Our plans for the future include:
Life Long Tails was founded in 2004 by Jenn, our president, after adopting a dog from a local shelter. The dog, Olive, was fearful, not socialized, and aggressive. No one from the shelter could give her information or support.
Taking time to educate herself and work patiently with her new dog, Jenn was able to overcome these initial obstacles and develop a strong, loving relationship with Olive. This is something many new pet parents may not have the time or background to achieve.
Jenn recognized a need for a rescue that could offer a closer, more personal knowledge of its animals – one that could care for them in homes, with children and other pets.
For the first few years LLT focused on rescue, rehabilitation, training, and placement of dogs. We handled only the occasional cat or other small animal.
Since 2009, our organization has grown, allowing us the opportunity to focus on cats and ferrets in addition to dogs. Several of our cats and kittens can now be seen at the adoption center at PetSmart in Vestal.
In 2010, LLT became a fully incorporated non-profit with 501(c)(3) charitable organization status. This allows us to accept tax-deductible donations and monetary contributions. Currently, our main work continues to be in rescuing, caring for and adopting out individual animals.
Come meet our adoptable cats at PetSmart in Vestal.
There will be Life Long Tails representatives available during the following hours:
Thursday & Friday: 5-9pm