Any day is a good day to adopt a rescue dog: May 27-28

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Not only are pets great for our mental health, but for most of us, they become essential family members. As much as we love them, dogs and cats both have drawbacks, one of which is frequent shedding. As the temperature rises, more shedding follows, which means more cleaning. If your pet likes to sleep or sit on your furniture, consider protecting your upholstery by placing a washable blanket over their favorite spot. Brushing and combing your pet’s hair outside daily is good practice. A vacuum cleaner is essential for removing pet hair in and around your home.


Instead of pulling out a heavy vacuum cleaner, there are other options for a quick cleanup. Because they’re small and fit into small spaces, handheld vacuums are often much quieter than their full-sized counterparts, so your pet may not mind sharing the space with them.

Then take a look at these hand vacuum cleaners. Make sure you are looking for a good warranty, low noise and ergonomic design.

Black & Decker Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum: One of the oldest and most trusted names, Black and Decker is reliable and effective.

Sowtech Rechargeable Cordless Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner: This pro-cyclonic suction system is both powerful and useful for allergy sufferers.

Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro Plus Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner: This handheld vacuum cleaner is cordless, so you can take it with you around the house and in your car.

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum Cleaner: Another great choice for ease of use and effective cleaning.

Meet Gucci

Meet Guchi, a 6-month-old, 10lb (as of 5/4), adorable Shih Tzu. This lovely puppy is soft, sweet, cuddly and super sweet. He is great with other dogs and friendly. If you would like to adopt this Rockstar dog, please email [email protected] or visit to apply! **Puppies are hard work. If you’re not ready for a “new baby,” adopt an adult or senior who needs you! In addition, we cannot guarantee a puppy’s breed, size, temperament or age.** (Courtesy/Pupstarz)


We are always grateful to the volunteers who organize weekly pet events in and around the borough, send out announcements, conduct fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, and make sure the pets’ medical needs are met, and more. much more. .

SICAW’s pet events in and around the borough are listed below, along with local eateries with your dog and dog-friendly Staten Island parks. See the photos above to meet the lovely dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.


If you want to adopt, remember that there are loving elderly and disabled pets who also need your care and attention.

27th of May

  • Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue is from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Petco, 2975 Richmond Ave.
  • SICAW will be present at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Louie’s Legacy is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave.

the 28th of May

  • SICAW will be present at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from noon to 3 p.m.
  • SICAW will be present at Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy can be seen at PetSmart (Flatiron) – 1107 Broadway Ste. 101, New York, NY 10010., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet McQueen

Any day is a good day to adopt a rescue dog: May 27-28

Meet McQueen! McQueen flashes her lights to get your attention, but don’t look too closely or you might be blinded by her McFabulousness! McQueen is a wise lady and is 14 years young. She’s been around long enough to know how to enjoy the best things in life: pets, treats and more pets! She may be 14 years young, but she still enjoys a fierce game of wand toy chasing, or playing with balls, string, and catnip stuffed toys. She meows softly for attention and leans forward hard to rub her cheek. Besides physical affection, she likes to spend quality time with her humans, even during meal times. McQueen is known as a “social eater,” a cat that prefers to eat when people are around. So we hope her adopter will love having many candlelit meals by her side! For more information: Visit for more information! (Courtesy/ASPCA)


Julie Forlenza, former teacher at IS 7, PS 62, and manager at Woof and Tails Lodge, took action to help animals in shelters after Hurricane Ian. She is the owner of Black Dog Portrait. Her passion for helping animals is exceptional. Check her out on Facebook or Instagram.

Stellar Villa is a New York City artist who recently raised more than $11,500 for animal shelters after single-handedly creating 1,252 custom artwork of people’s pets over the course of 21 days. Now she is working to establish ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to raise funds. If you’re looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar’s work.

Weekly Event: Animal Care Centers of New York City is open for dog, cat, guinea pig and rabbit adoptions at 3139 Veterans Road West Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For general information about ACC adoption and other community-based programs through ACC, visit


Do you love dogs? Do you love beer? Then grab a cold one at the Flagship Brewing Co.’s Dog Club. The club meets every Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Flagship Brewery taproom at 40 Minthorne St., off Bay Street.

The Flagship’s Dog Club is for that special dog breed and beer lovers who can bring their (well-behaved) pups to the gatherings. Once a month, a guest speaker will talk about their specialty or knowledge about the well-being of their dear, loyal friends.


1. Low Cost or Free Spay and Neuter: The ASPCA’s free and low cost Mobile Spay and Neuter bus travels through the five boroughs in every neighborhood.

Low-income pet owners in the five boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), or public housing are eligible for free spay/neuter for their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit bull mix, or certain large breed dogs, it’s free, too.

For the exact times the van will be in your area, as well as visitation instructions, visit or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog permit. Save time and shipping costs by applying online. To apply or learn more, visit Check out the flyer in the gallery above.

3. Faint RX. Telehealth promotes veterinary health that is available 24/7. Vet chat on a one-on-one basis and get personalized treatment. They can immediately contact your vets for conditions as diverse as diarrhea, ear, body and skin problems.


Allison Park off-leash area, the field at the end of the trail bounded by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery and the pond

· Amundsen Trail off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard

· Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash area, grass field, center park on the right

· Bloomingdale Park, dog run, Maguire Avenue behind athletic fields closer to Ramona Avenue

· Clove Lakes Park off-leash area, the open field above the picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue

Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (grass area)

· Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road

· Conference House Park, dog run, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Street

· Cozzens Woods Park, off-leash area, Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road

· Crescent Beach Park, off-leash area, Tennyson Drive and Glover Avenue; located in the meadow area that leads to the beach

· Evergreen Park, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street

· Father Macris Park, off-leash area, grass field behind the ball field

· Ida Court Playground, dog run, Ida Court between North Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East

· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at the bottom of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; just below playground

· Siedenburgpark, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street

· Silver Lake Park, dog run, Victory Boulevard under the pavilion, opposite the Parkview Apartments

South Beach Park off-leash area. Note: Only on sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day

Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, Archery Range Field

· Wolfe’s Pond Park, dog run, left of Cornelia Avenue

For more information on rules and regulations, visit

Dogs are not allowed in bathing facilities, including on New York City beaches. However, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Midland Beach and South Beach from October 1 to May 1.

Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/boardwalk at Midland Beach and South Beach.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit


Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900

The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200

Ciro Pizza Café, 862 Huguenot Ave., Huguenot, 718-605-0620

Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd., Charleston, 718-984-1202

Shake Shack, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave., New Springville, 929-529-0513


If you believe your pet may have ingested a toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or

As the seasons change, be aware of plants that are poisonous to animals:


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


To contact an environmental conservation police officer or to report suspected violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or

Any day is a good day to adopt a rescue dog: May 27-28

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