ARF’s Top Ten
If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, please consider one of these worthy animals below. For one reason or another, these cats and dogs have been overlooked at the adoption center and we are hoping to bring some attention their way. All are deserving of a loving home.
For more information on any of these animals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.537.0400 x203.
Are you searching for a sweet senior? Bear is your man. He came to ARF when his owner could no longer care for him. He is a very affectionate fifteen-year-old, who loves to give kisses and cuddle. Bear is one of the nicest cats at ARF and anyone would be lucky to call him their own. (Photo by Dee McMeekan) See a video of Bear.
Jada came to ARF when her owner could no longer care for her. She is quiet dog who is very friendly with all people, no matter their age. She is housebroken and gets along well with dogs her size, but a home with small dogs or cats is not recommended. She would love to join another family as soon as possible. (Photo by Dee McMeekan) See a video of Jada.
This sweet senior came to ARF from a hoarding situation almost three years ago. Zoe is a low-key, affectionate kitty who doesn’t need much to make her happy. Give her a sunny spot to rest her head and she will be yours forever.
Apollo is a big boy with a big personality who loves to play. He knows basic commands and is housebroken. He is strong on the leash, so an experienced owner would be best. He hopes for an active family with older children to love him. (Photo by Dee McMeekan) See a video of Apollo.
Sammy is a handsome and regal gentleman ready for a home of his own. A sunny window and a comfy spot to hang out in are all this nine-year-old guy requires. (Photo by William Yennie)
Beautiful young Lainey may need an extra minute to warm up, but once she does, she is very loving and affectionate. She loves to play with other dogs, she walks well on a leash, is crate trained and knows some basic commands. She is frightened of children, so a loving, adult-only home is best for this sweet girl. (Photo by Dee McMeekan)
Simba is a rarity among orange tabbies, as most are typically male. Simba was found in a feral cat colony in Wainscott after a volunteer noticed she had loads of affection to give. Adult cats like Simba quickly become part of the family. You’ll feel like she has been part of your family forever, and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to adopt her. See a video of Simba.
Chad is a gentle Lab mix from Puerto Rico, and he is a very sweet boy once he feels comfortable with you. He gets along with other dogs, and a canine sibling would do a lot to build his confidence. Chad just needs to find the right person or family to help him become the wonderful companion we know he can be. (Photos by Will Yennie)
Misty is a sweet girl who can be a bit shy at first with new people. She is social and with other cats, and playful too. A quiet home would be best for this beautiful tuxedo cat and once she acclimates, she will be a wonderful companion.
Griffin is a Hound mix who loves walks and a good scratch (he lets you know when you hit the right spot!). He likes people and other dogs, though he prefers the females, but he does not care for cats. He is housebroken and knows basic commands. Most of all, he is hoping for a home real soon. (Photo by Will Yennie)
LOOK WHO’S BEEN ADOPTED AFTER BEING FEATURED ON OUR TOP TEN
Sophie, 9-years-old – ADOPTED!
Sophie is a Boxer mix who knows basic commands and is housebroken. She is great on a leash and loves to go for walks. Up until recently Sophie lived in a home, but after having some issues with another dog in her household, she was surrendered to ARF. We are recommending she be the only dog in her new home. Being an only pet shouldn’t be an issue because this big girl has a lot of love to give! An adult-only home with no cats would be ideal for Sophie. (Photo by Will Yennie)
Buddy, 2-years-old – ADOPTED!
Brought to ARF from our rescue partner in South Carolina, Buddy is a Lab/Boxer mix who loves to run and play. He gets along well with other dogs but does like to chase cats. He is crate-trained and likely housebroken and will be a great addition to an active family. (Photo by Will Yennie)
Biff, 17-years-old – ADOPTED!
Biff is a gentle seventeen-year-old kitty who still has lots of love to give. This low-maintenance cat gets along well with other cats and just wants a warm lap to lie in. Please consider opening your home to this senior who deserves more from life. And nothing would make Biff happier than to be adopted along with his best friend, Todd, also a special cat of a distinguished age.
Chief, 7-years-old – ADOPTED!
Chief, a Rottweiler, was rescued from a puppy mill where he was a breeding stud. As a result of his harsh life, he needs an understanding companion who will go slowly with him. He seems indifferent with other dogs and cats, but he will need to meet any children in the household. A quiet home would be best for this gentle giant. (Photo by Will Yennie)
Papito is a Chihuahua mix who was sadly born without eyes due to a congenital abnormality. This happy dog is all about the love: the love of people, toys and other dogs. We are seeking a quiet, adult-only home for this very special young man. (Photo by Francine Fleischer)
Duke, 9-years-old – ADOPTED!
Duke is an affectionate Lab mix who is housebroken and crate-trained. Duke gets along with other dogs and has just finished his 6 weeks of obedience training. An adult-only home with no cats would be ideal for Duke.
This spunky little girl was abandoned in a carrier outside of ARF in the middle of the night. Cora gets along well with dogs and other cats and enjoys a good head scratch. She spends her days socializing the shy dogs in our Shelter Directors office but would love a home of her own. (Photo by Durell Godfrey)
Teo is a young Lab mix who is working hard to overcome his shyness. With the help of our volunteers on weekly walks through town he has begun to break out of his shell. Teo gets along with other dogs and cats, but young children tend to frighten him. A loving home with another dog would be ideal for this playful sweet boy.
Jaylee and her sibling Irving (ADOPTED) came to ARF as shy kittens through the Operation Cat program. ARF staff and volunteers worked hard socializing them, and now they are friendly and playful. These gorgeous tuxedo cats would love nothing more than a home together. Pet them and give them tuna treats and they will love you forever.
Zeke is a five-year-old Lab Mix who was an owner surrender. He walks very well on a leash, is crate and house trained and knows basic commands. While Zeke is dog friendly, he has been known to guard, so he needs to be the only pet in the home. He loves his people and does not do well with a lot of activity and strangers coming and going. Zeke would do best in a quiet, adult only home. (Photo by William Yennie) See a video of Zeke.
This handsome man with the striking black tail was left at the shelter as a kitten over two years ago. Caillou is a sweetheart, who enjoys the company of other cats and likes dogs! All he wants is a place to bird watch and sunbathe. Is that too much to ask?
Windsor is a very special dog and a staff favorite. He was adopted as a puppy and recently came back to ARF when his owner passed away. Upon examination, our vet determined his right front paw had a cancerous growth, and his limb had to be amputated. He has recovered beautifully, and he’s ready for the home he deserves! He can walk up a few stairs and runs and plays. He loves people of all ages, gets along with other dogs and with cats. He loves his treats, his bed, and going for walks. He is truly a wonderful dog searching for a wonderful home. Windsor is twelve years old. (Photo by William Yennie)
If you are looking for a cat with swagger, good looks, and a penchant for the ladies, look no further than Nitro. He’s an active boy who gets along with other kitties but may be too much for small children. (Photo by Sole Riley)
Palmer is an eight-year-old Lab mix who still plays like a young pup, but he’s a gentleman – unlike most puppies. He’s truly a good boy, who is completely housebroken and walks well on a leash. He likes other dogs, loves treats, but does not care for cats. Palmer hopes for a loving home with a family who will give him the life he so deserves. (Photo by William Yennie)
Looking for a beautiful young Hound to call your own? This girl has it all! She likes all other dogs, has no problem with cats, and likes children, but because of her size, older children are recommended. She is social and sweet, walks well on a leash, and is housebroken. Like all Hounds, she does follow her nose, so leash walking or a fully fenced yard are a must for this lovely girl. (Photo by Dee McMeekan)
Fiona, 4-years-old – ADOPTED!
Beautiful Fiona is a Australian Shepherd who spent her whole life as a breeding mom in a puppy mill. She is a bit shy on first meeting but once she warms up, she’ll wiggle her tail to let you know how happy she is to meet you. She likes other dogs and seems to have has no interest in cats. Due to her shyness, we are recommending a quiet home with someone to love her for the very first time is what this incredible girl deserves. For the right family, ARF will waive her adoption fee, thanks to the generosity of the Kit Kat Fund. (Photo by Will Yennie) See Fiona out on a walk and more.
Scooter, 1.5-years-old – ADOPTED!
Scooter is an incredibly affectionate one-and-a-half-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix who loves to play. He enjoys the company of other dogs and is fine with cats. He knows basic commands, and he’s eager to please. An experienced dog owner with another dog would be ideal for this lovable boy. (Photo by Dee McMeekan)
Irving, along with his sister Jaylee came to ARF as shy kittens through the Operation Cat program. ARF staff and volunteers worked hard socializing them, and now they are friendly and playful. These gorgeous tuxedo cats would love nothing more than a home together. Pet them and give them tuna treats and they will love you forever.