Alfredo is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal...

Alfredo is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington. Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Thinking about adopting a pet? These Long Island shelter dogs are looking for forever homes. Here are pups of all ages and breeds available for adoption from several 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.

Name: Alfredo (above)

Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Age: 2

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia, Alfredo is a fine-looking fellow who has shed a lot of shyness and become a fun and loving guy. Still a bit reserved when meeting people for the first time, he enjoys walks, playing with rope toys and spending time with other dogs. Due to his somewhat nervous nature, he’s best-suited to a home without young children but is otherwise ready for a loving forever family of his own. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Cider is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal...

Cider is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington. Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Cider

Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Age: 3

Details: Pit Bull Terrier mix; spayed

Stunning Cider is an energetic lady who is all about chasing her ball. Best-suited to an active family who can continue her training, but one without any young children in the house, due to her enthusiastic nature. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Emma is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal...

Emma is available for adoption at the North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington. Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Emma

Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Age: 8

Details: Pit Bull mix; spayed

Smart and sweet, Emma has been living at the shelter since 2016, and is way, way overdue to have a forever home of her own. Both a fan of long walks and couch-time, she loves belly rubs and cuddles, but while she loves all people prefers to be the only pooch in the place. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Linx is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter...

Linx is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Credit: Leigh Wixson

Name: Linx

Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 3

Details: German Shepherd; neutered

Found as a stray, Linx is a good-mannered guy who loves to play, especially with a stick. He’ll need to be the only pet in the home, and is best-suited to a family without children but is experienced with his breed and can be the leader of his pack. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Angel is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter...

Angel is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Credit: Leigh Wixson

Name: Angel

Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 8

Details: Pit Bull; spayed

Affectionate Angel is a playful lady, mushy and goofy for sure, but she wasn’t giving great training as a pup. As a result, she’s a dominant dog who needs a forever home without any other pets and with an experienced owner. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Blu is available for adoption at Posh Pets Rescue.

Blu is available for adoption at Posh Pets Rescue. Credit: Posh Pets Rescue

Name: Blu

Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue

Age: Eight months

Details: Labrador Retriever mix; spayed

Still just a puppy, young Blu is a playful sweetie that digs other dogs and children, making her a great fit for just about any loving home. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescue.org for more information.

Oreo is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton.

Oreo is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton. Credit: Bideawee Staff and Volunteers

Name: Oreo

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 1

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Young Oreo is a bit on the nervous side, so while he’s a sweetie he also needs time to adjust to new people and places — so if you show him lots of love and attention, his heart will be yours. Best-suited to a gentle family with older children, anyone who takes this sensational sir home should also keep in mind he’s still got some growing ahead and should be good with a medium-large sized dog. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Blaze is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter...

Blaze is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Credit: Leigh Wixson

Name: Blaze

Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 9

Details: Pit mix; neutered

Playful, energetic Blaze needs a dedicated owner, as he’s only affectionate with humans whom which he bonds—but once that happens, he’s a total love. He needs an experienced owner who can understand his protective nature and give him a loving home. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Bonzo is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton.

Bonzo is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton. Credit: Bideawee Staff and Volunteers

Name: Bonzo

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 4

Details: mixed breed; neutered

This happy pooch is Bonzo, an active and enthusiastic doggie who is still working on his manners. A best forever family for him would be willing to help keep him training and where he’d be the only pet in the home. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Delilah and Samson are available for adoption at the Smithtown...

Delilah and Samson are available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Credit: Leigh Wixson

Name: Delilah and Samson

Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 10,8

Details: Pit mix; spayed, neutered

Found abandoned in a park after their mother died, Delilah (left) and Samson are looking for a family who will keep them together. She doesn’t like many other dogs, but loves her brother who gives in to her ways—and they both love people. They also need a home where their medical needs will be addressed. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Bailey is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton.

Bailey is available for adoption at Bideawee Westhampton. Credit: Deanna Murphy | Bideawee Staff and Volunteers

Name: Bailey

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 4

Details: mixed breed; spayed

Beautiful Bailey has got smarts, spirit and gusto galore — so she’s best-suited to a family who can keep up with her energy, with older children and one where she’d be the only pet in the place. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information

Mia is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter...

Mia is available for adoption at the Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Credit: Leigh Wixson

Name: Mia

Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 3

Details: Mastiff mix; spayed

Arriving at the shelter as a stray after being hit by a car, Mia still managed to bond with staffers despite being injured and afraid. A big fan of snuggles and treats, she wasn’t properly socialized at her last home, so she’s better off in a situation without children, cats or other dogs. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.