Enjoy the last days of summer with an adoptable pet: Sep 18-19



STATEN ISLAND, NY – As everyone goes back to work or school and begins resuming somewhat normal schedules, a question comes to mind: how long can you leave your dog, cat or whatever? furry loved one home alone?

If you’re a dog lover, you know that even after going to the store for just 30 minutes, your dog is likely to act like he hasn’t seen you in years. The effect of being home alone is something to think about.

Puppies may not have lived in a house long enough to realize that ‘this is home’, but they need to pee more often, and going for long periods without urinating can lead to other problems. Adult dogs understand that this is their home and may not have as much anxiety – they know you’ll be back, but a maximum of six hours is best for your furry lover.

Leaving dogs at home for long periods of time can result in excessive barking, gnawing on furniture, howling, and anxious behavior.

On the other hand, cats are more independent when they have a clean litter box, food and fresh water. Unlike dogs, they might not destroy things when faced with separation anxiety. If you give them the necessary, they can be left alone for up to 24 hours.

If you are leaving your pet for longer than the recommended length of time, it is a good idea to have a dog walker or friend come over to check on them to make sure they have what they need. And if they have a furry friend to keep them company, two heads are better than one.


On Your Mark is teaming up with Flagship Brewery and Anarchy Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation to bring you “On Your Bark!” this Sunday, September 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your puppies, have a beer and make new friends.

– Your brand with the flagship and local relief agency Your brandOn your marks


Thank you to the volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping these animals to be adopted by loving families like you. It takes a lot of time and dedication to volunteer in the animal rescues listed below.

Before adopting a new furry friend, volunteers organize weekly pet events in and around the borough, send out announcements, organize fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed them. animals, making sure an animal’s medical needs are taken care of and more. This is all done without pay, out of love and behind the scenes.

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

If you are unable to adopt, please consider volunteering, donating or hosting, or sharing this page with someone who can.

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

September 18

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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


Do you like dogs? Do you like beer? Then get a cold one at the Dog Club at Flagship Brewing Co. The club will meet every Wednesday from 5 to 11 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery Dining Room, 40 Minthorne St., near Bay Street.

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

For more information, visit https://www.restaurantji.com/ny/staten-island/the-flagship-brewing-company-/ or call 718-448-5284.


1. Cheap or Free Sterilization and Sterilization: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile sterilization and sterilization van travels through all five boroughs in each neighborhood.

Low-income pet owners in the five boroughs with proof of public assistance, such as Social Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) or social housing can benefit from free sterilization. / neutral services for their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit bull mix, or certain large breed dogs, this is free too.

For the exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-tour instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. For a request or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. See the flyer in the gallery above.


  • New York Animal Care Centers; 212-788-4000, nycacc.org; located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fur Friends in Need, a New Jersey-based group with members from Staten Island and adoption events on the island; 732-829-1426, [email protected], furfriendsinneed.com.
  • Happy Homes Animal Rescue, a New Jersey-based group with adoption events in Staten Island; 914-393-8292, [email protected], [email protected]; happyhomesinc.org.
  • the legacy of Louis; 646-397-LLAR (5527), [email protected], louieslegacy.org.
  • Mom Chris Animal Rescue Inc .; 347-983-2240, [email protected], mamachrisrescue.org.
  • The New York Bullying Crew; 844-633-NYBC (6922), [email protected], nybullycrew.org.
  • PLUTO Rescue of Staten Island; 718-227-0553, [email protected], plutorescue.org. Please Note: PLUTO works with and promotes animal adoption from the Associated Humane Society in Newark, NJ
  • Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW); 718-948-5623, sicawsaves.org.
  • Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue; [email protected], statenislandhopeanimalrescue.org, 800-477-9168.
  • Victory for the rescue of speechless animals; 718-442-1625, [email protected], victory4thevoicelessanimalrescue.com


Outdoor meals are 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 avenue Huguenot, 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, see 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 Pond.

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

· Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash area, lawn, middle of the park on the right side.

· Bloomingdale Park, dog park, Maguire Avenue behind the sports 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, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road.

· Conference House Park, dog park, 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 leading to the beach.

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

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

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

· Silver Lake Park, dog park, Victory Boulevard under the pavilion, in front of the Parkview Apartments.

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

· Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, archery range.

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

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.


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

Dogs on a leash are permitted on the Midland Beach and South Beach boardwalk.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.


If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org .

As the seasons go by, keep plants poisonous for animals in mind: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/


To report an animal abuse incident, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.


To contact a police officer responsible for environmental protection or report suspected violations, contact the DEC law enforcement dispatch center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny .gov /.


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