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Dogs available for adoption on Long Island

By Newsday staff

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.

Forest

Name: Forest
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details: Toy Fox Terrier; neutered
With his signature underbite, Forest has a face that stands out in a crowd--as does his friendly personality and fondness for other canines. Cats do make him a little nervous at first, but he gets used to them in time. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Winston

Name: Winston
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 6
Details: Poodle; neutered
Gentle Winston is a love who relishes affection and playtime with other doggies. A big fan of children too, he does need some practice on not wanting to eat people food, but needs no practice in wanting walks and loving people. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Ginny

Name: Ginny
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4 months
Details: Chihuahua/Dachshund; spayed
Six-pound Ginny is skinny and small but a ball of energy--which makes sense, as she's still very much a puppy. So young in fact she needs another dog in her life for playtime, although she likes cats and children too--and yet with so much vigor she still just loves a good snuggle. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

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Daisy

Name: Daisy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 3
Details: Dachshund/Labrador mix; spayed
Such a cutie, Daisy is a small pup who Is a little on the shy side at first--but once she gets to know you, she's good with everybody, including children and other dogs. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Carmel

Name: Carmel
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 2
Details: Chihuahua, spayed, vaccinated
Adorable Carmel lost her original home when her owner fell on hard times and couldn't care for her anymore--but this cutie still has lots of pep in her step and would love to find a home she'll call hers for good. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Fiona

Name: Fiona
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 1 ½
Details: Husky, spayed, vaccinated
Poor Fiona's got a sad back story; her owners moved and left this beautiful lady behind. Incredibly sweet and loving, she’s also got energy to spare and is ready to be the amazing canine companion in a wonderful forever family. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Kevin

Name: Kevin
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 6 months
Details: Pointer/Heeler mix, neutered, vaccinated
Just a pup, young Kevin is a floppy-eared friendly fellow rescued from a high-kill shelter in Texas. He arrived on LI with his awesome personality and is more than ready for his forever home. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Kali

Name: Kali
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 6 months
Details: Pointer/Heeler mix, spayed, vaccinated
Young Kali arrived recently from a high-kill shelter in Texas. She's new to the area and kind of shy at first, but with a loving family she's a sure bet to break out of her shell and become an amazing part of a forever family. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Kiki

Name: Kiki
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 5 months
Details: Beagle mix, spayed, vaccinated
Super-sweet Kiki is a baby beagle recently rescued from a South Carolina high-kill shelter. She may be a touch shy at first, but show her some love and she’ll show you plenty in return. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Pablo

Name: Pablo
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 1
Details: Terrier mix; neutered.
Puppy Pablo was delivered to the shelter by the police as a stray--but he's a lovebird, not a jailbird! Sweet as the day is long, he loves new people and wants to be everyone's buddy. He's probably OK with other doggies; he'll just need a slow introduction. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Bentley

Name: Bentley
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 2 1/2
Details: Terrier; neutered.
A pup who grew up with other dogs and around small children, Bentley has had homes before but is now waiting for a permanent residence. A cute and friendly guy, he's well-trained and ready for a forever 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.

Miley

Name: Miley
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 7
Details: Terrier mix; spayed.
Sweetheart Miley lived her life in a home with another dog but was surrendered at age seven. It's hard for an animal that knows life outside a shelter to suddenly be in one, so if you're looking for a playful, active, affectionate buddy, meet this girl who's a true companion. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Ed

Name: Ed
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: Wirehaired Terrier mix; neutered
Tiny Ed only weighs a mere ten pounds, making him a pretty easy pup to pick up. He's good with older children, great with cats and dogs, but is a little on the shy side so he'll need a gentle intro upon first meetings. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Jackie

Name: Jackie
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: Chihuahua mix; spayed
Born in California, Jackie came all the way to LI and is ready to have a Long Island home of her own. Gentle and friendly, sweet and easy to be picked up, she’s a fan of kids, cats and other canines. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Mooney

Name: Mooney
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 5
Details: Maltese/Yorkie mix; neutered
Sweet Mooney is a "Morkie" with an adorable mug and a sweet outlook on life. Good with other dogs and cats, he's also a fan of children and a perfect candidate for a forever home. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Neela

Name: Neela
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: nine months
Details: Chihuahua mix; spayed
Still a puppy and only eight pounds in total, Neela is an easy grab--literally! Just pick her up--and she'll be glad you did as she's sweet, gentle and a real pal. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Oso

Name: Oso
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 5
Details: Norwich Terrier mix; neutered
Oso has a sweet disposition and cute mug to match. He digs kids, cats and other doggies, making him a match for just about any family. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Roxie

Name: Roxie
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 1
Details: Husky/Shep mix; spayed.
Young Roxie is a loving lady who will likely jump on you to show it. She knows some commands and is definitely down for kiss and ball play time--she's just still got a lot of puppy in her, so no small children for this lady until she gets a bit more training. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Gretel

Name: Gretel
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 3-4
Details: Pit bull; spayed.
Great Gretel is a sweetie who also loves to explore and play. Already good with some commands, a treat here and there would probably help her learn even more--but she doesn't need any inspiration for walks and playtime--she's always ready to do those things. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Benny

Name: Benny
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 3-4
Details: Chihuahua mix; neutered.
Talk about a perfect pal-- Benny likes just about everyone he meets. He does need a little leash training, but is otherwise more than ready to find a forever home. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

King

Name: King
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 1-2
Details: Pit bull; neutered.
Outgoing King is well-named as he likes attention from everyone around--but is an outgoing and sweet dude all around. A fan of toys and children too, he's best-suited to be the only dog in his forever home. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Windsor

Name: Windsor
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 11
Details: Beagle mix; neutered
ID: A000821
Poor Windsor was adopted from ARF when he was just a puppy, but is now back after his owner passed away. The awful news for him continued as he had to have a limb amputated following a cancer diagnosis. The great news is: he’s fully-recovered and is back to being a playful guy who can even handle short stairs! Great with cats, dogs and people of every age, this fellow has more than earned the right to have a forever-ever home. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Griffin

Name: Griffin
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 5
Details: Hound mix; neutered
ID: A009913
Griffin found his way to ARF after his last shelter shut down--and now he's in the Hamptons hoping for a forever home. He's good with other dogs, but prefers relaxed or female companions--and while he doesn't like cats he just loves humans of every age. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Zeke

Name: Zeke
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 5
Details: Beagle mix; neutered
ID: A006398
Generally an obedient guy, Zeke is a food-guarder so he needs to be the only pet in his home. A best scenario for him would be a quiet, adults-only family, for while he loves his own people he's not great with a steady stream of active strangers. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Teo

Name: Teo
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 1/2
Details: Lab mix; neutered
ID: A010017
Kind of a sweet-but-shy guy, playful Teo warns up quickly once he gets to know you. Great with cats and other dogs, little kids give him the willies so he's best-suited to a home with children ages 12 and up. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Houdini

Name: Houdini
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 1/2
Details: Terrier mix; neutered
Young Houdini is shy with people at first but bonds quickly and ends up being a major mush. Little kids are a bit much for him, so he's best-suited to a home with older children--but for people seeking a docile doggie, he's a total home run. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Max

Name: Max
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 1 ½
Details: Shepherd mix, neutered, vaccinated
Handsome Max is a young fellow who loves taking long walks, but is best-suited to a home where he'd be the only pet in the place. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Andrae

Name: Andrae
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 1 1/2
Details: Shepherd mix. Neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Rescued from a high-kill shelter in Texas, Andrae is a friendly guy ready for a home to call his own. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Holly

Name: Holly
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: Hound mix, spayed, vaccinated
Holly arrived from a high kill shelter in South Carolina with a litter of puppies. The pups have all since been adopted, and now it's her turn for a home of her own. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Cookie

Name: Cookie
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 2
Details: Hound mix, spayed, vaccinated
Just like her name implies, Cookie is a real sweetie--but while she loves human companionship, she's best-suited to a home where she'd be the only animal of any sort. Cookie is a sweet 2 year old Hound mix. She's a doll, however she does not want to share her home with cats or other small animals. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Bobby

Name: Bobby
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: Beagle/Retriever mix, neutered, vaccinated
Bobby is a rescue from a high kill shelter in South Carolina. Playful as can be, he's a lot of fun and would be a perfect fit for almost any family looking for a fun four-legged friend. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 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.

Kingston

Name: Kingston
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 6
Details: Cane Corso; neutered.
Purchased as a puppy from a breeder, sturdy Kingston was surrendered by his owner as he's not great with children. However, he knows many commands (supposedly in both English and German!) and is well-trained. He's best-suited for a home where he'd be the only dog and with experienced adults. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Leo

Name: Leo
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 2
Details: Terrier; neutered
Surrendered by an owner who was changing location and unable to care for him, Leo is an energetic, sweet fellow who enjoys playtime with other pooches. A perfect home for him would be a place where he'd receive structure and lots of exercise. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Nate

Name: Nate
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 3
Details: Pointer; neutered
Mr. Nate was once a stray found staying in a park, but now he lives to lay in people's laps. Playful and clearly a cutie, he's curious about other dogs but could use some socialization training--but overall is extremely ready to have a home of his own. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Tarragon

Name: Tarragon
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 7
Details: Terrier; neutered.
Tarragon has a tough backstory; he's twice been hit by cars. However, on both occasions he survived with no more than bruises and cuts--and he's never lost an ounce of his legendary sweet nature. A real people person, he also digs other dogs and is ready for a forever home ASAP. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Piper

Name: Piper
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 7-8 months
Details: Beagle mix; spayed.
Arriving as a frightened stray, Piper needs a few moments to warm up to new people--but once she knows you she's just a perfect pup. Quite playful but not very aggressive, she's an energetic dog (and a really high jumper!) best suited to an active family with older children. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Dorito

Name: Dorito
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 4 1/12
Details: Pit mix; neutered.
A former stray, Dorito is good with other dogs but as he's a bit too pushy with his fellow canines, a home where he's the only pooch is probably for the best. Goofy, friendly and playful, this attention-seeking guy is more than ready for a forever home with a loving family. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Olivia

Name: Olivia
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 3-4
Details: Pit mix; spayed.
She's active, she's friendly, she's Olivia! A little pushy with other pups, she's best-suited to a family without other dogs, or at least one that can provide some training--but otherwise this big mush just needs a lap to sit in and a backyard for bounding. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Nellie

Name: Nellie
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 4 1/2
Details: Lab mix; spayed.
Energetic Nellie is a playful lady who loves a good walk, a game of ball and trips to the park. More trusting of women than men, she'll ready for a forever home but likely will need some time to adjust. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Gary

Name: Gary
Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center
Age: 6
Details: Shep-Pit mix; neutered.
Sturdy Gary is a strong but obedient dog who likes other canines but is no fan of cats. A sweet playful guy, he's more than ready for a forever home. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Ziggy

Name: Ziggy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details: Labrador Retriever, American Staffordshire Terrier mix; neutered
A big fan of belly rubs, Ziggy is fun-loving but takes his fetch very seriously. He'll walk by your side and is always tuned in your words. Calm and respectful, he's playful with his toys but never destructive. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Adrian

Name: Adrian
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 7
DetailsLovely and loving Adrian was surrendered by her previous family when they could no longer care for their pets, so while her backstory is a sad one it also explains while she's so grateful just to be taken for a walk. A true exercise fan, she's ready for a new--and forever--family, for good this time. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Balboa

Name: Balboa
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 6
Details: American Staffordshire Terrier; neutered
Snuggly, super-sweet Balboa is also a gentle guy--and yet a bit shy--so it may take him a little while to warm up to new humans. But once he digs you, you're in for good which gets you all that lovey stuff he's prone to demonstrate. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Cali

Name: Cali
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 10
Details Victorian English bulldog; spayed
A purebred pooch, Cali is a sweetheart who grew up in a home with young children. However, as her eyesight's not what is once was, she's best in a home where she's the only dog--and one where she'll be taken for drives (she just loves a ride in the car). Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Arthur

Name: Arthur
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details : Arthur is a loveable purebred who loves other pups and people of all ages. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Ribbon

Name: Ribbon
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
ID: 40093944
Age: 2
Details: Retriever mix; neutered.
Cutie Ribbon is a friendly dude for sure, albeit somewhat shy and undersocialized with other dogs. He's a great pooch for families with kids ages 17 and older. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Fiona

Name: Fiona
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 4
Details: Australian Shepherd; spayed
ID: A011817
Fiona started off with a tough life, used for breeding in a puppy mill. Understandably a bit shy at first, she's fast to warm up--and she's great with other dogs too. Cats don't really get her attention, and due to her bashful personality, she should probably be introduced to any kids in your home. Someone looking for a loveable friend well-suited to a quiet home should definitely meet this gal. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Lady

Name: Lady
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 2
Details: Hound mix; spayed
ID: A010812
Talk about an amazing "lady:" Lady is a pretty young pooch who loves dogs, is cool with cats and likes children of all ages--however, due to her nearly-40 pound frame, she's probably a better fit with older kids. Great on her leash and social all-around, a home with a fenced-in yard would be dynamite for this doggie. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Petunia

Name: Petunia
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 14
Details: Hound mix; spayed
ID: A010730
A sweetheart senior, Petunia was surrendered after living her whole life in a home--so naturally she's a bit confused about why she's now in a shelter. She avoids cats and is choosy with other dogs, but with a proper introduction she could be great around almost any family. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.