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Animals Available For Adoption on Long Island

Come on, Long Island — this is the purrfect time of year to adopt a new best friend! Take a hike, open a window (screen down of course), but don’t do it alone — any one of these amazing cats and dogs would love to be by your side now and forever.

And if you can’t adopt but wish to help animals in need, the Nassau County SPCA is seeking donations to help with the rescue of more than 59 cats at a hoarder house in Bellmore. Trapping is still active and numbers are expected to keep rising. Most, if not all cats, have eye and respiratory issues and are in need of immediate medical attention. Please consider making a donation towards their care here: nassaucountyspca.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Chris

Two-year-old Chris (Adoption #FTF05) may seem like a shy guy to new friends, but his calm, quiet energy has been quite therapeutic to his shyer roommates. Rescued locally, Chris now awaits the opportunity to become someone’s best friend in the comfort of the great indoors. Although tentative in new situations, a peaceful home with children 12 years and older, and a patient, experienced adult will guide him through a smooth transition. Because Chris shines when he’s with his cat friends, we’re seeking a confident cat in the home to mentor him. Chris politely accepting treats in exchange of blinkies is all you’ll need to welcome him into your heart!

Gizelle

When Gizelle (Adoption #NCR5932) first arrived this spring, she needed assurance that she was indeed safe. Time in a sunny room with respectful cat friends and human cheerleaders has brought out the fun-loving Gizelle everyone all come to enjoy. This terrific, two-year-old tabby can still be cautious in new situations, but a family with experienced adults and children ages six and above will quickly learn how to delight her with playtime and treats. Most of all, Gizelle longs to sun herself by windows, content in knowing she’s safe and sound. We can’t wait for her to discover the windows in your home and know what it means to be a cherished member of the family!

Maggie and Lizza

**Double Adoption** Maggie (Adoption #H210433) and Lizza (Adoption #H210433) were discovered wandering around Far Rockaway when their rescuer offered them a safer life off the streets. Although it took some purrsuading, these devoted 2-year-old sisters are now fully embracing life inside Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, quite the upgrade from fending for themselves outside. You’ll find them eager to greet new friends—feline and human alike! They’re always hoping it’s treats, but they’re happy to settle for ear rubs and playtime. After a difficult start, Maggie and Lizza would benefit from an experienced home with children age six and older who will help them settle into yet another new lifestyle — being part of her first family!

Jerry Klein

**Senior Alert** Twelve-year-old Jerry Klein (Adoption #H210439) enjoyed his entire life with a devoted human and a house full of feline companionship. But when his beloved human passed away recently, he found himself needing our help. NSALA moved Jerry and his friends into a sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center and have provided them all the comforts he feared losing when he lost his home. The bravest of his family, Jerry was the first to open up his heart to the possibilities that great days are ahead for him. He’s shown his shyer friends that there’s hope ahead and safety in their daily lives. NSALA would love to find Jerry a quiet home with children 10 years and older who will embrace him with all the ear rubs and treats he demands. While he makes a fabulous friend to the cats, his true power is making his human feel like a super hero!

Mimi

Momma Mimi (Adoption #BF3786) put her life on pause as she tended to her kittens. This magnificent four-year-old lady was rescued from outside and given a quiet space to be nurtured herself, which she’s come to appreciate as a far better alternative to the life she had before. NSALA is making sure Mimi never has to worry about caring for herself again. She’s rewarded NSALA efforts with an effervescent purrsonality, thrilled to discover new experiences with unbridled enthusiasm. Because Mimi is still working out her relationship with humans, a predictable home with older children will be a great introduction to life as a cherished member of the family. She’s shown everyone that she wants her humans all to herself, so a home as the only pet will ensure her happiness. If you’ve had cats before, you’re going to quickly recognize how wonderful it is to be loved by a friend who knows she’s been rescued!

Alice

There’s a lot to love about Alice  (Adoption #NCI2299) — not just her oversized tummy but also her life-of-the-party cattitude! This 2-year-old beauty came to NSALA through their sister shelter in Glen Falls, NY and she’s hoping the move downstate opens up new opportunities for a fun, party lifestyle she’s interested in purrsuing. Looking for someone to brighten your day and fill your home with laughter? Alice is looking for invitation to your heart and home!

You can visit any one of these adorable adoptables at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center or contact DoritS@animalleague.org to learn more about the adoption process today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Mandy

Cuteness Alert! Mandy is a 6-month-old Lab/Hound pup from a crowded Georgia shelter. Mandy is truly the perfect pup for a family. She loves kids and has that perfect amount of fun puppy energy! If you’re looking to add some fun and some love to your home, check out lasthopeanimalrescue.org for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Valentina

Valentina is a 5-year-old Female Shih Tzu Mix who lived a sheltered early life. She is learning to come out of her shell and blossom into her own. She came to the Animal Shelter when her previous owner realized that she could no longer provide her with the care she needs to live her best life. Valentina deals with chronic dry eye and skin infections, and a potential owner will need to be comfortable with providing her with eye drops, medicated baths and visits to the veterinarian. This extra bit of effort is absolutely worth it as Valentina is a total sweetheart who is very gentle and loves kisses. She can be a little timid with other animals at first but will overall do well with other dogs and cats in the home.

If you are interested in meeting Valentina, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption through Alleykatz

Check out these super cute cats, all ready to go home with you today!

Lorenzo

**Senior Alert** Lorenzo is a super sweet but shy 9-year-old kitty who is FIV+ and needs a special person to give him the love he deserves. Reminder: a FIV+ cat has the same life expectancy as any other cat, so be sure to inquire about this fella today!

Milo

Orange as a gorgeous sunset is Milo. This 7-year-old guy is looking for a home where he can be the only feline around. Do you have room for a handsome feline fella?

Momma and Billy

Momma and Billy are bonded mommy and son who love to cuddle with each other and people. Momma is a little shy and cautious, needing time to open up. But if you show them the love they need, they will repay you 100x over!

Domino and Picolo

Domino and Picolo are an adorable pair of bonded kittens who will brighten up your day everyday guaranteed!

Cotton and Candy

As sweet as their names, Cotton and Candy are another pair of kittens looking to make their way into your heart and home!

For more information about bringing any one of these adorable adoptables home, please contact Alleykatz at alleykattz.org.

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

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These Cats and A Dog Need New Homes on Long Island

Alexander the Great

What does one dog and 15 cats have in common? They’re all looking for their furever home of course! Please read and help share their stories to help make their one wish come true.

And if you can’t adopt but wish to help animals in need, the Nassau County SPCA is seeking donations to help with the rescue of over 59 cats at a hoarder house in Bellmore.  Trapping is still active and numbers are expected to keep rising. Most, if not all cats, have eye and respiratory issues and are in need of immediate medical attention. Please consider making a donation towards their care here: nassaucountyspca.org.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Haley

**Senior Alert** Haley is an 8-year-old Pit Terrier Mix who sadly lost both of her parents within a few weeks of each other. After this loss, she’s in need of a lot of love and care from anyone willing to give it. She is still a bit nervous but is slowly showing shelter staff her gentle spirit and her affectionate side. She has a small weight problem but is overall very healthy. Haley is an affectionate dog, but she can be a bit protective sometimes, so her ideal home would be without children. Haley has experience living with a cat and another smaller dog who she would often play with.

If you are interested in meeting Haley, please call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Available for adoption through Alleykatz

Check out these super cute cats- all ready to go home with you today!

Aretha
Isabella

**Double Adoption** Aretha and Isabella are bonded 2-year-old besties who would prefer a home with no dogs or children.  They like other cats and would make a great addition to a home with an older couple or a single pet parent. They will need a little patience as they can be shy at first, but once they open up- they’ll steal your heart for good!

Maya

Maya is a sweet 1-year-old gal who would do best with children 10+.

Kevin
Nick
Joey

Joey, Nick, and Kevin are 5-month-old siblings. All are litter box trained and ready to go home with you today! Each once likes to play fetch and will come running for your attention. They enjoy the company of other cats too. These guys don’t need to be adopted together but they would thrive in a home where they could remain together forever!

For more information about bringing any one of these adorable adoptables home, please contact Alleykatz at alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Tigra

Last summer, 1-year-old Tigra (Adoption #BF3491) was rescued from the local streets in dire need of medical attention due to an eye injury. NSALA medical team relieved her pain with surgery, but Tigra remained fearful from her survival experiences outside. They’ve provided this sleek one-eyed beauty all the time and space she needs in a quiet place where she is surrounded by caring friends—both human and feline—who are cheering on her every bit of progress. They’ve discovered that although she is still quite uncertain around humans, she transforms into a completely different cat among other feline friends. She can’t get enough of playtime! When it’s time to nap, Tigra is always available to be a friend’s little spoon. Tigra will need a predictable home with no children under 16 years of age, and adults experienced in nurturing fearful cats. Time and patience will yield great rewards, but a confident cat in the home will be the most valuable part of the team to help her reach success. If you have a cat longing for an ardent admirer, Tigra would love to commit to a loving relationship with them!

Ballerina

Prior to 4-year-old Ballerina’s (Adoption #BF3673) caretaker moving, she wanted to provide Ballerina with a safer alternative to the life she’d been living. Animal League America has provided this tender orange tabby with that safe place and has offered her all the time she needs to learn to trust humans on the inside after a lifetime of surviving outside. Although she may seem aloof to new friends, she’s become very attached to the most trusted companions caring for her who have observed an affectionate side to her when she’s mingling with feline friends. A confident cat in the home will show her how to gain confidence in her new setting. NSALA wants Ballerina to continue to grow into a loving family member, and are seeking a peaceful, predictable life to help her continue to succeed in a new home—her first one! If you have children 12 years old and older, and experience with fearful cats, you could be the hero Ballerina has been waiting for.

Rudy

**Senior Alert** You know Dasher and Dancer and all the rest, but do you know about the sweetest senior tabby of all? NSALA has been nurturing remarkable 9-year-old Rudy the Red Nosed Kitty (Adoption #H210437) in a quiet room where he’s taken his sweet time getting to know the humans who now care for him, while still sharing the space with his clowder who were rescued with him last spring. Rudy’s fearfulness kept him from opening up to new possibilities, but recently he’s discovered lower shelves where he can receive ear rubs and reassurances that he’s safe and sound in our care until an adoptive family discovers him. You may find him piled up with feline friends in a comforting cuddle. NSALA wants this timid tabby’s future to be calm and nurturing so we are searching for an adult household with experience and patience in loving fearful felines. Rudy will lean on a confident companion in your home to sooth him in his new setting, or you can take one of his friends home with him! Either way, he’ll be lighting his way straight to your compassionate heart.

Alexander the Great

NSALA’s medical team are card-carrying members of the Alexander (Adoption #H210286) fan club! This precious boy survived some difficult days, but better ones are ahead for him now that he’s received great care for heart conditions and a wound he endured before he arrived. Alexander takes his meds in a meatball like a very good boy—how simple is that?! With a plan in place to optimize his health, and the support of NSALA’s Pet Health Centers in Port Washington, nothing is standing in his way. He may seem a tad shy at first, but he’s just reserving his affection for the right ear rubber. He’ll be melting in your hands in no time, and staff anticipates a very happily ever after shared between one deserving boy and his favorite human. Ideally, he would find a permanent spot in a peaceful home (one with children age six and older would be ideal.) Everyone thinks Alexander the Great is awesome—and you will too!

Blaze and Ember

**Double Adoption**Nothing’s going to put out the flame of love between 7-month-olds Blaze (Adoption #NCR6146) and Ember (Adoption #NCR6147). Although they’re nervous about what’s ahead for them, NSALA promised their home will be peaceful and loving. Children ten and older will appreciate how easy it is to coax the shyness from them with a bit of patience. These bonded besties traveled all the way from North Carolina to be discovered by you. Don’t disappoint them. You’ll find your heart on fire when you meet Blaze and Ember!

Betty

Beautiful Betty (Adoption #H211096) is quietly observing all the excitement that surrounds her in her fabulous sun-drenched room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This 6-month-old local rescue is pinching herself over her good fortune. Wait until she realizes how great it feels to be loved by an adoring family. Want a little someone sweet to keep you company? Betty is ready to call you hers!

Margie and Marjorie

*Double Adoption* Everyone at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center is quite smitten with 2-year-olds Margie (Adoption #BF2509) and Marjorie (Adoption #BF2511), but they’ve yet to find a home that befits their shy disposition. All this bonded set of sisters asks for is some patience, a predictable home to settle into, and purrhaps some treats to sweeten the deal. A home with children ages eight and older and cat-experienced adults will reassure them they are safe to relax and enjoy the playtime and ear rubs they’ve come to cherish from their trusted Animal League America team.  Are you the elusive perfect home for this pair?

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

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

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Is Pet Insurance the Right Choice For Your Furry Friend?

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A dog’s breed and age will not cause coverage to be denied, but it will affect the price of the premium. (Getty Images)

Whether you have a new, younger pet or an older furry friend at home, you may wonder if pet insurance is worth the financial commitment. We asked Alyssa DeVito, Licensed Sales Professional/Customer Service Representative at Allstate Cirigliano Agency in Patchogue, to “shed” some light on how pet insurance works and which animals it best benefits. 

To get started, think about your pets and the type of coverage you may be interested in. For example, Allstate offers two types of coverage with very little difference; one covers more services than the other and includes rewards for grooming and yearly checkups.   

“Basic coverage typically covers any sudden and life-threatening expenses. For example, it covers the cost of cancer treatments, and any emergency surgery in the event an injury occurs. Any pet owners looking to gain incentives from annual checkups and grooming should consider a more complete package; however, the basic package is what we like to recommend to our customers,” says DeVito.

Let’s talk about costs. You may be surprised to learn that a dog’s breed and age will not cause coverage to be denied, but it will affect the price of the premium. As an example, DeVito notes that the average monthly cost for a young healthy puppy is about $30-$60 per month, but each breed is rated differently so it may vary. And while age is not considered a factor per se, keep in mind is that if the pet already has a preexisting condition, coverage may not be approved. “Whenever a policy is taken out, the company will request a copy of a physical dated within 30 days of initial sign-on to better rate the policy based on the health of the pet,” says DeVito. Additionally, some companies such as Allstate will offer a 10% multiple pet discount. 

Many pet owners have nightmare stories about their insurance company’s reimbursement process, but typically once the pet is treated, the company requests any and all paperwork provided by the veterinarian as proof of treatment and cost. Once the paperwork is filed and inspected by the claims department, reimbursement should follow shortly after. 

DeVito suggests doing your homework before you choose a policy that’s right for your pet. “There should be no fine print. These policies are very cut and dried; they should list everything they do and do not cover in clear, bold text.  At Allstate we try to make this clear to the owner prior to purchasing the policy, to make sure they are getting everything they are looking for because at the end of the day, our main focus is making sure that the pets we love so dearly are protected the way we protect ourselves.”

For more information about Allstate pet insurance, contact the Cirigliano Agency at 631-758-7225.

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Cats, Cats, And More Cats! Adopt One on Long Island Today

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Samantha

This week’s list is a real treat for cat lovers. No matter what you’re looking for in a feline friend, there’s something for everyone! While they’re all adorable, we’re shining the spotlight on sweet Samantha, a senior cat who recently lost her lifelong companion of 14 years. Please read Samantha’s story and how you can help these amazing animals find their forever homes!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Buddy

Buddy is a 7-year-old Domestic Shorthair who sadly had to leave his old home when his owner passed away. He is extremely outgoing, affectionate, and adventurous! Buddy loves to wander around and explore, and he loves to meet new friends too! Buddy has spent time with children as young as 3-years-old and got along well with them. He has only ever been the sole pet in the house, but given a little bit of time, he can likely adjust to new furry siblings.

Currently, there are a variety of male and female cats & kittens available to adopt or foster. If you are looking for a fun loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two!

If you are interested in meeting Buddy or the rest of the kitty clan, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption through Alleykatz

Check out these super cute cats- all ready to go home with you today!

Gizmo

Gizmo is a 12-week-old black and white tuxedo who is good with other cats and children.

Jill

Jill is a quiet, independent and friendly young lady who is good with cats, dogs and children as well.

Maggie
Molly

Maggie and Molly are adorably terrific tabbys, either making the purrfect family pet. Both are good with cats, dogs and children.

Timothy

Timothy is a white and tiger stripped fella described as gently, affectionate, friendly and playful- what more could you ask for? Timothy is good with cats, dogs and children as well.

For more information about bringing any one of these adorable adoptables home, please contact Alleykatz at alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Meru

When 2-year-old Meru (Adoption #D48071) found herself in NSALA’s care last year, she was unsure of her new surroundings. An apparent mistrust of humans led staff to believe she’d never received tender care from a loving hand prior to her arrival. Time in NSALA’s quietest space, surrounded by devoted humans soon unearthed the whimsy that had been trapped inside this fun young beauty. Now you’ll find Meru craving attention and playtime from her favorite human pals. Meru isn’t crazy about cat friends, so she’s looking for a home where she can feel free to be uniquely herself in the safety of experienced hands. She’ll thrive in an engaging, predictable family with children 16 years old and older who can make her feel safe and loved.

Angola

One-year-old Angola’s (Adoption #BF3619) days of fending for herself outside are over now that she’s safely tucked into a comfy bed in a very quiet space. NSALA is looking for someone to provide her a peaceful life and all the time she needs to learn to trust humans again. A cat-experienced home with older children will provide this wonderful lady with a great start to her new life.  As shy as she can seem with her human friends, she’s completely comfortable around felines. Angola isn’t looking for an exciting life; she dreams of a peaceful spot in which she can be lazy with a caring family gently reassuring her she is safe and home.

Princess Peach and Rosalina

**Double Adoption** Twin tabbies Princess Peach (Adoption #H211028) and Rosalina (Adoption #H211031) have already been rescued — locally! The hero they’re now waiting for is a furever family to come discover them and carry them off to their very first home. At first timid, these cute-as-can-be five-month-old kittens are easily won over with some small talk and treats. Once you’ve made that connection, they offer their full hearts in the most loving way. If you’ve been hoping for a matching set of tabbies to bring home to your family, your search is over with Princess Peach and Rosalina! At North Shore Animal League America they like to say when you adopt, you’re saving two lives: the animal you take home and the one you’ve helped make space for more  rescues.  When you do a double kitten adoption, you’re saving four lives!

Luzon and Moorea

**Double Adoption** Five-month-olds Luzon (Adoption #H211035) and Moorea (Adoption #H211036) were rescued from the very scary outdoors, but now enjoy the a guaranteed safe life indoors. You’ll find these bonded siblings wrapped around each other for reassurance, but an experienced human will know how to coax the fear out of them and offer them tender moments of gentle ear rubs they’ll enjoy while they settle into the safety of their first home. A predictable setting with children 8 years old and above will help them learn the patterns of their new lives. Luzon is already intrigued by toys—his first ones! Moorea is courageously sprinting around the room intent on discovering her new world.

Sophie

Four-year-old Sophie (Adoption #H211064) has enthusiastically thrown her past hardships behind her and is eager to put her best paws forward toward the bright, happy future NSALA has planned for her. This vivacious survivor was a model patient for vets that surgically corrected an eye condition (entropion), relieving her of any discomfort she’d experienced before. She’s left with an abundance of gratitude and no one specific to receive it — yet. After all she’s been through, Sophie would appreciate spending the rest of her life in a tranquil home, and making her exceedingly happy will be the top of your to-do list from now on.

Sonic and Tails

**Double Adoption** The only thing better than a mini-house panther is a matching pair! Sonic (Adoption #WV0908) and Tails (Adoption #WV0909) are 6-month-old brothers just waiting for the chance to discover everything within the four walls of your loving home. These bonded siblings are open to meeting new people in the hopes that their long journey from West Virginia leads them into the loving arms of a wonderful family.

Seven

Seven (Adoption #R165392) is heaven! When a good Samaritan rescued Seven on a wintery day last year, NSALA had hoped he’d be safe inside a loving home. Unfortunately, he lost that home due to a move, but he’ll always be safe with his Animal League America family until a permanent family comes along. His past outside left him FIV+, but this robust three-year-old survivor doesn’t let anything get in the way of receiving chin rubs on his delightful soul patch. Everyone knows Seven is a lucky number and he’s looking forward to meeting the lucky people committed to making all the days in his life filled with a bounty of love and chin rubs!

Samantha

**Senior Alert** When sweet, 14-year-old Samantha (Adoption #D44734) lost her lifelong companion, she lost her home too. NSALA has welcomed this lovely lady with open arms, and she’s rewarded them with her full trust that a bright future awaits her in a peaceful home once again. Vets have created a plan to treat her hyperthyroidism, and she’ll receive this care at cost through NSALA Pet Health Centers. They want to ensure that nothing stands in Samantha’s way of being cherished once again by her devoted hero family.

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

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

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Choose Adoption to Save More Than One Animal’s Life

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Lily

Pet adoption is a numbers game. When you rescue one dog or cat, you save their life and also the life of the next homeless animal that gets their spot at the shelter/rescue. Make a double adoption and that’s four lives saved. The opportunity to make a difference is endless. Can these dogs and cats “count” on you to be their hero?

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Zeus

Adorable 3-year-old Zeus was rescued from Florida and later surrendered to the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter. Zeus is sweet, affectionate, and naturally craves human contact and company. Without the proper socialization he should have received in his early years, Zeus became a bit timid and jumpy about the world around him. Although he has made progress in a short time, he will need a strong and experienced leader to help him gain the confidence to enjoy the world as every dog deserves to.

Because of his fears, the preferred home for Zeus is one with no children or other pets. This dapper dog is currently being treated for heartworm disease. Due to his treatment, Zeus will only be available for a foster or ‘foster to adopt’ home, until his treatment is completed, and he is cleared to be neutered. This poor boy has had a rough start to life … let’s write him the happy furr-ever after ending he truly deserves!

If you are interested in meeting Zeus, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Tabitha

Sweet Tabitha came to the shelter after supposedly being found as a stray by someone who brought her home and then called the shelter to pick her up. The finder says she was great in the home too, so that’s great news. At the shelter, Tabitha is very sweet, playful, and friendly with new people. She also loves a good game of fetch! She even likes other dogs! Tabitha displayed slight guarding of her food, so she is being recommended for a home with kids 15 and older. If you are interested in learning more and getting the most up to date information on Tabitha, please contact the shelter’s placement team at 516-785-5220 or adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Alutia

When 1-year-old Alutia (Adoption #G26629) first arrived, she was unsure of her new situation and hid in cubbies to avoid altercations. Time in one of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center’s quiet, sunny rooms has smoothed out all the worries from her beautiful brow, and what’s left is a dedicated companion, eager to greet you at the door, hopeful your hands have time for rubs and treats. A family with children age ten and older will pave the way for success. Although she co-exists well enough with her familiar roommates, her true happiness will come from being able to devote all her time and attention to the hero who escorts her home. Will that be you?

Katherine the Great

**Senior Alert** When her beloved human passed and 9-year-old Katherine the Great (Adoption #H210441) lost the kingdom she’d ruled her whole life, she needed our full support to nurture her broken heart. This started with sharing a safe, sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center with her clowder, who each emerged confident as they realized how well-loved they’d be in our care. Katherine may have taken longer than her feline family did to come around, but with time, patience (and treats,) her heart opened up. Although she’d be content to pass her whole day napping in a cubby, she’s begun to select who she trusts to share tender moments. NSALA is looking to return Katherine to a peaceful home where she can rule hearts from a cozy bed. If you’ve had experience with fearful cats, your patience and consistency will serve you well as you become her most loyal subject. Katherine is looking for an adult family with no young children to ensure this scared senior has success reigning in her golden years.

Dasani and Aquafina

**Double Adoption** NSALA has been working hard to gain the trust of two older kittens who arrived from their local rescue with a lot of opinions about human hands. They’re happy (and proud) to share that 5-month-olds Dasani (Adoption #BF3808) and Aquafina (Adoption #BF3809) have a fresh take on hands and are ready to try out yours if you’d like to complete their journey. A little patience and experience with fearful kittens in a predictable household (with children 12 and older) is the recipe for success. Aquafina is so thrilled about her turn around she’s actually quite proud of herself. You’ll find her welcoming lap time and ear rubs when she’s not preoccupied with playing with her enthusiastic sister. Dasani isn’t quite as confident as Aquafina … yet, but she opens up with treats and playtime. Nothing makes her happier than chasing toy mice and feathers! You won’t believe these charming girls ever had a fretful moment, and we predict once home, they never will again!

Lily

**Senior Alert** A good Samaritan discovered Lily Taylor (Adoption #D46859) wandering around the city streets and took her to the local shelter, where we spotted her and brought her to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center for safety. Despite all that this elegant 11-year-old Siamese mix has gone through in the past few weeks, her heart is open to finding a connection with a hero who will keep her safe through her golden years. NSALA vets have dedicated all their talents towards creating a successful treatment plan to help with her history of Cystitis/Hematuria and Vestibular Disease (a balance disorder which has her charmingly walking in circles to greet you!) You’ll find Lili very appreciative of small talk and ear rubs, and an enthusiastic fan of crunchy treats. Although new situations make her nervous, a gentle reminder that she’s not alone reassures her that she is once again safe. Would you like to provide Lily Taylor a home beyond her wildest dreams? All it takes is a willing heart and a sunny window to make her life complete.

Smokey

**Senior Alert** When 16-year-old Smokey (Adoption #H190886) arrived after losing his lifetime residence, his positive attitude was infectious, particularly among the NSALA medical team who gave him extra attention as they handled his health. No matter what Smokey has experienced, he greets all visitors with a happy head waiting for ear rubs and chin scratches. Now that Smokey’s health is well cared for, NSALA is focused on finding him a place to call his own. Someone very special and very lucky is about to receive all the gratitude he’s been storing up in his heart, and we can’t wait to watch him make that connection so he can resume the happy life he deserves. Want to be a superhero?

Lucky

Were you hoping for a stunning adult feline to fill up the empty spaces in your home? Today is your lucky day! Humble 5-year-old Lucky (Adoption #WV0921) doesn’t let her mesmerizing good looks go to her head. She wants to let you know that no matter what she went through on her rescue journey from West Virginia, it was worth it because it led her to you. How sweet is that? Choose Lucky as your new best friend and you’ll be blessed to share a happily ever after together!

Quixote and Sancho

**Special Request** **Double Adoption** When 6-year-olds Quixote (Adoption #BF1603) and Sancho’s (Adoption #BF1604) beloved owner became very ill, NSALA warmly welcomed them with an eye towards the opportunity at a fresh start. Sancho depends on his brother for love and support, but it’s Quixote who has special needs. Quixote is deaf and blind; he feels his way through his heart, one very open to ear rubs and tender moments shared with trusted humans. NSALA is seeking a quiet, loving home with people interested in offering these very bonded brothers a safe place to start anew. Want to be part of Quixote and Sancho’s journey? Please ask about meeting these very special brothers today.

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

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

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Adopt One of These Purr-fectly Adorable Cats on Long Island

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Olaf

Feline fans, pull out your scratching pads and catnip because this week’s lineup is for you! Head down to your local rescue or shelter to meet a paw-fectly purrfect cat or kitten today!

Available for adoption at AlleyKattz Rescue

Mama Ruthie and Baby Billy

Everyone loves a Baby Ruth candy bar, right? Well, how about mom Ruthie and baby Billy?  These two bonded felines would bring great sweetness and love into your heart and your home. Mama Ruthie is just one year old and needs time to get used to people. She allows petting but is not yet trusting enough to be picked up. With time and patience, you can win her trust. Her baby Billy is 3 months old and like most kittens, he is curious, friendly, and playful. Mom and Baby are bonded to each other and must be adopted together. They are good with other cats but not good with kids so they need a child-free home. An older person or couple with a quiet home would be a great fit for them.

Minnie and Kiara

Looking for the purrfect pair of felines for your family? Minnie and Kiara are 9-month-old sisters that are good with kids, dogs, and other cats! They are bonded, sweet girls that need a home together where they can share their love with you. If you would like to adopt these two sweeties, please go to Alleykattz rescue and fill out an application today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Yoo-Hoo

**Senior Alert** Yoo-Hoo!! Yes, we’re calling you over to check out Yoo-Hoo! You-Hoo is a gorgeous gal estimated to be 10-to-12 years old. Sweet Yoo-Hoo was found abandoned, thin, and matted as part of a feral cat colony. Her unique coloring and stunning green eyes are hard to resist. Yoo-Hoo loves to snuggle and hang out in the sun. She has a hyperthyroid condition, but this can be managed through a prescription diet and vet visits twice a year. Yoo-Hoo would do well in a home with children and other animals that respect her personal space. If you are interested in meeting You-Hoo, please call 631-360-7575.

Currently, there’s a variety of male and female cats and kittens available to adopt or foster. If you are looking for a fun-loving, yarn tossing ball of love, stop by the Kitten Nursery or the Cat Condos at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a PURR-fect soulmate or two!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Ava

Four-year-old Ava (Adoption #BF3234) has taken her sweet time gathering her courage after a life spent outdoors fending for herself. Lately, staff and volunteer’s patience has been rewarded with appreciative head bumps and rolling purrs for trusted companions they’re certain will continue in the loving home of patient, experienced humans willing to give her the tranquility she has always craved. A predictable setting with children age 16 and older will lead Ava all the way out of her reticence and into the hands of her adoring human.

Olaf

A local rescuer reached out for our help in placing a cat who needed to learn to trust again. Time in a quiet space was exactly what five-year-old Olaf (Adoption #L80529) needed. NSALA has discovered the key to his success would be in a home with an experienced adult with no other pets. Predictable days with no children in the home will provide him with a smooth transition into the next step on his journey. As the sole object of your attention, you’ll discover an exceedingly charming and loyal friend who wants to be your shadow but has clear body language when he needs time for himself. Olaf has overcome the difficulties he encountered in his life before arriving to safety; he’s ready to be the great love of your life!

Hunter and Audi

**Double Adoption** NSALA loves playing matchmaker between pets and families, but they take particular delight in introducing best friends to kittens who need a boost to their confidence. When Audi (Adoption #BF3813) was discovered in a rescuer’s backyard, he got the star treatment in a foster home to work out his feelings about humans. Locally rescued Hunter (Adoption #L80579) was delivered to us for safety with a similar feeling about hands. Our foster mom offered to put the boys together to see if magic could happen—and it most certainly did! Shy kittens are always going to benefit from having a feline friend at their side, and Audi’s playful energy has been a wonderful complement to Hunter’s shyer personality while Hunter’s love of lap time is something that intrigues Audi. They’ll always find time to recharge in a cuddle pile. Put them in a calm, consistent, cat-experienced home with older children and watch them explore new opportunities at each other’s side. Want to join along on the successful journey of these two wonderful five-month-old best friends?

**Double Adoption** At first glance, you might think five-month-olds Amber (Adoption #BF3805) and Atticus (Adoption #BF3806) are a bit shy, but pull out a feather toy and watch their true purrsonalities emerge! These locally rescued kittens are the best of what kittens have to offer: contented nap time companions, and fierce feather warriors! You’ll be enchanted by their determination to overcome their shyness for a good time. Amber and Atticus are a delightful choice for first time kitten adopters. Come by and meet them, and don’t forget to bring an empty heart because they have a knack for filling it up! And remember, when you adopt, you’re saving two lives: the animal you take home and the animal we now have room to rescue.  So, if you adopt Amber and Atticus, you’re saving four lives!

Amelia

Marvelous Momma Amelia (Adoption #BF2042) is free from her responsibilities to her kittens and ready to devote more time to grabbing attention for herself. After a rough start to life, this one-year-old tender tabby has put the past behind her and has her heart set on a future of freedom and safety in a loving home. Start with rubbing her magnificent ears and see where that takes you. You’ll be treated to some very enthusiastic belly rolls just to show you she thinks you’re pretty awesome too. We predict a very happy life between Amelia and her fortunate family, and NSALA is rooting for you to be the people she chooses to love furever!

Abigail

Dear Abigail (Adoption #BF2048) deserves a loving home after completing her time as a nurturing momma cat to her kittens in our nursery. Although Abigail is fortunate to have had a safe place to recuperate from motherhood, this shy local rescue needs a bit of reassurance that the hard work is behind her, and the happiest days are ahead as a treasured member of a family. To help two-year-old Abigail transition into her first home, NSALA is seeking a quiet one with children age six and older and nurturing adults willing to offer ear rubs on demand. They predict she’ll be purring her gratitude to you in no time!

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

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

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Help Find A Missing Cat, Plus Meet These Pets for Adoption

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Money

There’s always a wide variety of special animals available for adoption on Long Island, and this week is no different. Please read about some of the adorable adoptables looking to make your house their new forever home.

But first, please help find Ettore, a cat who recently escaped baggage handlers at JFK, by sharing his information:

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Pogo

**Special Request** Meet Pogo! This handsome 5-year-old found his way to the TOS Animal Shelter as a stray. Pogo is a rear leg amputee and a bit on the shy side. This sweet boy would thrive best in a quiet home with a warm lap to curl up in. If you are interested in meeting Pogo, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Harrison

**Special Request** Harrison was brought to the TOH Animal Shelter as a stray by the police in August. He was found alone in a park. He can’t see out of one of his eyes, he is thin, anxious and he is incontinent. He is also really sweet, loving, calm, and enjoys a good game of fetch. He is dog friendly too and would absolutely love nothing more than to make his way into a loving home where he could live out the rest of his life with someone who can love and care for him. If you are interested in learning more and getting the most up-to-date information on Harrison, please contact the shelter’s placement team at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Sugar

**Special Request and Senior Alert** From looking at Sugar, you get the strong feeling she hasn’t had an easy life in Virginia. It appears she’s had litter after litter and was owned by folks who only wanted to use her for breeding. Sugar was spayed by Last Hope last week and the vet also removed a small mammary tumor which is the result of having so many litters, so she has stitches to come out. Sugar doesn’t act like a senior at all, lots of pep in her step. She shares a kennel with a Lab with vision problems & they are BFFs! Last Hope can’t undo the life Sugar had before they met her…but they are trying to make her as healthy as possible so the last chapter of her life has many, many happy pages.

To meet Sugar by appointment, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website homepage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

**North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Sassafras and Sam Hill

**Double Adoption** When Sam Hill (Adoption #H210920) arrived with his sister Sassafras (Adoption #H210919) last year as kittens, he felt pretty great about his prospects for a safer life indoors. Sassafras, on the other hand, was not won over by her human companions—yet. Sam is so devoted he offered all of his support and joined his sister in a wonderful foster home to help them relearn how to trust the humans who adore them. Now these adorable 1-year-old bonded siblings are looking for an experienced, quiet home (with children age 10 and older) that will help reinforce all the good things they’ve learned from the Animal League America team of supporters. Sam Hill is just about as purrfect as mini-house panthers go, and Sassafras watches his every move to gain confidence. Treats are the way to both their hearts! If you’ve had experience nurturing the fear out of felines, you’re exactly the hero Sassafras and Sam Hill are looking for!

Taylor and Money

**Double Adoption** It was a very lucky day last winter when heroes discovered 2-year-olds Taylor (Adoption #BF3683) and Monkey (Adoption #BF3684), dumped outside to fend for themselves. All that changed when they were delivered to the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where they were given a comfortable place to adjust … but first their vets took exceptional care of them. Monkey was diagnosed with hyper cardiomyopathy which is a covered medical condition through NSALA Pet Health Centers. With a successful plan in place, these boys are set on getting to know gentle humans who visit them and are enjoying treat parties and chin rubs in their sunny room. Once quite shy, Taylor has opened up his heart to the possibility that humans are the heroes who have given him and his brother a safe place to land when they needed it most. After all they’ve been through together, these besties have earned a chance to find a quiet home with older kids to spend furever in together. If that sounds like your home, please ask to meet Taylor and Monkey today!

Dipsy Doodle

It’s hard to resist Dipsy Doodle’s (Adoption #G26622) adorable face! This splendid 5-year-old tabby needed help settling into her sunny room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center when she first arrived from a Georgia shelter. Although she shares that room with other cats, she prefers to be the only cat hogging her human’s lap. Her vision impairment can cause her to startle easily, so a home with children 12 years old and older who can help her learn the predictable patterns of the household will give her the smooth transition into being part of the family she deserves. You’re going to find the key to Dipsy’s heart is treats — she can’t resist a tasty morsel, especially if she gets to enjoy them in the comfort of your lap!

Frosty

Frosty (Adoption #BF3763) may not have felt very fortunate when she lost her home recently, but her admission into the NSALA shelter family saved her life. This 2-year-old beauty can add cancer survivor to her list of accomplishments, and although she may feel shy about receiving praise and attention, she deserves all these accolades and more. Frosty is looking for a loving hero who can provide a quiet life so that she can live every day to the fullest.  A family with children age 6 and above will give her the security she craves to settle into her new life. She’ll receive care through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers at cost should she have any future issues pertaining to her cancer history. Offer her your lap, and you’ll find that’s where she’s always belonged. One look into Frosty’s grateful, green eyes is all you’ll need to know she’s meant to be part of your heart furever.

Money

Two-year-old Money (Adoption #BF2824) fell on hard times when he lost his home recently, and has needed some loving encouragement to feel optimistic about his future. This tender tabby’s wide eyes are wondering when he’ll be able to cash in on some peace and quiet, and NSALA is assuring him his next home will be all that and more because Money deserves the very best. Want to invest in being his hero?

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

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

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WagMore Dog Training Offers Learning For Both Pet and Pet Owner

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Melanie Hanan, founder/owner of WagMore Dog Training, LLC, and Brody.

We already know Long Island is home to the best human schools in the nation, but there are also a wide variety of excellent dog training schools and programs. Whether you have a new puppy at home or an older dog with a behavioral issue, dog training is a necessity for both dogs and their owners.   

With so many programs to choose from, it can be hard to decide which learning experience would work best for your pup. Melanie Hanan, founder/owner of WagMore Dog Training, LLC, has been in the dog training business for more than 10 years and provides two of the most popular types of dog training services for her clients: board-and-train programs and in-home training. “Since dog training is 50 percent human training, the best training experience depends on the owner’s lifestyle and needs,” says Hanan.  

“Board-and-train is a great option for owners who may not have the time to work with their pet in the trainer’s absence. It’s also beneficial for dogs with behavioral or aggression issues. A board-and train program typically runs from one to four weeks and when the dog is ready to go home, the training continues for the owner, as this is a key element in the program’s success. Program length and elements are customized based on owner goals,” says Hanan. Board-and-train is also a great alternative to boarding a dog when pet owners go on vacation.  

If you prefer to keep your pooch at home, there’s always an option for private lessons.  Lessons are tailored to meet the dog’s needs and the owner’s goals, and may be held at home, at the park, or any number of locations to facilitate a well-rounded training program. “Daily practice by the family is necessary for effective learning as well as follow-up maintenance to ensure good results in the future,” says Hanan.

Whether you choose in-house or out of the house training, when weighing options, Hanan suggests doing your homework.  “Be sure to read reviews and ask for references.  Dog training is an unregulated profession, which means that anyone can claim to be a trainer. Be sure to check certifications and conduct thorough research before moving forward.  It’s very important to use trainers that do not teach using fear, submission, and/or intimidation tactics.  Positive reinforcement techniques help solidify the bond between you and your dog,” says Hanan. 

Remember, every dog learns differently based on genetics, breed, and the presence or absence of early training/socialization, so be patient with your pup. Before you know it, you’ll both be at the head of your class!  

For more information about WagMore Dog Training, visit the website at wagmore.dog.

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Cats and Dogs Available For Adoption on Long Island

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Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Jason

Start racin’ to meet Jason! This friendly tuxedo was rescued from a Port Jefferson feral colony last spring, and patiently waits for his forever home at Last Hope where he likes to show off his silly side to folks that walk by. At just 2.5 years old, this adorable fellow would simply love the chance to become someone’s cherished pet. To meet Jason by appointment, please complete and submit a cat adoption application found on the Last Hope website homepage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

** North Shore Animal League America will be waiving adoption fees on all felines six months and older through the month of September for approved adopters.

Bear and Simba

**Double Adoption and Senior Alert** Five-year-old Bear (Adoption #BF3518) was discovered by a local rescuer and was offered a quiet place to relearn how he feels about humans. At the same time, 10-year-old Simba’s (Adoption #H202720) life was turned upside down when he found himself bereft after losing the only home he’d ever known. These very different boys found themselves needing the same nurturing and support they felt in a very quiet, cage-free room they shared. Over time, NSALA’s team discovered this friendship gives them each the courage to push through their fears and learn together how to navigate through their new lives. A peaceful, cat-experienced home with children twelve and older is our ultimate goal for Bear and Simba, who may have had very different life experiences before they were rescued but are bonded through the brotherhood of friendship.

Felicity

Looking for a lovely new love of your life? Search no further than Felicity (Adoption #L80574)! This five-month-old terrific tabico is going to catch someone’s eye very quickly. NSALA is hoping that a lucky someone scoops her up and reassures her the next phase of her life will be the best one. Why? Because she gets to become a member of your family!

Piper and Dexter

**Double Adoption** Need a pair of kittens to put a smile on your face? Five-month-olds Piper (Adoption #NCI2251) and Dexter (Adoption #NCI2252) are the purrfect choice for you. These bonded siblings were born with smiles on their faces and have everything you could be hoping for wrapped up in little tuxedo coats! Two is more fun than one — and a lot less work for the humans. Just show them your home and watch them fill it up with laughter and love!  And remember, when you adopt an animal, you’re saving two lives: the one you adopt and the one we now have room to rescue … so adopting two kittens means you’re saving four lives.

Jesse and Dusty

**Double Adoption** Five-year-olds Jesse (Adoption #H208030) and Dusty (Adoption #H208031) recently lost the only home they’d ever known due to allergies, so the NSALA team welcomed them back into our care, promising them better days are ahead. While Jesse’s heart is full of gratitude, his less courageous brother is watching close by to figure out who he can trust. Together, they are helping each other face uncertainty, and NSALA is here to assure them they’ll soon be cherished again as the heart of a family. If you’d like to give these chunky brothers the home they’ve been missing, please ask about meeting them today.

Taco and Burrita

**Double Adoption** This pair of shy four-month-old kittens clung to each other as they settled into the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Taco (Adoption #NCI2357) and Burrita traveled all the way from NSALA’s sister shelter in Glen Falls, hopeful for an opportunity to be discovered by their family. You may have to speak up when talking to Burrita with those impressive ear tufts, but Taco knows what she needs to do to win you over. Those slow blinks are mesmerizing! If you have a quiet, predictable home with children ten and older, we have a pair of devoted sisters who would love to make it their own!

Meadow

Can you believe tiny Meadow (Adoption #SCR3136) was a momma cat? She’s practically a kitten herself! We’re thrilled to offer this one-year-old South Carolina rescue the opportunity to spend the rest of her life indoors as a member of a loving family, perhaps her first! No more babies for this baby; it’s time for her to blossom. If your heart is set on someone young, fun, stunning, and grateful, please swing by and meet Meadow today

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

Available for Adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

If you’re looking for a new furry feline family member, Almost Home has a bunch of amazing kittens for you to consider. Visit their website AlmostHomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 and come meet some awesome kitties! You won’t be disappointed!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Blaze

**Senior Alert** Blaze is an 8-to-9-year-old male pit mix who was rescued by Smithtown Animal Control Officers when he was found abandoned and left in a cage at Blydenburgh Park. Blaze is an extremely loyal guy who is very protective of the people he trusts. He is energetic, playful, and loving. His favorite activities include swimming in the kiddie pool, going on walks, and playing with toys. He is also a big eater and a big kisser! Blaze should be the only pet in an adult-only home, and any potential owners should have experience with his breed.

If you are interested in meeting Blaze, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Hela
Thor

Thor, Baldur, and Hela found their way to the TOH Animal Shelter after animal control removed them from the yard of an abandoned home that was supposedly lived in by squatters. There was no sign of food or water, and when staff and volunteers fed them for the first time, they ate very fast.

Thor is very sweet, very playful, very puppy-like, loves playing with toys, and absolutely LOVES attention. He is slightly cautious when meeting new people but warms up very quickly and will roll over for belly rubs. Thor is dog friendly and recommended for a home with kids 13 and up with a family with Mastiff experience.

Baldur is very sweet, calmer than his sweet brother Thor and very playful. Baldur enjoys meeting new people, and is dog friendly, although a bit more cautious than his bro, Thor. Baldur is the smaller of the two as well and is on the search for a home with kids 13 and over.

Hela was a little nervous on intake, but now that she’s come out of her shell, she’s very affectionate and will solicit attention from you.  She loves running around in the yard and loves treats. She is also pretty easy to walk on a leash. Once she makes her way into a loving home, she will thrive and flourish. Hela was interested in meeting the shelter’s helper dog during her dog test, but seemed a little unsure, and is on the search for a home with kids 17 and up due to her general nervousness.

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Thor, Baldur, or Hela, please contact the shelters placement team at 516.785.5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption through Remember Me Rescue

Skylar

Sky is a beautiful 6-year-old, blue-eyed husky purchased at a pet store by first-time dog owners. With no exercise and little structure, Sky began to run the house, as any typical husky would. She began to guard small items and the family didn’t know what to do, especially after their baby was born, so instead of investing in training, they gated her off in the hallway for a year and a half. Sky is a lovely girl who craves a leader. She is funny and happy. She loves to go on walks and hikes and if you have another active male who doesn’t mind a pretty lady taking charge … they would be great friends. Sky is currently in Albany in an awesome board and train who is addressing her guarding issues which can be easily managed with structure. Anyone who adopts Sky will get two free sessions from her trainer.

Rosebud

As beautiful as her name, Rosebud is a 5-year-old, 50-pound herding dog mix who can be a bit shy at first but she gets to know you, she loves you without question! Rosebud was an owner surrender who was locked in a bedroom most of her life (which explains the shyness). She would do best without other dogs in her new home.

If you or someone you know would like to adopt Sky or Rosebud, please email Rmrescueny@gmail.com

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

Pets Available for Adoption on Long Island

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Betty Boop

From cats to dogs and young to seniors, whatever type of best friend you’re looking for, we got ‘em right here!

Available for adoption through Remember Me Rescue

Kramer

**Senior Alert and Special Request** Ten-year-old Kramer is the sweetest fella you may ever meet. Having been surrendered by his owner, Kramer was in bad shape, likely used for breeding and neglected. At the shelter, Kramer was given much-needed medical treatment for an untreated mass on his face and was pulled out of the shelter by Remember Me Rescue for placement. Kramer is still in need of a forever home, preferably an older family who will just let him chill on their couch, take a stroll (he walks well on a leash), and share a snack. You’ll love his playful yet gentle personality (he loves playing fetch).  He is described by volunteers as the perfect companion! If you or someone you know would like to help Kramer find the loving home he truly deserves, please email Rmrescueny@gmail.com.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Betty Boop

**Senior Alert and Special Request** Betty Boop is a 9- to 10-year-old female pit bull terrier mix who is a total sweetheart! She is a very calm and low-key couch potato who absolutely loves people and attaches to them very easily. She would love nothing more than to spend her golden years snuggled up with her favorite person, lulling them to sleep with her adorable snore. Betty has significant arthritis in her hips and knees and will need a home that can help her manage this issue by giving her medications twice a day. Her ideal home will be an adult-only home without any other dogs or cats.

If you are interested in meeting Betty Boop, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption through Allykatz

Bear

Tabitha and Bear are 4-month-old kittens that are simply sweet and loving bundles of fun. They love to play and would love their forever home as soon as possible.

Valerie

Melody and Valerie are a bonded pair of 12-week-old kittens described as very affectionate and playful. Do you have room in your heart and home for double-the-fun?

Jack and Jill

Also a bonded pair, Jack and Jill are about 1-year-old and must be adopted together.  Jack is a social butterfly and seeks out attention while Jill is more laid back. They both get along well with dogs.

For more information about adopting Allykatz cuties, visit alleykattz.org.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America is waiving all adoption feline (cats/kitten) adoption fees for approved adopters throughout the month of August. Adoption Centers are open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary.

Midnight and Magic

**Double Adoption** When a fearful pair of devoted 5-year-old mini-panthers needed a place to land after losing the home they’d shared, NSALA invited them to a quiet, safe place to relearn how to trust humans. Magic (Adoption #BF1617) and her shyer brother Midnight (Adoption #BF1615) learned to shed their trepidation and enthusiastically entered into playtime with friends. Everyone is so proud of how far this sweet pair has come in such a short time, and the staff has promoted them to a more visible room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. While Midnight might want to spend his time tucked into a loving embrace with Magic, Magic is ready to accept new friendships, enjoying full body rubs and yummy treats. Their ideal home is one with children 16 years and older, and adults experienced in helping fearful cats settle into the new routines of a family household. Time, patience, love, and treats make the recipe for success for Magic and Midnight.

Bonnie and Clyde

**Double Adoption** If being adorable is a crime, then Bonnie (Adoption #H210322) and Clyde (Adoption #H210321) are guilty as charged! This purrfectly imperfect 4-month-old duo survived the great outdoors before being rescued locally and doted upon NSALA’s veterinarians. Bonnie arrived with an infected eye (a souvenir of that outdoor lifestyle) which needed to be enucleated. Clyde is being treated for chronic rhinitis, a covered medical condition through our Pet Health Centers. These minor imperfections add to their charm, and despite any adversity, they faced in the past, Bonnie and Clyde are partners in cuteness. You’ll find them crawling up visitors’ shoulders to get a better look at their hopeful heroes. You’re going to be swept away by their kitten antics and triumph over adversity. All it takes to be their superhero is a ride over to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center!

State Farm Jake (Adoption #BF3792) isn’t looking for benefits — just a great home! This 1-year-old old local rescue invested time with some loyal friends to gain confidence in his new, safe life. The magic of crunchy treats combined with loving care warmed up this sensitive boy who is now quite the charmer who begs for long petting sessions. Jake is seeking a calm household (with children 12 years old and above) so his confidence can continue to grow. Better take out some insurance on your heart because once State Farm Jake figures out you’re his person, he’ll claim it as his own!

In a short time, one-year-old Nacho (Adoption #BF3797) has endured a lot of changes, but NSALA knows the next change is the one worth waiting for. This bashful boy needs someone with gentle hands and experience coaxing shy cats to trust the humans who love them. Offering him treats is how you open his heart to the possibility that you may be the one for him. Children (10 years and older) are going to learn a lot about loving someone who didn’t know he needed to be loved. Want to be Nacho’s hero? Make him part of your family today!

Claude

When Claude’s (Adoption #R165189) family moved away, Animal League America moved in and offered him the opportunity of a brighter future! It’s clear Claude has known love before because he’s diligently working his way into all of the hearts of everyone he meets! This gentle four-year-old has lived with children, making him a wonderful choice for families. NSALA veterinarians discovered a minor liver condition easily managed by medication (given once each day which he devours up in his food.) This condition is covered through our Pet Health Centers, making it very easy to provide Claude the home he deserves. If you’ve been thinking about bringing someone special into your family, please let us introduce you to Claude today!

Lou

Lou (Adoption #BF3839) is a terrific 5-month-old tabby who was rescued locally and has nothing holding him back from living his best life with his first family. Be prepared to be entertained by his zeal for discovering new places. Your home will make a great new destination for him to explore. If you think you can keep up with Lou’s antics, he’s looking to make you his very best friend!

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

Available for Adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Pets for adoption at Almost Home.

If you’re looking for a new furry feline family member, Almost Home has a bunch of amazing kittens for you to consider. Visit their website almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 and come meet some awesome kitties! You won’t be disappointed!

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