Meet Sasha

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Meet Sasha2017-12-16T13:25:39+00:00


ID: TX0611

Get to Know Sasha

When Sasha was brought to North Shore from a rescue partner in Texas, she was quickly admitted to our medical center. At just 4-moths-old, Sasha was displaying neurological signs like involuntary twitching & difficultly eating. After a thorough examination, Sasha tested positive for canine distemper virus (CDV), a contagious viral disease that affects domestic dogs and other small animals.

Distemper is an incurable, often fatal, multi-systemic (affecting multiple organs) disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Dogs that survive usually have permanent, irreparable nervous system damage. As with all infectious diseases, clinical signs can vary. Dogs that recover from the disease are often left with persistent nervous muscular twitches and recurrent seizures. The virus can be transmitted through bodily secretions, and the shedding of the virus can continue for as long as 2 to 3 months with the most intense viral shedding occurring in the first 2 weeks of infection, which Sasha is now past. However, the distemper virus cannot live without fresh secretions of the host; and is inactivated within a few hours outside the living host’s body. Routine house cleaning should be sufficient when dealing with a dog who is distemper positive.​

Sasha is fully vaccinated, recently spayed, and although she is no longer showing respiratory symptoms of CDV, there’s a chance that her neurological signs could worsen. Her prognosis is still guarded but at this time she’s lively, relatively healthy, and a happy pup who deserves a forever home for however long she may have. Sasha is a sweet. loving, and has a great spirit about her. Like any pup her age, she enjoys playing and romping around, as well as a cuddle from her human friends. Sasha must be the only dog in the home as CDV is contagious. If you would like to learn more about Sasha, please contact us today. 

  • Can be both active and calm

  • Good with dogs

  • Good with kids 12+

  • Good with kids 6+

  • Needs an experienced owner

  • Not housetrained

Next Steps for Sasha

All adoptions are subject to approval and you must be 21 or older to adopt. We cannot guarantee the selection of adoptable animals at the time of any appointment and animals cannot be held for your visit. Our experienced Adoption Counselors will make every effort to match you with your perfect pet.

Social distancing protocols will be observed while on campus and face masks must be worn at all times. All visitors entering our facility will be asked to fill out a standard COVID-19 questionnaire and require a temperature scan. In the event that there are too many people inside, visitors will be asked to wait in their cars and will not be allowed to crowd around the entrance or front of the building.

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


The Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Canine Adoption Center and Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center are open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm with no appointment needed.

Social distancing protocols will be observed while on campus and face masks must be worn at all times.

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