North Shore Animal League America

Welcome to the official Tumblr page of North Shore Animal League, the world’s largest no-kill rescue organization and adoption center. For all the latest news, updates and photos make sure to visit our website at

Blake (C02563), a Chihuahua/Terrier mix Muttigree, is August’s Pet of the Month on Long Island Pulse Magazine! Meet the cutiepie in this adorable video:

Photo courtesy of Ellen Dunn.

Going to the Motley Crue concert at Jones Beach tonight? Visit our tent and kickstart your heart by meeting some of our adorable and adoptable dogs! Help us raise awareness for shelter pets by highlighting your concert experience with our pups by hashtagging #MuttleyCrue!

Black cats have it rough sometimes, even when they’re as gorgeous as Zane. But sadly, his good looks didn’t protect him from suffering multiple, severe injuries. At just four months old, Zane came to North Shore Animal League America battered and bruised, having sustained damage to his hip and face from apparent blunt trauma. A thorough exam also revealed a dislocated hip which requires delicate surgery, a necessary procedure delayed by Zane’s upper respiratory infection. 

When you donate to our Help Me Heal Program, you’re giving comfort and health to sick, injured, and homeless animals like Zane, who will be rehabbed in a loving foster home after surgery until he’s back on all four paws and ready for adoption.

Please donate and Help Zane Heal by visiting:

An Adoption Story: “I have always dreamed of having my very own dog that I could bring with me to go ride my horses and enjoy that lifestyle as much as I do, but never had the opportunity. Now I finally do!!! After searching and searching, I found my best friend!!! As soon we made eye contact, I knew he was the dog for me. When he was put into my arms, and I was congratulated on my new puppy - I actually cried!!! He is all I ever hoped for (and more) and I can’t wait for us to have so much fun traveling on the road living a cowboy lifestyle. His name is Bear he is the most perfect puppy ever and is LOVING life, and I am LOVING him!!!” – Jacqueline A. Reines #ThankfulThursday

Today is National Ghostbusters Day! In the 30 years since the release of the original film, many of the images, music, and dialogue have become a part of popular culture. So let us ask you: regarding adopting a cat or a dog, “WHO YOU GONNA CALL?” If you said North Shore Animal League America, you answered correctly! No ghosts or eerie spirits roaming our halls – only our beautiful, loving felines and canines buddies ready to be zapped into your home – no paranormal investigations needed! We have determined the best way to match our spiritual buddies with the correct family. So celebrate National Ghostbusters Day with a visit to #NSALA and allow your home to be infiltrated by what will be your own “supernatural” pet!

If you are interested in adopting Stay Puft (V30580) she is available at our adoption center today, located at 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington NY!

Welcome to the latest edition of Pets of the Week! Come visit our adoption center at 25 Davis Ave. in Port Washington, NY to meet these cuties or feel free to email Rachael Rudman regarding adoption inquiries:

All images courtesy of Ellen Dunn.

#TuesdayTails! Here are some of our newest rescues, which arrived earlier this morning. Over 40 puppies were brought to our headquarters from Precious Friends in Clarksville, TN. These adorable pups will be going up for adoption later today! Stop by our adoption center at 25 Davis Ave. in Port Washington, NY to adopt one of these pawesome pups!

Do you love fluffy animals? Lola (R158865) is the fluff for you. This young lady is litter-trained and cat and dog friendly. She loves to play and is looking for some extra TLC. Meet Lola at our adoption center today at 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington NY! #MeowMonday

Monday mornings can be the WORST. Oscar the Vizsla isn’t a fan. Are you awake yet??

Cuervo (T65488) gives us that “most interesting dog in the world” vibe. He is most certainly a silver fox with a heart of gold! This adult, king-sized lab mix Muttigree is everything his name implies - good-looking, golden (look at those eyes!) and smooth! Visit Cuervo at our adoption center at 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington NY or email to learn more about this handsome pup! #SeniorSunday

Photo courtesy of Ellen Dunn.