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Adopt a Dog
Looking to adopt a dog or puppy?
North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization with hundreds of dogs and puppies available for adoption every week. We always have a wide variety of animals looking for new loving homes, including pure-breed and mixed-breed dogs and puppies ranging in all ages, shapes and sizes. Just some of the breeds that come through our doors include: Beagles, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Golden Retrievers, King Charles Cavalier Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Pomeranians, Poodles, Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers, and many more.
PUPPYFETCH® Search Tool
Search through our adoptable dogs and puppies at our Port Washington, NY shelter or the available animals in your area by using our PUPPYFETCH® search tool. Or, come visit our shelter and meet your new best friend today.
Below is just a sample of some of the amazing dogs currently available at our Port Washington shelter...
What are some of the benefits of adopting a dog?
Some of the benefits of adopting a dog include: companionship, entertainment, life-lessons, a better quality of life and mental and physical health improvements.
How can adopting a dog improve my health?
Studies have shown that owning and loving a dog can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels and reduce depression, anxiety and loneliness. It is also believed that the close bond between a human and animal companion offers significant social, physiological and psychological benefits.
How can adopting a dog improve my quality of life?
Owning a dog appeals to and is beneficial to people of all ages. Children learn responsibility, value for life, socialization and have higher self-esteem while adults and seniors enjoy the companionship and the feelings of self-worth and purpose that taking care of an animal instills. Pet owners smile more, laugh more and form special friendships with other animal owners and lovers.
What’s a Mutt-i-gree®?
Adoptable animals are largely mixed breed pets, animals that we call Mutt-i-grees®, and when it comes time to obtain a pet, unique, healthy Mutt-i-grees® are an amazing choice.
- Learn More About Mutt-i-grees: Adopt a Mutt-i-gree Purebreed VS Mixed Breed/ Mutt-i-gree
- Support Mutt-i-grees
- Learn More about the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum