This week you’ll find some cats and dogs who have been down on their luck for too long.

Thanks to local rescues and shelters they are all healthy and safe, but the one thing they all need to thrive is their very own forever home. Please read their stories and consider opening your heart and home to one (or more) of these precious souls. 

Available for adoption at the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter:

Blossom

**Special Request** You may recall Blossom being crowned by award-winning artist Sophie Gamand back in 2014, but since then, Blossom finds herself back in the shelter system through no fault of her own.  

The shelter always made it clear Blossom would do best as an only pet. Blossom found her way into a new home but was shortly found roaming the streets as a stray. She was in horrific shape: patches of fur missing, confused, older, sad, scared, incontinent, and looking sickly. Her adopters had failed her. 

When contacted, her adopters picked her up, only to bring her back the next day saying they didn’t want her anymore, that she wanted to be an only dog. Mind you, Blossom was there first!

Ms. Gamand rushed to the shelter to photograph her right before confinement. The light in her eyes had dimmed as you can see from the attached photo. Blossom was crowned again, using a new crown, this time with her shelter intake collar on, because that’s her story. 

Blossom is perfection. She is a good girl, she is super friendly, good with kids of all ages. She even lived with a newborn in one of her families with no issue! She is crate-trained, knows basic commands and go to bed. She will only be adopted as an only pet. No more excuses for dumping her again. 

Please tag someone, share her story with #FindBlossomAHome, and if you can offer a home, contact the Brookhaven Animal Shelter at 300 Horseblock Rd. in Brookhaven, call them at 631-286-4940 or visit brookhavenny.gov

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Shelter:

Jodi

Jodi is a very sweet but frightened 6-year-old Shepherd mix who was picked up as a stray with a buddy. She was definitely more relaxed when the other dog was near and may do better with another calm dog around. No one really knows what troubles Jodi has seen or how long she lost before she was picked up.

Jodi has been in foster care with a lovely volunteer who planned to adopt her but turns out she is unable to keep her. The news is devastating. As per Jodi’s foster mom: “she is extremely fearful of loud noises. Even my cell phone when I get a text message. She hasn’t bonded with anyone else in my house. She runs away from them, especially men. She hasn’t been exposed to other dogs recently and would be better off in a home with older children 10 and up. She happily goes for walks in the morning but later in the day she wants no part of it.”

Jodi is rarely interested in playing outside. Maybe she was not allowed in her past life. Jodi needs a gentle, patient person to continue her emotional conditioning, assure her the people in her life now are here to love and protect her.  

Boogie

**Special Needs Request** Wanna boogie down Broadway with Boogie? Three-year-old Boogie the Beagle has been in foster care during the shutdown with a Last Hope family, who have fostered many of their dogs. Boogie began having seizures several months before the COVID-19 crisis. His seizure medications have been fine-tuned during his time in foster care.

But the seizures don’t stop him. Boogie is an active boy and will do best with a person or couple who like to take long walks. With his puppy energy and Beagle charm, this mush will steal your heart in no time! 

To meet Jodi or Boogie, please email lettycanals@gmail.com 

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America:

Zoe

What’s a stunning kitten like Zoe Kravitz (Adoption #H210644) doing in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center? Why waiting to be connected with you of course! This local 1-year-old rescue has been promised a great life in a loving home—her very first! Zoe may be shy at first, but offer her an ear rub and you’ll begin a beautiful relationship.

Hope

Hope (Adoption #BF3261 is hopeful that she’ll soon be home! This 6-year-young diva wants all of your attention, and would prefer not to share it with other pets. She’d like to forget her humble beginnings on the local streets and is shooting for the stars—a chance to be pampered by a loving human. If you’re looking to have only one cat, Hope springs eternal that you’ll chose her for your new best friend!   

Hoffman

If you’re feeling lonely at home, we have a purrfect solution to the problem. Seven-year-old Hoffman (Adoption #H210569) never runs out of conversation and wants to give her heart and soul to making her favorite human happy. Affectionate and charming, Hoffman is hoping to graduate from Bianca’s Furry Friends to your heart and home. 

Nueva

Beautiful tabico Nueva (Adoption #H210663) has been assured her next stop in her journey will be a real home. Until then, we’re keeping this shy little 3-year-old safe and cozy inside a cage-free room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Just a little gentle coaxing and some patience will have this precious girl warming up to you.  

Katy Tur

After waiting patiently in a long term foster home for her big opportunity, local rescue Katy Tur (Adoption #L80530) is happy to report she has finally made it to the bright lights and big time of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center—her big chance at finding permanent happiness. This quiet, classy 7-year-old knows a lot about patience and will enjoy the comfort of her cage-free room with her new feline friends while the purrfect home comes along for her. Because she loves her feline friends so much, we are looking for a household with another FIV+ cat to befriend for the rest of her life.

Patch Adams

Patch Adams’ (Adoption #H210900) life is looking up now that he’s safely in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center as he awaits his forever family. This older eight-month-old kitten was discovered in a hero’s yard this spring and brought indoors ensuring he’ll never have to fend for himself outside again. Shy at first, Patch easily overcomes his fears with a little ear rub and playtime with feline friends. He’ll make a delightful choice for anyone willing to soothe him into his first real home. Once settled, you’ll be enjoying a lifetime of snuggles with your newest best friend!  

For more information about adopting Zoe Kravitz, Hope, Hoffman, Nueva and Katy Tur, please email DoritS@amimalleague.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter:

Sonic

You’ll soon understand how Sonic got her name. This beautiful 2-year-old kitty was found as a stray scavenging for scraps of food at a local Sonic restaurant. She can be very shy, but she also has a very sweet personality and is not aggressive at all. It will take some time and patience in order to get Sonic to open up, but it’ll be very worth it when she purrs for you as her stamp of approval! She would prefer to live in a quiet and calm household with a lot of love to give.

If you are interested in meeting Sonic, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in a domestic setting, which includes the Meet and Greet Room, dog runs, and Dog Walk trail. Family Pet Meet and Greets and at home interactions are also welcome and an integral part of the adoption process. For more information, call 631-360-7575.

COVID-19: Foster Opportunity: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Smithtown Animal Shelter has had to restrict public access, including loyal volunteers. If you have no other pets or young children at home and are looking for a way to serve your community in this time of crisis, please consider signing up to be a foster. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, and dogs in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for extended periods of time. Download the Foster Application at smithtownny.gov

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

Wilbur

**Senior Alert** Can you hear Mr. Ed calling his best buddy?  This senior handsome little chihuahua is about 10 years old and weighs all of 8 pounds soaking wet. Wilbur is very sweet, gets along well with other dogs and loves all people, but a home without cats would be best. If snuggling and taking naps is your thing, then Wilbur is your perfect match! He’s had a rough life and just needs a home to enjoy his golden years surrounded by love.

Callie

**Senior Alert** Meet Callie. This sweet senior is a hypoallergenic mix for those of you with allergies! She is spayed, about 9 years old and weighs roughly 25 pounds. Callie loves nice leisurely walks followed by a nice leisurely nap! She would make the perfect companion for a retiree who enjoys spending time outdoors. Callie will sunbathe while keeping you company in the garden and giving you unconditional love. Have some unconditional love to give her in return?

Poppy

Look at this face! Poppy is a healthy 5-year-old terrier mix whose original owners (who had her for 4 ½ years) recently relinquishing her to a high-kill shelter due to some guarding issues. She was adopted after a very short stay at the shelter by a young couple who unfortunately made matters worse. The male owner was very rough with Poppy when she was protecting items that were important to her.

She is currently under the care of a behaviorist and learning to work through her issues. Poppy is otherwise sweet, loving, and friendly. She loves people!! She enjoys playing catch, going for walks, and running in the grass. She’s pretty good on leash and is learning to be better. 

She gets along well with other dogs; cats are an unknown. Poppy would do best in a home with adults or kids older than 13. Her new person or family will be required to continue to work with our behaviorist. Local adoptions only. 

For more information about adopting or fostering Wilbur, Callie or Poppy, email adoptions@paws-li.org, call 631-306-4616, or visit paws-li.org

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

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