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7 Dogs, Cats That Will Warm Your Home, Heart

With so many cute dogs and cats available for adoption this week, it’s hard to choose which one to take home. Read all about how to adopt some of the cutest cats and dogs on Long Island right here!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Brynn

Meet this Shelter Director’s Pet of the week, Brynn, a gorgeous 8-year-old Pit mix who has been a resident of the Little Shelter since June 2017. She is a true cuddle bug who loves snuggling up with her favorite people. She enjoys playing with stuffed toys and going on nice walks through the woods.

For the month of February, Brynn’s adopter will be sent home with a month’s supply of food (which she loves), a great big basket of toys, a big fluffy dog bed, a free vet visit and specially priced adoption fee, so long as the adopter meets all Little Shelter adoption standards. She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and microchipped! 

Murry

Murry is a sweet 11-year-old Poodle mix with lots of love to give. While he enjoys spending much of the day napping, he loves going on walks and making new friends. He even has a special little hop dance he does to get people to pet him-it doesn’t get much cuter than that!! This sweet, happy-go-lucky boy would be a great companion for anyone.

Peanut

This humble fellow is Peanut, who originally arrived at the Little Shelter with his two brothers when their owner passed away. Both his brothers have since been adopted and now it’s Peanuts turn to find his forever home. Peanut loves getting affection, especially chin scratches and will look up at you with pleading eyes to cuddle with him.

He is a quiet cat despite his larger size and very nimble jumping up the cat trees to take a nap. He has spent almost his entire life in a home and would be a great companion to any lucky family. Come to Little Shelter and meet this adorable chunk of love today!

For more information on adopting Brynn, Murry or Peanut, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd., Huntington.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Suge

At 2 1/2 years old, Suge sure has been through a lot and he is surely ready for life to get good! Suge came to the shelter as a stray in June 2016. Poor Suge required emergency surgery because he had a corn on the cob in his digestive track that was causing him major issues.

He was returned to his owner, only to be surrendered to us because  they couldn’t afford him. As per his previous owner, he is house-trained and crate trained and knows the
commands “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “come”. Suge is also friendly with people and is said to have lived with  people of all ages. Suge is such a good boy that he is currently an office dog, and is as sweet as pie!

He is very quiet, doesn’t mind being in crate, and just LOVES attention and affection. Suge will need slow  intros with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Suge, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Suds

How cute is Suds?! Suds (reference #170586) came to the shelter as a stray in mid-October. He is a white and black very handsome male that is now neutered and up to date on all his vaccines.

He also has a microchip so he will never be lost again. When he came to the shelter he was very scared but after some TLC, he has made such a turnaround and now he loves to be with people. Suds is only 3 years old and would love to be with a family he can finally call his own. 

Spanky

Little Spanky (reference #180022) was found as a stray and brought to the shelter in mid-January. It was one of the very cold nights and he was crying and sitting all alone. Thankfully a good Samaritan brought him to the shelter.

Spanky is estimated to be just about 2 years old. He is a happy, healthy, domestic short haired male that has been given the VIP treatment like any animal that comes to the Town of Oyster Bay Animal shelter. Spanky even gets along great with other cats too. He is ready to find a warm, safe place that he can call home so head down and visit this cutie pie today!

For more information about adopting Suds or Spanky, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

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

This 7-year-old stunner is none other than Tutu (reference #BF1345). Tutu was locally rescued and is waiting patiently for her human. This tortie hopes for an experienced cat parent who will patiently navigate her through the transition to her true home, one with older children and no other pets. She will rule your heart if you offer her a safe place to spend her forever in a loving home.

For more information on how to get toasty with Tutu, email Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

These Pets Want To Be Your Valentine

There are plenty of super-cute dogs and cats available for adoption on Long Island this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Read all about how to adopt them right here!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Tucker

Attention Beagle lovers! Tucker, who arrived at Last Hope from Kentucky, has already encountered both the cruelest and kindest of humanity is his short little life. Tucker needed his front toes amputated after being caught in a barbaric leghold trap in Kentucky. Thankfully, at just 1 year old, he is okay and is ready to find peace in his new forever home. Please consider adopting Tucker and providing him with the love he truly deserves!

For more information on adopting Tucker, please contact Last Hope at www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Gypsy

Sweet Gypsy (reference #170721) was found as a stray in Oyster Bay in mid-December. She is a gorgeous 4-year-old pit bull described as a fun-loving, playful doggie that really just wants a home of her own. A shelter is not the best place for this lady, and since she’s spayed and up to date on her shots, she’s ready to go home with you today!

If you already have a pooch at home, please note the shelter requires a meet prior to adoption. Why not open your heart and home, and give a girl a shot at having a great life today?

For more information about adopting Gypsy, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

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

Toasty

How adorable is Toasty (Reference # R157504)? This 6-year-old pup recently arrived at North Shore’s adoption center when her family could no longer take care of her. This beautiful lady has needed time to adjust to her new digs, and now that she’s all settled in-it’s official…she is nothing but adorable! Toasty’s ideal home is a quiet one with older children who can appreciate her need for tranquility.

As the only pet, she will shine brightly and be a delightful companion. Toasty loves basking in the sunshine and lounging with her humans. She’s missing a home of her own, but you can help her with that by taking her into yours. Together, you’ll quickly learn what happily ever after truly means!

For more information on how to get toasty with Toasty, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

7 Rescued Pets Looking for the Purrfect Home

Cleo

With so many cute cats and dogs available for adoption, it can be hard to choose the purrfect pet. Read about some of the most adorable animals available for adoption this week right here!

Available for adoption at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh

Cleo is a sweet love who was found as a stray in June and brought to a local animal hospital, who then called the shelter to pick her up. A beautiful and sweet 6-year-old pit mix, Cleo has been given the honor of the coveted office dog title. She spends her day in the shelters office as quiet as a mouse.

When she is out of the crate, she is playful and a joy to be with and always up for a nice walk. She is also spayed, house trained and social with other dogs. Head on down to the shelter and scoop this sweat pea up today!

If you are interested in adopting Cleo, call 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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

Mazel

Three-year-old Mazel (reference # R165340) has been waiting to be discovered. Mazel is one smart cookie and knows the right human is worth waiting for. Mazel can feel overwhelmed by a busy setting, but she thrives with cat-experienced people who can understand her need for space, and they will be rewarded with loving head bumps too.

Mazel loves to play and really loves catnip—it brings out her kitten crazies! Mazel’s ideal setting is a home with children 12 and up and no other pets. It’s in this peaceful setting that her true zest for life emerges. If you are looking to share your quiet home with a furry loved one, please email dorits@animalleague.org.

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Tux

Tux’s name says it all for this handsome little Tuxedo cat. Tux (reference #170565) has spent his whole kitten-hood living at the shelter which is really a shame, since Tux is described as playful, handsome and lovable. Tux would make a great addition to any family. Tux is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and microchipped. Can you help grant Tux his wish for his very own family?

Nosey

Nosey is the adorably cute kitty with amazing facial features. Nosey (reference #180003) is just 8 months old and was surrendered to the shelter when her owner couldn’t care for her any longer. Named Nosey for obvious reasons, Nosey is a gorgeous domestic short haired female tuxedo cat that is ready to find her new home where she can begin her new life.

Nosey is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and microchipped. Why not head down to the shelter and adopt this cutie today?

For more information about adopting Tux or Nosey, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Available for adoption through Fur Friends in Need

This volunteer-run and foster-based nonprofit animal rescue organization focuses on Monmouth County, NJ, and Staten Island. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals that are ailing, abused and abandoned. Their volunteers are amazing and so are their animals!

Riley

This week they have Riley up for adoption. At just 5 months old, Riley would make the perfect pet for your home. She’s described as a great little girl whose good with kids, other cats and dogs too.

Tito

You can also meet Tito. This handsome little fella is just 5 months old and described as a total lovebug. Did I mention he’s also great with kids, cats, and other dogs too?

Queenie

And check out Queenie! She was picked up as a stray, spayed and updated with all vaccinations. Queenie is 2 years old and great with kids, cats and dogs. She is described as a super sweet gal, so why not reach out for more info today?

For more information about adopting Riley, Tito and Queenie, contact Fur Friends in Need at furfriendsinneed.com and mention Long Island Press.

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

7 Dogs, Cats That Want to Come Home With You

Cold winter months bring overcrowded shelters on Long Island, but adopting,
not shopping for your new best friend can help.

Here are some of the many adorable animals that are available for adoption this week.

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

If what you’re looking for is tall, dark and handsome, then William is your guy! He is
the coolest, making an excellent dinner partner or equally happy to just take a stroll in
the park with you. William would prefer to have all of your attention and in turn will be
your devoted companion and love you forever. Charm is a lovely girl who loves to be pet and will meow at you until you give her some attention and much-needed love. Her favorite part of the cattery is in the kitchen on one of the shelves. As soon as someone walks into the cattery, Charm is right there at their feet meowing…waiting to be loved. She is also a very good eater as she loves her wet food and treats. So, if you’re looking for someone loves to be pet and loved then Charm is your girl.Mila is a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix who is described as a spunky little senior who seeks attention from anyone she meets. She comes right up to the staff and begs for them to pick her up since she loves to be held! Who could resist such an adorable face? Her happy-go-lucky nature can put a smile on anybody’s face.

For more information on adopting William, Charm and Mila, please call the Little Shelter
at 631-368-8770, or stop in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

Midnight

Look at this handsome tuxedo cat! Midnight (reference number D48165) is a healthy 7-year-old boy who arrived at the shelter this past summer. Midnight has proved a million ways to the moon and back that he loves loves loves humans very much, but isn’t much of a fan of furry friends. This loveable fella would make a wonderful loyal companion to any cat experienced human.

Midnight loves to play, but loves snuggling with his besties even more! On his wish list is a quiet place with older children who can give him the space and confidence he needs to thrive in his new home. If you or someone you know can give Midnight his very own lap to spend forever on, please contact the North Shore Animal League at Sonias@animalleague.org today!

Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Jesse

Jessie is a girl after my own heart! As the owner of a Retriever/Pointer, I can tell you
these dogs are the best around! Jessie is described as a sweet gal who is shy around new folks. Jessie would definitely benefit from multiple visits by a potential adopter because once she becomes comfortable with you, you have a friend for life! Jessie would do best in an adult home that would give her all the comfort and assurance she needs. Trust me- you will love making Jessie your new best friend!

Peppa

Peppa is quite a catch! This 4-year-old “low-rider” American Staffordshire Terrier is so
low to the ground that when she is sniffing something her belly almost touches the floor!
Peppa likes to go for long walks on the shelter’s nature trail or enjoys a nice scratching
session by her person. Peppa is an affectionate and funny dog that would like to be the
only pet in the home.

Call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Jessie and Peppa.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Charlotte

As a cat lover and former Russian Blue mix owner, I can agree that 4-year-old
Charlotte would make a super awesome best feline friend to any family! Charlotte’s
owner recently passed away leaving Charlotte no choice but to become a resident at Last Hope. Charlotte has lived with other cats and even two dogs so she would work well in a multi-pet house. Sweet Charlotte is FIV positive, but that won’t stop her from living a long, full life! Don’t miss your opportunity to take this gorgeous gal home today.

For more information on adopting Charlotte, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at
lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

Shelter Dogs, Cats Want to Cuddle Up With You

Few things in life are better than snuggling up to a furry friend when it’s cold outside!

Long Island shelters and rescue groups have tons of dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and breeds that are just waiting to find their forever home. Read about some of the adorable animals that are available for adoption this week!

Due to current freezing temperatures and inclement weather, if you see an animal outside and in distress, please contact the Nassau or Suffolk SPCA or local authorities right away! These weather conditions can be fatal for our furry friends!

Maggie

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Check out this real cutie pie! Maggie is a 3-year-old gal who came to the shelter as a stray, not that you can tell. This gal is super sweet and ready to find her forever home! Maggie already knows the commands “sit,” “come” and “paw” and is house trained and crate trained!

Maggie is a good girl who stays quiet in her crate and is friendly with everyone who comes in to meet her. She needs slow intros with other dogs, so if you already have another dog, you could be in luck with Maggie!

Brains and Beauty describe Cleo, the sassy 6-year-old Pittie mix who really needs a forever family! Cleo was brought to the shelter as a stray in this past June, quite thin and not in the best shape. Cleo had a lump on her tail that ultimately required partial tail removal.

But that didn’t stop this girl. She is social (definitely more relaxed when she’s out of her kennel) and is house broken, loves playing with toys, walks well on a leash and would do best with children 13 years old and above. Cleo is a true rescue that would make a great addition to your family!

If you are interested in adopting Maggie or Cleo, call 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email them adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Damascus

Meet Damascus! This gorgeous 5-year-old chow mix is super friendly and looking for a family that would enjoy going on hikes in the woods and spending time playing with him outside. His favorite toy is a large ball which he loves to carry around in his mouth. All Damascus asks is that he be the only four-legged king of the castle. Please consider opening your home to this handsome gentle giant, you won’t be sorry!

Peanut

Peanut is a humble fella who originally arrived at the Little Shelter with his two brothers when their owner passed away. Both his brothers have since been adopted and now Peanut is the last one waiting for his new family to find him. Peanut loves getting affection (especially chin scratches) and will look up at you with pleading eyes to cuddle with him.

Peanut is a quiet cat despite his larger size and very nimble jumping up the cat trees to take a nap. He has spent his entire life in a home until last year, and would love nothing more than a forever home of his own. Why not head down and meet this adorable chunk of love today!

Bailey

Bailey is an ultra-sweet little kitten who loves to spend time curled up in warm soft blankets. He loves turkey and chasing a laser with his kitty friends at Little Shelter. He would do best in a multi-cat household as the other kitties could help him get use to new surroundings. He is very sweet, enjoying getting his chin scratched and the occasional belly rub too!

For more information on adopting Damascus, Peanut and Bailey, please call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or stop in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

Sky

Attention Kitty Lovers…do we have a treat for you! Star and Sky are very special to the North Shore Animal League America Family, so special that they became Sponsor Cats! Because these bonded sisters arrived this summer with minor medical conditions, they were nominated to be part of a special program which guarantees their medical care will be covered for life at the Alex Lewyt Medical Center in Port Washington.

These 2-year-old females are doing great and very ready to be part of a permanent family. Sky, the introvert, watches her much braver sister frolic in playgroups, and sometimes she’ll even have the courage to join in. Both sisters love lounging together in comfy beds or by windowsills, but Star’s favorite place to be is in her human friends’ laps. These beauties are waiting for you to offer them your heart. You’ll be very glad you did!

Please contact the North Shore Animal League at Sonias@animalleague.org for more information on adopting Star and Sky!

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Buster

Who’s that lean, mean, handsome machine? Why, it’s Buster (reference #170668)! Buster is a 3-year-old neutered male shepherd mix that was surrendered to the shelter due to a family hardship. His family felt that the best life for their dog would be with new owners who could love and care for Buster the way any animal should be cared for.

Buster is a highly social and energetic dog that gets along with other dogs and children. He is a big boy weighing 66 pounds and loves to run and play with toys. A meet and greet is always required if you already have another dog at. Please come to the shelter to meet Buster today!

For more information about adopting Buster, please call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

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

4 Pets That Want to Warm Your Home This Winter

It’s freezing outside, and nothing warms your heart and home better than a new best furry friend.

Long Island shelters and rescue groups have tons of dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and breeds that are just waiting to find their forever home. Read about some of the adorable animals that are available for adoption this week!

Due to current freezing temperatures and inclement weather, if you see an animal outside and in distress, please contact the NCSPA or local authorities right away! These weather conditions can be fatal for our furry friends!

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

French

Meet French! This handsome 3-year-old Van mix was rescued just in time from a local municipal shelter. French is happiest in a quiet environment as the only pet. He can be sensitive at times, but a cat-experienced human will know exactly what he needs to thrive: ear rubs and kindness! Please contact the North Shore Animal League at Sonias@animalleague.org for more information on adopting French.

Dash

Dash is a 10-year-old healthy senior who has needed our loving care to mend his broken heart. After his owner passed away, he had a hard time adjusting to all the changes in his life, but with the help of his nurturing foster parents, he is responding to patience and consistency. Dash’s ideal home is a quiet one with no other cats or children under the age of 16 years and he has coexisted with dogs before.

If you have room in your heart to welcome a shy senior who craves being someone’s furry friend, please email dorits@animalleague to find out how you can meet this handsome guy and make him yours!

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Laney

If you are in search of a lovely lady, roughly 2-to-3 years old that will warm your heart and soul, meet Laney! Laney (reference #170110) has been at the Town of Oyster Bay Shelter since March of 2017, and staff and volunteers are unsure as to why! Found as a stray, Laney is a gorgeous and friendly pit mix who is adored by staff and would love nothing more than a home of her own. Why not head down for a meet-and-greet and see what everyone is raving about?!

For more information about adopting Laney, please call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at (516) 677-5784.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Reilly

Sweet Reilly was rescued as a 5-week-old kitten when he was abandoned by his owner outside of his Deer Park house. Not sure who would do this to such a sweet kitty, but thankfully Reilly was rescued and now at approximately 6 months old, Reilly is ready to find a caring forever family to love. While Reilly has scarring from a bad eye infection when he was tiny, and probably some vision loss in that eye, neither issues seem to hamper his “purrsonality “.

Reilly is known as a sociable fellow who gets along with other cats. He shares a cat condo with his brother Kennedy who is also available at Last Hope.

For more information on adopting Reilly and/or Kennedy, or any of the wonderful animals available for adoption at Last Hope, please check out their website at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

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

7 Dogs and Cats That Need Homes for New Year

Hans

Long Island shelters and rescue groups have tons of dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and breeds that are just waiting to find their forever home. Read about some of the adorable animals that are available for adoption this week!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Handsome Hans is an energetic 1-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. He is very loving and outgoing, always looking to play and getting ready for the next big adventure. Hans loves to be on the go, out exploring the trails on his walks or running around with toys in the dog pens. He’s very clever and would do great in obedience classes with a family who’s dedicated to him.

Pookie

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.

Harrison

Harrison is the adorable white-and-black kitten who loves belly rubs! Harrison gets along great with other cats and is an active player enjoying lasers, kitty dancers, catnip toys and tunnels. Harrison is very sweet and will lay down in front of his favorite staff asking for a tummy rub when they come to visit him. He is known to look out for the smaller kittens in the cattery, running over to check their okay if he hears one crying.

For more information on adopting Hans, Pooky or Harrison, please call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or come in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Nelson

Nelson (reference #170678) is an adorable 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Mix that was surrendered to the shelter because his owner was unable to take care of him anymore. Nelson is up to date on all of his vaccines, and would do best in a home with older children. Nelson was an only pet so if you are thinking of adopting this sweet fella and you have another dog, the shelter requires a meet and greet. Nelson sure does hope that someone might read this and be looking for a small dog just like him!

Chip

Chip (reference #170690) is a friendly and fun 3-year-old Chihuahua who was surrendered to the shelter as his owner could no longer care for him. Chip weighs 8 pounds, is very friendly, loves to be part of the crowd and loves his little pillow bed. Chip is now neutered, up to date on all his vaccines and micro-chipped.

He is such a handsome little guy that definitely needs to find himself a home where he will be an important part of his new family. He is a people person for sure and should be an only dog. We hope you can share Chip’s story that he is waiting in the shelter for the next chapter in his life to begin.

For more information about adopting Nelson and Chip, please call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Misty

If you’re wondering who this gorgeous looking dog is, Misty was recently DNA tested and she came back as a Chow Chow, Jindo, German Shepherd, and American Staffordshire Terrier mix! Misty is 5 years old and is an affectionate dog who can sometimes be wary of strangers at first. Once she warms up, you have a friend for life!

She loves long walks on the trail and petting sessions. Misty would do best in an adult home as the only pet in the house.

Pablo

Pablo is a 1-year-old Pit Bull mix who came to the shelter as a stray last year. He is an energetic and fun pup, who loves chasing and trading tennis balls with staff and volunteers. Pablo is a quick study, eager to learn his basic commands for treat rewards.

He’s a go anywhere, do anything kind of companion. He likes the company of other dogs, but needs a canine companion that can match his exuberance. He would do best in an active home dedicated to continuing his training.

Please call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Misty and Pablo.

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

Meet 10 Dogs, Cats Seeking Homes for The Holidays

Diamond

There are so many adorable animals available for adoption on Long Island, but this time of year, experts remind us that animals come with many responsibilities and the person receiving them as a gift may not be prepared to adequately care for the animal.

The reality is that a pet is a serious long-term responsibility and the decision to include a pet into any home should come only after careful consideration. Please don’t just “get a pet for the kids,” unless you are prepared for a lifetime commitment.

In addition, the Nassau County SPCA reminds us to start your search at your local town animal shelter. You’ll find dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, colors, temperaments and personalities at your local shelter.

Want a high-energy ball player to be your activity partner? How about a low-key but lovable lug to snuggle with on the couch? Shelter staff and volunteers can counsel you and your family on the best pet to fit your lifestyle.

By giving a home to a shelter or rescue animal, you save a life and create space for another needy animal, helping to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless animals in your community. There may not be a greater gift for homeless animals than to open your heart and home to them.

So, ready for a new best friend? Read all about how to adopt one right here!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Diamond is a bright and shinning senior pit mix who so desperately needs a new home. She was surrendered by her owner because they could no longer care for her. Staff and volunteers are all heartbroken for this sweet gal who lived in the same home for her entire life, and now finds herself alone and homeless.

Diamond is 9 1/2 years old, 65 pounds, and happens to have the most gorgeous brownish-reddish fur and the cutest floppiest ears that we’ve ever seen. Her previous owner, said Diamond is house trained, knows the commands “sit,” “stay,” and “come” and is afraid of thunder and fireworks. Diamond is very friendly with people, and would love nothing more than to make her way back into a home as fast as possible.

If you are interested, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email at adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Xavier

Xavier is a young adult cat at the Little Shelter cattery. He is a fun-loving, energetic boy who is always looking for something to do. He loves playing with cat dancers, lasers, getting into boxes and cuddling with his favorite people. He is an active cat who wants to be part of the action and always be the center of attention.

Clancy

Clancy is an adorable 11-year-old Lhasa Apso! He has been a resident of Little Shelter since May 2016 and is still waiting to find his furever family to share his golden years with. He is an energetic boy who loves going on walks and playing with his friends. He is also a snuggle-bug with those he trusts.

Rosalinda

Rosalinda is described as a very sweet and energetic tuxedo kitten who is looking for a furever home. She was born blind, but that doesn’t stop her from running around, jumping onto the couch, playing with other kittens, toys and more. She is very active and talkative, using call and response to follow the staff around the cattery. Rosalinda loves being a part of whatever is going on and actively seeks out attention.

For more information on adopting Xavier, Clancy and Rosalinda, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit them at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington. 

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

Grover

At just about 3 years old, Grover is a male Shepard/Doberman mix who loves cuddling and snuggling up to his human friends. He will do almost anything for food and has learned “sit,” “down” and even “stay” for treats! He loves to play fetch with his favorite toys and roll around in the grass when he needs to relax. Grover’s dislikes include thunderstorms, city streets, and fireworks. He prefers sunny days and quiet homes. As a food lover, he’s learning how to share his food.

Coco

Coco is a gorgeous 3-year-old female Terrier/Shepard mix, who loves hugs and kisses and long walks! Shelter life is hard, so she loves socializing and playing with humans, and going for long walks. She gets a kick out of playing with different food dispensing toys that keep her busy and happy. She is not a fan of confinement or being crated for long periods of time.

Also, she has some bladder inconsistencies which makes it difficult for her to hold it in for long hours. She has made some progress, but will continue to need more attention for potty times. She could really use a forever home ASAP.

Contact the North Shore Animal League America at Sonias@animalleague.org for more information on adopting Grover and Coco!

Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:

Nelson

Nelson (reference #170678) is the adorable 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier Mix that was surrendered to the shelter because his owner was unable to take care of him any longer. Nelson is an awesome dog who would do best in a home with older children. He is used to being an only pet, so if you are thinking of adopting Nelson and you already have another dog, the shelter requires a meet and greet. Nelson is really hoping to find a forever home for the holidays, so head on down to the shelter and scoop this little man up today!

Laney

Sweet Laney (reference #170110) has been at the shelter since March…that’s 9 long months of waiting for her forever family. While the staff is head-over-heels for her, they would love for her to find a permanent family ASAP. Laney is approximately 2-3 years old and is as sweet as sugar. Why not head down and meet this gal today?!

For more information about adopting Nelson and Laney, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Athena

Poor Athena…this sweet 8-year-old pit bull/bull terrier mix was brought to the shelter when her owner passed away and no one was able to care for her. Athena is a doll who can be shy at first but once she warms up to you, she loves nothing more than to bring you her favorite thing: tennis balls! Athena loves the trail and walks calmly, but look out because this nutty gal always tries to chase the squirrels! Athena likes to get all the attention and would prefer to be an only pet in the house.

Maxine

Maxine is a 6-year-old American Bulldog who came to the shelter after her family had to move to a place that does not allow pets. Maxine is an easy-going girl that is looking for a new companion to go on leisurely strolls with and hang out with on the couch. That’s not asking for too much…Maxine just wants a new forever family that will love her unconditionally. To boot, Maxine enjoys the company of other dogs and would do best in adult home.

Call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Athena and Maxine.

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Snickers Among Dogs, Cats Seeking Long Island Homes

Snickers

Two cats and a pup is this week’s theme for adorable animals looking for their forever homes. Meet Kittie, Callisto and Snickers, who would all make great additions to your family today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh is Snickers. This bubbly Hound/Shepherd is under a year old and is full of energy. Snickers was found as a stray and brought to the Brookhaven Town Shelter, when Last Hope found him and scooped him up. Snickers is a great pooch who likes other dogs and would do best with kids over 10. If interested in meeting cutie, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or better yet, pop in for a visit at 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

Kittie

Kittie is a gorgeous gal, just about 10 months old who is just as sweet as can be. Kittie is a great greeter when you come home, and enjoys nothing more than a good snuggle and relaxation. Kittie is described as the purrfect Kittie and is available for adoption today! For more information, please contact her foster, Daisy, at 718-663-1737 or email her at daisy9892@gmail.com

Callisto

And here’s Callisto! This handsome little fella is only 4 months old and is as sweet as can be. He is quite a friendly gentleman who happens to love a good belly rub whenever he can get one. If that’s not cute enough, Callisto enjoys being held like a baby too, making him the perfect fit for any home. For more information on adopting Callisto, please contact Daisy at 718-663-1737 or email her at daisy9892@gmail.com

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

Cat Brothers Luke and Jake Seeking Forever Homes

Cat brothers Jake and Luke.

Patsy and brothers Jake and Luke are in search of their forever homes this week. 

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh is pretty Patsy! A sweet,-medium sized gal weighing in at just around 35 lbs., Patsy will win you over with her gorgeously soft brown eyes and affectionate personality. At 4 years young, Patsy has a heart of gold and can’t wait to meet you.

Don’t let her slightly timid personality fool you, once she gets to know you she will melt your heart! Patsy will make the perfect pet companion for someone who sees her perfect pup potential so check out her webpage and head on down to meet her today! lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Patsy

Also, double the felines and double the fun! Across the street at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, you’d be pleased to meet super siblings, Jake and Luke, two brothers in need of one home!

Jake and Luke are both 14 years young and were surrendered by their owner due to divorce. Luke is said to be affectionate, playful a total mush. Jake’s owner said he is a little lazy (aww), but totally sweet. They are both used to living with adults and children.

Luke and Jake are very bonded and they must get adopted together. These two brothers are currently hanging out in the shelter’s cattery with other cats, and doing well. Please contact the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220 or visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. You can also email at adoption@tohmail.org.

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