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

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

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

Frankie

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

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

Shayna

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

Chloe and Dewey

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

Snickerdoodle

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

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

Violet

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

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

Duster

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

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

kittens

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

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

Starr

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

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

Murphy

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

Thomas

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

Manchas

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

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

Misty

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

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

Henry

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

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

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

Frederick

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

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

Lucas

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

Kimba

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

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

 

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

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

Yeada

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

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

Laura

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

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

Spooky

Available for adoption at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter:

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

Nadia

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

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

Patricia

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

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

Levi

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

Mia

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

Polly

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

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

Jitterbug

Available for adoption at NYC Second Chance Rescue:

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

Tori and Blacky

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

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

Valley

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

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

Bootsy

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

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

Retro

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

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

6 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Family Complete

Everyone’s talking about how cold it is outside, and one sure-fire way to stay warm during these cold winter months it to snuggle up with a furry friend. Read all about adopting some of Long Island’s cuddliest companions right here!

Maximus. Photo by Ellen Dunn.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Maximus (reference #IR913) is a two-year-old Shepherd mix who was recently rescued from the Cayman Islands. He’s a staff favorite and a stand-out with his exotic looks.   Maximus needs to be in a home with lots of space to run around and with owners who have previous experience with a large, energetic, young dog. If you’re interested in meeting Mr. Maximus, please email Rosie at rosemariet@animalleague.org

rocky. Photo by Ellen Dunn

Rocky (reference #V36016) is a two-year-old Hound mix rescued from Virginia. He’s everything you love about a hound: boisterous, goofy, playful, with a hearty bark and howl. He’d do best in a home with a yard to play in and with a family that has older children and experience handling large breeds. If you’d like to learn more about Rocky, email Rosie at rosemariet@animalleague.org

Shadow

Feast your eyes on this sleek senior named Shadow. He (reference #MA2024) is an 11-year-old long-haired beauty living in North Shore Animal League America’s Adoption Center while he awaits a fresh start in a new home, ideally a family with older children. He’s shy at first but warms up quickly. 

He loves to play with catnip toys and turbo scratchers…but only when he’s not begging you for treats. Shadow is being treated for hyperthyroidism with medication; this condition is covered through NSALA’s accredited Medical Center for the rest of his life.  To adopt Shadow, email DoritS@animalleague.org today!

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

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

Mo

Mo is as cute and petite as they come. At 4-years-old, you would swear she’s just a little kitten. Mo came to Pets4Luv from a family that was fostering her for another rescue, but the family could no longer care for her. Mo is a sweet girl who loves to play, and just wants to be loved. She’s confused about losing what she thought was her “family,” so she’s definitely ready to plant her cute little butt in a forever home!

Marshall

Hit by a car and left to die, good Samaritans found Marshall and brought him to a town shelter. His injuries were quite severe (dislocated hip, fractured pelvis and nerve damage), so the shelter suggested Marshall be put down. Thankfully, the couple who found Marshall contacted Pets4Luv who took him and got him the medical he needed!

Amazingly, just four weeks after being hit, Marshall was loving life! Fast forward another four weeks and he’s joined the general population in the rescue’s kitten room. He’s a sweet, super loving boy who is incredibly gentle. And not to mention unique; Marshall is double polydactyl which means he has 6 toes on his front paws instead of the normal five. Now that’s one special kitty!

Davey

Davey is a total snuggle bug, and all he really wants is a forever home. Interestingly enough, he absolutely insists on walks around the rescue on his leash. He is known as the “self-appointed Mayor” of Pets4Luv Rescue and needs to make his rounds daily to inspect everything.

“We love Davey,” a Pets4Luv volunteer said. “Especially my daughter, because he’s the only cat that ever came up to her lap and gave her a kiss. Hope he finds a home soon!”

For more information about adopting Mo, Marshall or Davey, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or (516)-832-8200

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

 

9 Cats, Dogs That Want To Warm You Up This Winter

If you’re looking to adopt a new cat, kitten, puppy or dog, then you’re in luck! It’s hard to choose just one, but these adorable adoptables would love to go home with you today!

Jack

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

Four-year old Jack is quite the handsome fella. He is a sweet and precious boy, that is impossible not to adore. Charming and that perfect medium-size, Jack has so many wonderful attributes.

Jack came to Bideawee positive for heartworm but is being treated. Bideawee will pay for his continued treatment with his adoptive family as long as it is done at its Animal Hospital in Westhampton. All he needs is a loving, mature, quiet family that will give him the time he needs to get comfortable at home and heal up. In return, you will have found a loyal friend for life.

If it sounds like Jack is the perfect match for you, check out his adoption page!

Kameo

Meet Kameo! He is a sweet and happy-go-lucky boy who loves to meet new people and make friends. He’s a true social butterfly.

You can always count on him to run right up to anyone and offer a paw of friendship. Spirited, sweet and fairly small at 18 pounds, he is the ideal pooch for anyone seeking a petite pal in their lives. Not to mention, he’s very adorable.

Donning a blonde coat and perky ears, Kameo is simply irresistible. He’d do well with any family who enjoys an active, social lifestyle. For more information, check out his adoption page.

Cookie

Cookie is a bashful and tender-hearted 10-month-old kitten who is seeking a loving, patient home to call her own. If you offer her gentleness and love, she will offer you a sweet spirit in turn. Not to mention, she is uniquely gorgeous. Donning a majestic tortoiseshell coat and hazel eyes, she is simply stunning to behold. If you’re interested in this sweet girl, check out her adoption page!

Flannel

Donning a fantastic ebony coat, fur of satin, and piercing eyes, it goes without say that Mr. Flannel is one handsome kitty! Tenderhearted, bashful, and soulful, Flannel is much like a book that is longing to be read, and just wants someone to invest the time to look into him. If you give him the dedication he craves, we promise you’ll find majestic adventure, lifelong love and faithful friendship for all his days. Check out Flannel’s adoption page for more info!

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

Peppa

Available for adoption at NYC Second Chance Rescue:

At just 2 years old, Peppa is a sweet a gorgeous gal who is truly ready to find a forever home she can call her own. Peppa is non-reactive to dogs but prefers to be only dog at home. Added bonus: Peppa is house trained, crate trained and loves all kids and people she meets. 

She’s tiny, under 50lbs and loves hikes and car rides.  Peppa would truly make the perfect companion, so if you’re interested in scooping this gal up, call Lisa  at 1-914-469-6605 or apply at nycsecondchancerescue.org

Marley

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Marley is a young beautiful domestic long hair cat who is extremely sweet and loves to be pet. Marley is definitely a lap cat and gets along well with other kitties, making her the puuurfect addition to any home! If you can make Marley your new BFF, please contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at www.almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Dixie

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Sweet as sugar Dixie (adoption #NC10777) recently arrived North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington from their sister shelter in Update NY.  Their esteemed team of dedicated vets treated her minor health issues and now she’s ready to rock and roll and start her future with you! 

This 15-month-old young kitty needs a quiet home where she’s the only pet and receives plenty of attention and love. Please consider making Dixie part of your family. For more information on Dixie, please reach out to DoritS@animalleague.org

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill (Adoption #s BF2499/BF2500) were brought to North Shore Animal League America by local rescuers. This bonded pair of domestic short hairs are just 9 months old and need to be adopted together. Their ideal family is one with children 10+ in age who will nurture them and help them learn confidence. 

Both felines are very treat-motivated. Both enjoy running freely and meeting new feline friends. Feather toys are their favorites!  

Jill is more adventurous than Jack; Jill’s found courage as she gets to know her human friends while Jack watches and learns.  If you would like to adopt Jack and Jill, please contact DoritS@animalleague.org

SPECIAL REQUEST from the Nassau County SPCA

If you love animals but can’t adopt right now, please think about helping Casey. It wasn’t too long ago that Casey could barely move her hind legs. With help from her loving foster mom, physical therapy and the support of donors like you, Casey is making great strides. Everyone involved in Casey’s care is amazed at just how much this girl wants to walk again. The wonderful staff at Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care already donates 1 session per week of physical therapy, but the NCSPCA needs your help in getting Casey 2 extra sessions a week. Each session cost $71.25. These extra sessions will bring Casey closer to her goal. Please use the link below to donate towards Casey’s physical therapy however you can. Thank you! nassaucountyspca.org

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

 

11 Cats, Dogs That Want To Start The New Year With You

If your New Years resolutions include making new friends and/or helping those in need, read about some of Long Island’s adorable cats and dogs who want to make 2019 the year they find their forever home!

Derek

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

If you’re wondering who the dog with the smile is, that’s Derek! This awesome 2-year-old hound mix arrived at the shelter in December 2018 as a stray. He was found in someone’s yard when they went to take their own dog outside in the morning.

Derek is a truly awesome dog who is going to make someone very happy. This cutie is dog friendly and people friendly and is a blast to be with. If you are interested in adopting Derek, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, or email adoption@tohmail.org

Fiona

Available for adoption at Little Shelter:

Fiona wants to have a permanent slumber party with you! Fiona is a lab mix who was originally rescued from Puerto Rico. She loves getting affection and being a lap dog, she also really enjoys the company of other dogs and would be a great addition to a home seeking a second dog. 

Meet Fran Swan. This beautiful young lady came to Little Shelter in 2011. She is a sweet and playful girl who loves affection and playing with a kitty dancer. She is very personable and likes to follow her favorite staff members around. She would do well as an only cat or a multi cat household where she could have some playmates.

For more information about adopting Fiona and Fran Swan, contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center today ay 631-368-8770, littleshelter.com or visit 33 Warner Rd, Huntington.

Maxwell

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

Maxwell is the handsome 9-year-old cat who is quite the ambassador around the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. Maxwell loves to greet all visitors who come into the shelter. He will get onto a shelf to be eye level with you so he can give you a proper “hello.”

He’s super affectionate and genuinely just wants to be near people. His favorite thing is to be held and carried around like a little kid, which is rather adorable! During the day when he’s not greeting visitors, Max follows staff around to make sure everything is running smoothly.

His first priority (besides hugs) is making sure the food and treats are tasty enough to be given out. He has to sample each type of treat before it’s passed out to everyone. It’s a tough job, but Maxwell is always up for the challenge.

Maxwell truly needs to be in a home where he can get spoiled with treats, toys and love. He needs a human buddy to snuggle up with and who would be happy to carry him around the house. If this adventurous boy sounds like the right kitty for you, contact the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter at 104 Deposit Rd., East Northport, 631-651-9788.

Juniper

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Juniper is a beautiful 2-year-old gal who loves to be pet and gets along great with other cats. Juniper is very friendly and sweet and would really make a wonderful addition to any family, so if you can open your home to Juniper, contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665.

Mango

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Mango is a sweet and handsome 6-year-old fella who recently lost that home when his beloved human passed away. The team at North Shore Animal League America has been nurturing him through his grief, and he is temporarily settled in as an office foster, sunning himself by the window as he awaits a new beginning. 

He’s a staff favorite – smart and sweet, and he’s guaranteed to delight you with his love for treats and ability to solve puzzles! If you’re looking for the purrrfect companion, Mango is your man. Please contact Sonias@animalleague.org for more information about adopting Mango today!

Patches and Smokey

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

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

Patches (top) and Smokey (bottom) are a bonded pair of kittens that were living in the backyard of a Long Island home. They learned early on to depend on each other for warmth, courage and love. As time goes on, they are becoming more self-assured and will make wonderful additions to your family.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo (back) & Juliet (front) are sweet 7-month-old twins who also happen to be gorgeous, playful, single and ready to mingle! Juliet is outgoing and brave, while her bro, Romeo, is shy and relies on Juliet to feel safe. They love to play swat the mouse together.

Sweet Pea truly lives up to her name! This 1.5-year-old gal is described as the complete package. She’s beautiful, loving, playful, cuddly, and oh-so-soft! Come in today and meet her!

For more information about adoption Patches and Smokey, Romeo and Juliet and Sweet Pea, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200

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

Pets4Luv Animal Rescue Seeks New Home

Long Island’ s many hard-working animal rescue organizations often work miracles with little public assistance, but the local rescue Pets4Luv especially needs help and needs it quickly.

When David Bernacchi founded Pets4Luv Foundation in 2008, his primary focus was to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many injured, ill, disabled, and special needs animals as possible. Pets4Luv became a no-kill animal rescue organization located at the Mall at the Source in Westbury servicing hundreds of Long Island’s homeless animals. But now the foundation needs to find a new home.

“Our goal was to place animal rescues in malls to educate people about options other than shopping at pet stores to find their next dog or cat,” says Mr. Bernacchi.  “Unbeknown to most buyers, pet stores commonly sell poorly bred, improperly cared-for unhealthy and neglected animals. The high visibility of being in a mall environment gives us the opportunity to provide information about rescued animals to people who normally would not visit an animal rescue or shelter.”

With more than 500 successful adoptions to date at the mall, all was going well until September, when Pets4Luv was notified that its space will no longer be available come January. Due to a recent acquisition by Lesso Home, a Chinese home furnishings, décor and design company, the mall will be renovated without Pets4Luv.

“After 16 months of promises and reassurances that Pets4Luv would remain in the mall after renovations, the deal fell flat without any explanation,” Bernacchi says.

As a result of the displacement, Pets4Luv will no longer be able continue its rescue efforts, and must find immediate alternative homes for their remaining 80 cats and two dogs.

Pets4Luv also offers several community programs including a reading program designed for young children, volunteer programs for the special needs community, community service programs, and even assistance programs for responsible pet owners who can’t afford medical care or food for their animals.

The nonprofit receives no government funding; it relies 100 percent on donations. It is asking for donations to help cover the expenses of finding forever homes for their remaining cats and dogs and to help them secure a new and permanent home for the foundation.  For more information, visit gofundme.com/pet-shelter-is-being-evictedsos.

View Pets4Luv animals available for adoption on Petfinder.com and Adopt-a-pet.com, and for additional information at Pets4Luv’s goals and mission, please contact the organization at 516-860-7057 or info@pets4luv.org​.

14 Cats, Dogs That Will Make Your Holidays Complete

One thing we know about homeless animals is that if they could write a letter to Santa, the one and only thing on their list would be a forever home. Can you grant a wish for a one of these very special cats and dogs this holiday season?

Oreo

Available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue:

Oreo is a very sweet little kitten. She is a bit shy in the cattery but loves humans. She warms up quickly and enjoys being pet. Oreo would be a great addition to any family, and it’s easy to bring her home; simply contact Almost Home Animal Rescue at almosthomeli.org or call 631-627-3665 today!

Neida

Available for adoption at Bideawee:

It isn’t every day that you meet a lady as unique and gorgeous as Neida. This 7-year-old stunner is a beautiful pooch who has been looking for her forever home for over three years. Neida is full of personality and affection.

Her dream home would be the one that can give her all of the time and patience that she deserves, so she can settle in, and bond with her family gently and quietly. She longs for a family that she can trust, and who will make her feel safe. In return, Neida promises a lifetime of life, friendship, and faithfulness.

Thanks to a generous Bideawee volunteer and donor, Neida’s fee has been covered. All she needs now is a home to call her own, and a soft place to rest her head. She would be best as your only four-legged friend in the home as well. bideawee.org

Hoist

Meet Hoist! He’s a jubilant and joyful pooch who loves to explore and play. Always on the scent for any quest or expedition, Hoist can be counted upon for any adventure you have in mind.

Not to mention, he is ever so charming to behold. Donning a gorgeous tricolor coat, long ears, and soulful puppy dog eyes, he is too adorable for words. Weighing in at just 35 pounds, he’s also the idyllic medium-sized pup for anyone seeking a new family member that is neither too large nor too small.

All he needs is a doting home that shares in his active lifestyle. bideawee.org

Georgi Girl

This stunning 5-year-old silver-coated lady is named Georgi Girl! She is a beautiful Domestic Shorthair, who is just waiting for the right person to give her heart away to. Georgi Girl has been looking for her forever home since 2015. Once she sees that you are the one for her, she will be smitten and devoted to her one and only. bideawee.org

Pearl

Meet Pearl, a magnificent 5-year-old lady, who is just as precious as her name would suggest. She’s a fantastic Domestic Shorthair kitty with a coat of creams, silvers and whites. Pearl is a true lady, though, and must know that anyone trying to steal her heart is the one for her. She demands to be wooed and celebrated, and is awaiting for someone to win her paw! bideawee.org

For more information about adopting Neida, Hoist, Georgi Girl and Pearl, please contact Bideawee adoption center located at 118 Old Country Rd., Westhampton, or call 631-684-0079.

Kobe

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

This is Kobe. This 7-1/2-year-old baby boy came to the shelter as a stray in 2015. He was returned to his owner two times, but this is now his third stay with us and his owner never came back for him. Staff and volunteers are so heartbroken for him, but they know there is a better life out there for him.

Kobe is very sweet, loves to play with toys and knows a ton of commands including giving both paws! The best part of this angel is that he seems to like other dogs. Kobe also loves car rides and is friendly with everyone he meets. Kobe is so deserving of a forever family, so let’s make it happen.

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

Yafa

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America:

Yafa (BF2423) was found locally by good Samaritans, and now this darling 6-year-old gal is learning to live among humans in a quiet, cage-free setting. Yafa is seeking a peaceful home with cat-experienced adults to help her continue to heal. If there are children in the home, it’s best that they’re twelve or older. Yafa is FIV+ so a home with other FIV+ cats would be optimal.

Della

Staff refers to Della (NCI0784) as their “house panther” who is happiest as a lap cat. At almost a year old, Della has already survived trauma but thanks to the heroes at North Shore’s Medical Center who repaired an injured paw, Della is fully recovered and has no physical limitations. Della enjoys the company of other felines and loves to snuggle with a trusted human friend. You can be that friend!

Clark Kent

Currently an office foster, Clark Kent (E3318) is a staff favorite and their in-house Superman. This 11-year-old senior Chihuahua is a snugglebug who wants to be as close to you as possible. He’s got energy that belies his age and loves to be among people. He does have a few health issues (a heart murmur and allergies that cause skin irritations) but all manageable for the lucky adopter who chooses to give Clark Kent a happy, loving home.

For more info about adopting Yafa, Della and Clark Kent, please email MikeS@animalleague.org.

Honey Bun

Available for adoption through Pets4Luv:

Honey Bun came to this rescue with her four 3-day-old babies. She was only 10 months old at the time, she is now 1 1/2 years old. She’s shy, but super sweet and is learning to trust more and more each day. She loves to play and is often found with her belly in the air (this is a big gesture in cat language that shows they are comfortable with humans and their surroundings). There is no denying she’s a beauty, so why not adopt her today?

Sophie and Slinky

Sophie & Slinky are 2-year-old bonded siblings that are just too adorable. Sophie with her heart nose and Slinky with his bad haircut! Sophie is more confident than Slinky, but they are both super sweet, loving and silly kitties who would make great additions to your family.

Betty

Betty is just about 5 years old, and is as pretty as a Boxer/Pit Bull Terrier comes. She’s a sweet and friendly girl with High Energy. She loves to cuddle up on the sofa! It takes her a while to warm up to certain men but she gets along well with women.

For more information about adoption Honey Bun, Sophie, Slinky and Betty, contact Pets4Luv Foundation @pets4luv.org or 516-832-8200.

Autumn

Available for adoption from The No Kill Project:

Autumn is a sweet but timid 7-month-old kitten who is a double polydactyl. She is litter trained and gets along well with other cats. She is good with children and loves playing with her cat toys or laying in the sun. She is not a lap cat and will need time to acclimate, however she is capable of being a good companion if she finds the right loving patient person to work with her.

If you’re interested in adopting Autumn, please email info@thenokillproject.org.”

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

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