Adopting a dog from the North Hempstead’s animal shelter

Adopting a dog from the North Hempstead’s animal shelter
Photos of dogs 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 Goomba and Leo.

Goomba is a 1-year-old Terrier/ Hound mix whose holiday wish is to be home just in time to celebrate! Goomba is a playful goofball who is full of energy. He is currently being trained to walk on a Halti and is learning commands.

He is thrilled to meet all people and gets along with other dogs- however, he can be a bit of a rough player with other dogs. Any canine companion should match his play style. Goomba would thrive in an active household with a little bit of dog training experience.

Leo is a handsome 7-year young pup patiently waiting for his new permanent walking buddy to walk through the shelter door and take him home. He is a friendly pup that is very treat motivated.

Shelter staff and volunteers are working with him to help him learn some manners (he has to learn that not everyone wants to be greeted with a big hug!). Leo can be strong on a leash but has made a lot of progress with walking calmly next to you. He loves to spend time outdoors but will also hang out next to you on the couch with a toy. Leo would thrive in a semi-active home dedicated to continuing his 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.

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