Help #EmptyTheShelters by adopting a new pet this weekend: July 10-11

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — There are so many new friends for you to meet this week! Louie’s Legacy is proud to announce that it will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s #EmptyTheShelters event this month. Read on for more information! BISSELL PET FOUNDATION: Who’s ready to #EmptyTheShelters again? Summer is […]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — There are so many new friends for you to meet this week!

Louie’s Legacy is proud to announce that it will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s #EmptyTheShelters event this month. Read on for more information!


Who’s ready to #EmptyTheShelters again?

Summer is here and shelters everywhere are overcrowded and in need of adopters. From July 7 to 11, BISSELL Pet Foundation is bringing reduced adoption fees to 175+ participating organizations across 40 states to encourage adoption and help pets find forever homes.

Each shelter has its own requirements, so do your homework and be prepared. Share the news and get ready to meet your new best friend this summer. For more information, visit

Follow the faces of adoption on Cathy Bissell’s Facebook and Instagram: @cathy_bissell.

Louie’s Legacy is reducing its adoption fees to $25 for all cats and kittens and select dogs from July 7 to 11. Check out all its pets at

Introducing Chloe! Chloe is a special needs pup looking for the right family to care for her. She is blind and deaf, but she can give you all the love you need and more.

This is a special week.  So many fur friends looking for a home.  July 10-11.


Empty the Shelters! From July 7th through July 11th this animal’s adoption fee will be $25 as a part of Bissel’s ETS Sponsorship Program

Allow me to introduce you to Chloe, AKA Chloe the Magnificent! Chloe is a blind and deaf female cattle dog mix. She’s currently about 5 months old. Although Chloe experiences the world differently, she still does your average puppy things. She absolutely loves to be pet and have her tummy rubbed. When you first pick her up, be patient as she will wiggle around nervously until she recognizes your scent. She loves to pounce around, steal shoes to chew on and get in the mix with her Forster siblings. Because she is unaware of her surroundings at times, she may howl and cry a bit until she figures out where she is and feels safe. In fairness to Chloe, TRAINING IS A MUST. Safety is of the utmost importance. Signs, signals and tricks of the trade you may have used with pets in the past may not work for Chloe. She will need specific and consistent training to fit her needs. Once Chloe warms up and is familiar with your scent, she will want to be by your side whenever possible, so a stay-at-home caregiver may be best. ONLY IF you are willing to put the time in to join Chloe in how she sees the world, fill out an application at and you will not be disappointed in the love and friendship she has to offer in return. COMMITTED APPLICANTS ONLY!!

This pet’s adoption fee is $500. She is being fostered in Staten Island

To adopt this pet, please visit’s Legacy


Thanks to the volunteers who are devoted to helping these animals get adopted by loving families like you. It takes a significant amount of time and dedication to volunteer at the animal rescues listed below.

Before adopting a new fur friend, volunteers organize pet events every week in and around the borough, send out announcements, hold fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, make sure a pet’s medical needs are attended to and so much more. All of this is done without pay, all for love, and behind the scenes.

If you are looking to adopt, please remember that there are loving senior and disabled pets who need your care and attention, too.

If you’re unable to adopt, please consider volunteering, donating or fostering, or sharing this page with someone who can.

Upcoming pet events in and around the borough are listed below, along with local places to eat with your dog and dog-friendly parks on Staten Island. Click through the photos above to meet the adorable dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.

July 11

  • SICAW will be at Bricktown Commons Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Stellar Villa is a New York City-based artist who recently raised over $11,500 for pet shelters after she single-handedly created 1,252 custom pieces of art of people’s pets over the course of 21 days. Now, she is working to create ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to continue raising money. If you’re looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar’s work.


Do you love dogs? Do you love beer? Then fetch a cold one at the Flagship Brewing Co.’s Dog Club. The club will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery taproom, 40 Minthorne St. off Bay Street.

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

For more information, visit or call 718-448-5284.


1. Low-cost or free spay and neuter: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout 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 qualify for free spay/neuter services for their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large breed dogs, it’s also free.

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

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. For an application or more information, visit View the flyer in the gallery above.



Alfresco dining is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

· 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

· Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Silver Lake, 718-442-4653

Call ahead for reservations. For more information, check out NYC Dogs in restaurant rules.


· Allison Park, off-leash area, field at the end of the trail bordered 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, lawn area, mid-park on the right side.

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

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

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

· Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn area, 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 at meadow area leading to beach.

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

· Father Macris Park, off-leash area, lawn beyond ballfield.

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

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

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

· Silver Lake Park, dog run, Victory Boulevard below the pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments.

· South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: On sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

· Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, Archery Range Field.

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

For more information with rules and regulations, visit


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

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

For more information with rules and regulations, visit


If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous 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, keep in mind the plants that are poisonous to animals:


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, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or

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