What to Know in the Hamptons: Pet Adoption and Placement

Are you looking for a four-legged companion? The demand for pets is at an all time high, and there are dogs and cats that need homes forever. Finding a pet these days takes patience, persistence (check websites daily for updates!), And a loving home.

Check out this handy guide to find out where and how to find, welcome and adopt the pet of your dreams. (And don’t forget to support your local shelters and rescues!)

ARF residents, past and present

Hamptons Animal Rescue Fund (ARF)
124 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton
631-537-0400, arfhamptons.org
ARF actively saves cats and dogs, provides care, control and offers refuge until loving homes are found. Provides medical / welfare care. A 501 (3) non-profit.
Available: Cats and dogs for adoption and with foster families.
The process: Open only by appointment. All adoptions begin online with the application, review and invitation to meet.
Costs: Dogs: $ 200 (7 months and over); Puppies: $ 300 (up to 6 months); Puppy Mill Rescue: $ 300 (regardless of age)
Cats: $ 75 (1 to 6 years old); Adult cats: fee waived (over 7 years old), but donations are appreciated; Kittens: $ 100 or two kittens for $ 150 (up to 1 year old)
Programs / Volunteers: Adoption / Home, limited volunteers. Pet food donation drives (monthly, usually third Saturday: April 17, May 15); Free wellness clinics by appointment / monthly. Need volunteers in foster homes for kittens.

Bideawee residents, past and present
Bideawee residents, past and present

Bideawee (Westhampton, Wantagh, Manhattan)
118 Old Country Road, Westhampton
631-684-0079, bideawee.org
Bideawee saves, shelters and offers adoption / placement of dogs and cats. Provides medical care, socialization. The Westhampton location has a pet hospital and a pet cemetery. A 501 (3) non-profit.
Available: Dogs and Cats for adoption and with foster families.
The process: Consult the website (daily changes); online request, review, reminder, phone or Zoom, or in-person appointment
Costs: $ 350 and less, depending on age / size
Programs / Volunteers: Adoption / Foster, Animal Hospital, Feral Cat Initiative, Pet Memorial Parks & Garden, Pet Therapy

SSR residents of yesterday and today
SSR residents of yesterday and today

Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue (GSAR)
PO Box 578, Sagaponack, NY 11962
631-903-9215, gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org
GSAR rescues animals destined for high mortality facilities across the country. Offer adoption, foster family, medical care. A 501 (3) non-profit.
Available: Dogs for adoption and in foster care.
The process: All adoptions start online, watch dogs, complete applications, selective reviews / referrals, house and dog facetime video; sometimes meet and greet each other in a foster home
Costs: Adult dogs around $ 500; puppies $ 800; if the puppy is too young at the time of adoption to be sterilized, these costs will be reimbursed later
Programs / Volunteers: In development: free sterilization / sterilization programs

NFAWL Residents, Past and Present
NFAWL Residents, Past and Present

North Fork Animal Welfare League (NFAWL)
269 ​​Peconic Lane, Peconic; (Riverhead location currently closed for renovations)
631-765-1811, nfawl.org
NFAWL is a municipal refuge open to all animals in its townships. Offers rescue, shelter, care, control, shelter, adoption / fostering services, medical services, various programs. A 501 (3) non-profit.
Available: Dogs for adoption and in foster care.
The process: Call first, can often come the same day to see what is available. Pets / online request; the process can take a day and if matched, foster care and / or adoption with medical care
Costs: Puppies under one year old: $ 200; Dog from 1 to 7 years old: $ 175; Senior dogs: $ 100; Cats and kittens: $ 60
Programs / Volunteers: Senior for the elderly, read and relax, community pantry, wild feline assistance, sterilization / sterilization veterinary assistance, guardian angel, safe, international / national rescue

SASF residents, past and present
SASF residents, past and present

Southampton Animal Rescue Fund (SASF)
102 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays
631 728-7387, southamptonanimalshelter.com
SASF takes care of homeless animals in the community; rescues animals from shelters, offers adoption / fostering of pets, veterinary clinic, training, special programs. Call to visit. A 501 (3) non-profit.
Available: Dogs, Cats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Ferrets, Adoption and foster birds
The process: Always call to visit. Pets / adoptions are online; application / survey, examination / interview, meeting and reception
Costs: Dogs: $ 75 Dogs in shelters over 6 months old; 150 adult dogs, second $ 75; $ 300 Puppies at 1 year; $ 325 Pure Bred; $ 75 Dogs over 5 years old; $ 100 Black dogs; $ 100 Special needs; $ 50 All dogs over 5 years old to a senior over 55 years old
Cats: $ 50 Special needs; $ 75 Adult cats, second $ 25; $ 100 Kittens (2 for the price of 1); $ 50 Black cats, second $ 25; $ 75 Black kittens (2 for the price of 1); $ 25 All cats over 5 to a senior over 55, second $ 15;
Small animals: $ 50 Rabbits; $ 30 Guinea pigs, second $ 20; $ 100 ferrets, second $ 75; Birds: prices vary
Programs / Volunteers: Owner buyback program; Senior for the Senior program; Fero Advo Cats program, cruelty-free education

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