March is here! Take a look at these adoptable pets to share your time with: March: 5-6

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dogs possess a sense of smell that is many times more sensitive than the most advanced man-made instruments, powerful enough to detect substances at concentrations of one part per trillion. With training, dogs can sniff out bombs and drugs, pursue suspects, and find missing persons and the food you’re making before it has been made. And more and more, dogs are being used experimentally to detect human disease—cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, and now, malaria—from smell alone. They can sense seizures before they happen and notify those around them.

It’s easy to pull them away, thinking they are wasting precious exercise time, but that’s purely because we do not have anything even close to a dog’s sense of smell, and we don’t understand just how fabulous our dog’s nose is — or that this incredible ability means that, unlike us, they see the world through their sense of smell. Give them some time to absorb it all. They will be grateful.

According to the American Kennel Club “When sounds are between 3,000 and 12,000 Hz in frequency, dogs’ ears are far more sensitive than ours. They can hear those sounds when they are between -5 dB and -15 dB on average. That means dogs can hear sounds that are not loud enough for our ears.” The sensitivity is high, that’s a good thing.

Our pup of the week:

Meet Tip, a 4-month-old, 20 pound (as of 2/1/22), adorable lab mix. This delightful puppy is soft, sweet, cuddly, and super loving. He is great with other dogs and friendly.

If you would like to adopt this Rockstar, please email [email protected] or visit www.pupstarzrescue.org for an application!

**Puppies are hard work. If you are not ready for a ‘new baby’ please adopt an adult or senior who needs you! In addition, we cannot guarantee the breed, size, and age of a puppy.** (Courtesy/PupStarz)PupStarz

We are continuously grateful to the volunteers who organize pet events every week in and around the borough, send out announcements, hold fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, make sure the pets’ medical needs are attended to and so much more. All of this is done without pay, all for love, and behind the scenes. Their work every day can never be overlooked.

Sweet Kittie alert!

March is here!  Take a look at these adoptable pets to share your time with:  March: 5-6

Autumn and Spring!

By looking at Autumn and Spring today, you’d never know that they were quite ill when we took them in. Autumn was already crashing when they were rushed to the emergency clinic, where, luckily, Vets did everything they could to save the tiny duo. 

Fast forward to today…they are playful sweet kittens who love to do all the “kitten things,” like wrestling with each other, chasing balls, and cuddling for hours. Autumn has beautiful heterochromia eyes: one is bright blue and the other is liquid amber. Autumn takes a minute to assess whether you’re worthy of her affection. Sister Spring loves to just jump in with all four paws. She loves to be pet and especially loves ear scratches. These sweet Tuxedo sisters would make perfect family pets and bring a smile to your face every day.

Contact us at [email protected] to schedule a visit, or visit amaanimalrescue.org for more information. Find AMA on Facebook and Instagram @amaanimalrescue (Courtesy/AMA Rescue)AMA Rescue

This is National PetSmart Adoption Week.

ADOPTION EVENTS

Mar. 5

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Mar. 6

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 12:00 to 3 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at Petsmart 1107 Broadway Ste. 101, New York, NY, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

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.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Flagship’s Dog Club is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak but will .

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 Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 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 https://www.restaurantji.com/ny/staten-island/the-flagship-brewing-company-/ or call 718-448-5284.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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 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 an application or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. View the flyer in the gallery above.

HOW TO CONTACT LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS

ALFRESCO DINING WITH YOUR DOG

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.

DOG-FRIENDLY PARKS

  • Allison Park, off-leash area, the 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, the 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 in the meadow area leading to the 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 N. Railroad Street & Drumgoole Road East
  • Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, the 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 nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

BEACHES AND BATHING FACILITIES

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 nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

PET POISON HELPLINES

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact the Pet Poison hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.

As the seasons change, keep in mind the plants that are poisonous to animals: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/

TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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 dec.ny.gov/.

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 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 an application or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. View the flyer in the gallery above.