Every cat and and dog adopted from ARF is as unique as the family that brings them home.

As you consider adding a pet to your family, please don’t overlook ARF’s Top Ten. Some have special medical needs. Others may have behavior issues that require them to be the only animal in the home, or they may need consultations with you and our animal behaviorist. And then there are those who have simply been overlooked. All deserve a loving home.

Assistance to future adopters for special needs of some on ARF’s Top Ten list has been generously underwritten by the Kit Kat Fund and the ARF Scholarship Fund. Contact our adoptions team at adoptions@arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 x203 seven days a week.

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See past members of ARF’s Top Ten who have been adopted

If you can’t adopt but would like to help, please consider underwriting the adoption fee for one of ARF’s Top Ten or make a monthly contribution to underwrite their care until they are adopted. Contact us at development@arfhamptons.org to find out how.

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Scarlett came to ARF with her brother Buster. They were in very poor condition when they arrived. Bother were underweight and weak. Upon examination, our vets determined that Scarlett was having difficulty walking. X-rays showed that she had been shot by a BB gun and has a BB is lodged in her spine. After a course of physical therapy and medication, she now walks and runs well but sadly, her tail will never wag, and she will likely need wee-wee pads for the rest of her life. She will be fine living in a home with another mellow dog (especially Buster!) or with cats, but no small children please. Because of their harsh early life, Buster and Scarlett are timid but warm up very quickly to people. They would love a chance to have a life surrounded by people who love them.

This spunky little girl was left in a carrier at ARF in the middle of the night, through no fault of her own. She is litter box trained, gets along well with dogs and other cats and loves a good head scratch. She spends her days socializing the shy dogs in our Operations Director's office, but she would love a home of her own.

Dino was surrendered to ARF when his owner relocated and was unable to take him. While Dino loves his people, he prefers to be the center of their universe as they are his, and needs to be the only pet in the home. This little guy has plenty of love and personality to fill your household all on his own. We would love for you to stop by the ARF Adoption Center to meet Dino.

Shy and cautious young lady was adopted as a kitten and lived in a multiple-cat household, along with two small dogs and her owner couldn't care for her anymore. She is now looking for a quiet, patient new forever home to call her own. Won't you please consider Holly Belle?

Hope is a very special girl to all of the ARF staff members. She loves all people that she meets, loves to play fetch and has become our Ambassadog for humane education visits because what she loves most are kids. While she loves all people, she does not care for other dogs or cats so she will need to be your one and only. She is a lovely girl with a heart full of love just bursting to share with a family of her very own.

Marion is a playful, outgoing and fun loving young girl. She is social with other cats, loves to play and is patiently waiting for a forever home to call her own.

Huck is a five-year-old Lab Retriever Mix. He is an amazingly loving and loyal companion who always does all he can to please his person. While he may have a serious look about him, he is a goofy and playful guy, always up for an adventure. Sit down on the floor and this over-sized lap dog will plop right down on top of you. Housebroken and trained in basic obedience, Huck has spent too many days in the shelter. He desperately wants and needs a home and companion to call his very own.

Marley is a lovely girl who was adopted at ARF as a kitten and recently returned to ARF when her owners could no longer care for her. At 9 years-old, she is sad to now find herself in a shelter and can be timid on first meeting. Though she lived with another kitty, we are recommending a home as an only cat because she does have some dietary restrictions and is being medicated for a thyroid condition. Once adopted, Marley's food and medication related to her thyroid condition will be covered by ARF's Scholarship Program.

Marshmallow is a energetic 10 year-old, 27 lb Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu mix who was surrendered to ARF when his owner moved and could not take him. He likes other dogs and does not appear to be bothered by cats. Marshamallow doesn't like to be alone, so he would do best in a home with another dog as a companion or with a human companion that will be his one and only.

Pom Pom was surrendered by her owner, after he fell sick and he couldn't take care of her any longer. Pom Pom is a very sweet, quiet, beautiful senior lady that would love to sit in the sun or on someone's lap and eat bon-non's all day, but she can't since she is a transitional diabetic. She does require an insulin injection once a day and a special diet to keep her blood sugar regulated; this illness hasn't dampened her spirits, she is full of life and has much love to share. Won't you please open your home to this beautiful lady!