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Weekend Adoption Special

If you're thinking about adopting a furry friend, now is the perfect time! We're waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats older than six months beginning Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2 at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Centers to free up space for displaced animals we would like to help as a result of the hurricanes.

By |2022-09-28T17:21:04+00:00September 28th, 2022|

Finding Hope in the Face of Cruelty

A victim of senseless violence, tender-hearted Adrienne survived being shot in the face but has not given up the will to live. With a gentle purr and an outstretched paw, Adrienne is showing us he still has a lot of love to give.

By |2022-09-02T13:36:40+00:00April 13th, 2022|

The Heart of Fostering

It takes a special type of person to foster a pet, someone with a big heart — a heart that is open to loving and caring for a pet while knowing that they will one day have to give it up. In January we welcomed a young pup named Maggie, who spent several weeks being fostered by the Duncan family in Louisiana, where she bonded with the youngest member of the family, 6-year-old Roman. Even though he knew he could not keep her, Roman gave Maggie all the love she needed – and Maggie gave him the same. And when it was time, Roman helped Maggie find her perfect home thousands of miles away.

By |2022-04-13T08:49:34+00:00March 15th, 2022|

All They Need is Love…and You!

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, North Shore Animal League America, like other shelters across the country, experienced a wave of people wishing to foster or adopt dogs and cats. However, we also noticed that there was a shift in which types of animals were getting adopted faster — wonderfully, it was those who were often overlooked because they had special needs.

By |2021-04-16T15:06:09+00:00March 16th, 2021|

A Match Made in Heaven

Where is my human? Nothing made sense to Ruby, an eleven-year-old lab mix, who suddenly found herself amid the other dogs at North Shore Animal League America. Adopted from Animal League America as a puppy, she lived a happy and comfortable life with her family until early this year. Ruby’s owner passed away, and his wife entered a nursing home and was unable to care for her.

By |2022-01-14T16:47:54+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Paralyzed Hound Gets New Life at Animal League America

Zeus, a sweet, lovable Hound mix, was rushed to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers in critical condition. His back legs were suddenly paralyzed and he couldn’t take even a single step on his own. “Zeus presented to the Pet Health Centers unable to use his back legs. Our main concern was getting him the specialty care he needed as soon as possible. With spinal injuries, treatments must be started immediately or they may not work,” stated Dr. Katarina Valen, Staff Veterinarian. “Despite this, he wagged his tail and gave out generous kisses to everyone who walked by.”

By |2021-01-13T12:34:44+00:00December 20th, 2020|

A Long Journey to Find the Perfect Families

Klinger and Radar — the last of the four dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Korea through North Shore Animal League America’s partnership with K9 Global Rescue — were adopted this year. Our Pet Behavior Team, having spent time helping them adjust to life in the U.S., was so happy and excited to see them go to their perfect homes.

By |2021-02-02T18:28:41+00:00December 9th, 2020|

Devoted Chihuahuas Rescued from Texas Find “Perfect” Home

When Little Man and Bella, a pair of bonded Chihuahuas, came to North Shore Animal League on a rescue transport from Texas they had no idea their world was changing for the better. After a short time as office fosters, where they learned to trust and socialize, these devoted siblings soon found themselves in their perfect home.

By |2020-06-25T08:19:03+00:00June 10th, 2020|

Southern Belle Finds Happily Ever After on Long Island

Once Padme was finished with her job of being a mama to her eight puppies, which were rescued with her from Mississippi, she was ready to find a loving home through our Adoption Center. But little did she realize that her potential adopters was already part of the North Shore Animal League America family.

By |2020-06-10T16:00:09+00:00February 7th, 2020|

There’s Always Room for One More

When the adopters came in to meet bonded cats Tommy and Ollie, their friend Fredo decided he would be front and center at the meeting too, and plopped himself on top of his buddies. What happened next was three furry friends went home with two kind and big-hearted people.

By |2020-03-30T12:58:30+00:00January 17th, 2020|