Bide-A-Wee was established as a nonprofit association in 1903, with the primary purpose of providing temporary shelter and finding loving, responsible homes for unwanted pets.
Today, Bide-A-Wee also works to preserve and extend the special relationship between people and these most devoted of friends, through education, community outreach, free spaying and neutering for dogs and cats every summer, an externship program for veterinary students, pet therapy, pet memorial parks, and the Golden Years Retirement Home for older, unadoptable pets.
There are three Bide-A-Wee animal shelters and adoption centers -- one in Manhattan, and two on Long Island, at Wantagh and Westhampton. The shelters operate at full capacity and usually have a waiting list for admission.
Services at the centers include medical care at fully staffed veterinary clinics for pets waiting to be adopted, plus subsidized care that makes routine checkups, vaccinations, and treatment affordable for pet owners on fixed incomes or in financial need.
The two Long Island centers share their grounds with pet memorial parks, which provide comfort and support for pet owners, families, and friends.
Everyone here at Bide-A-Wee -- the staff and the animals -- appreciates your interest and support. We welcome your inquiries. – less–ZoomInfo