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.
Daisha is nothing short of adorable. She is 3 years old and only 35 pounds, and actually looks like a Boston Terrier! This sweetie pie came to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter by the police, who found her walking the streets all alone. Daisha is frightened at the shelter, but warms up to anyone she meets very quickly. Given the change to find a home, Daisha could unwind and blossom into the happy girl we know she will be. Daisha already knows “sit” and is a very fast learner! Daisha needs very slow introductions with other dogs in order for her to feel comfortable, it’s not yet determined if she would thrive with a dog sibling or would prefer to be the only pet. This tiny girl is really so beautiful and would make a great addition to any family. Please come meet Daisha today, or call : 516-785-5220.
Right next door at Last Hope Animal Rescue, you can meet Christie - a gorgeous calico girl, just around 3 years old. Christie was rescued from a very bad hoarding situation that left her owner homeless as a result of the demolition of the Amityville Trailer Park. Christie is a sensitive girl that enjoys being petted, but will need a quiet home with patient people that will give her the time she needs to feel comfortable. After all she has been through, all Christie needs now is a safe and loving Forever home of her own! Will you be the one to give her a new start in life?? For more information, check out Christie’s webpage.
Who’s that tall and handsome Treeing Walker Coonhound you ask? Why, that’s Kramer! Kramer came to Last Hope as a transport dog from a shelter in a rural state where big hounds are considered a "dime a dozen". Like so many hunting hounds, Kramer was discarded when his hunting inclination or skills did not meet his owner's expectations. Although Kramer is young, he tested positive for heartworm but that didn’t stop him- he recently finished his heartworm treatment protocol and is ready to find his forever home. Kramer does well at off-site adoption events, making friends wherever he goes. Kramer has great pup potential. He just needs someone who will nurture that potential and help him be the great dog he was meant to be. For more information, check out Last Hope’s website.
Thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt - never shop. Pass it on :)