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.
Patiently waiting for her furever home at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is Cookie, their #1 Longest Resident. This sweet 6 1/2 year old beauty came in as a stray back in 2013 after the owner skipped town and left Cookie on the street. Thankfully, the neighbors knew her, and called the shelter right away. Cookie spent the next 3 years in the shelter, just hoping and praying she would be noticed by an adopter, but that never happened. What did happen though, is that a staff member decided to bring Cookie into their home to foster, while the search for her permanent home continues.
Cookie has now been in foster care since November 2016, and is described as the BEST house guest! Not only is Cookie 100% house trained, but she is also comfortable and happy in her crate when left alone. Cookie loves to run around in the yard, loves to play with toys, and takes treats super gently.
Cookie loves all people who visit the home, she is super smart, listens very well, and she is the most amazing kisser and cuddler. Cookie has dog siblings right now, and although her fosters are taking it very slow, so far, so good! Cookie could either live as a solo dog, or maybe with one laid back dog. Cookie's ideal home would be with savvy dog parents who will love her, cherish her, and keep her safe. If you are interested in giving Cookie a forever home, please contact the shelter and set up a meet and greet: 516-785-5220
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