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Looking to adopt a dog or puppy?
North Shore Animal League America is the world s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization with hundreds of dogs and puppies available for adoption every week. We always have a wide variety of animals looking for new loving homes, including pure-breed and mixed-breed dogs and puppies ranging in all ages, shapes and sizes. Just some of the breeds that come through our doors include: Beagles, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Golden Retrievers, King Charles Cavalier Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Pomeranians, Poodles, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers, and many more.
PUPPYFETCH Search Tool
Search through our adoptable dogs and puppies at our Port Washington, NY shelter or the available animals in your area by using our PUPPYFETCH search tool. Or, come visit our shelter and meet your new best friend today.
Click here for directions to our Port Washington, NY, shelter.
Below is just a sample of some of the amazing dogs currently available at our Port Washington shelter.
What are some of the benefits of adopting a dog?
Some of the benefits of adopting a dog include: companionship, entertainment, life-lessons, a better quality of life and mental and physical health improvements.
How can adopting a dog improve my health?
Studies have shown that owning and loving a dog can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduce depression, anxiety and loneliness. It is also believed that the close bond between a human and animal companion offers significant social, physiological and psychological benefits.
How can adopting a dog improve my quality of life?
Owning a dog appeals to and is beneficial to people of all ages. Children learn responsibility, value for life, socialization and have higher self-esteem while adults and seniors enjoy the companionship and the feelings of self-worth and purpose that taking care of an animal instills. Pet owners smile more, laugh more and form special friendships with other animal owners and lovers.
What s a Mutt-i-gree ?
Adoptable animals are largely mixed breed pets, animals that we call Mutt-i-grees , and when it comes time to obtain a pet, unique, healthy Mutt-i-grees are an amazing choice.
North Shore Animal League America the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization has saved the lives of over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. Please join us in saving the lives of innocent animals by donating to support our lifesaving mission.
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