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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 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.

Hannah

Name: Hannah Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption
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Name: Hannah Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3 Details Mixed breed; spayed ID: 20-54-5238

If you could use a pooch who wants to spend lots of time sitting next to you with her head on your lap, meet Hannah, a doggie who does just that. Saved from a bad situation by an animal control officer, she arrived shy and scared but has since settled in and has been coming out of her shell. Due to her history, she’ll need an experienced forever family who can provide stability, and in a home with kids over the age of 14 where she’d be the only pet in the house. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

Shelly

Name: Shelly Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption
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Name: Shelly Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 5 Details Mixed breed; spayed ID: 21-4060

Sweet and sunny Shelly is a lovely lady who loves both playtime and long walks. Formerly a stray who was adopted, the family who took her can no longer care for her, and she’s now waiting for a new family to give her a truly forever home. Energetic as can be, she digs other dogs, shows some interest in cats and would do best in a home with children over the age of 12. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

Simba

Name: Simba Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption
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Name: Simba Shelter Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 5-7 Details Mixed breed; neutered ID: 19-55-9353

Found as a stray, shy Simba has been waiting in the shelter for his former family to find him, but that has sadly never occurred. Arriving in a terrified state and still somewhat nervous, he’s going to need a patient forever person to help him regain his confidence. Good with the people he knows, he’s good on long walks, loves squeaky toys and is more than willing to give you his paw. Treat-motivated, he will need to be the only pet in an adults-only home. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

Dougie

Name: Dougie Shelter: Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption
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Name: Dougie Shelter: Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 7-8 Details mixed breed; neutered ID: 20-6154

A cuddly canine through and through, Dougie is the kind of doggie who’s first priority is sitting by your side. He enjoys his toys and treats, but having a human companion is what this affectionate, handsome guy is all about. Good on basic commands and on his leash, a best situation for him would be a forever home without any children or other pets in the house. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

Libby

Name: Libby Shelter: Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption
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Name: Libby Shelter: Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3-4 Details mixed breed; spayed ID: 20-55-5268

Lovely Libby was found on the streets and was never recovered by anyone, yet she remains affectionate, playful and lots of fun. A fan of cookies and toys, she does know “sit” but still needs some help learning other basic commands. A perfect permanent home for her would be one without other dogs or cats and where the children are over the age of 16. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

Lambo

Name: Lambo Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Lambo Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: 5 Details: Cane Corso/ Pitbull mix; neutered ID: 20-231

Sweetheart Lambo is both an obedient and affectionate guy, but is best-suited to a forever family in which he’d be the only pet. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Cherry

Name: Cherry Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Cherry Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: 2 Details: Pitbull mix; spayed ID: 20-275

She may be a bit shy at first, but once Cherry gets to know you, she’s a playful pay who’s always down for a session of fetch. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Koga

Name: Koga Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Koga Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: 10 Details: Siberian Husky; neutered ID: 20-443

Gentle and sweet, Koga is a playful fellow who loves to splash in the pool come the summer and then dive into the snow when winter arrives. A best forever home for him would have a secured yard and a family who will keep an eye on this active guy. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Wilbur and Willow

Name: Wilbur and Willow Shelter: Town of Babylon
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Wilbur and Willow Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: seniors Details: Hound mix; both altered ID: 21-5 and 21-6

A pair of older bonded dogs who arrived at the shelter as strays, Wilbur and Willow will need to receive continued veterinary care due to skin issues that have improved—but Wilbur suffers from unsteadiness, and in all honesty may be heading into his last days. Great with other dogs, cats and all the humans they have met, the shelter is hoping that a loving forever family can take them both and give them the home they deserve. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Nellie

Name: Nellie Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age:
Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Name: Nellie Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age: 5 Details: Pit Bull mix; spayed

This relaxed lady is Nellie, a big fan of long walks and spending time in the sunshine. Give her a squeaky toy, a comfy couch and a loving person with a lap and she’s set—but while she digs every person that she meets (including children), she’ll need to be the only doggie in her new and forever home. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Vanessa

Name: Vanessa Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age:
Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Vanessa Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age: 3 Details: Husky mix; spayed

Rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia, Vanessa was suffering from heartworm, but has since been successfully treated. She’s still required to make a few more follow-up visits (which will be fully covered by The Shelter Connection's Mend-A-Paw fund), but the forever family that takes her home will also get a sweet, belly rub-loving lady best-suited to a home with experienced dog owners but without young children—and while she loves affection, she can be cautious with new people at first. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Perk

Name: Perk Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the
Credit: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Name: Perk Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Age: 5 Details: Retriever mix; neutered ID: 37285564

Recently rescued from Georgia, playful Perk is very puppy-like in his ways, as he’s fun-loving and and lively. A perfect forever family for him will help with his obedience training, but also more than willing to provide this loveable guy with back scratches and toy tossing—which are two of his favorite pastimes. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Soda Pop

Name: Soda Pop Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of
Credit: Will Yennie

Name: Soda Pop Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Age: 1 1/2 Details: Retriever mix; neutered ID: 12677

Originally from Georgia, Soda Pop is the kind of dog who digs hugs and kisses whenever possible. A cuddly and silly pooch, he likes other dogs and is a big fan of playing fetch. Currently receiving treatment for heartworm, anyone looking to adopt or foster this fantastic guy will need to continue his treatment, which can be done at no charge via the ARF medical team. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Hulk

Name: Hulk Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Hulk Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 2 ID: 46400813 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Hulk is indeed a “smashing” fellow, a super-handsome guy who was first found running loose around a public park. He’s still a playful character who is well-suited for an active family with whom he can play lots of tug—but should also have children no younger than 15 years of age, so he can stay playful while working on his obedience; he could also possibly live alongside another energetic (and tolerant) canine. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Zena

Name: Zena Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Zena Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 7 ID: 41405542 Details: Terrier mix; spayed

Found abandoned by an owner, tied to a tree without food or water, Zena has been some utterly horrible times—yet she remains friendly with people. Best-suited to a home with children ages 15 and older, she knows some basic commands and would be a great fit for a family without any other pets but can handle an animal with an energetic nature. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Creed

Name: Creed Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Creed Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 10 ID: 41596385 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Surrendered by his family following a financial problem, Creed spent his whole life with his first owner before arriving at the shelter. He was quickly adopted…until the next family to take him in lost their home, which resulted in this attention-loving guy being returned to the shelter a second time. Ready for a truly forever home, he’s best-suited to a family with kids age 13 and older, and while another tolerant dog might be OK there can’t be any cats in the house. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice, but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Toro

Name: Toro Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Toro Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 6 1/2 ID: 41596385 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Terrific Toro ended up at the shelter after being rescued from a bad situation. Founded chained up on a property and tied to a fence at an abandoned home, he is shy but loving once he gets to know you. However, he still needs some practice at socializing with other canines, and needs to be the only pet in the house—but is otherwise more than ready and deserving of a forever 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 or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice, but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Dexter

Name: Dexter Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Dexter Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 1 1/2 ID: 46651426 Details: Retriever mix; neutered

Found as a stray at Jones Beach, friendly Dexter digs other dogs and also enjoys meeting new humans. Already good with several commands, he’s a young guy ready to spend the rest of his days being a great part of his forever family. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice, but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Lakeland

Name: Lakeland Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the
Credit: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Name: Lakeland Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Age: 2 Details: American Pit Bull Terrier; neutered ID: 36870171

Loaded with energy, lively Lakeland is always looking to get some play in his day. Also a fan of both lengthy strolls and being the couch potato next to you while you watch your shows, shelter staffs have a lot of great things to say about this guy—just ask. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Wally

Name: Wally Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Wally Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3 1/2 ID: 42209469 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Wonderful Wally didn’t have it easy before arriving at the shelter; he was found as a stray with scars on his face and front legs. Super-sweet and loving, he may be a terrier but is a real attention hound! He’s not used to other dogs however, so a best situation for him with to be with a forever family that’s experienced with nervous pooches. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Shadow

Name: Shadow Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age:
Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Shadow Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age: 7-8 Details: Jindo mix; neutered

Handsome Shadow has unfortunately been at the shelter since 2018, and staffers think it’s likely because he’s somewhat indifferent upon a first meeting. However, he’s really a super-smart and fun fellow that also loves a long walk—but due to his strong prey drive for small animals (birds, cats, squirrels), it’s recommended only adults handle his leash while on a stroll. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Stevie

Name: Stevie Shelter: Little Shelter Animal Rescue and
Credit: Little Shelter

Name: Stevie Shelter: Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center Age: 7 Details: Shih-tzu

This mellow fellow is Stevie, a guy who likes attention but always stays centered and keeps it together. Quick to welcome new people, he’s happy to walk with humans or just lie by their side, but he’ll need to be the only pet in his forever home due to a skin condition that currently required treatment. Visit the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center online at littleshelter.org or call 631-368-8770 for more information.

Juice

Name: Juice Shelter: North Fork Animal Welfare League
Credit: Gabby Stroup

Name: Juice Shelter: North Fork Animal Welfare League Age: 2 Details: Boxer mix; neutered

Surrendered to the shelter by his former owner, Juice is a lively guy who loves to play tug whenever possible. He digs other dogs, but is otherwise best-suited to a home with adults only. Visit the North Fork Animal Welfare League online at main.nfawl.org or call 631-765-1811 for more information.

Stella

Name: Stella Shelter: North Fork Animal Welfare League
Credit: Gabby Stroup

Name: Stella Shelter: North Fork Animal Welfare League Age: 4 Details: Pharaoh Hound mix; spayed

This lovely lady is Stella, and she is a real lap dog, a big fan of snuggling and getting belly rubs. A true people pooch, she is affectionate for sure but can’t live in a home with other pets and would do best in a house with a fully fenced-in yard. Visit the North Fork Animal Welfare League online at main.nfawl.org or call 631-765-1811 for more information.

Stella

Name: Stella Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the
Credit: Will Yennie

Name: Stella Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Age: 3 1/2 Details: Border Collie mix; spayed ID: 21047445

Bright and wonderful, Stella needs a forever family who will be patient enough to earn her trust. She does know basic obedience rules but can rip up stuffed toys and play rough with other dogs. She’s not a fan of cats and doesn’t always trust children but is becoming more of a people person every day. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information.

Kobe

Name: Kobe Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption
Credit: Monica Passarelle

Name: Kobe Shelter: Smithtown Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3 Details English Bulldog/ Pit Bull mix; neutered

This goofy guy is Kobe, and he’s a seriously happy dude. A big fan of playtime, he’ll make you laugh all day, but keep in mind he does have a chronic heart condition that requires management. As for a perfect forever home, he’s selective with dogs, doesn’t mind cats but loves people of all ages. Visit the shelter online at townofsmithtownanimalshelter.com or call 631-360-7575 for more information.

Ribbon

Name: Ribbon Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Ribbon Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3 ID: 40093944 Details: Retriever mix; neutered

Brought to the shelter as a stray, Ribbon needs a forever home with an experienced dog owner and children ages 17 and older. He has food guarding and handling issues, and also gets nervous with new people; anyone interested in taking him home should bring their dogs along for a meet-and-greet first. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Pupstar

Name: Pupstar Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter Age: 13
Credit: Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Name: Pupstar Shelter: Southampton Animal Shelter Age: 13 Details: German Shepherd mix; neutered ID: A023713

A senior guy who’s waited a lifetime for a home of his own, Pupstar is looking for a calm and loving person to make that come true. Peace and quiet is his preference, so a low-traffic house minus any children would make for a perfect match. Contact the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation at 631-728-7387 or visit southamptonanimalshelter.com for more information.

Quincy

Name: Quincy Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet
Credit: Islip Animal Shelter

Name: Quincy Shelter: Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center Age: 1-2 Details: Pit mix; neutered

Playful Quincy is an active guy with loads of energy. A perfect forever home for him would have a big yard but no other animals or young children around. Contact the Islip Animal Shelter at 631-224-5660 or visit isliptown-ny.gov for more information.

Bentley

Name: Bentley Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Bentley Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 8 1/2 ID: 45939488 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

An older guy who still acts like a puppy, Bentley was surrendered by his former owner who had to move. Great on his commands, he is used to being well-groomed and taking drives—as well as being incredibly affectionate, sweet and loyal. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information.

Mango

Name: Mango Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 1
Credit: Linda Vetrano

Name: Mango Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 1 Details: Staffie Terrier mix; spayed

Pretty Mango is a bit shy at first, but once she gets to know you, not only will she be a constant source of kisses and hugs but also likes to give affectionate looks. A big fan of playtime with other doggies, she loves to romp and is best-suited to a family with older children that will keep her exercising. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Buster

Name: Buster Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Buster Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 7 1/2 Details: Terrier mix; neutered ID: 38360462

Surrendered by his former owner, Buster didn't do well in the shelter kennels, but when brought into the office turned out to be calm, quiet and affectionate. He also loves playing with other dogs, but is shy with new people, so a best forever situation for him would start with several introductions; he also needs some dedicated help on his leash training. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org for more information.

Chiffon

Name: Chiffon Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 10
Credit: Posh Pets Rescue

Name: Chiffon Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 10 months Details: Golden Retriever mix; spayed

Young Chiffon was rescued from the Bahamas, so she grew up in big open (but quiet) spaces. Currently in foster, she’s a great fit for a suburban home with a fenced-in yard, and with a family that will take her on frequent walks. Notably sweet and soft, she’s best-suited to a family with older children, and she definitely digs other dogs when it comes to playtime. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Ranger

Name: Ranger Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 2
Credit: Posh Pets Rescue

Name: Ranger Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 2 Details: Australian mix; neutered

Rescued from Texas, Ranger is a playful and gently guy who overcame shyness to connect with other dogs. A serious fan of affection, he’s all about kisses, hugs, people and going for walks—which makes him a great fit for many families. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Cola

Name: Cola Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 1
Credit: Posh Pets Rescue

Name: Cola Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 1 Details: Terrier mix; spayed

Young Cola made it all the way from Thailand before finding her way to the USA, where she’s adjusted well to life with people, as she’s got a gentle nature. A great fit for a suburban home where she can go for long walks, she does like other dogs but needs a few moments to warm up to them first. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Piglet

Name: Piglet Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Piglet Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 2 ID: 46146399 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Discovered as a stray, playful Piglet is a good-looking eyes with amazing eyes. He digs other dogs, knows many commands and loves to lay in laps—but does have some issues meeting strangers and is more comfortable with women than men, so a best forever home for him would include an experienced and patient owner. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice, but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Pinto

Name: Pinto Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Pinto Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 5 ID: 36707705 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

Found as a stray back in October of 2017, Pinto has sadly been a shelter resident ever since. He needs a slow introduction to new dogs, and doesn’t like pushy pooches at all. Insecure and nervous, he has been practicing leash walking and working on some basic commands—but would still be best-suited to a home with an experienced owner who understanding guarding behavior. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 516-785-5220 or email them at adoption@tohmail.org or foster@tohmail.org for more information. The shelter is closed to the public until further notice, but is operating by appointment only for placement services.

Sally

Name: Sally Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age:
Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Sally Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age: 5 Details: Cane Corso mix; neutered

Sally is a sweetheart for sure, but sadly is also somewhat unsure of herself. Shy at first, she’s best-suited to an owner with previous dog experience, and in a home without either other animals or young children—and once you speak to her in a calm voice and hand her some treats, you’ll soon find she’s a lap-loving mush who’d rather hang with you on the couch than head out for fun. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Emma

Name: Emma Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age:
Credit: Margaret Tumino Mills

Name: Emma Shelter: North Hempstead Animal Shelter Age: 7 Details: Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer mix; spayed

Sweetie Emma has got both beauty and brain power, yet has been a shelter resident since 2016. A fan of walks and playtime, she’s also ready to stop for a petting session and a blanket for relaxing—and while she enjoys meeting new people, she would be the only pet in her perfect forever home. For more information and to make an appointment, call the North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-869-6311.

Stanley

Name: Stanley Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Stanley Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: 2 1/2 years Details: Pitbull mix; neutered ID: 19-200

Stanley is a major-league mush—and while it’s obvious he’s missing a leg, anyone who meets him will see he’s still loaded with energy and is a ton of fun. He loves to run, loves to play, loves people and loves life, and while he’s still mastering his manners and tends to get super-excited around people—but once he’s spent some times burning off that energy, he gets calm and likes to hang out. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Monica

Name: Monica Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the
Credit: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Name: Monica Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Age: 8 Details: Terrier; spayed ID: 21039825 Energetic and active, Monica is a fun-loving pooch, but is also affectionate and social. Good on her basic commands, she digs other dogs but is choosy when it comes choosing canines with whom to play (and is not good with cats). Due to her size and energy, she's best-suited to an experienced dog owner and a home with kids ages 12 and older. Visit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons online at arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 for more information; the ARF Adoption Center is currently open by appointment until further notice due to the current health crisis.

Gary

Name: Gary Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter

Name: Gary Shelter: Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Age: 7 1/2 Details: Pitbull mix; neutered ID: 19-256

Sweet Gary is a great guy—he’s silly and playful, yet often chilled out as well. Great on his leash, he’s more than ready for a home of his own. Visit the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter online at townofbabylon.com or call 631-643-9270 for more information.

Caramel

Name: Caramel Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Credit: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Name: Caramel Shelter: Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Age: 3 Details: Shiba Inu mix; spayed ID: 39748817

Caramel arrived at the shelter after being surrendered due to behavioral issues—but it seems that was due to her not receiving the training she needed to become a properly social pooch. These days, she’s good on some basic commands and is good on her leash, but she does need some time to warm up to new people. However, once she loves you, you’ll have a playful lady on your hands who aims to please. She is very noise sensitive—even the sound of strong wind unnerves her—so a best forever home for her would be one where she receives structure and would be the only dog 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.

Chloe

Name: Chloe Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 6
Credit: Linda Vetrano

Name: Chloe Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 6 Details: Doberman/American Staffordshire Terrier mix; spayed

Lovely Chloe has a unique heritage--she's technically a "pitpinscher"--and on top of that she's sweet and easy-going. A best forever family would be one who loves to cuddle and has only older children. Visit Posh Pets Rescue online at poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Ziggy

Name: Ziggy Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue Age: 4
Credit: Linda Vetrano

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 poshpetsrescueny.org for more information.

Primo

Name: Primo Ruff House Rescue Age: 2 Details:
Credit: Ruff House Rescue

Name: Primo Ruff House Rescue Age: 2 Details: Terrier mix; neutered

A peaceful kind of pooch, Primo is a perfect match for someone with a quiet home. Good on a leash, he’s also very happy just relaxing with a bone to gnaw, and also happens to really enjoy a fanny rub. Contact Ruff House Rescue at 516-306-4998 or visit ruffhouserescue.org for more information about adoption or fostering.

Rudy

Name: Rudy Ruff House Rescue Age: adult Details:
Credit: Ruff House Rescue

Name: Rudy Ruff House Rescue Age: adult Details: Chihuahua Mix; neutered

Have you ever seen a “chiweenie?” That’s a chihuahua-dachshund mix, and Rudy here is one of those. A little guy in stature, he’s a big fan of people and other dogs—but a perfect forever family for him will be able to learn his moods, as he can get a little wound up and will need a guiding hand on occasion. Also a fam of hiking, he’s just as happy snuggling in your lap. Contact Ruff House Rescue at 516-306-4998 or visit ruffhouserescue.org for more information about adoption or fostering.

Bunny

Name: Bunny Shelter: Almost Home Animal Rescue and
Credit: Katrina Moran | Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption

Name: Bunny Shelter: Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption Age: young Details: Cattle Dog mix; spayed

Found living on the street, Bunny remained on the run for weeks as she was too frightened to be rescued. However, upon being saved, she was found emaciated and stricken with parasites. She’s learned to warm up to people—although men still make her nervous—but is good with other dogs. A fan of car rides and going for walks, she’s best-suited to a forever family with children older than 12 and a tall fenced-in yard to make sure she never strays. Contact Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption at 631-627-3665 or visit almosthomeli.org for more information.

Empress

Name: Empress Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton Age: 2 1/2;
Credit: Maria Bedoya

Name: Empress Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton Age: 2 1/2; Details: spayed ID: 39007280

Lovely Empress is a sweet lady whose bubbly and enthusiastic personality tends to make her the center of attention. She enjoys learning new games and rules, making her a great match for a mature and experienced family looking for a canine friend. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

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