The Adoption Process

Adopting a pet is a serious commitment. We strongly encourage anyone thinking about adding a four-legged family member to do their research and be prepared to welcome a new member into your family.

You must be at least 21 years old to adopt from Little Shelter.

Upon arriving at Little Shelter you will be given short pre-interview form to fill out. You will then be guided through the shelter with an adoption counselor who will show you all the pets you are interested in, as well as pets that fit your household and lifestyle. We encourage scheduling an appointment for those who are interested in seeing the cats. To ensure everyone's safety, tours for the cattery are limited to 1 family at a time due to the limited space indoors. Others will be asked to wait outside until their turn.

What to expect: 

  • All household members must come to Little Shelter to meet your new pet.

  • Upon finding the ideal pet for you, you and the adoption counselor will place the animal on hold for 24  hours.

  • Little Shelter does not do same day adoptions. 

  • During this time our adoption counselors will check two personal references for the adopters, as well as perform a veterinarian check. 

  • If you have a landlord, we will check your buildings policies on pet ownership.

  • If you have a another pet an interaction is required. This is usually the last step in the adoption process. 

  • Upon completing this process, the adopters will come back the next day and take their newly adopted pet home, and will get to take a family photo with their pet. Congratulations!

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Little Shelter Business Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For those interested in cats, appointments are recommended.

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
33 Warner Road, Huntington, NY 11743 | Telephone: 631.368.8770

EIN 11-6000821 |  NYS Shelter Registration No: RR211

Our Mission: 

To serve as a refuge for abandoned and homeless animals by providing food, quality medical care, and shelter, until loving, permanent homes can be found - in essence, to 'Rescue, Nurture & Adopt'.