Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center

Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center,

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, Little Shelter is the only animal organization outside New York City that is a member of the Mayor's Alliance.


33 Warner Road

Huntington, NY 11743



Little Shelter recently began the long process that will establish a one hundred acre animal sanctuary in Upstate New York. This state-of-the-art facility will provide lifetime care for unwanted pets that, for medical or behavioral reasons, are more difficult to adopt into a regular home situation.

The first residents of the sanctuary are dogs that have been in residence at our Huntington facility for a long period of time. Many of these dogs have been passed over for adoption or were adopted and returned for behavioral or medical reasons. These animals -- some as young as two years old -- cannot be expected to live out their lives in a shelter environment with limited space.

At the sanctuary, our dogs will have more room, less stress, and will undergo continual training, socialization, and rehabilitation with the hope they will someday find an adoptive home. No kennels or cages will be used to house animals and a resident staff will provide 24-hour care. The dogs will reside in apartment style rooms with a home-like atmosphere. Each dog's needs will be met daily through exercise, training, and love.

Funding and corporate sponsorship is still being sought for completion of the facility's construction.


The sanctuary provides needed space for animals that may never be adopted or are not suited for the shelter environment at the Long Island location. This allows Little Shelter-Huntington to focus its resources and operate more as an adoption center rather than a lifetime holding facility for difficult-to-adopt animals.

Our sanctuary is very small, housing 11 dogs, which enables us to give these dogs individualized daily attention. We are filled to capacity and not taking in any dogs. The dogs that do go to the sanctuary are dogs that have resided at Little Shelter Adoption Center and are deemed "no longer adoptable" due to behavior issues.


Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center

33 Warner Road,
Huntington, NY 11743,


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Petfinder is working with Friends of the Shelter and the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter to help find forever homes for the dogs and cats and other animals. has a good record for online pet adoptions. Enjoy this article by Marti Attoun

by Marti Attoun

Maisey's green eyes beckon in the photo of her online profile. She likes quiet conversation, has a charming personality and enjoys cuddling. She's even housebroken.

The gray tabby cat is among 200,000 homeless pets seeking human companions at, a searchable database of cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, horses, hamsters, pigs, iguanas, llamas and more at 9,000 animal shelters nationwide.

Thanks to Betsy and Jared Saul of Pittstown, N.J., founders of, these animals have a face and a voice. The matchmakers have been responsible for more than 7 million pet adoptions in the past decade.

"They're pioneers and innovators," says Rich Avanzino, an animal-welfare advocate in Alameda, Calif. "The beauty of Petfinder is that it levels the playing field for grassroots shelters in small towns with the big metropolitan shelters."

This means that Clinker, a congenial bluetick coonhound in off-the-beaten-path Mountainburg, Ark. (pop. 682), gets the same exposure and chance of finding a home as a big-city hound when more than 6 million people visit each month.

Online adoptions
The Sauls started in December 1995 as a New Year's resolution to help homeless animals. They were driving to dinner and discussing ways to use the Internet.

"I said, 'You know this could be huge for animal shelters,'" says Betsy, 37, who always has had a tender heart for animals. At age 12, she spent her weekends volunteering with an animal-rescue group in Joplin, Mo. (pop. 45,504).

The Sauls envisioned a free online database where people could find and adopt pets from shelters and animal rescue groups. Jared, a radiologist at Herndon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. (pop. 4,200), was in medical school at the time. He had been teaching himself computer languages since age 13 and was up to speed on the technology.

Betsy had goose bumps when they vowed to create their matchmaking website, imagining how many people could find loving companions. That weekend, Jared wrote a computer program for the service and Betsy started contacting shelters in New Jersey. They didn't have a fax machine, but a neighbor lent his so that 13 shelters in the state could provide information on animals available for adoption. Betsy typed in the information and scanned photos to post on the website.

"We began receiving testimonials from the shelters and adopters right away," says Jared, 36. By the end of the year, a thousand people were visiting the site daily and shelters reported that adoptions were skyrocketing because of More and more shelters were becoming members.

In August 1998, the Sauls decided to expand the service to animal shelters nationwide. Betsy gave up her job as an urban forester to run full time.

The couple set a lofty goal: to arrange 5 million animal adoptions within five years.

Happy Tales

Tales of happy matches abound from adopters like Tyler Harnish, 12, of Dansville, N.Y. (pop. 4,832).

"One of my friends had a ferret, so I already knew they were cute and adorable," says Tyler, who with his brother, Zachary, 9, checked for about a month before adopting a ferret from the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in Fairport, N.Y. (pop. 5,740). The boys named their pet Timone.

"You hold Timone up to your face and he kisses you," Tyler says. "I put him on a leash and take him to soccer games. He's our mascot."

People can search for a pet by kind, breed, size, age or location. Each animal has a snapshot and background story, if known, with a personality description. Some animals end up in shelters as a result of the owner's lifestyle change, such as a divorce, relocation or move to a nursing home. Others have been abused or abandoned.

Adoption fees vary with each shelter and may cover medical treatment and other expenses. doesn't charge adopters or shelters, but is supported by advertisers including Purina and PETCO.

"For the service to be free, it's just fabulous," says Bambi Haywood, president of the King George Animal Rescue League in King George, Va. "We could not exist without Petfinder." Volunteer rescuers in the village of 450 organized in 1998 and foster animals in their homes until they are adopted.

"We get a lot of puppies and we post them online, and we get calls from as far south as Florida and as north as Vermont," Haywood says.

Natasha Kemp of Cookeville, Tenn. (pop. 23,923), planned to spend several hundred dollars for a pricey purebred pup until she heard about "I hadn't even thought about a shelter dog," Kemp says. Then she clicked and stared into the eyes of a fluffy white dog at the Humane Association of Wilson County in Lebanon, Tenn. (pop. 20,235).

"I found myself going back to his picture over and over again," says Kemp, 24. "Here was this little dog who just wanted one person to want him." Two hours before the shelter closed, she drove an hour to see him.

"He's absolutely adorable," Kemp says about Charley, the wheaten-terrier mix she adopted for $75. "He loves swimming in the lake and walking in the park. Life without Charley is unthinkable."

Perfect match
The number of miles between the adopter and the adored pet usually isn't a problem. Sharon Shadduck of Vestal, N.Y. (pop. 26,535), and her daughter, Olivia, 11, searched for a dog after their Labrador retriever, Jake, died of cancer. They set their hearts on finding a Great Pyrenees and even settled on his name, Luca.

A few months into their search, Sharon opened an e-mail from and couldn't believe her eyes.

"There he was—a 5-month-old pure Pyrenees already named Luca," Shadduck says. The puppy was 850 miles away at Jennifer's Rescues in Chattanooga, Tenn., but Shadduck made the 15-hour drive to pick up the family's new pet.

"I knew the minute I saw him that he was the one," she says.
The Sauls are heartened that so many homeless animals are getting the attention and affection they deserve. "All these animals are waiting to enrich our lives," Jared says. "They're good companions. Kids who have a hard time bonding get help with a pet. People heal faster with pets."

Like millions of other pet lovers, the Sauls have opened their own hearts and home to animals whose profiles were posted on The couple's 65-acre farm is home to a menagerie, including four elderly horses, Dot, Harper, Mort and Tina; a blind pony, Pony Baloney; two goats, Biscuit and Macy; a sheep, Angus; and two dogs, Kobie and Sophie.

Caring for the pets is a welcome break for Betsy after directing 25 employees across the United States from her home-based office., which has grown into a multimillion-dollar business through the sale of online advertising and merchandising, now employs computer programmers and Web designers, help-desk people and staff members who work with animal shelters, corporate sponsors and the media.

After a long day at the computer, Betsy leads a 36-year-old crippled horse named Dot from the barn to a spacious pasture. "Look how straight this girl is walking," she brags.

When Betsy finishes feeding the animals, she plops on the floor to rest and Kobie scrambles onto her lap where he gets smothered with kisses. The dog gazes at Betsy with adoring eyes.
It's another perfect match, courtesy of

Visit to find a pet of your own.

by Marti Attoun

Utah Sanctuary and Animal's Best Friend

This is a heart warming story of what organizations such as Friends of the Shelter is cabable of.

By Carol Davis national editor of American Profile, has adopted four abandoned animals—two dogs (Toby and Maggie) and two cats (Grizzabella and Callie).

Tommy and Tyson were among the countless feral cats scrounging for survival in Los Angeles garbage cans. But there was something uniquely different about this feline pair: Their tails always were intertwined.

In viewing the odd tandem, a curious neighborhood resident felt something might be wrong and managed to capture them.

“She realized that Tyson was blind and the other cat was leading him around by having their tails woven together,” says Michael Mountain, co-founder and president of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located near Kanab, Utah (pop. 3,616).

Their rescuer, a Best Friends member, arranged for Best Friends to take them in. Five years later, the two black cats are well fed and living happily, but they’re no longer inseparable. “They did that at first, with Tommy showing his pal Tyson around,” Mountain says. “But he’s in familiar surroundings now.”

Prevailing animal welfare practice has long dictated that animals such as Tommy and Tyson be euthanized. But today the two are in safe surroundings at Best Friends’ 350-acre animal haven—the flagship for the “no-kill” animal rescue movement—founded in the 1970s by Mountain, Faith Maloney, the sanctuary’s director, and a small circle of friends.

Their work has earned astounding results. In 1987, some 17 million homeless dogs and cats were destroyed in U.S. pounds and shelters; in 1999, fewer than five million were killed, says Best Friends, which attributes the dramatic drop to responsible pet owners spaying and neutering their animals and to pet lovers who choose to adopt from shelters.

Best Friends is home to more than 1,800 cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, birds, and other animals. Most eventually find homes across the country, but about one-fourth remain as permanent residents because, like Tyson and Tommy, they are considered unadoptable due to aggressiveness, advanced age, or health problems.

Before Best Friends was founded, Mountain and Maloney individually rescued animals from pounds and shelters. “We realized there was a need to create some form of sanctuary to help a lot of the animals, particularly the ones not easy to place,” Maloney says. “That translated to Best Friends.”

Their search for a large site eventually led them to the scenic red rock country of southern Utah, where today the sanctuary features an assemblage of folksy habitats: Dogtown; the TLC Cat Club, a specialized shelter for handicapped cats; WildCats Village, where feral cats congregate uncaged; the Bunny House for rabbits; pastures for horses and burros; aviaries for birds; plus a veterinary clinic.

Once Maloney became attuned to pet irresponsibility and overpopulation, she had no choice but to devote her life to it. “Once you open the door, once you become aware of it, you can’t turn it off; you can’t say it’s somebody else’s problem,” she says. “Once I became sensitized to that, I couldn’t not do something.”

Best Friends’ work is not limited to the sanctuary. They’ve organized a nationwide network of about 5,000 volunteers, such as the woman who found Tommy and Tyson, that keeps them apprised of situations where they can help. It also sponsors a number of outreach efforts such as mobile spay/neuter marathons, seminars on starting a no-kill shelter, classroom programs, fund-raising benefits, and a website and magazine, of which Mountain is editor.

The story of Rhonda, unadoptable because she was snappy and unfriendly, best explains Best Friends.

“She lived a wonderfully full and active life and took up with another dog,” Maloney says. “When he died from bone cancer … I had never seen a dog grieve as profoundly.”

When Mountain wrote an editorial about her, an Atlanta woman adopted the dog. Rhonda lived only 18 more months before dying of cancer at age 9, but she got to live out her life in a loving home.

Typically, animals with behavioral or medical problems are quickly euthanized without being given the time or medical attention to grow up. “By the time she was 9, Rhonda had matured and was not snappy anymore,” Maloney says. “She was a very charming little dog.”

Rhonda’s story, and others like it, proves that Best Friends’ venture is most worthwhile.
“At some point the right person comes along,” Maloney says, “and that makes me feel so good.”

article by Carol Davis, national editor of American Profile, has adopted four abandoned animals—two dogs (Toby and Maggie) and two cats (Grizzabella and Callie).

Friends of the Shelter

Can you Imagine...

...a state where no dogs or cats are killed for lack of a good home?


Our Future

Faithful Friends, Inc. is working closely with national leaders in animal welfare to improve the outcomes for people and homeless pets in Delaware and the surrounding communities.

We hope to combine a state-of-the-art Adoption Center similar to the Richmond, VA, SPCA, with a sanctuary, based on the model of Best Friends in Utah.

We acknowledge with great thanks the support and guidance of Faith Maloney of Best Friends Animal Society in Utah and Robin Starr of Richmond, VA's no-kill SPCA.


We have a vision...

A Message from the Executive Director

I invite you to join us in expanding our community's circle of compassion. Our goal is to build on the success of the most forward-thinking leaders in animal welfare who are spearheading a national no-kill movement and reducing euthanasia rates to under 15%.

Today in Delaware, 80% of all homeless dogs and cats are destroyed after waiting, confused and scared about their fate. That's more than 15,000 needless deaths every year.

With your help, our abandoned pets will find a safe haven from the pain and suffering they currently must endure. I stand by my commitment to improving the lives of Delaware's homeless animals. I urge you to join Faithful Friends and work with us to make Delaware a no kill state and make a real difference in the lives of homeless pets in our community.

The animals are counting on us!


Jane Pierantozzi


We can. Our goal is to create a community that reduces the birth of unwanted pets, finds homes for all adoptable animals and provides a sanctuary for those who, because of age, illness or temperament, can't easily be adopted. Our outreach center at:


12-A Germay Drive,

Wilmington, DE 19804,

Call us at 302-427-8514.


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Box 1815
Eureka, MT 59917
(406) 297-7387

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We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties: We are based in Eureka Mt. and serve the Lincoln County. We are contracted with local animal control to house and shelter their animals and therefore are "running" the local animal shelter.

Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter
About Our Rescue Group
Friends of the Shelter
We are a 5013C non-profit rescue group serving Lincoln Co. Montana .
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We are located at the River Walk in Eureka Mt. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 1-4pm. Join us for our "Walk a dog" program!
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Adoption fees are $65 for dog adoptions and $45 for cat adoptions. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter of all animals and first set of Da2pp dog vaccines and FVRCP cat vaccines. An adoption form is required prior to any and all adoptions.
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a dog or buy a cat from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Mountain Vista Veterinary Services

Mountain Vista Veterinary Services

66062 Mt Highway 37

Eureka, MT 59917

(406) 297-3601‎

Specialty‎: Companion Animal Practice, Large Animal Practice
Additional Info‎: Companion Animal Practice, Large Animal Practice

Mountain Vista Veterinary Services , located in Eureka, MT.

Mountain Vista Veterinary Services's Provides annual Low Cost Spay and Neuter on behalf of Friends of the Shelter, Working with the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter.


Please Spay or Neuter your Pet

Mountain Vista Veterinary Services

551 Mt Highway 37
Eureka, Montana 59917-9056

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