TODAY'S PAPER
38° Good Evening
38° Good Evening
LifestylePets

Your pet photos: LI's dogs, cats and more

Newsday readers share photos of their insanely cute pets. (Captions are submitted by readers who share their photos.)

Twinkle laying on my bed.
Photo Credit: Ginger Geronimo, Birmingham, Ala

Twinkle laying on my bed.

Looking out st the snow!
Photo Credit: Mary Ann, Brentwood

Looking out st the snow!

Clancy out playing in the snow on Tuesday,
Photo Credit: Barbara

Clancy out playing in the snow on Tuesday, 2-12-19.

Mia & Luke wishing everyone a Happy Valentines
Photo Credit: Theresa Syers

Mia & Luke wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day.

Bailey enjoying one of his first snow days!
Photo Credit: Alyssa Dowd from Farmingville

Bailey enjoying one of his first snow days!

10 month old Marty Salecker from North Shore
Photo Credit: Bryan Salecker

10 month old Marty Salecker from North Shore loves his couch.

Sally and Lucas on doggie couch. Holbrook, NY.
Photo Credit: Sue Squillanti Holbrook

Sally and Lucas on doggie couch. Holbrook, NY.

Our Maltese, Mia hanging out with her bird
Photo Credit: Patricia Oconnell

Our Maltese, Mia hanging out with her bird brother, Gabe.

Minnie, a Kent Animal Shelter rescue, snuggling with
Photo Credit: Maureen Branagan, her Mama

Minnie, a Kent Animal Shelter rescue, snuggling with her baby!

Tootsie & LuLu, in Belmont Lake State Park,
Photo Credit: Christine Mulhearn

Tootsie & LuLu, in Belmont Lake State Park, February 2

Although we haven't had much snow here on
Photo Credit: Diane Bentivegna, New Hyde Park,

Although we haven't had much snow here on Long Island this winter, the sunsets have been extraordinary, especially when shared with my best friend, Pax, a red Labrador Retriever from New Hyde Park.

Bodhi is a 6 month old pure bred
Photo Credit: Michael Nigra

Bodhi is a 6 month old pure bred Chocolate Lab. He likes playing goalie at the local park

1 year old Winter White Bruno loving his
Photo Credit: Cherie Christenson of North Bell

1 year old Winter White Bruno loving his scarf during a cold January day at home in North Bellmore

6 yo black lab Nellie enjoying some down
Photo Credit: Cherie Christenson of North Bell

6 yo black lab Nellie enjoying some down time while mom gets ready for work .

3 yo yellow lab Dakota and 1 yo
Photo Credit: Cherie Christenson of North Bell

3 yo yellow lab Dakota and 1 yo English cream golden retriever Bruno show their profiles on a cold January day in North Bellmore

Princess in the Tower: Lucy a 3-year-old toy
Photo Credit: Joan Enright

Princess in the Tower: Lucy a 3-year-old toy poodle who only weighs 6 pounds worked her way up to the top of all the pillows on the bed.

Tula and sunrise on the beach.
Photo Credit: Dan Wright, East Marion

Tula and sunrise on the beach.

Our Mini Goldendoodle Chewbacca (aka chewy) is ready
Photo Credit: Erin Kirk

Our Mini Goldendoodle Chewbacca (aka chewy) is ready for winter!

Rocky Calzone enjoying a winter day at Crabmeafow
Photo Credit: Jo-Ann Grimando

Rocky Calzone enjoying a winter day at Crabmeafow beach in Northport

Spring is on its way
Photo Credit: Joy Sparano Centereach

Spring is on its way

Our beautiful rescue, Misty, all ready for St.
Photo Credit: Laura Diver, Kings Park, NY

Our beautiful rescue, Misty, all ready for St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Lily as a ferocious grizzly bear (okay, maybe
Photo Credit: Diane Biegler, Commack

Lily as a ferocious grizzly bear (okay, maybe a teddy bear)

Happy ValenTIM's Day! This optical illusion is of
Photo Credit: Nani Badalian, Shoreham, NY

Happy ValenTIM's Day! This optical illusion is of Timmy. Timmy is a rescue, formerly from Binghamton and now resides in Shoreham, NY.

Let?s go Rangers! Gracie a one year old
Photo Credit: Suzanne Rivelli Center Moriches

Let?s go Rangers! Gracie a one year old pit bull mix is ready for her favorite hockey team to win!!

Chelsea is the Cat's Meow in her neighborhood.
Photo Credit: Marie Sussingham - Merrick

Chelsea is the Cat's Meow in her neighborhood. Princeton Place in Merrick

Bogart is rooting for his team to win
Photo Credit: Melissa Donahoe

Bogart is rooting for his team to win the Super Bowl.

Sophie is chillin like a villain. Islip,NY on
Photo Credit: Gabriella Columbo, Islip

Sophie is chillin like a villain. Islip,NY on January 31st, 2019.

The Crow, in his holiday Buffalo plaid.
Photo Credit: Victoria Oyster Bay

The Crow, in his holiday Buffalo plaid.

Scotch and Whiskey
Photo Credit: Maria Calabro

Scotch and Whiskey

Sparticus waiting for Spring Training to start.
Photo Credit: Jessica Rossi Swenson now living

Sparticus waiting for Spring Training to start.

Let's go for a walk!
Photo Credit: Susan Klaus

Let's go for a walk!

My daughter hugging my 3 year old golden
Photo Credit: Diane Banner Huntington ny

My daughter hugging my 3 year old golden doodle

Tonight at 8 degrees, Gracie in Rocky Point
Photo Credit: Rachel Hearn-Somma

Tonight at 8 degrees, Gracie in Rocky Point finds her winter coat still fits her! Yes!

Lil Bentley -Just a basket full of love
Photo Credit: Yiayia Emily

Lil Bentley -Just a basket full of love

Toby and his stick
Photo Credit: Diane Biegler, Commack

Toby and his stick

Handsome Cooper and Lily enjoying the day together.
Photo Credit: Diane Biegler, Commack

Handsome Cooper and Lily enjoying the day together.

Life is Good for Romeo since he was
Photo Credit: Kathy McNally

Life is Good for Romeo since he was rescued from the shelter. He hasn?t stopped purring in his new home!

Nose to Nose. Sonny, left, and his best
Photo Credit: Marc Eisenoff

Nose to Nose. Sonny, left, and his best buddy Jackie at play with a ball that neither wants to give up.

Lily doing a little Daryl Dixon cosplay
Photo Credit: Diane Biegler, Commack

Lily doing a little Daryl Dixon cosplay

Alfie loves to smile! East Meadow
Photo Credit: Raina Harris

Alfie loves to smile! East Meadow

Spending time at our favorite walking spot- Belmont
Photo Credit: Amanda Muller

Spending time at our favorite walking spot- Belmont Lake State Park.

Relaxing after the Christmas rush. Only took 4
Photo Credit: Kathy McNally

Relaxing after the Christmas rush. Only took 4 months to get Roxy the boxer and Romeo to get along this well!

Clyde 3 year old Golden Retriever brings in
Photo Credit: Howie Frisch

Clyde 3 year old Golden Retriever brings in the new year with friends.

Gunner is smiling at Centerport Beach.
Photo Credit: Jenna from Greenlawn

Gunner is smiling at Centerport Beach.

Scamp (small dog) and Nash (big dog) in
Photo Credit: Erin donovan- farmingdale

Scamp (small dog) and Nash (big dog) in the Christmas spirit. 

This is Rosie my 11 year old Scottie
Photo Credit: lenore ilberg

This is Rosie my 11 year old Scottie who enjoys creature comforts. She's the Pillow Princess!

Iggy, (aka:The Beast) our 8 year old Uromastyx,
Photo Credit: Francesca Carlow, Plainview NY

Iggy, (aka:The Beast) our 8 year old Uromastyx, enjoying the sun's rays in our backyard.

Molly is celebrating a Happy New Year Day.
Photo Credit: Mary Obrien

Molly is celebrating a Happy New Year Day.

Let's get the Christmas cookies out.
Photo Credit: James Lumsden

Let's get the Christmas cookies out.

Sibbie relaxing by the fire Christmas morning after
Photo Credit: Joan Marchese

Sibbie relaxing by the fire Christmas morning after opening her presents.

Shadow & Destiny Rose are ready for the
Photo Credit: Julie Cattani

Shadow & Destiny Rose are ready for the 2019.

Luna, an 11yr old female tuxedo cat, who
Photo Credit: Adriana Navaro

Luna, an 11yr old female tuxedo cat, who is very friendly, snuggly and vocal and was on Santa's good list this year.

Best Friends taking a nap on kitchen floor
Photo Credit: Alana Fried

Best Friends taking a nap on kitchen floor until leftovers are served! Zoe, 13 years old, Golden Retriever and Sandy, 8, Cocker Spaniel

Chanel Is telling Santa what she wants for
Photo Credit: Shaun Ramnath

Chanel Is telling Santa what she wants for Christmas.

Alfie ready for New Year's!
Photo Credit: Raina, East Meadow

Alfie ready for New Year's!

Ted, my Yorkiepoo getting ready for the holidays
Photo Credit: Chrissi Pappas Miller Place, NY

Ted, my Yorkiepoo getting ready for the holidays by donning his Christmas attire.

Bee Gee is ready for the snow!
Photo Credit: Kathy, Smithtown

Bee Gee is ready for the snow!

Crystal talking to mom and dad about the
Photo Credit: Ellen Boyd

Crystal talking to mom and dad about the holidays while helping wrap gifts

Buddy delivering the Sunday newspaper!!
Photo Credit: Jennifer and west babylon

Buddy delivering the Sunday newspaper!!

Jackson posing for his family's Christmas card. He
Photo Credit: Antonia Berry of Port Jeff Stati

Jackson posing for his family's Christmas card. He hates having his picture taken but will do anything for a treat.

Happy Holidays! ?
Photo Credit: Me

Happy Holidays! ?

Parker's first Christmas!
Photo Credit: Me

Parker's first Christmas!

My cat Socks with his reindeer hat on.
Photo Credit: Me

My cat Socks with his reindeer hat on.

CHARLIE ALL DRESSED UP AS SANTA'S HELPER AND
Photo Credit: Patricia Danielsof East Northpor

CHARLIE ALL DRESSED UP AS SANTA'S HELPER AND SMILING AS USUAL

HAPPY PAWLIDAYS from Alfie & Raina in East
Photo Credit: Raina Harris

HAPPY PAWLIDAYS from Alfie & Raina in East Meadow

Tiggie looking festive for the holiday.
Photo Credit: Esther Peters, Patchogue

Tiggie looking festive for the holiday.

Dexter is ready for his "furst" Christmas!
Photo Credit: Alexis

Dexter is ready for his "furst" Christmas!

Here's Patchi! A 4 year old rescue from
Photo Credit: J. Macaluso, Baldwin Harbor, NY

Here's Patchi! A 4 year old rescue from Tennessee, loving his new forever family.

Josie Diglio lives with her humans Cathy and
Photo Credit: Cathy Diglio

Josie Diglio lives with her humans Cathy and Larry in Westbury. Santa, she has been a good girl and has not touched the tree! (While anyone was looking!)

Phoebe the bulldog wishes everyone a memoraBULL holiday
Photo Credit: Laura Mastriano

Phoebe the bulldog wishes everyone a memoraBULL holiday season.

Christmas Cat Tree Both naughty and nice? Mae,
Photo Credit: Diane Iannaccone

Christmas Cat Tree Both naughty and nice? Mae, a 5 year old kitty adopted from a local shelter, poses near the only possible tree here in our home for the holidays!

This is Fergus Henry McCabe, a dalmation puppy,
Photo Credit: Sean McCabe, Hauppauge, NY

This is Fergus Henry McCabe, a dalmation puppy, adopted with love by the McCabe Family.

Finnley's very first snow!
Photo Credit: Darasue Lyons, Amityville

Finnley's very first snow!

Sunday snuggles.
Photo Credit: Jill Gagliano

Sunday snuggles.

Ali, 7 1/2 yr old Shi Tzu getting
Photo Credit: Erica LoGiudice, Bellmore, NY

Ali, 7 1/2 yr old Shi Tzu getting ready for the holidays trying on her new robe in Indiana where she's living with owner Erica at college.

Sushi the white nosed reindeer.
Photo Credit: Karen Schelhas

Sushi the white nosed reindeer.

Gracie and Etta waiting for Santa.
Photo Credit: Jill Gagliano

Gracie and Etta waiting for Santa.

STRIKE A POSE FOR CHRISTMAS! Lexington, a 13
Photo Credit: Barbara Anne Kirshner

STRIKE A POSE FOR CHRISTMAS! Lexington, a 13 year old black/tan dachshund, Melissa Tulip, a 5 1/2 year old dachshund and Park, a 12 year old dachshund, pose for their annual Christmas photo.

Piccolo Minervini waiting for Santa.
Photo Credit: Susie Minervini

Piccolo Minervini waiting for Santa.

Where is the mistletoe? Scout & Elton
Photo Credit: Renee Sandie

Where is the mistletoe? Scout & Elton

Bandit staying warm by the fire.
Photo Credit: Rosemary from Kings Park

Bandit staying warm by the fire.

Connor Remsen, 7 months, and his mini goldendoodle,
Photo Credit: Danielle Remsen from South Farmi

Connor Remsen, 7 months, and his mini goldendoodle, Buddy, are patiently waiting for Santa.

Roxy the pretty mini pittie waiting for Santa.
Photo Credit: Heather Hickam

Roxy the pretty mini pittie waiting for Santa.

Jake my Lhasa-Poo was a Christmas present 11
Photo Credit: Ginny Penoro

Jake my Lhasa-Poo was a Christmas present 11 years ago. Every year we pose him for a Christmas card. This is this years.

Mia waiting for Santa!
Photo Credit: Lauren Massapequa Park

Mia waiting for Santa!

"Sophie, a 4 1/2-year-old rescue cat and Fiona,
Photo Credit: Kenn

"Sophie, a 4 1/2-year-old rescue cat and Fiona, a 9-year-old Golden Retriever, have secured their spots in front of the Christmas tree," says Ken Donahue of Center Moriches.

This is Bella, 18 years old and now
Photo Credit: Gene O'Shea, Brentwood, NY

This is Bella, 18 years old and now blind, sitting with an old friend.

What did you say....how many more days till
Photo Credit: Carla Ferriere

What did you say....how many more days till Christmas?

Iffy Chinese Crested in her Christmas onsie.
Photo Credit: Deborah Orioles

Iffy Chinese Crested in her Christmas onsie.

Great Dane Jet meeting Santa
Photo Credit: Nicole Casella, Northport, NY

Great Dane Jet meeting Santa

Rocky waiting patiently for Santa
Photo Credit: Rosemary from Kings Park

Rocky waiting patiently for Santa

Chumley holiday decorating on Dec.9th.
Photo Credit: Kathleen T Berberich

Chumley holiday decorating on Dec.9th.

Mocha, a 4 year old dachshund patiently waiting
Photo Credit: Michelle McNally

Mocha, a 4 year old dachshund patiently waiting for Santa to bring treats under the tree.

Lunchbox is excited for Santa this year!
Photo Credit: Christine Piscitelli

Lunchbox is excited for Santa this year!

Oliver, a nine year old dachshund mix who
Photo Credit: Rosemarie Hawkins, Aquebogue, NY

Oliver, a nine year old dachshund mix who we rescued last year, is getting ready for his Christmas treats. He learned very quickly where the refrigerator is!

Danni Mae, a 16 month old Golden Retriever,
Photo Credit: Talmage Farms Riverhead NY

Danni Mae, a 16 month old Golden Retriever, visiting Santa at Talmage Farms in Riverhead.

Lily and Milo. We promise we've been good!
Photo Credit: Pat floral park

Lily and Milo. We promise we've been good!

Rocco trying to stay warm on his walks!
Photo Credit: Maria Dernelakis

Rocco trying to stay warm on his walks! Missing summer.

Jetty is ready to help Santa.
Photo Credit: Katie Kaspar, Long Beach

Jetty is ready to help Santa.

Summer was a 10 month old stray that
Photo Credit: Jacqueline Hassett

Summer was a 10 month old stray that meowed herself into my heart and house. She's now 5 and ready for Christmas!

Milo. I fit in here just fine. No
Photo Credit: Pat floral park

Milo. I fit in here just fine. No the cat is not under me

Our little "Peanut", a Yorkshire/ Maltese mix, counting
Photo Credit: Charissa D'Angelo of Valley

Our little "Peanut", a Yorkshire/ Maltese mix, counting down the days 'til Christmas.

Showing off her Santa dress. All ready for
Photo Credit: Barbara. Valley Stream

Showing off her Santa dress. All ready for holiday.

Tell Santa I tried to save the porcupine
Photo Credit: Pat floral park

Tell Santa I tried to save the porcupine and this is the appreciation I got.

Chum the bulldog.
Photo Credit: Kathleen T Berberich

Chum the bulldog.

Milo wanting to know if he should wait
Photo Credit: Pat floral park

Milo wanting to know if he should wait here for Santa?

Lily. How's my new outfit? I want to
Photo Credit: Pat floral park

Lily. How's my new outfit? I want to be Santa's helper.

Cody as Santa's little helper.
Photo Credit: Nancy Piccola

Cody as Santa's little helper.

Dear Santa, I've been a good girl all
Photo Credit: Grandma

Dear Santa, I've been a good girl all year, please bring me treats. Love, Verra

Spreading holiday cheer to EVERYONE far and near.
Photo Credit: Danielle Albanese Elmont

Spreading holiday cheer to EVERYONE far and near.

Not so Tiny Tim!
Photo Credit: Nani Badalian, Shoreham

Not so Tiny Tim!

Merry Christmas! Cocoa isn't too sure about that
Photo Credit: Marisa Falbo, Floral Park

Merry Christmas! Cocoa isn't too sure about that pom-pom hat, but he'll put up with it. Pictures taken at the EAB/RXR Center.

Ranger, my 13 year old golden retriever loves
Photo Credit: Emily Pannenbacker - West Islip

Ranger, my 13 year old golden retriever loves to pose for his annual Christmas picture!

Bambi, waiting for the bus!!! It sure is
Photo Credit: Donna Long Island, NY

Bambi, waiting for the bus!!! It sure is chilly outside!!

Bacon the Christmas Cat!
Photo Credit: Jasmine Hislop

Bacon the Christmas Cat!

George Harrison in his new Christmas scarf.
Photo Credit: Jackie Heney

George Harrison in his new Christmas scarf.

Mommy taking a picture of her princess for
Photo Credit: Carol Del Vecchio Moriches NY

Mommy taking a picture of her princess for Christmas.

Santa Paws
Photo Credit: Carly Wickers

Santa Paws

Are you done yet, where's our cookies?
Photo Credit: Valerie. Shirley

Are you done yet, where's our cookies?

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... Leo, a
Photo Credit: Barbara Stark & Shawndra Smith -

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... Leo, a terrier mix is asking Santa for a treat. Leo was rescued by his Mom 4 years ago from ARF Hamptons and is a happy boy. He loves to run 5k's (even in the rain).

Dear Santa, exactly how good are we talking
Photo Credit: Heidi Frigano

Dear Santa, exactly how good are we talking about?

Benji, a mixed-breed rescue from last year's California
Photo Credit: Emily Kubrick

Benji, a mixed-breed rescue from last year's California wildfires, enjoys his first Hanukkah.

Alfie wishing everyone who celebrates a Happy Hanukkah!
Photo Credit: Raina, East Meadow

Alfie wishing everyone who celebrates a Happy Hanukkah!

Garcia our pet pig is getting into the
Photo Credit: Kari Garcia mommy

Garcia our pet pig is getting into the holiday spirit.

Nevo LoPresti Christmas shopping for his friends in
Photo Credit: Laurie LoPresti

Nevo LoPresti Christmas shopping for his friends in Roslyn. December 6, 2018 MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tasha wanting to go squirrel hunting so she
Photo Credit: Lauren S Barnes

Tasha wanting to go squirrel hunting so she could wear her new coat outside.

Harleigh blue our 4 month old kitten peeking
Photo Credit: Dar maiorino North babylon

Harleigh blue our 4 month old kitten peeking thru our christmas tree! Lucky she's cute!

Milo and Nevo getting ready for Christmas! May
Photo Credit: Laurie LoPresti

Milo and Nevo getting ready for Christmas! May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

Jake is patiently waiting for Santa at the
Photo Credit: Kara Funaro, Medford

Jake is patiently waiting for Santa at the front door.

Sergio, a therapy dog, getting ready to spread
Photo Credit: Judy Carey

Sergio, a therapy dog, getting ready to spread some Christmas joy.

Bosley with our elf on the shelf and
Photo Credit: Lynn

Bosley with our elf on the shelf and mensch on the bench.

Scout getting ready for Christmas!
Photo Credit: Judy Donohue

Scout getting ready for Christmas!

Waiting for Santa.
Photo Credit: Heidi Frigano

Waiting for Santa.

Jackson, an 8 year old Boxer, being very
Photo Credit: Jeanmarie Rall, Islip

Jackson, an 8 year old Boxer, being very patient with his baby Baxter, a 1 year old Boxer

8 year old Otis a pit/shep mix, is
Photo Credit: Gloria Luchsinger - Farmingville

8 year old Otis a pit/shep mix, is decorated for the holidays in his backyard.

Nabisco watching over his fall display of gourds.
Photo Credit: Dennis

Nabisco watching over his fall display of gourds.

Zucca, our polydactyl cat, relaxing her many paws
Photo Credit: Angela de Caprariis-Salerno, Gar

Zucca, our polydactyl cat, relaxing her many paws after a hectic Cyber Monday.

Watching football with my lap dog
Photo Credit: Jill

Watching football with my lap dog

Peaches is celebrating Chanukah.
Photo Credit: Carol Polkes

Peaches is celebrating Chanukah.

Pax Bentivegna, a fox-red Labrador Retriever, enjoys the
Photo Credit: Diane Bentivegna

Pax Bentivegna, a fox-red Labrador Retriever, enjoys the crisp air while we meet and greet our neighbors in New Hyde Park during Thanksgiving season.

Need a bigger couch
Photo Credit: Brody?s mom

Need a bigger couch

Oliver Fred is enjoying the fall weather!
Photo Credit: Marlee Krasin, Melville NY

Oliver Fred is enjoying the fall weather!

Tasha modeling her Christmas dress. She's been such
Photo Credit: Lauren Barnes New York

Tasha modeling her Christmas dress. She's been such a good girl all year!!

Moe and Sparkie making sure they are not
Photo Credit: Karen Silbowitz

Moe and Sparkie making sure they are not missing out on anything

Autumn vibes.
Reader Photo Credit: Myself, From Sanford

Autumn vibes.

8 year old Otis licking his first snowflake
Photo Credit: Gloria Luchsinger - Farmingville

8 year old Otis licking his first snowflake of the season on November 15th.

Pippi our "ferocious" rottie made her way into
Photo Credit: Whitney Luther-McDonnell

Pippi our "ferocious" rottie made her way into the Christmas decorations and found herself a tasty ribbon...Nope...Not letting go!"

Reggie, enjoying the Fall breeze and splashing around
Reader Photo Credit: Conner Reddan, Oceanside

Reggie, enjoying the Fall breeze and splashing around at Hempstead Lake State Park.

Daisy (dog), Dash (black &white cat), and Trouble
Reader Photo Credit: David Joglar, East Meadow

Daisy (dog), Dash (black &white cat), and Trouble gather to say goodbye every morning before I leave for work and then the pet party begins.

Ruby & Satch hanging out.
Reader Photo Credit: Photo by Rob

Ruby & Satch hanging out.

More Pets