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Featured Adoptable Dog: Cookie

Blind Puppy Rescued From Oklahoma Tornado Is Ready for Her Loving Home

When tornadoes of historic proportions hit Oklahoma in May, North Shore Animal League America took action and headed to the scene in one of our Mobile Rescue Units. 

When such disasters occur, local shelters need to make room for already owned animals who have been displaced, so their families have time to locate them and find new housing. That puts the homeless animals who were in the shelter before the tornado hit at grave risk of euthanasia.

Animal League America believes that every shelter pet, also known as a Mutt-i-gree, deserves the best chance at finding a loving home. That’s why we brought 50 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens—all of whom were already in the Oklahoma shelter prior to the storm—back to the safety of our no-kill headquarters.

Most of these animals were adopted during our Pet Adoptathon weekend on June 1st-2nd, but the sweet puppy pictured here, whose name is Cookie, is still looking for her permanent, loving home.

Cookie is a chocolate Lab or Lab mix who we estimate is now about 16 weeks old. Although we don’t know why Cookie was relinquished to the Oklahoma shelter, we do know for sure that she will make a wonderful companion for the individual or family who wants to devote themselves to raising this special-needs girl.

Although it’s not obvious on first appearance, Cookie is blind, and probably has been so since birth. Since we rescued her, she has been receiving lots of love with her foster family, who have been teaching her how to navigate the world.

“She’s so smart and sweet,” says Maria, Cookie’s foster mom. “She knows many commands already, and she’s even learning how to use the stairs.”

Cookie loves to get lots of attention and playtime, but she’s also a big cuddler. This precious pup is ready for a lifetime of love. Are you the perfect match for Cookie? Please contact Alex Bab at, or call (516) 883-7900, ext. 352, to find out how you can meet Cookie.

Thank you again for your support of all our life-saving work!