Enjoy the cool weather and relax with a new pet. November 4-5

STATEN ISLAND, NY – What does it mean to discipline your pet? Do they understand why they are being punished? Preferably not.

Punishment is a word that no one likes to hear, but it is something that must often be meted out if we want to maintain order. But how to punish your beloved dog? Do they even understand that they are being punished? This has always been a controversial topic, as punishment can do far more harm than good if not properly applied.

When punishing your dog for doing something naughty, you should look at his body language to see if he understands that he is being punished: looking shy, lowering his ears and head, sitting quietly and tuck in his tail. .

But if you punish your dog poorly, you will likely see a more defensive side. Growling and hair standing on end are clear signs of aggression or fear. Keep in mind: the purpose of punishment is to teach your dog something, not to scare him. They might lash out in an attempt to protect themselves.

You may want to try positive reinforcement. If you wait too long after the accident, your puppy won’t put two and two together.

Check VCA Hospitals details on how to properly deal with unwanted behavior.

It’s Paisley…

Meet Paisley, a charming DLH kitten, 8 weeks old and weighing 2 pounds (as of 10/30). She is sweet, gentle and super affectionate. She accepts cats, dogs and is great with adults and children. She is lively and fun, but also knows how to relax. She’ll squish feathers, chase plastic balls, and play with string toys…then head downstairs for a well-deserved cat nap! She is cuddly, cute and very fun to be around. She has a soothing purr and a sweet meow that will melt your heart. This deserving ball of fluff is a gem and will make someone very happy. If you would like to provide a home for this wonderful cat, please email Rescue@pupstarzrescue.org or visit www.pupstarzrescue.org for an application! www.pupstarzrescue.org Please follow us on Instagram: @pupstarzrescue Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/PupStarzRescue PupStarz Rescue cannot guarantee the breed, size, temperament or age of any dog ​​or cat. (Courtesy/Pupstarz)


Volunteers organize pet events each week in and around the borough, send out announcements, organize fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, ensure medical needs are met of an animal are satisfied and much more. All this is done without pay, for love and behind the scenes.

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

November 4

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue will be at Petco, 2975 Richmond Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart (Staten Island) – 2656 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 5

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart (East Brunswick) – 300 State Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • SICAW will be at Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hello Shadow…

Meet Shadow, a 1-year-old, 48-pound Southern Gentleman Lab/Hound from Tennessee. Shadow is a good, sweet boy and a big cuddler. Some of his favorite things are treats (of any kind), pets, attention, four-legged friends (cats and dogs), and frozen Kongs stuffed with peanut butter. Shadow loves playing with toys, puzzles, and playmates in the yard. Shadow loves to snuggle up with his human roommates and furry friends. Shadow is very intelligent and responds best with praise and treats. Shadow has big floppy ears and cute white paws that make it look like he’s wearing little shoes. Its shiny black coat is soft and beautiful. Shadow is fostered in Ewing, New Jersey, and his adoption fee is $425. To adopt this animal, please visit www.louieslegacy.org/adopt (Courtesy/LouiesLegacy)


Stellar Villa is a New York-based artist who recently raised over $11,500 for pet shelters after single-handedly creating 1,252 pieces of custom pet art in 21 days. She is now working to create ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to continue fundraising. If you’re looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar work.


Do you like dogs? Do you like beer? Then take a cold one to the Flagship Brewing Co. Dog Club. The club meets every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery Village Hall, 40 Minthorne St., off Bay Street.

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, a guest speaker will speak about their own specialty or knowledge regarding the well-being of their valued and loyal friends.

For more information, visit https://www.restaurantji.com/ny/staten-island/the-flagship-brewing-company-/ or call 718-448-5284.


1. Low-Cost or Free Spay and Neuter: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels to all five boroughs in each 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 are eligible for free. sterilization services for their cat or dog. If you own 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-tour instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuteror call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and shipping costs by applying online. For an application or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. Check out the flyer in the gallery above.

Hi Tora!

Meet Tora! Tora is a 4 month old black and white Domestic Shorthair. Tora is a big mush who loves spending her time chasing lasers and feather toys and receiving love from her favorite humans! She’s great at holding cute conversation and has the sweetest meows, letting you know she’s happy you’re there. Tora is perfectly used to the litter box and eats all of her food (she will never refuse a snack either!). She is as loyal as they come; she is the first to greet you at the door and follow you throughout the house. She is very intelligent and has *almost* mastered the game of fetch! Tora loves playing and napping with her siblings and would love to be adopted with her sister Tia or into another home with cats! She is the perfect addition to any household ready to immediately fall in love with her sweet face. Tora is welcomed to Hoboken, New Jersey. Kittens are only adopted in pairs or homes with other friendly and social animals. They are very sociable by nature and need to be with other animals for socialization. The adoption fee for a single kitten is $150, for a pair of kittens, $200. To adopt this animal, please visit www.louieslegacy.org/adopt (Courtesy/LouiesLegacy)


· Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis Street, Tottenville, 718-227-2900

· The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200

· Ciro Pizza Café, 862, avenue Huguenot, 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, see New York Dog Rules in Restaurants.


· Allison Park, off-leash area, the land at the end of the trail bordered by Prospect Avenue, the 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, middle of the park on the right side

· Bloomingdale Park, dog area, Maguire Avenue behind the athletic fields, closer to Ramona Avenue.

· Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, 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, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road

· Conference House Park, dog area, 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

· Père Macris Park, off-leash area, lawn beyond the ball field

· Ida Court Playground, Dog Area, Ida Court between N. Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East

· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at the bottom of Seguine Avenue in Johnston Terrace; just below the playing field

· Siedenburg Park, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street

· Silver Lake Park, dog park, Victory Boulevard under the Pavilion, across from Parkview Apartments

· South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: On the sand only after Labor Day and before Memorial Day

· Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, archery range

· Wolfe’s Pond Park, dog area, left of Cornelia Avenue

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

Dogs cannot enter any swimming facilities, including New York beaches. However, from October 1 to 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 on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.


If you think your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.comor contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.

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


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


To contact an Environmental Conservation Enforcement Officer or report suspected violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny.gov/.


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