If you happen to be looking for a Valentine this year, look no further! Any one of these adorable cats or dogs would love nothing more than to be your sweetheart, so call any one of these local shelters and rescues for more information today! 

First Up: Help A Neighbor Request

A small dog was taken in the Bay Shore area on Dec. 19 and is still reporting missing. The family is heartbroken. Please call 631-992-5744 with any information regarding the whereabout of this dog. No questions asked and a reward is being offered for a safe return. 

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America


Enthusiastic Cranston’s (Adoption #H210639) zest for life sometimes gets the better of him and is more appreciated by experienced cat fans who understand feline body language than by novices to the cat world. Now that NSALA has given him a quiet space into which he could settle, this entertaining 2-year-old orange tabby is showing his best, most playful side. Running from windows to feather toys to trusted humans doling out treats, Cranston is proving he’ll be a devoted sidekick to a human whose life has a predictable pace he needs to transition in smoothly. If your home needs a large personality, Cranston would appreciate being the only pet there. A household with children age twelve and older will ensure that his enthusiasm isn’t misinterpreted. Keep those treats and toys coming and we assure you a delightful life together awaits!


You’ll find 4-year-old Bear (Adoption #BF3518) high in his cat tree, intently watching you as you as you walk in then greet him with some attentive head and cheek rubs. He’s come is a very long way from the timid tuxedo boy rescuers discovered hiding on the busy city streets this past fall. Time, patience, and an abundance of yummy treats have drawn out Bear’s true purrsonality, one of a very chill, devoted friend looking to get lazy with some new roommates. A quiet, predictable home (with children twelve and older) and laidback adults looking for a fellow couch potato will suit Bear well, as long as the humans keep lots of tasty treats nearby to gobble up between those cheek-rubbing sessions!  


Nine-year-old Simba (Adoption #H202720) faced a major life change when he lost the only home he’d ever known and was forced to navigate new terrain on his own. All hearts broke for his hardship, and NSALA’s devoted team gave him a quiet, cage-free space to learn how to trust again. Time has been a valuable tool for this sweet, gentle soul, and we’re seeing more and more relief and gratitude these days. Visitors can now find Simba holding court in his rocking-chair throne. Offer him a scratch on the side of his head and you’ll have activated his sweet spot. He just can’t resist melting into your hands with some good scratches! If you have a quiet, predictable home, with children twelve and up in age who can continue to provide all the loving attention Simba has come to crave, we’d love to offer you a chance to be a true hero to a friend in need.


Leopold (Adoption #H210689) is looking to lounge atop an available keyboard if you’re looking for ways to instantly end your workday! This delightful 10-month-old tabby recently lost his home, and this office favorite is hoping for a promotion. He’s ready to be put to work and has invented new uses for all of your office supplies. While most kittens like mouse toys, Leopold’s favorite pastime is kicking around post-it notes and inspecting your work papers—which will conveniently put an end to your work-from-home day. Could you use a little someone to brighten your home office—or any other room in the house to be honest? According to his resume, Leopold is a career snuggler once he gets to know you. A quiet, predictable home with children eight years and older will put Leopold’s timid days long behind him. He has a bright future your new assistant!

Oregano and Parsley

**Double Adoption** Looking to add a little flavor to your life? Try Oregano (Adoption #H210245) and Parsley (Adoption #H210246)! These bonded, 11-month-old brothers benefitted from being raised in a foster home since birth and recently joined Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center in hopes of finding them a permanent place to spend forever together. They may not be the spiciest kittens you’ll ever meet but they overcome their initial shyness quiet quickly with some gentle introductions. Your quiet home is exactly what’s on their menu for tonight! 

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

Little Richie

Little Ritchie came in as a stray in August of 2018. This poor 3-year-old boy was found with wounds on top his head and thankfully medical took care of him as soon as possible. Little Ritchie was not setting well in the kennel and the shelter’s behavior team has worked on him throughout his stay. Little Ritchie is looking for an experienced adopter that is going to continue giving him structure and work on his issues: guarding and sensitivity to handling. Little Ritchie takes times to warm up to new strangers but with time, boy oh boy, volunteers and staff consider him to be a Velcro dog once he bonds to you. Little Ritchie just wants a yard to play in, with possibly another energetic playful dog. Lets not have Little Ritchie wait one more day for his forever home. Please call or email the shelter’s placement team for more information at 516-785-5220, Foster@tohmail.org or adoption@tohmail.org

Available at All About Spay Neuter


If you are looking for a lap cat, Jeanine is your girl! She’s a little less than a year old and has been with All About Spay Neuter since she was a kitten. Jeanine will be happy to keep you warm during these cold days. She might even turn out to be a good home office “assistant” given the chance. If you are interested in meeting this sweetheart, please text Alicia at 516-984-4525.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter 


Dean is quite the handsome 2-year-old fella, recently found as a stray and brought to the shelter. He is affectionate and outgoing with people and other cats. He’ll fall in love with you as quickly as you’ll fall in love with him! He is a big teddy bear with a heart of gold who loves to play and be pet. Dean has a chronic condition that causes his eyes to run, and this needs to be wiped away daily, but he enjoys the attention and makes the condition very easy to handle. He is otherwise a completely healthy and low-key mush. Dean would be a perfect addition to any home!

If you are interested in meeting Dean or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today! 

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


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