Want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the New York City community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in and around New York City are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.
There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout New York — and many of them are located within driving distance. In the search for a lovable new friend, consider beginning at a local animal shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.
Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are several great options available. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.