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15 Cats, Dogs That Want To Be Your BFF

The cuteness never stops on Long Island. With so many cats and dogs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one, so head out and adopt a new (or a few) best friends today!

Patty and Tiger

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

Patty and Tiger were both brought to a shelter when their owner suffered health issues and could no longer care for them. They are both unbelievably sweet pit bulls and are terribly in love with each other! Patty is 3 and Tiger is 2.

They are both fixed and up to date on all shots with no health concerns. Patty has a wonderful, calming spirit. Tiger is a total couch potato but also loves to play and give kisses. They are both good with other dogs, but cats are unknown.

They love each other so much that they need to be adopted together so they can continue to love each other and their new family. Remember, the great thing about a bonded pair is that you already know they get along great together. No fighting and no additional training required!

Missy

Missy is a very very sweet 8-year-old Chinese Crested mix who was rescued from a shelter. She enjoys her time in a yard, walks and is playful. She would do best in a home with someone there during the day. All that this little 20-pound lady is looking for is someone to love and love her in return. Will it be you?

Jenny

Jenny is a 10-year-old Chinese Crested mix who was rescued from a shelter. She is both visually and hearing impaired, with some arthritic issues, but that doesn’t stop her from contently walking around the yard and laying in the sun. She is very sweet and camera shy. Jenny would do best in a home with someone there during the day who can give her the love she deserves.

For information on adopting Patty, Tiger, Missy and Jenny, please contact PAWS at 631-306-4616 or Melissa@paws-li.org to give her a forever home.

Layla

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Layla is a 7-year-old lady looking for begin the next chapter in her life. This gorgeous girl needs a patient and loving home with an experienced pet owner. Layla enjoys going out and hanging out with her human friends.

She would do best as the only pet in a home. If you are interested in meeting her, send an email to Mike at MikeS@animalleague.org and he will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Sugar

SENIOR ALERT: Sugar may be a senior, but this beautiful girl is more than ready to start the next chapter in her life! At 15 years young, Sugar seeks nothing more than a little attention and affection. She is looking for a quiet and loving home, where she can purr to her hearts content! If you are interested in giving her a loving home, send an email to DoritS@animalleague.org.

Snowball

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Sweet and cuddly Snowball is a gentle 2-year-old boy that loves to be pet and simply adores belly rubs. He is great with kids and cats alike. Snowball will make a wonderful addition to any family. If you’re looking to change the life of a sweet homeless kitty, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Katie

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This gorgeous little lady is named Katie. Doesn’t she have such a striking face? Donning a brilliant bopper and ebony mask upon a white, but be-speckled coat, this 2-year-old gal certainly stands out.

If her fantastic coloration and beautiful face doesn’t, then her jubilant personality and spirited hellos certainly will. Katie loves to make friends with every person who crosses her path. Gung-ho for adventure, and up for an expedition, she is seeking a mature family that shares in her active lifestyle and lust for exploring.

She is truly a perfect medium size and would be the ideal companion for any energetic home that is seeking a pooch that is neither too large, nor too small. If Katie sounds like your type of girl, check out her webpage.

Thor

This strong and handsome 1-year-old guy is named Thor. Strong of stature and spirit, and gorgeous to behold, it’s clear that Thor was properly dubbed. Jubilant, but also ever so sweet, he is a grand balance of lovely qualities.

He is seeking a mature home that shares in Thor’s active lifestyle and love of adventure. Whether it’s a hike in the woods, or a jog through town to see the locals, he’s ready for any quest or exploration. If he sounds like the right match for you, then check out his webpage.

Cupid

Cupid is a 1-year-old handsome fella described as over-spilling with love, so it goes without say that he was aptly dubbed! Boasting a gorgeous obsidian and ivory coat, with piercing chartreuse eyes, it’s hard not to swoon! Chipper, sweet, and the first to greet you, it’s hard not to be enchanted by him. The only thing he’s missing is the love of his own life! If you’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrows of love, please check out his webpage.

Aliza

Meet Aliza! An exotic name for an enchanting lady. Greeting everyone with a striking ivory coat, and a perfectly painted mask upon her face, this 1-year-old gal certainly stands out when she walks in.

Her glowing hazel eyes light up and lure in all she casts her gaze upon and is hard not to be charmed by. With an equally sweet personality to rival her beauty, Aliza possesses all the loveliest traits. If you find yourself swooning over this rare and exquisite lady, check out her webpage.

For more information about adopting Katie, Thor, Cupid or Aliza, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Rocky

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Handsome Rocky is a 7-year-old outgoing Chihuahua mix that is brimming with personality. Bold in the way he loves and encounters the world, his motto is: “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Enjoy everything yet to come with this devoted fellow by your side. Meet Rocky today and begin a new adventure today!

Liberty

Liberty is an exceptionally personable 9-year-old kitty available for adoption at Little Shelter. He loves people and waiting by the Cattery entrance to “wave” at everyone who enters. Liberty is always looking to get affection and loves to return the favor with nuzzles and “head butts” to show his appreciation for spending time with him.

Liberty is waiting for his special someone to come walking through the door and take him home. Come meet Liberty and give this boy his freedom today!

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

Rollo

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Rollo is just as sweet as her name, a whole roll of smiles, she’s a really good girl who wants to always be at your side. She is quite the snuggly kitty and will sit on your lap all day. Rollo’s a master the art of relaxation Zen and is willing to teach her furever family.

When not lounging in your lap, Rollo is also a very curious kitty who likes exploring her surroundings or trying to help with whatever you are doing. She loves treats and will “beg” for turkey from the volunteers.

Hazel

Hazel is a sweetheart who loves getting affection and will go right up to visitors for attention. She enjoys sun bathing and playing with crunchy balls. Hazel a huge fan of treats, especially the turkey treats volunteers bring in. She’s a very happy kitten who simply wants to be in a forever home. Come meet her today!

For more information about adopting Rollo and Hazel, please 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!

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

12 Cats, Dogs That Want to Warm Your Home This Fall

It’s definitely hard to choose a new best friend with so many wonderful animals available for adoption. Here’s a list of some of the cutest cats and dogs Long Island has to offer.

Luigi

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Luigi is a young orange tabby who found himself a safe place to land after he hit some hard times on his own. This gentle fella would love nothing more than a quiet home (with older children) and a nice warm spot to call his own. Luigi is calm and serene and will warm right up to you. Head down and meet hi today to discover what a gem he really is!

Mrs. Sippi

Mrs. Sippi lived a mysterious life before she joined North Shore’s shelter family. She now enjoys a comfortable bed and her new human friends as she awaits a family of her own. An older cat, this charcoal gray-and-white stunner would prefer to be the only pet in a quieter home. Mrs. Sippi has a very cool name and purrrsonality to match, so don’t wait, bring her home today!

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Luigi and Mrs. Sippi today!

Onyx

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Onyx is a handsome 2-year-old boy who has recently and proudly come out of his shell and meows for human attention. He loves to be pet and gets along great with other cats. Onyx is an adorably adoptable kitty who would love to make your home is home. If you’re looking to change the life of a sweet homeless kitty, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Love

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Love is a gorgeous 2-year-old gal and her name says it all! With her one blue eye and the other brown in color, this unique-looking girl is sure to turn heads when on walks outside. She has so much love to give and is looking for the right companion.

She is not asking for much, just someone that has the energy she has and could take her on long walks and adventures outside. Love could get along with other dogs but needs a slow introduction. Love prefers not to live with young children but might enjoy the company of a teen or older kid.

She loves playing with toys and enjoys rubbing her back on a blanket! Love is nervous around men and would do best with an experienced dog owner who will understand how to make her comfortable around the new men that enter her life. She would thrive outside the city where it’s quiet but with the proper person she may be able to make the Big Apple work as well.

Love is somewhat housebroken but with time and patience she will become trained very soon. A Bideawee supporter also made a generous donation that covers Love’s adoption processing fee! For more information, check out her webpage.

Maggie

Are you looking for a dog that likes to go on long walks and can coexist with your cat? This easy short coated gal may be for you. Maggie is a sweet, independent girl who likes to take long walks just being by your side.

Maggie enjoys receiving affection and belly rubs. She loves the car and is a good traveler Maggie came to Bideawee from Thailand, as a very scared animal not knowing what would happen to her. This beautiful girl has evolved into a lovely dog that is a pleasure to be with. If you like long walks and an easy-going gal, check out her webpage for more info.

Flannel

Meet Flannel! Donning a fantastic ebony coat, fur of satin, and piercing eyes, it goes without say that Mr. Flannel is one handsome kitty! This 2-year-old, tender-hearted, bashful, and soulful kitty is much like a book that is longing to be read, and just wants someone to invest the time to look into him.

If you give him the dedication he craves, we promise you’ll find majestic adventure, lifelong love, and faithful friendship for all his days. Flannel but needs a chance to be explored! If he sounds like the one, check out his webpage for more information.

Betty Lou

Ms. Betty Lou is a 3-year-old bashful and beautiful lady who everyone is simply enamored with. A shy little wallflower, it may be easy to overlook her at first, but a deeper look is a worth it. Any keen eye can see the gem that she is.

Her beauty is obvious; with her uniquely marked face, beautiful coat and chartreuse eyes. However, her sweet and gentle ways and acceptable of all love and friends is what enchants most. Check out her webpage.

For more information about adopting Love, Maggie, Flannel and Betty Lou, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Frank

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Special Senior Adoption Alert: There is a lot to be said for life experience. Frank, a 14-year-old Poodle mix, has a lot of wisdom to impart and many stories to tell. This gentleman has impeccable manners and a calm, quiet presence. Frank just needs a bit of assistance to navigate due to blindness, (and loss of an eye), though he can still sense goodness from a mile away.

He doesn’t let his limitation diminish his joy for life, however, and still has a few more chapters left to write in “A Dog’s Guide to Happiness.” Be a part of his story and discover what an incredible being Frank is. You’ll be rewarded with an uncommon love and devotion. Frank is a true rescue, so help spread the word to help find this little fella a forever home today!

Uno

Uno is an enthusiastic young boy who loves getting into anything and everything! He can usually be found stalking his friends at the cattery, ready to pounce or finding a box to play hide-and-seek. Uno loves to play and will chase kitty dancers, string and toy springs.

He loves stuffies and curls up with a little toy to take his naps. Uno is a loving boy but sometimes can get over-stimulated and needs a family that knows when it’s time to put the toys away and take a nap. He has a long life ahead of him and can’t wait to spend it as your best friend.

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

Tinsel

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Tinsel is a sweet girl who would love to be your best friend. She loves finding sunny spots to nap in and spends a lot of time hanging out in our enclosed decks. Tinsel enjoys playing with toys but seems to have a particular fondness of any toy in the color yellow. She loves getting treats of grilled chicken which one of our volunteers lovingly brings in for the kitties.

Mandi

Mandi is a sweet senior kitty who is looking for a family to love her throughout her golden years. She’s very affectionate and has a soft spot for kittens. Lately she’s been playing nanny in the kitten room, taking care of all the little ones. Mandi’s favorite treat is chicken which the volunteers enjoy spoiling her with. If Mandi sounds like your kind of girl, head on down and adopt her today!

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

Maximus

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

Maximus is a 7-year-old pure-bred Beagle, weighing in at approximately 30 pounds and is up to date on all his vaccines. He came to the shelter when his owners could no longer care for him. Maximus’s previous owners said he loves to play, likes other dogs and children. If you have another dog at home, a meet and greet is required at the shelter. If you’re a beagle lover, don’t wait, this little guy is waiting for his forever home and he hopes to see you soon.

If you are interested in adopting Maximus, please call for more information: 516-677-5784 or pop in for a visit at 150 Miller Place, Syosset.

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

Bowie, Cary Grant Among Dogs, Cats Up For Adoption on Long Island

There is never a shortage of adorable animals available at our local shelters and rescues, but if you can’t adopt and would like to help animals in need, the next best thing is volunteering, fostering, or donating to the wonderful organizations that help our Long Island animals.

The Nassau Country Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA) is in great need of microchip scanners, which help humane officers identify a pet’s owner, keep track of the number of animals an owner has and if an owner has acquired any new pets. Every little bit counts, so if you can help, please check out their amazon wish list or visit nassaucountyspca.org for more info.

Cary Grant

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

His name says it all. Cary Grant, named for the late British actor, is a shy but sweet, friendly, affectionate, loyal, and curious, dachshund-mix and might just be the perfect blend of mellow yet playful. He’s quite the character when he turns on the charm. Cary is fully housebroken and walks well on a leash but does have a few special needs so would adapt best to a calm, quiet home where he can relax without any other small pets or young children. Potential adopters must have prior dog ownership experience. 

Hercules

Hercules and Vesty were adopted together in 2014, but recently returned when their owners could no longer care for them. They are a lovable bonded pair looking for the perfect adopters to open their heart and their home. They are staff favorites who greet everyone that enters our kennel managers’ offices. Sweet and friendly, they need to find a home together. They would do best in a home with children 10 years and up, and responsible pet parents with dog experience.

Vesty

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Cary Grant, Hercules and Vesty today!

Bowie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Bowie is described as a very sweet, very handsome 7-years-old sweetheart. He is very friendly and loves to jump on anyone that has a lap to share. Bowie came to Almost Home Animal Rescue from a hoarding situation and his fur needed to be shaved, but look at this stunning guy now, his hair is growing back beautifully! Bowie is great with people and good with other cats.

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

Bernie

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Bernie is quite the handsome 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is pretty awesome, since he’s housebroken, crate trained and knows a bunch of commands like, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Get Toy and Leave It! He’s a pretty smart fella, so sky’s the limit with what this little guy is capable of. Bernie would be happiest in an adult only home only. He’s shown interest in some other dogs as well.

Roberto

Roberto ain’t nothing but a Hound dog! He loves the sights and sounds when outside on a walk and is social and sweet with new people and even other dogs! Roberto would do best in a home with tween and up. It’s highly recommended to run, not walk down to the shelter to meet this little dude in-person to really see how amazing he is!

Midnight

Gorgeous Midnight is a 9-year-old beauty who proves age is only a number. She is house trained, crate trained and would prefer a home with tweens and up. The only request Midnight has is to be the only dog in the house. She will promise to give you all the love you will ever need!

If you are interested in adopting Bernie, Roberto or Midnight, please call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit at: 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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

14 Cats, Dogs That Want To Be Your Snuggle Buddy

If you are ready to adopt a new cat or dog, check out this week’s wonderful lineup of adorable adoptable animals.

Adoptions are free at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter until Sept. 3, and during the month of August, dogs over the age of 6 months are free at Bideawee!

That means it’s truly a puuurrrfect time to bring home a new best friend today!

Brynn

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

As sweet as an ice cream sundae is Brynn, a 7-year-old Pit mix who is looking for a forever home. She’s a very affectionate girl who loves to be with people and thrives on getting attention. Brynn is a very relaxed dog who enjoys going to walks and then will spend the rest of her day laying at your feet. Her favorite thing (other than food) is soft squeaky toys. 

Fiona

Fiona is an affectionate 7-year-old Lab mix who was rescued from Puerto Rico. She loves people and will do anything to get belly rubs. Fiona has traveled a long way for a second chance at love and would be a great dog to hang out with. She is a couch potato who’s favorite thing is snuggling at your side.

Pepe

Pepe is a handsome black and white senior kitty who arrived at Little Shelter declawed. He loves finding a sunny shelf to curl up on and take naps. Pepe enjoys getting affection and will seek out his favorite staff members for chin scratches.

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!! Little Shelter has many kittens in all colors, shapes, ages and sizes available now to loving homes. If you are looking to add a feline friend to your family, come see their amazing free roaming Cattery where you’ll be sure to find the purrfect companion!

For more information about adopting Brynn, Fiona, Pepe or any one of the many kittens available, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, or 631-368-8770.

Ivy

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Meet Ivy, the sweet young adult cat who has a lot of playful energy. Ivy loves people and is always trying to get visitors attention. She would be a great cat in any type of household and has and outgoing personality. 

Bubba

Bubba is a handsome adult tuxedo who loves getting affection. He will hold onto your hand with his paws to make you pet him longer and will follow you where ever you go! Bubba is still young and likes to play with toys and chase a laser pointer. He is a cat who will keep you laughing with his silly antics and will cuddle with you at night.

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

Bear

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Bear is a beautiful 1-year-old male. He loves everyone! Bear enjoys being pet and hanging with humans. He gets along well with other animals and is a super sweet boy that will fill any home with love and laughter.

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

Vader

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

At just 4 years old, Vader has quite a story. To make a long story short, Vader arrived at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter after a short stint at a New York City shelter. Vader is very friendly, playful with toys, and was described by his previous owner as a bit lazy, affectionate and playful. Vader is currently looking for a solo dog home. 

Prince

At 7 years old, Prince is desperate for his own family and home. He is a great dog who is up to date on all of his shots, is described as fun and loving, and is seeking someone who plans on loving and respecting him forever. He will make a great companion, and one that will be so, so appreciative! Can you give Prince the castle he so deserves?

If you are interested in adopting Vader or Prince, please call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Ruby

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

Ruby was found as a stray and brought to the shelter where she patiently waited for her family to come. After waiting for some time, she is now ready to welcome a new family into her life. Ruby is a female Pit Bull. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her vaccinations. She needs a family that is willing to make her their only pet because she doesn’t get along with other animals.

Sugar

Sugar is an 8-year-old Pit Bull that was surrendered by her owner as he could no longer care for her. Sugar is a very nice dog that would love to be in a home all her own once again. Sugar is up to date on all vaccines, spayed and micro chipped. If you have another dog at home, the shelter requires a meet and greet. Sugar hopes to see you soon.

If you are interested in adopting Ruby or Sugar, please call 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Pl., Syosset.

Nicholas

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

This gorgeous and happy-go-lucky 8-year-old is named Nicholas. Isn’t he just a sight to behold? Donning a fantastic coat, two-tone eyes, and a comical grin, it’s hard not to be enchanted by him!

Being an incredibly jubilant and free-spirited dog, he is seeking an equally active, adventurous, and dog-savvy home to call his own. Nicholas needs a world full of enrichment, exercise, exploration, and endless learning, and so a home with older children is best for him. In return, you can expect a lifetime of laughs, love, and loyalty from this handsome guy!

He has endless affection to shower upon the right family. During the month of August, Nicholas’ adoption fee will be waived. For more information, check out his webpage.

Luke

Luke here is a 3-year-old large mixed-breed who came to Bideawee in late September 2017 from Alabama. Luke has that classic mixed-breed look with a soft fur coat, white patches on his chest and nose and a full and fluffy tail. However, Luke has a special characteristic that sets him apart from his canine companions – Luke only has three legs!

But this difference doesn’t slow him down at all. He’s still active and enjoys his walks outside. In fact, being outside is one of his favorite activities. He loves the fresh air and he’ll start to really relax after a long walk or an energetic game of fetch.

Luke is very sweet with people and enjoys snuggling, cuddling and all the better doggy-human pastimes. Luke is also friendly with strangers and will happily say “hi” when they inevitably ask if they can pet him. Luke is pickier about his doggy friends though, so he should go home without another pet.

Because Luke is so exuberant when he likes someone, we recommend him going home without young children. This handsome guy is 44 pounds and full grown. During August, Luke’s adoption fee will be waived. Check out Luke’s webpage.

Jungle

Jungle is an entertaining adult kitty of 3 years who weighs 13 pounds. This adorable tuxedo feline is very people-oriented and loves to play! However, he is very active and enthusiastic, to the point where he can get a little carried away at times, playing too roughly.

Therefore, he is being recommended for a gentle and experienced family. This cutie might be able to live with another active kitty, but this should be considered on a case-by-case basis. His new household would need to provide a lot of space for Jungle as well as plenty of healthy outlets for his energy and curiosity. Check out Jungle’s webpage.

Beanie

Beanie is a sweet and elegant young lady who is enchanting to behold! Donning a gorgeous obsidian coat, and brilliant chartreuse eyes, Beanie is gorgeous from head to tail. Filled with a love for people and an appreciation for life, Beanie’s heart is just spilling over.

All this precious girl needs is an equally wonderful family to call her own. She has been looking for her forever family since September 2016. If Beanie sounds like the one for you, then please ask about adopting her today! For more info, check out her webpage.

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

12 Cats, Dogs Ready To Join Your Family Today

With so many adorable animals in search of a forever home, if you’re in the market for a new best friend, you are in luck! Some of the cutest animals Long Island has to offer can be found right here!

And if you’re in the area this weekend, the Town of Hempstead is having a huge adoption event 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with free adoptions until Sept. 3!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Remy

How cute is Remy?! This 1 ½-year-old boy is a very sweet cat who would love a home of his own. He would do best in a home with older children and watch out, when he warms up to you, you have a friend for life!

Gizelle

Gizelle is a lovely 1-year-old spayed pittie mix rescued through Almost Home’s Training Wheels community program. She is a delightful gal described as a social, sweet and outgoing. She is good with kids and other dogs. Can’t ask for more!

For more information about adopting Remy and Gizelle, Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665.

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

Neon

When Neon arrived as an older kitten this spring, the team discovered she was already expecting. She birthed her litter in their nursery, where she took loving care of her six kittens. Once they were adopted, Neon was treated for heart issues.

It’s time for Neon to find a forever home where she’ll find plenty of playtime and snuggle, other animals and an active family. Neon is in foster care and ready for adoption. Contact North Shore’s Foster Manger at Emilyde@animalleague.org for more info today!

Atom

Atom is a devoted companion who brightens up like a puppy when friends come by to spend time with him. Although he has coexisted with other cats, he’s not looking to be their best friend—just yours! You’ll want to stroke his soft coat all day, and he won’t object!

Atom’s vet team is monitoring him for Hyperthyroidism and a slight heart murmur—both conditions covered through North Shore’s accredited Medical Center in Port Washington.
Because he can be shy at times, his ideal home will be one with cat experienced adults and children over 10 years old in age who can help him transition into the life of a well-loved pet. Atom doesn’t know it gets any better than his comfy bed at our Adoption Center, but little does he know that his true happiness lies in the lap of his very own human.

Polly

Lucky Polly came from an overcrowded municipal shelter in Florida to North Shore Animal League where the medical team detected a serious heart issue. Polly is being treated successfully (her care is covered at their fully accredited Medical Center on the Port Washington campus) and is ready for a new start. Polly has a gentle disposition and zen-like vibe that will fit into a calm home setting with like-minded felines and humans.

Vincent

A favorite among the North Shore Animal League America staff and volunteers, Vincent is a sweet older gentleman who arrived this spring. Vincent is being treated for his runny nose—easily managed with the help of the medical team. He would happily have his ears and chin rubbed all day long while sunning himself in a window, gazing at birds. If your home is on the quieter side (if there are children, age 8+, please) consider Vincent a perfect addition – deserves a home as special as he is.

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Atom, Polly and Vincent today!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Ivo

Ivo is a 2-year-old Terrier mix with the cutest ears on the planet and the personality to match! Ivo was surrendered to our shelter along with his sister due to their owners moving out of state. Ivo’s previous owners reported that he is house and crate trained, knows his basic commands and enjoys playing with his toys. Ivo tested aloof with other dogs, so a home with a laid-back dog would be perfect for him.

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

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Lenore

Meet Lenore! This 6-year-old lovely lady has unmistakably gorgeous, glowing, green eyes, and a fantastic tabby coat. Everyone at Bideawee is a fan of her. Boasting a diva personality and a sassy kind of love, she has a way of winning hearts! She is looking for a home that knows how to treat a lady and can fully appreciate her feminine charms. Check out her webpage for more info! 

Ziva

Ziva is the sweet and gorgeous kitty boasting a “blue” smoke coat, a sweet face and an emerald eye. She is quite majestic looking. Sadly, this sweet girl needed to have one eye removed in kitten-hood, due to damage from an untreated infection.

Resilient, she gets along perfectly fine with just one, and is an inspiration for all. Sweet, but bashful, Ziva would be best in a mature, quiet home, that can shower her with the TLC that she deserves. Read more about her on her webpage.

April

Two-year old April is a beautiful and tender-hearted young girl. Sweet like spring flowers, and soft like a gentle, warm rain, she was truly aptly named. Loving, but bashful, this modest beauty is a delicate friend to everyone she comes across, be it human, canine or feline alike. All she seeks in life is a home and family that is as sweet, dedicated, and patient as April deserves.

She needs a quiet, mature home that will help to build her confidence and who will make her feel comfortable. She’d love to go home with a furry friend or two as well, if possible! Check out her webpage

Gracie

Meet Gracie! Boasting a dark ebony coat, with beautiful be-speckled paws, and the deepest brown eyes you’ve ever seen, this girl is simply gorgeous! During her time at Bideawee, Gracie has already won over the staff and volunteers with her sweet personality! This sweet girl is definitely shy at first, but once she knows you, her sparkling personality shines bright!

Gracie is an active girl, who would love a mature family that would enjoy spending time taking her on long walks and exploring different places. All this sweet girl needs is a family that will be by her side, guiding her through life! Read more about her on her webpage.

For more information about adopting Lenore, Ziva, April and Gracie, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Available for adoption at League for Animal Protection of Huntington:

Willis

Willis is a sweet-natured, 8-year-old hound mix who has been waiting for a family for more than two years. Willis is the ultimate family dog! He absolutely loves all people, kids are his favorite!

He’s the perfect blend of playfulness and happens to also be a couch-potato master. Willis walks well on leash, knows basic commands and is gentle and enjoys fetching a tennis ball in a fenced yard. Willis would love to take up space on your couch-and in your heart. Willis could live with another dog his size (meet and greets are a must) and would need a cat-free home. Please help share to help find Willis the loving home he deserves.

For more info about adopting Willis, contact the League for Animal Protection of Huntington at 631-757-9373 or email them at dogs@LAPHuntington.org

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

How To Help A Dog Locked In A Hot Car

Every summer we hear too many sad stories about animals dying when left alone in a hot vehicle. Many times, people are simply unaware that the temperature inside a parked car — even with the windows open — can reach 100-plus degrees in minutes.

“If temperatures are 70 and above, just leave your pets home where it is cool and safe,” says Maria Mora, executive director of the Nassau County SPCA. “At 70 degrees a vehicle’s temperature can reach 100-plus degrees very quickly, making it a deadly environment for any animal. Leaving animals in vehicles during extreme heat or cold is considered animal abuse and is  punishable by law.”

If you saw an animal in distress, would you know what to do?

The first step is to make every reasonable effort to locate the owner of the vehicle. For example, if the vehicle is parked in a shopping center, write down the license plate number and ask store employees to make an announcement to help find the owner. If possible, have someone stay by the animal while you seek assistance.

If you can’t locate the owner, call the police. Often people think they are “not allowed” to dial 911 when they see an animal in distress. This is not the case! In fact, in New York State, only police, peace officers or peace officers acting as agents of a humane society may take necessary steps to remove an animal from a vehicle. Make the call and stay with the animal until police arrive.

If you notice symptoms such as restlessness, thick saliva, heavy panting, vomiting, etc., the animal is likely in imminent danger and you will need to make a judgment call. While New York State has proposed “hot car” laws which would protect “any person” from civil and criminal liability if they break a window to rescue an animal, there are currently no protections for those who take matters into their own hands.

Rescue groups and organizations suggest finding a witness or witnesses who will agree with your decision to remove the animal, and then take the necessary steps to do so. Assist the animal as needed by providing water and air conditioning if possible. Be sure to wait for police to arrive to give your statement and to further assist if necessary.

Remember that if an animal is left in a vehicle, extreme temperatures can cause brain damage, heatstroke, suffocation, or death. Acting responsibly is our best defense against those who put animals in danger.

Cat in Shelter Since 2016 Among Pets Up for Adoption on Long Island

Attention animal lovers: There are plenty of sweet dogs and cats ready to make your home their forever home. Read all about finding your new best friend right here!

Maggie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Maggie is a gorgeously very sweet 3-year-old kitty that is looking for nothing more than a home of her own where she can be loved and petted by her humans. Maggie is good around people and other cats, she is super affectionate and would really make a wonderful housecat.

Pistachio

Pistachio is a very special 3-year-old Mastiff mix that was rescued through Almost Home’s Training Wheels program. He spent his whole life outside living in a pen and when the laws changed regarding outside dogs, he was surrendered instead of being brought inside. Pistachio loves other dogs, walks great on a leash and is a big goofball. Pistachio will need slow introductions as he is a bit fearful of men. Let’s help Pistachio find the loving home he finally deserves!

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

Faye

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Faye is not only a pleasure to be around, she’s a bright as they come! This 8 years old pitty is crate trained and house broken. She loves to sit outside and feel the summer breeze and enjoys getting rubbed behind her ears like nobody’s business.

With her great personality, this gal gives kisses and is more than happy to sit at your feet in the grass. Faye is social and friendly with other dogs and will do best with a calm and relaxed canine. Call or head down to meet her today.

Bernie

Bernie is a sweet fella. This 9-year old Jack Russel is looking for an experienced home with teens/adults. Bernie does have some guarding issues and he’s a little nervous with handling, so a home without young children is best. Bernie is super cute and with the right home and handler, he will thrive!

If you are interested in Faye or Bernie, call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Bentley

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

Attention Long Island Cat Lovers!! The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter has a ton of super cute cats and kittens that are ready to go home with you today. One in cuter than the next so head on down to meet kittens like Bentley and Elmer!

Bentley is an adorable black kitten with the littlest itty bitty white patch underneath his belly. This 10-month-old sweetie is ready to start his life with a new family today!

Elmer

Also 10 months old is Elmer. How cute is he with his amazing orange fur? Elmer is single and ready to meet his new furever family!

If you are interested in adopting Bentley or Elmer, call 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Pl., Syosset.

Papio and Leah

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

Papio and Leah are an unlikely couple who share an interesting, though sometimes difficult life. Papio enjoys a cuddle buddy as he lays in his bed all day, and Leah loves the comfort of her strong handsome companion. These two definitely complete each other.

All they really need is a home to call their own, and a human devoted to nurturing them through their shyness. A quiet place with children ages 10 and up will ensure their adjustment to their first good home will be a happily-ever-after love story for them.

Leo

When 5-year-old Leo lost the only home he’d ever known, the Animal League America team came to his rescue. Comfortably adjusting to his new setting, Leo is weary of the sudden changes in his life. We know his next home will have him back to being spoiled in no time. Leo is looking for a gentle, cat experienced cat lover. If you have a quiet loving home to offer this handsome boy, please come meet Leo today!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Papio and Leah and Leo today!

Tucker

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

What a delight Tucker is! Boasting a gleaming obsidian coats, golden pips, and a bright, pink tongue, he simply radiates handsome! More than just his good looks, Tucker is also quite charismatic in personality. He really knows how to charm the crowds!

Over-spilling with affection, spirit, and humor, Tucker is hard to resist. His happiness is nearly contagious! Not to mention, he’s also a big mush, that everyone here simply adores. Proficient in obedience, such as “sit,” “down,” “paw,” and other commands, he’s also quite brilliant! Tucker is seeking a mature family that is as gung-ho for life as he is. He’s always ready to go on exploration, fun, or just about anything, and needs a family that shares in all of that.

For more information about Tucker, check out his webpage at bideawee.org

Pumpkin

Adorable Pumpkin was found trapped inside of a tire by a Good Samaritan when she just was 4 months old and was brought to Bideawee for housing and care. Pumpkin is a social and excitable Domestic short-hair kitty. She has a great deal of playful, kitten-like energy still!

Pumpkin would be pleased as punch to chase a string around for hours. She is quite the socialite, too, and loves to strut around; she believes that the world is her playground! Pumpkin is quite unique in both personality and creation; she is not only zesty, but she is an uncommon find, as orange female cats are a rarity. She is seeking an equally special home to call her own. Pumpkin tends to become worked up when she receives more attention at one time than she can handle, so she would do best in an adult home with cat-savvy adopters. All Pumpkin needs is a chance with the right family! 

Check out Pumpkin’s webpage at bideawee.org

Randy

SENIOR ALERT: Randy simply has a way of charming everyone he meets! He’s quite a ham! At 17 years young, his pink nose and bright chartreuse eyes only add to his character and good looks.

Randy will happily converse with you about your day, or, if you’re not up for chatting, he’s content to simply cuddle with you while you enjoy the quietude together. Either way, he is a faithful companion and friend, who promises a lifetime of company and love. He has been at Bideawee since 2016 and hopes to find his forever family soon! Please help spread the word about Randy-

check out his webpage at bideawee.org

Aspen

Aspen is a 1-year-old precious and beautiful medium-sized pooch who boasts a charming be-speckled coat, and the most endearing eyes. Aspen is a very sweet, but bashful girl, who is seeking a quiet and mature family to call her own. Dog-savvy adopters, who can give her the time, patience, and love she needs to bloom, would be perfect for her.

Aspen would also love to go to a home where there is another dog, too! She truly comes alive around her canine companions and is much more comfortable with friends. For more info about Aspen, check out her webpage atbideawee.org

For more information about adopting Tucker, Pumpkin, Randy and Aspen, 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 Rescued From Meat Trade Among Those Up for Adoption on Long Island

Gabby

Dogs and cats wind up at shelters and rescues for many different reasons, but almost always through no fault of their own. Read all about these amazingly adorable adoptables that are ready to fill your heart and home with love!

Available for adoption at Little Shelter Animal Rescue:

Chanah, Charo and Cosmo are all 4-month old Chihuaha’s ready to go home with you today!

Chanah means “graceful” and that is the perfect description for this petite girl. A pretty-eyed tiny dancer, this gal will twirl her way right into your heart. A typical ballerina, she is elegant, expressive, and dedicated to making herself indispensable in your life. Meet Chanah today and become her perfect partner.

Charo is ready to tango her way into your heart. Like a spoonful of sugar, she will add the perfect amount of sweetness to your life. This recipe also includes a bit of sass, the resulting combination irresistible! Discover how delicious life can be with Charo by your side!
Cosmo is as compelling as the solar system, though totally down to earth. Cosmo is a young pup looking for a family to help him learn and grow into the best dog he can be. He is eager to make a good impression but is still brimming with playful mischief. Come and meet this bright little star named Cosmo today and make him the center of your universe.

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

Oreo

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Oreo is a calm cat who simply wants to be showered with affection. He would be a great lap cat since he loves to watch TV and listen to music. When you are a little busy, he occupies himself with watching the birds outside or napping by the window. He has a knack for keeping your attention on him and would keep his family entertained for hours. He absolutely loves catnip and cat milk! 

Lilly

Lilly is a super sweet 8-month-old girl who loves to hang around and cuddle. She really enjoys chin scratches and loves tuna treats. She likes sleeping in tunnels, and never acts out. Lilly would make a lovely addition to any home!

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

Kingston

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Kingston is a 5-year-old Cane Corso that came to the shelter as an owner surrender. He was purchased as a puppy from a breeder, but his owners couldn’t keep him any longer. Kingston knows many commands including “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “come”, “place” and supposedly knows commands in German too. Kingston is said to be house trained and crate trained and is on the search for a solo dog home. Kingston displays food and chewy guarding, so an experienced, adult-only home would be ideal for this big boy.

Pop

SENIOR RESCUE ALERT! Pop is the beautiful senior boy who desperately needs out, he is 14 years old! If you’ve ever owned or had the pleasure of knowing a senior animal, they are very sensitive creatures that do not belong in loud, overcrowded shelters. Please consider opening your heart and home to Pop, who will love you more than you could ever imagine. Please contact the shelter right away for more information.

If you are interested in Kingston or Pop, call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Erin

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Erin is a purrrrfectly mellow and very sweet 3-year-old kitty that is looking for nothing more than a home of her own where she can be loved by her humans. Erin is good with kids and other cats, and her favorite pastime is being pet and adored. 

Gabby

Gabby comes all the way from Thailand because this sweet soul was thankfully rescued from the dog meat trade. Gabby is a gorgeous 7-year-old Ibizan Hound with an amazing-looking coat who is described as charismatic with an amazing personality to match. Gabby is definitely in need of finding her forever home, so head down and get to know her today.

For more information about adopting Erin and Gabby, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or 631-627-3665.

Coco

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

Coco was surrendered to the shelter when her owner went to a hospice facility. Coco’s breed is a Havana cat with distinct characteristics such as a beautiful brown color with gorgeous green eyes. The Havana cat originated from the Siamese breed. Coco loves to be pet and is a quiet, calm cat. Coco has lived with another cat and would love to live happily again in her new home.

Aurora

Aurora is a pure-bred beagle that was found as a stray in Farmingdale. She had no microchip and her previous owners never came looking for her. Her approximate age is between 7 and 9 years old. Upon our evaluation it is believed that Aurora would do best in a home with no other pets. Please come to the shelter to meet this adorable girl. She deserves a second chance at a great home.

If you are interested in adopting Coco or Aurora, call 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Place, Syosset.

Neida

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

It isn’t every day that you meet a lady as unique and gorgeous as Neida. Approximately 7 years old, Neida is a stunningly beautiful pooch, who boasts one sky blue eye, and one that’s cocoa-brown! Neida is full of personality and affection. Her dream home would be the one that can give her all the time and patience that she deserves, so she can settle in, and bond with her family gently and quietly. She longs for a family that she can trust, and who will make her feel safe. In return, Neida promises a lifetime of life, friendship, and faithfulness. Thanks to a generous Bideawee volunteer & donor, Neida’s fee has been covered; all she needs now is a home to call her own, and a soft place to rest her head! She would be best as your only four-legged friend in the home as well. If she sounds like the girl for you, then please ask about Neida! For more information, check out Neida’s webpage at bideawee.org

Abby

Meet Abby! This 2-year-old bashful and tender-hearted girl, that everyone simply loves, boasts a silky, ebony coat, and brilliant copper eyes. It’s hard not to swoon over Abby! Abby comes off as shy and nervous, but warms up quickly, and is full of silly pranks and games when she does! She is seeking a patient, loving, and mature family who will give her the time that she needs to become comfortable, and then the active puppyhood she never had once she gets settled in. Abby is full of spirit and once she gets to know you, she will happily spend an afternoon of fun by your side! If this beauty sounds perfect for you, check out her webpage at bideawee.org

Georgi Girl

This stunning and silver-coated lady is named Georgi Girl! She is a 4-year-old beautiful Domestic Shorthair kitty. Georgi Girl is a bashful gal, who is just waiting for the right person to give her heart away to. Once she sees that you are the one for her, she will be smitten and devoted to her one and only. If Georgi Girl has caught your eye, check out her webpage at bideawee.org

Pearl

Pearl is just as beautiful as her name would suggest! Pearl is a fantastic Domestic Shorthair kitty, who sports a dilute coat of creams, silvers, and whites. She is simply dazzling! Pearl is a true lady and must know that anyone trying to steal her heart is the one for her. She demands to be wooed and celebrated and is waiting for someone to win her paw! If you think that you’re the one that Pearl has been waiting for, then check out her webpage at bideawee.org

For more information about adopting Neida, Abby, Georgi Girl and Pearl, 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!

12 Cool Cats, Hot Dogs Ready for Adoption

There’s never a shortage of adoptable animals on Long Island, and this week is no different.

Whether you are adopting for the first time or already own a pet, be sure to keep them safe this July 4th week. With fireworks continuing throughout the weekend, the Nassau County SPCA would like to remind everyone to leave your pet indoors (not leashed in the yard) in a safe, secure, escape-proof house with a comfy bed, food and water.

It is always advised to stay home with your pet, but if your pet is left alone, lower the blinds and turn on the TV or radio at normal volume to keep your pet company. This will help to disguise those terrifying loud fireworks noises. Also make sure all doors, doggy doors, windows, and gates are closed and locked securely.

Simba

Available for adoption at Babylon Town Shelter

The meaning of the name Simba is “lion” and this Simba is an adorable and strong kitty who is in need of a home of his own. He was adopted as a kitten but returned when he was diagnosed with a heart condition. At just 3 years young, Simba loves to be pet, is quite adventurous, and even more importantly, lives life to the fullest. Simba takes meds for his heart ailment in the morning with no issues. If you’re looking to save the life of a most deserving cat, contact the shelter at 631-643-9270 or 51 Lamar St., West Babylon.

Callie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

This Cute Callico is Callie! She comes to Almost Home Rescue from a training wheels house. This poor little gal had a wound in her leg, likely from a fight. Doctors operated and she is fixed up and good as new! Callie is an extremely lovable lap cat who would do best as a solo kitty in her new forever home.

Spotsie

Two-year-old Spotsie is an adorable cattle dog mix who comes to Long Island from a high-kill shelter down south. Spotsie is a gal who loves life and would love it even more if she had a family to share it with. She is good with most dogs and is even housebroken! Make Spotsie your new bestie today!

For more information about adopting Callie and Spotsie, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or 631-627-3665.

Panda

Available for adoption at the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter

Panda (reference #180256) is so curious as to why she is in the shelter and not in a loving home. Poor Panda was surrendered when her owner fell ill and she definitely misses the comfort of her own home. Panda is a gorgeous and very friendly 3-year-old domestic shorthair looking to start the next chapter in her life.

Mr. Fibbs

If you’re looking for the purrrfect companion, adopt Mr. Fibbs (reference #180276)! Mr. Fibbs was also surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him, which is a shame, since Mr. Fibbs is an extremely sweet and playful boy who loves people even more than he loves toys (and that’s a lot!). Head down and meet this fella today!

If you are interested in adopting Panda or Mr. Fibbs, call 516-677-5784 or visit at 150 Miller Pl., Syosset.

Celena

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Celena is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who traveled all the way to Little Shelter from Puerto Rico with her seven puppies. This sweet girl is ready for adoption and someone special to love her. She’s a friendly girl who will always stick close to your side and just so happens to make one of the best lap dogs!

Christopher

Christopher is a playful kitten who loves investigating new toys in his environment. He is an active boy with a curious nature and loves affection. He is sure to greet his person every day when they get home and keep his family laughing with his silly antics. Christopher is guaranteed to brighten up your world!

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

Moose

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Appropriately named, Moose is a big baby. Moose will stay in your lap and never leave once he gets comfortable. He literally won’t move. It’s like he turns into a rock. He loves everybody he meets and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He greets everyone with a meow and unlimited love.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a sweet gentle cat who eagerly looks for affection. She likes to play peek-a-boo with visitors, diving in and out of the cat tree while mewing for you to pet her. Her eyes follow you pleadingly around the room waiting to be petted. Elizabeth likes to snuggle close to people and would be a cat that would always stick to your side.

For more information about adopting Moose and Elizabeth, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport or 631-651-9788. And to meet even more adorable adoptables when the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter has a Feline Frenzy Adoption Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 7!

Pipa

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Pipa is the total package! She’s adorable, affectionate and as smart as they come. She knows commands like sit, down, come, and paw! Pipa was found tied to a tree at a nearby school, but thankfully she is safe and waiting patiently for her forever family at the shelter. Pipa will need slow intros with dogs her size and would do best in a household without other small dogs. If Pipa is your gal, contact the shelter for more information today!

Bob & Daisy

Who doesn’t love a pair of cute kitty siblings? Bob and Daisy are 10-year-old cats surrendered to the shelter when their owner lost their home. Bob loves belly rubs and Daisy is a social butterfly who loves attention from everyone she meets! These two would thrive in a home with children ages 13+ to help them settle into their new surroundings. If you love cute cats, these 2 cuties are for you!

If you are interested in Pipa or Bob and Daisy, contact the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or adoption@tohmail.org

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

9 Cats, Dogs That Want To Be Your New BFF

Gabe

Your new best friend is out there just waiting for you to scoop them up. Read all about some of the wonderful dogs and cats available for adoption right here!

And if you love shopping as much as you love animals, you can check out Almost Home Animal Rescue’s HUGE garage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at 85 Cliff Ave. Sayville, where all proceeds go the rescue to help homeless cats and dogs find their forever homes!

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Gabe is one lucky fella! This 3-year-old Cattle Dog mix was thankfully rescued from the dog meat trade in Thailand. Gabe is described as a super snuggly boy who is good with some dogs and cats, walks great on leash and loves his belly rubbed. At only 35 pounds, Gabe would make a great addition to any household.

Princess

Princess is a delightfully gorgeous 2-year-old gal that is more like a doll than a cat! She is great with other cats and just loves a lap to lay on. She would love a castle of her own, so head down to adopt this royal beauty today.

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

Roscoe

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

This handsome gentleman goes by the name Roscoe. He is a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix who is brimming with personality and charm! Clever and confident, he would be a worthy opponent for either a game of chess or Words with Friends. In addition to indoor activities, he also enjoys going for walks and excels at miniature golf. Small-in-size but big-on-fun, Roscoe is ready to become part of your family today!

Washington

Washington is a gentle older boy who likes to quietly follow people around the cattery and wait for them to pet him. He rarely meows, but purrs loudly when getting affection. Washington gets along with other cats and can be found curled up with a buddy during his afternoon catnaps. While he does have a laid-back demeanor, he also still has spunk and loves to pounce and chase kitty dancers, string, catnip mice and other toys. 

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

Halley

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Halley loves to play with strings and chase laser pointers. She is a gentle cat who will sit with you all day and just let you pet her. She enjoys getting treats of turkey and gets along well with other cats making her a great addition to any multi-cat household. She’s super fun to have around as she has a silly nature to her that keeps staff laughing. If you are looking for a new best friend, Halley is clearly your gal!

Mister Thirsty

Mister Thirsty is an awesome cat with, let’s admit it, a very awesome name! Mister Thirsty is known to follow humans around and is described as a very charming boy. He definitely prefers to be the only cat because he just can’t stand the thought of sharing. He wants his humans (and his treats) all to himself! Take home this little guy and you’ll be sure to fall in immediate love!

For more information about adopting Halley and Mister Thirsty, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, NY 11731, 631-651-9788. Call for more information on adopting these cuties today!

Anastasia

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

How is it that beautiful Anastasia (reference #R163169) hasn’t been swept off her paws and delivered to her castle?! This quiet, gentle stunner is cautious at first when making new friends, and fearful of her feline companions at the shelter, but given a little encouragement, she quickly discovers humans are just there to pamper her.

Anastasia arrived from an overcrowded municipal shelter with a neurological defect which affects her front paw, but she has learned to completely compensate for this and whimsically hops around during her play time in the most endearing way. When called, she hobbles over to receive ample ear rubs before tucking herself in for a well-deserved nap. If you have a quiet home with no pets and children 6+ who would love to shower her with their compassionate hearts, please introduce yourself to the fairest of them all!

Finn and Flossie

Why not double the fun with Finn and Flossie (reference #BF1982/84)! Finn and Flossie are a bonded pair of older kittens who have spent a good part of their lives waiting patiently to be discovered by the right family.  These mini house panthers were rescued locally as babies and given a great chance to be adored by loving humans. Shy at first, they have now moved to the head of their class and are eager to greet you in North Shore’s cage free Habitat.

Flossie loves to roll around in cat nip and silver vine while Finn eagerly awaits his turn for treats and playtime. This fun duo is sure to add entertainment to their home with their playful energy, but snuggle time is when you get to see how much they mean to each other. Please consider completing Finn and Flossie’s journey to adoption by making your home there’s!

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Anastasia, Finn and Fossie today!

Blaire

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

At 6 ½ years old, Blaire has been waiting way too long for her forever home, and volunteers and staff are hoping and praying that her forever family finds her soon. Thankfully a foster home recently opened up and now Blaire is able to get the attention she needs to thrive. As per her foster: Blaire is house trained, crate trained and walks well on a harness.

She is also very sweet and affectionate with her person. Blaire is the perfect combination of couch potato and “mini-athlete”! Blaire loves to run around in the yard, but also is quite mellow inside. Blaire loves treats, loves attention, and loves to watch tv! Blaire does need a solo pet home, and a savvy owner who can help her get used to new people. If you want to meet Blaire, please contact the shelter right away to set up a meet and greet 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!