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8 Cats and Dogs To Bring Home This Spring

Everyone knows that March comes in like a cat and out like a kitten, right? Why not head down to an animal shelter this weekend and adopt one of each? And while you’re at it, check out these cute pooches available for adoption too!

Amber and Bianca

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

Looking for a pair of feline friends to brighten your day? Look no further than Bianca and Amber! These bonded buddies have been through so much together, waiting for their purrfect home is nothing! You can find them frolicking in the Cat Habitat with friends, taking the shyer cats under their wings.

Bianca is the welcoming committee, greeting all new friends—human and feline—to her wonderful world. Amber is a quiet observer until treats and toys come into play. Then watch out: she’ll leap straight into your heart!

As much as they enjoy making friends, these loyal besties always come back to each other. At just 1-year-old, they have never known a home as wonderful as the Habitat, and they have no idea that being home will exceed their wildest dreams. Their ideal setting is one with children 10+ in age who can help them settle in.

For more information about adopting Bianca and Amber, email Sonias@animalleague.org.

Money

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Everybody wants more money, so head down to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and get yourself some! Money first came into the shelter as an owner surrender in December 2014. His owner decided they wanted him back, but then he came in again as a stray in February 2018.

This time though, his owner didn’t come back for him. Staff and volunteers are so sad to see him back again, but now it’s his turn to find his true forever home! Money is extra cute (as you can see by his picture) and has a personality to match.

He is friendly with people and playful with other dogs. He loves to play with toys and knows the command “sit” – there’s no doubt he can learn more.

If you are interested in giving Money the home he deserves, call 516-785-5220, email adoption@tohmail.org or visit 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

Snowy

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

If you make Snowy your new best friend, you can have a winter wonderland all year round! Snowy is an adorable Poodle mix of around 10-years-old who arrived at Little Shelter from a large, overcrowded city shelter. Snowy is looking for someone who likes to relax and just have fun

For more information on adopting Snowy, call 631-368-8770 or visit 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

Cole

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

Cole (reference #170647) was surrendered to the shelter with his litter mate, Bear, when their owner who, found them as babies, was unable to find homes for them on her own. Cole is a black, 8-month-old domestic short haired male that is ready like spaghetti for adoption. Cole has been neutered, up to date on all his vaccines and is microchipped.

Bear (reference #170646) is also an 8-month-old domestic short hair who is neutered, up to date on all his vaccines, microchipped, single and ready to mingle!

What both of these boys need is a chance to finally be adopted into a family that will love and care for them forever. For more information about adopting Cole and Bear, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.

Marshmallow

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

Marshmallow is a 10-year-old Bichon Frise/Lhasa Apso mix that came to the shelter after his owner passed away. He is a funny little guy that likes to dance for treats! Marshmallow gets along with other dogs but does have the tendency to guard toys and treats from them.

For this reason, he is best recommended for a home without children. Marshmallow on most days feels cuddly and wants to be near you, but some days he wakes up on the “wrong side of the bed” and wants to just hang out by himself. Whoever adopts him must understand this about him, but there’s no doubt he would make a great companion to someone in a quiet household.

Call 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Marshmallow!Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

How about adopting a kitty with his own fan club! Bobbo arrived at Last Hope two days before Christmas with several litters from a hoarding situation. Bobbo was 6-weeks-old and undernourished when he arrived. Bobbo is still a tiny guy at 4-months-old now, but what he lacks in size, he more than makes up what in purrrsonality.

Bobbo is a sweet and loveable cat who has become a volunteer favorite. Check out his webpage, lasthopeanimalrescue.org, to learn more about adopting him today

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

6 Dogs, Cats That Want to Play in The Snow With You

If you the outdoorsy type who loves all of this snow, how about adopting a dog to play outside with you this weekend?

If you are sick of the cold and prefer to stay indoors, adopting a cat to snuggle up with could be just what you need. Check out these adorable animals available for adoption today!

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

Hamlet

Hamlet (reference # H209175) is a treasure of a kitty that was locally rescued and brought to North Shore needing lots of tender loving care. This tiny boy has spent most of his life outside, and now deserves to live in the lap of luxury. He has the vitality of a kitten when he sees a feather toy dangling nearby.

He’s still very shy with strangers, but when he calls you his friend, you are treated to hearty purrs and head bumps. Hamlet is FIV+ but living with other FIV+ cats would be a dream come true for him. Seeing his friends play makes him his chirpiest self. His ideal home is one with cat-experienced adults and children 10 in age and up who will smooth his worried brow and show him that being home is the best place to be.

For more information about adopting Hamlet, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Tank

Six-and-a-half-year-old Tank is too sweet to not have a home of his own. This adorable, goofy boy came to the shelter as a stray and is definitely ready to find a permanent forever home with a family who will love and cherish him. Tank is social with other dogs but would need slow and proper intros. Simply put, Tank is a great boy looking for a great home.

If you are interested in giving Tank the home he deserves, call the shelter at 516-785-5220, come in to see him at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Nemo

If you’re literally searching for the purrfect cat, head down to Last Hope and find Nemo! Nemo is an extremely handsome 4-year-old fella who was rescued from a Holbrook hoarder house, where an elderly lady could no longer take care of her 16 cats. All the cats were taken by Islip Shelter and Last Hope took four of the group, including Nemo.

At first, Nemo seemed traumatized by all the sudden changes — leaving the only home he ever knew, being at a town shelter and then coming to Last Hope. The poor guy even hid under his blankets and under his bed. But thanks to the love and care he’s received from staff and volunteers, Nemo is now out and about greeting everyone that comes by his cage.

For more information about adopting Nemo, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at 631-425-1884, emailing them at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or better yet, pop in for a visit at 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Benji

Can you resist Benji’s adorable fuzzy face? Benji is an easy-going and adorable 14-year-old Cockapoo who came to Little Shelter from a local town shelter. He can be a little timid at first but that doesn’t last long. Benji is looking for someone who wants to celebrate his “Golden Years” with him. He dreams of his days filled with people who love him, taking leisurely walks, and curling up on the couch for a few nice long naps. If you’re looking for an adorable, laid-back companion, come meet Benji today!

Valerie

Who is the beautiful cat with golden rimmed yellow eyes? That’s Valerie! She is a loving and gentle kitty who can always be seen holding her tail high.

She enjoys getting affection and will jump on the counter, just to be eye level with you. She loves to play tag where she will come and rub against your legs and right before you pet her, dart off just out of reach, only to return again (this is Valerie’s way of playing hard to get for your affection). She loves to be in the middle of the action with the other cats in the cattery and never misses and opportunity for treats.

Petunia

Some people might notice Petunia right away, not only because of her very distinct face but because her name is Petunia, and she loves getting attention. Most of the cattery staff notices Petunia because if someone goes to pet her she puts her ears down because she’s really excited! She would love to have a home to call her own and a human to be her best friend.

For more information on adopting Benji, Valeria and Petunia, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

6 Cats and Dogs That Want To Be Your BFF

If you’re in the market for a new best friend this week, you are in luck! There’s no shortage of sweet cats and dogs available for adoption on Long Island.

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

Anastasia

Anastasia (reference #H207660) was rescued as a young kitten with significant neurological damage caused by an accident. She immediately received the best medical attention available at North Shore Animal League America’s fully accredited medical center, where she has been thriving. She’s their best kept secret, tucked away in a quiet space, but they want the world to know this very loving 2-year-old kitty is worth noticing.

Anastasia is loving and beloved by all who care for her. She loves to greet her humans with chirpy hellos and hardy head butts. In this season of renewal and fresh starts, staff and volunteers are hoping someone with a heart for rescue will discover what they know to be true: Anastasia deserves her new beginning in her very own home.

For more information on how to adopt Anastasia, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Missy

Missy was one of 10 dogs to arrive at Last Hope Animal Rescue from an unhealthy and dangerous living condition. But thanks to the love and care she is now receiving, in just one month she is showing astounding improvement. Missy has been a very sweet girl at the shelter with not much of an interest in toys, she prefers the love and attention she gets from humans, in part because it is believed that her prior “home” had many other dogs and Missy had to compete for food sources.

Missy is approximately 7 years old and happens to be the perfect pint size—she could even be classified as a lap dog, although maybe a dog for a bigger lap. Missy was adopted, but due to her family moving out of state, she came back to Last Hope a few months later. Come on down and meet Missy, she deserves a lifetime journey with a fairy-tale ending!

For more information about adopting Missy, call Last Hope Anima Rescue at 631-425-1884 or visit at 3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh.

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington: Juliet is a beautiful brindle colored 3-year-old Chihuahua mix. She is a sweet girl who loves getting affection and giving kisses. She gets a long great with other dogs (especially other small dogs) and is eager to play and make friends.

At a recent puppy play date with five other dogs, Juliet just kept running from puppy to puppy and person to person looking for all the attention and play she could get. When she gets really excited she shakes her whole body instead of just her tail. Juliet is a great little dog who is sure to bring lots of fun and laughter to her new family.

Cali-O

Cali-O is known throughout Little Shelter for her love of canine companions and for her, the bigger the better. If she hears a dog enter the cattery, she comes running full speed to meet them and nuzzle against their legs. While her back story is unknown, it is safe to assume she lived in a home with dogs prior to coming to Little Shelter.

She’s a great cat who loves to play with toys and snuggle up in cozy beds. She would love to go home to a family that has a dog who could be her new BFF.

Bubbles

Do you like “My Little Pony”? Ever wish cats could have “cutie marks”? Meet Bubbles, the black cat given her name from the white bubble “cutie mark” on her left side.

She is a very friendly cat who loves to play and will try to grab your hand in between her two paws. When she starts getting excited while playing, she will give you love bites on your hand. It’s cute when she does this, because she has no teeth!

Bubbles loves ear rubs and will purr loudly when given affection. Even her purr sounds like she’s trying to blow bubbles! She will sit in your lap and just let you pet her for hours, all the while purring as loudly as she can. This little girl is ready to show anyone who is willing to give her the chance that “Friendship Is Magic”!

For more information on adopting Juliet, Cali-O or Bubbles, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd., Huntington.

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

Precious

Appropriately named, Precious (reference #180084) is a stunningly gorgeous 8-month-old, domestic medium haired Calico that is ready to go home with you today! She was adopted at the Town of Oyster Bay Shelter when she was a kitten and unfortunate circumstances landed her back again. She is even more beautiful that she was as a kitten!

Precious is now looking for the person who will see the love and longing in Precious’ eyes as she tries to complete her journey to her new forever home. Precious is up to date on all her vaccines, is spayed and is microchipped.

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

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

10 Cat and Dogs That Will Melt Your Heart

If the gloomy weather has you down, why not head out to your local animal shelter and adopt a new best friend? Not only will you have a furry new buddy to snuggle with, but you’ll be saving the life of a homeless animal in need!

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

Bailey

Bailey is a 10-month-old hound/shepherd mix that is “paw-sitively” perfect. He came to the shelter when his family had to move and could not take him with them. Staff and volunteers can’t believe this sweetie has not been scooped up yet.

Bailey’s favorite thing is to give kisses, he loves children and other dogs, and it’s likely he would be great living with cats as well. He is learning his commands and is ready to find his forever family. He would do great in just about any type of home, so head down and meet Bailey today!

Contact the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter for more information on adopting Bailey at 516-944-8220 or stop in for a visit at 75 Marino Ave. in Port Washington.

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

Sunshine & Cubby

Looking for a pair of devoted sisters? Look no further than Sunshine and Chubby! These girls were born to the same mother from separate litters are BFF’s forever.

The slightly younger Sunshine is more confident, playful, and affectionate. Give her a little ear rub and the purring begins. She loves to play with friends, especially the human ones.

Chubby watches over Sunshine and either joins her in playtime or cuddles up to her favorite human for some tender pets and rubs. These 3-year-old gals would love a quiet home with children 16 in age and up. Cat-experienced adults who can continue to nurture them into more confidence. If calico love is something you’ve dreamed up, North Shore Animal League America has it times 2!

For more information on how to adopt Sunshine and Chubby, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Looking for a super-sweet gal who happens to love belly rubs and leash walks? Then Penny is your gal! Penny is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is looking for her forever home.

She is adorable when she runs up to new people looking for affection and kisses. Penny gets so excited when she sees a leash that her whole body starts wiggling from wagging her tail. Does it get any cuter than that?

ZB

Here’s a cool gal for you to meet. ZB (yep, two letters not short for anything) is a spunky 3-year-old black and white gal who enjoys spending her time strolling the hallways of the cattery meeting new friends, playing with all the toys and waiting to be adopted just like all of her feline friends. So, come down to meet her but only if you are ready to fall in love with her gorgeous green eyes and heartwarming personality!

Milo

This adorable mug belongs to Milo, a Pug mix of around 2 years old who has also traveled across the country through the Little Shelter’s “Passage to Freedom” program. Milo is a bit of a free spirit. He’s a confident and clever boy who likes to make his own decisions but is happy to listen to humans as well.

All Milo wants is a loving family of his own. Someone who will be his partner in this new adventure called life.

For more information on adopting Penny, ZB or Milo, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or come in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

Leche

Leche (reference #180067) is quite the handsome 6-month old, male Bull Terrier that was found as a stray in Massapequa. This adorable 40-pound, short and stocky pup is very playful, especially during a game of fetch. Leche is super friendly and even a little silly sometimes. He is ready to find a new owner that will show him what is means to be loved. If you have a dog at home, the shelter does require a meet and greet. Leche is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and now is microchipped. We hope this young pup can find a home where he can grow up and be part of something special.

Fluffy

Fluffy (reference #180073) is gorgeous 4-year old Maine Coon mix that was surrendered to the shelter because her owner was moving and could not take her. Fluffy was also surrendered with her 7-year old momma and a 5-year old sister. Beautiful is only one word to describe her. She is a little shy but warms up very quickly. Fluffy would love for you to come to the shelter and meet her with the hopes of starting the next chapter in her life.

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

Available for adoption at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Check out Romeo! Not only is he adorable with his amazing pooch smile, but he’s also the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelters dog of the month, so his adoption fees are waived!

At just 2 ½ years old, this baby face is already house broken, used to living in an active home, knows the commands “sit”, “stay”, and “come” and is used to sleeping in bed with his owners. Sadly, Romeo was surrendered by his owners, but now he’s single and ready to mingle himself into a loving, solo-dog home with owners who can work with to help him be the best boy he can be. 

For more information about adopting Romeo, call for more information at 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

Rufus is available for adoption by his foster:

Rufus comes to New York from North Carolina, where he was found lost in the woods in awful shape. Rufus was fixed up and rescued by an amazing New York-based organization known as Rescue Dogs Rock. All seemed on the up-and-up for Rufus until he wound up in the care of a not-so-nice trainer ultimately accused of animal cruelty.

Thankfully, Rufus has been in wonderful foster care where he continues to receive the love and proper training he so desperately deserves. This foster care has turned Rufus into the most lovable, laid back sidekick a human could ask for.

Rufus is about 4 to 5 years old and weighs about 40 pounds. If adopted, Rufus needs slow introductions to other dogs and he does seem a little uneasy around cats. Rufus adores nothing more than some squeaky toys and cuddling up at the end of a bed with his cute little butt wiggling when you come home.

For information on adopting Rufus, contact his current foster, Madelyn, at 917-662-5792.

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

7 Pets That Will Make Your Home Complete

Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not pop into your local shelter and adopt a new best friend? Animals across the Island are waiting for their new forever homes, why not open your heart and home to one today!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Murry

Meet Murry! Murry is an 11-year-old Poodle mix who is always eager to make new friends. Don’t let his age fool you, he is a spunky boy who loves affection and is known to do a little “hop” dance when staff and volunteers play with him.

Murry loves going on walks and exploring new areas. After a fun afternoon of making friends and going for walks, Murry loves to snuggle with his favorite people and get treats. Better scoop this sweetheart up fast!

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookie is literally as sweet as they come! This gorgeous gal is a 6-to-10-year-old spayed female. She one of the sweetest little ladies you will ever meet.

Unfortunately for Sugar Cookie, some mean person abandoned her nearby but luckily, she now has the chance to find her true forever family, one who won’t let her down again. Come get yourself a Sugar Cookie today!

Astraea

This strikingly beautiful gal is Astraea, a friendly little lady who came to Little Shelter in February of 2017. Her age is unknown, but she certainly looks and acts like a youngster. Astraea is a friend to all.

She loves her fellow felines, but she also loves her human friends. Astraea would be a great addition to any loving family. Keep her safe and warm and she will be yours forever. Come meet this beauty today!

For more information on adopting Murry, Sugar Cookie or Astraea, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit: 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

Aretha and Franklin

Looking for a pair of soulful friends to fill your heart and home with music? Aretha and Franklin (reference #BF1454/55) are worth a little respect! This bonded pair were rescued locally and given the time they needed to get used to humans.

At just 1 year old, they are now ready for the big stage: Your home. You can find them frolicking with feline friends in the shelter’s cage-free cat Habitat.

Franklin likes to greet visitors and chase feather toys with the other cats, while Aretha prefers napping in cat trees and gazing out windows. The sound of a rustling bag of treats grabs both of their attention, and when the room is quiet, they are each ready for some tender moments with trusted humans.

The ideal home for these siblings is one with children 12 and up and adults with cat experience, willing to usher them into the world of a loving home, their very first real one. They are very easy to fall in love with. You better think about it—Aretha and Franklin are ready to be yours!

For more information on how to adopt Aretha and Franklin, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

Bertha

To know Bertha (reference # 180063) is to love Bertha. Just look at her beautiful face! Bertha was found as a stray from Plainview and is as sweet as can be.

Unfortunately for Bertha, her owner never came, but now she is ready to start a new chapter in her life with a new forever family. Bertha is a 5-year-old, domestic short-haired female. She is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and is now micro chipped.

This girl would make a great addition to any home. She is very affectionate and loves to talk, too! We hope that someone will see her and come to the shelter to meet Bertha, she is one awesome girl.

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

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Roxy Reina

Staff and volunteers have already fallen head-over-heels for Roxy Reina! This gorgeous 5-year-old blue nose came to the shelter as a stray in January 2016. She was returned to her owners, only to be surrendered back in December 2017, with another dog, Leyla! Poor Roxy Reina!

It’s certainly time for this gal to find a forever home that will appreciate her. Roxy Reina is very sweet, a little shy and submissive when meeting new people, but oh so delicious.

As per her previous owner, she is house trained, is playful and friendly. She lived with young kids, but due to her nervousness here right now, she is being recommended for older kids.

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

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

7 Pets That Will Make You Fall in Love With Them

Diamond

Homeless animals across Long Island are as cute as they come. The only thing they are missing is a forever home. Read all about how to adopt and save a life right here!

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Diamond is a brightly shining senior pit mix who so desperately needs a new home. She was surrendered by her owner because they could no longer care for her. She is 9 1/2 years old, 65 pounds, and happens to have the most gorgeous brownish/reddish fur and floppy ears.

Diamond lived in the same home her entire life, and now finds herself alone, and homeless. Staff and volunteers are heart heartbroken for this sweet gal who deserves a loving home to grow old in. As per her previous owner, Diamond is house trained, knows the commands “sit,” “stay” and “come,” is quite friendly with people, and would love nothing more than to make her way back into a home as fast as possible.

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

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

Peppermint Patty and Grammy

Nine-year old Peppermint Patty (reference #V37015) and 10-year old Grammy (reference
#V37016) are the cutest dynamic duo we’ve ever seen! This bonded pair of senior beagles are just about as sweet as they come. Despite their age, they love playing together and running around.

These two know how to show you a good time all the time as they greet you with their
tails wagging! You might even get a kiss or two!

Harlem

Harlem (reference #BF2110) is the most handsome cat with his hypnotizing green eyes and gorgeous tabby coloring! Locally rescued, this 4-year-old kitty is happy, healthy and waiting to meet you. He loves a good ear rub, and a rigorous round of play with feather toys and cat nip. He has coexisted with other cats but he’s just as happy to be on his own. 

Because he can be an enthusiastic player, a home with children 12 years and older will benefit him as he adjusts to his happy new life in a loving home. If you’re looking for feline companionship, let North Shore Animal League America introduce you to this dreamboat today!

For more information on how to adopt Peppermint Patty, Grammy or Handsome Harlem, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

Dart

Dark and handsome Dart (reference #180026) came to the shelter as a stray in mid-January. He is the most beautiful domestic medium-haired male, with such a shiny black coat. He is estimated to be just about 5 years old.

Dart loves to explore and check out his surroundings, then he is ready to take a seat right on your lap to collect his abundance of petting, love and affection. This very handsome boy is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and is now micro chipped. Dart is hoping to be lucky enough to find his forever home very soon!

Tinsel

Ready to fall in love? Meet Tinsel (reference #170670). This very handsome and friendly 8-year-old neutered male is single and ready to mingle his way into a new forever home. Since arriving at the shelter as a stray in early December from an industrial garage, he has been given the TLC treatment and has made shelter staff and volunteers fall head-over- heels in love with him. It is now time for him to start the next part of his journey and find a loving home of his own.

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

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

Monica
Monica

Gorgeous gal Monica is a 5-year-old Pit Bull Mix who is described as an energetic and playful girl who knows her commands, and even enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s also proving herself to be an agility champ. Due to her exuberance, she would do best in an active home with kids 10 years old and up.

For more information about adopting her, call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Charlene

Charlene (almost) has it all. A vibrant Calico coat with gorgeous patchwork, a bright
personality to match, she’s less than 2 years old and is as friendly as they come. The only thing Charlene is missing is her own forever family. Charlene was rescued as a friendly feral during a TNR (Trap/Neter/Return) project in Patchogue and is now ready to go home with you today!

For more information on adopting sweet Charlene, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or call 631-425- 1884.

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

7 Dogs, Cats That Will Warm Your Home, Heart

With so many cute dogs and cats available for adoption this week, it’s hard to choose which one to take home. Read all about how to adopt some of the cutest cats and dogs on Long Island right here!

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

Brynn

Meet this Shelter Director’s Pet of the week, Brynn, a gorgeous 8-year-old Pit mix who has been a resident of the Little Shelter since June 2017. She is a true cuddle bug who loves snuggling up with her favorite people. She enjoys playing with stuffed toys and going on nice walks through the woods.

For the month of February, Brynn’s adopter will be sent home with a month’s supply of food (which she loves), a great big basket of toys, a big fluffy dog bed, a free vet visit and specially priced adoption fee, so long as the adopter meets all Little Shelter adoption standards. She is spayed, up to date on all her vaccinations and microchipped! 

Murry

Murry is a sweet 11-year-old Poodle mix with lots of love to give. While he enjoys spending much of the day napping, he loves going on walks and making new friends. He even has a special little hop dance he does to get people to pet him-it doesn’t get much cuter than that!! This sweet, happy-go-lucky boy would be a great companion for anyone.

Peanut

This humble fellow is Peanut, who originally arrived at the Little Shelter with his two brothers when their owner passed away. Both his brothers have since been adopted and now it’s Peanuts turn to find his forever home. Peanut loves getting affection, especially chin scratches and will look up at you with pleading eyes to cuddle with him.

He is a quiet cat despite his larger size and very nimble jumping up the cat trees to take a nap. He has spent almost his entire life in a home and would be a great companion to any lucky family. Come to Little Shelter and meet this adorable chunk of love today!

For more information on adopting Brynn, Murry or Peanut, call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or visit 33 Warner Rd., Huntington.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:

Suge

At 2 1/2 years old, Suge sure has been through a lot and he is surely ready for life to get good! Suge came to the shelter as a stray in June 2016. Poor Suge required emergency surgery because he had a corn on the cob in his digestive track that was causing him major issues.

He was returned to his owner, only to be surrendered to us because  they couldn’t afford him. As per his previous owner, he is house-trained and crate trained and knows the
commands “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “come”. Suge is also friendly with people and is said to have lived with  people of all ages. Suge is such a good boy that he is currently an office dog, and is as sweet as pie!

He is very quiet, doesn’t mind being in crate, and just LOVES attention and affection. Suge will need slow  intros with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Suge, call 516-785-5220, visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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

Suds

How cute is Suds?! Suds (reference #170586) came to the shelter as a stray in mid-October. He is a white and black very handsome male that is now neutered and up to date on all his vaccines.

He also has a microchip so he will never be lost again. When he came to the shelter he was very scared but after some TLC, he has made such a turnaround and now he loves to be with people. Suds is only 3 years old and would love to be with a family he can finally call his own. 

Spanky

Little Spanky (reference #180022) was found as a stray and brought to the shelter in mid-January. It was one of the very cold nights and he was crying and sitting all alone. Thankfully a good Samaritan brought him to the shelter.

Spanky is estimated to be just about 2 years old. He is a happy, healthy, domestic short haired male that has been given the VIP treatment like any animal that comes to the Town of Oyster Bay Animal shelter. Spanky even gets along great with other cats too. He is ready to find a warm, safe place that he can call home so head down and visit this cutie pie today!

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

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

This 7-year-old stunner is none other than Tutu (reference #BF1345). Tutu was locally rescued and is waiting patiently for her human. This tortie hopes for an experienced cat parent who will patiently navigate her through the transition to her true home, one with older children and no other pets. She will rule your heart if you offer her a safe place to spend her forever in a loving home.

For more information on how to get toasty with Tutu, email Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

These Pets Want To Be Your Valentine

There are plenty of super-cute dogs and cats available for adoption on Long Island this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Read all about how to adopt them right here!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue:

Tucker

Attention Beagle lovers! Tucker, who arrived at Last Hope from Kentucky, has already encountered both the cruelest and kindest of humanity is his short little life. Tucker needed his front toes amputated after being caught in a barbaric leghold trap in Kentucky. Thankfully, at just 1 year old, he is okay and is ready to find peace in his new forever home. Please consider adopting Tucker and providing him with the love he truly deserves!

For more information on adopting Tucker, please contact Last Hope at www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

Gypsy

Sweet Gypsy (reference #170721) was found as a stray in Oyster Bay in mid-December. She is a gorgeous 4-year-old pit bull described as a fun-loving, playful doggie that really just wants a home of her own. A shelter is not the best place for this lady, and since she’s spayed and up to date on her shots, she’s ready to go home with you today!

If you already have a pooch at home, please note the shelter requires a meet prior to adoption. Why not open your heart and home, and give a girl a shot at having a great life today?

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

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

Toasty

How adorable is Toasty (Reference # R157504)? This 6-year-old pup recently arrived at North Shore’s adoption center when her family could no longer take care of her. This beautiful lady has needed time to adjust to her new digs, and now that she’s all settled in-it’s official…she is nothing but adorable! Toasty’s ideal home is a quiet one with older children who can appreciate her need for tranquility.

As the only pet, she will shine brightly and be a delightful companion. Toasty loves basking in the sunshine and lounging with her humans. She’s missing a home of her own, but you can help her with that by taking her into yours. Together, you’ll quickly learn what happily ever after truly means!

For more information on how to get toasty with Toasty, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.

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

7 Rescued Pets Looking for the Purrfect Home

Cleo

With so many cute cats and dogs available for adoption, it can be hard to choose the purrfect pet. Read about some of the most adorable animals available for adoption this week right here!

Available for adoption at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh

Cleo is a sweet love who was found as a stray in June and brought to a local animal hospital, who then called the shelter to pick her up. A beautiful and sweet 6-year-old pit mix, Cleo has been given the honor of the coveted office dog title. She spends her day in the shelters office as quiet as a mouse.

When she is out of the crate, she is playful and a joy to be with and always up for a nice walk. She is also spayed, house trained and social with other dogs. Head on down to the shelter and scoop this sweat pea up today!

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

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

Mazel

Three-year-old Mazel (reference # R165340) has been waiting to be discovered. Mazel is one smart cookie and knows the right human is worth waiting for. Mazel can feel overwhelmed by a busy setting, but she thrives with cat-experienced people who can understand her need for space, and they will be rewarded with loving head bumps too.

Mazel loves to play and really loves catnip—it brings out her kitten crazies! Mazel’s ideal setting is a home with children 12 and up and no other pets. It’s in this peaceful setting that her true zest for life emerges. If you are looking to share your quiet home with a furry loved one, please email dorits@animalleague.org.

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

Tux

Tux’s name says it all for this handsome little Tuxedo cat. Tux (reference #170565) has spent his whole kitten-hood living at the shelter which is really a shame, since Tux is described as playful, handsome and lovable. Tux would make a great addition to any family. Tux is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and microchipped. Can you help grant Tux his wish for his very own family?

Nosey

Nosey is the adorably cute kitty with amazing facial features. Nosey (reference #180003) is just 8 months old and was surrendered to the shelter when her owner couldn’t care for her any longer. Named Nosey for obvious reasons, Nosey is a gorgeous domestic short haired female tuxedo cat that is ready to find her new home where she can begin her new life.

Nosey is spayed, up to date on all vaccines and microchipped. Why not head down to the shelter and adopt this cutie today?

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

Available for adoption through Fur Friends in Need

This volunteer-run and foster-based nonprofit animal rescue organization focuses on Monmouth County, NJ, and Staten Island. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals that are ailing, abused and abandoned. Their volunteers are amazing and so are their animals!

Riley

This week they have Riley up for adoption. At just 5 months old, Riley would make the perfect pet for your home. She’s described as a great little girl whose good with kids, other cats and dogs too.

Tito

You can also meet Tito. This handsome little fella is just 5 months old and described as a total lovebug. Did I mention he’s also great with kids, cats, and other dogs too?

Queenie

And check out Queenie! She was picked up as a stray, spayed and updated with all vaccinations. Queenie is 2 years old and great with kids, cats and dogs. She is described as a super sweet gal, so why not reach out for more info today?

For more information about adopting Riley, Tito and Queenie, contact Fur Friends in Need at furfriendsinneed.com and mention Long Island Press.

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

7 Dogs, Cats That Want to Come Home With You

Cold winter months bring overcrowded shelters on Long Island, but adopting,
not shopping for your new best friend can help.

Here are some of the many adorable animals that are available for adoption this week.

Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:

If what you’re looking for is tall, dark and handsome, then William is your guy! He is
the coolest, making an excellent dinner partner or equally happy to just take a stroll in
the park with you. William would prefer to have all of your attention and in turn will be
your devoted companion and love you forever. Charm is a lovely girl who loves to be pet and will meow at you until you give her some attention and much-needed love. Her favorite part of the cattery is in the kitchen on one of the shelves. As soon as someone walks into the cattery, Charm is right there at their feet meowing…waiting to be loved. She is also a very good eater as she loves her wet food and treats. So, if you’re looking for someone loves to be pet and loved then Charm is your girl.Mila is a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix who is described as a spunky little senior who seeks attention from anyone she meets. She comes right up to the staff and begs for them to pick her up since she loves to be held! Who could resist such an adorable face? Her happy-go-lucky nature can put a smile on anybody’s face.

For more information on adopting William, Charm and Mila, please call the Little Shelter
at 631-368-8770, or stop in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.

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

Midnight

Look at this handsome tuxedo cat! Midnight (reference number D48165) is a healthy 7-year-old boy who arrived at the shelter this past summer. Midnight has proved a million ways to the moon and back that he loves loves loves humans very much, but isn’t much of a fan of furry friends. This loveable fella would make a wonderful loyal companion to any cat experienced human.

Midnight loves to play, but loves snuggling with his besties even more! On his wish list is a quiet place with older children who can give him the space and confidence he needs to thrive in his new home. If you or someone you know can give Midnight his very own lap to spend forever on, please contact the North Shore Animal League at Sonias@animalleague.org today!

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

Jesse

Jessie is a girl after my own heart! As the owner of a Retriever/Pointer, I can tell you
these dogs are the best around! Jessie is described as a sweet gal who is shy around new folks. Jessie would definitely benefit from multiple visits by a potential adopter because once she becomes comfortable with you, you have a friend for life! Jessie would do best in an adult home that would give her all the comfort and assurance she needs. Trust me- you will love making Jessie your new best friend!

Peppa

Peppa is quite a catch! This 4-year-old “low-rider” American Staffordshire Terrier is so
low to the ground that when she is sniffing something her belly almost touches the floor!
Peppa likes to go for long walks on the shelter’s nature trail or enjoys a nice scratching
session by her person. Peppa is an affectionate and funny dog that would like to be the
only pet in the home.

Call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Jessie and Peppa.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:

Charlotte

As a cat lover and former Russian Blue mix owner, I can agree that 4-year-old
Charlotte would make a super awesome best feline friend to any family! Charlotte’s
owner recently passed away leaving Charlotte no choice but to become a resident at Last Hope. Charlotte has lived with other cats and even two dogs so she would work well in a multi-pet house. Sweet Charlotte is FIV positive, but that won’t stop her from living a long, full life! Don’t miss your opportunity to take this gorgeous gal home today.

For more information on adopting Charlotte, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue at
lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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