Adopt 13 super cute pets on Staten Island this weekend: April 27-28 –

Numerous furry pets are up for adoption this weekend.

The devoted volunteer animal rescue groups listed below, have dozens of animals in their care just waiting for forever families like you to rescue them.

Remember, it’s not all about cute pups and kitties: There are senior and disabled pets who really need your love and attention, too.

Upcoming pet events in and around the borough are listed below. Click through the photos above to meet the adorable dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.



· ACC of NYC located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at PetSmart, 2101 Rt. 35, Holmdel, NJ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·Mama Chris Animal Rescue adoptable pets can be viewed during Petco hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Petco Adoption Center in Bricktown Commons, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, across from Michaels and Ulta.

· P.L.U.T.O. will in the Bricktown Commons Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, across from Michaels and Ulta, noon to 3 p.m. with adoptable pets.

· SICAW will be at Petsmart Adoption Center, 1525 Forest Ave., with cats from 2 to 5 p.m.


· ACC of NYC located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Happy Homes Animal Rescue’s adoptable cats and kittens will be at Petsmart, 1525 Forest Ave. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

· Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave. from noon to 3 p.m. and also at The Petco Union Square, in the North Shore Animal League Mobile Adoption Center, 860 Broadway, Manhattan, noon to 3 p.m.

·Mama Chris Animal Rescue adoptable pets can be viewed during Petco hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Petco Adoption Center in Bricktown Commons, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, across from Michaels and Ulta.

· SICAW will be at the new Petco in Bricktown Commons, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, across from Michaels and Ulta, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Fur Friends in Need fundraiser- “Painting with a purpose.” at Painting with a Twist, 2145 NJ Rt. 35 in Kohl’s Plaza, intersection of Union Ave., Holmdel, NJ. The cost is $50 per seat and you’ll paint on an extra-long canvas painting-10×30. Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get settled in because painting starts promptly at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you have any additional questions about the venue, please contact Joe at 732-226-2665. For reservations or more information visit:


The 7th annual NYC Re-tails & Sales Pet Expo is a one-of-a-kind boutique tradeshow to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. If you are not a pet professional or not in the pet industry, i.e. maybe you’re a pet parent and would like to attend the event, your special hours to attend with a PAID ticket are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pet parents will be able to shop and attend the panel session about CBD and Holistic pet products at Home Studios Inc., 873 Broadway, near Union Square Park (at 18th Street) Manhattan.

Pet professionals or those in the pet industry will be in attendance from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature new products for 2019 and is hosted by Nancy Hassel of American Pet Professionals and Dana Humphrey of Whitegate PR.

Well-behaved pets in strollers or with 6-foot non-retractable leashes are welcome. You will also need to sign a waiver when arriving with your pet.

Vendors will showcase the latest and greatest innovative pet products. They will also be celebrating National Pets Month and Week at the event! Press and pet celebrities will be in attendance as well as retailers from Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, NYC and Long Island to see and shop for products for their pet stores.

For more information about the expo, to purchase tickets, or to become a vendor visit:


Walk with your best furry friend during the Gateway Rotary Club Foundation’s fourth annual dog walk in memory of New Dorp resident SSG. Michael Ollis, who sacrificed his life in Afghanistan.

The half-mile or one-mile leashed-dog walk starts at 9:30 a.m. in Wolfes Pond Park, 420 Cornelia Ave.

It will benefit America’s VetDogs, a not-for-profit that provides guide and service dogs to disabled veterans at no cost, as well as other Staten Island charities.

Fun dog contests will follow the walk.

The online early discounted registration is $15 for one dog and $25 for two dogs. Race-day registration starts at 8 a.m. and the fee is $20 for one dog and $30 for two dogs. There’s a limit of two dogs per walker/handler and all dogs should be well-behaved, sociable and non-aggressive. Per city Parks Department, leashes that are no longer than six feet and non-retractable are required. For more info, visit–new-york/dog-events/.

MAY 19

Would you like to see hometown heroes, police officers, firefighters, active/retired military and other community leaders escort adorable, adoptable, rescue dogs down a 25 ft. runway in the hopes of landing them a forever home? Then join Mr. Bones & Co. at their 7th annual “Rescue the Runway” event at the famed beer hall, Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn. VIP doors open at 1:30 p.m. with general admission at 2 p.m.

This unique, interactive animal welfare event benefits One Lucky Pup rescue rehabilitation and adoption program, as well as Brooklyn Badass Animal Rescue, Rebound Hounds and one more organization- to be announced!

Guests will enjoy a premium bar, tasting selections from three resident food vendors, VIP runway show seating, a large upscale silent auction, fun raffles, prize wheel, a Pit Bull kissing booth and more! The event ends at 5 p.m. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit:

JUNE 1, and JUNE 2

Mark your calendars for the World Dog Expo. This dog-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 in the Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, N.J. Admission varies; tickets start at $15.

This weekend event will celebrate dogs everywhere in a large-scale, cutting-edge multimedia format. With multiple stages attendees will enjoy events such as dock diving, disc dog, lure coursing, weight pulling and schutzhund to name a few.

The World Dog Experience will provide opportunities for dogs and their owner to participate together in sports, education, training and other bonding experiences. Also, the show will work to promote dog rescue, fostering and adoption.

The main attraction of World Dog Expo will be the notable trade show event, featuring a huge array of dog-centered products. Attendees will be able to find the newest and best products for their canine companions. Participating vendors will benefit from the unprecedented exposure created for the event. For more info, visit


NYC Parks invites you for a pet-friendly day for the Pawz & Clawz, Adoption and Information Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Midland Beach Splaza, Father Capodanno Blvd. and Seaview Ave. The event includes pet adoption opportunities, local veterinarians, obedience trainers, groomers and more! Interested organizations can register online at

For accessibility and event information, please contact Kate Rzucidlo at or (718) 351-7923.

Remember: NYC Parks requires all animals be on a 6-foot leash while in the parks. They ask that all participants bringing a pet to please abide by these rules and regulations.


· Animal Care Centers of NYC, 212-788-4000,; located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption hours: Mon-Fri: noon to 8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Fur Friends in Need, NJ-based group with S.I. members and adoption events on the island; 732-829-1426,;

· Happy Homes Animal Rescue, NJ-based group with S.I. adoption events; 914-393-8292 or;;

· Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, 646-397-LLAR (5527),; and

· Mama Chris Animal Rescue, Inc., 347-983-2240,,

· New York Bully Crew, 844-633-NYBC (6922),;

· P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of S.I., 718-227-0553,;

· S.I. Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW), 718-948-5623,

· S.I. Hope Animal Rescue,, 800-477-9168

· Victory for the Voiceless Animal Rescue, 718-442-1625,;


1. Petco is at Bricktown Commons, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C (across from Michaels and Ulta). It was previously located at 2752 Veterans Road West.

2. PetSmart is at 1525 Forest Ave. It was previously located at 1520 Forest Ave.


If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the Pet Poison hotline at 855-764-7661 and/or visit OR call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435 and/or visit


To report an incident of animal abuse, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit


To contact an Environmental Conservation Police Officer or report suspected violations, call the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 1-844-DEC-ECOs (1-844-332-3267) or use the online reporting system on


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