Meet Grover

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Meet Grover 2017-12-16T13:25:39+00:00


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Sometimes all it takes is the slightest adjustments for a shelter animal to go from anxious and afraid to a well-adjusted pet ready to find a responsible, loving home. For Grover, a young Doberman mix who found himself back at our Port Washington, N.Y. Adoption Center after being adopted as a puppy, a quiet home and steady coaching from a certified behavior trainer was all he needed to morph into a highly adoptable North Shore Animal League America Mutt-i-gree.

As much as Grover was sweet, affectionate and playful, our Pet Behavior Team noticed this handsome young man presented several behavioral issues that needed to be improved before he could be placed up for adoption. The team worked with him for quite some time, but life in a shelter didn’t provide Grover with the relaxed environment he needed to thrive. He was sent to live in New Jersey with trusted foster parent and certified trainer Laura Miller. The hope was that Grover would receive the proper life skills and behavior training to make a seamless transition from his foster home into the home of the perfect adopter.

“I took Grover in about four weeks ago. Once he was out of the shelter environment and he realized he was safe and could be himself, I was able to get a good read on his personality. From there I worked with him on basic commands, obedience, house training, crate training, and other behaviors that needed modification before he could find a home,” said Laura. “He’s a super smart dog who loves the affection of humans. He’s about 60 pounds, but is a true lap dog and loves to curl up. I’ve watched him make so much progress, so I’m excited to see him finally get the chance to find a great home with a family who loves him for who he is.”

Laura worked on correcting inappropriate behaviors like counter surfing and jumping up on humans for attention, and taught him all of his basic commands like sit, lay, and stay. She also introduced him to her dogs and saw his anxiety almost disappear when he was living carefree and staying active with his foster siblings. Although he’s still a work in progress, especially in unfamiliar surroundings with new people, Grover has come a long way from the terrified, guarded dog he was when he first arrived at our campus. But with patient guidance from the right adopters, we are confident this handsome boy will be the perfect addition to the family.

“Ideally Grover would be adopted into an all-adult home or possibly with savvy teenagers who have experience with dogs in the home. A quiet suburban area with a big fenced in yard would also suit him very well because he’s best when he gets his exercise,” said Laura. “He thrives off of loving attention, so basically people who love him and show him the attention he craves would absolutely win him over. He’s a big mush with a heart of gold.”

If you are interested in meeting Grover and possibly making him part of your family, contact Sonia Saakian at 516-883-7900, x350, or [email protected]

Meet Grover

Next Steps for Grover

We’re so glad you’re interesting in adopting a pet from North Shore Animal League America!

Your next step is to visit North Shore Animal League America’s adoption center, where an Adoption Counselor will help you determine the type of animal that will best fit your lifestyle. An important part of the adoption process is to match the lifestyle and needs of the adopter with the individual dog or cat being considered.

They will introduce you to the animals you are interested in adopting. The meet and greet will give you the opportunity to bond with your potential companion. You will have plenty of time to play and interact with your new friend in our family-friendly areas designated for that purpose.

When you decide to adopt an animal, the counselor will walk you through the process and help you complete the application. Our adoption screening process is designed to ensure that each animal is placed in a responsible, loving home and with an adopter who is prepared to make a lifelong commitment.

Please be prepared to spend a few hours on our campus. If the screening process occasionally seems overly strict or time-consuming, understand that our first priority is to consider every animal’s needs and best interests.

Our adoption fees are as follows:

Puppies (up to 6 months)
Adult Dogs (over 6 months)
Puppy Mill Rescues
Small Breed & Pure Breeds (over 6 months
Kittens (up to 6 months)
Double Kittens
Adult Cats (over 6 months)
Double Adult Cats
Where applicable, a $50 Spay/Neuter deposit is required for kittens, $75 for puppies. Please note that adoption fees at our mobile adoption locations may vary.

High-Quality Medical Care

For the first 15 days following your adoption, we care for an adopted animals in our medical center. An adoption counselor will provide any adopter with specific details on what medical services are covered. After this period, adopters can transition to our Pet Health Center where our high-quality veterinary care continues.

Our Pet Health Center

We offer low-cost, high-quality veterinary care to all dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens—including pets not adopted here. Our quality veterinarian team provides all the services you would expect from a private veterinary practice, and when you visit our Pet Health Center, not only do you receive low-cost pet care, but proceeds help support our mission to save lives.

Discounted Specialty Services at The Animal Medical Center (AMC)

North Shore Animal League America has partnered with The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York City to provide high quality specialty veterinary services for our adopters at a discounted rate. Every North Shore Animal League America adopter is issued a special tag that entitles the adopter to 20% off any specialty medical services. Simply show your tag when you check in at AMC and 20% will automatically be deducted from your final bill.

Training and Behavioral Services

Our talented group of dog trainers—and cat trainer— help adopters smoothly transition their new pet into their home. We also provide puppy training classes in our Little Learners school. Learn more about our on-campus puppy training.

Pet Supply Store

We know that there are things you’ll need to bring your newly-adopted pet home and items you’ll need to continue to care for your pet. The good news is that the prices in our Pet Supply Store are often lower than some of the large, discount chain stores, and our store is staffed by knowledgeable, animal professionals who can answer all of your pet care questions. Best of all, all proceeds benefit our animal welfare programs and help us save more lives.

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Location & Hours

North Shore Animal League America
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050


Monday-Thursday CLOSED
Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm

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Adoption Center

115 Maple Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801


Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm

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