In honor of the dog days of summer, we’ve rounded up six heart-melting pups available for adoption from New York and Long Island rescue organizations.
Help us find homes for these furry friends, or ask the pawesome shelters and rescue groups below about other snuggle buddies ready for adoption or fostering.
Teddy | Age: 3 months | Breed: Cockapoo
Why he’s paw-fect: Rescued from a puppy mill, Teddy was the smallest of his litter and sadly set to be discarded. But this super snuggly boy will melt your heart. He’s great with other small pups and loves his treats and fluffy beds. He can’t wait to book cuddle time with you!
Fetch him from: Jake’s Rescue Ranch; Nassau County, LI; Jakes Rescue Ranch
Penny | Age: 1 year, 1 month | Breed: Treeing Walker coonhound mix
Why she’s paw-fect: Penny is the cutest hound looking for a home! Rescued from an overcrowded shelter in North Carolina, she’s a sweet girl who would love a yard to play in and a family to cuddle with. Penny is priceless with other dogs and loves people of all ages.
Fetch her from: Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation; Hampton Bays, LI
Spice | Age: 4 months | Breed: Mix
Why she’s paw-fect: Spice is a total sweetheart who will mix well in almost any home. She gets along with other pups, is great with children and eager for training. She adores humans, treats, playing with toys and giving and receiving love. Spice has been attending loads of events lately and loves to charm the crowds!
Fetch her from: Bideawee; Manhattan and Westhampton, NY
Dexter Morgan | Age: 1 year | Breed: Beagle mix
Why he’s paw-fect: This handsome boy was found on the side of the road in Alabama, emaciated with a terrible case of mange. But now, thanks to the love of a foster family, he is thriving! Dexter is playful, friendly, energetic and very social with people and other dogs. He’s a big fan of cats, playing fetch and — above all — snuggling with his person.
Fetch him from: NYC Second Chance Rescue
Rocky | Age: 1 year, 9 months | Breed: Hound mix
Why he’s paw-fect: Rescued from Georgia, Rocky is friendly, extremely affectionate and one big lap dog at 50 pounds! Playful and curious, he loves toys, people and chasing his tail — ideal for an active family with kids 10 years old and up. Bonus? He’s already housetrained.
Fetch him from: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons; East Hampton, LI
Cooper | Age: 2 | Breed: Mix
Why he’s paw-fect: Smart-cookie alert! Cooper is a very affectionate and extremely intelligent pup who absolutely loves going for strolls. (He’s also neutered and up to date on his vaxes.) Cooper is best as the only dog star in a family — but he’ll light up your life all on his own!
Fetch him from: Cove Animal Rescue; Glen Cove, NY; 516-676-5913