After not having been able to have a pet for many years as my living arrangements would not permit it, I was seriously starved for a fur love relationship and could not wait to find my cuddle buddy. The staff was kind, supportive, responsive and truly listened to the animal's and my needs--following up to see how we were doing atleast once a month for the first six months to be sure we were all happy with the decision. Now I have the most gorgeous, smartest, cuddliest fetch playing cat ever in my life. See . . .
Since 1927, Little Shelter has been dedicated to providing homeless dogs and cats with medical care and shelter with the goal of adopting animals into loving forever homes. NAVS was proud to assist Little Shelter with a grant to help pay for vet care and repairs incurred by Superstorm Sandy.
I first learned about Little Shelter after getting a summer internship there. I was nervous my first day working with Raeanne and the cats. Everyone made me feel wanted and at home. After more then a year I never thought I'd find such an amazing place to work. They take such great care of their animals making sure they find their forever home. The next time I'm looking to adopt my first stop will be Little Shelter.
I lost my dog of 20 years and was very hesitant to get another the pain was just to much ...my husband kept after me to visit little shelter and finally I did and we met Logan - Logan was taken but for some reason it did not work out and one night I came home from work and nobody was home and than about a 1/2 hour later Logan ran in the house with my husband behind him. And my heart was taken...but we know Logan came to us for a reason - shortly thereafter my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer...I beleive Logan was brought to us for his unconditional love and comfort that he gave both me and my husband through the ordeal..my husband would get his treatments and have to lay in the bed for 2 hours and rotate his body of course Logan and I would join him to keep him comapny during the 2 hours needless to say Logan would gently push me off the bed and lay over my husband and look at me with his beautiful gentle eyes all 57 lbs of him and let me know it was their time together...I cannot tell you how comforting Logan was to my husbnd during these days..he is in remission and their is a very special bond bewtween him and Logan..Logn is a very special part of our family it has been over 10 years now tha he is with us and every day I love him more and more...I thought I could never love another as I did my other dog but Logan is very special to us and we love him dearly as he does us!
Thank you for sharing this. Amazing to hear about this special bond.
I wouldn't adopt anywhere else....period.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. You can tell the animals are their top priority. We have adopted our last 3 animals there, and wouldn't hesitate to adopt from them again in the future. Our personal favorite is Raeanne who runs the Cattery. She and her staff work so hard to get every animal adopted by good families. I commend them for their loyalty and dedication to these poor defenseless dogs & cats. I believe that people who love animals this much are truly special.
Oh, where to start when it comes to Little Shelter! I've adopted 3 cats from Little Shelter and have yet to be disappointed. Mac came home with me a little over 12 years ago, Scotty came home 12 years ago, and Violet a little over a year ago. Because they're in the cattery socializing with the other cats and people there, it makes it much easier to bring the animals into my home with other animals. The initial vet visit is free of charge and any subsequent visits relating to an issue the animals may have had upon leaving the shelter are all also free of charge. violet came home with a cold so the vet provided medication and a follow up visit for her for free. the vet Little Shelter referred me to was great - would have stuck with them if they were closer to where I live. Little Shelter believes in the animals they have and do background checks in order to avoid animals returning, which is a great policy. A few weeks after taking home each of my cats from Little Shelter, I've gotten calls from shelter staff following up with how everything is going and asking me to contact them if necessary. It's nice to know they're there for you even after you've taken the animals home. No hesitations here with adopting more animals from Little Shelter!
Over many years, my wife and I have rescued five cats from this shelter, two of them being special needs. I doubt those two would have even had a chance at survival at many other shelters, but Little Shelter cared and nurtured them until they were lucky enough to find new homes with us. Their willingness to care for animals, no matter how long they stay, is a testament to their generosity of heart and spirit. If I was a lost dog or cat, there's no place I'd rather spend my days waiting to be adopted.
One of the most worthwhile nonprofits I've had the good fortune to be connected with.
The Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center Inc., in Huntington, Long Island, is one of a very few caring shelters here on Long Island that really does help any animal in their care. Their small and infrequent mailings show that any donation given to them goes mostly to the animals and not to flashy cards and letters. Friends have told me just how wonderful the staff is with all the animals, which is not the case at a famous Long Island animal shelter near me. The little I can afford to give is always sent to The Little Shelter!
I contribute to many charities, and this is by far one of my favorites. Everyone associated with LIttle Shelter has nothing but the animals' best interests at heart. They make excellent use of volunteers, never squander resources, and are always finding new ways to help.
Little Shelter does a great job with rescuing and taking care of animals. The staff is very dedicated and sincerely wish to see every animal find a home that is right for them. While the animals are at Little Shelter they receive the best care possible. Many people might not realize but Little Shelter also has programs that help the community. In one such program children who need practice reading pair up with a dog and read out loud to the dog. Studies have shown the dog's non-judgemental attention helps the child improve reading skills. Little Shelter also assists those who have trouble affording food and health care for their pet. They also offer low cost spay/neuter programs. The shelter takes as many animals as it can from high kill shelters and gives them a safe home until they can find their "forever home". This is an organization worth supporting. If you can't adopt an animal you can still help by giving money, time, towels and blankets or even fostering an animal for a short time. Little Shelter does a great job and they deserve 5 stars!