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6 Cats, Dogs That Want To Beat The Heat With You

You’d be barking up the right tree if you adopted any one of these adorable dogs and cats this weekend. These amazing animals are looking for their forever home-could it be yours?

Zuffie

Available for adoption at Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.:

Zuffie is a handsome American Eskimo, almost 13 years old weighing about 25 pounds. He doesn’t look or act his age, and he makes the perfect companion since he is willing to be a couch potato, but also prances like a teenager when it’s time for his walk. Zuffie is a barker at first but can be won over easily. How could you say no to bringing this handsome fella home?!

Duke

Meet the Duke. He is a 2-year-old, 40-pound bundle of muscle, joy and happiness. He wags his tail so hard he almost can’t stand up on his short little legs. He is a Boxer/Stafford terrier mix and loves to go on walks, play ball, nap at your feet and cuddle when it is time to watch TV or go to bed. 

Duke was saved from euthanasia, but also the unfortunate victim of a “need to make room” situation. Thankfully he is now ready for his next chapter in life. Duke will make a great hiking buddy as he loves the outdoors and is very energetic. He is good with cats and other dogs, he’s fully vetted, neutered and ready to move into his new forever home today! 

Lila

Lila is an adorable 8-year-old French Bulldog who is spayed, healthy and up to date on her shots. Lila is very friendly with adults and kids over the age of 14 years. She loves to snuggle and play ball and will follow you around like your shadow. The only thing Lila needs now is a family of her own. How about yours? 

For information about adopting Zuffie, Duke or Lila, please email adoptions@paws-li.org, call 631-306-4616 or check out their website here paws-li.org

Catalina

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Catalina is the super-cute Tabby pictured here. This sweet-as-sugar 3-year-old gal loves other cats, and really enjoys being pet and by humans and snuggling with other kitties. Sadly, Catalina found her way to Almost Home after her owner passed away. Catalina is seeking a calm home with no more than one additional cat to keep her company. If Catalina is your “Cat”alina, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information today!

Ester

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

The hard work of mothering is behind young Ester, who’s practically a kitten herself! Ester (adoption # BF2769) is a shy, 2-year-old tuxedo kitty who has already experienced so much hardship in her short life. Nevertheless, she’s appreciating the safety and serenity she’s experiencing at NSALA’s Adoption Center as she waits to find her new home. Her ideal household is one which can offer her a peaceful place for her to plant herself by sunny windows (and if there are children, age 8 and up, please.)  For more information on Ester, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Lacey

Available for adoption through Second Chance Rescue:

OMG look at that tongue! Super-friendly Lacey was spotted by Second Chance Rescue in a packed shelter, and she was one of the longest residents, which they couldn’t believe. Second Chance couldn’t bear to see Lacey put down, so they pulled her to safety, and now she is looking for her forever home. Lacey is a 9-month-old hound mix and is described as a happy girl who is great with other dogs, and good with cats, too. She is young, so she is active, and will literally wiggle her way right into your heart. Lacey is also looking for a foster home when she arrives to NYC this weekend. If you’re interested in adopting Lacey, head to nycsecondchancerescue.org and fill out an application today!

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

 

Cool Cat Named John Snow Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Looking for a new best friend? We got you covered! There are so many adorable cats and dogs just waiting to meet you this weekend.

Take advantage of the summer weather and head out to your local shelter/rescue and even attend a few upcoming adoption events and clinics listed right here!

PET EVENTS

North Shore Animal League America is waiving adoption fees for felines one year and older for all approved adopters through Sunday. Cat enthusiasts looking to adopt are invited to visit the Little Learners building on campus to find new feline friends. Head over to their Port Washington Campus and adopt your new best friend!

Fixing Felines Spay/Neuter Event: Did you know kittens can be spayed/neutered as young as 8 weeks/or weighing 2 pounds? If you know a cat or kitten in need of a “fix,” there is a wonderful Fixing Felines Spay/Neuter event starting at 8 a.m. July 14 at Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic, 908 Conklin St. in Farmingdale. Call 631-439-5796 for questions and/or to schedule an appointment.

Their low-cost services include $68 for females, $58 for males (includes rabies & distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming). This is a great opportunity for those who help Long Island’s stray/feral cats. Don’t hesitate, call today!

Visit Bideawee’s new pop-up shelter at 61 Main Street in Westhampton Beach though September 1. Adoptions will be processed on site. Hours of operation each week are 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 

Buca

Special Request: Finding a Home for Buca:

Buca is seeking a rather special home and person who can help him live out his life in a peaceful, loving way. At only 2 years old, this young baby has been diagnosed with feline leukemia. Since Buca’s rescue, he continues to improve dramatically; gaining weight and warming up to people, but sadly cats with this illness typically don’t have a long lifespan.

Buca was also diagnosed with a heart murmur which is treatable and common in cats. If you or someone you know can provide this sweet fella with the ultimate forever home, please call or text Stephanie at 516-974-6129. 

Bran and John Snow

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Bran (adoption #E01987) and Jon Snow (adoption #E01988) are devoted friends who have survived so much strife in their young lives, yet together they’re a happy duo. These older kittens (Bran is 20 months and Jon Snow is just 11 months) can be found peacefully canoodling in their bed, dreaming of a safe forever home. While Jon is cautious about new surroundings, Bran has taken the changes in stride.  

They’re a wonderful balance for each other and are sure to fill your home with joy. If you would like to give these sweet boys the keys to rule your kingdom, the North is waiting – visit NSALA’s Port Washington campus or contact DoritS@animalleague.org for more information.   

Agatha

Agatha (adoption #H209837) has settled nicely into the adoption center at NSALA and is now ready to finally find her forever home. Agatha is being treated for chronic rhinitis (a covered medical condition through our on-campus Medical Center.) She would love to be the only pet in her new home, so she is sure to get all the attention she desires.

Agatha eagerly awaits making your acquaintance, and once you meet, you’ll have discovered a new best friend to bring home. If you’d like to adopt Miss Agatha, or have any questions about her diagnosis, please reach out to DorisS@animalleague.org

Juan and West

Juan (adoption #R166818) and West (adoption #R166821) have a lot on their minds. These older kittens (Juan is 14 months old and West is 15 months old) were very suspicious of volunteers and staff when they first arrived after a long trip from North Carolina. But time (and ear rubs) are winning them over.   

A calmer home with older children will help east them into realizing that being loved by their own human is everything they could ever want. If you were thinking of rescuing a pair in need, Juan and West make a great choice! DoritS@animalleague.org is ready to answer any questions you might have about this curious kitty combo.

Annabelle

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This lovely 2-month-old pup is Annbelle. She’s a gorgeous girl with a bright ivory coat and the most charming spots and speckles. With her angelic face, it’s hard not to swoon for her! Spirited, sweet and engaging in nature, Annabelle truly has it all. 

Joi

This sweet 4-year-old speckled girl is Joi! Boasting large brown eyes and a stunning ivory coat dappled with brown, she is simply gorgeous. This precious pup has traveled all the way from Tennessee to find her forever family.

Though Joi can be bashful at first, once she is comfortable, she would be happy to spend her days snuggled with her people. She also needs a home that feels comfortable helping her heal and recover. Sadly, she came into Bideawee positive for heartworm and needs a family that will continue her treatments. Bideawee is willing to pay for the cost of her treatment, as long as it’s done at their Animal Hospital in Westhampton. 

Slinky

Meet Slinky! This handsome 3-month-old kitten makes everyone swoon. Between his good looks and sweet nature, it’s hard to resist his charm. While he can be bashful at first, he’s truly a wonderful companion. Blooming more and more each day, everyone at Bideawee has enjoyed getting to know him. 

Christopher

This sociable 3-month-old kitten is named Christopher. He hogs the spotlight wherever he goes while flaunting his cute face and fun personality. His love and charms are unrivaled. 

Andrea

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Meet Andrea! This adorable doll is so sweet, that all she wants to do is seek out human affection. Andrea loves being pet, and would be so happy in her own home, preferably as an only cat since she’s a bit shy around others. If you’re looking for a stunner, Andrea is your gal. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information today!

Gable

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Gable says, “jump in, the water’s fine!” Gable is a super adorable Jack Russel Terrier mix looking for a best friend to enjoy the pool with this summer. Gable is a very friendly boy who just wants to be the life of the party. He’s always eager to go out on an adventure and make new friends. If you are too, head down and meet him today! 

Cindy Lou

This cool chick donning her sunnies is Cindy Lou, a Calico adult female who came to Little Shelter in December of 2018. Cindy Lou is very optimistic that she will find her forever home soon. Can you help make her future so bright that she’s gotta keep wearing shades?

Please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770 for more information about adopting Gable and Cindy Lou today! 

Angel Blossom

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Angel Blossom is the sweetest girl. She will be very vocal about how much attention she wants, sometimes even begging for you to give her some love. This adorably orange kitty can’t wait to find her furever home. Could it be yours?

Nadia

Nadia is a beautiful young lady. A little skittish at first, but quickly comes out of her shell and will make you her bestie once she spends some time with you. Nadia will happily play with you and her toys, so if you’re looking for a playmate, Nadia is your gal!

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

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

 

16 Cats, Dogs Looking For Their Forever Home on Long Island

Why not give a shelter cat or dog their independence this weekend? Read all about some of Long Island’s most adorable adoptables right here!

Christy

Available for adoption at Bideawee

This little 4-year old beauty is Christy. She is a fantastic girl and it’s impossible not to adore her. Bashful, and gently engaging, it means quite a bit to have her grace you with her love. However, once you’re in her circle of friends, she is ever so loving and loyal. Christy is seeking an equally exquisite and exclusive home to call her own. This precious pup has traveled all the way from Tennessee to find her forever home. 

Bindi

One-year old Bindi is a doll. Boasting large brown eyes and a stunning chocolate coat, dusted with white, she is simply gorgeous. This precious pooch has traveled all the way from Tennessee to meet her forever family. While she might be bashful at first, with some time, patience and most importantly, treats, she will be right by your side to go on any adventure you’re up to. Bindi has quickly become a staff favorite at Bideawee since she is the sweetest gal.

Scout

Scout is truly one of the most interesting cats that you’ll ever meet. Coming from a background of tasteful travels to Paris and The Keys, Scout was quite aptly dubbed, as he certainly loves to adventure. Equal parts coolly confident and handsome, this loving cat will undoubtedly make any family overjoyed with his presence in their life. 

Gumby

This smoky 3-month-old boy is Gumby. He is a charming and gorgeous little kitten that can easily capture any heart! Boasting a blue-grey coat and a loving spirit, Gumby knows just how to woo and love. He is seeking an equally wonderful family to call his own. 

EVENT NEWS: Be sure to check out Bideawee’s new pop-up shelter, Bideawee on Main located at 61 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. It will remain open until though September 1. Adoptions will be processed on site, so why not head over there and find a new best friend this holiday weekend.  Hours of operation each week are 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sundays. 

Gucci

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Gucci is a wonderful 7-year-old girl that came to the shelter as an owner surrender last July because her owner said she never adjusted well to the new baby in the home. Gucci’s owners had her since she was a puppy, so everyone is very heartbroken for Gucci. Gucci’s owner said she was very nice with strangers and is affectionate, house-trained and crate trained.

They also said she knows the commands “sit” and “come.” Gucci lived with another dog previously and did well on the shelter’s dog test here too. She also has gone out on a few foster day field trips and has done wonderfully, meeting new people and exploring the world a little bit. Gucci also seems to like cats.

Poor Gucci has been waiting way too long for her forever home, and we hope she doesn’t have to wait much longer. If you are interested in learning more, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, or email adoption@tohmail.org today!

Tammy

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Tammy is a very cuddly Beagle mix who was rescued from Puerto Rico. She always likes to curl up on your lap like a cat and stay close to you. At only 3 years old, she’s a young dog with a lot of love to give, but she is a shy dog that needs a family who’s willing to work with her to build her confidence and trust. Tammy gets along very well with other dogs, so much so that she needs to go to a home where she will have a canine companion. If you and your furry friend are looking for a new addition, contact Little Shelter today!

Jazzy

Jazzy is an incredibly sweet and loyal kitty who came to Little Shelter when his owner passed away. Don’t be fooled if you come across him napping by a sunny window, the second he senses one of his favorite people are near, he’s wide awake and looking for affection. All Jazzy wants is someone special to spoil with snuggles. 

Please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770 for more information about adopting Tammy and Jazzy today! 

Holden

Available for adoption at Little Shelter Sanctuary:

Holden is an 8-year-old lab mix who loves people. He is an oversized teddy bear that enjoys snuggling. Holden has a lot of fun running around in the sanctuary and his handlers say that he listens very well to commands. He also enjoys going for daily walks through the sanctuary trails and hanging out by the pond.

Holden’s favorite hobby (other than snuggling) is eating and he will sit at your feet with pleading puppy eyes that say, “give me cookies.” Holden is beautiful inside and out. He is full of love that he just wants to share with everyone and is such a kind soul. Holden is located near the Whitney Point/ Vestal/Binghamton area and potential adopters should call Little Shelter Sanctuary to schedule an appointment to meet him. Please call: 607-692-2036 if you are interested in adopting Holden.  

Tobias

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Tobias is a super-sweet young gentleman who enjoys getting affection from people and cats alike. He is especially good with the kittens in the shelter and has earned the title “Mr. Mom.” What everyone really wants for Tobias is for him to have a family of his very own. He’s an active guy that enjoys playing with toys, but also knows when it’s time to just chill and snuggle up to you.

Nicole

Nicole is a wonderful gal with quite the easy-going personality. She’s super low maintenance…only wanting love and affection. When not seeking attention, Nicole can be found curled up in sunny spots by the window or all snuggled up in a bed. If you have a spare window for this lady to perch on, head down to adopt her today!

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

JoJo

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

Want someone to go running or hiking with? Meet Jo Jo Bo. This big, handsome 3-year-old Shar-pei/Labrador mix loves to run and play. Weighing in at about 7 pounds, he would prefer to be the only pet in the house with no children. He is neutered and up to date on shots, who could ask for more?

Lola

Meet Lola, a 6-year-old, 65-pound Rottie mix. Her elderly father was sent to a nursing home and never returned. She has been with a foster who adores her but sadly, he realizes she would be best with someone who was home more frequently. She loves walks and playing ball, is good with children but not good with cats, and would best as the only dog in the home. She is spayed and fully vetted. Now all she needs is a new best friend to care for her. 

Zena

Zena is a sweet, beautiful 2-year-old German Shepard in desperate need of someone to take care of her. Sadly, her owner is no longer able to care for her. Zena needs a home and someone who can continue to teach her good dog manners. She lost her person and is confused. Zena is spayed, very sweet but strong on leash. Can you make this Zena your warrior princess?

SPECIAL NEEDS REQUEST: Frankie is an 11-year-old fully vetted, neutered, adorable mutt. He was an adopted rescue that is now in need of a home better suited to his needs. Sadly, Frankie can no longer see, but that doesn’t stop him. Frankie is a sweet, friendly dog who happens to be housebroken, crate-trained and loves to play with his tennis balls. He is good around older children, cats and small dogs. Getting used to a world of darkness can sometimes be a little scary, so Frankie needs a caring, understanding forever home.  

If you can open your heart and home to Jo Jo, Lola, Zena, or Frankie, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. 

Bella

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Meet Bella! Truly the belle of the ball, this 1-year-old stunner is a super sweet lady, who was sadly surrendered because her owner could no longer afford to care for her. Bella loves to be held and gets along great with other cats, and that’s pretty much all anyone can ask for in a feline friend. If Bella is for you, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Medina

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Being a mama cat is hard work, and no one knows that better than Medina (adoption #SCR2327). This young, 2-year-old lady from South Carolina has proved to be a wonderful mother to her litter of kittens, and now Medina is ready to retire from motherhood and ease into a peaceful life of being doted upon. Medina can still feel sensitive after all she’s experienced the past several months so would be best suited to a home with older children who can soothe her or give her space depending on what she needs. Patience and love will make Medina feel safe and sound. If this is the type of home you can provide, reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org today!  

Pixel

When Pixel (adoption #BF2144) was a kitten, she was left outside to fend for herself in the bitter cold of winter. NSALA’s rescue team was dispatched to bring her to safety, and she’s been tucked away in a quiet place where she has learned to trust the humans who care for her. Pixel is a 2-year-old, reserved girl who cautiously watches other cats. She’s learning she is safe. If you have had fearful cats before, have a quiet home with no young children, and are looking to expand your family, Pixel is your girl! Please contact DoritS@animalleague.org if you’re interested in welcoming Pixel into your home. 

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

 

13 Cats, Dogs That Want To Celebrate Independence Day With You

Since June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month, it the purrfect time to adopt a new fabulous feline! More of a dog person? There’s plenty of pups to choose from, too. Read about some of the most amazing cats and dogs available for adoption right here!   

Hamlet

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

To adopt Hamlet today or take the chance of letting some other lucky person adopt him…that is the question. This amazing 6-year-old lab mix was found chained to a fence in the Bronx four years ago. He was soon adopted and showered with love, but according to his owners, became “too big” for their little child.

Hearts are broken for Hamlet, who is described as an absolute love who loves to play and adores people. He is fully vetted, neutered, dog-particular (cats unknown), and is suggested for a home without young children as he does not know his own strength. If you can make your home Hamlet’s home, call for more info today!

Brinley

Brinley is an adorable, super sweet young mix breed. Like most 2-year-old gals, she has lots of energy. She loves to run and jump and play with her toys and with her ball. She’s good with children over 10 years old. 

She weighs about 45-50 lbs. and since she’s not used to sharing her human(s), it may be best if she’s the only pet in the home. She is spayed and up to date on her shots. She’s a beauty so don’t wait, adopt Brinley today!

Baxter

Baxter is an adorable 10-year-old neutered and fully vetted beagle-pug mix. He was adopted when he was just 5 months old by a family that has loved him all this time but can no longer keep him. He is a very sweet, friendly dog and loves to give paw.

He is housebroken and good around children and other animals. He loves his toys, loves to play, loves his walks, and loves laying in the sun and being outside. He would be a wonderful addition to just about any family. How about yours? 

If you can open your heart and home to Hamlet, Brinley or Baxter, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. 

Onyx

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Meet Onyx! When this 4-year-old stunner arrived at Almost Home, he was quite shy and nervous, but he has come out of his shell 110 percent and now he meows for attention. Onyx wants nothing more than to find his own person to love him and pet him all day long. Onyx even gets along great with other cats, so don’t wait, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Snickerdoodle

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Snickerdoodle is an adorable little 3-year-old Chihuahua mix rescued from North Carolina after hurricane Florence. Snickerdoodle is an affectionate girl who loves getting attention from people and enjoys getting belly rubs all day long. She is a very gentle gal who likes going for walks and meeting new people. Snickerdoodle is looking for a special family of her very own that she can give lots of kisses to.

Macy

Macy is a sweet adult kitty who loves people and dreams of having a human of her very own. She wants someone she can cuddle with and give all her affection to. Macy is known to shadow her favorite people around the cattery, following them wherever they go. However, she would like to be your “one and only” as she is shy around other animals.

Please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770 for more information about adopting Snickerdoodle and Macy today! 

Nicole

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Sweet Nicole waits by the window at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter for her special someone to pull up and take her home. Nicole has an easy-going personality and really only wants two things: love and affection. When not seeking attention, Nicole can be found curled up in sunny spots by the window or all snuggled up in a bed.

She is a super-sweet snuggle bunny that would love to go home with you today. For more information about adopting Nicole, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, 631-651-9788. 

Talia

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Talia (adoption #V39340) has the chunkiest legs to go with the sweetest personality. This 13-month-old gal comes all the way from Virginia and receives nothing but high praises from her new friends at the Adoption Center. Talia is a terrific choice for first time cat families looking to spoil their only pet since she makes loving her very easy! For more information on Talia, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

Durian

Durian (adoption #R165383) is a shy fella looking for a family who will bring him confidence as he adjusts to his very first home. Paired with a confident feline friend, Durian’s fears melt away as he watches how easy it is to trust the humans caring for him.

This sweet 8-month-old, domestic short-haired kitten comes alive when it’s playtime and welcomes gentle ear rubs from his trusted companions. All he needs is a little patience and he’ll soon see that home is where he belongs. He’ll be offering you head rubs to show his appreciation in no time!  If you’d like to welcome Durian into your home, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Casper

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This handsome 1-year-old boy is Casper. Sporting a brilliant white coat and expressive brown eyes, he is simply stunning. Sweet Casper has traveled all the way from Tennessee to find his forever family, and he is waiting very patiently to spend forever with them. Jubilant and enthusiastic, he’s always excited for the next adventure, the next new friend to make and the newest trick to learn.  

Fiona

Summer is here and Fiona is hoping she finally meets her forever family. She’s a sweet 2-year old girl who came to Bideawee all the way from the Bahamas to find her forever family. She is a gorgeous pup who enjoys nothing more than making friends and everyday playtime. She’s currently being treated for heartworm, so her play will have to be quieter until she is cleared. However, once she is in full health, this Bahaman beauty would love to get out of the house, make friends and go on adventures!

Jungle

This handsome boy is Jungle. He is an entertaining 6-year-old kitty who knows how to charm, beguile and make the crowds roar with laughter. This adorable tuxedo feline is very people-oriented and loves to play and engage with his friends. Being active and enthusiastic, Jungle tends to get a little carried away at times and may play with extra vigor. Therefore, he’s being recommended for a mature, experienced and adult-only family for this fun fellow. Mr. Jungle might be able to live with another active kitty, but this should be considered on a case-by-case basis. He would just blossom if his future household could provide a good amount of space, exercise and healthy outlets for his energy and curiosity. 

Amana

Meet lovely Amana. She’s an 8-year-old Domestic Shorthair mix who came to Bideawee in December 2017 after her owners could no longer care for her. Amana is a special cat in need of a gentle and loving home. She can be quite loving once she’s comfortable in her surroundings, but she’s very nervous in new places. She requires a patient owner who will help her feel at home in a new environment. Once Amana trusts you though there’s no greater feeling. She’ll snuggle up to you for attention. Either rubbing along your legs or curling up against your side. Amana lives with other cats here at Bideawee and may be able to go home to another friendly feline. 

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

 

Pet Photographers Aim To Get Pit Bulls Adopted

A photo from Sophie Gamand's Pit Bull Flower Power series.

The public misconception that pit bulls are ill-tempered has caused an abundance of the breed awaiting adoption at local animal shelters, but photographers are trying to address the issue one click at a time.

Sophie Gamand is an award-winning photographer and animal advocate who travels around the United States photographing shelter dogs for free to help bring awareness to their fate and help them get adopted. For the past several years, she has been photographing shelter pit bulls wearing flower crowns, in a project called Pit Bull Flower Power, helping hundreds of these dogs find homes while combating their unjust reputation.  

“My work explores the complex dynamics between humans and dogs,” says Gamand. “By photographing shelter dogs and telling their stories, it’s humans I am trying to understand better. 

“We created dogs,” she continues. “We made them who they are through genetic manipulation, training, by subduing an entire species. This should give us a tremendous responsibility toward them. Yet an estimated 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters every year in the U.S. That’s one dog for 83.5 inhabitants.”

She notes that there are many reasons for dogs to end up in shelters, but when it comes to pit bulls, things are even more difficult because these dogs are last to be adopted. Many landlords ban them from their residences, or insurance companies refuse to insure households with these dogs, and some entire cities ban these dogs. But even when they aren’t legally banned, it can be incredibly difficult for a family to find a place to live if they have a pit bull or pit bull mix.

Gamand has visited several Long Island shelters and rescues including the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter, and has assisted in the adoption of hundreds of dogs. 

Sophie’s Pit Bull Flower Power coffee-table book, which includes 250 pages of portraits and the touching stories of shelter pit bulls on their way home, is available for purchase online at sophiegamand.com/store. Follow @SophieGamand on Instagram for dog portraits!

15 Cats and Dogs Too Cute To Handle Up For Adoption on Long Island

Warning! Warning! There’s a cuteness overload happening on Long Island, which means there’s plenty of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies to adopt-so head down to your local shelter/rescue and bring home a new best friend today!

Cookie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Cookie is as sweet as her name. This beautiful 2-year-old gal loves to be pet and really enjoys being brushed too. Cookie has had the privilege of being in a foster home, and she’s now ready to spread her wings and fly to her forever home. For more information about adopting Cookie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Diesel

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

SENIOR ALERT: Diesel, the 12-year-old Beagle mix is waiting for you to come and take him home. This sweet boy wants nothing more than to spend his afternoons cuddled on your lap getting belly rubs. He is a mush of a dog who will just stare at you lovingly. Diesel loves going for walks and meeting new people. He would be a great companion for an afternoon stroll through town.

Pookie

Pookie is tons of love! This rotund gentleman is one of the sweetest cats in the cattery. He is a gentle soul that will just stare at you with a loving expression. Pookie is a big ole’ cuddle bug who just wants affection, he enjoys chin scratches and belly rubs. He is known to follow his favorite staff members around the cattery.

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

Chanler

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Come check out Chanler! This big moose of a cat is simply a love bug just looking for someone special. He’s a very affectionate cat that only wants to be petted and to snuggle into your arms. A million times better than a toy, this teddy bear will cuddle with you forever!

Cheeto

Cheeto is an affectionate ginger tabby who will mew when you go near him to ask for affection. He’s a sweet boy who loves getting attention and loves playing with our volunteers. For Cheeto there’s nothing better than getting his ears rubbed while laying on your lap. Come down and meet him this week at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter.

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

Lester

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Sad eyed Lester is very patiently waiting for a home. This 4-year-old boy came to the TOH Animal Shelter after being found as a stray in September 2018 by the police. They brought him to safety, and now its time for him to find a loving home. Lester is a sweet, calm boy who seems to like other dogs, but is under-socialized and isn’t quite sure what to do…

Lester is friendly with people but doesn’t seem to know any commands. Staff and volunteers are certain he is very smart and capable of learning, if only he had an owner willing to teach him! Lester has been lucky enough to get out for some foster field trips and it has really benefitted him. He loves getting in the car and behaves like a perfect gentleman when he’s out and about.

If you are interested in adopting Lester, please call 516-785-5220, visit him at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org today!

Lemongrass and Acai

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

When Lemongrass (adoption #BF2764) and Acai (adoption #BF2765) were delivered to NSALA by a local rescuer, they didn’t know they were friends. They quickly cleared that up once they were reunited and they’ve been inseparable since. This pair of bonded, 1-year-old girls are two sweet beauties that complete each other. It would be wonderful for them to find a wonderful family together, and one that knows that their gentle energy will fit seamlessly in a quiet home. If you’re interested having Lemongrass and Acai show you why two is better than one, please reach out toDoritS@animalleague.org

Torta

When Torta (adoption #R166803) arrived from North Carolina, she was overwhelmed by all the changes in her short life. All this unique-looking, 18-month-old tortie kitten needed was to settle in, words of encouragement and gentle ear rubs helped a lot. Torta enjoys the company of her well-mannered feline friends. NSALA anticipates her smoothly transitioning into her first real home—one with older children—with the help of patient humans. For more information on Torta, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

Derry

Look at these eyes! When Derry, (adoption # R166820) arrived from North Carolina, she had her reservations. This young, 15-month-old Siamese mix has watched her caretakers’ every move from the safety of her bed and they’re now searching for a perfect home to match her needs: a quiet one with older children and cat-experienced adults who will offer Derry a smooth transition into life as a beloved family member. Derry is now enjoying pleasant playtime with her feline friends in NSALA’s cage free Habitat. A little time and patience is all this sweet, older kitten needs to build her confidence and assure her that being home is the best place to be! Please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org if you think you’d like to welcome Derry into your life!

Betta

Betta (adoption #IR1679) has got it going on! This 16-month-old silky-soft female tuxedo has eyes of gold and whiskers for days, but beyond her dazzling beauty lays the heart of a soulmate. Betta has traveled all the way from Puerto Rico to Long Island in search of her forever family. Shy at first, this young lady warms up quickly with some gentle reassurance. She enjoys catnip toys and crunchy treats, but mostly Betta is looking for a human to spend her days and nights with. If you’d like to be that lucky human, email DoritS@animalleague.org to arrange to meet Betta!

Baxter

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society:

Baxter is the coolest dude around! This 10-year-old beagle-pug mix was adopted when he was 5 months old by a family that has loved him all this time but can no longer keep him. He is a very sweet, friendly dog that knows his commands, is housebroken and is good around children and other animals. He loves his toys, loves to play, loves his walks, loves laying in the sun and being outside. He would be a wonderful addition to just about any family. How about yours? Contact paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616 for more information today!

Macks

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Visit Bideawee’s Westhampton adoption center to meet Macks! Boasting large brown eyes and a stunning marbled coat, this 9-month-old pup is simply gorgeous. He’s always excited for the next adventure, the next new friend to meet and the newest trick to learn. He’s got both gumption and initiative for life. All he needs is someone who shares his strong desire to live to the fullest! Whether it’s a hike in the woods, a jog on the beach, an evening walking in town with new friends or an afternoon spent learning fun things, Macks is sure to be all in! 

Martina

Running over the grasses of Westhampton, and then springing up to say hello to her friends, it could only be the beautiful Martina! She is a jubilant and happy-go-lucky 1-year old lady who just cannot wait for the next adventure. Martina dons an effervescent and cheerful spirit that everyone admires! She would flourish in an equally spirited home. Everyone that spends time with her always remarks about how affectionate she is. Sweet and people-oriented, she is a genuine friend to all. Weighing in at forty pounds, she is also a swell size! If Martina has intrigued you, come and meet her today! 

Cory

This adorable boy is named Cory! Cream in color and sweet in soul, he has won many hearts at Bideawee. He’s a combination of playful, loving, spirited and snuggly. Cory is the ideal balance of all wonderful things! If you’d love to take this little boy home, call the Westhampton Adoption Center today! 

Minie

This handsome 3-month-old kitten is named Minie. He came in with his siblings, Eenie, Meenie and Mo. The only tuxedo-colored kitten in his family, he certainly stands apart from the crowd! And if his distinguished good looks don’t make him stand out enough, his bold personality certainly will! A genuine social butterfly, Minie never makes his heart unknown. 

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

13 Cats, Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home This Weekend

The biggest challenge of finding the perfect pet is having to choose from all the amazing animals that are available for adoption.

There’s no shortage of adorable kittens, cats, puppies and dogs on Long Island that are ready to make your home their forever home…read about some of them right here!

Joci

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This sweet and precious lady is named Joci. She’s a warm and loving 10-year-old dog who is seeking a home to call her own. Donning a fantastic ebony and ivory coat with brindle highlights throughout, she is both outwardly stunning and inwardly lovely. Joci is in search of a family that is every bit as wonderful and affectionate as she is. In return, you can expect endless love and loyalty from her.

Seamus

This handsome young gentleman is Seamus. Isn’t he a stunner? Boasting sweet brown eyes and an almost ginger coat, he’s certainly one unique looking pooch! This sweet 3-year-old man has already amassed a fan club both from his stellar leash manners and his scruffy coat. Seamus has come all the way from Texas to find his forever family. He is down for anything from going on a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, to just watching some television on the couch. He’d love to do it all by your side! 

Meenie

This handsome young boy is named Meenie. Not only is he angelic in appearance, but he’s equally as loving in personality. Snuggly, tenderhearted and gorgeous both inside and out, 2-month-old Meenie is simply a charmer. All he needs is an equally wonderful family to call his own. 

Pearl

Meet Pearl! She has been looking for her forever home since arriving at Bideawee in July 2015. Pearl is a 5-year-old Domestic Shorthair kitty with a coat of creams, silvers and whites. She is simply dazzling! Pearl demands to be wooed and celebrated, and is awaiting for someone to win her heart! She would do well in a home with older, gentle children, or an adult-only home. 

Lego

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Lego (adoption #R166271) is no puzzle! This charming 7-year-old male has ingratiated himself with everyone he meets and has been delighting his new friends from the moment he was rescued from a North Carolina municipal shelter. Everything about Lego fits together purrfectly, from his stunning fluffy coat, to his amiable personality. 

Lego is FIV+ and prefers the predictable peace of a home where he’s the only pet. He’d thrive in a home where the family has children 10+ in age who can provide him a stable environment. If he sounds like the piece of your heart that’s been missing, come meet him this weekend or reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Millie

Millie (adoption #R164469) was unhappy in a chaotic home and arrived at NSALA’s Adoption Center searching for a better fit for her.  Tentative at first, this lovely 3-year-old from West Virginia feels a connection to any quiet understanding friend willing to rub her ears and whisper gently that her future is bright.

Millie is being treated for IBS with special diet. Millie could use a foster setting to complete her plan for a healthy life with her new family. If a quiet soulmate is what’s missing in your home, Millie would love to fill that position. Please email DoritS@animalleague.org for more information.

Diamond

When Diamond (adoption #V38943) arrived from Virginia, she was carrying a secret … five to be precise. Little Diamond was about to be a mama! For several weeks this tiny, teenager (1 ½ year old) was safely tucked away in the NSALA nursery tending to her five kittens, but the stress of her duties left her needing a little TLC from her human friends.

Now Diamond is shining brightly, ready to find a happy home of her own.  Now free of responsibility, Diamond is ready to play! If you’re looking for one cat, you’re going to take home a real gem when you adopt Diamond! For more details, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

Linda

Linda (adoption #V39343) is a lucky lady from Virginia who is anticipating great changes in the near future. This tender, 1-year-old tortie is loving her new friends at NSALA’s Adoption Center—both feline and human—and dreams of windows and a never-ending flow of ear rubs and attention.

Linda is being treated for a heart condition and receives her care at cost through their Medical Center in Port Washington. She couldn’t be a dreamier patient! If your family seeks a calm friend for your cat at home,  lovely Linda can’t wait to meet you this weekend!  For more information, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

Alexis

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Alexis is a beautiful 1-year-old gal who loves other cats and even loves to cuddle with them. Alexis is a shy cat who is working hard to come out of her shell. She is such a sweet cat that just needs a patient family to help her shine her brightest! For more information about adopting Alexis, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Little Shelter Puppies

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Puppies Puppies Puppies! Little Shelter has Lab/Shephard puppies available for adoption now! These puppies are 8 months old and ready to start obedience classes. The pups are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped.

They are very sweet dogs who love getting attention from people and are eager to please. They will go very far in their new homes and be great companions. All the pups from this group are outgoing, energetic and playful. Come into Little Shelter and adopt one of these gorgeous pups today!

Meenie

If you’re more of a cat person, come down and meet Meenie! Meenie along with his siblings (Eeney, Miney and Moe) were rescued from a local colony and brought to Little Shelter. Meenie is a friendly cat who would love to have a family of his own. Come adopt Meenie today!

For more information about adopting a new puppy or Meenie, please contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington, 631-368-8770.

Klondike

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Klondike is a cute chubby cat who is as cool as a cucumber. At first, he may come off as a bit shy, but once he gets to know you, he is as sweet as the ice cream bar he is named after. He loves getting scratched underneath his chin.

Dr. Phresh

Dr. Phresh is a fluffy ball of affection. He is content being cuddled up and sharing warmth with everyone. Not only will you love brushing his long beautiful hair, he will love it too!

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

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

 

Puppies, Kittens Among Pets Up For Adoption At Long Island Shelters

Long Island has a ton of animals in all ages, sizes and breeds available for adoption. Your purrrfect match is out there, maybe it’s one on this list!  

Fixing Felines Spay/Neuter Event

Did you know kittens can be spayed/neutered as young as 8 weeks/or weighing 2 pounds? If you know a cat or kitten in need of a “fix,” there is a wonderful Fixing Felines Spay/Neuter event atarting at 8 .m. June 9 at Farmingdale Dog & Cat Clinic, 908 Conklin Street in Farmingdale. Call 631-439-5796 for questions and/or to schedule an appointment. Their low-cost services include $68 for females, $58 for males (includes rabies & distemper vaccine, flea treatment and deworming). This is a great opportunity for those who help Long Island’s stray/feral cats. Don’t hesitate, call today!

Available for adoption through the Urban Cat League:

If you’re looking for an adorable pair of kittens, check out these two sweethearts! The Tabby is a girl and the white and Tabby kitty is a boy. This dynamic duo will be available for adoption together by late June, completely vetted (neutered, vaccinated, tested and dewormed) all before they find their forever home. For an adoption application, or help name these cuties, email UCLcreative@gmail.com

If you’re unfamiliar with Urban Cat League, this wonderful organization acts internationally as a resource for information about all aspects of humane care for street cats. They are an amazing resource for all things cat/kitten, so check them out today at urbancatleague.org

Gulliver and Gatsby

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Gulliver (adoption # BF2605) and Gatsby (adoption #BF2606) lived together inside an auto body shop. When the shop was sold, this team of two year olds needed a new plan and North Shore Animal League America’s rescue team promised them brighter, safer future. Upon medical examination, vets discovered they both have hyper-cardiomyopathy, a medical condition covered through NSALA’s fully accredited Medical Center on their Port Washington campus.

While they are just monitoring Gatsby’s heart, Gulliver requires medication. The bond between these gentle friends will melt your heart. Can you offer this bonded pair a safe spot on your couch—their first ever—where they will sleep well, knowing they are finally home? If so, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org for more information about this kitty combo.

Boots and Quarter

Boots (adoption # H200424) had depended on his best friend Quarter (adoption #H200425) their entire chaotic lives. Rescued locally, these 9-year-old brothers are settling into NSALA’s Adoption Center on their comfy beds and continue to find courage through their friendship.  

Quarter has already begun to look to his new human caretakers for tender, loving care while Boots watches expectantly until he knows he’s safe…he’s a bit shy.  f you would like to give these senior gents a fresh start, you will be rewarded with unending love. For more information about this dynamic duo, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

Megan

Megan (adoption #R166804) made her way up to Port Washington all the way from North Carolina hoping to find a loving family and wonderful life. This young Southern Belle intends to be the center of attention forever, so plan to spoil this only child for the rest of her life! Hoping this sweet tortie will find a home very soon as her personality is equal to her beauty. For more information, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

Ricky

Available for adoption at Second Chance Rescue:

SENIOR ALERT: Ricky is 14 years old, and in his golden years he deserves to be in a safe, loving, stable home. Ricky is an American Bulldog/ Boxer mix. He is such a sweet loving boy. He is good with small dogs, and other female dogs, but doesn’t care for other large male dogs.

Ricky loves to be with people, he loves getting attention, and he is very loyal and grateful. Second Chance Rescue would love to find a foster, or better yet a permanent home for Ricky. If that person is you, please go to nycsecondchancerescue.org to apply for this senior hunk.

Tabby

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Tabby is a super cool cat who could be a little shy at first but is guaranteed to warm up quickly to anyone who offers to pet her. She’s an affectionate little lady that gets along great with other cats. For more information about adopting Tabby, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Sandy

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Sandy is one cute dog, who is looking for one very special home. This beautiful 5 ½-year old Lab mix came to the shelter as an owner surrender. She was purchased as a puppy and has displayed issues with people near her food in her former home. Sandy is looking for an adult only home, with owners who are savvy, and will stick with her and help her overcome her issue.

Sandy really likes other dogs and is friendly with strangers. With the right human, Sandy will make an amazing BFF! If you are interested in adopting Sandy, please call 516-785-5220, visit her at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Wow! Twenty puppies ranging from 8 weeks to 8 months will make their adoption debut this Saturday at Little Shelter. The dogs were originally rescued from municipal shelters in Texas and made their way to Huntington through Little Shelter’s Passage to Freedom Program. The puppies are all different mixes and there is someone for every household. Little Shelter is open from Noon to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and families are encouraged to arrive early to meet the puppies.

Onyx, Pebbles, and Riley

More of a cat person? Meet Onyx, Pebbles, and Riley! This lovable trio was brought to Little Shelter when their owner became ill and could no longer care for them.

Despite being suddenly taken from everything they have always known, Onyx, Pebbles, and Riley have shown nothing but love to everyone they meet. Onyx is constantly trying to climb into people’s arms, just wanting to be hugged. Pebbles will gently tap at visitors passing by with her paw to get them to notice her and give her affection. Riley will roll on her side and nuzzle her face into people’s palms for each massages.

These affectionate cats only want to love and be loved, they have spent their entire lives in a home with each other and Little Shelter is looking for a family that would help keep them together. Call or come in to meet Onyx, Pebbles, and Riley today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

By now you’ve likely heard about the terrible hoarding situation where over 20 cats were rescued from an abandoned house in Suffolk County. The good news is that these cats are now safe and available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. Ranging from kittens to adults, they are all looking for a second chance at loving homes. All friendly and just looking for someone to cuddle with, they love getting attention and playing with toys. Come meet them this weekend at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter!

Cami & Camela

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This phenomenal 5-year-old gal is Cami! Boasting a gorgeous golden coat and a dignified grey face and muzzle, she is certainly a stunner! Cami has come all the way from Miami to find her forever family. She’s as sweet as she is gorgeous and is a great companion for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. Cami came to Bideawee with her best friend Camela. She is looking for a family that has enough love and room in their heart and home for both her and Camela – an equally lovely lady. If you think that you might be the right match for them, ask about adopting this adorable duo today! 

This gorgeous 5-year old girl is Camela! Boasting a beautiful brindle coat, splashed with white, she is simply divine! She also needs a home that feels comfortable helping her heal and recover. Sadly, she came into Bideawee positive for heartworm and needs a family that will continue her treatments. Bideawee is willing to pay for the cost of her treatment, as long as it is done at its Animal Hospital in Westhampton. Camela has traveled all the way from Miami, Florida with her best friend, Cami to look for her forever home. She is looking for a family that has enough love and room in their heart and home for both girls. If you think you might be the right match for Camela and Cami, call the Westhampton adoption center today! 

Gideon
Gideon

This handsome 2-month old boy is named Gideon. Not only is he angelic in appearance, but he’s equally as loving in personality. Snuggly, tenderhearted and gorgeous both inside and out, Gideon is simply a charmer. We just can’t get enough of his love or that precious rose-colored nose! All he needs now is an equally wonderful family to call his own. 

Ginger

This gorgeous young girl is named Ginger. She is a bright-eyed 2-month old beauty that is impossible not to swoon for. Apart from being just adorable, she is also every bit as sweet as she is lovely. She can always be counted upon for kitten cuddles and sweetness. All this fantastic lady needs now is an equally grand home to call her own! 

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

 

Cat Named Beyonce Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Being right in the middle of kitten season, shelters and rescues are overflowing not only with adorable kittens, but their gorgeous moms and dads too. Read all about some of the fabulous felines available for adoption right here!

And if you can’t adopt but wish to help Long Island’s homeless animals, why not join Last Hope Animal Rescue for a fun night of Supermarket Bingo on 7-10 p.m. June 14 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. All proceeds benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue programs. Bingo prizes will include a variety of supermarket gift cards including BJs, Costco, Stew Leonard and more. $15 Admission includes one Bingo card (set of 4 games), dessert and coffee/tea at intermission. To purchase tickets online, head to lasthopeanimalrescue.org. For more info, call 516-455- 5370.  

Meerkat and Gopher

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

When Gopher (adoption #D48893) and his sister Meerkat (adoption #D48892) arrived at NSALA’s adoption center, they were frightened older kittens in need of time and dedication from the behavior team to help them navigate a new world indoors. These bonded siblings have grown into stunning 6-year-old adults and have shown everyone that they are ready for a home that is experienced with fearful cats and houses no young children.  Already very comfortable with feline friends, they are ready to build relationships with loving humans. If you would like to help write the next chapter of their story and welcome them into your safe haven, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more details.

Rose

One-year old Rose (adoption #H209678) lost the only home she’d ever known and felt quite lost when she was brought to NSALA’s adoption center. Given time and space to bloom, she has taught staff and volunteers what she needs to thrive in her next home: peace and quiet. Rose is happiest as the only pet and a consistent, predictable atmosphere with children 12 and up in age will help her ease into her new life. If you have cat experience, you’ll immediately recognize that all this gentle soul needs to continue to bloom is tender, loving care. For more information on adoption Rose, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

Beyonce

Beyonce (adoption #IR1088) is ready to take on her very first real home after a successful stay with a wonderful foster family. This 9-month-old beauty has a talent for winning the hearts of everyone she encounters. She was rescued in Puerto Rico and brought to Port Washington for some physical therapy to find a vida nueva!

She is a delightful diva. Her time in a foster home has given her the opportunity to recover comfortably and completely. Beyonce will thrive in a home with older children where she the one and only pet. If you would you like to welcome Beyonce into your home, please email DoritS@animalleague.org for more information.

Banjo

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Banjo is a beautiful 2-year-old girl that loves being around people and really, really enjoys being pet! Banjo is very sweet and quite playful, and will likely do best in a home where she is the only feline. She can get a little snippy with the other cats when she doesn’t want to be bothered. For more information about adopting Banjo, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

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

 

11 Cats, Dogs at Long Island Shelters That Want To Spend That Summer With You

A holiday weekend is the purrrfect time to head out to your local shelters and rescues and find your new best friend. Read about some of the amazing cats, dogs, kittens and puppies that are ready to go home with you today!

Sonny

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

When Sonny’s rescue heroes discovered this friendly young boy fending for himself outside, they ushered him inside to the safety of the NSALA Adoption Center. Sonny (reference #BF2604) is curious about his change of scenery and loves grabbing the attention of his caretakers. He’s playful and exuberant and would love to have a feline friend who can keep up with his champion wrestling technique!  

When playtime is over, Sonny loves to nestle in for a good cuddle with his human. This tender, one-year-old tabby would love a home with children 12 and up in age who can settle him into his very first home. A few ear rubs and some fun time will have Sonny brightening your home! 

Paquito

Paquito (reference #MA3606) is a superhero packed into a little feline body. This very special 1 year old has been through a lot,but with the help of NSALA’s Medical Team, he is back on his paws and ready to conquer your heart. This young friend’s superpower is spreading joy to everyone he meets.

Paquito is so happy to finally be safe indoors, and his FIV will be easily managed in the safety of his very first home. Paquito feels the most confident when he has his human friends all to himself, so no other pets in the home, please. If you’re looking for a superhero to win your heart, look no further than Paquito! 

Matty

Matty (reference #R165373) took a long journey from Florida to come here to Long Island.  When this handsome, teenage tuxedo arrived at NSALA’s adoption center, he couldn’t wait to explore his new setting, and made sure to greet all his new friends with enthusiasm Matty’s exuberance will work best with a cat-experienced, adult home to help him harness his playfulness into positive interactions with his very first family.  

For more information about adopting Matty, Paquito, or Sonny, contact DoritS@animalleague.org 

Dan

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Dan is a fun-loving, 8-year-old Yorkie who is on a mission to make friends with everybody he meets. He’s an energetic pup that is always ready to have some fun, from playing with toys to going on walks Dan is ready to do it all. This little guy wants to be your best friend and even your travel buddy, so how’s about planning an adventure with this little fella today!

Tom

Tom is the unofficial “Mayor of the Cattery.” He has lived at the shelter for most of his life and loves the company of all his cat friends who seem to love him as much as he loves them. They follow him around and always seem to follow his lead. Tom hasn’t let all this power go to his head, however, because he has remained sweet and treats all of his constituents with respect. 

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

Boo

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Everyone knows that black cats bring good luck, and who couldn’t use a little luck these days? Boo is a curious black panther who loves to sit in the window and watch the staff as they’re working. He’s a big mush…loves to cuddle and is super affectionate.

Boo will even let staff pick him up and carry him like a baby! This super-sweet kitty is looking for a special family that will lavish him with love and who will let him cuddle in the bed at night. If you can make Boo your Boo, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, or call 631-651-9788 today

Whiskers

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

What’s that you say? You’re looking to adopt a gorgeous long-haired boy this weekend? Well, enter Whiskers!

Whiskers was surrendered to Almost Home because his elderly owner could no longer care for him. He is very friendly and loves to be pet. He gets along with all the other cats in the cattery.

He is 7 years young and will surely make someone the perfect pal to hang out with! For more information about adopting Whiskers, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Kitty

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet this gorgeous 7-year-old gal, Kitty. With emerald irises alive with light, charm and anticipation, this beauty is a delight to both the eyes and the soul. Sweet and gorgeous, with just a hint of mystique, Kitty reminds us of an older time; she’s both hot jazz and a cold beverage in one. Kitty is a doll with all, be it people, pooches, and other cats alike; she’s a genuine social butterfly. She’s surely an enchanting dame and would flourish almost anywhere she goes.

Akasha

This stunning 2-month-old sweetheart is named Akasha. She came to Bideawee with her siblings and everyone was astonished over how beautiful they all were. Some were hairless, some were not, but every kitten in this litter had glowing blue-teal exotic eyes. Not to mention, all of them were exquisitely sweet! The second you meet Akasha, she is sure to come up to say hello and she will charm you with both her brilliant grey and ivory coat, as well as her charming nature. All this perfect doll needs now is a home to call her own!

Munchie

This beautiful 2-year old doll is named Munchie. She arrived to Bideawee a short time ago, and they soon after discovered that she was pregnant. Munchie gave birth a short time later and was a wonderful mother to her babies. She did a fantastic job raising them. They have all since been adopted, but this deserving mama is still looking for a home to call her own. Munchie is an incredibly sweet, but bashful and tenderhearted girl that is looking for a quiet and loving family to call her own. She just needs somewhere safe and gentle to rest her head, as well as the love of a family. 

Sunshine

Meet Sunshine! Radiating light, love and liveliness, this 1 year old is a beam of happiness and joy. You can count on Sunshine to be the first to run right up to you and ask to play. She’s always up for fun and learning new games. An active lifestyle is important to her and she would love someone who can accompany her on long walks, jogs or hikes. A sweet friend to all, she can also be counted on to be out and about schmoozing with new people. She’s a genuine social butterfly! 

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