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Snickers Among Dogs, Cats Seeking Long Island Homes

Snickers

Two cats and a pup is this week’s theme for adorable animals looking for their forever homes. Meet Kittie, Callisto and Snickers, who would all make great additions to your family today!

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh is Snickers. This bubbly Hound/Shepherd is under a year old and is full of energy. Snickers was found as a stray and brought to the Brookhaven Town Shelter, when Last Hope found him and scooped him up. Snickers is a great pooch who likes other dogs and would do best with kids over 10. If interested in meeting cutie, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or better yet, pop in for a visit at 3300 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

Kittie

Kittie is a gorgeous gal, just about 10 months old who is just as sweet as can be. Kittie is a great greeter when you come home, and enjoys nothing more than a good snuggle and relaxation. Kittie is described as the purrfect Kittie and is available for adoption today! For more information, please contact her foster, Daisy, at 718-663-1737 or email her at daisy9892@gmail.com

Callisto

And here’s Callisto! This handsome little fella is only 4 months old and is as sweet as can be. He is quite a friendly gentleman who happens to love a good belly rub whenever he can get one. If that’s not cute enough, Callisto enjoys being held like a baby too, making him the perfect fit for any home. For more information on adopting Callisto, please contact Daisy at 718-663-1737 or email her at daisy9892@gmail.com

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

Cat Brothers Luke and Jake Seeking Forever Homes

Cat brothers Jake and Luke.

Patsy and brothers Jake and Luke are in search of their forever homes this week. 

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh is pretty Patsy! A sweet,-medium sized gal weighing in at just around 35 lbs., Patsy will win you over with her gorgeously soft brown eyes and affectionate personality. At 4 years young, Patsy has a heart of gold and can’t wait to meet you.

Don’t let her slightly timid personality fool you, once she gets to know you she will melt your heart! Patsy will make the perfect pet companion for someone who sees her perfect pup potential so check out her webpage and head on down to meet her today! lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Patsy

Also, double the felines and double the fun! Across the street at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, you’d be pleased to meet super siblings, Jake and Luke, two brothers in need of one home!

Jake and Luke are both 14 years young and were surrendered by their owner due to divorce. Luke is said to be affectionate, playful a total mush. Jake’s owner said he is a little lazy (aww), but totally sweet. They are both used to living with adults and children.

Luke and Jake are very bonded and they must get adopted together. These two brothers are currently hanging out in the shelter’s cattery with other cats, and doing well. Please contact the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220 or visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. You can also email at adoption@tohmail.org.

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

Ward, Chanel Among Pets Seeking Homes at Long Island Shelters

Ward

Chanel and Ward would like to be thankful for a forever home this weekend…why not head down to your local shelters and adopt one (or both) today!

Chanel

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, Chanel is a gorgeous kitty who holds her head high making the best of her long solo days by playing with her toys in Last Hope’s Cat Condo. Of course, this friendly feline fashionista would prefer to entertain herself in a home she can call her own, so please consider adopting this sweetheart today. For more information, check out her webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Across the street at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, you’d be pleased to meet the wonderful and fantastic Mr. Ward! This 2 ½ year old handsome fella came to the shelter as a stray in January. Ward is described as very sweet, a real blast to hang out with.

He loves to play with toys and is very affectionate with his person. Ward can be good with other dogs but requires slow introductions. Please contact the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220 or visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. You can also email at adoption@tohmail.org.

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

Roxanne Among Dogs Seeking Homes on Long Island

Too often animals wind up at local shelters as strays, with no history or owners. While these voiceless souls can’t tell us where they’ve been, they can prove their sweet and affectionate ways would make them an amazing best friend to any lucky human.

Keeping in mind that we should never judge a book by its cover, we introduce you to Roxanne! She recently came to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter as a stray, already missing one eye. This is quite unusual, especially since no owner was ever found.

But staff and volunteers at the shelter say Roxanne is a true gem. She’s very sweet, a joy to be with and is quite affectionate. If that’s not enough, Roxanne gets along well with other dogs and is even housebroken!

Can’t as for more that’s for sure! If you are interested in adopting this sweet gal, please call the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, visit them at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email adoption@tohmail.org

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

Buddy, Zeus Among Long Island Pets Seeking Homes

From left: Buddy and Zeus

With so many homeless animals, it’s hard to choose a new best friend, but if you’re in the market for an awesome beagle or amazing kitty, then look no further.

Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, Buddy is a 5-year-old Beagle with the sweetest disposition. He loves every person he meets, gets along with other dogs and is even good with kids. Buddy is a quiet and gentle fella who would make an amazing addition to any family.

Since we can’t say enough good things about Buddy, be sure to check out his webpage and submit an adoption application today! lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Check out this super cool cat, Zeus! He has been on a not-so-fun adventure when he was rescued from a dumpster, and then taken to Hempstead Town shelter. When Last Hope heard his sad story, he was scooped up right away.

At about 2 years old, and with an adorable finger paint smudge on his nose, Zeus really deserves to be treated like the king of the gods. He is a loving mush who loves to be held and talks to you to get your attention. Zeus isn’t looking for a castle on Mt. Olympus, he just wants a home of his own where someone treats him with love and dignity. Might that person be you? lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

Prince, Bella Among Pups Up for Adoption on Long Island

Prince

Much like a fairy tale, it would be a dream come true for Prince and Bella to find their forever homes this week. Read all about how you can adopt them today!

Handsome Prince was surrendered to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter by his owner because they were moving and couldn’t take him along. Prince was adopted from a shelter in Florida at just four months old. His owners had him for just nine months before surrendering him to the shelter.

Prince is a smart young pup who already knows the commands “sit”, “come” and “paw.” He has made a lot of friends at the shelter who all have fabulous things to say about him: He is an excellent walker, one of the best loose leash walkers around! Prince is attentive and friendly with everyone.

Prince is smart, responsive and always looking to love. He also seems very much house broken. Prince would love nothing more than to get himself back into a loving home ASAP.

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

Bella

Across the street at Last Hope Animal Rescue is Bella! She is an adorable brown Chihuahua weighing just about 10 pounds and about 6 years old. Bella was rescued in Kentucky and brought to Long Island in search of her forever home.

Bella loves going on walks and playtime, is super sweet and absolutely lovable! Bella would love a soft lap on which to rest her head for the rest of her life–why not make that lap yours?!

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

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

Dog in Shelter Since 2013 Among Long Island Pets Seeking Homes

Cookie

Two dogs and a cat is this week’s theme for sweet adoptable animals waiting for their forever homes. Read all about Tango, Rufus and Cookie and how to bring them home with you today!

As sweet as her name, Cookie is the longest resident at The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. Cookie has been waiting for her forever home since Aug. 31, 2013. This sweet 7-year-old beauty came to the shelter as a stray after the owner skipped town and left Cookie on the street.

Thankfully, the neighbors knew her, and called the shelter right away. Cookie spent the next three years in the shelter, just hoping and praying she would be noticed by an adopter, but that never happened. What did happen though, is that a staff member decided to bring Cookie into their home to foster, while the search for her forever home continues.

Cookie has now been in foster care since November 2016, and is reportedly an amazing house guest. Not only is Cookie 100 percent house trained, but she is also quite comfy in her crate, loves to run around the yard, loves to play with toys, and takes treats super gently. Cookie loves all people who visit the home, she is super smart and listens very well…did I mention she is the most amazing kisser and cuddler?

Cookie has dog siblings right now, and although her fosters are taking it very slow, so far, so good! Cookie could either live as a solo dog, or maybe with one, laid back dog. Cookie’s ideal home would be with savvy dog parents, who will love her, cherish her and keep her safe.

Tango

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

This gorgeous 5-month-old gray-and-white kitten is Tango, who happens to be one of the most gentle and loving kittens. He also happens to be FIV positive.

Take note: FIV is a cat-only disease. It cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines. FIV is spread through serious, deeply penetrating bite wounds. The type of bite wound that is seen in feral unneutered cats. An infected mother may also infect her kittens while they are in her womb. FIV cannot be spread casually between cats, such as in water or food bowls, or in litter boxes.

Cuddling, playing and other forms of casual physical contact do not spread the virus. FIV itself does not shorten a cat’s life-span. Because FIV affects a cat’s immune system it can be more difficult for an FIV positive cat to fight off infections. Otherwise, FIV positive cats are no different from other cats, often living long, healthy lives.

Rufus

Don’t let the FIV diagnosis stop you from bringing home this affectionate and loving kitty. Tango needs someone to open their heart and adopt him before he grows up in a cage. For more information, check out his webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org 

Up next is the amazing Rufus! He came 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, early last year little Rufus found his way into a wonderful foster home, 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 3-4 years old and weighs 30-40 pounds. If adopted, Rufus needs slow introductions to other dogs and he does seem a little uneasy around cats. As per his current foster, favorite activities include having fun with squeaky toys and “cuddling up at the end of a bed with his cute little butt wiggling when you come home.”

Who needs more than that? For information on adopting Rufus, please contact his current foster, Daisy, at 718-663-1737 or email her atdaisy9892@gmail.com.

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

Meet Dogs, Cats Seeking Homes at Long Island Shelters

Sally

With three lovely ladies available for adoption this week, it makes it hard to choose which one will be your new best friend. Read all about Sally, Nikki and Penny and how to bring them home with you today!

Available at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, Sally is a gorgeous 6 1/2 year old, tan-and-white baby girl with the saddest eyes and sweetest smile. Sally is a scared at the shelter, and would love nothing more than a nice warm bed and a quiet home of her own.

Sally knows multiple commands, and is said to be house trained, and requires a home as a solo dog. If you are interesting in saving Sally, please contact the shelter for more information at 516-785-5220, stop in for a visit at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh or email them at adoption@tohmail.org

Nikki

Right next door at Last Hope Animal Rescue you can meet this very pretty, 7-month-old stray Treeing Walker Coonhound puppy named Nikki! She was likely discarded in a rural Southern area the way so many Coonhounds are before she was rescued and brought to Long Island.

Nikki is a wonderful dog who gets along well with kids and other dogs. Right now she is a big puppy and needs someone who will be consistent and patient with her; to transform her into the well-mannered and gorgeous dog she has the potential to be. For more information, check out her webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

Also awaiting her forever family is Penny. Rescued in Corona, Queens in July, this sweetie was pregnant and just about a year old. While all of her kittens have been adopted, Penny is now spayed and ready for a home too. She approaches for petting and if you are not close enough she starts rubbing affectionately against her cage door.

Penny would make the puuurrfect lapcat and BFF for any feline lover. To learn more about adoptiong Penny, check out her webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

Shorty and Misty Among Dogs, Cats Seeking Homes on Long Island

Misty and Shorty are looking for their forever homes.

Old or young, there’s no shortage of homeless animals that are ready to be adopted on Long Island. Read all about how to adopt Shorty and Misty right here!

Sadly, local shelters often have large numbers of senior cats and dogs who are unable to find loving homes due to their age. But studies show that senior animals are often calmer, gentler and likely already trained — a perfect companion for a quieter home.

With that said, it’s my pleasure to introduce Shorty. Shorty is a tiny fellow (less than 16 pounds) and resembles a Shiba Inu mix painted in Pomeranian rust. At 10 years old, Shorty was rescued as an older stray at a dangerous traffic intersection in Wyandanch.

Thanks to the Town of Babylon Shelter, Shorty has been provided extensive dental work (17 teeth were extracted) and has also been neutered. Shorty is described as friendly, energetic and enjoys meeting new people and other dogs. He has a prance in his step, and looks forward to stepping into a loving home soon. For more information, check out his webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

On the flip side of the age bracket, meet Misty. Here’s a tongue twister…Misty is a kitten who had kittens this kitten season. It is believed that her offspring were placed in homes but Misty continues to wait for her forever family. Misty is sweet and adorable, spayed and ready to leave the shelter and go home! For more information, check out Misty’s webpage at lasthopeanimalrescue.org

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

Meet Top Dogs Up for Adoption This Week at Long Island Shelters

Dutch

Three of the sweetest dogs are available for adoption this week, but don’t take my word for it. Head down to your local animal shelters for a meet and greet with this week’s top dogs: Berry, Dutch and Lindy!

Meet Berry. As sweet as his name, Berry (aka Mr. Huckleberry) is a friendly, sweet 1-year-old chocolate lab mix. He gets a glowing review from his foster mom.

“From the moment I met sweet Berry boy, I knew he would make a fantastic family dog,” she said. “He is about 45 lbs. and loves other dogs and people! This sweet boy is gentle with my 2-year-old son and 10-year-old small puggle. He knows his boundaries and does not jump or knock anyone over, even though he is still a young pup! “Berry walks well on the leash with his easy walk harness, and is completely house trained,” she continued. “Berry loves treats, playing fetch, going for walks, and snuggling on the couch. This sweet boy lets you know when someone is at the door, but then is completely content to get back to snoozing. He would make a wonderful family dog and his forever family will be so lucky to have him. He’s a one in a million pup!”

If you’re interested in adopting Berry please go to furfriendsinneed.com to fill out an application. Please also note that Berry is available for a meet and greet this Sunday, Oct. 8, at Petco on 2752 Veterans Rd. in Staten Island from 12-3 p.m.

Dutch is the Town of Hempstead’s October Dog of the Month and for a great reason! This 6-year-old boy is famous for knowing a ton of commands, being house and crate trained and even playing well with other dogs! Dutch is sweet, gentle and quietly awaiting his forever family. He would do best in a home with teenagers. Please call for more information: 516-785-5220 or visit at him at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

Last but not least, check out Lindy. This 3-year-young boxer/terrier/pit mix weighs in at approximately 55 lbs. and makes the world’s best lap dog! Lindy is very energetic and loves to play, so much so that she even plays with her toys by herself if no one else is around.

Lindy has been in foster care for a few weeks now and is doing great. She is completely housebroken, understands simple commands and is very easily trained because of her young age. Lindy will do best with a fenced-in yard and wouldn’t mind another dog in the house for company since her last home had a few. To boot, Lindy is pretty quiet and doesn’t bark unnecessarily—she even sleeps all night!

Lindy would truly make a great new best friend so if you’re interested in adopting, please go to furfriendsinneed.com and fill out an application.

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