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11 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Spring Complete

It’s officially spring, which means there’s no better time to adopt a dog to get out and walk with, or a cat to enjoy the upcoming sunny days with. Read about just some of the adorable animals available for adoption this week, then head on out and adopt your new best friend today!

Jackson

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Jackson (reference #77401) is an 11-year-old male Chihuahua mix rescued from Tennessee. He’s a happy, playful little guy who is an office favorite at North Shore Animal League America. He loves belly rubs and lounging with a view out the window. 

He would do best in a quieter household with children age 12 and older. Jackson needs to meet everyone in the home, including the resident dog, and NSALA can arrange a meet & greet with your family pet(s.) Jackson would love to spend the rest of his life being a member of your family. 

Chili

Chili (reference #T99709) is an adorable 5-year-old female Chihuahua mix who loves her daily walks on a leash. She’s been in a home so she’s well-behaved and currently a beloved office foster at North Shore Animal League America’s campus. She takes some time to warm up with new people and is a bit fearful – she needs some time, and patience, and T.L.C. and she needs to go to a calm home with older children only.   

She has a slight heart murmur, but it doesn’t slow her down. Anyone interested in adopting Chili would be eligible for three private training sessions with NSALA’s pet behavior staff. It would be best if everyone in the family can meet her before adoption, including the family dog, to make sure it is the right match. 

Want to meet Jackson and Chili? Head down to NSALA’s Adoption Center in Port Washington today!

Banjo

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Brooklyn native Banjo is a fun-loving kitty who adores being pet and loves human affection. This gorgeous gal can be a little sassy with other cats at times, so she would love nothing more than her own house that she can finally call her home. If you are interested in making Banjo’s dreams come true, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Rambo

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Rambo is a funny pup who likes to sit up on his back legs and beg for attention. He’s 5 years old and was rescued from the Carolina’s after a hurricane. Rambo is known for being a playful pup who bonds really close with those who spend time with him.

He enjoys going on walks or running around in the play pen chasing a ball. Rambo is looking for a home with no young children and where he can be king of the castle. If this funny pup sounds like the boy for you, come in and meet him today!

Tobie

Tobie is an affectionate gentleman who was adopted from Little Shelter in 2009 and unfortunately was returned in 2017 when his family could no longer care for him. Tobie is a sweet guy who misses living in a real home and having a family to love and love him back. He is hoping that a nice family will come to Little Shelter to meet him and offer him a forever home that he so desperately wants. Please stop by and see if he could be the purr-fect cat for you!

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

Jameson

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Jameson is a strikingly handsome, super sweet senior kitty who ended up at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter when his family didn’t want him anymore. He is an absolute doll who adores people and is always looking for affection. Jameson enjoys being held and cuddling with volunteers. He is looking for a loving home to spend his golden years in where he can spoil his special someone with all the love in his heart.

Autumn

Autumn is a young adult cat who can usually be found hanging out on one of the kitty shelves at the shelter. She loves getting attention from people, especially ear rubs and will gently nuzzle her head into your hand. This affectionate little cat is just looking for a lap to curl up in and purr the day away.

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

Sesame

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Sesame! He is quite the 2-year-old ham. Sesame is an out-going and charming young buck, who is just enamored with life. Not to mention, he’s also quite handsome to behold.

Boasting a golden-caramel coat, and equally brilliant hazel eyes, it’s hard not to swoon over Sesame. He is seeking an active, loving and adult-only family who will give him the time that he needs to adjust to a home. Sesame is full of spirit and play and needs someone who can keep up with his active lifestyle.

So don’t walk…run to Bideawee to meet him today!

Molly

This gorgeous 4-month old gal is Molly. Boasting a lovely golden coat, and charming white chest, she is simply perfection to behold. Bashful, tender-hearted and sweet, Molly’s puppy dog eyes are enough to melt your heart.

She would flourish in a patient, quiet and loving home that will give her the time she deserves to become comfortable and build up her confidence. Molly’s perfect family would be able to spend all day by her side; slowly introducing her to the world, helping her to make new friends, and teaching her all of those puppy ropes. Check out her webpage for more info! 

Splinter

Springing through the air and rushing to meet you, it could be no other than the one, the only, Splinter! He is the essence of zest and spirit. Not to mention, he’s absolutely adorable!

Donning a fantastic copper and ivory coat, nimble ears, and a precious face, it’s impossible for him to be any more charming. Weighing in at just 10 pounds and just a year old, he’s the idyllic size for anyone seeking a more petite family member. He will flourish in a spirited home that shares in his youthful jubilance and active lifestyle. 

Amana

With her exotic coat and pale green eyes, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Amana. Seven-year-old Amana is a Domestic Shorthair mix who came to Bideawee after her owners could no longer care for her. She 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 nervous in new places. She requires a patient person 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 at Bideawee and may be able to go home to another friendly feline. If you’re the perfect home for her, check out her info right here! 

For more information about adopting Sesame, Molly, Splinter and Amana, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

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

Dog Abandoned In Streets Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Ms Cleo

Whether you’re looking for a sweet pet to cuddle with or a ball of energy to get active with, we got your adorable adoptables right here!

Bluejoy

Available for adoption from Second Chance Rescue:

Bluejoy is a sweet fella who is hoping his forever home is somewhere out there. Bluejoy is a very sweet boy, with so much love to give. Bluejoy is about a year old. He loves to play and also enjoys a good cuddle session.

This hunk was rescued from a high-kill shelter when his time was up, and now all this handsome guy dreams of is a home with an active family, or a yard to play fetch. He is good with some dogs, so a meet and greet would be best, or as a solo pet. He loves getting all the attention. 

If you are interested in adopting this handsome fella, go to nycsecondchancerescue.org to fill out an application.

Ms Cleo

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

SPECIAL SENIOR ALERT: Miss Cleo is Little Shelter’s Director’s Choice! At 15 years of age, Miss Cleo was found wandering the streets of one of the worst parts of Huntington Station. When her family was contacted, they didn’t want her anymore and left her sitting in the Town of Huntington dog shelter. Poor Miss Cleo waited patiently for a family that wouldn’t be coming to get her. Despite all of this, she never lost her spirit and only showed love and kindness to everyone she met.

Having a long-time partnership with Little Shelter, the town reached out to Little Shelter alerting them of Miss Cleo’s plight. They knew Little Shelter could give her the care she needed and help her find a family that would cherish her the way she should have been all along. Of course, Little Shelter stepped in to help and Miss Cleo.

Miss Cleo is a happy go lucky old lady, who’s always eager to go on a walk. Don’t let her age fool you, this gal has plenty of spring in her step and many adventures to still go on. She’s a lovable dog who always wants to make friends and give kisses. When she’s not out on a walk, Miss Cleo loves to burrow under warm blankets or cuddle with her favorite staff members.

For the month of March, Miss Cleo’s adopter will be sent home with a month’s supply of food (which she loves), a great big basket of toys, a big fluffy dog bed, a free vet visit and specially priced adoption fee.* She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and microchipped! If you think you are a fit for Miss Cleo stop by Little Shelter this week and ask to meet her. She is patiently waiting for you! (*adopter must meet all Little Shelter adoption standards)

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

Rebel

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Rebel is looking for her purr-fect person! Rebel is an extraordinarily sweet kitty. She loves getting attention, always wanting someone to pet her and brush her. Rebel will roll around on the floor for you to rub her tummy and she will climb into your lap. She can usually be found snuggled on a shelf, but it’s not because she’s shy. She likes to let the other cats take charge and she gets along with them.

Mitzi

Mitzi would like to be your best friend! Mitzi is a beautiful tabby cat who loves to sit in the window. She’s waiting for someone special to come and take her home. She enjoys getting affection from people she has bonded with. She is a quiet girl who would do best in a calm house.

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

A Special Request from Pets4Luv Foundation:

Pets4Luv is now being evicted from its current facility space at the Source Mall in Wesbury. There is an urgent need to find placement for their remaining homeless cats. If you or someone you know can temporarily foster, or better yet adopt any of their sweet kitties, please email owner Dave directly at info@pets4luv.org  (subject: I would  like to foster for you). Cats are always better in a foster situation as in opposed to a shelter, so please help if you can.  For more information about adopting or fostering Clint, Marina, Smokey or TC, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or (516)-832-8200.

Clint

Clint is waiting and wondering why he still hasn’t been adopted, and quite frankly so are the volunteers at Pets4Luv. Clint is a super sweet boy who loves affection and play time! Not only is he good with people, but he also gets along great with other cats!

Marina

Marina is a loving little lady who took some time to figure out that people can be trusted, and now that she’s enjoying her new-found love of human affection, she’s ready to go home with you today! She’s also made a new BFF, her roomie, Marshall. They often are found playing together. The only thing better than adopting one cute cat is adopting two!

Smokey

Smokey is super shy, but very sweet. She has befriended a new buddy named Ink and they love to cuddle together. Given time to adapt she will make a great addition to your family. 

TC

TC (Top Cat) is a sweet, super shy, quiet little lady who is waiting for her forever family. TC came to Pets4Luv in December 2015 she was only 7-months old. She likes when the rescue is quite which is when she likes to go about her shenanigans of playing and climbing the cat tree in her room. She’s a petite little lady who would do best in a quiet home with people willing to give her the she needs to adapt to a new environment.

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

The No Kill Project: A True Blue Rescue

With more than a million animals euthanized nationally due to lack of space in our country’s shelters, animal rescue organizations are often leaned on for help.

One nonprofit that stands out is The No Kill Project, an animal rescue and welfare organization working to create a no-kill society through education, advocacy, sterilization, and adoption of shelter and community animals. Having been involved with many rescues on Long Island and across the country, their efforts have saved thousands of lives to date.

“By coordinating large, difficult and tedious rescue efforts to help bring animals to safety, The No Kill Project often becomes the last hope of survival for animals in need,” says Isabel Pymm, the nonprofit’s president.  

She recently traveled to communities that Hurricane Harvey hit. She and a group of volunteers brought 24 cats and dogs back to Long Island for care and foster placement. But natural disasters aren’t the only time they’re called.

“There are so many stray dogs in the south part of the United States,” she says. “They walk around as stray cats do here in New York. Backyard breeding, puppy mills, and absence of laws and funding contribute to massive overpopulation, and healthy dogs are often euthanized at shelters only because there is not enough space to house them. This is why rescue organizations such as The No Kill Project often visit Southern states in hopes to rescue dogs that would otherwise be killed due to lack of space.’’

On LI, a large population of stray cats often suffer at the hands of people and harsh winters. To help combat this issue, The No Kill Project advocates trap, neuter, return (TNR), which works to humanely trap feral cats, sterilize them and return them to their colonies where caretakers provide food and shelter for them. Any adoptable cats or kittens trapped during TNR rescue efforts receive veterinary care as needed, and are then placed in adoptive homes.

The No Kill Project is 100 percent volunteer based and relies heavily on foster families. All monetary contributions help cover veterinary care expenses, spay/neuters, vaccinations, micro-chipping, and foster care, and are also used to help fund community educational programs.  

To browse the animals The No Kill Project has up for adoption, visit thenokillproject.org

Cat in Shelter 6 Years Among Those Up For Adoption on Long Island

With so many cats and kittens and dogs and puppies looking for their forever home, it’s easier than ever to find your new best friend. The hardest part is choosing which one! Read all about some of Long Island’s adorable adoptables right here

Chili

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Chili is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix who loves nothing more than her daily walks on leash.  She takes some time to warm up with new people and can be a bit fearful, so she needs to go to a home with older children only. She has a slight heart murmur, but it doesn’t slow her down. 

Anyone interested in adopting Chili would be eligible for three private training sessions with NSALA’s pet behavior staff. It would be best if everyone in the family can meet her before adoption, including the family dog, to make sure it is the right match. If you’d like to meet Chili, please email RosemarieT@animalleague.org 

Hotei

Hotei is a large, very friendly, 5-year-old Hound/Sharpei mix with a unique look. He can be calm, but also enjoys goofing around and playing. Bring your entire family to meet him, including any resident dog to see how everyone interacts. Hotei would do best in a home where the children are over 10 years old. Any potential new home for Hotei needs to be cat-free as well. For more info, reach out to RosemarieT@animalleague.org

Blacky and Tori

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Power couple Blacky and Tori are adorably inseparable. Both are about 1 year old and very friendly. Blacky was found locally and Tori came from South Carolina when the hurricanes hit. They literally love nothing more than to snuggle with each other.

This bonded pair even gets along well with other cats and would make a wonderful addition to any family. If you can open your heart and home to this dynamic duo, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Henry

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

“Loves to play fetch”, “loooves swimming”, “loving and affectionate”… these are just some of the things Henry’s buddies say about him. Poor Henry has been at the shelter since November 2016 when he came in as a stray. Henry is now one of their top 10 longest residents, a title he should never have.  

Henry seems to really like other dogs and is super sweet and loving with people once he learns to trust them. He is one of those dogs who will nudge your hand for more affection which is super cute. Henry is looking for a home with kids 17 and up due to some handling sensitivities. Henry truly deserves a loving home, so if you are interested in adopting Henry, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org today!

Rambo

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Rambo wants to be your furever friend! This 5-year-old Chihuahua mix is a sweet and loving guy just looking for attention. He’s known for balancing on his hind paws for a treat. This little guy loves to give kisses and snuggles, so if you’re looking for a best friend that will always be by your side, Rambo is the one for you!

Nina

Nina arrived at Little Shelter in 2013 after being found in front of a pet store with her kittens. Her kittens were quickly adopted out but, 6 years later this sweet girl is still waiting for a furever home of her own. Nina is an affectionate cat who enjoys getting belly rubs and ear scratches. While you may see her snoozing on a shelf, once you get her going, she is a lively and spunky cat who just wants to be your best friend. Nina’s only wish is for a family that she can love and adore with all her heart, could you be the one she is waiting for?

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

Pearl

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

This bonnie lass is Pearl, and she is wishing on a four-leaf clover to find a furever home of her own. She likes to give lots of snuggles and will give you a massage while you pet her, purring all the while. She’s an excellent watch cat who will keep an eye from the windows, chattering to let you know when birds are in the garden. This “St. Catty’s Day”, why not take home a love that’s true, for Pearl could be the puurrrfect cat for you! For more information about Pearl, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788.

Missy

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet beautiful Missy! She is one charming little 2-year-old girl! Missy is a funny feline, who is a little nosey with her fellow cats, and just likes to watch what everyone else is up to. When she’s not busy spying, she spends time with her people pals and feline friends in equal measure. Though she is a diva, so it’s all on her own terms! She’d do great in any home as saucy as herself, that shares in her sense of humor! She would do nicely with another kitty as well! In addition, she’ll never pass up on any cat treats, which are the way to her heart!

Rikki

This little 3-month-old darling is named Rikki. What a face she has! With doe eyes, expressive ears and a face that speaks for itself (and hides nothing!), Rikki is both beautiful and bold! Saucy, sweet and ever so smart, this gorgeous girl has it all… except a home to call her own. She would flourish with an equally spirited family that shares her youthful zest and active lifestyle. Rikki’s idyllic adopters would be able to spend all day with her; slowly introducing her to the world and helping her to make new friends. 

Zeki

Meet Zeki! Donning a fantastic tricolor coat, and a charming charcoal nose, this 3-month old can make you fall head over heels in a glance. More than just good looks, Zeki is also equal parts loving, engaging and attentive. He encompasses only the loveliest qualities. Zeki would blossom in a home that shares in his puppy zest and active lifestyle. 

Birdie

Meet Birdie! She is a beautiful 8-year-old gal who can easily capture anyone’s attention. Boasting a gorgeous tan coat with a fluffy tail and ears that sprout, she is quite easy on the eyes. Not to mention, she also has a contagious smile and when you see her grinning your way, it’s impossible not to smile back. Birdie is seeking a a mature, adult-only family that can dedicate the one-on-one time that she deserves and craves. A patient and understanding family that understands her is all she needs. A home with a doggie friend is on a case-by-case basis, but even if she were an only child, there is more than enough of Birdie to go around for everyone! 

For more information about adopting Missy, Rikki, Zeki and Birdie, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

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

15 Cats, Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home Today

Whether you’re looking for a young, energetic pup or kitten, or a special needs cat or dog, Long Island animal shelters and rescues have you covered. Read all about how to bring home your new best bud right here!

Scarlet

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION REQUEST: This sweet-as-sugar face belongs to Scarlet, a 5-year-old precious girl who was found running loose near a local Chipotle. Scarlet is winning everyone over with her ridiculously cute personality and of course that face! Scarlet is super friendly with everyone she meets, is a total blast to be with, and just wants to be loved.

Scarlet may even be OK to live with cats and is interested in meeting other dogs but does seem a bit under-socialized so she will need slow intros to feel most happy. Sadly, two lumps were found on Scarlet’s belly, and although were removed successfully, the biopsy came back cancerous. The hope is of course that the cancer/lumps do not return. Staff and volunteers simply adore Scarlet and want to see her find a loving home immediately, to start enjoying life with a forever family.

If you are interested in learning more about adopting Scarlet, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org today!

Tux

Available for adoption through the No Kill Project:

Meet handsome Tux. Tux is a 4-month-old neutered male puppy who is just as gentle and sweet as one can imagine. Tux gets along with anyone and everyone and would do great in just about any home with dogs, cats, and children. He is friendly, outgoing and active and would benefit from constant exercise but also from daily cuddles. Tux is vocal for affection and likes to snuggle with his foster mom. Please send an email to info@thenokillproject.org if you would like to receive more information about adopting Tux.

Tyson

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Tyson is a 4-year-old Chihuahua mix who is looking for his furever family. He’s a lovable guy who thinks he’s smaller than he is and is always trying to curl up in your lap! Tyson is still getting use to new things, such as playing with toys. But he loves getting affection and will never leave your side.

Tigger

Tigger is a sweet ginger cat who is always looking for someone to give him affection. He will walk around mewing like a crabby old man, but really all he wants is someone to pet him. Tigger is a sweet cat who will always be curled up in your lap, purring contently. He loves getting temptation treats and visits from volunteers.

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

Rebel

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Rebel is an extraordinarily sweet kitty. She loves getting attention, always wanting someone to pet her and brush her. Rebel will roll around on the floor for you to rub her tummy and she will climb into your lap. She can usually be found snuggled on a shelf, but it’s not because she’s shy. She likes to let the other cats take charge and she gets along with them.

Avah

SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION REQUEST: Avah is an adorable 10-month-old special needs kitten available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. She has a special condition called Cerebral Hyperplasia which causes her to stumble around when she walks. It doesn’t cause her any pain, it just takes her a little longer to get from point A to point B.

Avah is looking for a special home that understands her condition and will love her for the affectionate kitten she is. She’s an otherwise healthy kitten but will always walk funny and occasionally have accidents due to her balance issues. Avah enjoys playing with toys just like any other kitten and loves having other cats to play with.

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

Morris

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Everyone knows how handsome and adorable 3-year-old Morris is! Morris is very friendly and PURRS really loud. He gets along well with other cats, and truly loves to be around people!  Morris will make an amazing addition to any family, so If you can open your heart and home to him, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

A Special Request from Pets4Luv Foundation:

Pets4Luv is now being evicted from its current facility space at the Source Mall in Wesbury. There is an urgent need to find placement for their remaining 60 homeless cats.

Bambi, Peppermint Patty, Love, and Snowy are just some of the kitties looking for homes.

If you or someone you know can temporarily foster, or better yet adopt any of their sweet kitties, please email owner Dave directly at info@pets4luv.org  (subject: I would  like to foster for you).

Cats are always better in a foster situation as in opposed to a shelter, so please help if you can.  For more information about adopting or fostering, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.

Coco

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Two-month-old Coco is quite the stunner! Boasting a fantastic blonde and ivory coat and the most charming ears, Coco is ever so handsome! Not only good looking, but also spirited, sweet, and smart, Coco truly possesses only the loveliest qualities. He would flourish in an equally spirited home that shares in his youthful zest and active lifestyle. Coco’s ideal family would be able to spend all day with him; slowly introducing him to all the world, helping him to make new friends, and teaching all those puppy ropes! 

Gabby

With her fantastic black-brown coat and a precious face, Gabby is simply too cute for words! More than just her good looks, Gabby can also be counted upon to be sweet, spirited, and snuggly! She would flourish in any active home that shares in her youthful zest and active lifestyle. Gabby’s ideal family would be able to spend all day by her side; slowly introducing her to the world, helping her to make new friends, and teaching her of all those puppy ropes!

Cookie

Eleven-month old Cookie is a bashful and tender-hearted kitten who is seeking a loving, patient home to call her own. If you offer her gentleness and love, she will offer you a sweet spirit in turn. Not to mention, she is uniquely gorgeous. Enchantingly different, she almost looks like some sort of majestic forest creature! Donning a charming tortoiseshell coat and glowing golden-hazel eyes, she is simply stunning to behold. Cookie is recommended for a home with older children, or only adults, adopt this lovely lady. 

Flannel

At just 2-years old, Flannel has been at Bideawee’s Westhampton Adoption Center since September 2016. Donning a fantastic ebony coat, fur of satin, and piercing eyes, it goes without say that Mr. Flannel is one handsome kitty! Tenderhearted, bashful and soulful, Flannel is much like a book that is longing to be read, and he just wants someone to invest time in him. If you give him the dedication he craves, we promise you’ll find adventure, lifelong love and faithful friendship for all his days. Flannel is recommended for a mature, gentle family for his forever home. 

For more information about adopting Coco, Gabby, Cookie and Flannel, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

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

Cat in Shelter Since 2015 Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Adorable animals in all shapes and sizes are seeking their forever homes. Read all about how to adopt or foster your new best friend right here!A Special Request from Pets4Luv Foundation:

Pets4Luv is now being evicted from its current facility space at the Source Mall in Wesbury. There is an urgent need to find placement for their remaining 60 homeless cats. Apollo, Hope, Faith and Honey Bun are just some of the kitties looking for homes.

If you or someone you know can temporarily foster, or better yet adopt any of their sweet kitties, please email owner Dave directly at info@pets4luv.org (subject: I would like to foster for you).

Cats are always better in a foster situation as in opposed to a shelter, so please help if you can. For more information about adopting or fostering, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.

Bryson

Available for adoption through NYC Second Chance Rescue:

Squishy face Bryson is stopping by to let you know that he is still in need of a foster or adopter. This easy-going fella is melting the hearts of all the staff and volunteers. He loves it there, but he would love a home to curl up on the couch even more.

Bryson is a 4-year-old, super sweet Staffordshire terrier. He was due to be euthanized at a high-kill shelter last month, but SCR pulled him to safety and now all he needs is a home. Bryson does well with other dogs, especially the ladies. If you can make your house Bryson’s new home, head to nycsecondchancerescue.org and fill out an adoption application today!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Poor Misty is a 5-year-old beauty who was unfortunately surrendered by her family due to allergy issues. All Misty wants is a lap to sit on and a hand to pet her. If you can open your heart and home to Misty, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Bella

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Meet Bella the Wonder Pug! Bella is a very special girl who is partially paralyzed in her back legs and needs a wheel cart to get around. She arrived at Little Shelter through the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

When she arrived, Bella ran around in her wheel cart giving kisses to all the staff members. It was obvious she is a very loving dog who doesn’t know there is anything wrong with her. Little Shelter staff began working with Bella every day, helping her stand on all four legs, coaxing her to walk forward while we helped support her back legs.

Bella will most likely always need a wheel cart, but thanks to the efforts of Little Shelter she can walk without one for short periods of time. Now it’s time for someone special to adopt Bella who is willing to continue working with her. 

Carol

Little Miss Carol is a beautiful 3-year-old silver tabby cat who came to Little Shelter as a kitten. She’s a quiet cat who enjoys getting chin scratches and ear rubs, but always waits for you to come to her. She will contently purr when you pet her and start “making biscuits” with whatever blanket she’s laying on.

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

Tyson

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Tyson is an extremely sweet kitty who just loves getting affection but is a bit of a wall flower, always waiting for someone to come to him. This big boy would love to be your lap cat and would enjoy having a quiet home where he can play with toys and sunbathe.

Juliette

Juliette is looking for the happy ending to her story. She is a sweetheart who loves to be loved. She is always looking for affection from staff and volunteers. Juliette wants a home where she can have someone who will brush her and spoil her with love. 

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

Pearl

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

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

Bertie

This beautiful gal is named Bertie. She is a sweet and gorgeous 8-month-old girl worthy of admiration! More than just her good looks, Bertie is also a sweet, spirited and quite intelligent pup. She possesses only the loveliest qualities. Bertie is seeking a family that embraces and enjoys her affectionate and playful personality, and that enjoys an active lifestyle as much as she does! Anyone who hikes, jogs or likes long walks may have found their perfect partner in adventure! 

Maddie

This adorable little 4-year old nugget is Maddie. Boasting a lovely tricolor coat, charming ears and an adorable face, it’s hard not to swoon for her! Bashful at first, but tender-hearted, Maddie is loving with her trusted friends. A true lady, Maddie must be wooed and won over, but once you have her heart, she will give you all of it. Maddie would flourish in a patient home with older children that can give her the time she deserves to blossom and become comfortable. In return, you can expect 16 pounds of pure love and faithfulness for life! 

Samantha

Check out the big smile on this happy pup named Samantha! She has been at Bideawee for too long and deserves to be in her forever home. She originally hails from Puerto Rico, but it turns out that she loves the snow, so perhaps she was always a New Yorker at heart. In addition to loving the snow, Samantha appears to love a lot of things about life. She loves people and snuggles, and she really loves getting out and going on walks or playing outside. Since Samantha has been at Bideawee for a while, she’s become a little quirky about meeting other dogs, but she likes dogs that she knows. Aside from a refresher for housebreaking, she’s pretty good about doing her business outside and she knows her basic commands. Samantha loves to please people and is what the scientific dog books refer to as a “good girl.” She would do best with an experienced dog owner who can provide her with exercise and lots of TLC. 

For more information about adopting Pearl, Bertie, Maddie and Samantha, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Anny and Amy. Photo by Ted Lim.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Anny (reference #R165367) and her very shy sister Amy (reference #R165366) are looking for a place to feel forever safe. These nine-month-old kittens were plucked off the city streets this winter by a trusted rescue partner who knew North Shore Animal League America would be able to offer them the comfort they have never known outside. Anny has responded quickly to tender loving care, while Amy is cautiously watching her sister’s confidence build, helping her build up her own.

The sisters must be adopted as a pair. All they need is a loving home with cat experienced adults (and children 16+ in age) ready to nurture them. We predict there will be headbutts of gratitude when you do! For more information about Anny and Amy, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org 

Pixel. Photo by Dorit Shani.

Pixel (reference #BF2144) arrived as a scared kitten and has grown up under the loving care of a Feline Pet Behavior Team who take great pride in the strides this watchful friend has made. Now a 1-year-old cat, Pixel needs a cat-experienced human with confident feline family members waiting to tutor Pixel and help further develop confidence and trust. If you have a cat in your home who would love to take a loyal quiet friend under their wing, Pixel would love to meet them.

Because she is still bashful, a predictable home with no children under 16 years old is an ideal setting for our precious tuxedo friend. Please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more information about Pixel. 

Angel. Photo by Ted Lim.

Angel (reference #V38078) was aptly named. This 7-year-old tabby journeyed from an overcrowded municipal shelter in Virginia, arriving unsure of her new setting but quickly showing her inner cherub when offered treats. Now she is a clicker-trained, high-fiving cat who is proud to show off her tricks to the delight of visitors.

Angel wants to be the only pet in her home and will thrive in a quiet setting with children 10+ in age who will offer her the tranquility she craves. All you really need to be her best friend is a handful of treats and a loving heart! If you’re interested in Angel, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org 

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

23 Cats, Dogs Looking For Loving Homes

Still looking for the puurrrfect valentine? Look no further! Who needs chocolate when you can adopt one of these sweet cats and dogs today!

Available for adoption through Save-A-Pet USA Rescue and Shelter:

Crumbs, Foxy, Iron Man and Manchitas all come from Isla Holbox, Mexico.  They have left their very rough beginnings behind them, and are now getting all the care they need to help them have long, happy lives; X-rays, wheelchairs, therapy, including laser and hydro therapy, and even special bedding to make them even more comfy.  All that’s left is to find special people who will open their hearts and homes to these wonderful, loving special needs dogs. 

Crumbs

Crumbs is a very loving, happy-go-lucky 2-year-old guy who had his legs crushed when he was hit by a car, which caused permanent paralysis in his hind quarters. But that doesn’t slow him down as he has a zest for life and enjoys every moment of it. 

Foxy

Foxy was shot in the spine twice and is now paralyzed, and while she most likely will never have complete use of her hind legs, we are hopeful this 7-month-old puppy may regain some mobility in them. Foxy is a sweet little ball of fur and feisty fun who loves all and holds no grudges for what evil people did to her. 

Iron Man

Iron Man truly earned his name. He was hit by a car and crawled under a house where he remained for more than two weeks before he was finally rescued. Iron Man is permanently paralyzed in one hind leg, but there is hope that he will get use of the other one again. Life has been tough for this three year old dog, but that hasn’t stopped him from being a sweet and loving dog who enjoys being with people. 

Manchitas

Manchitas has not had the best life.  She was hit by a car twice; the first time left her blind in one eye and the second time left her back legs paralyzed for life. Despite all of this, Manchitas, who is under a year old, is fun loving and playful. 

For more information about adopting or making donations to help care for Crumbs, Foxy, Iron Man and Manchitas, visit saveapetusa.org or follow Sav-A-Pet on Facebook at facebook.com/SaveAPetUSA

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

Love, Maddy, Snowy, Alexis, Sweat Pea, and Honeybun all have one very important trait in common: They are the homeless mommies of Pets4Luv who all did a wonderful job of caring for and tending to their babies, and now it’s their turn to find their forever family.

Pets4Luv is seeking patient adopters who are willing to give them the time they’ll need to acclimate and feel safe. They will make wonderful additions to your family. Head down to the Mall at the Source, 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury to scoop one of these beauties up today!

Love

Love was outside in the freezing cold snow with her babies last winter when she was rescued. Love is just 1 and a half years old and is still quite shy. She gets along great with other cats but needs help trusting humans so a home without children would work best for Love at this time.

Maddy

Maddy came to Pets4Luv last spring with her five babies that were only 1 and a half weeks old. At just 2 and a half years old herself, Maddy continues to adjust to the volunteers at Pets4Luv so a home with older children would be best for her right now.

Snowy

Snowy got stuck in a trap when she was pregnant with her six babies! But Snowy is such a champ that even that ordeal, this sweet momma stepped up to also foster two other sets of kittens! Snowy has some trust issues for obvious reasons, but she’s now moving around her room and loves being with the other cats. She tolerates cheek rubs and plays too! She is making great progress. Snowy is 5 years old and would thrive in a nice quiet home of her own.

Alexis

Alexis is so painfully shy that she sometimes gets picked on by other cats. Alexis arrived at Pets4Luv pregnant and had her four babies three weeks later. Alexis is Pets4Luv’s longest mommy resident as she needs an experienced adopter with a nice, quiet home for her to thrive.

Sweet Pea

Sweat Pea is so incredibly sweet, hence her name. She’s a little shy but a loving girl. In fact she is often overlooked because of her shyness. Sweat Pea gave birth to her four kittens the day after she arrived at Pets4Luv. Sweet Pea is only 2 years old and in search of her forever home!

Honeybun

Little Honeybun literally spent months hiding as she was so scared of her surroundings. Thanks to the wonderful care she received at Pets4Luv, she now moves around and shows her belly off!! Honeybun is shy but warms up quickly. She came to Pets4Luv with her four 3-day old babies. Honeybun is 2 years young and ready to become a part of your family today!

Tess

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Tess is a beautiful 2-year-old gal that comes to Almost Home Animal Rescue from a farm out east. Tess is super friendly and would make the puuurfect house cat. Tess loves to be pet and shows it as she meows for attention. If you can make Tess your valentine, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Jasmine

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Jasmine is a playful 2-year-old Lab mix who loves running in the dog park at Little Shelter and playing with toys. She enjoys going for walks on the leash or chasing a ball. Basically, Jasmine would make an awesome family dog, so head down to adopt her today!

Zack

Zack was adopted out as kitten a few years ago but found himself back at Little Shelter when his owner moved into the in-law’s house and poor Zack was not welcomed. In tears his owner brought Zack back to Little Shelter. Now Zack is waiting for someone to adopt him. His only wish is to have a furever home that will actually be forever. He is a very social boy who loves to hang out with people and play with toys.  

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

Luna

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Luna is one of our most affectionate cats at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. She is always waiting by the door to greet visitors and mews for affection. She will gently wave her paw at visitors to get them to come over to her so she can be pet. She will hold your hand in her paws while you pet her, purring away as happy as could be. Luna also loves to be picked up and carried around.

Rebel

Rebel is a very sweet tortie calico who is looking for a quiet adult home. She loves to lounge around and can always be found curled up in a warm sleeping spot or sunbathing by the window. Rebel enjoys being brushed and she loves toys but needs a family that will help her cut back on the snacks. She is a very entertaining kitty and if you give her some catnip she’ll roll around like a little kitten.

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

Luke

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Look at this handsome boy! Luke is a 4-year-old large, mixed-breed who came to Bideawee in September 2018 from Alabama. He has that classic mixed-breed look with a soft fur coat, white patches on his chest and nose, and a big old grin on his face.

Yet, Luke has a special characteristic that sets him apart from his canine companions: He only has three legs. This unique difference doesn’t slow him down at all. He’s still active, playful and enjoys his daily strolls. In fact, being outside is one of his favorite activities.

Luke loves the fresh air and he’ll start to really relax after a long walk or an energetic game of fetch. He’s very sweet with people and enjoys snuggling. Luke is pickier about his animal counterparts, though, and so he’d flourish being with an adult-only family where he can be the only four-legged family member. He is 45 pounds and fully grown. 

Cabaret

This fabulous 3-year-old beauty is named Cabaret. An enchanting and charming name for an equally engaging lady! She is a sleek and stunning young lass who can truly part a crowd. Boasting a fantastic golden-blonde coat, grand ears, and the most charming face, she certainly stands apart.

Sometimes bashful at first, and then quite spirited and sweet once among her friends, Cabaret is ready to adventure, play or a snuggle anytime. She is seeking a mature, dog-savvy home that can give her the enriched, active lifestyle that she so enjoys. She loves having spirited company.

A home with a doggie friend is on a case-by-case basis, but she wouldn’t mind a home with some feline friends. She adores cats! She would also love a family that could continue to teach her obedience, and who can help to build up her confidence. 

Posey

This strong and sassy 10-year-old lady is named Posey. Never before have you met a gal with as much pizzazz as her! Boasting the grand frame of a lioness and enveloping, emerald eyes, she surely dominates and commands any room that she walks into.

Of bold and electric personality, Posey possesses the ability to take charge and take over. She is seeking an equally intrepid home to call her own. Therefore, an adult-only home, or a home with older children, is best for her. 

Jungle

Prepare yourself, for the one, the only, Jungle. He is an entertaining 5-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 he loves to play and engage with his friends.

Being so active and enthusiastic, Jungle tends to get a little carried away at times, and may play with extra vigor. Therefore, we recommend 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 blossom if his future household could provide a good amount of space, exercise and healthy outlets for his energy and curiosity. 

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

Maximus

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Poor 6-year-old Maximus finds himself surrendered to the shelter by his owners. He’s been winning all staff and volunteers over at the shelter, and he will win you over too! Maximus is said to be house trained and crate trained, knows the commands “sit,” “come,” and “paw.” His owners said he is scared of rain, so a nice warm and cozy home where he would be the only dog will be the perfect surrounding for this mush.  If you are interested in adopting Maximus, please call for more information at 516-785-5220, visit him at 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Harry

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Harry (reference #R164915) is an amazingly handsome 5year-old local rescue who really just wants to play and explore all day.  He’ll entertain you while he plays with water from a dripping faucet – you’ll find him lounging in your empty sink. This domestic short hair can get a bit over zealous when playing with young friends, so a home with children 6 and older in age will be ideal for helping him correctly harness that exuberance. If you’re interested in experiencing the playful energy of Harry, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

Bobbi

Bobbi (reference #VR212) is a gorgeous 8–year-old gray domestic short hair cat who found himself at North Shore Animal League America when he was diagnosed with Feline Urinary Tract Disease and his owner could no longer care for him. Now fully recovered and with a great health plan, including a special diet available at cost through our Medical Center, Bobbi is actively seeking a cat-experienced human who can keep up with his high-flying antics. Because of his high energy needs, Bobbi is best suited in a home with children 16 and older in age and other pets willing to keep up with him. He will also do very well as the only pet. When not climbing on high perches, Bobbi enjoys quiet time with his humans and gazing out the windows. If you’d like to open your home to this handsome boy, email DoritS@animalleague.org

Oliver

 

Look at this mustache! Oliver (reference #R165150) is a local rescue who lucked out when he discovered the right feeding colony in his neighborhood. His rescuer suspected he was someone worth trying to save from the feral experience and brought him in for a better life. Oliver is at first dubious, but quickly opens up his heart, especially when treats are involved. He’s a quiet spectator who wholeheartedly enjoys ear rubs. Because of his sensitivity to new situations, a home with children 12 and older in age and cat-experienced adults will make for a successful transition into his very first home. Reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more information about Oliver!

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

 

10 Cats, Dogs That Want To Be Your Valentine

If you’re searching for your true valentine, the furry kinds come in all breeds, shapes and sizes! Read all about how to adopt your new love today!

And yes it’s true, you should always adopt, never shop, but this type of shopping helps fight animal abuse! The Nassau County SPCA would like to invite you to do your valentines day shopping this Sunday, February 10, from 12-2pm at Theory, 2016 Northern Blvd, Manhasset. Enjoy a bite and some champagne, and 10 percent of your purchase will benefit the wonderful efforts of the NCSPA, and help save animals from abuse.  Your human and furry loved ones will thank you!

Tigger

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Tigger is a very sweet 3-year-old kitty. How sweet is she? Well this poor girl was found at a Dunkin Donuts taped in a box! Despite the cruelty Tigger has seen, through the rescue and love of dedicated volunteers, Tigger is as friendly as can be and would make the puuurrfect addition to any home. Tigger loves to be pet and gets along great with other cats! If you can open your heart and home to Tigger, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

Pets4Luv Foundation is being evicted from its current facility space this month. Please help them find permanent homes for their remaining cats and dogs by sharing this information. 

Some of the residents at Pets4Luv include 21 cats and kittens that were rescued from a hoarding situation back in 2017. All but FIVE have loving homes and families! These five awesome boys are still looking for their chance at love and family. Come meet them, we are sure you will fall in love:

Andy

Andy is a 2-year-old fella who comes off a bit shy, but loves to play and loves to be loved. Can’t ask for more than that from a best friend!

Clint

Clint is a quiet and reserved 3-year-old guy who is good with kids, and is ready to head home with you today!  

McGee

McGee is quite the character, at just 3-year-old this kitty loves to play, oh, and happens to be a pro at taking selfies. Better scoop McGee up before someone else does.

Dave

Dave and Frankie are total besties. These 3- and 4-year-old fellas are great with kids and of course each other.

Frankie

For more information about these sweet kitties, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.

Pia

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Pia is 4 1/2 years old and came to the shelter as a stray in May 2017. This sweet gal was found alone in a park. No one was around, and it seems as though she was left there on purpose. She isn’t so happy to be at the shelter, but she loves to take advantage of her outdoor time as she rolls around on the grass like a little bug! Pia is looking for a very savvy, adult only home to help her overcome some fears she has. Pia seems interested in meeting other dogs, so that’s a plus!! If you are interested, please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit her at 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Cullen

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

When Cullen (reference #MA3529) needed help, North Shore Animal League America answered the call. This one-year-old, male domestic short hair rescue started his journey in their Medical Center where experts helmed him healed from a trauma injury.   Once fully recovered, he moved onto the adoption floor and now he’s been delighting everyone with his high jumps and high energy.  This feline is a lot to keep up with so be prepared to be entertained by his acrobatics!  If you’re looking for a fun firecracker of a feline, Cullen is ready to play.  For more information, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

Enny

 

Enny (reference #NCI0728) is an exuberant 7-month old kitten who is bursting with playful energy. She has benefitted from being mentored by older cats and, although still very kitten-like, she has learned to adjust herself to their energy.  A home with a lonely cat looking for a fun friend to take under her wing would be a wonderful place for Enny to spend forever.   Enny will have the most success in a family whose home has children 10+ in age.  If you’d like to meet Enny, contact DoritS@animalleague.org 

Houston

Houston (reference #WV0099) is an absolute stunner!  A New York transplant for an overcrowded southern municipal shelter, this 2-year old, long-haired domestic male is so very handsome.  Houston enjoys gazing out a window or receiving treats and ear rubs like any other cat but his calm demeanor patiently waits for a special someone who will overlook his perfect imperfections.  Houston is FIV+ so a household with no other pets or with other FIV+ cats is his ideal destination.  A recent diagnosis of a minor heart condition will be monitored by North Shore’s Medical Center at low cost.  From the moment you lay eyes upon Houston, you will know he’s some kind of wonderful!  You will too. If you’re interested in Houston, contact DoritS@animalleague.org

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

 

17 Cats, Dogs That Will Warm Your Heart On A Cold Winter Day

Not one, but 17 adorable cats and dogs are ready to head home with you this weekend, all promising to keep you warm throughout this cold winter!

And while adoption is always the best way to help homeless animals, the Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone to call the Nassau County SPCA at 516-THE-SPCA (843-7722) to report animals left out in the cold in Nassau County. Dogs and cats should not be confined outdoors when temperatures are below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), and with the temperatures drastically dropping, you could be saving a dogs/cats life by making that call!

Frankie

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

Frankie could very well be one of the sweetest cats ever brought to Pets4Luv. He just loves people and adores kids! He’s 3 years old and his personality is as unique as his looks. He’s charming, sweet, funny, playful and cuddly, he’s quite literally the whole package!

Shayna

Shayna’s mom recently passed away and she misses her terribly. She’s 5 years old and super shy. She’s not used to all that goes on in a rescue, so she gets over looked. What this sweet gal needs to thrive is a home of her own so she can be a relaxed, happy lady again. If you look into her eyes today, all you see is the sadness…let’s help her eyes shine bright once again! 

Chloe and Dewey

Power couple Chloe and Dewey (ChloDew) are a bonded pair that are ready to light up your life! Dewey is a 5-year-old fella who has been calling Pets4Luv home most of his life. Chloe is a 2-year-old gal that arrived at Pets4Luv when she was just a kitten. These sweethearts are timid rescues who provide comfort, love and support to each other. They do everything together; especially cuddle. The only thing better than snuggling with one cat, is snuggling with two, so head down and scoop these two up today!

Snickerdoodle

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Snickerdoodle is a funny-faced 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who is just waiting for her special someone to come in and scoop her up. She is a very energetic girl who loves to go on walks and run around in the doggy play pens. She is an affectionate girl who is looking for a home that has recent dog experience.

Violet

Violet is a beautiful black and white kitty who is just so sweet once she gets to know you. She can be shy at first but that is because she is waiting for the purr-fect family to adopt her. Violet loves treats, her toys and most of all loves other kitties. If you would love a kitty that may need a little time to come around, Violet is your girl.

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

Duster

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Duster is a handsome grey tuxedo cat who just wants a quiet home to call his own. While he can be a bit cautious about new things, you will quickly find that he’s a true snuggle bug only seeking the warmth and affection of those around him. This gentle lad loves to find sunny warm spots to take his afternoon cat naps and always appreciates a good chin rub. Come meet him today at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter.

kittens

KITTENS AVAILABLE NOW!!  Town of Huntington Cat Shelter has kittens of all colors available now for loving homes. Orange, Black, Calico, Tabby, Tux and more… Come down Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. or weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and adopt your new feline friend!

For more information about adopting Duster and the adorable kittens available for adoption, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, 631-651-9788.

Starr

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Eight-month old Sarr is a real gem! She is pretty much fully grown at 25 pounds, so she weighs in at that perfect “in between” size. Starr is a super loving girl who loves people and other dogs. She loves to play and run around tossing her stuffed animals around the playroom. She is also extremely affectionate and loves to be pet and to spend time with people. Starr is still trying to get over her fear of walking outside, so she will need a patient owner to help her build some confidence in that area. She would also do wonderfully with another dog in the home as that would make her feel more secure and just plain happy. 

Murphy

Everyone meet Murphy! He is one goofy, lovable 3-year-old boy who is chock full of sweetness and character. His affectionate nature is every bit as endearing, as his quirky personality and silly games are charming. Murphy is seeking a mature home that can appreciate him for the silly and sweet boy that he is, and who can shower him with the TLC he deserves. An adult-only family, or a family with teenage children, would be ideal for him. He also loves a good adventure, and so anyone who enjoys hiking and sniffing out new trails would be a great match for him. In return, you can expect a faithful friend for life. 

Thomas

Thomas is a charming and quite handsome 5-month-old boy that everyone swoons for! Boasting a smoke and white coat, brilliant hazel eyes, and a rose-pink nose, he’s quite the ham. Not to mention, he is ever so loving. Offering the paw of friendship to other kittens and his people pals alike, Thomas is generous with his love. He provides comfort, friendship and affection to all. With an equally wonderful family, there is no doubt that he’d flourish to his full potential. 

Manchas

This handsome young kitten is named Manchas. Doesn’t he have the most endearing face? Boasting a perfectly painted black and ivory mask upon his countenance, with bright, hazel eyes, and charming white whiskers, Manchas is just gorgeous. Bashful and tender-hearted, he is seeking a quiet and gentle home, that will give him the time and love that he deserves in order grow comfortable. In return, you can expect a faithful, furry friend for life!  

For more information about adopting Starr, Murphy, Thomas and Manchas, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Misty

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Five-year old Misty is too cute for words. This sweet and adorable gal was surrendered with her brother by their owner due to allergies. Up until now, Misty has only known one home all her life, but even she will tell you that she’s ready to find her next, and forever home! Misty loves humans and would love nothing more than to go home with you today. If you can make Misty your new bestie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Henry

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Wanna know what makes Henry such a love? It’s because he loves to play fetch, loves swimming, and is described as loving and affectionate by shelter staff and volunteers. Poor Henry has been at the shelter since November 2016 when he arrived as a stray. Henry is now one of their top 10 longest residents, a title no one wanted him to get. Henry seems to really like other dogs and is super sweet and loving with people after he trusts them. He is one of those dogs who will nudge your hand for more affectionate, we is simply adorable. Henry is looking for a home with kids 17 and up due to some handling sensitivities. Henry truly deserves a loving home, let’s make it happen!

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

Frederick

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

You’re not going to find a more loving, loyal companion than Frederick (reference #BF2739). He is a true gentleman who has known love before and is looking forward to spending the entire day in your lap. This 8-year-old sweet boy is being treated for Hyperthyroidism and eagerly gobbles up his meds in food. Frederick would prefer to be the only pet in his home. Could you be that home?  For more information on Frederick, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Lucas

Lucas (reference #E3073) is a high-spirited, 3-year-old male cat who quickly turned into a staff favorite due to his favorite game: playing with crumpled post-it notes! Lucas can’t get enough of chasing after them. He’s a great match for your energetic pets at home but he is FIV+ so a home with other FIV+ cats looking for a playmate will be ideal. If you think you have the energy to keep up with him, get in touch with DoritS@animalleague.org  (Just make sure you have lots of post-it notes and ear rubs ready for him!)

Kimba

Kimba (reference #IR1067) has traveled a long way to find his forever home. Rescued all the way from Asia, he is a very sweet dog, though he takes some time to build trust and a bond with new human friends. Like many timid dogs, he does best around another friendly, happy and confident dog who can show him the ropes—so this is a must for any home he is adopted to. And if the home has children, he’d do better if the children are 12 or older.  Once he settles in, he can be quite the character, though this will take some time, patience, and most of all…lots of love!  For more information about Kimba, please contact MikeS@animalleague.org

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Cat in Shelter For Years Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

This week’s line-up of adoptable cats and dogs is quite impressive. Whether you’re looking for an active best friend who enjoys long walks in the park or a homebody who enjoys playing games on an iPad, we got your new cat or dog right here!

Yeada

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Yeada is a 6-month-old Shepherd mix who is looking for a family of her very own. She is old enough to start obedience classes to learn how to put the best paw forward. She loves to give kisses and enjoys snuggling with her favorite people. Yeada enjoys going for walks or exploring the play pens at Little Shelter. She’s curious about toys but hasn’t decided which are her favorite yet, maybe you can help her decide!

Laura

Miss Laura is a beautiful pastel calico cat who has called Little Shelter her home for a couple of years now. She is a quiet kitty who can usually be found hanging out in the back of the cattery where she can bird watch all day. While Laura takes time to warm up to new people, she is known for her affection with staff and volunteers. Laura would love to have a quiet adult home where she can spend her days snuggling with her favorite person. Perhaps that person could be you!

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

Spooky

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Spooky is an amazing cat who has completely transformed during his time at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. When he first arrived Spooky was very scared, he wouldn’t allow anyone to get near him. Staff and volunteers have spent months working with Spooky, showing him that humans are here to love him and give him lots of treats. Now when you meet Spooky, he is a completely different cat; will follow you around and gently mew for affection. He loves getting his chin scratched and his ears rubbed. After everything he has gone through, Spooky needs to be in a quiet home where he can be loved and cherished for the good boy he is.

Nadia

Nadia longs to be queen of the jungle – and your heart! She loves spending time climbing the cat trees at Town of Huntington or pouncing on unsuspecting catnip toys. Her beautiful coat even gives her the look of a wild cat! However, Nadia loves to relax and find the softest bed to curl up for her afternoon naps. She shows that she wants to be a lap cat with the volunteers and would bond closely to her special someone. Come see Nadia today at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter.

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

Patricia

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Patricia! Doesn’t she just have the most heart-melting eyes? Bashful and dainty, sweet Patricia is simply irresistible. Donning a beautifully masked face, a lovely copper coat, and charming ears, she is as lovely on the outside as she is on the inside. Tender-hearted and unsure, Ms. Patricia is seeking a loving, mature home, that will work to boost her confidence, and give her the love, patience, and time she deserves to fully blossom. A home with older, more gentle children is ideal! In return, you can expect a lifetime of sweet kisses and snuggles. She is truly a sweetheart who blooms around gentle company. 

Levi

Say hello to Levi! Levi is a 2-year-old mixed breed pup who arrived at Bideawee’s Westhampton location in mid-June and has just stolen everyone’s hearts since then. Levi is a gentle and tenderhearted dog that is looking for the right home. He can seem a little bashful at first, but once he’s comfortable his real personality shines. Levi can be really playful and excitable with his people once he knows you. He is too precious to watch when he’s wagging his tail and running happily towards you. Besides his cute smile, Levi has the most endearing, brownie-colored eyes. You can see his loving heart gleaming through and could melt just gazing into them! Levi is very sweet and would do well in most mature, gentle households. 

Mia

This brilliant young 1-year-old gal is named Mia. What an incredible cat she is! Boasting a silky obsidian coat, a slinky little body, and enchanting golden eyes, she is unmistakable. Not only lovely on the outside, but Mia is also fantastically sweet and charming in personality. A loving and clever minx, she is a cat all her own! All she needs to be complete is a family. 

Polly

Meet Polly! She is a petite little lady with a lovely face, a dusty-rose nose, and glowing chartreuse eyes. Spunky, playful, and ever so nimble, she is a cat all her own! Equal parts jubilant and loving, Polly is charmingly quirky company. Not to mention, she has a few extra toes on her adorable little paws. She lives by her own set of rules, and is truly unique in both body and character! And who doesn’t love the exquisitely uncommon? 

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

Jitterbug

Available for adoption at NYC Second Chance Rescue:

Jitterbug is just about as perfect as a dog can get. She is so sweet and gentle with people and other dogs. Her temperament in the apartment, on walks, and at the dog park is wonderful. When she knows you’re about to take her for a walk, she gets super excited, wags her tail like crazy, and gives you a little howl to let you know she can’t wait to get going! She loves to play to in the park with other dogs and she doesn’t pull on her leash. Jitterbug sleeps every night in her crate without making a single peep, and she is housebroken! Jitterbug’s foster describes her as the perfect pooch: playful and spunky, while also being low key and quiet most of the time – such a dream! Jitterbug would be a perfect dog for literally anyone! Please apply at nycsecondchancerescue.org

Tori and Blacky

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Look out Long Island, the stunning and beautiful Tori (left) and Blacky (right) are ready to find their forever home! At about 1-year old, these sweet and affectionate gals love to be pet, and are as playful as can be. You can usually find them cuddling in the cattery at Almost Home Animal Rescue in Patchogue. If you can make Tori and Blacky your new snuggle bunnies, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Valley

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Ms. Valley has quite the story. This sweet 4-year-old Bulldog was found in the center median of a highway! She was suspected to have been hit by a car when she was found standing in the median, not moving. Thankfully, Valley wasn’t severely injured and at the shelter waiting for her forever home. Valley is good with big and small dogs and is friendly with people too! This deserving girl will make the best addition to most homes. If you are interested: Please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit her at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Bootsy

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Bootsy (reference #H209211) and Boo Boo (reference #H209212) are a bonded pair of male littermates waiting for a loving family to discover them. These beautiful, 18-month-old brothers are a bit fearful and need humans who are willing to work with them to gain their trust. They are very treat-motivated and love to play, especially with other feline friends! All they really need is a quiet home with no children and cat-savvy adults with whom they feel secure. If you’ve had experience with fearful cats and would like to give these sweet young boys a shot at their very first home, please reach out to us. We know you’ll find their silly games adorable and their bright eyes irresistible! Please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org for more info.

Retro

Retro (reference #MA3994) is a sweet 6-year old tabby that has been tucked away in a quiet place at North Shore Animal League America’s campus where he has learned to trust humans. Because he is still fearful, NSALA is seeking an adult-only home with fearful cat experience and other cats who will mentor him into trusting his new environment. This sweet boy is super treat motivated and loyal. His favorite activity is to play fishing games on an iPad! If you’d like to learn more about Retro, please email DoritS@animalleague.org

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