B e l o v e d   M a s c o t

Battered and bruised, old and scarred, they have fought many battles and given birth amid the trash.  Their offspring are trash to some, treasures to us.  A Loving Touch transforms them, once again, into trusting and valued companions.  With only love to give, they heal their physical and emotional wounds.  For these, Loving Touch was created.


From the streets of the South Bronx to Broadway...
See how this senior junkyard dog won our hearts
and became our Beloved Mascot.  
Read her story.

                                                         Mission Statement
Loving Touch is an all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Our mission is to help homeless animals find a better way of life and to help find new homes for pets that owner's can no longer keep. To prevent the birth of unwanted homeless animals by spaying/neutering every animal that we rescue.  To provide medical care for each of our rescued animals.  To educate the public in all aspects of pet care and responsibility.  To provide a loving and safe  environment for each of our rescued animals until a suitable home is found.


Sammy was accepted to a Boarding/Training Facility in PA @leadyourK9.  He has been there for several weeks now and has been making progress.  This is a HUGE step in the right direction.  We can’t thank @koreank9rescue enough for spending time with Sammy and suggesting this wonderful program to us in hopes of rehabilitating him so he can live a long and happy life in the right home.  We also want to thank Mike @doggy_be_good for helping Paul transport Sammy to PA.  It was hard to say goodbye, but we knew that this was going to be Sammy’s only chance to be saved.    


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Get to know them…


Frania Shelley-Grielen is a professional animal behaviorist, trainer and educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Behavior from Hunter College and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University.  She is a licensed Pet Care Technician Instructor, registered therapy dog handler, certified Doggone Safe Bite Safety Instructor, and professional member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE).

Frania specializes in behavior modification work and training with cats, dogs and birds and humane management for urban wildlife, she founded Animal Behaviorist.us in 2009,  to share her work on  how welfare based, science focused strategies and solutions from the canine and feline point of view are more effective and make everyone happier, including the humans.    

Website: www.AnimalBehaviorist.us 

Frania offers 15% discount on services within 3 months of rehoming for pet guardians who have found their pets through rescue organizations. 


Felicia Onofrietti

Background:  I am a Massage Therapist and Reiki Master currently licensed by the State of New York for over 30 years - practicing out of my downtown NY apartment. I am also caretaker to two bossy but sweet companions; a 2-year-old Havanese named Gus, who loves people, and Emily, a feisty miniature parrotlet.

A little about Reiki:  Reiki is non-invasive, hands-on natural healing using the universal life force. The term comes from the Japanese words "rei" meaning universal and "ki" meaning vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki, an abundant, gentle spiritual energy is not tied to any specific religion or nationality.




Roni Shapiro – Healthy Gourmet Vegan Food Delivery Company


Roni Shapiro is the head chef and owner of Healthy Gourmet To Go.  After apprenticing (and eating!) in some of the best vegan kitchens in NYC, she made her dream come true by opening and then moving Healthy Gourmet To-Go to upstate NY to help promote a cruelty-free & healthy lifestyle in a way that is both, convenient & affordable.

With over 30 years of experience in vegan cooking, she creates decadent meals from whole plant foods with a unique, gourmet flair that leaves you feeling fully satisfied - NOT deprived.

Healthy Gourmet To Go makes it easy and economical to switch to healthy, cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly eating.

We are dedicated to creating delicious, healthful meals with the utmost of safety in mind for you and for us.   Employees wear masks and gloves and the entire staff is now fully vaccinated.   Everything is prepared in our gluten-free, vegan facility using the highest quality, plant-based ingredients. Everything is 100% gluten-free, 100% cruelty-free, 95% organic and 100% delicious. 



Whiskers Holistic Petcare


Founded in 1988, our mission is to bring the benefits of holistic wellness concepts to the universe of companion animals through the education of pet care-givers, and to foster the research, identification and introduction of products and methods to further that aim.

At Whiskers, we operate on four basic principles:

The health and well being of your companion animal, and of all animals in general is our primary concern.

How that companion animal lived and ate in the wild is our model.

Nature is the only perfect system… and the best healer.

Your convenience and cost are major concerns because if it costs too much or is not convenient, you won’t do it.

Whether you are well-versed in the principles of holistic health care or new to the concept, one thing is sure, what we offer in the way of knowledge, products and methods works. We have thousands of success stories to back that up. In today’s world of hype, hysteria and general rip-off atmosphere, we invite you to test our beliefs and methods for your pet’s sake. The worst that can happen is that nothing happens. The best is that you will actively participate in maximizing the health and well being of those who love you without reservation, without the use of toxic, debilitating substances or invasive procedures.






Trader Joe’s – Old Country Road, Garden City, N.Y.


Trader Joe’s is a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores. We are committed to providing our customers outstanding value in the form of the best quality products at the best everyday prices. Through our rewarding products and knowledgeable, friendly Crew Members, we have been transforming grocery shopping into a welcoming journey full of discovery and fun since 1967.



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Custom Made products for any occasion!




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Doggy Be Good Kennel Camp & Grooming Salon



Boarding & Daycare


At our facility, we treat your pet as if they were one of our own. Located in College Point, Queens, ours is one of the last remaining facilities featuring large kennels, each with their own private, fenced-in, outdoor run!


Fully temperature-controlled kennels

Experienced and caring handlers

A clean, sanitary and safe environment

Opportunities for socialization

Lots of outdoor play time, weather permitting

Kennel staff resides on premises

Tours available upon request


A Special Thanks to Michael & Anna LaPeruta of James & Associates for their printing donation to Loving Touch – Newsletters, Invitations, Envelopes and more!!!

Special Mention: Randy Hamerman – who designs our invitations, raffles & programs.


James & Associates - Printing Company

All your printing needs

Address: 85 Rome St, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Phone: (631) 663-5111


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     We are excited to share "22" years of rescue and adoptions with you.         Please check back often to see what rescues we have added.

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We are proud members of the

NYC Mayor's Alliance & Maddie's Fund

Participants in Broadway Barks &

New Hope Partners at Animal Care & Control of NYC

This site was updated on 04-21-2021