-old Peagles (Pekinese/Beagles) that found themselves in need of a forever home due to a divorce and recent change in living situation. Healthy, fully vetted, good with dogs and kids, Bella and Harley are ready to open the next chapter in their lives. If you are interested in adopting these cuties, email fofdogrescue@yahoo.com or call 917-864-2443 today!

Available through Private Adoption:

Rescued locally, Nita, Ana and Ophelia are known as the “wobblies.” Why? Because this adorable group of three all have a bit of a wobble to their step. They have been vet/neurologist checked and all is just fine. It may a genetic condition that may or may not work itself out. This wobble doesn’t stop them, it actually makes them uniquely cute. They come equipped with the cutest round faces and softest fur you’ll ever touch! For more information about adopting the Wobblies, email apnotarnicola@gmail.com

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Seymour Freckles is a 7-year-old lemon Beagle who recently arrived at Last Hope from Bowling Green Shelter in Kentucky. With a face as adorable as him name, Seymour is good with other dogs and kids, which means he’s ready to wiggle his butt right into your home! It’s impossible to resist this face, so contact Last Hope Animal Rescue to learn more about adopting Seymour today at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter:

Betty Boop

Named after the iconic cartoon diva (who was originally designed as a dog), Betty Boop can’t get enough of people, and the people she meets can’t get enough of her! She was brought in by a Good Samaritan who found her crying at a local train station. It was soon how attached she gets to everyone when she cried watching the Good Samaritan leave. She’s the perfect combination of calm, affectionate, and sweet all rolled into a 70-pound ball of love. Her eyes say it all, she oozes love and adoration for every new person she meets. While she’s great with children, she would prefer to be the only pet in her home.

Momoa

Momoa, named after Aquaman of course, is a 2-year-old bulky, hunky lover boy. He originally came to the shelter as a stray in April of last year. He was quickly adopted due to his beautiful coat and sweet temperament. Unfortunately, he was brought back when he couldn’t get along with the owner’s dog. He would be best as the only pet in the household, since he loves all the attention! Momoa is a great fit for a family that has older children. Momoa has a playful and willful spirit and can entertain you for hours playing with any cat toy.  

For more information about adopting Betty Boop and Momoa, head over to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter at 410 East Main Street, Smithtown or call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Onyx

Onyx and Alexis are best buddies- they love to cuddle together and would simply love to go home together! A bit shy at first but give them a quick minute to warm up and they will fit right into your heart and home. If you are in the market for 2 new best friends, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more today! 

Alexis

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

Peppermint Patty

It’s hard to resist Peppermint Patty’s cuter-than-cute face! This 1-year-old kitty is seeking out a quiet home where she can hide and is easy to reach. She’s a bit of shy girl who just needs a little time to relax and trust her surroundings. If you can provide Ms. Patty with the love she needs to thrive, please contact Dave at info@pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.

Available for adoption through All About Spay Neuter:

Valerie aka Jasmine

Once upon a time at All About Spay Neuter, a cat named Valerie was adopted and given the name Jazmin. Fast forward 3 years and through no fault of her own, her family had to bring her back to the shelter. Now 3-year-old Jazmin awaits her new forever home. Jazmin is very friendly, shge gets along with literally everyone! Her cuteness level is through the roof, so don’t wait, stop by the shelter or call/text Alicia at 516-510-6738.  

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Rose. Photo by Ted Lim

Rose (adoption #H209678) is not just another pretty face. Although her eyeliner is always on point, and her catwalk is that of a super meowdel, beneath the surface lies a complex creature. When this 2-year-old dazzler first arrived at NSALA’s adoption center, she had lost the only home she’d ever known. It took lots of time and patience to bring out Rose’s true playful self. Rose is looking for a cat-experienced home with older children and no other pets (plus a handful of treats) to welcome her into the family.  These are the essential steps towards her success that will bring out the playful, intelligent girl staff and volunteers have come to adore.  

Tormund and Cersei.  Photo by Ted Lim

Tormund (adoption #E01585) and Cersei (adoption #E01586) are looking for a new kingdom to inhabit, one that will lead to a lifetime of safety where they can snuggle together forever. These 1-year-old siblings (Tormund is male, Cersei is female) were rescued from a dangerous situation and are currently in the first safe place they’ve ever known. You’ll find Tormund eager to join in the playgroup fun with his feline friends while Cersei seems content to snuggle into the nearest human’s lap. At the end of the day, these bonded siblings find each other and share a good grooming session before settling in for a peaceful rest. All this loving pair needs now is a welcoming family and a quiet castle to rule. 

Aladdin and Sinbad.  Photo by Roe Johnson

Aladdin (adoption #BF2652) and Sinbad (adoption #BF2655) are looking for a whole new world. After spending lots of time learning about humans and trust, these bonded 8-month-old guys are ready to share all they have learned with a lucky family. They can’t imagine life without each other, and they’ll never have to: they are a double adoption.  The plan is for these brothers to take a magic carpet ride straight to your heart.  A cat-experienced family with older children (10 and up) will help them transition smoothly into their very first home. You’ve never had friends like Aladdin and Sinbad! 

Tartare. Photo by Ted Lim

Tartare (adoption #H2101997) doesn’t want to go far to find a home. He’s settling into Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center with the help of some feline and human friends, but this terrific 7-month-old kitten is expected to settle into a loving home very quickly. Staff and volunteers have seen him lean on his braver roommates for support and we know that with a little help from a confident cat in your home, children 10+ years in age who can soothe his worries away, and adults with compassionate hearts, Tartare will thrive as the part of a family for the first time.

Crocus. Photo by Ted Lim

Crocus (adoption #V39758) is a stunning 2-year-old gal who came to North Shore Animal League America by way of an overcrowded shelter in Virginia. This beauty headed up north to find a home in which she can blossom.  Crocus would be most content in a quiet home as the only pet.   

For more information about adopting Rose, Tormund, Cersei, Aladdin, Sinbad, Tartare or Crocus, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

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

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