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Esteban is a senior Chihuahua mix who is loving and affectionate, and enjoys being held and belly rubs. If you'd like to know more about Esteban, please call Little Shelter Animal Rescue at 631-368-8770. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Puppy of the day: Adoptable dogs on LI

The puppy of the day series features one Long Island animal shelter every week, each with five puppies who are up for adoption. Stop by newsday.com/puppyoftheday every weekday to see the latest featured pet. Also, check out pictures from previous weeks. Maybe you'll find a forever dog companion.

Monday's puppy of the Day: Abu

Name: Abu Age: 8 years old Shelter: Little

Name: Abu
Age: 8 years old
Shelter: Little Shelter Animal Rescue (July 6, 2015 7:13 AM)

Abu is an 8-year-old Shih Tzu who is friendly and is looking for a loving owner who will continue his dietary program to help him lose a few extra pounds. If you'd like to know more about Abu, please call Little Shelter Animal Rescue at 631-368-8770. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

uppies from Southampton Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from Southampton Animal Shelter who were featured the week of June 29, 2015.

Monday's puppy of the Day: Athena 

Name: Athena Age: 3 years old Shelter: Southampton

Name: Athena
Age: 3 years old
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter (June 29, 2015 7:35 AM)

Athena is an affectionate 3-year-old bulldog-pit bull mix who has a deep affection for people, other dogs, and her favorite tennis ball. To find out more about how you can make Athena part of your family, call the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

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Tuesday's puppy of the Day: Cain 

Name: Cain Age: 4 years old Shelter: Southampton

Name: Cain
Age: 4 years old
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter (June 30, 2015 7:08 AM)

Cain is a lovable 4-year-old male pit bull-mastiff mix who would like to be part of a family that can give him as much affection as he gives. He's great with people and other dogs. To make Cain yours, contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Wednesday's puppy of the Day: Dora 

Name: Dora Age: 2 years old Shelter: Southampton

Name: Dora
Age: 2 years old
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter (July 1, 2015 7:34 AM)

Dora is a 2-year-old female small pit bull who has a mellow, obedient temperament, but is still a puppy at heart. She would get along fine in a family with other dogs. Get to know Dora and call the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller) 

Thursday's puppy of the Day: Bruno  

Name: Bruno Age: 2 years old Shelter: Southampton

Name: Bruno
Age: 2 years old
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter (July 2, 2015 7:14 AM)

Bruno is a 2-year-old male pit bull who is as sweet as he is handsome. Bruno loves to play, but also loves to cuddle. He would be great with other household dogs. Call the the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller) 

Friday's puppy of the Day: Tinkerbell  

Name: Tinkerbell Age: 2 years old Shelter: Southampton

Name: Tinkerbell
Age: 2 years old
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter (July 3, 2015 9:13 AM)

Tinkerbell is a 2-year-old female lab mix who can be shy at first meeting, but soon becomes a high energy playmate and loyal companion. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 to make Tinkerbell part of your family. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Puppies from Sweetest Dog Rescue

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Click here to see the puppies from Sweetest Dog Rescue who were featured the week of June 22, 2015.

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Monday's puppy of the Day: Knick-knack

Name: Knick-knack Age:1 1/2 years old Shelter: Sweetest

Name: Knick-knack
Age:1 1/2 years old
Shelter: Sweetest Dog Rescue (June 22, 2015 9:06 AM)

Knick-knack is a 1 1/2 year-old female low rider hound mix who was pulled from a high kill shelter in South Carolina. Knick-knack is an affectionate dog who is good with cats and children, but would prefer a home without larger dogs. Email sweetestdogrescue@gmail.com for more information. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Tuesday's puppy of the Day: Gigi

Name: Gigi Age: 2 1/2 years old Shelter:

Name: Gigi
Age: 2 1/2 years old
Shelter: Sweetest Dog Rescue (June 23, 2015 7:14 AM)

Gigi is an affectionate 2 1/2 year-old female Patterdale Terrier who was pulled from a high kill shelter in South Carolina. Gigi is housebroken and crate-trained, is good with other dogs, but would prefer a home without cats. Emailsweetestdogrescue@gmail.com for more information. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Wednesday's puppy of the Day: Buster

Name: Buster Age: 2 1/2 years old Shelter:

Name: Buster
Age: 2 1/2 years old
Shelter: Sweetest Dog Rescue (June 24, 2015 7:35 AM)

Buster is a 2 1/2 year old Puggle-Chihuahua mix who is housebroken,crate-trained, and an excellent companion. Buster is good with cats, but would prefer a family without other dogs or children. Email sweetestdogrescue@gmail.com for more information. (Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Thursday's puppy of the Day: Chuck

Name: Chuck Age: 8 1/2 years old Shelter:

Name: Chuck
Age: 8 1/2 years old
Shelter: Sweetest Dog Rescue (June 25, 2015 7:18 AM)

Chuck is a lovable 8 1/2 year-old male Puggle who is housebroken and crate-trained. Chuck would do best in a home without children, but does not have an issue with other cats or dogs. Email sweetestdogrescue@gmail.com today!(Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

Friday's puppy of the Day: Samson

Name: Samson Age: 2 years old Shelter: Sweetest

Name: Samson
Age: 2 years old
Shelter: Sweetest Dog Rescue (June 26, 2015 7:17 AM)

Samson is a playful2-year-old Rat Terrier who is both housebroken and crate-trained. Samson is fine with other dogs and loves kids, and would enjoy having an owner who could match his high energy levels. He would prefer to be in a home without cats. Email sweetestdogrescue@gmail.com for more information.(Credit: Newsday / Megan Miller)

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Puppies from Islip Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from Islip Animal Shelter who were featured the week of June 15, 2015.

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Click here to see the puppies from the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter who were featured the week of June 8, 2015.

Puppies from Paws Unite People

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Click here to see the puppies from Paws Unite People who were featured the week of June 1, 2015.

Puppies from North Shore Animal League

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Click here to see the puppies from North Shore Animal League who were featured the week of May 25, 2015.

Puppies from New York Bully Crew

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Click here to see the puppies from New York Bully Crew who were featured the week of May 18, 2015.

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Puppies from A Home Fur Now Rescue

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Click here to see the puppies from A Home Fur Now Rescue who were featured the week of May 11, 2015.

Puppies from Posh Pets of Long Beach

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Click here to see the puppies from Posh Pets of Long Beach who were featured the week of May 4, 2015.

Puppies from Fur Babies

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Click here to see the puppies from Fur Babies who were featured the week of April 27, 2015.

Puppies from the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter who were featured the week of April 20, 2015.

Puppies from Smithtown Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from Smithtown Animal Shelter who were featured the week of April 13, 2015.

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Puppies from Last Chance Animal Rescue

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Click here to see the puppies from Last Chance Animal Rescue who were featured the week of April 6, 2015.

Puppies from Brookhaven Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from Brookhaven Animal Shelter who were featured the week of March 27, 2015.

Puppies from Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

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Click here to see the puppies from Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons who were featured the week of March 23, 2015.

Puppies from Forgotten Friends of Long Island

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Click here to see the puppies from Forgotten Friends of Long Island who were featured the week of March 16, 2015.

Puppies from Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton

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Click here to see the puppies from Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton who were featured the week of Feb. 2, 2015.

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Puppies from Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson

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Click here to see the puppies from Save-A-Pet in Port Jefferson Station who were featured the week of Feb. 23, 2015.

Puppies from Bidawee's Westhampton Adoption Center

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Click here to see the puppies from Bidawee's Westhampton Adoption Center who were featured the week of Feb. 16, 2015.

Puppies from the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter who were featured the week of Feb. 9, 2015.

Puppies from Bobbi and the Strays

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Click here to see the puppies from Bobbie and the Strays who were featured the week of Feb. 2, 2015.

Puppies from Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter who were featured the week of Dec. 29, 2014.

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Puppies from Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

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Click here to see the puppies from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter who were featured the week of Dec. 29, 2014.

Puppies from Almost Home Animal Rescue

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Click here to see the puppies from Almost Home Animal Rescue who were featured the week of Dec. 1, 2014.

Click here to see the puppies from Ruff

Click here to see the puppies from Ruff House Rescue who were featured the week of Nov. 17, 2014.

Puppies from Long Road Home Rescue, Inc.

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Click here to see the puppies from Long Road Home Rescue, Inc. who were featured the week of Nov. 10, 2014.

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Click here to see the puppies from Animal Lovers League of Glen Cove who were featured the week of Oct. 27, 2014.

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Puppies from North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Jolee, Rosco, Brand, Napoleon, and Short Stop were

Jolee, Rosco, Brand, Napoleon, and Short Stop were featured the week of Sept. 15, 2014, and are available for adoption through the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter.

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