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 week day to see the latest puppy. Also, check out pictures from previous weeks. Maybe you'll find a forever dog companion.
Topaz is a 7-month-old hound mix. Despite being separated from other young puppies due to a case of parvo virus as a pup, he is able to be around fully vaccinated dogs and loves playing with his canine pals in the dog park. For more information, contact the North Shore Animal League at (516) 883-7900, EXT. 272. (Credit: Newsday / Sandra Stelmach)