Sadie was,sadly, surrendered to the shelter when her owner moved and could not take her with him. She is a sweet, mature dog who leans in for petting and loves belly rubs. Sadie enjoys playing ball with our handlers, taking treats like a real lady. She will make someone a warm and wonderful companion. Could that someone be you? See more photos of her and other available dogs at our shelter by visiting the Adopt-a-Pet or Petfinder websites.
Nikko is the official “meeter – greeter” at the shelter. He spends most of his days in the office with the shelter staff and as a result has learned manners that would pay off in any home. He is playfully athletic but can also be a cuddly couch potato. He is the first dog you meet when coming into the shelter and hopefully he can be the one to accompany you out, too!click here.
After nearly six years at the shelter, King was adopted
and became one of our all-time “Happy Tails”. When he first came to the shelter
he was a strong and wild young dog in need of real training.In time, however, he became a true MVD (most
valuable dog), who was incredibly dog friendly and dog savvy.King was recruited to work with the handlers
in our “Progressive Pit Program” helping to evaluate new dogs as they entered
the program. In early March a wonderful young couple came to the shelter
wanting to adopt a dog that truly needed a lucky break. King fit the bill.
Although shelter staff and volunteers miss him, we couldn’t be happier to know
that King is loved and loving his new people.See more photos of him on our Happy Tails page and more success stories
of our other former shelter dogs.
Princess enjoys a walk on our nature trail with a trio of Shelter Connection dog handlers.
Our "Progressive Pit Program"
Rollie and Ozzie on a Pit Crew field trip.
The Shelter Connection's "Progressive Pit" program has been in full swing for several years now and in that time this socialization program has helped place many good dogs in loving, appreciative homes. To learn more about how we take our dogs "On the Road" and enhance their "Life Skills", view photos as well as a feature story and video posted on Port Washington Patch click here.
Maybe there's a place in your home for Jackie or Skyler
Jackie is a cute, smart girl, who we think looks like a pug-shar pei mix. She's a bit shy at first, but warms up quickly and then can't take her soulful eyes off of you. Jackie already knows some of her commands like sit, down and paw. Come to the shelter to meet her and see if she's your perfect match.
Sunny is a three year-old yellow lab who was surrendered to our shelter along with her companion, Brownie, when their owner could no longer care for them. She’s a playful, happy-go-lucky gal. Sunny already knows "sit" and is continuing her education during her shelter stay. Come to the shelter to spend some time with Sunny to see if she’s the one for you.
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Paws to Remember
In an effort to beautify our town animal shelter, to make it a warm and welcoming place to adopt a companion dog, The Town of North Hempstead recently dedicated a peaceful, outdoor seating area incorporating "Remembrance Bricks". These bricks can be engraved with a personal message honoring beloved pets or sharing simple, inspirational thoughts or messages for visitors.The Shelter Connection is sponsoring"Pavers for Paws",a program enabling the public to purchase a brick to help fund this garden seating area, while giving an enduring way to pay tribute to a loved one. Rembrance bricks can still be purchased in our ongoing program.
The Shelter connection is an all volunteer organization at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington, NY. We are a 501c3 non profit group working in cooperation with the staff of the town's public shelter. Our volunteers are trained as adoption advisors and dog handlers. The primary mission of TSC is to increase both the number & quality of adoptions. We also provide funds to improve the quality of life of the shelter dogs including the "Mend-a-Paw" fund for special medical and surgical needs of the shelter dogs. Secondary missions of our organization are to provide responsible care information, increase public awareness of shelter dog availability, and encourage humane education programs for people of all ages.
The Shelter Connection
PO Box 226 Greenvale, NY 11548
The Shelter Connection is an all volunteer nonprofit charitable organization. All contributions are spent on programs and services to improve the quality of life of dogs at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter.