Looking to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in Garden City and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout New York — and many are located near you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local shelter like Pets4luv Foundation, where Paul the cat 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 create 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 Chip, an Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler 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: Chip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association Inc, Hempstead, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Description: “TO CONTACT THE FOSTER HOME, email [email protected]. DO NOT use the Petfinder form. Inquiries don’t reach us. Looking for an…” Learn more

  • Name: Chip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association, Hempstead, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Description: “TO CONTACT THE FOSTER HOME, email [email protected]. DO NOT use the Petfinder form. Inquiries don’t reach us. Looking for an…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heart Rescue Group Inc, P.O. Box 1098, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chow Chow
  • Description: “Meet Sophie ! she is a young 2 year old chow chow who is sweet and friendly. Sophie has a…” Learn more

  • Name: Celine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pets4luv Foundation, Westbury, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Paul
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pets4luv Foundation, Westbury, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Henrietta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pets4luv Foundation, Westbury, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Dakota
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pets4luv Foundation, Westbury, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “17YR OLD CAT NEEDS PLACEMENT ASAPPETS4LUV was contacted about a 17 year old cat that is about to lose her…” Learn more

  • Name: Halley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pets4luv Foundation, Westbury, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mastiff Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “?Bailey Bailey Bailey? Can you say Hunk of Burning Love ? Bailey is one year old lab and is as…” Learn more

  • Name: Scooter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello friends! Please meet our newest addition-? Scooter ? This stunning one year old boy appears to be a shepherd…” Learn more

  • Name: Brandy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Long Road Home, Manhasset, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Beautiful Brandy is a two year old shepherd/ lab mix. Brandy’s a little chubby ? at 65 pounds and needs…” Learn more

  • Name: Sparky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Tabby
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  • Name: Layla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Calico
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  • Name: Cali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Calico
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  • Name: Spotty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Calico
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  • Name: The Flash
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tiger
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  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tabby
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  • Name: Martin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tuxedo
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  • Name: Manny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Frodo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tabby
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  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tiger
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  • Name: Hunter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Tiger
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  • Name: Moe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All About Cats Rescue Inc, 111 East Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
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  • Name: Angelo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lop Eared
  • Description: “Bio coming soon…Our adoption procedure includes a phone interview, home visit, and any necessary education of potential adopters. There is…” Learn more

  • Name: Alice
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Alice was found roaming around Southhampton back in August at just 3 months old, and a kind family took her…” Learn more

  • Name: Margo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Lop Eared
  • Description: “Bio coming soon…Our adoption procedure includes a phone interview, home visit, and any necessary education of potential adopters. There is…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeanette
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Californian
  • Description: “Bio coming soon…Our adoption procedure includes a phone interview, home visit, and any necessary education of potential adopters. There is…” Learn more

  • Name: Olaf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Our Best Friends Rescue, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Cocker Spaniel
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Olaf is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel who was terribly neglected for the first part of his life. Olaf was the…” Learn more

  • Name: Malachai
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Our Best Friends Rescue, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Malachai was surrendered by his owner when she took him to the vet because of a tumor on his leg….” Learn more

  • Name: Ollie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Our Best Friends Rescue, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Ollie’s story is so sad. When we first saw his pictures we were in shock. He had been tied to…” Learn more

  • Name: Dixie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Our Best Friends Rescue, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Corgi Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Dixie lived in filth and heat for the first part of her life. Even though she had no idea she…” Learn more

  • Name: Nala
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Our Best Friends Rescue, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Nala is a beautiful girl that was left at our vets office and has been there for over a year….” Learn more

  • Name: Hulk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peytons Safe Haven Inc, Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Hulk. This handsome boy just turned 1 years old and is about 80 pounds. Unfortunately he needs to find…” Learn more

  • Name: Moose
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Peytons Safe Haven Inc, Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Rex
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Moose is available for adoption. He is about 10 months old and 6 pounds. We think he is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Cotton and Candy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peytons Safe Haven Inc, Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Cotton and Candy are sisters I rescued from Texas. They are extremely bonded and will ONLY be adopted together. They…” Learn more

  • Name: Toby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “From his dreamy green eyes to his gorgeous patterned coat, Toby is the whole package! He’s got a great personality…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Poodle Mix
  • Description: “Oreo really needs a friend right now. His owner has passed away and he is in search of a new…” Learn more

  • Name: Marley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Marley will need to live in an active household because she is a very active pup! She will flourish in…” Learn more

  • Name: Garcia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Garcia was rescued from a life on the street and is now safe with us. He’s ready to go…” Learn more

  • Name: Diva
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bobbi And The Strays, 2 Rider Place, Freeport, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Diva is almost 12 years old and is now in search of a new forever home. Her owner passed away…” Learn more

  • Name: Gigi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Valley Cats And Friends Animal Rescue Inc, Valley Stream, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “GG is a diva. She is extremely sweet and affectionate when she wants to be. But when she’s not feeling…” Learn more

  • Name: Bianca
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bideawee, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “This beautiful little sweetie is named Bianca! She arrived to us with her sibling, Bubbles, a short time ago, after…” Learn more

  • Name: Bubbles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Bideawee, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “This beautiful little sweetie is named Bubbles! She arrived to us with her sibling, Bianca, a short time ago, after…” Learn more

  • Name: Lovebug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Veggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Saffron
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter, 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Saffron – This 5 year old female terrier mix was found as a stray in January 2021. Saffron is…” Learn more

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Urban Group, PO Box 4025, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This sweetie pie is Ruby, an adorable, loving, affectionate and gentle little girl. Ruby, who was born May 7, 2020,…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Urban Group, PO Box 4025, Great Neck, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This strapping young man is Buddy. Buddy was in a colony and unfortunately the colony’s dedicated and caring feeder recently…” Learn more

  • Name: Gwendolyn
  • 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: “Gwendolyn is at our Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center in Glens Falls, NY. Gwendolyn is a petite and shy grey…” Learn more

  • Name: Solomon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Solomon is at our Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center in Glens Falls, NY. When Solomon first arrived, rescued from the…” Learn more

  • Name: Clooney
  • 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: “Clooney is at our Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center in Glens Falls, NY. Meet Clooney. Yes, as in George, but…” Learn more

  • Name: William
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “William is at our Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center in Glens Falls, NY. William is a sweet-faced older kitten. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Potato Bug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Lady Bug, #BF1972 We have the sweetest pair of tabby sisters wed love to introduce you to:…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady Bug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Double Adoption with Potato Bug, #BF1971. We have the sweetest pair of tabby sisters wed love to introduce you to:…” Learn more

  • Name: Valley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Ready to meet your new best friend? Valley is a young adult, Pittie Terrier mix rescued from Georgia. This beautiful…” Learn more