September Newsletter - BIG THINGS HAPPEN AT LITTLE SHELTER!
BIG THINGS HAPPEN AT LITTLE SHELTER!
Stories With Happy Endings Are The Best...
Thank You To All Our Pet-A-Palooza Adopters!
On August 19th and 20th Little Shelter held it's 20th Annual
Pet-A-Palooza. From 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday the shelter grounds
were bustling with families eager to adopt a new best friend. The event
attracted adopters mostly from Long Island, however families came all
over the tri-state area to partake in the festivities and meet our
By the end of this phenomenal event, over 60 dogs, cats, puppies
and kittens were off to furever homes. All weekend long you could see
families interacting with dogs which ran the gambit in breed, age and
size. With so many dogs available, there was somebody for every family.
We are so happy for all of the dogs and cats who found their new best
friend and would like to thank everyone who came to participate in this
exciting event. If you didn't make it down to Pet-A-Palooza this
year, make sure you mark next year's Pet-A-Palooza in your calendar! Our
21st Annual Pet-A-Palooza will be on August 18th & 19th 2018.
What's Happening At Little Shelter...
Lang Has A New Leash On Life!
When Lang first arrived to Little Shelter, he was very ill. (Though you would never know it by the way he acted.) From
the moment he stepped foot into Little Shelter he was bursting with
excitement - running around, giving kisses, jumping and just being all
Lang had a liver shunt, a condition
he was most likely born with but was getting progressively worse. As
blood continued to bypass his liver, toxins were building up in his
bloodstream to dangerous levels. Without intervention, the outlook
on Lang's life was pretty grim. Little Shelter saw that he got the best
medical care and was soon cleared for surgery.
This story has a very happy ending for Lang, not only was the
surgery successful but he is doing better than we had expected in
recovery. Even better, Lang donation campaign was seen by one of Little
Shelter's adopters and they immediately came to meet him. It was love at
first sight and Lang will spend the rest of his recovery and the rest
of his life in a loving home with his new family and furry siblings. (*click here to donate to the cost of Lang's surgery*)
Fall Festivals Are Here!
While summer is our busiest time for events at Little Shelter, the
change of seasons does not mean that things slow down. Little Shelter is
part of many town festivals on Long Island. This is one of the ways we
like to stay connected with our local communities and reach out to new
adopters. Keep an eye on the event calendar and come visit us, we always
have adoptable dogs at our booths. Be sure to support your community by going to local festivals and come see us at: Ronkonkoma Street Fair, Harborfest (Sag Harbor), and the Long Island Fall Festival (Huntington).
Little Shelter Welcomes New Veterinarian
Little Shelter is excited to welcome veterinarian Dr. Christine Handlin DVM to our team! This
is a great addition to our expanding facilities and programs. We know
with her that our dogs and cats will be in good hands. Having a
veterinarian on premises will help streamline the process of having all
our beloved residents be available sooner for adoption. This is the just part of the big plans Little Shelter has for 2018 and beyond.
Join Us For Little Shelter's 10th Annual Masquerade Ball!
Join us Thursday, October 19th for our 10th annual Masquerade Ball and Charity Event. This fantastical
evening kicks off at 6pm with a cocktail reception. The festivities
continue with dinner, open bar, live and silent raffles, live dj,
costume contest and more.
Call: Arleen at 631-368-8770 ext. 26
This Month's Adoption Spotlight:
This handsome young man is
Jackson, a Doberman Pinscher mix of around 9 months old. Jackson is
friendly and curious boy seeking a loving family that will give him the
consistent training and guidance he needs to grow up into a polite
gentleman. He learns quickly and will be a great companion for a very
special someone. (click here for more info)
Meet Puff Daddy!
Daddy or "Puffy" for short, is a gorgeous fluffy white cat at Little
Shelter. However he's more than just good looks, he has a very sweet
personality to match. This lovable boy mews when you call his name and
will follow you around like a dog. He enjoys getting affection
including belly rubs and being held.
Little Shelter Opportunities:
Little Shelter Is NOW HIRING!
If you enjoy spending time with 'man's best
friend' then this could be the job for you! Little Shelter is looking
for enthusiastic, self motivated individuals for our dog program! For
more info and if interested please email resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Little Shelter Events!
August Events Schedule
9/3: Ronkonkoma Street Fair, Wittridge Rd, 11am-6pm
9/9: Harborfest, Sag Harbor, 9am-5pm
9/9: 3rd Annual Camping With The Pupscouts, Huntington Station, 2pm-5pm
9/10: Harborfest, Sag Harbor, 9am-5pm
9/17: Cow Harbor Parade, Cow Harbor, 10am-5pm
9/23: Pet Fair, Northport-East Northport Library, 10am-1pm