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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!

9 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Summer Complete

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

If you’re not quite ready to make the commitment but want to help, why not consider fostering? Did you know that homeless animals have a much greater chance of finding their forever homes when they find foster homes first? Between kitten season and the arrival of warmer weather, thousands of cats, kittens and dogs are left homeless, winding up at our already overcrowded shelters and rescues.

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh is seeking anyone who would be interested in fostering kittens, cats and dogs. Those interested in volunteering should fill out an application and reside within 45 minutes of the shelter. If you currently have animals in your home, they must be up to date on vaccines.

The shelter will gladly meet with individuals/families to teach bottle feeding or how to look after an older kitten if you not experienced. In addition, the shelter provides anything the kittens needs (bottles, milk, blankets, crate, litter, medical expenses, etc). Same goes for canines. For for more information call 516-785-5220 ext 4611 or 4629.

Pepe

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Pepe is a sweet senior kitty who arrived at the Little Shelter declawed. He is an affectionate cat that walks right up to visitors for attention. Pepe has spent his entire life in a home until his owner could no longer take care of him. This handsome boy loves to cuddle and would be great in a quiet home with someone he can really bond with.

Bubbles

A 5-year-old Doxie/Terrier mix, Bubbles is as effervescent as her name implies. She will happily accompany you wherever your day takes you, and if that includes a trip to Starbucks for a Puppacino, all the better! Bubbles also knows though, that it’s important to maintain her girlish figure, so she is hoping for a family that will provide her with lots of play time to keep her happy and healthy. You won’t be able to hide your excitement once you seek her out. This adorable girl will change your life for the better.

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

Amber

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Amber is an amazing old soul of 13 years who loves treats and is super friendly. She purrs as soon as you touch her and even gives kisses in return. She would love to have a family where someone would be home all day so she can constantly cuddle with them. She needs someone to open their hearts and home to this lovely lady.

Teak

Teek is a super-sweet boy with really cool markings. While he may look like your average black cat, he has a white chest and stomach! He likes to be close to you, always in arms reach for cuddles and affection. Teek is very friendly and seeks out affection from visitors always looking to make a new best friend.

Lilly

Lilly is a silly 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 enjoys playing with toys such as kitty dancers and catnip mice which she will run after and paw at.

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

Julian

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

This week’s amazingly special North Shore Animal League America cat is Julian (reference # R166107). Julian arrived at North Shore’s Port Washington Adoption Center this winter anticipating being a part of their Kitten Bowl celebration. It was quickly determined that this little fella had a very big heart problem.

Thankfully the medical team has been working diligently to put a plan in action to repair the damage, all the while falling head over heels in love with this kitten! The wonderful thing about Julian is he has no idea of his limitations, inspiring everyone around him to live life to the fullest! Staff and volunteers would love for Julian to experience life in a home whether it be a foster or adoptive family.

His medical condition is covered through North Shore’s accredited medical center for life at low cost, and this patient is a dream to take care of. All Julian needs is someone to call his own. He’ll quickly fill up the empty spaces in your home and heart!

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Julian today!

Theodore

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Who is this ridiculously handsome 7-year-old Shepherd mix? Meet Theodore! Poor Theodore really hasn’t been dealt a very fair hand, but staff and volunteers remaining positive that his true forever home is out there.

Theodore was in an adoptive home, but unfortunately, his owner who is in the military was being deployed and Theodore was once again made homeless. Theodore has a lot of buddies at the shelter who have some pretty awesome things to say about him.

Theo loves other dogs. He thinks he’s a lap dog. He loves to be pet, massaged and tickled under his chin. Theodore is a rock star, says staff members.

Walking Theo is a great experience, as he barely pulls on leash. He knows many commands including “sit,” “watch me,” “down” and “stay”. He is also house trained and crate trained and even loves going for car rides.

This 50-pound cutie pie did display some resource issues during his initial evaluation at the shelter which staff and volunteers are working to improve, but at this time he is looking for a dog-savvy home with adults only who can continue his treatment. Did we mention there’s free adoptions until Sept. 2?!

If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Tiggi

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

Tiggi (reference #180162) was surrendered to the shelter by his owner when they could no longer care for him. Tiggi is 13-year-old male, American Eskimo that weighs 27 pounds. Due to his age, Tiggi has a sight and hearing impairment.

This sweet boy is so very lovable and enjoys spending time in the office with the staff at the shelter. How wonderful it would be for Tiggi to spend his senior years in a home being loved and spoiled? Tiggi is ready for adoption-all he needs is you!

Smokey

 
Smokey (reference #180203) is a 10-year-old female, gray domestic short hair. Smokey was surrendered to the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her. Smokey is initially shy and timid but is ridiculously lovable. She is longing for the love and attention she has received her whole life.

It is so hard for any pet to be in a shelter but imagine living your whole life feeling safe and sound only to be uprooted and end up living in a shelter. Let’s help Smokey find a new family so she can return to the happy girl she once was.

If you are interested in adopting Tiggy or Smokey, 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Pl. in Syosset.

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

12 Cats, Dogs Ready To Come Home With You Today

Between kitten season, rescues, surrenders and out-of-state transfers, Long Island shelters are packed with thousands of adorable animals who are more than ready to find their forever home. Here are just a few of some of the cutest animals available for adoption today!

Tronky

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Tronky is a sweet 5-month-old Lab/Terrier mix who arrived from Puerto Rico through Little Shelter’s Passage to Freedom Program. Tronky is a very loving and laidback pup that prefers to seek out affection and stick by your side. He is all ready for his new home and would thrive with a few obedience classes to help this little guy put his best paw forward! Tronky would be a good fit for most households and wouldn’t mind having some furry siblings.

Pieces

Pieces is a super sweet torti kitty who loves affection and people. She has a slight head tilt due to an ear infection from when she was younger, but this doesn’t slow her down and only adds to her cute personality! Pieces likes to follow her favorite people around the cattery and jumps on high shelves so she can always be eye level with you. She is an avid fan of turkey and is very playful chasing catnip nice and laser pointers. Pieces is definately one of a kind and will be your best friend who’s always by your side.

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

Gary

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Gary is a merry old soul who loves to be brushed and showered with affection. He enjoys being treated like a king (because he genuinely believes he is a king). He likes lounging by the window and watching the world go by. Gary will answer to his name and likes to come over to visitors to greet them and get affection. He is a sweet gentleman who’s looking for someone special to spend his golden years with.

Josie

Josie is a beautiful 9-month-old kitten who loves being held, cuddled, and played with. She will stay with you all day, and genuinely just loves getting affection. She’s very good with other cats and although she does prefer being the center of attention, she is also laid back and doesn’t mind sharing the love on every now and then. Who could ask for more?

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

Stan and Marshall

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

When bonded brothers Stan and Marshall (reference #R165294/95) arrived at North Shore Animal League America, they depended on each other to build courage as they became accustomed to their new surroundings. Marshall quickly realized they could depend on their new human friends to take great care of them, and in time, Stan has followed his brother’s lead. These 1 year olds love to frolic and play with their friends in the cage-free habitat, but at the end of the day you can find them settled into a snuggle session with each other as they gaze out the windows, watching birds together.

Stan and Marshall have never known a home; they have no idea what joy awaits them! If you would like to show them the delight of being cherished family members, have a home with children 10 years old and over and adults with cat experience to help navigate them to the next chapter in their lives, please call or head down to meet these sweethearts today!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Stan and Marshall!

Pia

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

When staff and volunteers first laid eyes on Pia, she was alone in a park. No one was around, and it seems as though she was left there on purpose. She isn’t very happy to be at the shelter, but when she is able to play with her buddies, one of her favorite pastimes is to roll around on the grass like a little bug! Pia is looking for a very savvy, adult-only home to help her overcome some fears she has. Pia seems interested in meeting other dogs, so that’s a plus!

Pop

Wonderful people often search out animals who are truly in need of a home. Pop is a 14-year-old cat who is as sweet as they come—so sweet that he definitely does not deserve to live the rest of his life out in a shelter. If you or someone you know can open your heart and home to Pop, please call for more information today!

If you are interested in adopting sweet Pia and Pop, call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.orgA Special Request from Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Lacey is an amazing 2-year-old Beagle from a poor Kentucky shelter. She came to Last Hope very pregnant and with a heartworm. Lacey has since had her healthy puppies (who have been adopted) and now Lacey begins the second part of her journey. She would love a “Foster-to-Adopt” home to help bring her to wellness.

She is house-broken (even when caring for her sons), absolutely devoted to her caretaker, obedient, quiet, good with kids & other dogs and loves every new person she meets. Lacey would love to bond with her future forever family while taking her preliminary meds, during her treatments when she will need to stay calm and then wait until she is cleared for spay. Last Hope will pay all medical expenses for heartworm through her spay and 6-month follow-up heartworm test after treatment.

For more information about caring for, fostering or adopting Lacey, contact Last Hope at 631-946-9528.

King

Available for adoption at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:

In just a short time this smiley, snuggly boy has stolen the hearts of nearly everybody involved with the shelter. 6-year-old King was surrendered to the shelter after his family was no longer able to care for him and has now been a resident for more than two months. King is playful but respectful, is smart as a whip, and loves cuddle. King does well with kids and while not tested with other dogs yet, he seems fine when they pass by. This literally makes King the perfect addition to just about any home!

For more information about adopting King, contact the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter for more information at 516-944-8220.

Magoo

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

Magoo was surrendered to the shelter as his owner was moving. He is a 10-year-old lab mix. He is such a good dog.

He loves to play with toys. Magoo does not belong in a shelter. He needs a loving home where he can continue to be a loving companion.

Smokey

Smokey is a 10-year-old domestic short hair, gray gal that was surrendered to the shelter when her owner could no longer care for her. She is shy and timid but is very lovable. She is longing for the love and attention she has received her whole life.

It is so hard for any pet to be in a shelter but imagine living your whole life feeling safe and sound only to be uprooted and end up living in a shelter. Staff and volunteers really hope to find a new family for Smokey so she can return to the happy girl we know she is.

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

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

11 Dogs, Cats That Will Paw Their Way Into Your Heart

Callie

If there was a hashtag to describe this lineup of available dogs and cats this week, it would be #cutiepatootie! Read all about how to adopt some of the cutest animals on Long Island right here!

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

Sweet Callie is definitely in need of a permanent forever home. She is a 9-year-old calico that was surrendered by her owner. Callie is a very sweet and lovable cat that prefers to be the only cat in a household.

This girl craves love and attention from everyone that walks into the shelter. Being uprooted from the home that you have always known is very stressful. Callie would love to get that special love and attention that she was lucky enough to have for 9 years. Callie is up to date on all vaccines and is ready to meet her new family right away!

Mikey and Maggie

Mikey and Maggie are a beautiful duo and a bonded pair that are ready to go home with you ASAP. At 12 years young, these two have been bonded since birth and are inseparable. Sadly, they were surrendered to the shelter as their owner could no longer care for them.

Mikey and Maggie are both female Shih-tzus that are hypo-allergenic and housebroken. They weigh 13 pounds each and are in good health. Let’s help Mikey and Maggie find a new home full of love.

If you are interested in adopting Callie or Mikey and Maggie, call 516-677-5784 or visit 150 Miller Pl., Syosset.

Lilo

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Lilo is a hilarious cat who is guaranteed to make you laugh! She 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.  Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a laugh in your heart, head over to the shelter to adopt Lilo today!

Josie

Josie is a beautiful 9-month-old cat who loves being held, cuddled, and played with. She will stay with you all day, and genuinely just loves getting affection. She’s very good with other cats. Although she does prefer being the center of attention, she is also laid back and doesn’t mind sharing the love on every now and then.

Lilo and Josie are currently residing at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter (operated by Little Shelter) and located at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport. Call 631-651-9788 for more information.

Flor

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

It’s not often you meet a Chihuahua Shepherd mix, and 5-year-old Flor is as gorgeous as they come! He is the perfect balance between sugar and spice, eager to please, yet playful and energetic. The dictionary defines the name Flor as pure, charming and courageous. What better qualities could you ask for in your new best friend?

Jackson

Jackson is a 12-year-old Pug and Beagle mix seeking a family with an active gym membership. A few pounds overweight, this affectionate, gentle boy needs some guidance with diet and exercise so he can participate in all the fun and games life has to offer. Though not a marathoner, he enjoys being out and about, knowing that sometimes slow and steady wins the race. Once you meet Jackson, he’s certain to run away with your heart! 

Washington

Washington is a sweet adult kitty who loves getting attention. He follows staff around the cattery like a dog looking for them to pet him. Washington likes to play with kitty dancers but spends much of his time looking through the windows to watch the birds or finding a sunny spot to take a nap. Washington is quite a handsome fella who would undoubtedly make a puuurrrfect addition to any home.

Demi

Demi is a quiet kitty who loves to bask in the sun or curl up any place cozy and warm. She takes a while to warm up to new people but loves getting treats and getting her chin scratched. She is a very dainty cat who often surprises the staff because she’s so quiet when she moves. She would love to be in a calm home where she can bond closely with her special someone.

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

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Little Emily had it rough until her rescue late in May. This petite, dilute calico with an Oriental feline head and interesting highlights on her face is as sweet as they come. Emily was rescued from a West Babylon yard with her litter of kittens. She’s about 2 years old and looks like a kitten herself! 

Her babies are weaned and in a Last Hope foster home until big enough for spay/neuter and adoption. Meanwhile, Mama Emily is definitely ready for a loving home and for the best chapter of her life to begin!

For more information about adopting Emily, contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at 631-425-1884 or 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh.

Patricia

Available for adoption by foster:

Meet Patricia, described by her foster as the “sweetest and cutest girl on earth.” Don’t pass up the opportunity to make this gal your new bestie today! Patricia gets along with everyone — cats, dogs, children, you name it.

This social butterfly is single, ready to mingle, and ready to spread her wings! For more information about adopting Patricia, please contact her current foster, Daisy Hernandez at daisy9892@gmail.com or 718-663-1737.

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

 

 

9 Cats & 1 Dog That Will Make Your Summer Complete

No, 9 cats and a dog is not the name of a new sitcom (although maybe it should be), it is the  theme for this week’s adoption column. It’s cuteness overload here, so good luck choosing just one to adopt!

Dill

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Dill is a must meet. This little 1-year-old FIV+ positive boy is so sweet, loves other cats and is a total purring machine! He is currently living in the shelter’s FIV cattery with multiple other cats and while he enjoys himself there, everyone knows a forever home is a much better place for a sweet kitty. Don’t let the FIV stand in your way from getting the best cat — cats with FIV live long and happy lives!

If you are interested in adopting Dill, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org. 

Pepe

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Pepe is a sweet senior kitty who arrived at the Little Shelter declawed. He is an affectionate cat that walks right up to visitors asking for attention. Pepe has spent his entire life in a home until his owner could no longer take care of him. Pepe likes to cuddle and would be great in a quiet home with someone he can really bond with.

Pepe is currently a resident at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter (operated by Little Shelter) located at 104 Deposit Rd. in East Northport. Call 631-651-9788 for more information.

Pilatos

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Pilatos could be the coolest dog you’ll ever meet. He is a 1-year-old Labrador/Chihuahua mix with a lot of spunk! He loves to play with toys and is currently learning how to fetch.

He’s a good boy who always wants to be the center of your attention and never leave your side. He is ready to start obedience classes to learn how to always put his best paw forward. Pilatos is a small dog with a big personality who is always ready to go on his next adventure and is never too tired to have some fun. 

Honey

Honey is an all-around fun cat who always get the staff laughing! She gives the “will you pet me” face, but the funny thing is, when you pet her, she starts to grumble and growl instead of purr!

It’s not a threat, she loves getting her chin scratched, it’s just that she’s got the communication thing a little backwards. Honey is a cat that will keep you entertained with silly antics all day long.  She likes other cats and loves older children, making her a good candidate for almost any household!

Catrina

Catrina comes from a large family of felines and is used to a home with other animals (preferably cats).

She’s a little shy, but once she gets to know you, she’s the ultimate lap cat. She loves to chase the un-catchable laser pointer but also enjoys lounging around for hours in the window sill (and does a very good job of keeping away the bugs). Catrina would make a great addition to any family, so be sure to scoop her up before some else does!

For more information about adopting Pilatos, Honey and Catrina, contact Little Animal
Rescue Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington, 631-368-8770.

River

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

River is one lucky black cat! Found by a local rescue hero, he was scooped up off the streets and brought to North Shore’s Adoption Center, where their medical team discovered a serious heart ailment.

But not to worry, River is back on track with a great medical plan! To help build River’s confidence, he is now in a foster home thriving, which means he’s ready to  find a forever home. This young boy does well with other pets and children 12+ in age.

Did you know that black pets are the most overlooked at shelters, but the most over-loved at home? I can vouch for that! Treat yourself to a new best friend by adopting sweet River today!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting River today!Available for adoption at Fur Friends in Need:

Yes folks, it’s still kitten season, and there’s no shortage of kitties that are in desperate need of a permanent home. There are four very cute kittens (two boys and two girls) that will be available for adoption in about three weeks. If your looking to open your home to an adorable sweet kitten (or four), contact Fur Friends in Need today at furfriendsinneed.com

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

3 Pets That Will Be Your Sunshine On A Rainy Day

This week the spotlight is on two gorgeous cats and an adorable dog who are all as sweet as they come. Read all about how to adopt these lovable fur-babies today!

Taco

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

Taco (reference #MA3987) is one lucky boy and he knows it. Rescued just in time from a local municipal shelter, this 9-year-old kitty received the best care at the medical center where he was treated for FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease). Now feeling fantastic, Taco makes the most of his new lease on life.

His kitten-like energy delights his friends every day. He’s a joy to behold, and while staff and volunteers sure would miss him, they would love nothing more then to see some lucky family get to celebrate Taco Tuesday every day! Taco’s medical condition is easily treated with a special diet, which can be purchased at cost through the medical center. Spend a few moments with him and you’ll understand why everyone loves Taco!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Taco today!

Morticia

Available for adoption through Fur Friends in Need:

Found as a stray by a volunteer on Friday the 13th, Morticia has proven to be quite the sweet and lovable lady. All Morticia wants is a forever home where she can be loved a and pet. At just about a year old, she has already been spayed, vaccinated and micro-chipped which can only mean one thing — she is ready to go home with you today!

Morticia is fostered in a home with small kids, other cats and dogs so she’s used to it all, literally making her the puuurfect addition to any family!

For more information about adopting Morticia, contact Fur Friends in need at furfriendsinneed.com

Comet

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Comet is a 5-year-old, gray-and-white, strikingly handsome fella who came into the shelter as a stray. He is super fun to hang out with since he loves humans and really likes other dogs. He knows the command sit, and he is always up for a treat and some lovin’. Comet would definitely make a cool best friend, so head down to the shelter and meet his guy today!

For more information on adopting Comet, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email 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 Cuddle You

Beautiful weather like this means only one thing: It’s time to get out and adopt a new dog to walk with, or a cat to sit by your open window! It’s hard to choose just one, but here are some really cuties that are ready to go home with you today!

Peaches

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Great news: The Town of Huntington Cat Shelter (operated by Little Shelter) reopens May 12, so join them 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility, adoptions, raffle prizes, drinks and more! They are located at 104 Deposit Rd. in East Northport. Here’s just a sneak peak of some of the adorable cats you can meet this weekend:

Peaches loves being carried like a king. He is always eager for someone to hold him. He’s very friendly and loves the sun.

He’s always seeking out attention and treats. Peaches would be great in a household where he could be the center of attention and is sure to keep his family entertained with his kitty antics. This sweet lovebug is just waiting for you to come and pick him up today!

Sebastian

Sebastian likes to lurk around like Batman, waiting for the perfect person to ask for treats and affection. When he finds that person, he waits until they are unsuspecting, and then he pounces on them, not letting them leave until he is properly brushed and pampered. Those that don’t comply get stared at until they give in.

For more information about adopting Peaches and Sebastian, call the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter at 631-651-9788.

Fiona

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Fiona is a super sweet and friendly 8-year-old Puggle mix that loves people, getting treats, playing with toys and going out to explore the wooded trails at Little Shelter. She is currently recovering from heartworm, so she must be the only dog in the house at this time. Fiona has a very happy-go-lucky attitude and is always eager to greet people she meets on her walks and get affection. She would do well in a house with older children.

David

Handsom David is a 4-year-old gray-and-white cat who is obsessed with belly rubs! He actually falls asleep when you rub his belly. He loves being cuddled and will paw at your leg or gently meow for you to pick him up and carry him around. He’s a mush with a big personality who wants to always be in the center of the action. He would do great in almost any household and would love to have a little human of his own to play with.
For more information about adopting Fiona and David, contact Little Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at 33 Warner Rd in Huntington or 631-368-8770.

Ward

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

There is something wonderful about Ward! This 2-1/2-year-old, extra-handsome boy came to the shelter as a stray in January 2017. There is just something about his face that everyone is in love with! Ward is also very sweet, and a blast to hang out with. Ward loves to play with toys and is affectionate with his person. Ward needs slow introductions to other dogs.

Jaxon

Everyone is swooning over Jaxon! This 10-years-young kitty came to the shelter as a stray. Jaxon is FIV positive, and is currently hanging out in the shelter’s FIV cattery with our other FIV kitties. Jaxon is a total sweetheart and purring machine. Staff and volunteers are obsessed with him and want to see him in a loving home.

For more information on adopting Ward and Jaxon, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Sabrina

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Applying for the position of perfect family dog, Sabrina would like to submit her resume. Only 3 years old, Sabrina came to Last Hope from a crowded Kentucky Shelter. She is a small mix of Chihuahua and perhaps Dachshund, which happens to make her amazingly adorable! Sabrina likes kids and other dogs and would fit into any family just perfectly.

For more information about adopting Sabrina, check out her webpage.

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

If you’re looking for someone to spice up your life, look no further than Peppermint (reference #R164899).  This older kitten has grown up in our Adoption Center and is ready to break free! She’s full of energy and needs a home with children 16+ in age.

Someone who knows how to harness kitten energy into appropriate playtime is ideal. She’ll reward you with some love and loyalty. Because she is unsure of her fur friends, a home where she can reign supreme would be ideal for this playful diva. If a beautiful friend who keeps you on your toes sounds like your idea of a soul mate, please come meet Peppermint!

Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Peppermint today!

Peach

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

Pretty as a peach, Peach (reference #180092) is a petite, domestic short haired gal who is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. Peach came to the shelter in mid-March as a very sick cat with a severe respiratory infection. She was treated by the shelter’s vet and nursed back to health.

Peach has a slight head tilt, possibly as a result of her illness, but that doesn’t stop her! Peach loves to be pet and will stay and sit with you for hours. This little girl has fought all the way back and it would be wonderful for her to get adopted and be in a home of her own as soon as possible.

If you think Peach would be a perfect addition to your home, contact the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 150 Miller Pl. in Syosset or 516-677-5784.

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

 

10 Cats, Dogs Ready To Join Your Family

The Honeymooners

With so many adorable cats and dogs available for adoption this week, how do you choose just one? Read all about some amazing animals who would love to go home with you today!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

The Honeymooners kittens are available now! Meet Alice, Ralph and Trixie, three funny little fuzzball kittens who are looking for their furever homes. Come into the Little Shelter and meet these comical kittens who are full of silly antics that will keep you laughing!

Ralph is the adventurous boy who loves getting into trouble and mews when in protest when he doesn’t get his way. Trixie loves getting belly rubs and stealing toys from Ralph which she hides under blankets. Little Alice is the quiet one of the group but likes to play wrestle with Ralph.

All three are snuggle bugs who love being held and purr up a storm when getting affection. Just like the classic TV show they were named after, The Honeymooner kittens are sure to change the lives of their new family bringing laughter into their new homes. 

This gorgeous face belongs to Jackie, the small Labrador Retriever mix of around 1-year-old pup who was rescued from Hurricane devastated areas in Puerto Rico. Jackie is a very playful pup who loves meeting other people and pets, seeing the world as a wonderful place to play. Jackie enjoys playing with toys and going on long adventures where she can explore everything.

She would love to have a family with older kids that she could play with and would be a great addition to most households. She is ready for obedience classes to learn how to always put her best paw forward. Come in and meet Jackie today!

For more information on adopting Alice, Ralph, Trixie and Snowball, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

Ghost

Ghost is a fluffy black beauty who is looking for someone special to call his own. He loves other cats, toys and treats but can be a little shy around new people. When he isn’t cuddling up to the other kittens, he’s usually trying to build up the courage to ask for love from the volunteers.

He can be timid at first, but once he comes out of his shell he’ll climb all over you like a monkey! He loves getting his chin scratched and being petted along his back.

Chris

Chris is a fun-loving cat who isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a 2-year-old cat who thinks he’s still a kitten. He adores being pampered with brushes and kisses. Of course, he also binges out on the snacks, so you shouldn’t leave the open treat bag around.

His playful behavior and kitten-like energy is perfect for young children and a busy family. He also gets along great with other pets.

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

Available for adoption at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Mocha

It’s amazing that Mocha, named for his smooth, coffee-colored coat, has not been adopted yet! This happy guy arrived at the shelter in September 2017 after his family moved and could not take him with them. As you can tell from the photo, Mocha is a ham who loves to pose for photos and enjoys a good tennis ball.

Although he is very playful, he will never pass up a cuddle session. His favorite thing is to chew a toy while relaxing in your lap. Even at 72 pounds, he still thinks he’s a lap dog.

After working with The Shelter Connection’s Progressive Pit Program, it seems that Mocha is social with other dogs but needs some work on his exuberance while playing with them. Due to his size and “puppy-ish” personality, the shelter believes Mocha would do best in a home with children 12+ and a meeting with everyone in the household is required.

If you think Mocha would be a perfect addition to your home, contact the Town of North Hempstead Animal at 516-944-8220 or visit at 75 Marino Ave. in Port Washington.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Lexi Mama

Lexi Mama is the beautiful, tan-and-white, 5-year-old girl that has been waiting for a forever home for way too long. Lexi Mama first came to the shelter in 2014 as a stray, was reclaimed by her owner, only to reappear in 2015. This time, her owner didn’t come back for her.

As much the volunteers and staff love Lexi Mama, they were not happy to see her again. Lexi Mama is playful with toys and displayed no issues with people near her food. She can be wary of new people, but quickly warms up and becomes quite loving.

Lexi Mama used to live with a male dog and appears slightly nervous when meeting new dogs. She may prefer to be a solo dog, or perhaps there is a low-key dog out there that wants to be her sibling. This poor girl has been dealt a bad hand in life for sure, please help this lovely lady find her real forever home today!

Furball

Furball could quite possibly have the sweetest face you’ve ever seen! This long haired, 8-year-old girl is truly too cute for words. This sweet gal came to the shelter after being abandoned in a home with her two siblings.

Furball has FIV (which doesn’t stop her for a second) and could put a smile on anyone’s face. Furball is very sweet, loves attention and affection, and and will make the best feline companion ever!

For more information on adopting Lexi Mama and Furball, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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

Pom Pom

Pom Pom arrived as an overwhelmed kitten and has lived most of his life tucked away in a quiet space as he gets all the love and attention he needs to prepare for his life in a home. This almost 3-year-old recently moved into a cage-free space where he is fully enjoys his perch, gazing out windows, and playing with his toys all day long. He loves having visitors and will jump immediately into their laps to make sure they know he wants to be friends.

He can be awkward at times, so a quiet home with no children and someone with cat experience would be his ideal human. You’ll enjoy receiving lots of attention from him, including high fives! Pom Pom is a delightful character and staff and volunteers look forward to him completing his adoption story by going to his very first home, hopefully with you!

Contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Pom Pom today!

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

7 Cats, Dogs That Want to Cuddle Up With You

If this lineup of adorable cats and dogs available for adoption this week isn’t enough, there’s also an upcoming adoption event and a sale that benefits homeless animals coming soon. 

Albie

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Albie is a super sweet 9-year -old Pit mix who is looking for a family to love. This big boy is a mush for affection and loves to greet people. He also is a food hound who is always seeking out treats from staff and volunteers!

When Albie was first rescued, he was too weak to stand up and now after months of recuperating this boy is on the go. When not snuggled up in warm blankets taking naps, Albie enjoys going on walks and meeting new friends. 

Dingo

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. Midnight is a sweet 6-month-old long-hair kitten. She is active and loves playing with catnip mice. She is a stunning girl with a sweet personality who loves getting affection and being held. Midnight would do great as a spoiled solo cat or in a multi cat household where she would have someone to play with. Sebastian is a gentle giant who prefers to curl up in your lap rather than be in the center of the action. He is a large kitty who is great at snuggling and would be the perfect companion to watch movies with. Sebastian would do best in a calm household.

For more information on adopting Albie, Dingo, Midnight and Sebastian, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington. Available for Adoption with Last Hope Animal Rescue:

In the market for an awesome Beagle? What about Bob? He is an amazing laid-back Beagle who arrived at Last Hope from an over-crowded Kentucky shelter.

At about 8 years old, Bob is outgoing and friendly with other dogs, but not all that interested in playing with them. Bob would thrive in a home with calm kids and other calm dogs like him.

For more information about adopting Bob, contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or call 631-425-1884.

Harmony

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

Who doesn’t need a little Harmony in their life? Harmony (reference #180106) is an 8-year-old gal who was surrendered to the shelter because her owner was moving. She is a petite girl that weighs 6 pounds.

Harmony is very mellow and loves to be held. She is missing the surroundings that made her feel loved and comfortable. It is so hard for these cats to be uprooted and then left behind to get used to a shelter environment as opposed to a safe and comfortable home. Harmony would be a great companion and a happy addition to any home. 

For more information about adopting Harmony, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Mack

Available for adoption at Fur Friends in Need:

Mack is the full package! At 1 ½ years old, this tiny 10 pounds of cuteness makes the perfect dog since he not only loves to cuddle with humans, but he also loves to play with other dogs, cats and kids! 

For more information about adopting Mack, contact Fur Friends in Need at furfriendsinneed.com

Adoption Events:

North Shore Animal League America’s 2018 Tour For Life™, the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption tour, stops at NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, at 1255 Hempstead Tpke. in Uniondale 12 to 6 p.m. April 20.

 

And mark your calendar for the next Last Hope Animal Rescue Flea Market and Jewelry Sale scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St. in Westbury. Customers are mostly interested in knick-knacks, jewelry and household items.

Please also consider donating items for the sale. Donations will be accepted 2:30 to 7 p.m. April 27 at the church. For information or to donate jewelry or other items, contact: JoAnna Scheps at joannascheps@aol.com

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