Shelter Pet of the Week

Maximus

MEET MAXIMUS!

This week’s featured shelter pet is Maximus,  patiently waiting at the Smithtown Animal Shelter for his furever home. This medium haired boy just turned five in February and is fairly new to the shelter. He was loved from the moment he was found outside as a stray kitten. Sadly, his family fell upon hard times and could no longer give him the life he deserves. 

While Maximus is adjusting at the shelter and is still heartbroken, it may take him a little time to warm up. Earning his trust is worth its weight in gold…as he will shower you with endless purring, adoration and unconditional love. Maximus has already proven to be a beloved companion and deserves another chance to find his person. Let’s help him find a lifetime of purr-fect memories. Maximus would do best in a quiet home with older children. 

If you are interested in meeting this sweet boy, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in the Meet and Greet room.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

MEET BETTY BOOP!

Break out the tissue box because we are determined to change Betty Boop’s fate. This couch hippo (approximately twelve year-young Female pibble mix) has spent FIVE years at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and deserves to wake up one day snuggled up next to YOU! She is a low-key, affectionate, wiggle monster, who aside from snoring and passing gas at will, just wants a couch, Netflix marathons and a human to call her person.

Betty loves to dip her feet in the kiddie pools and fancies herself a magician…  She can turn stuffed animals into snow. If you give her a treat and a belly rub, she’ll be your friend for life. Seriously… this velcro couch seal will cling on to human connection at first boop. Betty suffers from significant arthritis in her hips and knees and will need a home that can manage daily medications. Betty Boop would be best suited as the only pet in a mellow adult-only home. Easter is this weekend and all Betty Boop is wishing for from the Easter Bunny is for one very special someone to step up to either adopt or “Forever Foster” her. Will you be her miracle?

If you are interested in meeting Betty Book, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

Additional Foster Opportunity:

If you have no other pets or young children at home, and are looking for a way to serve your community, please consider signing up to be a foster. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, and dogs in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for extended periods of time. The shelter provides: food, litter, litter box, large crate, bedding, all veterinary care and medicine for foster animals, foster training and plenty of continuing support to foster parent volunteers.

Download the Foster Application at:

https://www.smithtownny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4325/Foster-Application

This week’s featured shelter pet is Cannoli, a black and white domestic short hair up for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter. 

Have you ever wished for a cat that needs you as much as you need them?

Estimated to be around 9 years old, this sweet and affectionate cat has had her heart broken twice! Both were not her fault. Her first pet parent went into assisted living, and surrendered her to the shelter. The second pet parent passed away suddenly. 

Cannoli needs her next home to be her final home. Nothing but the best will be accepted for this lovely girl! She has no medical issues, likes children and calm dogs and most likely other cats. 

If you are interested in meeting Cannoli, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

MEET JITTERBUG

This week’s shelter pet is Jitterbug, a Female American Staffordshire Terrier Mix up for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter.

Estimated to be between two and three years-old, this little nugget of happiness was initially adopted from Florida. However, she was sadly surrendered to the Animal Shelter due to a penchant for escape. The dedicated team at the Animal Shelter and her trainers confirm that this young lady is the most outgoing, friendly pup who enjoys meeting new friends. To say that Jitterbug is a social butterfly would be an understatement.

This sweet girl has so much love to give, is full of energy and can be adopted to a home with older children, other dogs (preferably her size) and possibly cats. She is an absolute crowd-pleasing delight, who would make a wonderful addition to a household looking for a fun-loving companion.

If you are interested in meeting Jitterbug, please fill out an application  and schedule a date/time to properly interact in a domestic setting, which includes a Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs, and a Dog Walk trail.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

Foster Opportunity:

If you have no other pets or young children at home, and are looking for a way to serve your community, please consider signing up to be a foster. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, and dogs in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for extended periods of time.

Download the Foster Application at:

https://www.smithtownny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4325/Foster-Application

 

Mohawk

This week’s featured shelter pet is Mohawk, the shy kitten with big love to share! 

Currently up for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter, this 8-month-old tuxedo and his littermates were found as part of the shelter’s TNR program. Mohawk took a long time to trust people. Now he’s shy with newcomers but beyond affectionate with his caretakers. He would do best in a quiet home with people that will give hime time to trust. 

If you are interested in meeting Mohawk, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in a domestic setting.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

MEET ROSEMARY!

This week’s featured shelter pet is Rosemary, a two-year-old female brown tabby cat who arrived at the Smithtown Animal Shelter on Jan. 23. 

Little Rosemary was found as a stray begging for food. She can be a little shy/hesitant at first, but loves to have her head and face petted. She chirps at you for food and is learning to trust more people. She would do best in a quiet home with a little patience. Rosemary will reward that patience with love. 

If you are interested in meeting Rosemary, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in a domestic setting.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

Kai

MEET KAI

This week’s featured shelter pet is Kai, a 2-year-old grey and white bully/poodle/terrier mix available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter.

This uniquely looking boy is all love and fun all of the time. He knows no commands and is not yet fully house trained, but he is so eager to please. He was denied proper training and socializing and needs a patient family that will show him love and give him the time he’s been denied. To meet him is to fall in love!

If you are interested in meeting Kai, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in a domestic setting, which includes a Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs, and a dog walk trail.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

MEET CHOPS!

This week’s featured shelter pet is Chops, a 2-year-old male German Shepherd available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter.

This handsome boy needs a very specific home. He is working on trust issues and is obedient and loyal to people that he knows and trusts.  He will need an experienced home, both with working breed dogs and with training.  He is an intelligent guy who loves to learn and play.  He will need a home that can manage his introductions to new people and needs to be the only pet in an adult only home.

If you are interested in meeting Chops, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in a domestic setting, which includes a Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs, and a Dog Walk trail.

The Town of Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Visitor hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings by appointment only). For more information, call 631-360-7575 or visit www.townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com.

Yogi Bear was adopted on January 27! Happy life sweet boy!

Below is the original post on January 24.

MEET SWEET YOGI BEAR!

This week’s featured shelter pet is Yogi Bear, a  senior who has been given a second chance at life, thanks to Save A Pet in Port Jefferson Station. 

This sweet boy is a weathered soul with a scruffy coat and tired eyes that reflect the hardships he’s endured. He had been wandering the streets in Georgia forever, eating the scraps of food people sometimes tossed his way. Then he was taken off the streets and placed on death row at an overcrowded shelter. At his age, the chance of finding a forever home dwindled with each passing day. Then his luck changed. Save A Pet sprang to action and had him transported to Long Island.

Yogi is surprisingly resilient. Although he is nine or 10 years old, he loves to play and follows his caretakers around. A veterinarian has examined him and assured the shelter that he is fit for adoption. He has some arthritis and just wants a place to hang his hat. If you see his sweet face and gentle eyes, you will understand why this dog deserves a loving family to give him the home he has always wanted, but never had.

Do you have room in your heart for this sweet old bear?

Located at 608 Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station, Save A Pet is open seven days a week. Call 631-473-6333.

Tobey is a very special boy to everyone at Little Shelter Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Huntington. He arrived at the shelter at 5 months old in poor condition, matted, covered in feces, and extremely under-socialized. For those first 5 months of Tobey’s life, he lived most of it in a crate with 3 other siblings… That means that he had little to no interaction with people or the outside world. But because he lived in such close contact with his siblings we have noticed at the shelter that he comes out of his shell when there are other dogs around. Because of this, we do require that Tobey goes home to a household that already has another dog.

Tobey is a very cute and handsome pup that people tend to gravitate towards because of his looks. However, he is not your typical dog as he did not come from a typical situation. He will not be a dog that you can pet right away. Instead, he tends to sit in a corner and tremble or run away if a stranger approaches him. Tobey requires a special kind of adopter, someone who can understand and respect that he is not the kind of dog who will run up and choose his owner right away. It will take a lot of time and commitment. He may not adjust in the first week, the first month, or even the first year, but one thing all of us here at the shelter can tell you is that when working with a dog that comes from a challenging situation like Tobey’s, it can be a rewarding experience, and every small victory feels like a massive achievement.

When Tobey first arrived at Little Shelter, he had no idea what a leash was and had probably never walked on grass before. Everything was so new to him, and he was terrified of human touch. It took months for him to come around, but even just being able to pet him for the first time was so rewarding. Tobey is a very good boy who came from a horrible situation, and he needs someone to show him that “it’s okay”. With the help of another dog in the household, he can learn that not all humans are so bad. If you think that Tobey might be a good fit for your household, please reach out to Little Shelter at (631) 368 – 8770 ext.21.