North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Phillip, Madison & Huck!

Furry Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne of the North Shore Animal League America, featuring friendly, loving adoptable cats & dogs!

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Friendly Phillip is all smiles!

Four Legged Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne, lifelong Long Island resident and communications coordinator for North Shore Animal League America. Bariann’s weekly posts highlight the League’s amazing animals, just a small example of the thousands of loving, loyal pets waiting for forever homes at your local animal shelter.
Phillip is a 1 year old Spaniel/Setter mix. He is as sweet and as gentle as they come. Due to an unfortunate degenerative eye disorder, Phillip has only partial sight and will eventually lose his sight entirely. If you weren't aware of his disability, you would swear he was just like any other dog. Calm yet confident, Phillip walks great on a leash, but he needs a helping hand to steer him clear of wayward objects. He really enjoys time with other canines, as well as feline friends, and he could certainly benefit from a canine roommate to help guide him in his new furever home, especially a dog that is playful yet gentle.

While he doesn't know many of his basic commands, he will quickly come to the call of a trustful and familiar voice, and he would require minimal effort to complete his training. He is also semi-housebroken. This sweetheart’s adoption number is R157459. Good news, Long Island - Phillip has been adopted! He's happy & healthy in his new forever home!
Speaking of fluffy animals, Madison is a 9 year-old female Domestic Longhair. Madison is a beauty of a cat and a true diva! She loves crunchy treats and catnip, and perching on cat towers.  She prefers calm and quiet home with cat experience, children over 16, and no other pets but can coexist with small dogs. Madison's adoption number is H185843 and you can contact to learn more about fostering or adopting this feline queen! Good news, Long Island! Madison has been adopted, and loves her new fur-ever home!
2-year old Huck is a young and energetic dog with a lot of love to give. He had a rough start, but the League has given him a new lease on life. Huck is the type of dog who would just love to curl up next to you on the couch and relax, whether it be to watch the big game or the nightly news, Huck would be content just to be by your side. Despite his size, he thinks he's a lap dog. For this reason he would do best in a home with children over 12. He greatly enjoys rolling around in the yard with other canine companions, however, due to his sometimes overly enthusiastic play style, he would need to meet other potential canine roommates first to make sure they'd be a good match.

Huck knows some of his basic commands but could use an owner who's willing to put in some time to reinforce them. Huck is eager to please and a quick learner. His jovial disposition has made him beloved by the staff and volunteers, and they would love nothing more than to see him find a loving and caring furever home! Huck’s adoption number is AH253.
Phillip, Madison, and Huck are all waiting for their forever homes at our adoption center in Port Washington. To adopt one of these amazing animals, or for more information, please email us at or call us at 516-883-7575. See more adoptable cats and dogs at!
About North Shore Animal League America
Animal League America has saved more than 1,000,000 lives. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home.  Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty and advance standards in animal welfare.  We reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. The League’s adoption center is located at 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington NY.
To avoid any confusion, unique adoption numbers are used as easy references for potential adopters to use when inquiring about specific pets. You may also contact the North Shore Animal League to be pre-approved for adoption.