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Some Love to Your Home by Adopting a Dog from the Town’s Animal Shelter

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dd Some Love to Your Home by Adopting a Dog from the Town’s Animal Shelter  

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board would like to remind residents about dogs up for adoption at the Town’s Animal Shelter. This month’s featured pups include Willie, Mama, and Cider.

Willie is a 1-year-old black lab mix that came from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia through the Shelter Connection’s rescue program. Willie has a typical lab personality: goofy, fun loving, and affectionate! Unfortunately, whoever was Willie's previous owner did not do much training with him. He needs a family to continue teaching his commands as well as teaching him that not everyone wants to be jumped on for a hug! Willie gets along with everyone he meets, dogs and humans alike, and would make a great companion to any household that is dedicated to keep working with him.

Big Mama the Cane Corso mix is looking for her permanent new best friend. Mama was found as a stray with 7lbs of chains hanging from her neck. She is easy-going, affectionate, gets along with other dogs, and lives for scratches and belly rubs. She can sometimes be a bit reserved at first with new people but will warm up with some treats and petting. She would do best in a home with a bit of dog experience and children ages 10 and older.

Gorgeous Cider is a 4-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix that is ready to find her forever family. Cider is a very active girl that is seeking a ball throwing partner. She truly lives to chase a ball. Cider is a happy girl that has been enjoying her training sessions; she is extremely smart! Sometimes she can be a bit unpredictably jumpy, especially when there's a toy involved and would thrive in a home without children. Cider would love an active family that is dedicated to continuing her training.

The North Hempstead Animal Shelter is located at 75 Marino Avenue in Port Washington and is open Monday through Fridays (except holidays) 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment to visit or for more information on a featured dog, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.

Cider - Photo Credit: Maggie Tumino Mills

Willie - Photo Credit: Maggie Tumino Mills

Mama - Photo Credit: Maggie Tumino Mills

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