A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

A smiling picture of 5 year old pit mix Sadie, up for adoption.

April 23rd, 2020 The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet center is pleased to report there has been no reduction in pet adoptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In spite of new adoption procedures in accordance with the NYS Executive Order and NYS on Pause, the shelter has facilitated the adoption of 18 dogs and two cats since March 30th.

"It’s a positive sign to see the Islip community has continued to open their hearts and homes to provide loving families for our pets during these trying times," said Department of Environmental Control Commissioner, Martin Bellew. "For many, there's never been a better time to bond with a new family friend. It's a ray of hope and a testament to the kindheartedness of our neighbors," he said.

If you are interested in adopting any of the shelter's animals, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an adoption application. Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet center animals can be viewed on Facebook, and Appointments will be staggered in order to serve one family at a time. All meet-and-greets will take place outside the adoption center.

For more information about the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center and for full adoption guidelines, please visit

Click HERE to visit the Town's COVID-19 Information page.