LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Columbo & Lucy!

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Columbo & Lucy!

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LI's Adorable Adoptables is a weekly column by Allison Matos, a lifelong Long Island resident who has been advocating animal adoption since 2012. Allison's weekly posts highlight local animals in need of adoption, and cover general animal welfare topics as well.

Available for adoption this week at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh is Columbo and Lucy…two of the cutest dogs I’ve ever laid eyes on. 

He doesn’t have a raincoat or detective powers of deduction, but this Columbo has a cuteness like none other.   At about 60 pounds, this 5 year old Basset mix was blessed with quite the comical look and temperament.  He gazes up at you with expressive Hound eyes but his face has a slight Shepherd expression too.  Columbo likes to stop for belly rubs as he is walking which is pretty stinkin’ adorable, and would truly be a wonderful addition to any family he becomes a part of.  For more information about adopting Columbo, visit his webpage.

Family dog alert:  It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Lucy.  Lucy is one amazing dog that gets along with literally everyone she meets; that includes dogs, cats and kids!  Lucy was surrendered by her owner to a Virginia shelter - no one really knows why considering she’s such a sweet-natured-happy-go-lucky-lady.  Lucy may have a peanut allergy (maybe that’s why she was named Lucy-after the Peanuts comic strip), but it doesn’t slow her down. This girl would be an amazing addition to any household.  For more information about adopting Lucy, contact Last Hope’s online

More of a cat person? Looking for a smaller, furrier, larger, taller dog?  Don’t stop your search now - there are plenty of amazing animals throughout our Long Island Shelters who would LOVE the chance to find their forever home.  Why not take a trip to your local shelter and meet some of these amazing animals today! 

And please remember - if you can’t adopt, donate.  If you can’t donate, volunteer. These animals are all so special and need our help.  Please do what you can!



  • Columbo

  • Lucy