10 Shelters & Adoption Groups To Find the Perfect New Furry Friend


Looking for a new pet to add to your family? Right here on Long Island, there are plenty of shelters and adoption groups right here on Long Island that can help you find the perfect ...

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Perhaps you’re looking for a friendly critter to greet you when you arrive home from work or the perfect companion for your children. Having a pet around is proven to prolong life and generate a great deal of happiness and calm in one’s life. Whether it’s a dog to keep you active, a cat to snuggle with or various other pets, such as guinea pigs, snakes or fish, that remind you to take note of the small wonders of life.  Long Island is abounding with animal shelters and adoption centers, many with more cats and dogs than they know what to do with who are in need of loving homes. Several pet stores on the Island, such as Petco and PetSmart offer more of a variety. Each store has a cat adoption area where cats are brought in from local shelters and displayed in cages and play areas for your adoption consideration, but they also carry bird species, hamsters, gerbils, mice, birds, reptiles and a whole lot more.  No matter the type of animal you bring into your home, you’ll be sure to be bringing in a little bit of love, many of which these animals are in dire need of. Please consider the following list of notable shelters and adoption centers in Nassau and Suffolk counties or visit our Shelters & Adoption Centers Page  or our Animal Organizations Page for more locations on Long Island where you can find the perfect pet.


  1. North Hempstead Animal Shelter
    75 Marina Avenue, Port Washington
    (516) 869-6311 / website
  1. North Shore Animal League
    25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington
    (516) 883-7575 / website
  1. Animal Lovers League
    40 Shore Road, Glen Cove
    516-676-5913 / website
  1. Bid-A-Wee
    3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh
    866-262-8133 / website
  1. Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
    33 Warner Road, Huntington
    631-368-8770 / website
  1. Grateful Paw Cat Adoption Center
    104 Deposit Road, East Northport
    631-757-4517 / website
  1. League for Animal Protection
    106 Depot Road, East Northport
    631-757-9373 / website
  1. Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
    608 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station
    631-473-6333 / website
  1. Almost Home Animal Rescue & Adoption
    1521 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia
    631-627-3665 / website
  1. Kent Animal Shelter
    2259 River Road, Calverton
    631-727-5731 / website