Welcome June! Who’s looking for a new pet companion that could change your life ?! June 4-5

STATEN ISLAND, NY – If you have a curious dog, a dog tracker might be worth considering.

With the weather warming up, and dogs going outside more, there are occasional Escape artists. Searching for a missing dog is heart-wrenching. Until recently, GPS dog tracking was expensive and therefore reserved for professional settings.

Today, however, tracking devices have become affordable and easy to use and with that in mind getting a GPS dog collar is a great idea for every pet parent whose canine or feline companion spends a lot of time outdoors. Being able to locate your dog or cat at any time does not only make your life easier, but it can literally save your canine pet’s life.

Some trackers require cellular service while others use radio frequency or Bluetooth. Many require a monthly fee or subscription.

Here are a few options:

Whistle Go Explore: This product can give you a location, the distance from your home, and text messages, but there is a subscription required.

Whistle Ultimate Dog GPS Tracker Plus Dog Health & Fitness Monitor

Whistle Ultimate Dog GPS Tracker Plus Dog Health & Fitness Monitor (Amazon)

Whistle Go Tracker: Know and Adventure more with Whistle go explore. Always know where they are – and how they are. Whistle go explore Monitors your pet’s location and health for total peace of mind. Just attach it to your pet’s collar, and customize the Whistle app to send alerts and Insights to key people in your pack. Pinpoint your pet’s location with live tracking.

Tractive

Animal tracking device.

Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker: Comes with live tracking, a virtual fence and all-day monitoring using GPS to keep track of your inquisitive friends. Tracktive sells two versions of its GPS and LTE pet tracker, one for dogs and one for cats, each of which costs $ 49.99 plus subscription fees. Both are IPX7 waterproof, shock resistant, and promise up to one week of battery life depending on usage. The canine version is meant for dogs that weigh at least 8.8 pounds; it’s a better option for small pups than the Fi Smart Dog Collar Series 2, which has a minimum weight recommendation of 10 pounds.

Chipolo Tracker: This handy device can be used with most household devices such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Amazon and Siri.

Chipolo Tracker

Chipolo is the perfect tracking device for your Wallet because it enables you to find your lost Wallet with your phone. So the next time you’re searching for it in your backpack, just ring it with your phone!

ADOPTION EVENTS:

JUNE 4

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be in Manhattan, Boris & Horton, 195 Ave A, NYC, NY 10009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

JUNE 5

  • SICAW will be at Bricktown Commons Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Louie’s Legacy will be in Manhattan, PetSmart (Flatiron) – 1107 Broadway Ste. 101, New York, NY 10010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Let’s take another look at these sweet pups …

And another glance at these lovely kitties …

Thanks to the volunteers who are devoted to helping these animals get adopted by loving families like you. It takes a significant amount of time and Dedication to Volunteer at the animal rescues listed below. They work tirelessly to save, protect and care for these Souls. We continue to commend and support them in their efforts. Before adopting a new fur friend, volunteers organize pet events every week in and around the Borough, send out Announcements, hold fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, and make sure a pet’s medical needs are attended to and so much more . All of this is done without pay, all for love, and behind the scenes.

If you are looking to adopt, please remember that there are loving senior and disabled pets who need your care and attention, too.

If you’re unable to adopt, please consider volunteering, donating or fostering, or sharing this page with someone who can.

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 for 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.

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 pm to 11 p.m., 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

1. Low-cost or free Spay and Neuter: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile Spay and Neuter has 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.

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 the 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 the 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.

· East Court Playground, dog run, East Court between N. Railroad Street & Drumgoole Road East

· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at 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 suspended violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny.gov/.

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