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Featured Adoptable Pet: Bodhi

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We may not be able to change a shelter animal’s past, but at North Shore Animal League America, we know all it takes is the right adopter to rewrite their future. No sentiment can be truer for Bodhi, one of our beloved Mutt-i-grees®, who hasn’t had it easy when it comes to finding his perfect match.

The handsome 4-year-old Terrier/Pharaoh mix began his journey as an Animal League America rescue pet when he was just a puppy, but has yet to find the family and household that best suits his personality. Because Bodhi is a medium sized dog and enjoys activities like running, playing tug-of-war with his toys, fetching sticks, and rolling around in the grass, he’d do best in a suburban setting with a large backyard where he can play and burn off energy.

“Bodhi is such a loving boy. He’s housebroken, and knows the commands to kiss, shake, dance, stay, lay down and even relax, which is when he lies down on his backside,” says his foster mom, Keely. “I envision Bodhi living in a home that has open space to run around and explore. He is incredibly fast and loves running laps around other dogs at the dog park. To live a happy life he would need a loving caretaker who has previous dog experience and is willing to work with him while they develop a special bond.”

As a member of Animal League America’s Foster Care Program, Bodhi likes to spend his days splitting time between lounging around the house with his feline foster sister and running around the dog park with his canine buddies. Our Pet Behavior Team decided that living in a foster home was the best option for this energetic pooch as he awaits the perfect adopter to see his story on our website and fall head over heels. Since he has some anxiety issues and is on medication to control it, Animal League America Director of Pet Behavior Bobbie Bhambree, said the best place for Bodhi is a home environment around people and other animals he is comfortable with.

“Bodhi is a sensitive guy. It takes him some time for him to warm up to new people, but once he does he’ll be a friend for life,” says Bobbie. “We are looking to place him into a home with patient, dog experienced people, who live a quiet lifestyle. He could do well if he were adopted into a home with another dog, but we’d love for them to meet at our Adoption Center first.”

If you’re interested in meeting Bodhi, contact our Foster Program Department at 516.883.7900 Ext 352 or