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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.

Lilac

Name: Lilac
Shelter: Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center
Age: 4
Details: Boxer
Lilac lost her home when her owner got seriously ill, and she's a little shy with strangers at first, but once you gain her trust it's all good. She's well-mannered, obedient and pleasant; just not a huge fan of cats. Visit Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Jill

Name: Jill
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 7
Details: Poodle; spayed
Petite Jill is a tiny eight-pound lady with a big sweet personality. She loves to walk and give kisses--and having other dogs or cats around is no problem with this pooch. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Snoopy

Name: Snoopy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details: Border Collie mix; neutered
Snoopy is an affectionate fellow who can be mellow, kick back and relax while being loved. Take him for walks, chill with him all day, he's the guy you can hang with no matter what or where. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

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Duke

Name: Duke
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4 months
Details: chihuahua; neutered
YoungDuke is a cuddly kid of a pup who likes cats, other dogs, children and belly rubs--in fact, it's recommended a forever family for this guy already have a pooch in the place so he can have a canine brother for playtime. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Cooper

Name: Cooper
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 4
Details: American Staffordshire Terrier mix; neutered
Cooper is a gentle and impressively polite; his gentle ways are a notable trait and he walks on a leash like a pro. Other dogs and children are fine by him, so take him home if you're looking for a forever friend you can snuggle with and count on for companionship. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Prince

Name: Prince
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 7
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered.
Prince is a loveable guy who's got lots of charm but not lots of luck--he was with one family for most of his life and now he's homeless--but a family that can promise him a stable forever home will be rewarded with a canine friend who will love them to the end. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Charlotte

Name: Charlotte
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 2
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; spayed.
Charlotte was purchased as a puppy from a breeder, but due to an eviction got stuck in the shelter. A super cutie who knows her basic commands, she doesn't have a lot of experience with her fellow canines, so a metered introduction would serve her best. Otherwise, she's more than ready to go home with a loving, stable 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.

Brix

Name: Brix
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 5
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered.
Brix arrived at the shelter with a skin condition, but is now on the mend. He's a well-trained guy too, and playful--just make sure he gets a slow introduction when meeting new dogs. This fine fellow is ready to find his 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.

Relish

Name: Relish
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 4
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 17-588
Found abandoned and living on handouts, Relish is nonetheless all about affection. Keep in mind he's got a heart murmur and worn-down teeth, but his soul's as strong as can be. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Name: Hercules
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 18-5
Surrendered by his former owner, Hercules is an energetic guy in need of a home with folks who have an active lifestyle. Sort of shy toward men, he's overall friendly and a great friend for someone willing to get to know him. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Sox

Name: Sox
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 7
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; spayed
ID: 17-654
Sox was found running willy-nilly around the Southern State Parkway, then surrendered soon after by her former owner. A fit for a family with whom she'd be the only dog, she's calm yet playful and a true friend once you get to know her. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Brad

Name: Brad
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 6
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 17-710
Formerly known as "Brad Boy," Brad is a former stray who is playful...and strong. Strong enough to pop a tennis ball in his teeth, and he has a bark that will get your attention. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Prince

Name: Prince
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 1 ½
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 17-735
Prince is overflowing with energy--and he takes fetch very seriously. He's a match with a family that can embrace a pup who needs exercise and playful people in his life. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Kingston

Name: Kingston
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 6
Details: Cane Corso; neutered.
Kingston was purchased from a breeder, but his owner gave him up as he wasn't great around the kids. He's a well-trained guy, and is said to known commands in both English and German. A best situation for him would be with an experienced and adults-only 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.

Mocha

Name: Mocha
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 9
Details: Rottweiler; spayed.
Mocha was surrendered to the shelter when her family moved away. They were the only family she ever knew, and now she's confused and really in need of a stable forever home. She's well-trained, loves to play and enjoys affection; she'd do best around older children and possible a relaxed doggie for a 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.

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.

Nena

Name: Nena
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 10 months
Details: Hound mix; spayed
ID: A010962
Rescued from Puerto Rico, Nena is a shy girl, so a quiet loving home would be perfect to help her open up and break out of her shell. She does like other dogs, but would be just fine being your only pooch. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Ava

Name: Ava
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 2
Details: Alaskan Husky; spayed
ID: A011418
Spunky Ava is loaded with energy, and although she digs other dogs she's no fan of cats and might be a bit too upbeat for small children. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Dixie

Name: Dixie
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 5
Details: Feist mix; spayed
ID: A011426
Dixie loves people and other dogs, and should be great with kids. She doesn't even care about cats, so she's a great fit for almost any loving home. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Carrie

Name: Carrie
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 2 ½
Details: Terrier, Pit Bull mix; spayed.
Carrie was discovered starved in an abandoned house, showing signs that she was once used for breeding. Now protected by her friends at the shelter, she's a playful lady who needs a family that can get to know her, as she's understandably a bit nervous near new humans. But once given a slow introduction to new friends, whether human or canine, you'll find she's a fun one for certain. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Pia

Name: Pia
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 4
Details: Terrier, Pit Bull mix; spayed.
Found alone in a park, Pia was abandoned, and she's never really settled in to life in the shelter. However, when with friends she is like a puppy all over again--and if you are a dog-experienced person OK with a new friend who needs a hand to hold, Pia could be a great match for you and your 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.

Dutchess

Name: Dutchess
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 5 ½
Details: German Shepherd mix; spayed.
Dutchess was found abandoned in a car last year, so it's understandable she's shy around new people, but once she knows you she's a major mush. She craves the love and affection only a family can provide, so any family who'd like to love her forever should come, meet her and see her super-cute smile. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Comet

Name: Comet
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 5
Details: Terrier, Pit Bull mix; neutered.
Arriving at the shelter as a stray, Comet enjoys the company of other dogs, but is a blast for human friends as well. If you'd like a dude doggie who likes a treat and a hug, he could be just right 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.

Amy

Name: Amy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 5
Details: Beagle; spayed
A survivor of a puppy mill, Amy has had it tough. She was found with a broken jaw--which is totally healed now--but due to her upbringing she doesn't know how to walk on a leash, as she never saw one before escaping the mill. However, she does know how to run, play and how to love; just hug her and see. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Jasmine

Name: Jasmine
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: American Staffordshire Terrier; spayed
Jasmine can be a tad shy at first, but once she knows you she'll be kissing you all day. She also digs other dogs too. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Willow

Name: Willow
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 7
Details: Poodle; spayed
Willow may be on the small side but she's big fun, and loves to jump around with friends. She does have a cloudy eye, but can see perfectly out of the other one. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Sage

Name: Sage
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: Beagle; spayed
Cuddly Sage is a gentle girl who enjoys playtime with other pups and happens to like children too. As for cats, she just ignores them and goes on her happy way. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Bella

Name: Bella
Shelter: Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Age: 4
Details: Mixed, spayed
ID: 18-1141
Beautiful Bella was sadly neglected by the first family in her life--and yet she's gentle and sweet. If she could stay so warm-hearted despite such cold treatment early in her days, imagine how well a loving family would work for her. Call the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter at 631-451-6950 for more information.

Indi

Name: Indi
Shelter: Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Age: 6
Details: Mixed, spayed
ID: 18-1141
This sweet lady is Indi--she was a stray saved by a good Samaritan, but while she's off the streets he needs are still not complete. A family to love and a window from which she can watch the world go by, these simple things would be everything to her. Call the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter at 631-451-6950 for more information.

Rocco

Name: Rocco
Shelter: Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Age: 9
Details: Mixed, neutered
ID: 17-0354
A handsome fellow indeed, Rocco is a senior stray who was rescued from the streets and brought to the shelter. He likes to walk, and really loves to run--especially when he's got a best friend by his side--and that's where you can come in. Call the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter at 631-451-6950 for more information.

Diamond

Name: Diamond
Shelter: Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Age: 4
Details: Mixed, spayed
ID: 18-54-8102
Diamond lost her family because they were unable to took care of her anymore--so you can understand why she's a bit shy. But she's so gentle and so loving, and makes friends fast--a forever home is the only thing she's missing. Call the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter at 631-451-6950 for more information.

Jackie-O

Name: Jackie-O
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: Puppy
Details: Hound, spayed, vaccinated
An energetic youngster, Jackie-O is ready to bring her puppy ways to your home, so if you'd like to meet her contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Luna

Name: Luna
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 7
Details: Terrier, spayed, vaccinated
She's got a huge heart, and Luna once had a family who matched that before they lost their home and were forced to surrender this sweetheart. A tad shy at first, once she gets to know you she'll be seeking smooches and belly rubs, so if you want a loving lady dog in your life, she might be right for you. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Happi

Name: Happi
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: Shepherd , spayed, vaccinated
Happi is aptly named as she's playful, super-sweet and yes, very happy all the time. All she needs now is a place to play and a family to love her and give her a relaxing, secure forever home. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Alta

Name: Alta
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 5
Details: Shiba Inu, spayed, vaccinated
An arrival from Thailand, Alta was rescued from the dogmeat trade, so it makes sense that she's somewhat shy, but this gentle girl has a lot of love in her heart. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Name: Captain
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 5
Details: Chihuahua; neutered
ID: A010979
A survivor of a Puerto Rican shelter destroyed by Hurricane Maria, Captain is stateside now and ready for an adults-only home. Other dogs are fine and he even likes cats. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Belle

Name: Belle
Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Age: 1 ½
Details: Labrador Retriever mix; spayed
ID: A011396
Belle is a bouncy, active pooch who likes other dogs but is probably a bit too energetic for cats. She loves children, but again, her spunk makes her a better match for families with older children and someone who can help her master her manners. 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 ½
Details: Lab mix; neutered
ID: A010017
Teo may start off shy, but once you connect you'll be pals for life. He's a sweetie who really needs a home with another dog to really engage his fun side. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Luke

Name: Luke
Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton
Age: 3 ½
Details: neutered
ID: 36668085
Rescued from Alabama, Luke has a unique look due as he's a three-legged fellow. However, he's just as active as the next dog, and in fact is quite the fan of fetch. He loves hugs and snuggling just as much, but due to his energy level he's not a perfect candidate for a house with small children, and also best-suited to a home where he's the only pup. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Lexi

Name: Lexi
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 4 ½
Details: Pit mix; spayed.
Lexi arrived at the shelter in 2014, was reclaimed by her owner but somehow she ended up back again. She's playful, she's loving--a bit shy at first with new people and dogs but after what she's been through, who can blame her. If you can make her the only dog in your home, or have a mellow pup she can get to know, contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Theodore

Name: Theodore
Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Age: 7
Details: Shepherd mix; neutered.
Theodore first arrived as a stray, was adopted but his owner was deployed overseas and had to surrender him again. He loves his fellow canines, and is a mellow fellow who likes human contact big time--and also knows his commands and is a fan of car rides too; he just has a couple of service issues, so he needs an experienced owner without kids in the house. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Lauren

Name: Lauren
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 6 months
Details: Shepherd mix. Spayed, vaccinated
Still just a pup, Lauren has lots of young energy, a great fit for a family with a large fenced-in yard. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Adam

Name: Adam
Shelter: Kent Animal Shelter
Age: 4
Details: Lab mix. Neutered, vaccinated
Happiest when he's by your side, Adam is easy-going and a real pal. Contact the Kent Animal Shelter at 631-727-5731 for more information.

Harry

Name: Harry
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 3
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 17-588
Harry is a goofball who runs all days and loves his toys. A best-fit family for him can provide structure and instruction, and doesn't have other animals or young kids around. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Biscuit

Name: Biscuit
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 9
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; neutered
ID: 17-250
Biscuit was given up by an original owner unable to care for him anymore, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have lots of love left to give. He's not a spring chicken, and he's got older dog issues like arthritis and some sores born of stress licking--yet his tail wags all day. Due to his age, his best situation would be relaxed, free of other animals and children. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Missy

Name: Missy
Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Age: 7
Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; spayed
ID: 17-452
Rescued from dangerous and unclean conditions, Missy arrived in poor condition. However, she's healed quite nicely, and remained a sweetheart the whole time. She's not very playful but does love human company and would be more than happy with a family with whom she can sit, chill and love. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Tucker

Name: Tucker
Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton
Age: 3
Details: mixed; neutered
ID: 35755521
Ruggedly handsome, Tucker is also a charmer who is kind of funny and totally affectionate. If you can provide the active lifestyle this curious, energetic fellow needs, he's totally ready to meet you. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Neida

Name: Neida
Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton
Age: 7
Details: mixed; spayed
ID: 25329301
With one blue eye and one brown, Neida has quite the look. She's bubbly and loving, but needs a family that will bond with her and be a bit patience as she settles in and forms the trust that she craves. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Gracie

Name: Gracie
Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton
Age: 3
Details: mixed; spayed
ID: 34909827
Gracie is a lovely lady with a personality to match. She starts off somewhat shy, but once she gets to know you she's a lively friend who's all about long walks and lots of company. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Betsy

Name: Betsy
Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue
Age: 1
Details: Redbone Coonhound mix; spayed
With her striking, lengthy frame, Betsy is definitely an eye-catcher. She's a little shy but does like other dogs and children, and would be best-suited for an active family. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

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