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8 Cats, Dogs That Want To Play In The Snow With You

November is Senior Pet Adoption Month, so why not head down to your local shelter this week and give one of these very special dogs and cats something to be thankful for

Rusty

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Cool dude Rusty is a handsome 3-year-old boy that is known for his sweet temperament and mellow personality. Orange cats are the coolest and Rusty is no exception. He loves being pet and just hanging out with his favorite humans. Oh, and he gets along with other cats too! Bonus! If you can open your home to Rusty, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Gabel

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Gabel is quite the handsome, bold and brilliant boy! He is a sweet, handsome, and spirited pooch, who is all about life, making friends, and the next adventure. He would love nothing more in life than an equally jubilant family, who is always on the go!

Whether it be hiking, jogging, or a fun trip into town, he is certainly up for any expedition. Not to mention, he’s a fast learner, and would love to continue to learn and grow! A mature family that is gung-ho for obedience training and fun games would be such fun for Gabel. If this gorgeous guy sounds like your perfect match, check out his webpage.

Rabbit

Meet Rabbit! She is a beautiful and spirited puppy, who is truly one-of-a-kind. Donning a fantastic chocolate and caramel brindle coat, a tiny tail, and the most endearing eyes, she really is hard not to fall in love with in but a glance.

Every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, Rabbit truly encompasses only the loveliest qualities. She is seeking a family that shares in her jubilant nature, who can be by her side all day. Rabbit longs to explore the world, make new friends, and learn all about life. Any active family that loves to jog or hike would certainly be ideal. If Rabbit sounds like your idyllic match, check out her webpage.

Marco

Handsome 2-year-old Marco came to Bideawee with his brother and friend, Polo. They are both immensely sweet kitties. Marco is a big boy with a big heart to match. Sweet and social, he lives to love. Polo has found his forever home, but Marco still needs to find his forever family. Check out Marco’s webpage.

Pumpkin

This adorable little girl is Pumpkin. She was found trapped inside of a tire by a Good Samaritan, when she just was 4 months old, and was brought to Bideawee for housing and care. They took one look at her and swept her right under their wing.

Pumpkin is a social and excitable domestic short-hair kitty. She has a great deal of playful, kitten-like energy still. Pumpkin would be pleased as punch to chase a string around for hours. She is quite the socialite, too, and loves to strut around; she believes that the world is her playground.

Pumpkin is quite unique in both personality and creation; she is not only zesty, but she is an uncommon find, as orange female cats are a rarity! This 7-year-old gal is seeking an equally special home to call her own. Pumpkin tends to become worked up when she receives more attention at one time than she can handle, and so she would do best in an adult home with cat-savvy adopters.

All Pumpkin needs is a chance with the right family! Won’t you please consider adopting this beautiful girl? Check out her webpage!

For more information about adopting Gabel, Rabbit, Marco or Pumpkin, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Stanleigh

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Stanleigh (BF2351) was discovered fending for herself outdoors and good Samaritan delivered her to North Shore’s Adoption Center.  This senior lady is deaf, toothless, and declawed. She’s also being treated for chronic renal disease. If you’re an experienced cat owner (with no other cats in your home at present,) and willing to take on her special needs, Stanleigh will be a perfect addition to your family.  She’s affectionate, likes a good ear rub and a nap in the sunbeams by a window.  In honor of Senior Pet Adoption Month, consider taking this survivor home with you.

Sam Adams

Sam Adams (T67620) is a handsome hound mix looking for a family of his own. This sweet senior has some special needs, but that doesn’t hold him back. Sam is energetic, playful, and would do well in a home with children over 11-years-old who can keep up with him!! Sam is housebroken, handles well on leash, and gets along well with other dogs. If you’re interested in meeting Sam Adams, contact our Foster Manager at fostercare@animalleague.org or 516-883-7900, ext. 352.

Grace

Available for adoption through the No Kill Project:

Grace is an approximately 2-year-old lab mix who was dumped at a high kill shelter in rural Texas. Grace was abandoned with her 11 puppies; all of which were saved along with 16 other orphaned puppies. Grace has seen her fair share of neglect and abuse.

Severely emaciated and with bb and pellet gun fragments in her body, Grace has not known a kind hand. Though terribly abused and neglected, Grace is incredibly sweet and loving, never once having showed an ounce of aggression even when handled by veterinarians. She is cautious that she will be hit by hiding her face but once she knows that you aren’t hurting her, she melts into your loving hands.

She is gentle and calm and is learning what love is in the foster home that she currently resides in. Grace will soon be ready to find her forever home. We are looking for a home that understands that Grace will need patience and time to learn what love is. She will need time to learn that not all people will hurt her and that she will always have a nice full belly at night. 

For more information about adopting Grace, please contact The No Kill Project at info@thenokillproject.org

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

8 Cats, Dogs That Will Warm You Up On A Cold Night

Long Island hosts some of the best fall scenery around. Why not head down to your local animal shelter or rescue and adopt a dog to enjoy the outdoors with?

More of a homebody? There’s plenty of cute kitties available for adoption that you can bring home to snuggle up with! Read all about adopting your perfect pet right here!

Faye

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Faye is this gorgeous one-year-old Chihuahua mix. This beauty is a bit shy, but nonetheless eager to meet new people and make friends. Lively, energetic, and fast as lightning, she’s the perfect one for a game of tag or flag football. She is also loving and affectionate, knowing the best place in the world is inside of a hug. So don’t delay, come meet Faye today!

Dingo is a large white and tabby cat with an unusual face that makes him look like he’s squinting. He is a very affectionate boy who loves getting chin scratches and will follow his favorite staff members around. This guy is a gentle giant who is just looking for someone to love him and spoil him the way he deserves.    

For more information about adopting Faye and Dingo, contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center today. You can visit them at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, call 631-368-8770 or visit littleshelter.com 

Tobias

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter operated by Little Shelter:

Tobias is an amazing boy who has no trouble seeking out the nearest human for affection. With his very outgoing personality, he loves to be the No. 1 guy in the room at all times. He will jump on a shelf to be close for you to give him chin scratches and will meow for attention.

Tobias will follow you like a dog everywhere you go and loves to be part of the action. Another cool attribute, Tobias loves kittens! He’s become a nanny in the shelter’s kitten room, taking care of all the little ones and providing plenty of cuddles. 

Lilo

Lilo is the kitty with the perfect milk mustache. This funny gal is guaranteed to keep you laughing. Lilo loves being cuddled, and will do the craziest things to get your attention. She adores all kinds of treats and will always find a comfortable place that’s close to you. She loves to play with laser pointers and has an awesome personality.

For more information about adopting Tobias and Lilo, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, or 631-651-9788.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Tess is FAN-TESS-TIC!  This beautiful one-year-old girl is super friendly and enjoys life simplest pleasures, like getting attention from humans and hanging out with other cats. Tess would really make a wonderful addition to any family, so if you can open your home to Tess, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Biggie

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Wow, check out this hunk! Biggie is a 5-year-old Corso who came to the shelter as a stray. He is only 85 pounds but is underweight right now so should be weighing in much more. Biggie is really sweet, calm, slow and a total blast to hang out with. He is a cool dude but will need to be a solo home dog. That’s okay though, there’s a perfect home out there for him, can that home be yours?

If you are interested in adopting Biggie, please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org 

Sushi

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Some animals have a tough of it in a kennel setting. Sushi (reference # V34511) is a bright-eyed, two-year-old black and white cat, who took some time to adjust before her true personality shone through. When North Shore Animal League America staff offered the freedom to live cage-free in a staff office, Sushi proved how loving and affectionate she is. 

She loves being brushed and having her chin scratched. When she’s done being fawned over, she tucks herself into a comfy bed near her human companions. Sushi has made it clear she shines as an only pet in a home with children 12+ in age. If you crave a meeting with Sushi, please email dorits@animalleague.org to learn more about this precious friend.

Brittney

Brittney (reference #V35252) is a sweet and spunky black Labrador mix with a lot of enthusiasm and an eagerness to please. She is super smart and requires daily mental and physical stimulation. She gets along well with other dogs, as long as they can keep up with her energy level and speed.

She’s quite the affectionate gal and loves to be the center of attention. She would do best in an active home with someone looking for a dog to exercise with, possibly even introducing her to  canine agility activities.​ Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Brittney today!

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

 

How To Foster A Pet Up For Adoption

Fostering a cat or dog helps prepare them for their forever home (Photo by Alla Shcherbak/Shutterstock)

For those who love animals but cannot commit long term to an animal that needs a forever home, fostering is a mutually beneficial alternative.  

Homeless animals are sometimes sick, injured, or have been abandoned at a very young age when they arrive at shelters and rescue organizations. These animals require special care such as bottle feeding, veterinary care, and often times just a quiet place to lay their heads so that they can heal, grow, get stronger and socialize. Fostering provides animals with the care that gives them a great chance of being permanently placed in a home of their own.  

“Our foster care program increases our ability to save as many lives as possible,” says David Ceely, executive director of Little Shelter in Huntington. “We simply wouldn’t be able to help as many as animals as we do if it wasn’t for our wonderful foster homes.”

Shelters are often at maximum capacity, so fostering frees up valuable space. Often times, cats and dogs become stressed in shelter environments, which can affect their eating habits, overall health, and adoptability. Fostering allows an animal to feel safe and secure, away from a hectic shelter environment.

In most cases, families and individuals agreeing to foster are provided with training, medications, bottles, veterinary care bedding, toys, and anything else that an animal may need while being fostered. All a foster parent needs to provide is love, care, fun, and interaction, to prepare the animals for loving homes. Fosters may often help bring animals to checkups as well as to events and/or to meet potential adopters.

Many fosters describe the experience as beyond rewarding. Giving an animal a fighting chance towards finding a forever home is a truly wonderful experience for everyone involved.

“It’s understandable that a foster family might fall in love with the dog or cat and be reluctant to let them go, but when you see how happy the animal is in their new home and you know you played such a critical role in that story, the reward far outweighs the sacrifice,” Ceely says.

It’s easy to get started. Simply contact a local rescue or shelter for more information.

 

Cat Named Jack O’Lantern Among Pets Up For Adoption This Halloweekend

Cats and dogs sweeter than any Halloween candy are available for adoption this week on Long Island! Can’t adopt? How about attending an event that benefits animal rescue? Read all about it right here!

Shania

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Meet Shania, the 8-month-old hound mix available at Little Shelter. This sweet brindle girl was rescued from the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence and is now ready to find a furever family of her very own. She is an energetic girl who is always ready to play and eager to start puppy classes so she can learn to put her best paw forward. Come in and meet her today!  

Skye

Skye is a 5-month old lab mix who loves making new friends. She is an outgoing girl who loves to cuddle and get affection. Skye is ready to begin obedience class and start her journey as your new best friend. She was rescued from the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence and is now ready for adoption.

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Little Shelter has many kittens of all ages, colors, and sizes available for adoption right now. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a purrfect furry friend waiting for you. Stop by today and check out Little Shelter’s free roaming cattery, you’re sure to find your new best friend!

For more information about adopting Shania, Skye, Quinby, or any of the adorable kittens at Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, visit them at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, call 631-368-8770, or visit 

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter operated by Little Shelter:

It’s the Halloween season and this Jack O’Lantern would love to light up your life! Jack O’Lantern is chunks of love. He curls up next to you, on you, or anywhere near you. He will do anything to be close to the ones he loves and desperately wants to be loved back.

Jack O’Lantern  has a heart of gold and deserves only the best out of life. He likes being brushed and loves being with you at all times. He loves kids and adults and cats and kittens. If you can make Jack’s life spooktacular by adopting him, head down to the shelter today!

Tiffany

Tiffany is a sweet kitten who is looking for her furever home. While she may have a face to rival Grumpy Cat, she loves getting affection and is actually very cuddly. Tiffany enjoys having her chin rubbed and being pet.

She follows staff members and volunteers around looking for affection. Tiffany’s favorite snacks are tuna flavored treats and she will eat them out of your hands. She is a playful kitten whose favorite toy is the little scrunch balls that she likes to chase around the cattery. When she’s not looking for your affection she can be found snoozing in the sunniest (and warmest) window spot. Come and meet this lovebug today!

For more information about adopting Jack O’Lantern and Tiffany, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788.

Twinkie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

As sweet as her name, Twinkie is a gorgeous 2-year-old gal who gets along OK with other cats but really prefers being the only pet in the house with no young children. If you can open your home to Ms. Twinkie, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Gina and Tiffany

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Please meet Gina (brindle) and Tiffany (tan). These two ridiculously cute girls came to the shelter due to an eviction. You ready for this? they lived with chickens and doves!

They are beyond sweet, so fun, silly and downright amazing! They are also a bonded pair so the shelter is looking for one home for both of them. They seem house-trained and crate trained and love to play together and roll around. They may even be able to live with a cat! They are just the best.

If you are interested in adopting Gina and Tiffany, please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit them at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, or email adoption@tohmail.org

Chicklet

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Chicklet is a gorgeous 7-year-old pooch that everyone adores! Donning a fantastic brindle coat, warm eyes, and a sweet disposition, Chicklet is truly a gem. While mature, he is still plenty silly and playful, and has a spirited heart! Not to mention, he is over-spilling with love and affection for his people pals.

He may be 77 pounds, but he is a true gentle giant, and is just a darling with everyone he meets. He seems to have good manners and is already house-broken; all he is missing now is the home to call his own! If this sweet fellow sounds like the perfect one for you, check out his webpage!  

Olive

Donning a heart-melting face and some of the saddest puppy-dog eyes that we’ve ever seen, it’s hard not to gush over Olive. She is such a tender-hearted and sensitive soul, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her in but a few minutes. She nuzzles her entire head into your leg for a snuggle, and if she could melt into your side, she surely would.

She loves people and would do well in a home that could provide her with constant companionship. Olive weighs in at 67 pounds, but she is incredibly gentle in all her ways and when on walks and would do well in many types of homes. If this lovely lady seems perfect for you, check out her webpage

Andie

With a gorgeous smoke-tabby coat, ivory patches styled in, and pretty pink nose, Andie is a beauty! Not to mention, she is every bit as affectionate and personable as she is outwardly beautiful. It’s hard not to be charmed by her! The only thing she’s missing is an equally wonderful home to call her own. If she sounds perfect for you, check out here webpage

Posey

Posey is a strong and sassy lady who boasts the grand frame of a lioness and emerald eyes! She surely dominates and commands any room that she walks into. Of bold and electric personality, Posey possesses the ability to take charge and take over! She is seeking an equally intrepid home for her own! If you’re interested in this rare lady, then please call the Westhampton Adoption Center today.

For more information about adopting Chicklet, Olive, Andie and Posey, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Coco

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Coco (reference #T91691) is a 3-year-old chocolate-colored boxer mix. She is a friendly dog looking for a loving home with an experienced pet owner. Coco is a sweet, energetic gal that would do best as the only pet in the house, and big bonus points if you have a big yard for her to run around in. 

Dewey

Dewey and Dolly (reference #’s BF2425 / BF2426) happened upon the right yard when they were outside fending for themselves this summer.  A local rescuer scooped them up and brought them indoors where they’ve been living the safe life, being shown how caring humans can be while learning to co-existing with confident cats.

This bonded set may still be shy at first to strangers, but with a gentle touch and some patience, they’ll warm up to you. Dewey and Dolly are ready to be adopted from their foster home today!  Please email Karlaa@animalleague.org if you are interested in adopting this adorable pair!

Events

North Shore Animal League America is throwing an After-Pawty event at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 30. This Paw-ty includes music by DJ Phresh, an open bar, fun party food, and of course, puppies! Individual tickets are $150 each and can be purchased at animalleague.org/2018afterpawty. If you’re looking for a fun night out that benefits animal rescue, this is the paw-ty for you…get your tickets today!

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

 

Dogs Rescued From Hurricane Florence Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Adorable cats and dogs here! Get your adorable cats and dogs here! There are tons of sweet animals just waiting to find their new best friend! Can you make your home their forever home today?

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Bailey is a super sweet 4-year-old boy. This cutie patootie loves to be around humans and cats alike. Bailey enjoys being pet and likes to play. This gorgeous young man would make a great addition to any family, so don’t wait, scoop this little guy up today!

For more information about adopting Bailey, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665.

Spotify

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:

Spotify and Bodhi are a bonded pair of brothers waiting patiently at the Adoption Center in Port Washington for a brand-new start. These sweet 2-year-old boys lost their home recently and are looking out for each other as they wait for you to discover them. Bodhi is the first to connect with new friends and loves to play while Spotify cautiously watches.

Given the opportunity, these besties love to visit the other cats’ cages and steal food when they think no one is looking. Their pleasant calm energy is very easy to fall in love with. Adopting bonded pairs is the easiest way to introduce yourself to being cat parents. These two would love to go home to a quiet home with children 8+ in age who will gently usher them back into life as cherished family members.

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Spotify and Bodhi today!

Sugar Madonna

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

SPECIAL NEEDS ALERT: Sugar Madonna came to the shelter in February 2018 after being seized from her property. This poor sweetheart had been tied up outside in 30-degree weather with no food and no water. Thankfully, Sugar Madonna is now safe at the shelter, but in need of a forever home for her to call her own.

This deserving gal has been through more than anyone should have to endure, and staff and volunteers really want to see her in a loving home already. Not that it stops her, but Sugar Madonna is deaf. She likes other dogs and loves people.

This beauty will make the BEST addition to the right home. If you are interested: Please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793 or email adoption@tohmail.org

Charlotte

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Charlotte, a gorgeous 7-month-old ebony-and-rust-colored beauty, who dons wonderfully long, charming ears. It’s hard not to fall in love with her in but a glance. Every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, Charlotte truly possesses only the loveliest of qualities.

She is seeking a home that shares in her spirited nature, who can be by her side all day. She longs to adventure, make friends, and learn all about life! Any active person or family that loves to jog or hike would certainly be ideal. If Charlotte sounds like your perfect match, check out her webpage.

Mavis

Mavis is a sweet and spirited, 5-year-old that everyone at Bideawee simply adores and admires. Beautiful and bespeckled with fluffy ears to boot, it’s hard not to swoon. More than just her good looks, Mavis also boasts a lovely heart to match her outward beauty.

Her lovely spirit is only enhanced by her jubilant and unique personality. She loves to point at every critter she comes across. Mavis is also quite playful and adventurous and would love an active family that can go exploring with her.

Anyone who enjoys hiking and conquering new trails would be a great match! If she sounds perfect for you, check out her webpage.

Duckie

This unique and silly young boy is named Duckie. Boasting a style all his own, he is a one-of-a-kind kitten. A handsome coat, and a most uncommon face, this 6-month-old fella is just the right blend of good looking and wonky.

But he’s ever so sweet and knows how to charm. If you just try a little tenderness and watch him enchant the world with his own stylings, you can’t help but fall for him. The only thing he’s missing is an equally fantastic adopter to scoop him up! Don’t take our word for it…check out his webpage.

Blaine

Meet Blaine! He may come off a bit mysterious and serious at first, but rest assured, he always comes around in the end. Full of rich personality and sweetness, he just can’t let anyone leave without showing how much he loves them. Blessed with both a handsome face and an affectionate personality, he truly has an open heart.

All he needs is someone to run to him, scoop him up, and return his affections. Check out his webpage.

For more information about adopting Charlotte, Mavis, Duckie and Blaine, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Meet Queenie and Quinby, two precious pups rescued from North Carolina and brought to safety at Little Shelter after Hurricane Florence. These sisters are 5-month-old Plott Hound mixes that are super friendly and just waiting to be your new best friends. They are happy puppies who are eager to please and ready to learn all sorts of new tricks and fun things in their furever homes.

Queenie and Quinby are old enough to begin puppy obedience classes so they can learn to always put their best paw forward. Come adopt one (or both) of these girls today!

Pooky

Super-sweet Pooky is an 8-year-old tuxedo cat who is described as a total lovebug who wants nothing more than to shower you with affection. Pooky is a big, but gentle boy who answers to his name and is known to follow his favorite people around the cattery. Pooky would love someone to curl up with who his whole world will revolve around. 

Mr. Thirsty

 Mr. Thirsty is thirsty for your love! Mister Thirsty is an awesome cat! He follows you around always looking for affection, asking for pets with a gentle mew. He is very charming and loves to perch by a window to bird watch. Mr. Thirsty is a very cuddly cat who is just looking for his purr-fect family to snuggle with.

For more information about adopting Queenie, Quinby, Pooky and Mr. Thirsty, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington or 631-368-8770.

Mindy

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Mindy is a feisty little girl who loves to play. She enjoys running around the cattery, weaving between your legs and playing with any toys she can get her paws on. Mindy is also very affectionate and will seek out visitors for chin scratches. This kitty wants to be in the center of the action and is always up for hanging out. If Mindy sounds like the kitty for you,

Contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788. 

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

8 Cats, Dogs That Want To Cuddle With You This Fall

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies…you name it, Long Island’s got it! Read all about some very special animals that are ready to go home with you today!

Bob and Charli

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS):

At about 11 weeks old, Bob and Charli are two sweet bonded brothers who are absolute love bugs. They love to play and purr and play and eat and purr and nap and play, all things kittens love to do. They are two peas in a pod and must be adopted together. 

They will be neutered and up to date on shots prior to adoption. If you have a home where Bob and Charli can play, purr and nap in, contact Kerry@paws-li.org, go to PAWS website paws-li.org or Facebook page, or call 631-306-4616.

Wilma

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Wilma is a super sweet 2-year-old girl. She came to Almost Home Rescue her kittens and is now ready to be adopted. Wilma loves to be pet and gets along well with other cats. Adopting Wilma is easy, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Levi

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Levi! He is a two-year-old large, mixed breed dog from New Jersey that came to Bideawee in mid-June and has stolen everyone’s hearts. Levi is a gentle dog looking for the right home.

He can seem a little nervous at first, but once he’s comfortable his real personality shines. Levi can be really playful and excitable with his people. He is the cutest to watch when he’s wagging his tail and running happily toward you. Besides his cute smile, Levi has the most vast and brownest eyes ever.

It sure makes him a handsome pup! He can be shy around new people but gets better with gentle encouragement. He is also not quite housebroken and would do well in a home that will help teach him basic manners. Levi is very sweet and would do well in most households. Check out his webpage.

Empress

This magnificent 9-month-old young lady is named Empress. Truly a name to match a personality and spirit as big as hers. She knows how to take charge of a room and command everyone’s attention; she is too jubilant to be ignored!

Enthusiastic, sweet-natured, and ready to travel the world, you could say she is ready for any quest or expedition you have in mind. She is the idyllic partner for anyone who shares in her active lifestyle. Empress also loves learning both new games and cues, so obedience-savvy adopters are idyllic for her.

If this gorgeous young lady seems like the perfect fit for you, check out her webpage.

Mittens

This handsome 6-month old fellow is named Mittens. Isn’t he adorable? Donning a gorgeous obsidian coat, brilliant copper eyes, and true to his name, he boasts ivory mittens. Every bit as sweet and playful as he is good looking, Mittens possesses only the loveliest qualities.

All this fine feline needs now is an equally wonderful family to call his own. If Mittens sounds like your perfect match, check out his webpage.

Polly

One-year old Polly is a petite little lady, who dons a lovely face, a dusty-rose nose, and glowing chartreuse eyes. Modest, bashful and tender-hearted with her chosen people, Polly is a lady all her own. Living by her own set of rules, she is truly unique in character and company.

And who doesn’t love the exquisitely uncommon? If you’re interested in this rare lady, check out here webpage.

For more information about adopting Levi, Empress, Mittens and Polly, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Lucious

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Look at this handsome boy! 6-year-old Luscious was found wandering the city when he was brought to animal control. North Shore Animal League America took him in and are enjoying this feline until he finds his furrever home. If you can open your heart and home to Luscious, send an email to MikeS@animalleague.org today!

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

13 Cats, Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home

Get ready to read all about some of the cutest Long Island cats and dogs that are ready to go home with you today! 

Scarlett

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Scarlett is a gorgeous 1-year-old dilute calico. Described as very sweet and playful, this gal loves nothing more than being pet and receiving attention. Scarlett even gets along with other cats so if you are looking for a new addition, she is your gal! Adopting Scarlet is easy, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Damascus is a gorgeous and super-friendly 6-year-old chow mix who likely had a rough start. When he arrived at Little Shelter, he showed all the signs of being an outside dog, but that won’t stop him. Little Shelter’s staff has been working with him on a daily basis to help him acclimate to life in a home.

Now don’t be fooled by his colossal size, spend some time with him and you’ll realize he’s just a big baby! Whenever he sees his favorite staff and volunteer members he will talk to them asking for them to play with him. He enjoys going on leisurely walks where he can go at his own pace and explore his surroundings.

Damascus is a very laid-back guy who is content to just lay down at your feet and watch the birds or enjoy a good movie. He doesn’t require a lot of exercise and would be content with a fenced back yard where he can roll in the grass. If Damascus sounds like your type of guy, head in and meet him today! 

Chip is a gentle long-haired ginger kitty who is sure to capture your heart with his stunning crystal blue eyes. He enjoys getting affection and will wrap himself around your legs to get you to pet him. He loves finding warm sunny spots to curl up for his afternoon naps and likes to spend his time bird watching from the windows. 

For more information about adopting Damascus and Chip, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd., 631-368-8770.

Trooper

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

This curious little kitty is Trooper and he’s always looking for something to get into. He’s a funny boy who likes to follow people around making sure he’s first in line to get affection. Trooper loves to investigate his surroundings and look for new things to play with or places to crawl into. He’s sure to keep his family entertained with his outgoing behavior.

Ivy

Ivy is a sweet young cat who has a lot of playful energy. She loves people and is always trying to get visitors attention. When she’s not trying to get affection from visitors, Ivy can be found bird watching from the window shelf or playing with toys. She would be a great cat in any type of household and has and outgoing personality.

For more information about adopting Trooper and Ivy, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, or 631-651-9788. 

Duke

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

If you are looking for the perfect canine companion, you must check out Duke! He is an extra adorable 2-year-old boy who is on the search for his forever home. Duke came to the shelter in July 2017 and is now searching for his perfect match. Duke is 1,000 percent house trained, and is accustomed to car rides, bathing, nail trims and even teeth brushing! Duke is playful with other dogs and would be a great addition to homes looking for a second dog.

If you are interested in adopting Duke, please call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org 

Sasha

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

In a word, Sasha is heavenly. This 1-year-old beauty is so grateful for any attention offered to her. She’d do best in a calm home with affectionate caretakers.

Zeus

Five-year-old Zeus has had a rocky road to finding a loving home, yet has remained a charming, loyal friend. Zeus would do best in a quiet home (if there are children, older is better) and would thrive as an only pet. This gentle fellow has a heart condition that is managed with meds (and that is covered at cost through North Shore Animal League America’s accredited medical center.) A staff favorite, you are sure to fall in love with this orange sweetheart, too.

If you are interested in adopting Sasha or Zues, send an email to MikeS@animalleague.org.

And yes- North Shore Animal League America still has plenty of kittens and puppies rescued by their partners in North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Their Mobile Rescue Unit traveled south and transported the animals to their Port Washington campus. They’re ready to start new lives in their furrever homes, so head down and grab a new addition to your family!

Pancha

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS).

Meet Pancha (stripes) and her son Timmy (see below). They can be adopted together or separately. It takes Pancha a little time to warm up but once she does, she’s a sweet little thing. She’s playful and she loves to be petted. She enjoys sitting in the windowsill watching the world outside. Pancha has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations. She’s about 4 years old.

Timmy

Despite spending the first few years of his life on the streets, Timmy loves people. He is very playful and has lots of energy. PAWS has been working with toys and he seems to be a very fast learner, but he would do best in a home with no young children. Timmy has been neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations. He’s roughly 2 years old.

Smudge

Smudge was recently rescued from a TNR colony on Long Island. He’s just too sweet and tame for a life on the streets. He’s about 10 weeks old, neutered, litter trained, and up to date on vaccines. This adorable little guy is playful and cuddly and will surely steal your heart!

Luna

Meet sweet, petite Luna. Sweet Luna’s family move, but left her behind! She’s a solid grey beauty weighing in at about 6lbs. After living in the lap of her family for 2 ½ years, she was left behind when time came for them to move on. She needs a new family and a forever home this time. 

Smurf and Bean are two bonded brothers who need a home asap. They are beautiful, healthy purr machines, who are about 3-4 months old. They’ve been neutered, had their rabies vaccinations, and up to date on all vaccines. 

They are friendly and playful. You will often find them cuddling up and sleeping together. Their foster mom’s dog doesn’t like them, so they need to find a new home – how about yours

If you’d like more information about adopting Pancha, Timmy, Smudge, Luna, Smurf and Bean, please contact Kerry@paws-li.org, go to paws-li.org or Facebook page, or call 631-306-4616.

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

 

Pet Adoptions: How To Welcome A New Furry Friend

As many pet owners know, adopting a new cat or dog can be exciting and rewarding, but adding another can be stressful.

Nora Bevilacqua, manager of behavior and training at Bideawee, says that verbal and physical feedback are important during introductions.

“The human voice is a great asset when it comes to animals. It can help break up tension that is arising and reward any good behavior that is occurring,” she says. “If the dogs or cats are behaving appropriately, reward them with a ‘Yay, good boy/girl’ and soft petting. If the tension is rising, you can break that up with a simple ‘Hey, knock that off’ and separate them briefly.

“It’s very important never to yell at your pets,” she adds. “Aggression plus aggression could create more aggression.”

If you’re thinking about bringing home a new friend and already have a furry family member, here are some tips to make the merger easier.

THINK ABOUT DYNAMICS 

Has your pet been around another animal? For adopted kittens and puppies, oftentimes the answer is no. Not taking this into account can lead to animal depression, acting out, running away, and sometimes, illness. Most shelters/rescuers prefer, and often require, a meet-and-greet between your current pet and potential new one.  

TAKE IT SLOW

Some experts suggest letting cats sniff each other through closed doors for a week before allowing them to meet. After that, monitor behavior when they’re together, adjusting play/inclusion time accordingly. For dogs, allow ample time for the new pooch to sniff and roam your house while the current dog is away, and vice versa. If they seem calm, let them meet in a park with their leashes on. If it goes well, let the dogs sniff each other. Walk them home with your existing dog leading the way; let your existing dog enter the house first to invite the new dog in.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

What one pet gets, the other should too. Don’t let pets share treats or food to avoid fighting. Dogs should be fed at the same time and have the same opportunities, such as sleeping locations, toys, walks, etc. Cats should each have their own litter boxes. And don’t forget about giving equal attention. Favoring a new pet will distress the current pet.

KEEP CALM

Furry friendships do not develop immediately. Before adopting a pet, remember that it takes time for animals to become friends, and in some cases, it may never happen. It’s best to stay calm, expect challenges, and not get discouraged if things aren’t peachy right away. With patience and commitment, families will thrive.

Cat Named Oregano Among Spicy Pets Up For Adoption On Long Island

We all know there’s always plenty of animals up for adoption on Long Island, but did you know there’s some awesome animal adoption events taking place this weekend and next weekend too? Read about some wonderful cats and dogs available for adoption this week and where to find some terrific local events that benefit local homeless animals!

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Jackson is a 12-year-old Puggle mix, seeking a family of his own to spend his golden years with. This gentle boy enjoys going for walks but is more of a “lay back and relax” type of guy. Once you meet Jackson, he’s certain to run away with your heart.

Jackson loves spending time with people and sitting outside where he can greet visitors at the shelter and make new friends. He also enjoys rolling in the grass and snuggling at your side. If Jackson sounds like your kind of guy, stop into Little Shelter to meet him today!

Dingo

Dingo is a large white and tabby cat with an unusual face that makes him look like he’s squinting. He is a very affectionate boy who loves getting chin scratches and will follow his favorite staff members around. This guy is a gentle giant who is just looking for someone to love him and spoil him the way he deserves. 

Lola is a 5-year-old Lab/Pit mix who is a big mushy girl that just wants attention. She is always eager to get a back scratch. Lola feels a need to be very close with the people she loves. If she sits next to you she always needs to sit on your foot and lean into your side!

Her favorite thing in the world is rolling in warm, fresh from the dryer blankets. Lola’s favorite past time is running at top speed in Little Shelter’s dog park where she can let loose and get all her energy out. She’s a great dog and knows some of her basic commands, but is looking for a family who is committed to continuing her training and spending time with her.

For more information about adopting Jackson, Dingo and Lola, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, or 631-368-8770.

Bubba

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Bubba is a very mellow cat when you first meet him. He likes to lounge around on high shelves or cat trees. Once he learns to trust you, he can be very energetic, racing around the room and playing with whatever you throw at him.

He loves lounging by the door and getting fresh air from the open windows. He is also very protective of his family and expects to be rewarded with treats for his unconditional loyalty. Bubba is a sweet cat who would love to make your home his home, so head in and meet this cutie today!

Tinsel

Tinsel is a sweet girl who would love to be your best friend. She loves finding sunny spots to nap in and spends a lot of time hanging out in our enclosed decks. Tinsel enjoys playing with toys but seems to have a particular fondness of any toy in the color yellow. She loves getting treats of grilled chicken which one of our volunteers lovingly brings in for the kitties.

For more information about adopting Bubba and Tinsel, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, or 631-651-9788.

SERENA

 Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Serena is a 12-year-old gal but you wouldn’t know it. She’s as playful and spry as a kitten! The joy of adopting a senior is the gratitude they return to their heroes for giving them back the comforts of home they’ve missed. If the rewarding experience of adopting a senior is something you’d like to be a part of, please consider meeting this classy lady.

Simba

Meet Simba, this rather handsome a 5-year-old Terrier mix. He truly is a people dog and loves everyone he meets! He seeks out attention and will give you the same in return. He does great with other dogs and loves playing with new friends. He would do best with older kids and is looking for a patient and experienced pet parent.

If you are interested in meeting Serena or Simba, send an email to MikeS@animalleague.org.

North Shore Animal League America also has plenty of kittens and puppies rescued by their partners in North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Their Mobile Rescue Unit traveled south and transported the animals to their Port Washington campus.

They’re ready to start new lives in their furrever homes, so head down and grab a new addition to your family!

Missy

 Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Missy is a beautiful 3-year-old girl that loves to be pet and to sit on your lap. She is super sweet and gets along with other cats. Adopting Missy is easy, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Missy

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This adorable little lady is also named Missy. Donning a gorgeous obsidian and gold coat, a tiny little body, and brilliant eye brows, this 1-year-old cutie is just too charming for words. Bashful, but sweet, Missy is seeking a gentle, patient and equally loving home that will give her the time that she needs to become comfortable.

Once she sees that you are kind, she’ll happily hop into your lap for a snuggle. Weighing in at just around 15 pounds, she’s the ideal pup for any mature family that is seeking a smaller addition. If Missy has struck your fancy, check out her webpage.

Murphy

Everyone meet Murphy! He is one goofy, 3-year-old lovable boy who is full of sweetness and character. His affectionate nature is every bit as endearing as his quirky personality! Murphy is seeking a home that can appreciate him for the silly and lovable boy he is, and who can shower him with the TLC he deserves.

He also loves a good adventure, so anyone who enjoys hiking and sniffing out new trails would be a great match for him. In return, you can expect a faithful friend for life. If he sounds like the perfect fit for you, then check out his webpage.

Oregano

Looking to add a little spice to your life? Well look no further. Come and meet Oregano! He is a gorgeous kitten who certainly stands apart from the crowd. Boasting a gorgeous ivory coat with perfect tabby marking and large, exotic eyes, he certainly turns heads and melts hearts.

Doting and fun, Oregano truly encompasses only lovely qualities. All he needs is a home to call his own. If you’re interested in this sweet fellow, check out his webpage.

Fennel

This adorable and bright-eyed boy is named Fennel. Boasting stunning, exotic eyes, a rose-pink nose, and blazing white chest, he certainly is hard to miss. Fennel is only 4 months old, and more than just a pretty face, this sweet guy is also charming and doting to boot.

All he needs in life is a family that can return his affections to him. If this wonderful boy sounds perfect for you, check out his webpage.

For more information about adopting Missy, Murphy, Oregano and Fennel, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

EVENTS: This Saturday, September 29, North Shore Animal League America hosts its 2nd Annual WALK & WAG, a dog-friendly walk that brings two-legged and four-legged members of the animal-loving community together to raise funds and awareness to support its no-kill mission of animal rescue.

Individuals and Teams walk the 1.5-mile route to help save lives of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Walkers of all ages are welcome at this fun, family event. NSALA’s Mobile Adoption Unit will be on-site with adorable, adoptable animals. Festivities will include a Canine Agility Course, discounted Micro-Chipping Services, fair, Photo Stations and Prizes!

The event will take place at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

If you’re more of a gambler, head down to Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Supermarket Bingo on Friday, October 5, at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo is played from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue programs.

Bingo Prizes will include a variety of supermarket gift cards including BJs, Costco, Stew Leonard and more. Admission includes one Bingo card (set of four games), dessert and coffee/tea at intermission. There will be Basket, 50/50 and Lotto Tree Raffles. 

Additional cards, daubers, snacks, soda and hot dogs can be purchased separately at the event. Admission is $15 with limited seating. To purchase tickets online, check out Supermarket Bingo on lasthopeanimalrescue.org. For More Info, Call 516-455- 5370.  

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

 

12 Cats, Dogs You Will Fall In Love With

The official start of fall is here, which means it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors. And what better way to do so than with a new best friend?! Read all about how to adopt a new cat or dog right here!

Harry

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

There’s something very magical about Harry. This locally rescued black kitten waits patiently to be noticed as he sits quietly on his bed. Harry will fit wonderfully into every home setting – good with people and children, other pets or solo. Black cats bring so much love and magic into a home. 

Sally

Sally is an 8-month-old international rescue who has an insatiable desire to be around people. Perhaps a Shepherd/hound mix, this sweetheart wants nothing more than to romp around playing with toys and seeking affection from her favorite two-legged friends. She’s as smart as she is cute, and would do best in a home with a family that enjoys an active lifestyle!

For more info about meeting Harry and Sally (see what we did there?), please email Mike at MikeS@animalleague.org. 

Kitty

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

How fun would it be to go home every night and yell out “here, kitty kitty kitty” and an actual “Kitty” comes running to greet you? Well you are in look because Kitty is a handsome young boy looking for his forever home! He is super sweet and loves to be pet.

He was found in a truck yard, skinny and sick. Look at him now! Kitty is great with people and cats alike. It’s easy to adopt this little fella, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Elijah

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Elijah is a sweet-faced and charming little boy described as a happy-go-lucky spirit, who is just overflowing with love. Full of kisses and smiles for everyone he meets, it’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with him in but a glance! His golden coat, charming pink tongue, and warm-brownie colored eyes are only the icing on an already sweet cake.

It’s heart-breaking to know that he came into us positive for heartworm. Thankfully, he is in good hands, is undergoing treatment, and his sweet nature hasn’t been affected one bit by any of it. Bideawee will continue to pay for his treatments in his adoptive home, as long as it is done at Bideawee’s Animal Hospital in Westhampton.

He just needs a loving family and a soft place to rest his head until he’s fully healthy! If you have enough room in your heart & home for Elijah, check out his webpage.

Sesame

Meet Sesame! He’s an outgoing and charming young guy who is enamored with life. Not to mention, he’s also quite handsome to behold! Boasting a golden-caramel coat, and equally brilliant eyes, it’s hard not to swoon over Sesame. He is seeking an active, loving, and mature family who will give him the time that he needs to adjust to a home.

Sesame is full of spirit and play, and needs someone who can keep up with his active lifestyle! If this handsome fellow sounds perfect for you, then check out his webpage.

Mimi

Mimi is a 1-year-old gal that came to Bideawee after being found by a Good Samaritan. She was very pregnant and needed a safe place to go. After arriving at Bideawee, she gave birth to a healthy litter of five kittens and took excellent care of them.

They’re all grown and adopted now, but after doing such a good job caring for them, mom more than deserves a home to call her own to give her the same TLC! If you’d like to give Mimi the loving family she’s been looking for, check out her webpage.

Burrito

Just 5-months-old, Burrito is a charming kitty and one of the more suave cats you’ll ever meet. Donning what seems to be a permanent grin, upon a gorgeously painted face with chartreuse eyes and a rose-pink nose, it would hard to be any more gifted in looks! Burrito is every bit as sweet and playful as he is good-looking. Come and get wrapped up in Burrito today. See his webpage.

For more information about adopting Elijah, Sesame, Mimi and Burrito, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Polly

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Polly is a 9-year-old Doxy mix, whose name means “wished for.” This Polly is definitely wishing for a forever home and someone to love. Intelligent, curious, loyal and brave, this girl has a playful spirit and will keep you entertained with her sense of humor. FYI: sleeping under the covers is in the Dachshund Bill of Rights! Stop by and meet Polly today and make both of your wishes come true!

Oreo

Oreo is a super sweet silver senior kitty at Little Shelter who loves to snuggle. This little old man only wants to sleep in your lap or be held in your arms. Oreo seeks out attention from staff and volunteers, following them around with soft mews begging for affection. He loves getting treats of turkey and chicken which our volunteers bring in to spoil him. Now in his golden years, he wishes to be in a home where he can spend his days napping in a sunny window and spending time with his special someone.

For more information about adopting Polly and Oreo, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, or 631-368-8770.

Ariel

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Ariel is a pretty pastel calico tabby with a lot of energy and who loves to play with toys and chase laser pointers. Ariel will come when you call her name, always looking to get affection from visitors. In the evening she likes to curl up and cuddle with volunteers because she thinks snuggles are the best. If you are looking for a kitty who will want to be in the center of the action in your home and keep you laughing with silly antics, Ariel is the girl for you!

Buffy

Buffy is shy girl who loves to do yoga, you can always find her stretching in crazy poses. She likes to cuddle on people’s lap and would be the perfect kitty to sleep with you at night. She adores children who know how to be gentle and wants a forever home that she will have someone to play with.

For more information about adopting Ariel and Buffy, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788. Call for more information on adopting these cuties today!

Frankie

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

SENIOR ALERT: Frankie is 12 1/2 years young and is very much in need of a loving home. Sadly, Frankie came in as an owner surrender. They didn’t want to give him up, but they had no choice. Frankie is in need of a loving, savvy home with adults only. His previous owners said he is house trained, crate trained and even said to have saved the wife from intruders when he was much younger. He even knows a bunch of commands. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to see Frankie, in his golden years, without a  home and truly hope he doesn’t have to wait too long before he finds a new forever family.

If you are interested in adopting sweet Frankie, please call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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