Enjoy your days of summer with a rescued fur friend. July 9-10

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As the temperature rises, let us stay aware of our furry babes.

Keep them from the heat:

Did you know dogs can get sunburned too? With pet parents taking their furry companions out in the heat, Dr. Jennifer Bruns, a veterinarian at PetSmart, is offering her top tips to help pets remain safe this season.

“Items such as this self-cooling pet pad, cooling beds, harnesses, and bandanas can help keep your pet more comfortable in the summer temps. Be sure to stay indoors during particularly hot days,” she said. “However, if your dog must be outdoors, ensure they have plenty of shade, ample fresh water, and a dog pool filled with water for cooling dips.”

With unpredictable temperatures, it’s a good idea to prepare your dog for those hot days. Taking long walks or hikes, or spending time at home with no air conditioner, might not be good for your dog, because they do not have the same internal cooling mechanisms that we do. Long-haired dogs, large dogs and brachycephalic breeds are especially susceptible to overheating.

There are options to keep your dog feeling good — cooling vests, collars and mats. They are designed to trap the cool air while keeping out the warm air. Here are a few ideas:

RUFFWEAR, Swamp Cooler Evaporative Dog Cooling Vest, Compatible with

Cooling Vest

These cooling pads work great for dogs and cats.

K&H Pet Products Cool Bed III Dog Pad. No electricity is required to operate the Cool Bed III. These beds are attractively designed and allow a cool spot for dogs. Simply add the recommended amount of water through the easy fill cap and adjust the comfort with the easy air valve.

Cooling pad.

Cooling pad.

ADOPTION EVENTS

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.

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, 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.

Upcoming pet events in and around the borough are listed below, along with local places to eat with your dog and dog-friendly parks on Staten Island. Click through the photos above to meet the adorable dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.

July 9

  • SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • This Saturday, July 9, Muddy Paws Rescue will be at Flagship Brewing from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. holding an adoption event – with bunches of adorable pups looking for families.

July 10

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

Check out all of these adorable pups looking for families. This is the first time they are holding an event at this location – so we are extremely excited to find homes for our pups who prefer to be outside of busy Manhattan.

A bit about them – Muddy Paws is a completely foster-based dog rescue, since our start in 2016 we’ve found homes for more than 6,000 pups! Partnering with venues like Flagship Brewing helps us reach new adopters, and the more dogs we can find homes for on Saturday, the more we can take in from our shelter partners who are overflowing right now.

Nationwide, rescues are seeing a dramatic drop in adoption interest paired with a big increase in animals entering shelters. This is extremely problematic but the good news is we know there are adopters out there who we just haven’t been able to reach yet!

They need your love.

You will not regret it.

Ho Brah is having an amazing event. Come, eat, adopt, love.

Lets Celebrate

Together.

July 10

  • SICAW will be at Bricktown Commons Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, from 10 a.m. to 2 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 TUESDAY

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 Tuesday at 7 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 Facebook.com/events/flagship-brewery/flagship-dog-club/395070034756747/ 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 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

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.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

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

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.

ALFRESCO DINING WITH YOUR DOG

· 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 ball field

· 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/.