13 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Home Complete

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not save a life? All of these amazing cats and dogs are in need of a forever home so don’t wait- open your heart and home for one today.

If you can’t adopt but wish to help animals in need, head over to the Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market/Jewelry Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 15 and 22 at 274 New York Ave. in Huntington, formerly space of the Huntington Thrift Store, featuring flea market items, vintage and antique items, costume and vintage jewelry, silver, and gold jewelry.  All Proceeds Benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Adoption, Veterinary, TNR & Public Outreach Projects. Masks will be required to enter. Gloves will be distributed upon entering. Email [email protected] for additional info.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter:


Cookie came to the Animal Shelter after her previous owner sadly passed away. She was well cared for, trained, and learned how to love unconditionally from a very young age. Unfortunately, Cookie is often overlooked by adopters because of her age, despite having half of her happy and healthy years ahead of her. She loves to run around the dog park and play with Animal Shelter staff and volunteers. With a puppy-like energy and fantastic manners, she’s a great fit for families with kids, other calm dogs, or the empty nester looking for a companion. This dog is the most perfect, most affectionate best friend a family can wish for! There is nothing that Cookie or the team at the Smithtown Animal Shelter would love more than to find her a new family to give wet and sloppy kisses to every time they walk through the door. 

If you are interested in meeting Cookie, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting, which includes a Meet and Greet Room, the 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. Call 631-360-7575. 

COVID-19 Foster Opportunity: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TOS Animal Shelter has had to restrict public access, including our 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 North Shore Animal League America:


Although Burundi (Adoption #D48077) can’t tell us what led him to needing our help, he’s making it clear he prefers the cage-free freedom and large windows full of sunshine in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center to the life he left behind. Staff and volunteers are committed to helping this stunning 4-year-old find his purrfect setting, one where he will be the only pet, in a quiet home with children him 10 and up in age, and patient cat-experienced adults.

Amboselli and Nakuru
Amboselli and Nakuru

**Double Adoption** Beautiful Amboselli (Adoption #BF3466) and Nakuru (Adoption #BF3467) are full of wonder as they explore the safe surroundings of their sunlit room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. These bonded 6-year-old girls are thrilled by the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe home after the peril they experienced during their young lives on the local streets. Their hero rescuers delivered them to a brighter future and the ladies are excited to explore a whole new world. Each has a bubbly personality brimming with gratitude, and makes friends with visitors quickly, especially when treats are offered. Amboselli and Nakuru can’t wait to discover every corner of their new home.


Tara (Adoption #H210783) suffered a tragic loss recently and now needs our help to find her a new home. She’s so over-the-top affectionate you’ll have a very hard time tearing yourself away from her (all part her master plan to win your heart—smart girl!) Tara has proven to be a survivor. This 3 ½-year-old kitty is FIV+ after spending time fending for herself on the local streets. You can change Tara’s world for the better by bringing her home, and she’ll change yours with impassioned head butts to show her gratitude.    


**Senior Alert** Ten-year-old Stone (Adoption #H200221) has fallen upon hard times but knows his friends at North Shore Animal League America will always have his back. It’s not hard to fall deeply in love with this loyal friend. Despite all he’s gone through, he’s eager to make new friends and find his way back into a heart and home where he’ll be cherished through his golden years. If you’re looking for someone special with whom to share an instant connection with, you won’t be able to skip this Stone!

Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock
Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock

**Double Adoption** Nothing could be cuter—or more entertaining—than adopting a young mama cat and her sidekick son! One-year-old Wanda Sykes (Adoption #WV0502) and her 10-week-old son Chris Rock (Adoption #WV0503) have all of us in stitches in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. One is cuter than the other! Wanda is so devoted to her baby that we’ve decided they get to deliver each other’s punchlines for the rest of their lives. If you’d like to fill your home with joy and laughter, this delightful duo, are ready to entertain you!

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Pretty Perry (Adoption #R166974) is a little purry when it comes to introducing herself to new friends. It doesn’t take much to make this terrific 1-year-old tuxedo’s purr engine start up. After a long trip to New York from her Southern municipal shelter, Perry is ready to make a great impression on you so she can begin her brand new life as a cherished family member. Put Perry at the top of your list and you’ll be sharing your heart and home with a new best friend this weekend!  

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**Senior Alert** Ten-year old Timber (Adoption #BF3259) has had a lot to get used to since he left behind the quiet home he’d known his whole life and became a part of our Animal League America Family. Fortunately for him, he’s got a wonderful place in our cage free senior room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center while he waits for his second chance.  After a thorough exam by our medical team, Timber has a plan to manage his heart condition (which is a covered when cared for through our Pet Health Centers in Port Washington.)  Timber has had experience with other pets in the home and is a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a companion for your fur kids. This timid gentleman is relying on us to help him find a permanent, peaceful place to spend his golden years. Gentle petting sessions break the ice and he’ll let you know he’d like some more, please.

Reach out to [email protected] for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption through Cove Animal Rescue:


Adorable 1-year-old Remi showed up at a back door asking for food and love. Since then, Remi has been at Cove Animal Rescue for about a month now. Remi loves attention and will flop and roll when spoken to. What’s not to love with those green eyes and that milk mustache?! Please contact Cove Rescue at 516-676-5913, 40 Shore Rd. Glen Cove, or check out their website at coveanimalrescue.org for additional information. 

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

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Beau has been at the shelter for way to long, but that doesn’t stop this handsome guy from smiling every day! 6-year-old Beau could really use a foster or forever family to help him with his kennel stress. Beau is a very smart boy who walks well on a leash and knows some basic commands too. The best part is that he’s very treat motivated so skies the limit on what this cutie can learn. Beau enjoys a good ear scratch almost as much as playing fetch with a tennis ball.  If you are interested in saving Beau, call the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-785-5220, ext 4641 email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information today!  

Available for adoption at Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.:


**Senior Alert** Snapple is an adorable 10-year-old Golden Retriever mix who was surrendered to the shelter when his guardian could no longer care for him. Snapple is a very healthy boy overall, but a bit overweight so he needs proper diet and exercise in his new home (preferably one with a fenced yard so this fella can do some running around). Snapple is vision impaired but seems to get around just fine.  If you are interested in adopting Snapple, please contact [email protected] 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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