Washington Heights-Inwood Pets Up For Adoption: Roo, Cottontail, Gelato & More

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Do you want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. During the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Washington Heights-Inwood and environs […]

Do you want to add to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization. During the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Washington Heights-Inwood and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across New York, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located not too far from you. In the search for a lovable new family pet, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, where Hobart The Handsome the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Roo, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Roo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Castle Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet 4 year old Roo! She was a mouser cat rescued from a closing bodega in the summer of 2020….” Learn more

  • Name: Cottontail
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Castle Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Manx Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet petite 5 year old Cottontail, aptly named for her tiny nub of tail! Likely a house cat in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Gelato
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Castle Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet 5-6 year old Gelato! This chunky big boy is as sweet as his name – found in a crate…” Learn more

  • Name: Jolene
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Castle Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet 1-2 year old Jolene! She is a young sweet girl with a lot of snuggles, playfulness, and love to…” Learn more

  • Name: HOBART the HANDSOME
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet HANDSOME HOBART OF HOE AVENUE. Life on the street left Hobart sad and wailing for attention and affection. Bronx…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprig
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Russian Blue Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “SPRIG is a 4-5 month old kitten who is super playful and very energetic. She loves petting, cuddles, and kisses…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprinkles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet SPRINKLES, our sweet little cupcake of a cat! Sprinkles is approximately 5 months old and was recently rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Richard
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Richard is a sweet young cat. He is goofy and playful and affectionate. He is gentle and patient. And HANDSOME!…” Learn more

  • Name: HINKY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet HINKY – HINKY is a loving and very sweet companion cat. Her favorite things are drinking fresh cold water,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bear B
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bear, a.k.a. Teddy is a shy, gentle, sweet soul. He lets me pick him up and hug him, kiss his…” Learn more

  • Name: Lance
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LANCE Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LANA Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: MiMi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: MIMI Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lydia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LYDIA Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lotus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LOTUS Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lillian
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LILLIAN Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lolabridgida
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LOLABRIDGIDA Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lorena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LORENA Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Letty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: LETTY Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: MINNIE Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Muff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “NJ RESIDENTS ONLY. **PREADOPTED next to their name means this pet has an approved application. Name: MUFF Breed: Labrador Retriever…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws On The Green Inc, P.O. Box 276, Edgewater, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Bulldog American Bully Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**PREADOPTED** indicates that this pet has an application pending. Name: LOLA Breed: American Bulldog/Bully mix Color: White with tan Age:…” Learn more

  • Name: Taco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Angels For Animals Network, Cliffside Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Taco is a two year-old Hound/Shepherd mix rescued from Georgia. If interested in adopting, you must attend one of our…” Learn more

  • Name: Kato
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Angels For Animals Network, Cliffside Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, English Bulldog American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Kato is a two year-old English/American Bulldog mix rescued from Georgia. He is a very easy-going and super-sweet fellow. If…” Learn more

  • Name: Varro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Angels For Animals Network, Cliffside Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Husky Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Varro is a one year-old Labrador Retriever/Husky mix rescued from Georgia. If interested in adopting, you must attend one of…” Learn more

  • Name: MERCURY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pound Hounds Res Q, Bronx, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Mercury was brought to the NYC Animal Care Centers as an owner surrender in June 2019. His owner didn’t give…” Learn more

  • Name: miss Sylvester
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Sylvester started out life as a lost little tuxie girl wandering the streets of Bay Ridge. Sylvester was found…” Learn more

  • Name: Panchenko
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Pachenko, the Adorable tuxedo boy. Pachenko is a friendly young gent who was trying to survive the mean streets…” Learn more

  • Name: Miggy and Mia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Miggy and Mia! We are sweet sisters who are UTD on all our shots. We are just waiting for…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocco
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rocco is a fantastic, big orange boy. He just wants to be loved, so if you have a big heart…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess Tiscuit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Introducing Princess Tiscuit. She is a doll, but acts like a princess. She is not fully an adult, but has…” Learn more

  • Name: Sabrina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Magical Sabrina Ready to Bewitch You! I’m Sabrina the Teenage Cat! I’m a bewitching little black beauty, and I’m ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Victoria
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Prepare to Bow Down to the Cutest Queen! All Hail Victoria! I’m (Queen) Victoria, and I’m looking for a cozy…” Learn more

  • Name: Gimpy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Gimpy, the Girl Who Can! Our first encounter with this sweet little kitten was when a local Bay Ridge resident…” Learn more

  • Name: Cleo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Neighborhood Cats Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Cleo! Say hello to pretty kitten Cleo! Cleo was found by a good Samaritan who was out walking…” Learn more

  • Name: Billy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Life Savers Inc, P.O. Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Billy is a sweet 5 years old male cat. He was dumped at a local shelter by his previous owner….” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Life Savers Inc, P.O. Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Lizzie is a sweet 2 years old female cat. She is up to date with vaccines. She is spayed and…” Learn more

  • Name: Coriander
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Life Savers Inc, P.O. Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Coriander is available for adoption. He was rescued from a local colony in North Bergen as a kitten, with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Oswald
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Life Savers Inc, P.O. Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Osward is a cute 10 weeks old kitten who needs a loving home. He is very affectionate and playful. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Turmeric
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Life Savers Inc, P.O. Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Turmeric is available for adoption. He was rescued from a local colony in North Bergen as a kitten, with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bunnies And Beyond, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Sophie is a small- to medium-sized bundle of hugs and cuddles. She loves when her foster mom picks her up…” Learn more

  • Name: Miski
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bunnies And Beyond, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dutch
  • Description: “Misk’i is medium-sized brownish-black female with some vestigial Dutch markings. She is a feisty and cuddly bunny who loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bunnies And Beyond, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Florida White New Zealand Mix
  • Description: “Rosie is a medium-to-large New Zealand White/Florida White mix with an award-winning dewlap. This girl is a group favorite! She’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Randall
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bunnies And Beyond, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bunny Rabbit
  • Description: “Randall is small black and white bunny who came to the shelter practically emaciated and with an oral wound that…” Learn more

  • Name: Cinnamon
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Bunnies And Beyond, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Palomino Bunny Rabbit Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Cinnamon is a medium-sized boy with a winning personality. He’s litter-trained and has lived peacefully with wooden base moldings without…” Learn more

  • Name: Jake
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care Centers Of Nyc Manhattan, 326 East 110 Street, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “What my friends at ACC say about me: My history is a mystery and my friends here do not know…” Learn more

  • Name: Winter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care Centers Of Nyc Manhattan, 326 East 110 Street, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “What my friends at ACC say about me: I would do best in a home with only adult humans. I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Totaka
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care Centers Of Nyc Manhattan, 326 East 110 Street, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Totaka wastes no time in getting to know you! A curious, friendly cat, his favorite thing is attention, whether in…” Learn more

  • Name: Katrina * SUPER URGT* NEEDS IMMED FOSTER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tails Of Love Animal Rescue Inc, Bronx, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier English Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Katrina and I’m a darling 1.5 yr F White/Black Staffordshire Bull Terrier/English BulldogX. I’m a petite 48…” Learn more

  • Name: Stud Muffin Big Eng Bully
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Zanis Furry Friends Zff Inc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, English Bulldog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “All dogs are located in NY/NJ area Found wandering the streets of SI, this 4y 70lb Stud Muffin is aptly…” Learn more

  • Name: Ace (Tx)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dogs Rock Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Ace (TX) is a male German Shepard mix rescued…” Learn more

  • Name: Maverick (NC)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dogs Rock Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Saint Bernard
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Maverick (NC) is a young adult St. Bernard (maybe?)…” Learn more

  • Name: Larry (TX)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dogs Rock Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Larry (TX) is a male Chihuahua mix rescued…” Learn more

  • Name: Nike (GA)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dogs Rock Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website. Nike (GA) is a female mixed breed pup…” Learn more

  • Name: Goldie (TX)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescue Dogs Rock Nyc, New York, NY
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Goldie (TX) is a neutered male terrier mix rescued…” Learn more

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