Let’s give these adorable adoptables something to be thankful for…head down to your local shelter or rescue and save a life today!

The Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone that while it can be tempting to give your pets a taste of your Thanksgiving meal, common festive dishes are full of ingredients that are toxic to dogs and cats or can cause digestive upset.  Reminders:

  • Dogs can gulp down bones without chewing and choke; bones can splinter and puncture the digestive tract. 
  • Other ingredients to avoid; garlic, onions, leaks, chives, unbaked dough containing yeast and desserts.
  • Be sure the trash is out of reach.
  • It can get a bit hectic as guests arrive and a full house can overstimulate and stress your pets. Be mindful of open doors and make sure your pets are wearing collars and updated tags.
  • Set rules for kid visitors on how to play and interact with your pet.
  • Be sure your pet has a safe and quiet place to retire to. 

And please remember, to report animal abuse call 516-THE-SPCA and visit www.nassaucountyspca.org for more information. 

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter 


**Senior Alert** Suzie is a 12-14-year old female Border Collie who sadly lost her dad recently and is now looking to live out her golden years showered with love.  Suzie does have significant arthritis and chronic skin disease but that doesn’t stop her from being an amazing companion.   She has a young and playful spirit, even if her body isn’t always up to it.  She loves to be pet, being outside exploring and food!!  She can live with another calm dog and children 12+.  

In honor of November being Adopt-A-Senior Pet month, we’d like to remind everyone that seniors are often already trained and definitely more calm than younger pooches. Suzie is available for adoption or forever foster in a home that can manage her medication. If you can help save Suzie, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information.

Available for adoption through Last Hope Animal Rescue


Meet Timothy, Last Hope’s little social butterfly.  This handsome tuxedo loves nothing more than to fly out of his cage & gently land on your shoulder so he can make his feline heart flutter to show you how much he loves you.  Timothy was rescued in Medford 3 months ago…all by himself – no Mom or littermates…and he was already quite friendly.  Now just 7-months old, Timothy is looking for a forever shoulder to perch on. If that shoulder is yours, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website https://lasthopeanimalrescue.org/

Available for adoption through North Shore Animal League America


Now that Kandila (Adoption #H210823) is safely settled in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center awaiting her big day, she is lighting up the place with gratitude! This delightful dilute one-year-old female tortie is warming up to the idea that being part of a family is a fabulous way to spend her days. Invite her home and watch how eager she is to let you know she’s proud to be part of your family!


Namibia (Adoption #E3713) sure is lucky to find herself transported to our Port Washington Adoption Center where NSALA’s vets discovered she would need surgery to remove her enlarged kidney. Now fully recovered, and with a plan for success, Namibia is sparkling like a diamond with her new lease on life. This sleek three-year-old beauty has returned to good health and has an abundance of gratitude to share with her next hero—a family of her own. Her ideal one is with children 6+ in age who will help her feel welcomed but not overwhelmed to a life as a cherished family member.

Ross and Rachael

Ross (Adoption #BF3573) and Rachael (Adoption #BF3574) aren’t taking a break from each other! This bonded set of 5-month-old tabbies leans on each other as they figure out a safer alternative to life on the local streets. While Rachael purrs in gratitude for the comfy bed she’s snuggling into in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, Ross is watching her to gain more confidence. If you have a quiet home, you have what these friends need to spend forever together with you! Photo by Roe Johnson


If you’re looking for a soulmate who earnestly wants to thank you for high bright new future every chance he gets, Domino (Adoption #NCR5709) is the cat for you! This grateful male four-month-old tuxedo left his overcrowded municipal shelter in North Carolina with the promise of a safe life as a devoted family member. He’s an ideal choice for first time cat adopters or families with children looking to pamper a very worthy new friend. You’ll find Domino right behind you, following you all the way home!

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz (Adoption #NCR5710) is a young starlet rescued from an overcrowded municipal shelter in North Carolina and looking for her a permanent role in your family.  She may seem a bit shy upon greeting her, but that just makes her all the more charming when she bows for an ear rub. Couldn’t you just see yourself featuring this sweet four-month-old in the peace and quiet of your heart and home? 

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Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes (Adoption #R166977) is all that! This precocious young lady is thrilled for the opportunity to find her family now that she’s safely greeting friends in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Staff and volunteers describe this four-year-old as a real playful boredom-buster! If you’d enjoy someone who’ll plant herself in the middle of everything just to be part of your world, Amanda Bynes is the feline friend you’ve been waiting for!

Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more about adopting any one of NSALA’s adorable adoptables!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter


It’s so hard to follow Zena’s back story, but it seems as though her owner was evicted and left her behind, tied up to a tree with no food or water. Everyone is just so heartbroken for this sweet girl, but there are high hopes that this lady’s life is about to turn itself around. Zena is friendly with people and is being recommended for a home with kids 15 and up. This 5-year old baby is very petite, weighing in at 52 itty bitty pounds. She is house trained and knows “sit”, “down” and “touch”. Zena is looking for an active household as she is energetic and loves to play. Zena is recommended to go as a solo pet. If you are interested in our girl, please contact our placement team at (516)785-5220, Adoption@tohmail.org, Foster@tohmail.org or Rescue@tohmail.org

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv

Waldo and Kerri

**Double Adoption** This dynamic duo is known as Waldo and Kerri.  Waldo is a 5-year old fella (FIV+ but remember, that’s only spread from the mom in utero or from a deep bite, so living amongst non-FIV+ cats is completely acceptable).  Kerri is approximately 10-years old.  This bonded pair was trapped, vetted and tested by Pets4Luv and are both ready to find their forever homes.  They are a little on the shy side when they first meet people, but they love to be pet and love each other!!!! 

For more information about adopting Waldo and Kerri, please contact Pets4Luv at 516-860-7057 or email info@pets4luv.org today. 

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Audrey and Black Panther

Audrey and Black Panther were abandoned ferals rescued from a dangerous location.  Tiny 4-month old Audrey is always ready to eat and Black Panther likes to act as the protector of all kittens.  Both are understandably skittish but with time, will become wonderful additions to any household.  

Maximus is a stunningly handsome 3-month old kitten with his all black paws and sweet demeanor.  He is very affectionate, loves to cuddle has the cutest little baby purr.  He gets along well with other cats and children.   Maximus had been part of a feral colony. He suffered some kind of impact trauma; maybe have been hit by a car.  He was hospitalized, treated and is well on the mend. He holds his head at a tilt but is capable of turning it regularly. He runs with a bit of an impaired gait but is capable of using all four limbs independently. He loves to play with toys and is learning how to wrestle with his foster brother.

For more information about adopting Audrey, Black Panther or Maximus, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at http://www.paws-li.org

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

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