Every cat and and dog adopted from ARF is as unique as the family that brings them home.

As you consider adding a pet to your family, please don’t overlook ARF’s Top Ten. Some have special medical needs. Others may have behavior issues that require them to be the only animal in the home, or they may need consultations with you and our animal behaviorist. And then there are those who have simply been overlooked. All deserve a loving home.

Assistance to future adopters for special needs of some on ARF’s Top Ten list has been generously underwritten by the Kit Kat Fund and the ARF Scholarship Fund. Contact our adoptions team at adoptions@arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 x203 seven days a week.

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See past members of ARF’s Top Ten who have been adopted

If you can’t adopt but would like to help, please consider underwriting the adoption fee for one of ARF’s Top Ten or make a monthly contribution to underwrite their care until they are adopted. Contact us at development@arfhamptons.org to find out how.

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Scarlett came to ARF with her brother Buster. They were in very poor condition when they arrived. Bother were underweight and weak. Upon examination, our vets determined that Scarlett was having difficulty walking. X-rays showed that she had been shot by a BB gun and has a BB is lodged in her spine. After a course of physical therapy and medication, she now walks and runs well but sadly, her tail will never wag, and she will likely need wee-wee pads for the rest of her life. She will be fine living in a home with another mellow dog (especially Buster!) or with cats, but no small children please. Because of their harsh early life, Buster and Scarlett are timid but warm up very quickly to people. They would love a chance to have a life surrounded by people who love them.

This spunky little girl was left in a carrier at ARF in the middle of the night, through no fault of her own. She is litter box trained, gets along well with dogs and other cats and loves a good head scratch. She spends her days socializing the shy dogs in our Operations Director's office, but she would love a home of her own.

Dino was surrendered to ARF when his owner relocated and was unable to take him. While Dino loves his people, he prefers to be the center of their universe as they are his, and needs to be the only pet in the home. This little guy has plenty of love and personality to fill your household all on his own. We would love for you to stop by the ARF Adoption Center to meet Dino.

Shy and cautious young lady was adopted as a kitten and lived in a multiple-cat household, along with two small dogs and her owner couldn't care for her anymore. She is now looking for a quiet, patient new forever home to call her own. Won't you please consider Holly Belle?

Hope is a very special girl to all of the ARF staff members. She loves all people that she meets, loves to play fetch and has become our Ambassadog for humane education visits because what she loves most are kids. While she loves all people, she does not care for other dogs or cats so she will need to be your one and only. She is a lovely girl with a heart full of love just bursting to share with a family of her very own.

Marion is a playful, outgoing and fun loving young girl. She is social with other cats, loves to play and is patiently waiting for a forever home to call her own.

Huck is a five-year-old Lab Retriever Mix. He is an amazingly loving and loyal companion who always does all he can to please his person. While he may have a serious look about him, he is a goofy and playful guy, always up for an adventure. Sit down on the floor and this over-sized lap dog will plop right down on top of you. Housebroken and trained in basic obedience, Huck has spent too many days in the shelter. He desperately wants and needs a home and companion to call his very own.

Marley is a lovely girl who was adopted at ARF as a kitten and recently returned to ARF when her owners could no longer care for her. At 9 years-old, she is sad to now find herself in a shelter and can be timid on first meeting. Though she lived with another kitty, we are recommending a home as an only cat because she does have some dietary restrictions and is being medicated for a thyroid condition. Once adopted, Marley's food and medication related to her thyroid condition will be covered by ARF's Scholarship Program.

Marshmallow is a energetic 10 year-old, 27 lb Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu mix who was surrendered to ARF when his owner moved and could not take him. He likes other dogs and does not appear to be bothered by cats. Marshamallow doesn't like to be alone, so he would do best in a home with another dog as a companion or with a human companion that will be his one and only.


Petunia is a young-at-heart-senior Hound mix who was surrendered when her owners could no longer care for her. She loves to give kisses, take long walks and is always up for a good road trip. Help this loving golden girl get back in a home with a loving family of her own. (Photo by Dee McMeekan)

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)

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)

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 all he wants is a place to bird watch and sunbathe. Is that too much to ask?

Beautiful Fiona is a four-year-old 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. For more on the Kit Kat Fund, click on Fiona's photo. (Photo by Will Yennie)

Pom Pom was surrendered by her owner, after he fell sick and he couldn't take care of her any longer. Pom Pom is a very sweet, quiet, beautiful senior lady that would love to sit in the sun or on someone's lap and eat bon-bon's all day, but she can't since she is a transitional diabetic. She does require an insulin injection once a day and a special diet to keep her blood sugar regulated; this illness hasn't dampened her spirits, she is full of life and has much love to share. Won't you please open your home to this beautiful lady!

Two-year-old 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)

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 Will 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)

Jaylee and Irving 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.