Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter nestled on six wooded acres in Huntington, Long Island. Little Shelter has been dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving homes since 1927. Age, physical condition, and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life is in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. All Little Shelter pets receive the highest quality medical care and are spayed /neutered before adoption. Every potential adopter is interviewed and thoroughly screened to ensure the best quality homes. Included on the grounds is Sheltervale Pet Cemetery, which has been the final resting place for companion animals for more than 80 years. Little Shelter Animal Rescue has won Best of Long Island 5 straight years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) for Best Animal Shelter/Rescue!
Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals. Little Shelter is the only shelter not located in New York city to be included in the alliance.
One of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals.
Being a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats, Little Shelter needs your help to continue our mission. Making a gift to Little Shelter is one of the most gratifying acts you can perform. You will be a true partner in saving animals. There are many ways to make bequests and donations. Consider one of the options above or look at all our options to support our animals and our mission.
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Little Shelter has introduced a “Reading Program” into five local Elementary Schools. Dogs that were originally adopted from Little Shelter have been specially trained to become “Reading Assistant Dogs. The dogs work with students who show stress and anxiety toward reading in a traditional classroom. This is a literacy program that also helps to develop social skills.
The majority of the animals at Little Shelter have been rescued from kill shelters on Long Island and New York City. Every animal we save is assessed for temperament, so we have some degree of comfort that no serious behavioral problems exist. In addition, each dog and cat gets a thorough veterinary exam and receives the necessary vaccinations.
Little Shelter has paved the way in original programs that give back to the community. Since 1927 we have been proud to introduce programs and see them brought over to shelters around the country.