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All These 13 Cats and Dogs Want For Christmas Is You To Adopt Them

There is a ton of gorgeous cats and dogs available for adoption right now! From young puppies and kittens to “very special” cats, if you’re in the market for a new best friend, you should have no problem finding one right here!

If you can’t adopt right now but wish to help your local shelters and rescues, why not try your luck by entering Embrace Pet Insurance’s “It’s Better to Give AND to Receive” sweepstakes. Ten randomly-selected winners will be rewarded with $500, as well as a $500 donation to their nominated pet charity. The sweepstakes runs through through December 25, so don’t wait…enter today

Norma

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Norma is the sweetest kitty! With her adorable little bow, she wants nothing more than to play with humans and other cats, and to snuggle on your neck and purr. Norma is very loving and will do great in any home It’s easy to adopt Norma, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Brenda

Available for adoption from Second Chance Rescue:

Brenda needs our help. Not sure why, but sweet Brenda has been in boarding for 850 days! You might be thinking, “Wow, that’s a long time, she must be a bad dog.” But the truth is, Brenda is a AMAZING!

She is playful, smart, loving, and loyal. She has been let down and betrayed over and over again by humans. She’s had truly rotten luck. Still, she greets every person she meets with joy and enthusiasm. Her resilience is mind blowing.

So, why hasn’t she found a home? Brenda needs to be an only pet. That’s it. She loves humans but never learned to share her space with other animals. Her forever home needs a person who will appreciate all she has to offer and who will be satisfied with her as their one and only.

Brenda has a huge circle of rescue volunteers who are devoted to her, they visit and walk her, take her on outings, bring her presents, and every one of them will tell you…what they want most for the holidays is a loving home for Brenda. To adopt or foster Brenda, please apply at nycsecondchancerescue.orgor call Lisa: 914-469-6605.

Kali Ma

Special Needs Request: Kali Ma is a sweet young cat who is extra special. This is because this sweet girl has an extra arm growing from the right side of her body.  Because of this, Kali Ma is having trouble walking and this is clearly very uncomfortable.

This wild major deformity is most likely due to in-breeding. Second Change Rescue is arranging transport with the shelter to get her to the hospital where she will be assessed by a team of experts to see what kind of operation would improve her quality of life. Second Change is doing everything to help her. If you wish to help too, you can donate at nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate

Kiddo

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Kiddo! This adorable 4-month-old kitty is a true beauty with her lovely smoke-colored coat, and precious eyes. Not to mention, she’s every bit as affectionate and charming as she is outwardly lovely. Bashful and tenderhearted, she is simply a gem. The only thing she needs is an equally lovely family to call her own. bideawee.org

Rudy

Handsome and tenderhearted 4-month-old Rudy is sweet and bashful, and seeking a loving, patient home to call his own. If you offer him gentleness and love, he will offer you his heart in return. With a heart as warm as his ginger and crimson coat, he promises a lifetime of love. All he needs is a family to give him a chance! bideawee.org

Nugget

Meet Nugget! She is an enthusiastic and lovely 8-month-old lady! Boasting a smooth, blonde coat, charming ears, and some of the most endearing eyes ever seen, Nugget is just wonderful! More than just her good looks, Nugget is also loving and dedicated as well.

She possesses only the finest qualities and attributes. She 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 jogs, hikes, or wouldn’t mind a social stroll through the heart of town may have found their perfect match. bideawee.org

Carlos

Carlos is 2 years old and as handsome as they come. He is a spirited and sweet pooch who loves to explore and play. Always on the trail for adventure and the next fun quest, Carlos can be counted upon for any expedition.

Not to mention, he is too adorable for words! Donning a fantastic tricolor coat, long ears, and short legs, he is an adorable boy! He’s also the perfect medium-sized pooch for anyone seeking a new family member that is neither too large, nor too small. All he needs is a loving home that shares in his active lifestyle! Anyone who hikes, jogs, or likes long walks has found their ideal match!  bideawee.org

For more information about adopting Kiddo, Rudy, Nugget and Carlos, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Spunky and sweet, Yolito is a 1-1/2-year-old Lab mix rescued from Puerto Rico. He’s an exuberant boy who loves to cuddle and play. Yolito is always eager to please and ready to being obedience class to learn how to put his best paw forward. He loves giving kisses and is eager to start his journey as your best friend. 

Domino is a handsome black-and-white kitty at the Little Shelter Cattery. He is a very affectionate cat who has a lot of love to give. When he knows you are his friend, he will come and sit by your feet and give a gentle mew for attention. This gentle giant has been at Little Shelter for a few years and is hoping to have a furever home for the pawlidays!

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

Gerald

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Gerald is a very handsome boy with some very interesting quirks. He sometimes snorts when hes really happy and loves to sit in your lap. He definitely likes being the only cat around, as he doesn’t like to share the love, but he does have a lot of love in his heart. He enjoys treats and being cuddled, and needs to be by your side. 

Nadia

Nadia is a beautiful tabby kitten available at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. She is a very sweet kitty, but takes time to warm up to new people and places. She loves getting treats and having another cat to play with. She’s a sweet girl who is looking for her special someone to love her.

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

Dante

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Everyone loves Dante! This 9-yea-old boy is 124 pounds of cuteness! Dante came to the shelter after his owner was evicted and had nowhere else for Dante to go. Dante came to the shelter with his son King Kong, and his “girlfriend,” Layla.

All three dogs were once very loved so it’s sad to see them in a shelter setting now. Dante is said to like children and small dogs. He is calm, sweet, friendly and would truly make a great addition to almost any home. 

If you are interested in learning more about Dante,please call 516-785-5220 or email adoption@tohmail.org. Best yet, head down for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave, Wantagh. 

Fredo

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Fredo (R166245) is a young male cat who was locally rescued from a difficult life, but thankfully he is now adjusting to all the helpful people at North Shore Animal League America.  He’s particularly fond of ear rubs and is seeking a quiet home to call his own with an experienced, confident cat owner.  If there are children in the home, it’s best if they’re 12 or above.  For more info about adopting Fredo, please email MikeS@animalleague.org. 

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

6 Cats, Dogs That Want To Spend The Holidays With You

All with adorable looks and some of the sweetest personalities on the planet, it’s hard to decide which cat or dog to choose as your new best friend.  

Read all about some of the cutest animals Long Island has to offer, and how you can bring them home today!

Blossom

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Blossom is a beautiful 7-month-old girl who loves people and is very affectionate. She likes to play and snuggle and gets along well with other cats. Her cute little mustache is not to be missed. If you can open your home to Blossom, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Rocky

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Rocky is a handsome 7-year-old Chihuahua mix who has earned the title of “expert snuggle buddy.” He loves going for walks and running up to meet visitors so they can pet him. Rocky is known to beg for attention and it’s hard to deny such a cute face. He’s a happy dog just waiting to be your best friend.

Faith

Recently rescued from North Carolina, Faith is a sweet 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who loves getting affection and adores being pet. Faith has a cute little habit of sticking her tongue out when she is excited. She is a young girl who is eager to explore new surroundings and go on walks to make new friends.

Cheeto

Cheeto is a handsome fluffy white and black kitty who has a unique little mustache one his face. He is a quiet kitty who prefers to keep to himself and find sunny spots to nap in or high perches to lay on. He is a loving boy who enjoys getting attention from his favorite staff and volunteers. He would love to snuggle up to you while your reading a book or chase a laser pointer to make you laugh.

For more information about adopting Rocky, Faith and Cheeto, contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center today. You can visit them at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, or call 631-368-8770 littleshelter.com 

Jameson

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter operated by Little Shelter:

Meet Jameson. This adorable ginger boy is an exceptionally friendly cat who is always looking for someone to hold him or snuggle with him. He loves people and is always following staff and volunteers around like a little shadow. This sweet kitty is looking for a family to call his own and who he can share all his love with. 

Nicole

Nicole is a gorgeous kitty with an outgoing personality. She loves people and is always trying to be eye level with you to get extra attention. When she’s not trying to be the center of attention, Nicole likes to find the sunniest spot to lay in, or a corner to hide in to play pranks on the other kitties. Come meet her today!

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

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

Here’s What To Do If You Find Injured Wildlife

Many Long Islanders have encountered a wild animal in need of medical attention, but not everybody knows who to call in such a situation.

Experts say to look for a clear and definite injury, such as a bird that is unable to fly due to an injured wing. If the animal has been in another animal’s mouth, is freezing, wet, or continuously crying, then it’s a good idea to reach out for help. In the interim, if it is safe to do so, securing the animal in a container or box with ventilation holes is recommended.

There are also several situations in which a wild animal should be left alone. One of the most commonly asked questions relates to baby birds during the spring.

“A fledgling typically spends as long as 72 hours on the ground learning to fly, and it’s likely that the parents are keeping a close eye on it during this time,” says Amanda Daley, of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays. “Continue to monitor the situation from a distance, quietly observing the animal’s condition.”

Daley notes that people often want to help return fledglings to their nests but the best thing to do is just leave them alone.

There are several rescues and facilities on Long Island that specialize in wildlife emergencies and rehabilitation.

In the case of domesticated animals such as cats and dogs, Maria Mora, executive director of the Nassau County SPCA, advises that if an animal is in imminent danger, call 911. For non-life-threatening emergencies, call a local, nonemergency police number or local animal shelter. And if you encounter any form of animal abuse, call the Nassau County SPCA 24-hour hotline at 516-THE-SPCA (843-7722) immediately.

And remember that many of these rescue groups helping animals are nonprofits, so consider donating or volunteering to help them in their mission.

WHO TO CALL FOR HELP WITH INJURED WILDLIFE

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Center
wildliferescuecenter.org, 631-728-WILD (728-9453)

Volunteers for Wildlife
volunteersforwildlife.org, 516-674-0982.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
dec.ny.gov

 

8 Cats, Dogs That Want To Play In The Snow With You

November is Senior Pet Adoption Month, so why not head down to your local shelter this week and give one of these very special dogs and cats something to be thankful for

Rusty

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Cool dude Rusty is a handsome 3-year-old boy that is known for his sweet temperament and mellow personality. Orange cats are the coolest and Rusty is no exception. He loves being pet and just hanging out with his favorite humans. Oh, and he gets along with other cats too! Bonus! If you can open your home to Rusty, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Gabel

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Gabel is quite the handsome, bold and brilliant boy! He is a sweet, handsome, and spirited pooch, who is all about life, making friends, and the next adventure. He would love nothing more in life than an equally jubilant family, who is always on the go!

Whether it be hiking, jogging, or a fun trip into town, he is certainly up for any expedition. Not to mention, he’s a fast learner, and would love to continue to learn and grow! A mature family that is gung-ho for obedience training and fun games would be such fun for Gabel. If this gorgeous guy sounds like your perfect match, check out his webpage.

Rabbit

Meet Rabbit! She is a beautiful and spirited puppy, who is truly one-of-a-kind. Donning a fantastic chocolate and caramel brindle coat, a tiny tail, and the most endearing eyes, she really is hard not to fall in love with in but a glance.

Every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, Rabbit truly encompasses only the loveliest qualities. She is seeking a family that shares in her jubilant nature, who can be by her side all day. Rabbit longs to explore the world, make new friends, and learn all about life. Any active family that loves to jog or hike would certainly be ideal. If Rabbit sounds like your idyllic match, check out her webpage.

Marco

Handsome 2-year-old Marco came to Bideawee with his brother and friend, Polo. They are both immensely sweet kitties. Marco is a big boy with a big heart to match. Sweet and social, he lives to love. Polo has found his forever home, but Marco still needs to find his forever family. Check out Marco’s webpage.

Pumpkin

This adorable little girl is Pumpkin. She 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. They took one look at her and swept her right under their wing.

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! This 7-year-old gal 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, and so she would do best in an adult home with cat-savvy adopters.

All Pumpkin needs is a chance with the right family! Won’t you please consider adopting this beautiful girl? Check out her webpage!

For more information about adopting Gabel, Rabbit, Marco or Pumpkin, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Stanleigh

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Stanleigh (BF2351) was discovered fending for herself outdoors and good Samaritan delivered her to North Shore’s Adoption Center.  This senior lady is deaf, toothless, and declawed. She’s also being treated for chronic renal disease. If you’re an experienced cat owner (with no other cats in your home at present,) and willing to take on her special needs, Stanleigh will be a perfect addition to your family.  She’s affectionate, likes a good ear rub and a nap in the sunbeams by a window.  In honor of Senior Pet Adoption Month, consider taking this survivor home with you.

Sam Adams

Sam Adams (T67620) is a handsome hound mix looking for a family of his own. This sweet senior has some special needs, but that doesn’t hold him back. Sam is energetic, playful, and would do well in a home with children over 11-years-old who can keep up with him!! Sam is housebroken, handles well on leash, and gets along well with other dogs. If you’re interested in meeting Sam Adams, contact our Foster Manager at fostercare@animalleague.org or 516-883-7900, ext. 352.

Grace

Available for adoption through the No Kill Project:

Grace is an approximately 2-year-old lab mix who was dumped at a high kill shelter in rural Texas. Grace was abandoned with her 11 puppies; all of which were saved along with 16 other orphaned puppies. Grace has seen her fair share of neglect and abuse.

Severely emaciated and with bb and pellet gun fragments in her body, Grace has not known a kind hand. Though terribly abused and neglected, Grace is incredibly sweet and loving, never once having showed an ounce of aggression even when handled by veterinarians. She is cautious that she will be hit by hiding her face but once she knows that you aren’t hurting her, she melts into your loving hands.

She is gentle and calm and is learning what love is in the foster home that she currently resides in. Grace will soon be ready to find her forever home. We are looking for a home that understands that Grace will need patience and time to learn what love is. She will need time to learn that not all people will hurt her and that she will always have a nice full belly at night. 

For more information about adopting Grace, please contact The No Kill Project at info@thenokillproject.org

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

8 Cats, Dogs That Will Warm You Up On A Cold Night

Long Island hosts some of the best fall scenery around. Why not head down to your local animal shelter or rescue and adopt a dog to enjoy the outdoors with?

More of a homebody? There’s plenty of cute kitties available for adoption that you can bring home to snuggle up with! Read all about adopting your perfect pet right here!

Faye

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Faye is this gorgeous one-year-old Chihuahua mix. This beauty is a bit shy, but nonetheless eager to meet new people and make friends. Lively, energetic, and fast as lightning, she’s the perfect one for a game of tag or flag football. She is also loving and affectionate, knowing the best place in the world is inside of a hug. So don’t delay, come meet Faye today!

Dingo is a large white and tabby cat with an unusual face that makes him look like he’s squinting. He is a very affectionate boy who loves getting chin scratches and will follow his favorite staff members around. This guy is a gentle giant who is just looking for someone to love him and spoil him the way he deserves.    

For more information about adopting Faye and Dingo, contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center today. You can visit them at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, call 631-368-8770 or visit littleshelter.com 

Tobias

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter operated by Little Shelter:

Tobias is an amazing boy who has no trouble seeking out the nearest human for affection. With his very outgoing personality, he loves to be the No. 1 guy in the room at all times. He will jump on a shelf to be close for you to give him chin scratches and will meow for attention.

Tobias will follow you like a dog everywhere you go and loves to be part of the action. Another cool attribute, Tobias loves kittens! He’s become a nanny in the shelter’s kitten room, taking care of all the little ones and providing plenty of cuddles. 

Lilo

Lilo is the kitty with the perfect milk mustache. This funny gal is guaranteed to keep you laughing. Lilo loves being cuddled, and will do the craziest things to get your attention. She adores all kinds of treats and will always find a comfortable place that’s close to you. She loves to play with laser pointers and has an awesome personality.

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

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Tess is FAN-TESS-TIC!  This beautiful one-year-old girl is super friendly and enjoys life simplest pleasures, like getting attention from humans and hanging out with other cats. Tess would really make a wonderful addition to any family, so if you can open your home to Tess, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Biggie

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Wow, check out this hunk! Biggie is a 5-year-old Corso who came to the shelter as a stray. He is only 85 pounds but is underweight right now so should be weighing in much more. Biggie is really sweet, calm, slow and a total blast to hang out with. He is a cool dude but will need to be a solo home dog. That’s okay though, there’s a perfect home out there for him, can that home be yours?

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

Sushi

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Some animals have a tough of it in a kennel setting. Sushi (reference # V34511) is a bright-eyed, two-year-old black and white cat, who took some time to adjust before her true personality shone through. When North Shore Animal League America staff offered the freedom to live cage-free in a staff office, Sushi proved how loving and affectionate she is. 

She loves being brushed and having her chin scratched. When she’s done being fawned over, she tucks herself into a comfy bed near her human companions. Sushi has made it clear she shines as an only pet in a home with children 12+ in age. If you crave a meeting with Sushi, please email dorits@animalleague.org to learn more about this precious friend.

Brittney

Brittney (reference #V35252) is a sweet and spunky black Labrador mix with a lot of enthusiasm and an eagerness to please. She is super smart and requires daily mental and physical stimulation. She gets along well with other dogs, as long as they can keep up with her energy level and speed.

She’s quite the affectionate gal and loves to be the center of attention. She would do best in an active home with someone looking for a dog to exercise with, possibly even introducing her to  canine agility activities.​ Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Brittney today!

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

 

How To Foster A Pet Up For Adoption

Fostering a cat or dog helps prepare them for their forever home (Photo by Alla Shcherbak/Shutterstock)

For those who love animals but cannot commit long term to an animal that needs a forever home, fostering is a mutually beneficial alternative.  

Homeless animals are sometimes sick, injured, or have been abandoned at a very young age when they arrive at shelters and rescue organizations. These animals require special care such as bottle feeding, veterinary care, and often times just a quiet place to lay their heads so that they can heal, grow, get stronger and socialize. Fostering provides animals with the care that gives them a great chance of being permanently placed in a home of their own.  

“Our foster care program increases our ability to save as many lives as possible,” says David Ceely, executive director of Little Shelter in Huntington. “We simply wouldn’t be able to help as many as animals as we do if it wasn’t for our wonderful foster homes.”

Shelters are often at maximum capacity, so fostering frees up valuable space. Often times, cats and dogs become stressed in shelter environments, which can affect their eating habits, overall health, and adoptability. Fostering allows an animal to feel safe and secure, away from a hectic shelter environment.

In most cases, families and individuals agreeing to foster are provided with training, medications, bottles, veterinary care bedding, toys, and anything else that an animal may need while being fostered. All a foster parent needs to provide is love, care, fun, and interaction, to prepare the animals for loving homes. Fosters may often help bring animals to checkups as well as to events and/or to meet potential adopters.

Many fosters describe the experience as beyond rewarding. Giving an animal a fighting chance towards finding a forever home is a truly wonderful experience for everyone involved.

“It’s understandable that a foster family might fall in love with the dog or cat and be reluctant to let them go, but when you see how happy the animal is in their new home and you know you played such a critical role in that story, the reward far outweighs the sacrifice,” Ceely says.

It’s easy to get started. Simply contact a local rescue or shelter for more information.

 

Cat Named Jack O’Lantern Among Pets Up For Adoption This Halloweekend

Cats and dogs sweeter than any Halloween candy are available for adoption this week on Long Island! Can’t adopt? How about attending an event that benefits animal rescue? Read all about it right here!

Shania

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Meet Shania, the 8-month-old hound mix available at Little Shelter. This sweet brindle girl was rescued from the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence and is now ready to find a furever family of her very own. She is an energetic girl who is always ready to play and eager to start puppy classes so she can learn to put her best paw forward. Come in and meet her today!  

Skye

Skye is a 5-month old lab mix who loves making new friends. She is an outgoing girl who loves to cuddle and get affection. Skye is ready to begin obedience class and start her journey as your new best friend. She was rescued from the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence and is now ready for adoption.

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! Little Shelter has many kittens of all ages, colors, and sizes available for adoption right now. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a purrfect furry friend waiting for you. Stop by today and check out Little Shelter’s free roaming cattery, you’re sure to find your new best friend!

For more information about adopting Shania, Skye, Quinby, or any of the adorable kittens at Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center, visit them at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, call 631-368-8770, or visit 

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter operated by Little Shelter:

It’s the Halloween season and this Jack O’Lantern would love to light up your life! Jack O’Lantern is chunks of love. He curls up next to you, on you, or anywhere near you. He will do anything to be close to the ones he loves and desperately wants to be loved back.

Jack O’Lantern  has a heart of gold and deserves only the best out of life. He likes being brushed and loves being with you at all times. He loves kids and adults and cats and kittens. If you can make Jack’s life spooktacular by adopting him, head down to the shelter today!

Tiffany

Tiffany is a sweet kitten who is looking for her furever home. While she may have a face to rival Grumpy Cat, she loves getting affection and is actually very cuddly. Tiffany enjoys having her chin rubbed and being pet.

She follows staff members and volunteers around looking for affection. Tiffany’s favorite snacks are tuna flavored treats and she will eat them out of your hands. She is a playful kitten whose favorite toy is the little scrunch balls that she likes to chase around the cattery. When she’s not looking for your affection she can be found snoozing in the sunniest (and warmest) window spot. Come and meet this lovebug today!

For more information about adopting Jack O’Lantern and Tiffany, please contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788.

Twinkie

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

As sweet as her name, Twinkie is a gorgeous 2-year-old gal who gets along OK with other cats but really prefers being the only pet in the house with no young children. If you can open your home to Ms. Twinkie, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Gina and Tiffany

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Please meet Gina (brindle) and Tiffany (tan). These two ridiculously cute girls came to the shelter due to an eviction. You ready for this? they lived with chickens and doves!

They are beyond sweet, so fun, silly and downright amazing! They are also a bonded pair so the shelter is looking for one home for both of them. They seem house-trained and crate trained and love to play together and roll around. They may even be able to live with a cat! They are just the best.

If you are interested in adopting Gina and Tiffany, please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit them at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, or email adoption@tohmail.org

Chicklet

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Chicklet is a gorgeous 7-year-old pooch that everyone adores! Donning a fantastic brindle coat, warm eyes, and a sweet disposition, Chicklet is truly a gem. While mature, he is still plenty silly and playful, and has a spirited heart! Not to mention, he is over-spilling with love and affection for his people pals.

He may be 77 pounds, but he is a true gentle giant, and is just a darling with everyone he meets. He seems to have good manners and is already house-broken; all he is missing now is the home to call his own! If this sweet fellow sounds like the perfect one for you, check out his webpage!  

Olive

Donning a heart-melting face and some of the saddest puppy-dog eyes that we’ve ever seen, it’s hard not to gush over Olive. She is such a tender-hearted and sensitive soul, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her in but a few minutes. She nuzzles her entire head into your leg for a snuggle, and if she could melt into your side, she surely would.

She loves people and would do well in a home that could provide her with constant companionship. Olive weighs in at 67 pounds, but she is incredibly gentle in all her ways and when on walks and would do well in many types of homes. If this lovely lady seems perfect for you, check out her webpage

Andie

With a gorgeous smoke-tabby coat, ivory patches styled in, and pretty pink nose, Andie is a beauty! Not to mention, she is every bit as affectionate and personable as she is outwardly beautiful. It’s hard not to be charmed by her! The only thing she’s missing is an equally wonderful home to call her own. If she sounds perfect for you, check out here webpage

Posey

Posey is a strong and sassy lady who boasts the grand frame of a lioness and 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 for her own! If you’re interested in this rare lady, then please call the Westhampton Adoption Center today.

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

Coco

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Coco (reference #T91691) is a 3-year-old chocolate-colored boxer mix. She is a friendly dog looking for a loving home with an experienced pet owner. Coco is a sweet, energetic gal that would do best as the only pet in the house, and big bonus points if you have a big yard for her to run around in. 

Dewey

Dewey and Dolly (reference #’s BF2425 / BF2426) happened upon the right yard when they were outside fending for themselves this summer.  A local rescuer scooped them up and brought them indoors where they’ve been living the safe life, being shown how caring humans can be while learning to co-existing with confident cats.

This bonded set may still be shy at first to strangers, but with a gentle touch and some patience, they’ll warm up to you. Dewey and Dolly are ready to be adopted from their foster home today!  Please email Karlaa@animalleague.org if you are interested in adopting this adorable pair!

Events

North Shore Animal League America is throwing an After-Pawty event at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 30. This Paw-ty includes music by DJ Phresh, an open bar, fun party food, and of course, puppies! Individual tickets are $150 each and can be purchased at animalleague.org/2018afterpawty. If you’re looking for a fun night out that benefits animal rescue, this is the paw-ty for you…get your tickets today!

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

 

Dogs Rescued From Hurricane Florence Among Pets Up For Adoption on Long Island

Adorable cats and dogs here! Get your adorable cats and dogs here! There are tons of sweet animals just waiting to find their new best friend! Can you make your home their forever home today?

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Bailey is a super sweet 4-year-old boy. This cutie patootie loves to be around humans and cats alike. Bailey enjoys being pet and likes to play. This gorgeous young man would make a great addition to any family, so don’t wait, scoop this little guy up today!

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

Spotify

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

Spotify and Bodhi are a bonded pair of brothers waiting patiently at the Adoption Center in Port Washington for a brand-new start. These sweet 2-year-old boys lost their home recently and are looking out for each other as they wait for you to discover them. Bodhi is the first to connect with new friends and loves to play while Spotify cautiously watches.

Given the opportunity, these besties love to visit the other cats’ cages and steal food when they think no one is looking. Their pleasant calm energy is very easy to fall in love with. Adopting bonded pairs is the easiest way to introduce yourself to being cat parents. These two would love to go home to a quiet home with children 8+ in age who will gently usher them back into life as cherished family members.

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Spotify and Bodhi today!

Sugar Madonna

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

SPECIAL NEEDS ALERT: Sugar Madonna came to the shelter in February 2018 after being seized from her property. This poor sweetheart had been tied up outside in 30-degree weather with no food and no water. Thankfully, Sugar Madonna is now safe at the shelter, but in need of a forever home for her to call her own.

This deserving gal has been through more than anyone should have to endure, and staff and volunteers really want to see her in a loving home already. Not that it stops her, but Sugar Madonna is deaf. She likes other dogs and loves people.

This beauty will make the BEST addition to the right home. If you are interested: Please call for more information: 516-785-5220, visit at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh NY 11793 or email adoption@tohmail.org

Charlotte

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Charlotte, a gorgeous 7-month-old ebony-and-rust-colored beauty, who dons wonderfully long, charming ears. It’s hard not to fall in love with her in but a glance. Every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside, Charlotte truly possesses only the loveliest of qualities.

She is seeking a home that shares in her spirited nature, who can be by her side all day. She longs to adventure, make friends, and learn all about life! Any active person or family that loves to jog or hike would certainly be ideal. If Charlotte sounds like your perfect match, check out her webpage.

Mavis

Mavis is a sweet and spirited, 5-year-old that everyone at Bideawee simply adores and admires. Beautiful and bespeckled with fluffy ears to boot, it’s hard not to swoon. More than just her good looks, Mavis also boasts a lovely heart to match her outward beauty.

Her lovely spirit is only enhanced by her jubilant and unique personality. She loves to point at every critter she comes across. Mavis is also quite playful and adventurous and would love an active family that can go exploring with her.

Anyone who enjoys hiking and conquering new trails would be a great match! If she sounds perfect for you, check out her webpage.

Duckie

This unique and silly young boy is named Duckie. Boasting a style all his own, he is a one-of-a-kind kitten. A handsome coat, and a most uncommon face, this 6-month-old fella is just the right blend of good looking and wonky.

But he’s ever so sweet and knows how to charm. If you just try a little tenderness and watch him enchant the world with his own stylings, you can’t help but fall for him. The only thing he’s missing is an equally fantastic adopter to scoop him up! Don’t take our word for it…check out his webpage.

Blaine

Meet Blaine! He may come off a bit mysterious and serious at first, but rest assured, he always comes around in the end. Full of rich personality and sweetness, he just can’t let anyone leave without showing how much he loves them. Blessed with both a handsome face and an affectionate personality, he truly has an open heart.

All he needs is someone to run to him, scoop him up, and return his affections. Check out his webpage.

For more information about adopting Charlotte, Mavis, Duckie and Blaine, contact the Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Meet Queenie and Quinby, two precious pups rescued from North Carolina and brought to safety at Little Shelter after Hurricane Florence. These sisters are 5-month-old Plott Hound mixes that are super friendly and just waiting to be your new best friends. They are happy puppies who are eager to please and ready to learn all sorts of new tricks and fun things in their furever homes.

Queenie and Quinby are old enough to begin puppy obedience classes so they can learn to always put their best paw forward. Come adopt one (or both) of these girls today!

Pooky

Super-sweet Pooky is an 8-year-old tuxedo cat who is described as a total lovebug who wants nothing more than to shower you with affection. Pooky is a big, but gentle boy who answers to his name and is known to follow his favorite people around the cattery. Pooky would love someone to curl up with who his whole world will revolve around. 

Mr. Thirsty

 Mr. Thirsty is thirsty for your love! Mister Thirsty is an awesome cat! He follows you around always looking for affection, asking for pets with a gentle mew. He is very charming and loves to perch by a window to bird watch. Mr. Thirsty is a very cuddly cat who is just looking for his purr-fect family to snuggle with.

For more information about adopting Queenie, Quinby, Pooky and Mr. Thirsty, please contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd, Huntington or 631-368-8770.

Mindy

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Mindy is a feisty little girl who loves to play. She enjoys running around the cattery, weaving between your legs and playing with any toys she can get her paws on. Mindy is also very affectionate and will seek out visitors for chin scratches. This kitty wants to be in the center of the action and is always up for hanging out. If Mindy sounds like the kitty for you,

Contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter located at 104 Deposit Rd, East Northport, or 631-651-9788. 

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

8 Cats, Dogs That Want To Cuddle With You This Fall

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies…you name it, Long Island’s got it! Read all about some very special animals that are ready to go home with you today!

Bob and Charli

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS):

At about 11 weeks old, Bob and Charli are two sweet bonded brothers who are absolute love bugs. They love to play and purr and play and eat and purr and nap and play, all things kittens love to do. They are two peas in a pod and must be adopted together. 

They will be neutered and up to date on shots prior to adoption. If you have a home where Bob and Charli can play, purr and nap in, contact Kerry@paws-li.org, go to PAWS website paws-li.org or Facebook page, or call 631-306-4616.

Wilma

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Wilma is a super sweet 2-year-old girl. She came to Almost Home Rescue her kittens and is now ready to be adopted. Wilma loves to be pet and gets along well with other cats. Adopting Wilma is easy, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Levi

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Meet Levi! He is a two-year-old large, mixed breed dog from New Jersey that came to Bideawee in mid-June and has stolen everyone’s hearts. Levi is a gentle dog looking for the right home.

He can seem a little nervous at first, but once he’s comfortable his real personality shines. Levi can be really playful and excitable with his people. He is the cutest to watch when he’s wagging his tail and running happily toward you. Besides his cute smile, Levi has the most vast and brownest eyes ever.

It sure makes him a handsome pup! He can be shy around new people but gets better with gentle encouragement. He is also not quite housebroken and would do well in a home that will help teach him basic manners. Levi is very sweet and would do well in most households. Check out his webpage.

Empress

This magnificent 9-month-old young lady is named Empress. Truly a name to match a personality and spirit as big as hers. She knows how to take charge of a room and command everyone’s attention; she is too jubilant to be ignored!

Enthusiastic, sweet-natured, and ready to travel the world, you could say she is ready for any quest or expedition you have in mind. She is the idyllic partner for anyone who shares in her active lifestyle. Empress also loves learning both new games and cues, so obedience-savvy adopters are idyllic for her.

If this gorgeous young lady seems like the perfect fit for you, check out her webpage.

Mittens

This handsome 6-month old fellow is named Mittens. Isn’t he adorable? Donning a gorgeous obsidian coat, brilliant copper eyes, and true to his name, he boasts ivory mittens. Every bit as sweet and playful as he is good looking, Mittens possesses only the loveliest qualities.

All this fine feline needs now is an equally wonderful family to call his own. If Mittens sounds like your perfect match, check out his webpage.

Polly

One-year old Polly is a petite little lady, who dons a lovely face, a dusty-rose nose, and glowing chartreuse eyes. Modest, bashful and tender-hearted with her chosen people, Polly is a lady all her own. Living by her own set of rules, she is truly unique in character and company.

And who doesn’t love the exquisitely uncommon? If you’re interested in this rare lady, check out here webpage.

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

Lucious

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Look at this handsome boy! 6-year-old Luscious was found wandering the city when he was brought to animal control. North Shore Animal League America took him in and are enjoying this feline until he finds his furrever home. If you can open your heart and home to Luscious, send an email to MikeS@animalleague.org today!

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

13 Cats, Dogs Waiting For You To Take Them Home

Get ready to read all about some of the cutest Long Island cats and dogs that are ready to go home with you today! 

Scarlett

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Scarlett is a gorgeous 1-year-old dilute calico. Described as very sweet and playful, this gal loves nothing more than being pet and receiving attention. Scarlett even gets along with other cats so if you are looking for a new addition, she is your gal! Adopting Scarlet is easy, simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Damascus is a gorgeous and super-friendly 6-year-old chow mix who likely had a rough start. When he arrived at Little Shelter, he showed all the signs of being an outside dog, but that won’t stop him. Little Shelter’s staff has been working with him on a daily basis to help him acclimate to life in a home.

Now don’t be fooled by his colossal size, spend some time with him and you’ll realize he’s just a big baby! Whenever he sees his favorite staff and volunteer members he will talk to them asking for them to play with him. He enjoys going on leisurely walks where he can go at his own pace and explore his surroundings.

Damascus is a very laid-back guy who is content to just lay down at your feet and watch the birds or enjoy a good movie. He doesn’t require a lot of exercise and would be content with a fenced back yard where he can roll in the grass. If Damascus sounds like your type of guy, head in and meet him today! 

Chip is a gentle long-haired ginger kitty who is sure to capture your heart with his stunning crystal blue eyes. He enjoys getting affection and will wrap himself around your legs to get you to pet him. He loves finding warm sunny spots to curl up for his afternoon naps and likes to spend his time bird watching from the windows. 

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

Trooper

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

This curious little kitty is Trooper and he’s always looking for something to get into. He’s a funny boy who likes to follow people around making sure he’s first in line to get affection. Trooper loves to investigate his surroundings and look for new things to play with or places to crawl into. He’s sure to keep his family entertained with his outgoing behavior.

Ivy

Ivy is a sweet young cat who has a lot of playful energy. She loves people and is always trying to get visitors attention. When she’s not trying to get affection from visitors, Ivy can be found bird watching from the window shelf or playing with toys. She would be a great cat in any type of household and has and outgoing personality.

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

Duke

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

If you are looking for the perfect canine companion, you must check out Duke! He is an extra adorable 2-year-old boy who is on the search for his forever home. Duke came to the shelter in July 2017 and is now searching for his perfect match. Duke is 1,000 percent house trained, and is accustomed to car rides, bathing, nail trims and even teeth brushing! Duke is playful with other dogs and would be a great addition to homes looking for a second dog.

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

Sasha

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

In a word, Sasha is heavenly. This 1-year-old beauty is so grateful for any attention offered to her. She’d do best in a calm home with affectionate caretakers.

Zeus

Five-year-old Zeus has had a rocky road to finding a loving home, yet has remained a charming, loyal friend. Zeus would do best in a quiet home (if there are children, older is better) and would thrive as an only pet. This gentle fellow has a heart condition that is managed with meds (and that is covered at cost through North Shore Animal League America’s accredited medical center.) A staff favorite, you are sure to fall in love with this orange sweetheart, too.

If you are interested in adopting Sasha or Zues, send an email to MikeS@animalleague.org.

And yes- North Shore Animal League America still has plenty of kittens and puppies rescued by their partners in North and South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Their Mobile Rescue Unit traveled south and transported the animals to their Port Washington campus. They’re ready to start new lives in their furrever homes, so head down and grab a new addition to your family!

Pancha

Available for adoption through Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc (PAWS).

Meet Pancha (stripes) and her son Timmy (see below). They can be adopted together or separately. It takes Pancha a little time to warm up but once she does, she’s a sweet little thing. She’s playful and she loves to be petted. She enjoys sitting in the windowsill watching the world outside. Pancha has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccinations. She’s about 4 years old.

Timmy

Despite spending the first few years of his life on the streets, Timmy loves people. He is very playful and has lots of energy. PAWS has been working with toys and he seems to be a very fast learner, but he would do best in a home with no young children. Timmy has been neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations. He’s roughly 2 years old.

Smudge

Smudge was recently rescued from a TNR colony on Long Island. He’s just too sweet and tame for a life on the streets. He’s about 10 weeks old, neutered, litter trained, and up to date on vaccines. This adorable little guy is playful and cuddly and will surely steal your heart!

Luna

Meet sweet, petite Luna. Sweet Luna’s family move, but left her behind! She’s a solid grey beauty weighing in at about 6lbs. After living in the lap of her family for 2 ½ years, she was left behind when time came for them to move on. She needs a new family and a forever home this time. 

Smurf and Bean are two bonded brothers who need a home asap. They are beautiful, healthy purr machines, who are about 3-4 months old. They’ve been neutered, had their rabies vaccinations, and up to date on all vaccines. 

They are friendly and playful. You will often find them cuddling up and sleeping together. Their foster mom’s dog doesn’t like them, so they need to find a new home – how about yours

If you’d like more information about adopting Pancha, Timmy, Smudge, Luna, Smurf and Bean, please contact Kerry@paws-li.org, go to paws-li.org or Facebook page, or call 631-306-4616.

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