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LI's Adorable Adoptables: Reslient Rex, the Sandy Survivor, Spike the Sweetie, & Loving Virgil!

There are so many amazing animals currently residing in our local shelters all in need of finding their forever home- this week, meet three of the most adorable adoptables; Rex, Spike and Virgil!

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Resilient Rex - This fun, lovable Sandy Surviving Pit Mix is looking for his forever home!

LI's Adorable Adoptables is a weekly column by Allison Matos, a lifelong Long Island resident who has been advocating animal adoption since 2012. Allison's weekly posts highlight local animals in need of adoption, and cover general animal welfare topics as well.

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to 3 amazing animals available for adoption this week...Meet Rex, Spike and Virgil!

Would you believe poor Rex is still feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy? This handsome guy was rescued a few months after the storm hit NY. Rex was found tied up in front of a shelter in NJ, but luckily some great people volunteered to foster him, and now he is ready to find his forever home! This 5 year old pit mix loves the outdoors- he’s a sucker for the beach and a nice backyard.  Rex is amazing with kids and loves everyone he meets, but would do best as the only pooch in a household.  This internet sensation even has his own Facebook page called “Rex’s Final Journey” which was created because his current foster mom just knows he is on the road to finding his forever home.

For more information about Rex, check out his Facebook page, or fill out an adoption application online You can also contact his foster mom, Daisy, at 718-663-1737 or email her at

And at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, you can meet this adorable 3 month old male Plott/Coonhound named Spike. Spike was recently rescued from an abusive owner, but this puppy doesn’t let that bring him down. Spike is smart and loving - She has been neutered and fostered, which means he is more than ready to go to a loving home!  Are you that special someone who would love to have a tall, athletic, handsome, leggy Hound dog? If so, contact Last Hope today!

For the cat lovers out there - check out Virgil! This 5 year old small Maine Coon-type tabby was turned into a LI town shelter because his owner fell ill and had to move in with family. Virgil is described as gorgeous and affectionate and loves to rub up against and between your ankles.  He also loves to be pet and is fine with being carried around. He is definitely a volunteer favorite! 

For more information about Spike and Virgil, check out Last Hope’s website.

Thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt - never shop!



  • Resilient Rex - This fun, lovable Sandy Surviving Pit Mix is looking for his forever home!

  • Virgil the gorgeous Maine Coon tabby is mellow, loves affection, and is the perfect companion for any cat lover!

  • Spike is a sweetheart! Only 3 months old, Spike is bursting with life!