Cats and dogs available for adoption on Long Island this winter

If you’re looking for a new best friend to play with in the snow or watch the wintry weather from your window, check out this week’s list of animals ready to come home with you today!

Additionally, the NCSPCA would like to remind everyone to always bring pets indoors, including outdoor cats, at the first sign or warning of a storm. Animals left outside in extreme temperatures, especially without food or shelter, are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even death. Some reminders :

  • Do not leave your dog off leash after heavy snowfall. Dogs can lose their scent during winter storms and get lost easily.

  • Fill up on all the food and medicine your pets may need in advance. * The journey can be much more difficult or impossible.

  • Prepare for a power outage, especially if your family includes fish, reptiles, or pets.

  • Keep a pet emergency kit and supplies handy with items such as medical records, pet water, food and medicine, and pet first aid supplies. company.

  • Clean your dog’s paws with a damp washcloth after going outside. Snowmelt salt can be very painful for dogs’ feet and can make them sick when ingested.

  • Prepare a coat and slippers for any dog ​​who needs them. Be prepared to protect your pets from strong wind and cold.

  • Leaving animals outside in extreme temperatures can be a crime. If you see anything, please report it to your local SPCA or by calling 516-THE-SPCA.

Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter


Elijah came to the shelter as a stray in July 2021 – and boy, was he terrified. Months later, he’s still very anxious, but all he wants is a loving home, to feel safe, and to hug each other. Elijah is 100% home trained, loves hanging out in a crate, is very affectionate and affectionate, and just wants to cuddle and rub his tummy. Elijah loves dogs but would prefer to be the only pet in the house as he seems to be very scared of other dogs and doesn’t want to get involved at all. He will run away if a dog tries to play with him. So ideally a balanced dog sibling or “only child” is preferable. Staff and volunteers would love to see him continue to come out of his shell in a loving and safe home. Her ideal home would be with a family of patients with adults only at this time, due to her general nervousness at the shelter.

To learn more about Elijiah, please contact the shelter’s placement team at 516-785-5220 or [email protected]

Available for adoption at Tender Loving Cats


Esperanza is a very affectionate almost 1 year old kitten who suffered a serious eye injury when she was found. This has healed well and she is learning to trust and play with other kittens and cats in the foster home. Esperanza is a purring machine who loves to be held and swaddled. She enjoys playing with mouse toys and wand toys. Esperanza just became more friendly and curious, which is exactly what we wanted for her. Let’s help him find a nice home for him.


Born in March 2021, Macy is a beautiful independent and curious black and white kitten. This adorable kitten loves to play and have fun with other cats. Macy’s foster family describes her as sweet and submissive. If you are looking for a calm and gentle kitten, Macy’s is for you!

To meet Esperanza or Macy, complete an adoption application at

Available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter

Iris, Ian and Luna

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pets of the Week Iris, Ian & Luna! Iris and Ian are two related siblings who were both brought to the animal shelter as part of the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program. Ian and Iris are 7 month old kittens who were very fearful and shy when they first arrived at the shelter, but over time have grown to love and trust people. Ian is total mush, while Iris is more adventurous, but both kittens like to attract attention whenever they can. These two playful loves would do well together in a quiet home without children.

Luna is a loving 2 year old girl who was found with her kittens through the TNR program. Luna gets along well with other cats and loves to attract the attention of humans. She is a sweet and petite woman who would be a perfect addition to any family.

Currently there are a variety of male and female cats and kittens available to adopt or foster. If you’re looking for a fun, funny love ball, stop by the kitten nursery or cat apartments at Smithtown Animal Shelter and find a perfect purring soulmate or two!

If you would like to meet Iris, Ian and / or Luna, please call 631-360-7575.

Available for adoption at the Babylon City Animal Shelter


Finnley (Finn) is a super special puppy who needs a very special family. Finn is a nervous boy who needs a quiet home to learn to be a dog. He has had a very hard life and needs a supportive and patient family to help him acclimatize to family life. Until recently, Finn was living in an outdoor enclosure chained to a tree when his owner died and the shelter was called in to pick him up. The amazing staff and volunteers took care of him and he is now ready to go and be reunited with his family forever.

Finnley is absolute love. He loves playing fetch, swimming in the pool, rolling around in the grass, learning new tricks and just being with people. He just needs someone who will give him the time and patience to be the best boy he can be. Finn has to be the only pet and would do best with teenagers or older.

For more information about adoption or about Finnley, please contact the shelter at 631-643-9270.

Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America


** Senior Alert ** Are you looking for a nice woman to take up space in your heart? When Carnita (Adoption # BF3796) needed a safe place to land, Animal League America greeted her with the promise of a happy new start on the horizon. This sensational 10-year-old keeps pace with the kids in her bedroom and loves watching playgroups from her bookshelf. Her favorite pastime is getting rubs on the ears of friends in exchange for a treat. This is a much better offer than the one she had received in the past. NSALA vets have discovered that Carnita has hyperthyroidism and will be covered by NSALA Animal Health Centers, making her transition to life in your home easier for everyone.


Silly Seneca (Adoption # BF3871) needed lessons to harness his bottomless energy. Lucky for her, she ended up in the best school possible to be tutored! This vibrant 4 month old kitten has a zest for life that leaves many of her companions begging for a break, but energetic cats like her have the best times of their lives! If you can understand the clown in the classroom and need a friend for your cat at home, you’re in for a treat! Seneca’s energy can be hard to handle for little kids under 12, but in the right hands you’ll find her purring for more friction before she goes off to fight with her new best friend!


** Senior Alert ** When sweet senior Samantha (Adoption # D44734) lost her lifelong companion, she also lost her home. NSALA welcomed this lovely 14 year old girl with open arms, and she rewarded them with her full confidence that a bright future awaits her again in a peaceful home. NSALA vets have created a plan to treat her hyperthyroidism, and she will receive this care at cost through their pet health centers. They want to make sure that nothing stands in the way of Samantha being once again cherished by a devoted family of heroes.


If you are looking for an inspiring companion, look no further than Lenape (Adoption # BF3872)! This 5 year old black beauty is more than a beautiful face; he’s a real survivor! Despite humble beginnings here on Long Island, he takes this moment to captivate any humans he meets, letting them know how lucky he feels to be treated with the love and warmth of his Animal League family. America. Wait until he finds out the best is yet to come once he’s picked up by a lucky family and delivered to his first real home. Lenape didn’t have a one-on-one date early in his life, so we’re looking for a home that will make him their top priority as their only pet. You will be happy to have someone so eager to thank you even more by your side.


Whatever adventures Galapagos, 2 years old (Adoption # D48059) went through before arriving at Bianca’s Furry Friends feline adoption center, this tired boy is keeping them a secret to us. The past is behind him and better days are ahead, so he expects gentle hands and patience from the new humans he welcomes. If you live in a quiet house (with kids over 12) with room to accommodate someone who is content to leave unpredictable excitement behind for a safe and secure life, Galapagos would love to fill that feline void.


Despite the difficult times 6-year-old Keke (Adoption # H211452) recently faced when he lost his home, he’s open to new possibilities, especially if they mean a lot of cheek rubbing. NSALA vets treated Keke for megacolon and to make his care as easy to manage as possible, he joined their sponsorship program. This means that his care is fully covered by their pet health centers. The NSALA wants Keke to return to a home as soon as possible – he’s far too kind to have to wait – and partnering with their medical team will make Keke’s care as easy as loving him. If you have already fallen for his big head, you will be delighted by discovering his big heart!

Chance and Spots

** Double Adoption ** Despite the difficult life they shared before being rescued, one-year-old sisters Chance (Adoption # BF3948) and Spots (Adoption # BF3949) have vowed to support each other. You will see that they comfort each other as they navigate all the news firsts in their lives. These beautiful girls have never experienced so much freedom before. An experienced, calm household is what they deserve to make a fresh start, so if you have older kids and a patient heart, you might be exactly who they’ve been waiting for to be their ultimate hero.

If you would like to meet or adopt any of these adorable adoptables, please email [email protected] for more information or come visit their Port Washington campus.

As always, thank you for reading and remember to always adopt, never buy… pass it on!

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