Pet Adoption In The Garden City Area: New Pets Added This Week

Want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it’s the right time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters in and around Garden City are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

Across New York, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for a new companion, consider checking out a local facility like Long Road Home, where Buddy the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Benji, a Terrier up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Benji
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Barrk Animal Rescue, Valley Stream, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Benji is the king of cuddles. This little guy was rescued from Texas, and he’s still getting used to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Pearl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Barrk Animal Rescue, Valley Stream, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Pearl is a little 3-year-old chihuahua mix. She made herself right at home when she arrived to NY, and she’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Barrk Animal Rescue, Valley Stream, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Dolly is a shy gal who came to us from Texas. She is a sweet and gentle dog who takes…” Learn more

  • Name: Willey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Barrk Animal Rescue, Valley Stream, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Mixed Breed Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Willey is a dapper little gentleman who wants nothing more than to cuddle and be by your side all the…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Dane Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing Buddy aka “Budster” This stunning Great Dane/Lab mix boy is 2 years old, 65 pounds and is happy and…” Learn more

  • Name: Jellybean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Jellybean is a 2 yo hound mix. She is a little timid at first… however, once she warms up to…” Learn more

  • Name: Aurora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Chow Chow Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Posted @withregram • @inc.longroadhomerescue Aurora, Aurora be mine ? ? Hey peoples, I am Aurora and I am told that…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sibling And Kitty Adoptions, Douglaston, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Please text 718-791-0477 the last time you owned a cat . (Year) After this we will contact you” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “”I love you!” is what this adorable girl says to everyone she meets! Her name is Mia and she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Dixie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peytons Safe Haven Inc, Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Bulldog American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dixie’s Story , Submit an application and send me a message on Face Book so we can see if your…” Learn more

  • Name: Jody
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peytons Safe Haven Inc, Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “****Foster/Adopt*** Jody ! This poor blue eyed mama Pit mix was left behind like garbage. Jody is about 2 years…” Learn more

  • Name: Nightingale
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Beautiful little Nightingale will sing her way right into your heart! She’s waiting to entertain you with her adorable kitten…” Learn more

  • Name: Sandpiper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Beautiful little Sandpiper will wade her way right into your heart! She’s just wadeing to entertain you with her adorable…” Learn more

  • Name: Emu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Beautiful little Emu will sprint his way right into your heart! He’s waiting to entertain you with his adorable kitten…” Learn more

  • Name: Sparrow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sparrow is waiting to go to her forever home where she will be loved and nurtured. She wants what every…” Learn more

  • Name: Duckie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Beautiful little Duckie will swim his way right into your heart! He’s just waiting to entertain you with his adorable…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope Inc, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing the man of the hour: CLYDE! Clyde is a gentle man looking for a lovely home to call his…” Learn more

  • Name: Rex
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Last Hope Inc, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “MEET REX: This boy just arrived at Last Hope on the most recent Georgia Rescue Transport. This young yellow Lab…” Learn more

  • Name: Sully
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Last Hope Inc, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Suddenly it’s SULLY’s Turn for the Adoption Spotlight… SULLY is a handsome 1.5 year old marmalade cat. He was already…” Learn more

  • Name: Brisket
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bideawee, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Brisket is a well-rounded lovable pup! At two years old this short stubby leg fella is a staff favorite. He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Randy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Maximilliano
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Sadly, this is Maximilliano’s second stay with us at the shelter. He was originally surrendered to us in June 2020,…” Learn more

  • Name: Millie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Hulk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Prince
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Franklin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Jelly Bean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Want to meet me? Contact our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center.” Learn more

  • Name: Fudgy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Want to meet me? Contact our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center.” Learn more

  • Name: Midnight
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Midnight is handsome Labrador mix who came from a shelter partner in Texas. A shy, timid dog, Midnight would do…” Learn more

  • Name: Chant
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Chant is friendy Labrador/Terrier mix who can be shy and fearful at first meeting. He’s looking for a patient adopter…” Learn more

  • Name: Timber
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Senior Timber has had a lot to get used to since he left behind the quiet home hed known his…” Learn more

  • Name: Arnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Arnie once lived in sad conditions in a Georgia backyard breeding situation. Now this young Rat Terrier mix is learning…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger Lilly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Jack, #BF3650. Tiger Lily and her older beau Jack had shared their lives together in a peaceful…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Sugar is a friendly, affectionate young Pittie mix. She’s fun and playful. Sugar’s favorite game is tug of war and…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabriel (Gabby)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “When a local rescue hero discovered Gabriel fending for himself outside, she brought him in for a chance at a…” Learn more

  • Name: Gingerbread
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Cranberry, #NCI2013 Gingerbread and his more confident sister Cranberry traveled downstate from our Glen Falls sister shelter,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cranberry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Gingerbread, #NCI2003 Gingerbread and his more confident sister Cranberry traveled downstate from our Glen Falls sister shelter,…” Learn more

  • Name: Franny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Tessi, #BF3275. When Franny and Tessi arrived as kittens, our team determined they would benefit from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Tessi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Franny, #BF3274. When Tessi and Franny arrived as kittens, our team determined they would benefit from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Smitten & Rubie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alleykattz Rescue, Woodmere, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Shorthair
  • Description: “They are in New Jersey These girls have been passed by SO many times because not lap cats. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: Joyce
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kittynap Kitten Rescue, Bethpage, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “sweet as can be” Learn more

  • Name: Stripe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kittynap Kitten Rescue, Bethpage, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “What a sweet affectionate boy.. Even with one eye removal doesn’t stop his purrfect personality.. His sister is Magwei if…” Learn more

  • Name: Magwei
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kittynap Kitten Rescue, Bethpage, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Magwei Would make a wonderful pet to any loving home.. One eye removal due to infection before rescue, but…” Learn more

  • Name: Lillie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tnr Utopia, Bayside, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*LILLIE is a special needs kitty* Lillie was trapped during a TNR project in Queens, NY. Once trapped, it was…” Learn more

  • Name: Bell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hello! I’m Bell and I am 8 weeks old. I weigh 11 pounds and love to snuggle. If interested in…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Ruff House Rescue. We work hard to match our dogs with their perfect forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Mazze
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi I’m Mazze. Ten pounds, eight weeks old and full of love! I am an independent girl that wanders from…” Learn more

  • Name: Maybelline
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Thank you for your interest in Ruff House Rescue. We work hard to match our dogs with their perfect forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Foxy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Foxy is the best! Eight weeks out from having her puppies, she is ready for her forever home. Foxy loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Snitzel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Snitzel! At 8 weeks old, I weigh in at a full 7lbs and 4 oz! Super cuddly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hope
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Hope and I’m 8 weeks old and weigh in at a “hefty” 6.5 pounds. I’m gentle,…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Pepper Aside from having a fabulous, name just look at that coat Pepper 8 month old lab mix, full…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “This is one Cookie you can eat right up! At 8 weeks old and 11 pounds this wrinkly little girl…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Ruff House Rescue, Island Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Need age // color // breed // pics” Learn more