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Meet These Pets Available for Adoption on Long Island

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Mia

These cats and dogs all have amazing “pet-tential” and would like the “oppawtunity” to prove it to you! So don’t wait — call or head down to your local animal shelter or rescue and bring home your new best friend today!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue/Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

Jimmy Hendricks

Jimmy Hendricks is a very sweet and rather handsome 6-year-old guy! Jimmy was surrendered because his owner needed to move out of state and live with family.  He gets along well with other cats and loves to be around humans.

Stretch

**Senior Alert** Stretch is a beautiful 11-year-old girl who adores being pet, loves giving head butts and is just all-around a sweet girl. She gets along great with other cats, kids, and humans.

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

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Mia

Mia is a 3-year-old Labrador/Pit/Mastiff Mix who came to the shelter as a stray after being hit by a car. Fortunately, she sustained only minor injuries. Mia is equal parts goofy and affectionate! She loves to whip around her rope toys and chase after balls. Mia thinks she is a lap dog literally… and will crawl into your lap to shower you with kisses. In her previous life, Mia was a yard dog who wasn’t trained or given proper socialization. At first, she is protective of her space when it comes to strangers and will require a family who can properly introduce her to new people. However, once she meets a new friend, she loves them unconditionally. Mia would be best as the only pet in an adult-only home. If you are interested in meeting Mia, please call 631-360-7575 for more information today!

Available for adoption at All About Spay Neuter

KC

**Senior Alert** KC is a stunning 10-year-old muted calico who joined All About Spay a few weeks ago. She has already won over the hearts of the volunteers with her loving personality in this short amount of time. She would be great for someone looking for a companion and best friend. If you are interested in her, please text Alicia at 516-984-4525

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Pebble

When Pebble (Adoption #H210260) was offered a chance at a safe indoor life, she was frightened by the prospect. NSALA placed her in a quiet space where she could take all the time she needed to learn to trust humans. Time shared with like-minded feline friends introduced her to a whole new world of possibilities. This timid one-year-old survivor admired her more confident friends’ ability to frolic with the humans who care for them. Pebble feels most confident when she’s with other cats so we are seeking an experienced home with a cat who will ease her into her new life as a family member. Children 12 years old and up will show her the patience she deserves to ensure a successful transition. Pebble has proven to be a very devoted little spoon to her cat friends; if your cat would enjoy sharing tender moments with a gentle companion, Pebble is ready to join your home!

Alutia

At first glance, Alutia (Adoption #G26629) seems unsure of her new surroundings. A reassuring blink will lead to a warm head butt between friends. Experienced cat owners will understand instinctively that this stunning one-year-old southern rescue craves freedom and space to fully embrace her home. Alutia is looking for a quiet, predictable household for our shy, long-haired friend. One with children 10 years and older will provide the comfort she needs to navigate the new experiences ahead. You’ll realize right away how worthwhile it is to give Alutia the tenderness she craves when she asks for it.

Sport

When 5-year-old Sport (Adoption #G26343)  was diagnosed with FLUTD, he lost his home, but found new friends to rely upon at North Shore Animal League America. Now that NSALA vets have put a great health plan into action, Sport’s already feeling a lot better physically.  His spirits have begun to rise as well as he receives lots of loving attention from his caring fans. After all the changes he’s been through recently, we’re not surprised to find Sport needing a little time to warm up to new situations, but we’re predicting this team player is going to be the MVP of his new family once he’s given the time he needs to settle into your home. If your household could use a gentle mascot, Sport is interested in signing with your family franchise!

Tabitha and Toby

**Double Adoption** Tabitha (Adoption #H208846) and Toby (Adoption #H208847) haven’t had the best luck finding a furever home, having lost two to tragedy. Despite their past difficulties, they are putting their best paws forward and helping each other settle into a cage-free room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. These bonded five-year-old lovers are depending on each other to get through the transition.  More confident Tabitha makes friends very quickly with everyone she meets, while shyer Toby watches eagerly and welcomes approaching new friends with the hardiest of head butts. It doesn’t take much to commit your whole heart to this deserving pair, just a comforting hand and a car ride home!

Big Tuxie

**Senior Alert** 10-year-old Big Tuxie (Adoption #L80567) was fast friends with his rescue hero who discovered his feeding colony in Brooklyn. Together, the pair opted to aim for a safer lifestyle indoors for Big Tuxie who was delivered to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center with a heart open to new adventures and hoping for a permanent home.  This reformed lap cat is friends to humans and cats alike. His only souvenir from his difficult past is being FIV+, but we’re positive he’s a lover, not a fighter. Though he may seem a little shy as he settles into his new space, Big Tuxie just needs some gentle conversation to make him feel like he’s where he’s been meant to be all along — in the lap of his trusted best friend. Is that best friend you?

Mama Cass

5-year-old Mama Cass (Adoption #WV0682) had been singing the blues since she lost her beloved owner recently. NSALA gave her a peaceful room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where she can wait for her second chance, and they predict she’ll be changing her tune now that she has sunny windows to bask in front of once again.  Their devoted Medical Team has a successful medical plan in place for her seizure disorder (a covered medical condition through our Pet Health Centers in Port Washington.) This allows her future family less to worry about as they can focus all of their attention on this super soft and loving new friend. Mama Cass misses being someone’s loyal sidekick. She’s entertaining all worthy offers of a fresh start and anticipates sharing love song duets with you furever and ever in perfect harmony.

Autumn and Ebony

**Double Adoption** Autumn (Adoption #H209638) and Ebony (Adoption #H201525) have experienced so much upheaval in their lives but have each other to lean on throughout their experiences. Three-year-old Autumn is shy but adventurous, while her 10-year-old companion Ebony is content to watch from a comfy bed and wait for her best friend to return to her with news of the day. We’re hoping a home worthy of these loving ladies is coming their way soon, one with children (10 and above in age) who can give them the space and compassion they’d appreciate as they settle back into a home again. If you have a peaceful home and a commitment to loving this pair with all your heart, Autumn and Ebony would love to meet you.

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

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Zena

Meet Zena – It’s so hard to follow Zena’s back story, but it seems as though her owner was evicted and left her behind, tied up to a tree with no food or water. Everyone is heartbroken for this sweet girl.  Zena is friendly with people, and is being recommended for a home with kids 15 and up. This 5-year-old baby is very petite, weighing in at 52 itty bitty pounds. She is house trained and knows “sit”, “down” and “touch”. Zena is looking for an active household as she is energetic and loves to play. Zena is recommended to go as a solo pet.

If you can open your heart and home to Zena, please call for more information at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

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

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Meet These Adorable Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption

Blaze

With so many adorable cats and dogs available for adoption now, it’s time to press “paws” on your Netflix show, head down to your local animal rescue/shelter, and bring home a new friend today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Alexander

One-year-old Alexander (Adoption #H210286) has survived some difficult days, but better ones are ahead for him now that he’s received great care from NSALA’s Medical team for his heart conditions. With a plan in place to optimize his health, and the support of our Pet Health Centers in Port Washington, nothing is standing in the way for this tender, orange tabby. 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 we anticipate a very happily ever after shared between one deserving boy and his favorite human!

Eema

Although southern rescue Eema (Adoption #G26342) may feel a little worn out from her travels, she’s never too tired to greet a new friend with a warm, welcoming head butt. You can easily soothe any apprehension with a treat and a gentle ear rub. This one-year-old raven beauty may not appear eager for a fresh start but your quiet home is going to bring out her inner kitten. Eema has a very gentle way of saying thank you to the hero who changes her life by bringing her home—it’s part of her charm!

Silky and Misty

**Double Adoption** Eight-year-olds Misty (Adoption #BF3694) and Silky (Adoption #BF3693) have survived so much adversity together; now they’re preparing for better days in the safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption center, which is a far cry from the warehouse in which they’d been abandoned. After so much sadness, this beautiful bonded pair want nothing more than the human love they’ve been missing in their lives. Misty’s tiny meow implores you to be their friend, while Silky’s quiet. imploring gaze begs for a chance at your heart. If their gentleness isn’t enough to sway you, their soft baby kitten fur should seal the deal! We can’t think of a better way to become a hero than to offer Misty and Silky the quiet home they have always deserved. When you rescue them, they are sure to rescue your heart in return.

Jr and Max

**Double Adoption**When JR (Adoption #H210293) and Max (Adoption #H210294) lost their home recently, they banded together, determined to find a fresh start worthy of them. While ten-year-old Max is taking a cautiously optimistic approach to meeting new friends, five-year-old JR is putting himself all out there, rolling over to say hello in the hopes you won’t be able to say goodbye! Their approaches may be different, but these buddies are hoping the outcome is the same: resuming a happy home life. JR was a model patient for the vets who gave him a successful plan to treat his heart condition, which is covered through our Pet Health Centers. NSALA is confident JR and Max will know happiness again because they’re already a match made in heaven… become part of your family would be the ultimate dream!

Adrienne

Adrienne (Adoption #BF3695) has the makings of a very special soulmate. This local discovery can’t tell us what she’s experienced that led to her finding herself in need of our help, but her gratitude is quite clear. A quiet, loving home is exactly what Adrienne craves, and we’re looking to give this one-year-old everything she dreams of and more by finding her a family who’ll offer her a lifetime of ear rubs to make up for the tough start she has already put behind her.

Apollonia

NSALA’s beautiful friend Apollonia (Adoption #R166247) returned to them recently when her family could no longer care for her. We are saddened to be reunited with her as we had hoped this sweet senior had found a home to spend the rest of her life in after a perilous beginning but we’re committed to brightening her days with all the love and support she’d grown to appreciate from us in the past, and look forward to finding this precious eight-year-old a family worthy of such a loving fur friend. Apollonia’s already greeting us with enthusiastic pigeon purrs, grateful for the peaceful space we’ve provided her. Because Apollonia is a member of our Sponsor Program, all of the costs for her Irritable Bowl Disease are completely covered through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers in Port Washington. Apollonia has told us she’d appreciate being the only pet in her home, and we are happy to honor her request. Although our reunion is bittersweet, we see she is the same regal beauty we remember her to be; we look forward to introducing her to a new family committed to devoting their whole hearts to her.

Emma

Despite the major setback of losing her beloved owner and home recently, 10-year-old Emma (Adoption# H200081) has decided to help us help her find a new family by putting her best paw forward and embracing her new temporary home in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center.  This rotund friend has a heart as big as her belly—which she’s happy to offer for rubs immediately upon meeting you. Instantly, Emma has become a staff favorite, and we have no doubts she’ll be winning the hearts of her new family in no time at all.

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

Available for adoption at Rock N’ Rescue NY

Spooky

Spooky is very friendly and loving petite little kitty- think of her as a perpetual snuggler – so she is suited for all families who want a gentle buddy who truly wants to be with you and kissing and head butting you all day. She would make an ideal therapy cat as she makes everyone smile just by being her! Literally the purrfect family cat! petfinder.com

Caitlyn

Caitlyn is still a kitten and loves to snuggle and kiss you all over! She is a gentle girl and is a master of kitty kisses and gives the best head butts. Perfect for someone needing a best friend! petfinder.com

Lonnie

Meet Lonnie! Such a ball of love and cuddles! What a tiny chubby fluffball. He is just a bouncy bubbly happy boy waiting for snuggles in his forever home. Must be at least 25 years old toadopt.  petfinder.com

Giacomo Hissanova

Giacomo is a good little kitty who likes children and can probably cope with a gentle dog and even other cats too, Yes, he is FIV+ but that should not shorten his life and should not be an issue for other cats as it can only be transmitted through blood.  Giacomo just wants a lap to sit on and someone to call his very own family. petfinder.com

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Cassius

Cassius is a very handsome 1-year old boy who comes from a rough start, so he can be distrustful and standoffish at times, but with love and patience, you can change this little boy’s world around! He likes to play but it might be a bit before he is comfortable being pet. What Cassius needs is patience and understanding until he can learn to trust that people can be kind and loving. There are few greater rewards in life than getting an animal to trust you!

Ginger

This pretty 2-year-old girl named Ginger was found roaming the streets – the presumption is that someone dumped her. Not sure why as she is one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet! If you can give her the home she greatly deserves, please contact PAWS for more information today!

Mr. Whiskers
Mrs. Buffet

Mr. Whiskers and Mrs. Buffet recently lost the only home they’ve ever known when their senior owner passed away and there isn’t any family to take them in.  A good Samaritan has been feeding them for several months, but they need so much more.  The house is being sold so they will be let out of house soon.  Mr. Whiskers is 4-years old and Mrs. Buffet is 10. They are very sweet and a bit shy. They are starved for attention and love to be around people. Both are spayed/neutered and fully vetted.

Oreo
Sasha

Meet Oreo and Sasha. These adorable little 4-month-old female kittens look and act so much alike. They are a sweet, bonded pair of sisters and in need of a home of their own.

If you are interested adopting any one of these sweet kitties, please call 631-306-4616, contact adoptions@paws-li.org or check out http://www.paws-li.org.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue/Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

Tomasino

Tomasino is such a handsome hunk! He is sweet, mellow, and loves to be pet. Tomasino enjoys hanging with his favorite humans at The Shabby Tabby in Sayville! For more information about adopting Tomasino, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Sid

Meet Sid – this handsome boy originally came to the shelter as a stray when he was 10 months in 2017 but got adopted a few months later. Now Sid finds himself back at the shelter due to behavior issues that increased throughout the years. Sid is an active boy but also doesn’t mind hanging out with you while you watch tv. Sid is house trained, is accustomed to grooming, car rides and loves long walks and butt rubs. Sid is looking for a low traffic home with adults only that is familiar with guarding in general. Sid never lived with another dog and prefers it that way but did live with a cat in his previous home. If Sid sounds like the guy for you, please call for more information at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Blaze

Blaze is an 8-year-old Pit who was rescued by Smithtown Animal Control Officers when he was found abandoned and left in a cage at Blydenburgh Park. As a result of this sad experience, he takes his time to trust a new person, but once he opens up, he shows just how playful, intelligent, and loving he can be. Blaze knows his basic commands like sit, wait, give paw, and he walks nicely on a leash. Blaze needs an adult only home, without other pets, and an owner familiar with raising big breed dogs. Blaze deserves a furrever home that will spend time giving him the love (and treats) that he deserves, understanding that he had a tough life before the Shelter. If you are interested in meeting Blaze, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

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

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12 Pets Waiting to Be Adopted By a Loving Long Island Family

Cleo

Head down to these local animal shelters or rescues and let any one of these purrsuasive cats and dogs talk you into making your home their new forever home today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Yoo-Hoo

Yoo-Hoo is an 8-year-old beauty queen described as overly sweet and affectionate. Yoo-Hoo was dumped in a feral cat colony and now she needs a home that will cherish her.  She’ll be sure to reward you tenfold with love and affection. Other than being a bit thin and a little matted, Yoo-Hoo has an overactive thyroid which is not uncommon in cats. She will need a home that can handle medicating her twice a day and taking her for vet visits every 6 months. If you are interested in meeting Yoo-Hoo, call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Dexter

Dexter is just 1-1/2-years-old and found his way to the shelter in February 2021. He was found by a good Samaritan at Jones Beach. Dexter is friendly with other dogs and likes meeting new people. Dexter already knows a ton of commands, and staff and volunteers know he will make a great companion to the lucky family who adopts him! If you can open your heart and home to Dexter, call for more information at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue/Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

Cooper

**Senior Alert** Cooper is such a handsome 14-year-old fella who is currently doing great in foster care. His foster mom says he is super friendly, playful, enjoys cuddling, and gets along great with other cats. What more could you ask for?

Sox

Sox has come all the way from Brooklyn to find his forever family. He was surrendered to BACC and was snatched up by Almost Home thanks to his cuteness and awesome demeanor. Because his previous owner kept him in a crate a lot, that was his comfort zone for a while, but now he is out and about! You can find him at The Shabby Tabby in Sayville!

Tiger Boy

Tiger Boy is an 8-year-old former outside cat that came to Almost Home from a dedicated volunteer. He is sweet but on the shy side. He enjoys being pet and once he warms up seeks attention.

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

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Chonko

After everything Chonko (Adoption #MA4368) went through before he safely arrived at NSALA’s Pet Health Centers, you can’t blame him for feeling a bit skeptical about his new surroundings. Just a little bit of time and some gentle reassurance brings him around to realizing his new human friends are on his side. Chonko needed medical attention for his injured eye, and his permanent wink leaves him grateful that the rest of his life will be pain free. Staff and volunteers have come to learn the way to his heart is through his stomach, but this vocal eight-year-old floof also appreciates a good belly rub once he gets to know you. Smart adopters won’t take long to realize Chonko’s heart is a big as his head!

Penny

Lucky Penny (Adoption #BF3688) has a new lease on life! After rescuers discovered her in dire need of a new home, they delivered Penny to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Her transformation has been inspiring! This gorgeous two-year-old tortie has the most positive attitude, melting in your hands given the slightest attention. Penny is looking for a quiet home to welcome her into the wonderful world of being an adored member of the family. It’ll a lucky day for both of you if you get to carry Penny off to a fresh start.

Bear and Cleopatra

**Double Adoption** Bear (Adoption #H210287) and his beloved Cleopatra (Adoption #H210288) had a rough start to life, but now safely tucked into a cage-free room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, they’re about to shed some of their shyness for some adventures. These terrific tabbies may feel overwhelmed at first, but a quiet home with understanding humans and children 10 years old and older will help ease them into a successful transition to family life. As cautious as they may appear, two-year-old Bear and one-year-old Cleopatra can’t seem to resist a good sniff around the room and will happily accept treats from trusted friends. You’ll find winning them over with nibbles is the key to the start of a beautiful friendship!  Please email DoritS@animalleague.org if you’re interested in creating a happy-ever-after for this gorgeous pair.

Cleo

Isn’t Cleo (Adoption #IR1571) stunning? This exotic young lady (just 15 months old) has been on an exciting journey to find her home, starting with a rescue from Oman and a very long flight to New York. Cleo is feeling a bit overwhelmed after all the changes in her life but is smart enough to realize her stopover in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center is the last holding pattern before her arriving at her final destination: a quiet, loving home with you!

Dipsy Doodle

Dipsy Doodle (Adoption #G26622) may feel a little worn out after her travels from a municipal shelter in Georgia, but staff and volunteers simply can’t resist her adorable face and can’t wait to see who she really is once she settles into her new safe life inside Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This skeptical five-year-old tabby has asked us for some peace and quiet which we are happy to provide her, but we’re slowly assuring her the best is yet to come when she’s finally adopted into a permanent home. A quiet place (with older children) providing a quiet, predictable environment is going to erase all the tiring memories of her previous life, leaving you plenty of room to create loving new ones together.

Tux

You might find 2-year-old Tux (Adoption #G26627) chillaxing in a cubby like any other ordinary cat. Look a little closer and you’ll discover something extra about this rescue from Georgia. No, we’re not talking about his low-key personality, although his appreciation of being pet is quite charming. Take a look at those extra toes – he’s got 27 in total! That’s a pretty purrfect polydactyl! There’s no extra charge for those bonus digits, so don’t let Tux get away with asking for more treats. But do let him have all the ear rubs he wants because he’s extra worthy of all the attention he seeks!  Tux asks that you speak to his assistant, Dorits@animalleague.org, to arrange his transfer from Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center into your heart and home.

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

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

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10 Animals Looking for a New Home on Long Island

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Eddie

What do nine cats and a dog have in common? They all want to head home with you today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Cookie

**Senior Alert** Meet 10-year-old Cookie. This sweet and fun-loving girl is overlooked time and again because of her age and size. Cookie is healthy, and not just for her age-she is healthy! She is 70 pounds of pure LOVE. Cookie loves children and all people. She would be best suited as an only pet. If you are interested in meeting Cookie, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Harley

We love an assertive cat who can tell us exactly what she’s looking for in her home. 2-year-old Harley (Adoption #NCR7207) traveled a long way to be discovered in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This North Carolina rescue doesn’t want to waste any time getting to know the felines she’s sharing her space. She wants an experienced human to call her own. Provide her with a tranquil sunny space, and she’ll reward you with enthusiastic conversation and attentive admiration. If you have a calm, predictable environment with children 10 years old and older who can give her the stability she craves, Harley is the tender tabby for you!

Pancake

When you’re as beautiful as Pancake (Adoption #G26618), you get to be a little smug about it; and when you’re this sweet, you get to be discovered quickly and carried home. That’s the plan for this delectable 9-month-old southern stunner whose journey from a municipal shelter left her a grateful and receptive to having a family clean up around her so she can carry on with the important work of napping all day. Sounds like Pancake is ready to be served by your family this weekend!  If you’d like Pancake in your home, please give your order to DoritS@animalleague.org and she’ll be happy to serve you!

Taylor and Monkey

**Double Adoption** It was a very lucky day when heroes discovered two-year-olds Taylor (Adoption #BF3683) and Monkey (Adoption #BF3684) dumped outside to fend for themselves this cold winter. All that changed when they were delivered to safety of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where they were given a comfortable place to adjust as our veterinary team took exceptional care of them. Monkey is discovered to have hyper cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart walls) which is a covered medical condition through our Pet Health Centers. With a successful plan in place, these boys are now working to overcome the rough time they endured outside. Monkey is quickly making friends with all the new humans around, accepting gentle ear rubs from his fans. Taylor isn’t as brave as Monkey — yet — but he’s watching with great anticipation and learning that they are at last safe. After all they went through together, these best buddies have earned a quiet home (with kids 6 years old and older) to spend their furrever together.

Beanie and Boomer

**Double Adoption** Beanie (Adoption #NCI2028) and Boomer (Adoption #NCI2051) traveled from Upstate New York for a chance at a loving home and we’re delighted to welcome them here at North Shore Animal League America. Although they’re enjoying high perches and window views, these sweet 10-month-old baby boys are unfazed when nap time is interrupted by ear rubs from visitors. Their dream is to share sunny windows together in a quiet home. Make their dream come true and give them a ride home today!

Boyo

Boy, oh, boy is Boyo (Adoption #BF3690) a lucky boy! This exuberant 7-year-old was discovered locally and brought to us for safe keeping. He’s been thanking us ever since! He’s not shy about making new friends and will interrupt your day by plopping in your lap for some tender one-on-one time, making him a cat lover’s dream come true. Thanks to NSALA’s caring vets, Boyo has a great plan to help him with his hyper-cardiomyopathy, which is a covered medical condition through our Pet Health Centers. Go ahead! You deserve to have this certified good boy become a part of your family!

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Eddie

If you think you’ve had a whirlwind of a year, you should talk to Eddie (Adoption #IR1572). This chatty rescue from Oman has put more miles on his paws this past week than most of us have experienced in a lifetime. Upon arrival, he’s been taking in all the new sniffs and sights and has given us 2 dewclaws up for his comfy cage-free room in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center — a far howl from his humble beginnings on the other side of the globe.  2 ½-year-old Eddie is FIV+ due to his past life outside and would appreciate being the only furry member of his family.  He’d extremely hopeful and excited about the opportunity to put down roots and settle into a loving home with spectacular humans. Welcome to America, Eddie!

Xena

Xena (Adoption #G26634) is working the room very hard in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center in hopes of discovering her soulmate. This remarkable 2-year-old rescue from Georgia is making the most of her time in this new setting and impressing visitors because she is so ready to put her shelter days behind her and embark on an exciting new adventure with you. Looking for someone to light up your living room and your life? Xena is the girl for you!

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

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

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These Dogs and Cats are Available for Adoption on Long Island

Minnie and Mickey

Spring is practically here, so head down to any one of these local shelters and rescues and bring home a new best friend (or friends) to share the wonderful upcoming warm weather with!

Available for adoption through the Nassau County SPCA

Oliver, Izzy, Winston & Isabelle

**Special Request** When Oliver, Winston, Isabel, and Izzy recently lost their family to COVID, they literally lost everything. The NCSPA is in search of a very special home that would be willing to adopt all four of these sweet pups. Oliver is an adorable 5-year-old black lab described as very sweet and loves to be rubbed. Winston is a playful 5-year-old boxer, Isabelle is a 4-year-old lab mix with lots of playful energy, and Izzy is a shy, 6-year-old Chihuahua who is known to warm up quickly to people he meets.

If you can open your heart and home to this family, please contact the NCSPA at 516-527-2921 or email them for an application at generalinquiries@ncspca.us. If you would like to donate to their care, please do so here: nassaucountyspca.org.

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Birdie

Birdie is a 2-year-old dark grey Tabby who came to the animal shelter after she was found as a stray. She was seen wandering around for several months and enjoyed hanging out in the neighborhood trees. Birdie has been in the animal shelter for a few weeks after she was not claimed. She is outgoing, affectionate, and she loves meeting new people. Birdie needs a home that will give her all the love and care she deserves.

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

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Misty

Misty is a beautiful girl who was found as a kitten at a construction site. She was taken in by a loving family where she has remained until now. Sadly, they need to relocate out of the country, so Misty needs a new home. She is 3 years old, grey, on the smaller side, spayed, and healthy. She is not fond of loud noises or big crowds, possibly because of her difficult start, but she is very sweet. She will become your best friend, follow you around the house, but she is shy with those she doesn’t know well. Misty enjoys a good nap on the couch or in her little basket. She has a gorgeous shiny coat and doesn’t shed much. She never claws on furniture or carpet. Her family believes the ideal home for her is with a relatively quiet family, with a love for cats, where she can do her own thing.

Poncho

**Senior Alert** Poncho is a 12 ½-year old chihuahua mix whose person recently passed away. Poncho was fed by family but was basically left alone for months. Thankfully, a kind neighbor/friend brought Poncho home. Poncho is a friendly little guy who loves naps and loves everyone … cats, dogs, and, of course, people. He would do best in a home with older children.

For more information about adopting or fostering Misty or Poncho, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at paws-li.org.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Hunter

Hunter is a 1-year-old blue merle and white Australian Shepherd surrendered to Brookhaven Town Shelter by people who were moving, and then he came to Last Hope. Hunter is true to his breed-very active & smart. He knows sit, paw, and down! He will do best with an Aussie-savvy or Herding Dog experienced adopter who will challenge his energy and intelligence.

If you can help Hunter find his new forever home, please contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org.

Available for adoption at Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Laura

**Senior Alert** Laura is a beyond gorgeous 9-year-old, front declawed tabby with beautifully outlined eyes. She finds herself at the shelter because her owner is ill and can no longer care for her. Laura needs someone who will adopt her and help her sadness disappear. If that person is you, please call the shelter at 631-643-9270 today!

Available for adoption at Rock N’ Rescue NY

Lucy

Little 11-13-month-old Lucy is such a gorgeous beauty! Lucy is very friendly and loving — think of her as a perpetual snuggler — so she is suited for all families who want a gentle buddy who truly wants to be with you and kissing and head butting you all day. She would make an ideal therapy cat as she makes everyone smile just by being her! Just a great family cat! petfinder.com

Who doesn’t want the cuddles and kisses of this handsome tabby, aka Willie?! Still just a big kitten at 18-months-old, Willie wants to be the love of your life. He is fully vetted — neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, etc … — and seems fine with children and likely comfortable with a gentle dog — not a cat fan, however. He just wants a lap to sit on or next to someone to call his very own family. petfinder.com

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Franny and Tessi

**Double Adoption** 10-month-olds Franny (Adoption #BF3274) and Tessi’s (Adoption #BF3275) successful stay in a nurturing foster home has set them up for happiness with forever family. All these shy sisters need is a quiet patient one with children 16 and older in age to ease them into their new setting. Treats and playtime help reinforce all the good things they’ve learned about humans. Tessi can’t resist a good cuddle with a trusted friend, especially when they’re offering her something yummy. Franny may seem shyer than her sister, but that just makes the moments of connection with her that much more delightful! You may not see how much love Tessi and Franny have to give when you first visit them, but patience will yield an incredible reward!

**Double Adoption** When Sam Hill (Adoption #H210919) arrived with his sister Sassafras (Adoption #H210920) this fall, 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. 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 this adorable pair of 7-month-old kittens is looking for a cat-experienced, quiet home (with children 10 years old and older) to help reinforce all the good things they’ve learned from their foster mom. Sam Hill (black) is just about as purrfect as kittens go, and Sassafras (grey and white) watches his every move to gain confidence. If you’ve had experience nurturing the fear out of kittens, you’re exactly the hero Sassafras and Sam Hill are looking for!

Mimi

**Senior Alert** Brave 11-year-old Mimi (Adoption #H210271) suffered a traumatic loss of home and family recently and came to North Shore Animal League America in need of a safe place to land. They were happy to offer her all the comfort she’s been missing; our search for a quiet family worthy of this sweet senior’s love is our top priority. You may find her tucked into her bed with bright eyes and a trepidatious spirit. Offering a gentle hand and some soft words of comfort is how your journey together will begin. Time and patience will yield a beautiful love story as you learn together how to navigate this new shared path. Give her treats, and she’ll offer you her belly in return.

Minnie and Mickey

**Double Adoption** Minnie (Adoption #BF3661) and Mickey (Adoption #BF3662) were fortunate to be discovered by a local rescue hero who fostered them before bringing them to Animal League America for their big chance at finding a permanent home. Their shyness had been a challenge, so we tucked them into a quiet space at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center so we could help teach them to trust the humans who care for them. With lots of love, attention, treats, and toys, 11-month-old tabbies Minnie and Mickey have shown they’re ready to find a quiet home with older kids to settle into together. Minnie finds overcoming her apprehension as easy as receiving a treat from a trusted friend and returns the favor with a grateful head bump. Mickey stays close by, watching his sister and learning from her new-found courage. Mickey will be the first to explore his new surroundings, and with a little experience and patience, you’ll soon be on the receiving end of his gratitude as well. All Minnie and Mickey need to complete their journey is to start a new one with you in their first real home!

Felix

**Senior Alert** Friendly Felix (Adoption #E00550) wasn’t thrilled to lose his lifelong home recently, but with a little reassurance, he’s decided to look ahead at the opportunity to make new friends and find a place to retire, too. This sweet 10-year-old gentleman is always dressed for the occasion in his fancy tuxedo coat, and you may have to excuse him as he wanders off to explore new surroundings before coming back for that head rub you’re offering. Doesn’t he sound dreamy?

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

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue/Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

Greyson

**Senior Alert** Look at this smile! Greyson is an 8-year-old fella known affectionately as the king of the castle! Sweet, loveable, and handsome! He was found by a volunteer in her colony but this boy is way too sweet to be outdoors and is just awesome!

Dreamy

Dreamy is a beautiful 2-year-old gal who was thrown outdoors when her owners got a dog. A good Samaritan brought her to the rescue in hopes she can find her true forever home.  She is super sweet, purrs, loves to be pet, and will do well in a home with no dogs.

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

Available for adoption at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Loghan

Loghan is a 2-year-old sweetie who is a recent arrival, as of February 2021. He was brought in by police after being found wandering the streets alone. Loghan is playful, sweet, social, and loves a good ear massage and butt scratch. He is playful with dogs after a slow introduction! Staff and volunteers believe Loghan didn’t have the best start to life, but they know his future is looking bright. Loghan deserves the best, so let’s find that for him. Loghan is looking for an active family with kids 13 years and older.

If you can open your home to Sir Loghan, please call for more information at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org

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Helpful Tips For Finding The Perfect Pet Sitter

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The best pet sitters get to know your pet. (Getty Images)

Pet parents looking to get away after spending so much time home amid Covid-19 restrictions may need to seek out a pet sitter to care for their furry family members.

Finding a reputable caregiver requires some due diligence. Here are a few tips to get started. 

“There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right pet sitter for your needs,” says Patrice Maresca, owner of My Comfy Petsitting Services in Franklin Square.  

First things first: Do your research. Maresca suggests finding a dog sitter through word of mouth or through references when possible.  

“Don’t just Google ‘pet sitters’ and click on the first link — anyone can set up a website,” she says. “For a legitimate online resource, visit Pet Sitters International (PSI), where you’ll find experienced sitters, many certified in pet first aid and CPR.”

A good pet sitter will spend time with potential clients to go over key points including daily routines, medications, behaviors with other people and with other animals. 

“Some people are lax in understanding how much loving work goes into pet sitting,” says Maresca. “The best pet sitters are those who have a passion for what they do, that take the time to form a bond with each pet. Many animals experience anxiety when their owner isn’t around, so you need someone who will understand how to best comfort your animal when you’re not there.” 

This is vital not only for your pet, but for your peace of mind when you are away from home. And if you’re planning on hiring a pet sitter for when you travel, make sure your sitter knows the lay of the land, has extra sets of keys, knows the alarm code, and has all the necessary phone numbers including your veterinarian and close family members/neighbors as well.  

“Be sure to ask about their other clients too,” says Maresca. “Pet sitters often have multiple clients and go house-to-house, sometimes without changing their clothes or even washing their hands. If people in the home have allergies to cats, dogs, etc., pet sitters may be bringing in fur and dander from other clients, which can be rather problematic.”

Whomever you choose to watch your furry family member should share the love and compassion you have for your animal. This is not just about putting a leash on a dog or feeding a cat; this is about providing care and comfort when it’s needed the most — your absence.  

For more information about My Comfy Petsitting Services, contact Patrice at 516-616-6236.

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Adopt One of These Loving Senior Pets on Long Island

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Emogene

Animal shelters and rescues have been inundated with new residents lately, many of which are seniors. Dogs and cats who once knew a loving home now find themselves outside of the only environment they’ve ever known. Can you open your heart and home to any one of these deserving pups and kitties?

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Gypsy

**Senior Alert – Special Request** Can you give Gypsy the gift of a forever home? This sweet gal was blessed with a loving Mom for 15 years. Last Hope has all of her vet records showing such dedication to her care. And Gypsy is in good health for her advanced age. Her mom passed suddenly, leaving four dogs. Their mom was a long-time friend of Last Hope’s Georgia partner shelter. All four came to Last Hope at the Georgia shelter’s request. Gypsy’s sweetness shows as she steps lively. She has aged well with the devotion she’s received.

If you can help Gypsy complete her life’s journey with someone who would continue to bestow such love on her, please contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Available for adoption at Rock N’ Rescue NY

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Emogene

Emogene is not just a lover, but she is just like having a puppy by your side. She is stunningly gorgeous and sweet, and on top of all this seems to love other pets and older children. This 1-to-2-year-old can overstimulate easily so she is being suggested for a home with older children. petfinder.com

Patches
Goose

Patches and Goose are two of the cutest 3-year-old Tuxedo Bombay mixes you’ve ever seen- and they are ready for snuggles right now! They seem to not be bothered by other pets and definitely fine with children. Once they are comfy in a new home, you will think you have hit the kitten jackpot! These two must stay together as they are bonded – best friends to each other and to you. Patches: petfinder.com Goose: petfinder.com

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Fran and Val

**Double Adoption** Fran (Adoption #H204283) and Val (Adoption #H204284) have lived their whole lives together. Now these devoted 9-year-old sisters are looking for a fresh start and we think their chances are fantastic. While Fran is content to let her more outgoing sister take center stage, Val is ready to be the life of the party in any room. You’ll find the balance between them is part of their charm, and soon see that offering them a place to resume their content lives was just the thing missing in yours. There’s a lot to love about Fran and Val, and a diet to help get their weight into a healthier range is part of the plan to make sure they’re living comfortably the rest of their lives. Adopting a senior is the greatest experience you can give yourself; adopting a bonded pair is the easiest way to become a hero!

Ophelia

The exceedingly lovely Ophelia (Adoption #H210280) has become quite content in her comfy bed, but she’ll allow her nap to be interrupted if you’re offering her some gentle chin scratches. This locally rescued 2-year-old lady has been dreaming about your visit, hoping it will lead to many more years of those chin scratches which she will return with a heart full of love and gratitude. But first … she needs to finish that nap!

Burrito

**Senior Alert** Burrito (Adoption #L80565) is a sweet 10-year-old gentleman who was discovered locally and brought to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center for safety. He’s been making human fans very quickly as we prepare him to meet his furever family. Burrito was a purrfect patient as he received a dental exam and is now getting VIP treatment as his vets create an easy plan for caring for his hyperthyroidism. NSALA loves to spoil him to make up for the rough time he experienced while abandoned on the streets, and he returns our affection with so much appreciation! He prefers human company to cats, so we’re actively purrsuing a home where he can be the center of attention. Burrito is deaf, which makes him all the more remarkable because he doesn’t miss a thing with those wandering eyes. He’ll require no extra care for his hearing loss—just lots of love and cuddles assuring him he is indeed the best boy!

Di Melo

8-year-old Di Melo (Adoption #BF3681) has been actively working his whole life for the opportunity to be someone’s best friend. When he was too friendly for the store he called home, he was cast outside where he befriended everyone in sight. Now this dashing tabby is safe and sound inside Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. He couldn’t be happier to rub his chubby cheeks against visitors in hopes that someone won’t be able to resist his charms. If you absolutely must have the friendliest cat as your own, Di Melo is pawtiently waiting for you!

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

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Rocky

**Senior Alert** Rocky is a 12+ years old German Shepherd described as an affectionate pup who adores going for walks and rubbing on your legs like a cat. Do not let his age fool you, Rocky has no idea he should be slowing down. Rocky is losing his hearing and has arthritis, so a potential home would have to be able to medicate him and teach him how to adjust to hearing loss. Rocky would prefer to be an only pet.

If you are interested in meeting Rocky, please call 631-360-7575 for more information today!

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

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Adopt One of These Cats or Dogs at Long Island Shelters

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Before kitten season begins, let’s help local shelters clear their cages by adopting older or senior cats. More of a dog person? You’ll find a bunch just waiting for their chance at a forever home, so don’t wait, contact any one of these shelters/rescues for more adoption info today!

Upcoming Event:

North Shore Animal League America is kicking off “Tour For Life 2021”– the world’s largest national cooperative, life-saving pet adoption event – in partnership with Purina, featuring a weeklong celebration. From Monday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 28. They will be conducting adoptions at their Port Washington campus by appointment and safely, socially distanced.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Adoption Unit will be on-site at PetSmart, 50 Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with adorable animals available for adoption.

Available for adoption at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Stormy

Stormy is an owner surrender described as a very friendly, 4-year-old rather fluffy grey boy. He had seven teeth extracted under the shelter’s care and is on kidney prescription diet at the shelter because of the results of his blood work done at the shelter. Stormy deserves TLC and a more peaceful life in a loving home. If that home is yours, call 631-643-9270 today.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Fluffy

Meet Fluffy! He is 8-month-old and a rather handsome fella! Fluffy loves to be pet and seeks human affection. He gets along great with other cats and will do well with any family! Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information about adopting Fluffy today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Angel

Angel is a 7-year-old Blue Nosed Pit that has been in the shelter for way too long: over two-and-a-half years! She is affectionate, goofy, and she loves people! Angel is also a big fan of car rides, stuffed animals, and lots of food! Her ideal owner will have experience with larger breeds and can properly read dog body language while providing her with some structure and discipline. Due to her strong personality, Angel would do best in a home without children, and without any other pets.

If you are interested in meeting Angel, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Truman

Truman, the shelter’s sweet 2-year-old, 55-pound boy came in as a stray in February 2021. He was found alone at a 7-11. Truman is social and friendly and loves making new friends. Truman is interested in meeting other dogs as well, likes to play with toys and knows the command “sit”. We are betting Truman would make an amazing companion in the home, just imagine snuggling up with this cutie. If you can open your home to a deserving animal by fostering (or adopting), please call for more information at 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org.

Available at All About Spay Neuter

Nicole

Nicole came to All About Spay Neuter early last year with her babies. She was a great mom and nursed her kittens until they were eating on their own. All of her kittens have been adopted and she is ready for her forever home.  She is a very playful and loving young cat.  If you are interested in adopting Nicole, please text Alicia at 516-984-4525 for more information.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Ringo Starr

As teenagers go, 14-year-old Ringo Starr (Adoption #H196473) is a pretty opinionated one! As soon as you enter his private suite, he’ll share those opinions with you until time passes and you both realize it’s time for dinner. All Ringo needs is love and his special diet to live happily ever after with you. This tenacious senior is being treated for early Chronic Renal Disease through his diet which he thoroughly enjoys. His care is covered at cost through our Pet Health Centers. Ringo is declawed and does not enjoy the company of other pets. He’ll settle in nicely to a quiet home with children 12 years and older who will be as amused by all of his conversation as NSALA has been.

Namibia

All of the animals rescued by North Shore Animal League America from hurricane zones are lucky, but one-year-old Namibia (Adoption #E3713) was extraordinarily lucky to find herself transported to their Port Washington Adoption Center where our vets discovered she would need surgery to remove her enlarged kidney. Now fully recovered, and with a plan for success, Namibia is sparkling like a diamond with her new lease on life. This sleek beauty has returned to good health and has an abundance of gratitude to share with her next heroes—her own family. Her ideal one is with children 10 years and older who will help her feel welcomed, but not overwhelmed, as a cherished family member.

Shere Khan and Bhageera

**Double Adoption** Everyone at NSALA is a big fan of the senior experience. The only thing better than one senior is a bonded pair! When 12-year-old Shere Khan (Adoption #BF3566) and 8-year-old Bhageera (Adoption #BF3567) lost their home recently, they stuck together to help themselves through their crisis. Bhageera is already braving it and showing her brother that the new friends are worthy of snuggling. She’s an established lap warmer who wastes no time proving our point about the wonders of senior adoption.  Although Shere Khan is more tentative than his sister, he can’t help but drop his guard for the chance at some ear rubs and treats. Other than being FIV+, the duo have a clean bill of health and are ready for the next step. Love is the bear necessity that is missing in Shere Khan and Bhageera’s lives. Open your heart to some senior love and start a new chapter in their life!

Boots

Two-year-old Boots (Adoption #H210278) recently lost his home due to allergies and is relying on his new friends at North Shore Animal League America to find him a new one. Although this handsome young boy is a little hesitant at first, all you have to do is activate the purr button on his chin and he’ll be resting his head in your hands for more scratches in no time. Couldn’t you just see yourself staring into his big amber eyes furrrever? Please come by and introduce yourself to someone very sweet. Boots can’t wait to walk away with his new family!

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

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

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Celebrate ‘Love Your Pet Day’ by Adopting From a Long Island Shelter

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You’ll definitely need a furry friend by your side to help celebrate National Love Your Pet Day on Feb. 20, so don’t wait — contact any one of these shelters or rescues about pet adoption today!

Available at All About Spay Neuter

Justine

Justine arrived at All About Spay Neuter with her tiny kittens last summer.  She is a young cat, very playful and loves affection…so much so that she drools when she is being pet!  If you are interested in adopting Justine, please text Alicia at 516-984-4525 for more information.

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Socie

Revis

Poor, sweet Revis. Would you believe this 7-year-old boy was found tied to a pole with a sign saying “friendly”? And that he is…friendly.  He loves his toys and has a lot of energy.  He is good on leash but can use some additional leash manners when seeing other dogs. Revis loves long walks – he is very curious about the world and excited around other dogs. He loves long naps – he’ll curl up on a little ball on almost any soft surface in your home, and you’ll probably hear some snores after a bit. He is definitely a cuddle bug. Revis is a wiggly and happy boy who will give you lots of cuddles and kisses.  He is very smart and eager to learn.

Vinny

Vinny is an adorable 11-month-old, 60 lb Muttdescribed as very playful and social but needs some manners…after all, he is still a pup.  He has lots of energy and loves to play with his toys and his human.  He is very smart and eager to learn. He found himself at a shelter and was pulled by PAWS so he is ready for his next chapter, a forever home!

How cute is Pringle?! This 5-year-old lab/hound mix is both a couch potato and a fella who enjoys his toys and his walks- but just really loves his person.   How can you resist this face??

Milo

Milo is quite the affectionate and playful wascally wabbit who is looking for a loving indoor-only home with someone who is willing to provide the care and attention this handsome boy needs and deserves.  He is neutered and vetted which means he’s ready to head home with you today!

For more information about adopting or fostering Revis, Vinny, Pringle, or Milo, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at paws-li.org

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Greyson

Greyson is a 7-year-old Scottish Fold fella, rescued by a volunteer who feeds kitties locally. The volunteer quickly realized how sweet and friendly he is and scooped him up to prep him for adoption.  Greyson loves to be pet and gives everyone kisses! He gets along well with other cats and would do well with any family. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information about adopting Greysontoday!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Giada

Giada is a 6/7-year-old Domestic Shorthair who was sadly abandoned by her previous owner. Despite being let down by humans before, she has shown to be extremely affectionate and trusting. She’s always looking for a lap to curl up on, or for some scratches and attention. She was left alone a lot in her last home, so she’ll need tons of love to make up for lost time! Giada’s ideal home would be a quieter home, and she would do well with older children.

If you are interested in meeting Giada or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Gully

Gully (Adoption #D48065) was discovered wandering around the wharf this fall, desperate to find someone to help her. Her hero scooped her up and drove her straight to NSALA’s Pet Health Center where she’s been tended to with the most loving care by their veterinary team as they created a treatment plan for her heart conditions. Now this tender 10-year-old is snuggled into a comfy bed in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, believing all of her dreams have come true. But NSALA has one more to fulfill for her—the dream of a permanent home in which to spend her golden years.

Khloe and Zoey

**Double Adoption** The blissful life 14-year-old sisters Khloe (Adoption #R110377) and Zoey (Adoption #R110378) shared came to an abrupt end recently when they lost their peaceful home. Thankfully, they were welcomed into the tranquility of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where these gentle souls are enjoying each other’s company as they come to terms with the changes they’ve experienced. Khloe has a successful treatment plan in place to treat her liver disease, a covered medical condition through NSALA’s Pet Health Centers. They’ve taken care of their health and happiness, but they’d love for them to return to a quiet, sunny space with devoted humans committed to giving them the best years of their lives as cherished members of their family. Does your home feel a little empty? Nothing fills it up with love better than the harmonizing purrs of a pair of grateful senior sisters!

Rabbit and Tipper

**Double Adoption** Isn’t it about time you lightened up your life with some goofy friends? Rabbit (Adoption #LA0178) and Tipper (Adoption #LA0179) will literally hang upside down just to grab your attention, and once they’ve got it, you won’t want to let them go! How does a pair of very bonded one-year-old brothers sound as couch potato companions? Your best decision of the day is when you choose to bring home these southern rescues and give them a permanent place in your heart!

Mush

After being discovered out in the cold this winter, Mush’s (Adoption #BF3677) hero scooped her up, ensuring her a better life in the care of Animal League America. Now this shy but stunning one-year-old lady is taking in everything that’s recently occurred in her life, trying to make sense of the nonsense. Offer her a gentle ear rub and she is easily won over. Promising to make the rest of Mush’s life safe and comfortable is a guarantee that you too will receive an abundance of love in return.

Asia

When adorable Asia (Adoption #WV0817) arrived at North Shore Animal League America, her long trip from a West Virginia municipal shelter left her a bit weary of all upheaval in her life. With the devoted attention of her Animal League America fans, this sweet 3-year-old lady is beginning to think things are looking up for her. To help her settle into her true home, she is looking for a quiet household. Adults experienced with shy gals and children 12 years of age and older who can help make her feel more confident about belonging to a family are all she’ll need to settle into her new life. Just a little love and attention will soon have Asia purring with gratitude for being chosen by you!

Baili

Baili (Adoption #WV0823) is longing for a family to call his own and will follow you to the ends of the earth for the chance to be part of yours. This gorgeous 8-month-old kitten from West Virginia comes with all the charm and charisma you’d expect from a southern gentleman’s soul. You’ll never be lonely again with Baili chirping his approval and imploring you for more pets and scratches.  Baili is a fabulous choice for first-time cat families.

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

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Warm Up With One of These Adoptable Pets on Long Island

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Cupid is ready to help you find your purrfect match, so contact your local animal shelter or rescue to bring home your Valentine today!

And since the snow keeps on coming, the Nassau County SPCA would like to remind pet owners to make preparations ahead of the storm to keep their families and pets safe:

  • The most important thing pet owners need to do: BRING PETS INDOORS. A snowstorm is no place for a pet.
  • Don’t let your dog off the leash after heavy snowfall. Dogs can lose their scent during winter storms and easily become lost. Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date identification.
  • Stock up ahead of time on all pet food and medicine your animals may need. *Travel may be much more difficult or impossible.
  • Prepare for a power outage, especially if your family includes fish, reptiles or pocket pets.
  • Keep a pet emergency kit and supplies handy with items such as medical records, water, pet food and medications, and pet first aid supplies.
  • Clean off your dog’s paws with a moist washcloth after going outside. Snow-melting salt can be very painful to dogs’ feet and can make them ill when ingested.
  • Have a coat and booties ready for any dog that needs them. Be ready to protect your pets from strong wind and cold.
  • And remember…Report Animal Abuse 516-THE-SPCA, nassaucountyspca.org.

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society

Audrey

Audrey is an 8-month-old cutie pie who spent the past couple of months with a trained foster who is helping her get over her anxieties and abandonment issues.  She is very sweet but still very shy. She will need time and patience to warm up. Her current foster mom feels once she has a place she can call home, she will acclimate quickly.

Roscoe

5-year-old Roscoe is just a big loveable lug!  He loves to play and has lots of energy…he’s friendly and affectionate- he needs a little help with his manners- but once he learns he will be a Prince Charming. He loves to go on runs (and bounces in the snow), play with his toys and play tug of war; he also loves to follow you from room to room.  Roscoe is crate trained, fully vetted, good with cats and small dogs and would do best in a home with children 13+.

Lego

Meet Lego. This 4-year-old lovable and gentle guy wants to show you how much he loves to play fetch and play with his toys! PAWS pulled Lego from a shelter where he found himself as a stray. Lego could use a forever or foster home asap. He is fully vetted and seems to do well with other dogs (cats unknown).   Lego would also do best with children 13+.

Peach

Not a dog or cat person? Well how about a wascally wabbit?? Peach is a beautiful 10-month-old hotot rabbit described as affectionate and playful.  Peach is looking for a loving indoor-only home with someone who is willing to provide the care and attention this pretty girl needs and deserves.

For more information about adopting or fostering Audrey, Roscoe, Lego, or Peach, please contact adoptions@paws-li.org or call 631-306-4616. You can also visit their website at paws-li.org.

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Sasha

Meet Sasha! This gorgeous 8-year-old kitty was surrendered when her owner passed away. She loves being pet, is super sweet and gets along well with other cats.

Fluffy

Handsome fella Fluffy is an adorably sweet 7-month-old kitty who also gets along great with other cats. Both Sasha and Fluffy would love nothing more than to go home with you today. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 for more information about adopting these sweethearts today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter

Auntie

Auntie is a 4-year-old Domestic Short Hair Mix who joined the shelter as part of their Trap-Neuter-Release program. She had a few kittens following her around when she was trapped. She was already spayed, meaning the kittens couldn’t be hers, so she was given the name Auntie instead! Auntie is sweet and outgoing, and she loves nothing more than getting attention. She would love a home to call her own. This affectionate mush would do well in a home with children or a home with other cats.

If you are interested in meeting Auntie or any of the other adorable cats and kittens available for adoption, please call 631-360-7575 today for more information today!

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America

Meru

Meru’s (Adoption #D48071) life took a rapid detour recently when she found herself in NSALA’s care, surrounded by strangers in a strange new place. They’re giving this 1-year-old beauty all the time she needs to adjust to her new life and are hoping her time with us is just a temporary moment before a full life ahead as a cherished family member. Having the opportunity to watch her grow in their care, NSALA has been able to determine that a quiet, predictable home with children 16 years old and older, and no other pets, is what Meru will need for a smooth transition. Your gentle hand and loving heart will help her settle into a blissful life as a grateful companion.

Orangsicle

Orangesicle (Adoption #LA0118) is actively seeking a permanent lap in which to spend the bulk of her days. This stunning 3-year old calico is one lucky lady and she knows it! She’s so grateful for all the love and attention she’s received since she arrived at Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center that she wants to thank every human with whom she comes into contact.  Although she’s not very fond of other felines, she’s super keen on every person she meets. Orangesicle would make a remarkable first pet for your family, as long as you don’t fight over which lap will be her favorite!

Bellini

When 5-year-old Bellini (Adoption #H210265) was discovered wandering outside this cold winter, her rescuer ushered her inside for safety. Now Bellini’s quietly wondering what awaits ahead for her. NSALA assured Bellini her worst days are long behind her and she can relax and settle into the happy future awaiting her. Your quiet house and loving heart is all she needs to complete her journey to home—that and some really savory yummy treats!

Luna Lovegood

Lovely Luna Lovegood (NCR5860) patiently waits to cast a love spell on the special human she deems worthy of her devotion. This serene, 5-year-old sweetie traveled all the way from a southern municipal shelter for her chance at a coveted place in your heart. She’ll be quietly waiting for you to notice her in Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, but the purrleasure will be all yours when you’re captivated by her understated beauty.  Luna shines brightest when she’s in a quiet home with no other pets, and children 12 years old and older, who will provide her the tranquility she craves. Once Luna Lovegood wins your heart and you win hers, oh what a magical moment!

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger (G25257) isn’t looking to share the limelight with anyone else. This quiet 4- year old Georgia import has designs on your heart and will wait patiently for you to discover him. Chin rubs lead to lengthy visits in your lap and will lead to a lifetime of loyalty only a rescue pet knows how to give. Tommy is being successfully treated for allergies through a healthy prescription diet.

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

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Wizzy

Meet Wizzy, the shelter’s 1-year old, stunning, 50-pound boy. Wizzy came to the shelter as a stray after being found by a good Samaritan whom he followed home. Wizzy’s owner was located but has yet to come in for him. Wizzy has been a super sweet dog and absolutely LOVES attention. He loves to snooze next to you while you work and is getting to be a pro at going in and out of the crate on command. Wizzy isn’t overly playful with toys, and wasn’t overly playful with dogs either, but was interested in meeting the shelter’s helper dog. Staff and volunteers would love nothing more than to see Wizzy make his way to a forever home. Please call or email the shelter’s placement team for more information at(516)785-5220, Foster@tohmail.org or adoption@tohmail.org.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue

Charlene

Charlene is a sweet and charming kitty with a mysterious background. Staff and volunteers wish Charlene could speak so she can tell us how such a friendly cat turned up in a Farmingville cat colony and how long she was there. This girl is extremely friendly & silly. She twists her head practically full circle to get you to pet her in her cage. She’s about 8 years old and no one is quite sure if she was dumped, lost, etc. We may never know her past, but we do know she was lucky enough to be rescued and is now seeking her forever home and a chance at a bright future.  For more information about adopting Charlene, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

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