Pit bulls are not only the most common type of dog found in animal shelters, but also the most misunderstood. In recognition of Pit Bull Awareness Month, we’re sharing some facts about these magnificent pups.
- “Pit bull” isn’t an actual breed, rather a general term used to describe large and stocky dogs with big heads
- Pit bulls can’t lock their jaws. In fact, they have less biting power than Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds.
- According to The American Temperament Test Society, “pit bulls” have a passing rate of 84.5% or better compared to the 77% passing rate of the general dog population.
So don’t wait. Head down to your local animal shelter and change the life of a pit bull.
Mark Your Calendars!
Please join Lend-a-Paw at Pet Supplies Plus in Oceanside for their Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12-3 p.m. Meet some of their fan favorite residents and learn more about our other available adoptable cats and dogs. There will also be some exciting raffles and giveaways. Cash and supply donations are greatly appreciated. Please come by to show your support!
Available for adoption through Tender Loving Cats
Meet Feesh! This handsome kitten was born February and enjoys nothing more than the comfort
of people snuggling! He is a purr machine and is an excellent biscuit maker. Feesh is so smart that he plays fetch and will give you kisses while he grooms himself. Feesh is good with children and doesn’t mind being handled. This little boy is definitely ready for his new home.
To adopt Feesh, complete an adoption application here: tenderlovingcats.org/adoption-application.html
Available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter
**Special Request – Senior Alert** What sweetheart 10-year-old Hollie needs is a home that will care for her special needs and love her unconditionally. This beautiful and affectionate girl was taken in as a stray. She had suffered long term bilateral ear infections that caused her heavy scarring of her outer ears, severe thickening of her ear canals, hearing loss, and incredible pain. The hard decision was made to remove both of her ears to let her know a pain free existence. Hollie went through the first surgery like a champ, never stopping her undying affection for everyone. She will have her second surgery shortly, and then will be ready for her home. She is social with other cats and all people. As a result of the surgery, Hollie may temporarily or permanently lose her ability to blink one or both eyes (only time will tell), so a potential home will have to be able to lubricants her eyes several times a day for her.
If you are interested in helping Hollie start her next chapter, please call 631-360-7575 for more information.
Available for adoptions from Lend-a-Paw Inc.
Princess is a rare 1-year-old ginger girl who was saved from the ACC after being dumped by her family who was moving to another country. She is a mush ball that loves toy time just as much as snuggle time. Princess is looking for a forever family that will give her all that love she missed out on in the past. If your family is looking for an extra ray of sunshine, Princess is your girl!
Lexy is the last of four other siblings that were rescued in Queens a few months back. She is a super loving and affectionate 1-year-old little girl who proves that good things come in small packages! She is full of kitten energy and would love a family that loves to play as much as she does!
**Senior Alert** Lady is an 8-year-old girl who was rescued last year after she got dumped at the ACC with glaucoma in her left eye. Unfortunately, it needed to be removed but she doesn’t let that slow her down. Lady is a very soft and gentle furball. She loves when people pet her and give her affection. Lady needs a calm and loving environment preferably as the only cat or with other independent cats.
Beth was rescued after being bred and dumped in Louisiana. This 3-year-old girl gave birth to 11 puppies, and eight of them survived. All of Beth’s puppies were adopted except her. This poor dog just wants love, affection, and a warm bed to sleep on. Beth needs to be an only pet as she loves getting all of the attention! If your family needs a doggy companion, Beth is your girl!
Scooby was surrendered in January 2021 and had been in and out of foster homes since. He was lucky enough to have eventually found an amazing, patient, and understanding foster in Syracuse who has worked and trained him over the past few months. He is about 3 years old, good with other dogs, and is a big cuddle bug who loves to be by your side. Scooby would do best in a home with older children since he still loves to run and jump around.
Koley is a rare quiet husky who was just saved from the kill list at the ACC! His life completely changed when his family moved and couldn’t bring him with them. He is 4 years old and about 45 pounds. Koley is playful and friendly to both people and dogs alike. He is currently in a foster home working with a trainer on guarding and leash training. Koley would love a family that could help him continue to learn and grow. He would do best in a quiet adult-only home, and will need an experienced family that can give him plenty of exercise, structure, and guidance.
To adopt or foster any of these cool cats and delightful doggies, visit lendapawinc.com/adoption or text 516-405-0065.
Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America
Five-year-old Shell’s (Adoption #IR1355) long journey from Oman left him confused by his experiences prior to arriving in the U.S. for safety. Animal League America gave him all the time and patience he needed to gain equilibrium, relearning how to trust those he once feared. Their team’s reassurances paid off big time for this very vocal friend who calls out for attention with warm greetings. Where he once was apprehensive about being near people, he now craves cuddles with visitors. They want the rest of Shell’s life to be worry-free in a calm, consistent home with cat-experienced adults (children over age 12, please) and no other pets. Shell deserves the chance to have his first real home.
Bambino (Adoption #PR00088) is celebrating his first birthday this week! Stop by Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center to wish this energetic Puerto Rico-born baby boy all the best. Better yet, see if you can keep up with him! His birthday wish is to be the only pet in a home with cat-experienced adults (and kids over age ten.) You’ll never be bored with Bambino by your side!
Sweet Sangria (Adoption #BF4408) may appear shy at first, but she leans into ear rubs like she knows the best is yet to come. She’s right! A home with children ages 8 and older and a confident cat companion is all this locally rescued 3-month-old needs to overcome her hesitancy and melt in your arms. Sangria is ready to become part of your family today!
**Double Adoption** Three-month-olds Simon (Adoption #NCI3107) and Garfunkel (Adoption #NCI3106) have been making beautiful music together since their litter was born in upstate New York, so Animal League America is keeping this dynamic kitten duet together furever. This duo longs to be homeward bound. They predict harmony in your home as Simon & Garfunkel know how to keep everyone feelin’ groovy.
Bashful Brutus (Adoption #BF4431) has survived some real hardship in his short life. Found abandoned in a lumber yard, he’s now tucked into a comfy bed indoors. This gentle 3-year-old tabby offers little murmurs of gratitude. It’s occurring to him that he can depend on humans after all. Animal League America would like the rest of Brutus’ life to offer the tranquility he enjoys, and are seeking special humans with a quiet home (kids ages 10 and older) who will provide him a predictable, stable life. A little patience will go a long way to help Brutus’ open his heart to you.
Little 2-month-old Oogie (Adoption #H211666) would like to boogie with a confident cat who will help him settle into his very first home (and teach him a few dance moves.) Right now, Oogie is a bit fretful facing new things, but a cat-experienced adopter will instinctively know how to erase his worries. Oogie would do best in a consistent environment (older children, please). Help Oogie discover a beat of his own… in a home of his own.
No one will fault you for falling head over heels in love with 3-year-old Victoria at first sight; she has that effect on everyone! When her rescuer discovered her begging to come in from the cold, they knew it was time to put Victoria on a path towards a permanent home with a loving family. Adopt this purrfect kitty and enhance the beauty in your home!
Sweet Cupcake (Adoption #G28906) is someone to savor furever. This tender 1-year-old tabby takes a quiet approach to new situations but tilts her head for ear rubs from new friends. After traveling from Georgia, she’s content to be offered the peace and quiet she craves and is looking for a tranquil home where she’ll ease into her very first family experience. Treats and ear rubs go a long way to win Cupcake’s heart.
If you’d like to adopt any one of these fabulous felines, email [email protected] and/or visit Animal League America’s Port Washington campus.
As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!