Add some love to your home by adopting a dog from the town’s Animal Shelter

Add some love to your home by adopting a dog from the town’s Animal Shelter
Pumba is available at the North Hempstead Animal Shelter. Photo Credit: Maggie Tumino Mills.

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 Pumba and Whiskey.

Pumba is a 3-year-old English bulldog mix who was surrendered to us when the owner’s living situation changed and could not take care of him anymore.

Pumba is the perfect name for him because this boy is quite the character! He is a goofy and playful guy that absolutely loves to be around people. Pumba is a pup who doesn’t know his own size and wants to be all over you to shower you with love!

Due to his strength and his tendency to get a bit mouthy when excited and happy we are not recommending him to live with young children. Pumba does not seem to get along with other animals and is recommended to be the only dog in the home.

Whiskey is a 1.5-year-old German Shepherd whose family surrendered him when they couldn’t care for him anymore. He can be a bit aloof at first, more interested in the exciting sights around him, but he comes around and starts to enjoy petting and affection. He has learned his commands and will be extra attentive when treats are involved.

Whiskey lived with children in the home but was protective of the home from strangers; we are seeking a family with dog experience familiar with this type of behavior trait. Whiskey gets along with all people he meets and enjoys canine companions.

The North Hempstead Animal Shelter is located at 75 Marino Ave. in Port Washington and is open Monday through Friday (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.

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