Check out these 17 adoptable pets that need a good home: Nov 19-20 June June


STATEN ISLAND, NY – Ever wondered if your dog or cat likes music? It turns out they do.

One study shows that listening to certain genres of music reduces the stress levels of kennel dogs. Dogs had the most positive reactions to soft rock and reggae.

The volume can also affect your pet. The lower the volume and the slower the pace, the better. When it’s time for bed, try playing classical music to help you sleep and relieve anxiety.

There are even websites like that are specifically geared towards helping your pet with music or TV shows. A calmer and happier pet means a happier you.


Thank you to the volunteers who work to ensure that these animals are adopted by loving families like you. It takes a lot of time and dedication to volunteer at the animal rescues listed below.

Before adopting a new fur friend, volunteers organize pet events in and around the district each week, post announcements, run fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, ensure a pet’s medical needs are met, and more. All of this happens for free, all out of love and behind the scenes.

If you are considering adopting please keep in mind that there are loving elderly and disabled pets who need your care and attention.

If you cannot adopt, please remember to volunteer, donate or sponsor, or share this page with someone who can.

We have a lot of kitties for you this week! Meet Minnie!

Meet MINNIE! George, Hank, Minnie, Sasha & Tina were born on April 2nd, 21st, received the first booster vaccination and are neutered / neutered and chipped according to their age. They can be seen at their foster home by appointment or on the days they are on Petco Veterans Rd or PetSmart Forest Ave for adoption events. For more information, contact SICAW at 718.948.5623, Mon-Sat 9 am-8pm. We are based in Staten Island, New York. A home visit is required for adoption. Find out more about our adoption process and fill out your app here: (COURTESY / SICAW)Louie’s legacy

Click through the photos above to meet other adorable dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.


Stellar Villa is a New York City-based artist who recently raised over $ 11,500 for animal shelters after single-handedly creating 1,252 custom pet artwork in 21 days. Now she is working on building ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to keep raising money. If you are looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar’s work.


Do you love dogs? Do you love beer? Then pick up a cold one at the Flagship Brewing Co.’s Dog Club. The club meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the taproom of the Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St. on Bay Street.

The Flagship’s Dog Club is for dog and beer lovers of the special kind who can bring their (well-behaved) puppies to the meetings. Once a month a guest speaker will speak about their own specialty or knowledge of the well-being of their valued, loyal friends.

For more information, visit or call 718-448-5284.


1. Inexpensive or free spay and neuter: The ASPCA’s free and inexpensive mobile spay and neuter van drives through the five districts in each neighborhood.

Low-income pet owners in the five districts with proof of public support, such as Social Aid, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or social housing, are entitled to free spay / neutering services for their own Cat or her dog. If you have a pit bull, pit bull mix, or certain large breed dogs, it’s free too.

For exact times the van will be near you and instructions before you visit, visit or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog driving license. Save time and postage by applying online. To apply or for more information, visit Check out the flyer in the gallery above.


  • NYC Animal Care Centers; 212-788-4000,; located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption times: Monday-Friday 12pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fur Friends in Need, New Jersey-based group with members from Staten Island and adoption events on the island; 732-829-1426, [email protected],
  • Happy Homes Animal Rescue, New Jersey-based group with adoption events on Staten Island; 914-393-8292, [email protected], [email protected];
  • Louie’s Legacy; 646-397-LLAR (5527), [email protected],
  • Mama Chris Animal Rescue Inc .; 347-983-2240, [email protected],
  • New York Bully Crew; 844-633-NYBC (6922), [email protected],
  • PLUTO Rescue of Staten Island; 718-227-0553, [email protected], Please Note: PLUTO works with and promotes animal adoption with the Associated Humane Society in Newark, NJ
  • Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW); 718-948-5623,
  • Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue; [email protected],, 800-477-9168.
  • Victory for voiceless animal rescue; 718-442-1625, [email protected],


Outdoor dining is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900

The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200

Ciro Pizza Café, 862 Huguenot Ave., Huguenot, 718-605-0620

Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd., Charleston, 718-984-1202

Shake Shack, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave., New Springville, 929-529-0513

Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Silver Lake, 718-442-4653

Call ahead for reservations. For more information, see NYC Dogs in the Restaurant Rules.


· Allison Park, off-leash area, field at the end of the path bounded by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery, and the pond.

· Amundsen Trail, the off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard.

· Arthur-von-Briesen-Park, open-air area, lawn, Mitte Park on the right-hand side.

· Bloomingdale Park, Dog Walk, Maguire Avenue past sports fields closer to Ramona Avenue.

· Clove Lakes Park Open Air Area, open field above picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue.

· Clove Lakes Park, Open Area, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (lawn area).

· Clove’s Tail Park, outdoor area, lawn, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road.

· Conference House Park, Dog Run, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Street.

· Cozzens Woods Park, Freewheeling Area, Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road.

· Crescent Beach Park, Open Air Area, Tennyson Drive and Glover Avenue. Located on a meadow that leads to the beach.

· Evergreen Park, Free Zone, Greaves Avenue, and Evergreen Street.

· Father Macris Park, outdoor area, lawn behind the ball field.

· Dog running at Ida Court Playground, Ida Court between North Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East.

· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at the end of Seguine Avenue on Johnston Terrace; directly below the playground.

· Siedenburg Park, Free Run Zone, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.

· Silver Lake Park, Dog Run, Victory Boulevard below the Pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments.

· South Beach Park, leash-free area. Note: On sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

· Willowbrook Park, Outdoor Area, Archery Range Field.

· Wolfe’s Pond Park, Dog Run, left on Cornelia Avenue.

For more information on rules and regulations, see


Dogs are not allowed on bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. However, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk of Midland Beach and South Beach from October 1 through May 1.

Leashed dogs are allowed on Midland Beach and South Beach boardwalk.

For more information on rules and regulations, see


If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison hotline at 855-764-7661 or or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca. org.

As the seasons change, think of the plants that are poisonous to animals:


To report an incident of animal abuse, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit


To contact an environmental protection officer or report suspected violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or


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