Pet Adoption

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I’m allergic, can I still have a pet?

It depends on the severity of your allergies and what your doctor recommends.  There are some canine breeds that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than others.

By |2017-05-10T20:15:38-04:00May 10th, 2017|

I can no longer care for my dog or cat and would like to place him/her up for adoption. Will the Animal League care for my pet and help find a new loving home for him/her?

Please call (516) 883-7575 and speak with one of our representatives. NSALA is a limited admission no-kill facility, which means once we admit an animal, we care for them until we find them a home. This distinction also limits how many pets we can accept based on the space available in our shelter.  Our counselors Read More

By |2017-05-10T20:14:29-04:00May 10th, 2017|

Do shelters really have purebred animals for adoption?

It's estimated that about 25% of the animals in shelters nationwide are purebred. If you are interested in a specific breed, ask to have your contact information placed on our waiting list of people interested in purebred animals. Come visit the shelter, you may be able to find an animal that has traits that are Read More

By |2017-05-10T20:13:44-04:00May 10th, 2017|

I am looking for a specific breed. What do I do?

Usually, we have a nice selection of breed-specific dogs in our adoption center.  They are adopted quickly.  In case you don’t find what you’re looking for on your first trip, you can complete an adoption pre-approval form and submit a special request.  Our Adoption Counselors will call you once we find the right pet for Read More

By |2017-05-10T20:13:12-04:00May 10th, 2017|

What breeds will I find when I visit the shelter?

Although we have a wide variety of breeds, you will almost always find a large selection of mixed-breed animals – pets we call Mutt-i-grees®. Our large selection of Mutt-i-grees® come in a great variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and our counselors will help you find your perfect match.

By |2017-05-10T20:12:43-04:00May 10th, 2017|

Aren’t all shelter animals discarded pets?

Many of the animals at the Animal League are puppies and kittens that are just starting their lives. Older dogs and cats may have had previous owners, and in most cases these wonderful pets were relinquished to us simply because their owners moved. Many adult pets have already been exposed to house-breaking and obedience training. Read More

By |2017-05-10T20:12:13-04:00May 10th, 2017|

Are shelter animals well-adjusted?

Even with the best-behaved animal, you should expect a period of adjustment as your pet becomes used to its new home, family, and routine.  No animal, no matter where it comes from, is problem-free or comes with a health and behavior guarantee, but if you're prepared to provide your new family pet with some time, Read More

By |2017-05-10T20:11:46-04:00May 10th, 2017|