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Dogs available for adoption on Long Island

Thinking about adopting a pet? These Long Island shelter dogs are looking for forever homes.

Here are pups of all ages available for adoption from North Shore Animal League, Sweetest Dog Rescue and other local shelters.

If you find a pooch you think might be right for you, call the shelter before heading out to make sure he or she is still available....

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Thinking about adopting a pet? These Long Island shelter dogs are looking for forever homes.

Here are pups of all ages available for adoption from North Shore Animal League, Sweetest Dog Rescue and other local shelters.

If you find a pooch you think might be right for you, call the shelter before heading out to make sure he or she is still available.

Chihuahua puppies

Four part-chihuahua puppies: Mia
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 12 weeks
Details: Chihuahua mixes; spayed.
The shelter recently received these four puppies--and yes, they are playful just like most pups! They still have a way to go--they're not done with their vaccinations and still need house training. For more information, contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Mia

Name: Mia
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 2
Details: Pit Bull mix; spayed.
Mia is a friendly lady who knows here commands and really likes people. She's good with being handled and doesn't show aggression but does need some leash training. If you'd like to help this loveable lady with her learning, contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Vin

Name: Vin
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 9 months
Details: Donovan Pinscher mix; neutered.
Vin is an active and playful pup who loves people but doesn't get along any animals--dogs, cats or otherwise--and he's best-suited to a home with older kids or adults only. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

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Gambit

Name: Gambit
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 2
Details: Pit Bull mix; neutered.
Sweet and fun-loving Gambit is super-friendly and has a ton of energy. He's good with people and most dogs, but does have some guarding issues. Small dogs and cats aren't suitable for him, and due to his moxie he's really best-suited to older children only. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Penne

Name: Penne
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 3
Details: Pit Bull mix; spayed.
Friendly Penne likes everybody, period. A bit shy at first, she warms up fast and shows her sweetness. Energetic and playful, she likes other dogs but she's not a fan of cats. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Papito

Name: Papito
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 3
Details: Chihuahua (smooth coated) mix; neutered
ID: A010993
The first thing you might notice about Papito is that he was born without any eyes--reason being a genetic abnormality. Everything else about him is love, whether it's his fellow canines, his toys or humans. A quiet, adults-only home with a family that will love him as much as he'll love you will do nicely for this guy. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Brutus

Name: Brutus
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 4
Details: Boxer and Labrador Retriever mix; neutered
ID: A011755
Brutus is a playful guy who loves to play ball and children are fine by him. He's no fan of cats, but female dogs are a good match for him--and if you have a nice-sized yard, he might just be the perfect match for your family. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Lainey

Name: Lainey
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 ½
Details: Labrador Retriever mix; spayed
ID: A010312
Lainey may start off a bit shy, but once she gets to know you it's all love and affection for this young lady. She digs other dogs too, but small children frighten her, so her best situation is a home with grown-ups only. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Peaches

Name: Peaches
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 2 ½
Details: Terrier mix; spayed
ID: A011545
An affectionate love bug and social maven, Peaches is playful and a fan of both fellow dogs and kids of all ages--she's just a little too energetic for kitties. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Sapphiro

Name: Sapphiro
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 2 1/2
Details: Siberian husky / German shepherd dog mix; spayed.
ID: A034554
Sapphiro is a fluffy fellow loaded with love. Best-suited to a home with children over age five, he's affectionate and energetic--if you can handle that, bring this guy home pronto. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Clarabelle

Name: Clarabelle
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: pit bull terrier mix; spayed.
ID: A037740
Rescued from the destruction following Hurricane Florence, Clarabelle was found chained to a tree by her neck, the collar embedded into her skin. She was then placed in an overcrowded shelter--before being brought to Southampton that is. She's now the dog she was meant to be--friendly, loving yet strong--she loves people, loves children, other dogs--you can't go wrong with a lady like this. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Booth

Name: Booth
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: terrier mix; neutered.
ID: A037774
Handsome Booth thinks playtime should be all the time, as he's loaded with energy--plus he digs other dogs, is fine with other animals and likes kids too. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Thor

Name: Thor
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 5
Details: pit bull terrier mix; neutered.
ID: A034554
Loving Thor is a handsome guy who likes to hang out with humans. If you dream a dog good for all-day walks and wants to play all day--and can make him the only pup in the home--this big dude is ready to join your crew. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Grumpy

Name: Grumpy
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: pit bull terrier mix; neutered.
ID: A037457
A recent arrival from a municipal shelter, Grumpy is a smart and good-looking fellow who is also a serious cuddle-bug. He's spent enough time on the move--he's ready for a forever family, so if you're on the prowl for a poochy pal, drop by and meet this guy. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Vesty and Hercules

Name: Vesty and Hercules
Shelter: North Shore Animal League America
Age: 4 ½
ID: Vesty: T90868, Hercules: R158518
Details: A bonded pair, Vesty and Hercules are friendly with others too, and are always down to hang out with staffers. They'd be fine with children over ten, and are best-suited to a homeowner with previous doggie experience. Call 516-883-7575 or visit animalleague.org for more information.

Layla

Name: Raven
Shelter: North Shore Animal League America
Age: senior
ID: V22533
Details: Large, spayed
Older Layla is a calm, relaxed lady who sadly lost her home when her original owner was evicted. She likes long walks and loves to cuddle--but she would need to be the only pet in the home. Fine with kids older than 12, anyone adopting her will have access to free training consultations to help get her acclimated. Call 516-883-7575 or visit animalleague.org for more information.

Raven

Name: Raven
Shelter: North Shore Animal League America
Age: adult
ID: R158345
Details: Labrador/Hound mix
Currently a resident of the NSALA Westhampton facility, Raven is a sweet girl is really loves her snacks--like, really really--but also loves snuggling and relaxing in the sun. A perfect home for her would be adults-only and where she'd be the only pet. Call 516-883-7575 or visit animalleague.org for more information.

Ruby

Name: Ruby
Shelter: North Shore Animal League America
Age: young adult
ID: T82642
Details: Collie/Hound mix, spayed
Young Ruby, currently staying in the NSALA Westhampton facility, likes to have lots of space in which to play--and do her signature "figure eight" moves--yet despite her energy, she's best-suited to a relaxed adults-only home with experienced grown-ups who know how to handle dogs well. Call 516-883-7575 or visit animalleague.org for more information.

Name: Cody
Shelter: North Shore Animal League America
Age: young adult
ID: T91012
Details: Collie/Hound mix, neutered
Rescued from a shelter in Tennessee, Codyis now making Long Island home--but what he really needs is a home to call his own. A little shy around strangers, this guy needs an understanding owner to help him get comfortable with the world. He's not great with children, but does like hanging with other dogs.

Nibbles

Name: Nibbles
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 ½
Details: Labrador Retriever mix; spayed
ID: A011677
Energetic and social, Nibbles likes other dogs and is still quite puppy-like. She can get a little protective of treats, but she'll learn to change with a forever family to train her right. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Lainey

Name: Lainey
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 ½
Details: Labrador Retriever mix.; spayed
ID: A010312
Lainey is a sweet girl, just older than a puppy, and she's super-affectionate after about a minute's warm-up. She digs other dogs but has a fear of human children, so she's a perfect match for a loving, adults-only home. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Nova

Name: Nova
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 2 ½
Details: Labrador Retriever; spayed
ID: A011763
Nova was found with a litter down in South Carolina, but she's now a Long Island girl looking for a local home. She prefers the company of male dogs but doesn't like cats of any type. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Beau

Name: Beau
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1
Details: Labrador Retriever mix; neutered
ID: A011401
Best-suited to a home where he's the only pet, Beau is a friendly and playful pup who is always down for a good belly rub. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Laio

Name: Laio
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 38951066
Age: 11
Details: Pit bull terrier mix; spayed.
Handsome Laio (pronounced "Lay-o") was surrendered to the shelter after her family moved away. Playful but mellow, she's best suited to a home where she'd be the only doggie in the home. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Tillito

Name: Tillito
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 35621328
Age: 7
Details: Pit bull terrier mix; neutered.
Fun guy Tillito loves to pal around, as he always has time for good times. He's ready for his forever home, and almost any would do--he just needs a slow introduction to new canine friends. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Thunder

Name: Thunder
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 38951066
Age: 4
Details: Cane Corso mix; neutered.
Handsome Thunder was surrendered by his former owner, who left him shy after years of abuse. He remains sweet and playful nonetheless, but is best suited to a home where he'd be the only pooch. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Trudy

Name: Trudy
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 39392002
Age: 3
Details: Terrier mix; spayed.
Found abandoned, tied to a pole with her own leash, Trudy somehow remains a friendly and trusting pup. She does however prefer her muzzle not be touched, and while she likes other dogs a slow introduction to new canine friends is her preferred way. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Marley

Name: Marley
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 39680296
Age: 2
Details: Terrier mix; spayed.
Sweet Marley is kind and affectionate, so much so she lights up a room with her lovingness. She's such an angel--a perfect fit for any family. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Chloe

Name: Chloe
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 3
Details: Pomeranian; spayed
Fluffy Chloe is a little lady capable of a lot of love. She likes other dogs, other children are fine as long as recognize she's a bit on the shy side. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Lucy

Name: Lucy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: American Staffordshire mix
Happy Lucy has the peppiest ears that stand up all day. She's a mush who is all about hugs and smooches, but goes about affection in a gentle manner. She's also a pretty peacefull puppy, a trait that goes a long way with young doggies. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Toby

Name: Toby
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 3
Details: Havapoo; neutered
Toby likes to play, carry his toys around and chase them down--but he's a friendly guy through and through, and is always up for a walk. Men do make him nervous at first, but he's otherwise a great match for a forever family with adult children. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Mimzy

Name: Mimzy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: four months
Details: American Staffordshire mix
Baby Mimzy is a young pup, so she really has no problems with anybody; little kids, cats dogs--everyone is fine by her. In fact, a perfect situation for her would be with a friendly dog or a family that can spend lots of time socializing her. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Kaiser

Name: Kaiser
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details: American Staffordshire mix; neutered
Currently being fostered, Kaiser gets along with everybody--cats, dogs, small children--all types are his type. He also digs walks and loves a dip in his pool to keep cool. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Jewels

Name: Jewels
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 10
Details: Pit bull terrier; spayed.
ID: A011232
Happy, pretty, loving Jewels started off life in the worst of ways--used for backyard breeding. Now that she's totally done having puppies, she needs a loving human family to give her the love she's earned. A fan of just about everyone she's ever met, she loves dogs too--as for cats however, they don't work for her. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Teri

Name: Teri
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: Unknown
Details: Pit bull terrier; spayed.
ID: A037172
Teri was born into bad luck: found as a stray, starving and sickly. When she first arrived she didn't move, and she didn't look like things were going to work out...but after a lot of love, attention and rehabilitation, this lady is ready to be adopted. A perfect forever home for her would be in a house with kids older than eight and possibly a really great canine buddy. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Quavo

Name: Quavo
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 2
Details: Pit bull terrier; neutered.
ID: A037219
Handsome Quavo was found as a stray but that hasn't dampened his spirits. He's loaded with energy, so he's best-suited to a forever family who will make sure he gets his exercise. A little shy at first, once you get to know him you'll see he's a pal--and he digs other dogs too. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Scamp

Name: Scamp
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 5
Details: Beagle; neutered.
ID: A037389
Sweetie Scamp is a tad shy at first meeting, but give him some love and affection and you'll find he's a fun-loving fellow. He's all about chasing his ball and squeaky toys are music to his ears. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Heather

Name: Heather
Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter
Age: 6 months
Details: Hound dog; spayed.
ID: A037182
Heather is a sweet pup who's as curious as she's cute. Still a baby and loaded with energy, she's a great fit for a fun-loving family with an active lifestyle. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Kenny

Name: Kenny
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 8
Details: Chihuahua mix; neutered.
Loaded with energy, spunky Kenny is also a friendly fellow--he's small and good with other small dogs--but big pooches and cats of any size don't work for him. Also, as he is a typical Chihuahua, he's best-suited to a home with older children and adults. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Rafael

Name: Rafael
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 1
Details: Terrier mix; neutered.
Outgoing and playful, Rafael is a mover; he likes to run a ton. He digs other dogs and kids are fine by him--how he is with cats however remains untested. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Buddy

Name: Buddy
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 37964806
Details: Hound mix; neutered.
At eight years of age, darling Buddy is no baby, but he's a lovely boy nonetheless. Surrendered by his previous owner, he's affectionate, chatty and playful--but is also easily startled. His fearful ways mean his forever family will need to be patient as he adjusts to a new life, and probably should live somewhere he's the only animal, but he'll bring lots of sweetness in return. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Foxy

Name: Foxy
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 37391034
Details: American Pit Bull Terrier mix; spayed.
Foxy, a friendly seven-year-old, was surrendered by an owner who had to move. Sweet through and through, she's not great at socializing with other dogs but does seem interested in meeting them. Good with strangers, she is mannered and ready to move from the shelter to a forever family and home. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Azul

Name: Azul
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 36495324
Details: American Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered.
Poor Azul spent all of his six years living solely in a backyard. He has never really been socialized with people, but he totally loves playing with any and all dogs. New people make him nervous, but once he gets to know you he goes into total mush mode--a totally cuddle pup. Laid back and great on his leash, an owner with previous canine experience would be his best fit for a forever friend. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Sandy

Name: Sandy
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 35870675
Details: Golden Retriever/Labrador mix; spayed.
Super-cute Sandy is a four-year-old beauty surrendered by her former owner. Purchased as a puppy, she's best-suited for a family who can work with her food-guarding issues. She does dig other dogs, and likes strangers too, so if she sounds like a fit for your home contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Money

Name: Money
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 24428220
Details: Pit bull mix; neutered.
Money was surrendered by his original owner, then taken back by that owner--yet somehow he returned to the shelter as a stray--and on that second occasion the original owner neglected to come back. It's hard to imagine anybody not wanting this cute fellow with his playful ways and adorable personality--so on that note, anyone seeking a forever friend should consider this heck of a dog. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Kane

Name: Kane
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 8
Details: Rottweiler; neutered.
Mr. Kane came to the shelter as a stray, and after getting bounced around by his former owners he's now looking for a stable home where's he would be the only pooch. Best-suited to a home with people ages 15 and older, he is no doubt a good boy who deserves a great family and a forever home. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Rugar

Name: Rugar
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: Adult
Details: American Bulldog; neutered.
Big Ruger is a whopper of a pooch, but a gentle giant to be certain. He gets by without an overwhelming need for attention, but love and affection go a long way. Playing fetch and ball is always good for this guy, and while he's sweet due to his size he's probably a better fit for a family with older kids. But other dogs and adults? He's all in on new friends. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Bernie

Name: Bernie
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 9
Details: Jack Russell Terrier; neutered.
Best-suited to an adults-only home, Bernie isn't a fan of kids. However, he does like the company of lady dogs and knows his basic commands. He's a handsome-looking guy, and if you're looking for a friend to give lots of attention too, he might be the right dog for you. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Sookie

Name: Sookie
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: Adult
Details: Terrier mix; spayed.
A pretty lady who loves to pose for photos, Sookie is sweet, playful and fun-loving. Playing with toys is how she likes to spend her day, but breaks for long walks are fine by her. She's best-suited for families with kids ages 13 and up, but is no fan of vacuums and brooms--or other dogs for that matter--so if you need a solo pup loaded with love, meet this lady today. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Suzuki

Name: Suzuki
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: Adult
Details: Cane Corso; neutered.
This big fellow is Suzuki--weighing in at around 150 pounds, you'll have lots of dog on your hands should you take him home. Surrendered by an owner who fell ill, he's a good match with adults and kids older than 15. He loves his toys, and digs other dogs, preferably mellow pups much like he is. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.