Islip Animal Shelter Celebrates National Pet Day with Free Adoptions

Islip, NY – Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center recently celebrated National Pet Day on Monday, April 11th, by offering free pet adoptions. The shelter’s non-profit volunteer group, Live.Love.Bark, offered to pay any adoption fee as long as the application was filed on April 11th. Throughout the day, over 50 people came through the shelter looking to adopt a pet. Fourteen adoption applications were filed. Four of those applications have been approved already and the rest are currently pending and being reviewed for approval.  

“This promotion gives people the added incentive they may need to come down and adopt a new best friend,” said Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt. “The goal is always to get as many dogs, cats, and other little animals into their forever homes. Promotions like these help us get people in the doors and then we’re able to review the applicants and make life-long matches for these animals.”

If you’re interested in adopting an animal, but missed out on this great promo, remember you can still adopt any long-timer (any animal who has been waiting for a forever home at the shelter for 6 months or longer) for free, any day of the week. Live.Love.Bark also pays the adoption fees for any long-timer, dog or cat, and if the pet has been waiting over a year, they also throw in a free bed, bag of food, toys, treats, collar and leash.

To see the animals available for adoption, check out the shelter’s Facebook page at or visit them in person at 210 South Denver Ave., in Bay Shore. Visit the Facebook page to see adoption photos too.

Photo 1: Councilwoman Trish Bergin Wiechbrodt with News 12’s Ken Grimball and now-adopted BooBoo.