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 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: Kovu (above)

Shelter: Ruff House Rescue

Age: 3 ½

Details: shepherd/husky mix; neutered

Kovu is a smart guy who already knows some of his basic commands, and is always willing to learn more. A big fan of the outdoors, he’s all about taking walks and runs, and while he’s very strong he’s also calm and super-affectionate. Contact Ruff House Rescue at 516-306-4998 or visit ruffhouserescue.org for more information about adoption or fostering.

Name: Debra and Dexter

Shelter: Ruff House Rescue

Age: 3 ½

Details: retriever/ lab mixes; spayed and neutered

A bonded pair, Debra and Dexter were surrendered together, but not because of anything they did. Best friends for life, this playful duo really needs a special forever family who can love them both-and give them a nice fenced-in yard so they can run! Contact Ruff House Rescue at 516-306-4998 or visit ruffhouserescue.org for more information about adoption or fostering.

Name: Kim

Shelter: Ruff House Rescue

Age: 2

Details: Lab mix; spayed

A dog with summer in her heart and soul, Kim loves to splash in her pool, and is currently doing really well in her foster home. Always happy to take a walk, she likes other dogs at times but is really best-suited to being the only pooch in her home. Contact Ruff House Rescue at 516-306-4998 or visit ruffhouserescue.org for more information about adoption or fostering.

Name: Wiley

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: five months

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Young Wiley is a bubbly pup with energy to spare, and is a great fit for a family with older children that can keep up with his active nature. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Name: Rusty

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 2

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Super-sweet Rusty is a snuggly fellow who is loveable to the core. Playful and affectionate, a cat-free home with older children would be the best fit for him; another dog might be OK if that pooch is as active and lively as he is. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Name: Gilly

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 1

Details: mixed breed; spayed

Gorgeous Gilly is a fairly new arrival at the shelter, an energetic gal who’s joyful and a fan of meeting new people. Due to her upbeat and enthusiastic nature, she’s best-suited to a forever family with older children. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Name: Redd

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 5 1/2

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Currently in foster, Redd is receiving love and comfort since life in the shelter was proving too stressful. His foster mom says he’s a total mush and cuddle bug who likes people and likes to make new friends, and that he’s super-smart, good on commands and really well-behaved. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Name: Harvey

Shelter: Bideawee Westhampton

Age: 9

Details: mixed breed; neutered

Lively and loveable Harvey enjoys playtime in the pool, digging and fetch. He’s best-suited to a home that can handle his energetic nature and help him keep up on his obedience training, with older children and where he’d be the only pooch in the place. Visit Bideawee Westhampton online at bideawee.org or call 631-684-0079 for more information.

Name: Shirley and Buttercup

Shelter: Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue

Age: Three months

Details: Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix

Found on a highway lying by their mom who was fatally struck by a car, Buttercup and Shirley are bonded sisters who should be adopted together to keep them from suffering any further trauma. Cuddly, sweet and smart, they love the company of other dogs too, with Shirley being the braver of the two while Buttercup is a bit more on the shy side. Visit Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue online at gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org for more information.

Name: Blu

Shelter: Posh Pets Rescue

Age: Six 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.

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, she will be a constant source of kisses, hugs and 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.

Name: Stella

Shelter: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

Age: 3 1/2

Details: Border Collie mix; spayed

ID: 21047445

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.

Name: Faith

Shelter: Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Age: 1

Details mixed breed; spayed

ID: 21-4152

Still basically just a pup, fabulous Faith is still somewhat shy and gets nervous around loud noises, but is affectionate and looking to spend all day around the people she now knows. Still not a fan of cats, she is OK with older children and likes other dogs. Call the Brookhaven’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center at 631-451-6950 for more information about adoption, foster care or animal redemption.

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.

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