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Check Out These Adorable ARF Pets Available for Adoption

Isabella Canelli | December 17, 2020 | Culture Lifestyle Animal Shelter Unconditional love 2018 hamptons Holiday Gift Guide


Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, otherwise known as ARF, is busy as ever providing shelter to animals awaiting adoption. This gifting season, we can't think of a better way to show affection for your loved ones and these lovable pets than by adopting one or more of these four-legged nuggets.

Meet some of ARF's standout residents, who will definitely make this holiday even more special. For more information about ARF Hamptons and adoption application visit ARF is open for adoptions by appointment only. Applications must be filled out before an appointment can be made.

This girl is a BIG mush, hence her name Smushie. Smushie came to ARF more than five years ago, and sadly, she remains one of the longest residents at the Adoption Center. With more than 2,000 days at the shelter, she continues to be overlooked making ARF more determined than ever to find her a home in 2020! Whether it is her size, her breed, or the fact that she needs to be the only pet in the home, Smushie continues to be passed over by potential adopters. This seven-year-old is a cuddly love bug and a favorite among the ARF staff. She's as deserving as any, if not more so, of a family to love her for who she is.


This little guy won’t go for a walk without his stuffed animal. Brimley is an eight-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to ARF from its rescue partner in South Carolina. Homeless and in need of medical care, ARF was Brimley's last hope. Brimley's personality is bigger than he is. He is very friendly with people, though shy with kids. He prefers to be the only dog in your home. Like over 30 million Americans, Brimley has diabetes. He requires injections twice each day, as well as a special diet.


This big boy, who weighs in at 17 pounds, was found as a stray in East Hampton back in February. Vincent is a sweet and playful three-year-old kitty whose favorite activity is to run through the play tunnels in the cattery. Vincent enjoys the company of other cats and even likes dogs. He will make a great addition to any family.



Back in February, ARF was able to help ease the burden at the Animal Care Center in Brooklyn by taking in several adult cats. They were all cleared for adoption just as the pandemic suspended in-person adoptions. Most of these cats have been adopted, but Gabby continues to patiently wait for a home. This two-year-old black beauty gets along with other cats, but he can be a bit of a wallflower. He has a lot to offer if you just give him a chance.

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