FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2023
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Add 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 several dogs up for adoption at the Town’s Animal Shelter. This month’s featured pups include Maisy, Mason, and Legend.
Maisy is a 1 year old Shepherd mix ready to start the new year as your new best friend. Maisy is famous for her “zoomies” but will settle down once she gets them out. Maisy would make an excellent walking or jogging buddy; she loves to explore the outdoors. She is a smart girl and seeks out your affection. Maisy would thrive in an active household with dog experience and older children.
Mason must have gone to Harvard before ending up in the shelter because we can't believe how smart this boy is! He knows tons of commands and is very eager to learn more. Mason walks well on a leash, crushes our agility course, and loves romping on our nature trail. He is an active guy but has excellent manners - he would make a great walking, jogging, or hiking buddy! Mason gets along with other dogs but can be dominant. A meeting with any other dog in the home is required at the shelter before adoption.
Legend is a 1 year old 100% mutt - we tested his DNA and believe it or not, the highest breed at 34% is standard poodle! Legend came to us through The Shelter Connections Rescue program from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia. He is an affectionate, energetic boy that lives to chase a ball. You need to have a good throwing arm to make Legend your new best friend! He gets along well with all people he meets and other dogs alike. Legend is slowly learning his commands but still needs a bit of work on his training. With a lot of love and little patience he will make an excellent companion.
North Hempstead TV (NHTV), channel 18/65 on Cablevision or channel 46 on Verizon FIOS, will be highlighting the dogs throughout the month. You can also watch videos of the featured pups on the Town’s social media pages.
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.