12 pets waiting for you in shelters


A warning before you scroll down: You will NOT be able to resist these adorable faces.

Whether you have an active family or you're living the mellow single life, there's a New York City pup, kitty or rabbit with a similar personality looking for a new home.

Note that some animals listed here may have found homes by the time you seek them out. But don't worry! There are plenty of adorable pets looking for special human companions.

When you visit Lucy at the ASPCA, don't be surprised if she's too busy playing with her tennis ball to come say hello. The 4-year-old American pit bull terrier mix is super spunky but also appreciates her downtime. She is looking for an experienced adopter to take her to her new home.

Play fetch with Lucy at the ASPCA adoption center. Contact the shelter at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information.

(Credit: ASPCA)

Why is Ashley Scott smiling? She's the mom of 9 puppies and recently found a temporary home with a Badass Brooklyn foster parent, who describes her as a "snuggle monster."

Want to cuddle with Ashley? Contact Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

(Credit: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue)

Cal, 1, and Portobello, 3, are two pretty special cats. These two NYPD rescues had to have their eyes removed due to the discovery of a "severe ocular disease," the ASPCA said. That's not stopping them from having fun at the shelter. The duo is friendly and loves to play.

Visit Cal and Portobello at the ASPCA adoption center. Contact the shelter at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information.

(Credit: ASPCA)

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Portland is all smiles at the ASPCA adoption center, but he'll be even happier in his forever home. He's friendly and loves meeting other dogs. He might just need to learn how to play politely. At 2 years old, this smart pup already knows some commands like "sit," and is learning "drop it!"

Play with Portland at the ASPCA adoption center. Contact the shelter at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information.

(Credit: ASPCA)

"You couldn't ask for a better companion than Quimby," his foster mom said. He craves attention and prefers to spend his days lounging around. He'll be content as long as you're by his side.

Contact Animal Care Centers of NYC if you're looking to adopt Quimby. (Adoption number: A1083899)

(Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

He may be 6 years old, but Spain is one big puppy at heart. His favorite things include belly rubs, playing with toys and cuddling with cats. He does have some special medical needs, but his foster mom described him as "just plain special."

Email fosters@nycacc.org if you're looking to adopt Spain. (Adoption number: A1036197)

(Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Bobby (aka the professional lapdog) has lots of love to give. The senior is the type of dog that thrives off attention and affection.

If he has made his way into your heart, contact Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

(Credit: Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue)

Tilly, a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat, will do just fine with a working companion. She loves attention, but enjoys some alone time, too.

Contact the ASPCA at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information on how to adopt Tilly.

(Credit: ASPCA)

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This adorable NYPD rescue is playful, friendly and ready to run on into her new home. The 3-year-old pit bull-terrier mix is full of love. She'll do best in a home that does not have any other pets.

Shake hands with Chickpea at the ASPCA adoption center. Contact the shelter at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information.

(Credit: ASPCA)

Sigourney aka. "Siggy" loves being around people and is quite a social cat. She'll lounge around and nap with you all day without hesitation. The 5-year-old loves to purr when she's being pet and will do best in a home with children over the age of 12.

Contact the ASPCA at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120 for more information on "Siggy."

(Credit: ASPCA)

Mauro has incredibly handsome green eyes, and he knows it. Cuddling isn't his favorite thing, but he still loves human company. He gets nervous meeting new people, but opens up when he's comfortable.

If you've fallen in love with Mauro, contact the ASPCA at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120.

(Credit: ASPCA)

 

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