Long-Timers Waiting To Be Adopted


All of these animals have been waiting for over 6 months for their forever homes. Their adoption fees are paid for by Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue. Any animal who has waited over a year also goes home with a free bed, food, toys, treats, collar and leash. If you’re interested in adopting or fostering, please contact Venessa at livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com.

Maci – 1 year old – Good with dogs. No cats. Waiting 182 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1289107484469577


Maggie – 9 months old – No dogs. – Waiting 186 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=412860492094285


Joy – 4 years old – Good with select dogs, cats and kids. Waiting 188 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1289107484469577


Lilac – 5 years old – Good with most dogs and kids. No cats. – Waiting 278 Days


More photos and bio – https://www.facebook.com/pg/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1207441812636145


Rory – 7 years old – Good with all. – Waiting 299 days


More photos and bio – https://www.facebook.com/pg/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1209542025759457 


Onyx – 2-3 years old – Good with dogs and kids. No cats – Waiting for 497 days


More photos and bio- https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1051316894915305 


Yahtzee – 3-4 years old – Good with select dogs and kids. No cats – Waiting for 548 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1008947509152244


Cali – 4-5 years old – Good with all, but would prefer to be the only dog in the home – Waiting for 608 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=957838114263184



Sweet Pea – 4 years old – Good with dogs. No cats. – Waiting for 686 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1062556720457989



Shadow – 3 years old – Would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Good with kids over 8. – Waiting for 765 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1058385634208431


Desi – 3 years old – Would prefer to be the only pet in the home. Good with kids 10 and up.  – Waiting for 1017 days


More photos and bio: https://www.facebook.com/IslipAnimals/photos/?tab=album&album_id=766664993380498




Please consider one of these animals! Give them the chance no one else did.

To see more adoptable animals, click here.

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Long-timers Waiting at Islip Animal Shelter

You were cold and lonely, roaming the streets, dodging cars, hiding in the woods,  and trying to find your way back to where you came from, but you couldn’t remember how. You were confused and didn’t understand why someone left you, dumped you, ignored you. You were picked up by a nice man wearing brown, who picked you up and put you in a big truck. You were scared, but it was warm in there and you were happy to see someone. They brought you to a building with all different abandoned animals, just like you. They got you cleaned up, got you healthy, gave you food, and put you in your own cage. It wasn’t so bad at first. You got to make new friends with the dogs next to you. You got some lovin’ from the humans who fed and cared for you. Volunteers would take you out to play sometimes. But over time, you watched all your dog friends leave their cage. And they wagged their tails as they met their new family, and then you never saw them again. They got to go home. And you watched hundreds of dogs go home. But not you. You’re still in your cage, and even though it’s warm and safe in there, you want a home and a family to be with. You’re bored of being in a cage. You want it to be your turn. You’ve waited long enough.

Welcome to the life of an animal shelter long-timer.

I did a segment on shelter long-timers in the past, and someone suggested changing the term “Long-timer” because it has a negative connotation. But I don’t think I will change it, because in all honesty, it is a very negative situation, and people should realize that. We consider any pet that’s been waiting for 6 months or longer a long-timer. Some of these animals though have been waiting for their home for years. Every day they get their hopes up to get out, but instead are passed by and ignored by the public. It’s no fault of their own, it’s just the sad reality of it. Some pets just aren’t as desirable to the general public as others are. I’m sad to say that a bunch of the dogs we featured as long-timers last year, made the list again this year.

Although I’m always thrilled to see any animal get adopted, it still breaks my heart a little when an animal who has only been waiting a week goes home before the one who has been waiting nearly three years. And it seems that no matter what we do, we can’t get people to focus on these long-timers. We try new photos, videos, flyers, free adoptions, and for whatever reason, they still get overlooked. I hope this post won’t get over-looked the way they have been in the past, and I hope this encourages people to pick the animals who need it the most. Below is a list of the dogs that have been waiting for more than 300 days. Adopt one today for free.


My name is Hazel and I’ve been waiting 1047 Days!!!!


Can I go home now? I’ve been waiting for forever! I came to the shelter as a puppy and got passed by for so long. I’m about 3 and a half years old now and just want someone to play with, a place and human to call my own. I’ve been practicing my commands and I’m ready to show off. I know sit, down, come and stay. I can walk nicely on a leash and I’m eager to please – especially if it means I get some treats!

The volunteers take me out every week and I love to play with as many toys as I can while I’m out. When I’m done playing, I get lots of love from them and it makes me really wish someone would take me home and give me that love all the time! I’ve watched a lot of dogs leave, a lot of them grow up and go home. When will it ever be my turn?



My name is Momma and I’ve been waiting 721 days.


I came to the shelter very pregnant and gave birth to a litter of 10 puppies. I got so much attention when they were born, that I thought for sure someone would want to take me home. I even walked the red carpet and showed off in front of a big crowd of people, but instead, everyone wanted my puppies. No one wanted the mommy. One by one all my puppies got adopted, and there I was, still waiting. I’ve been waiting 721 days in my cage. And I’ll be honest, I’m getting really tired of it.

I love when the volunteers come and take me out. They let me run around and have fun. But they also make me work to learn commands. They say it might help get me adopted – I hope so, I’m trying my hardest! I know sit, down and come, and I’m learning stay. I know I can do it! I’m willing to try anything to get adopted. I know I’m not young like a puppy anymore, and I know someone was mean to me and cut my ears off, so maybe I look a little funny, so I try extra hard to get people’s attention. When people walk by I bark so they notice me, then when they stop I smush into the door hoping they reach in and pet me. (The shelter employees tell people not to do that, though. Shux.) I’d do anything to have a home and human to myself. I’m worth it!


My name is Jenny and I’ve been waiting 690 days.


It’s not that I’m anti-social, I just really like to snuggle and burrow in my blankets. People pass by my window because I’m usually asleep. I can’t help it, I’m a lazy cat… that doesn’t mean I don’t deserve a home! I’m middle aged and have lots of life to live and love to give. I’m a bit on the bigger side, in fact I’ve been on a diet for some time now. But I hope that’s not the reason no one wants me! That’s just not fair! Do you have a blanket for me at your home?

My name is Desi and I’ve been waiting 682 days.


I was only a puppy when I got to the shelter. I was about 6 months old and really scared and confused. No one ever socialized me, so I didn’t know how to act around people. I just get so excited to see people, I can’t contain myself! I’m working on it though!

I’ve been waiting for 359 days. In that time, I’ve grown up quite a bit. I even grew into my ears, kinda. I still have lots of energy, but the shelter volunteers get me out every week so I can run it off. They’re also teaching me commands! I know what the “sit,” “down” and “come” words means, and when I do it right, I get a treat! If you see me out of the cage, you’ll see me running around, playing, and having fun. But when I have to go back in the cage, I’m usually sad and quiet. I wish I could stay out of the cage forever.


My name is Freckles and I’ve been waiting for 406 days.


I thought for sure I would be adopted quickly since everyone kept telling me how cute I was. But, days and days went by, then months and months… I don’t know why no one wants me? I’m cute and always happy to see people, and I would love to play with you. I know my sit and down commands and will be happy to show off for you, especially for food. I’ll even let you put a sweater on me! There has to be someone out there for me…


My name is Jack and I’ve been waiting for 375 days.


I started my life as a feral cat until someone had me neutered and then eventually took me to the shelter. I didn’t know what I was missing. I get fed everyday, people pet me and I even get a comfy bed. I’ve seen a lot of kittens go home, and I’m wondering when it will be my turn.


My name is Sweet Pea and I’ve been waiting for 351 days.


Is black dog bias a real thing? Because no one seems to want me. I’m a good girl, I love to play and run in the yard. I also love to be pet and give kisses. I’m even dog-friendly! What more could you want? Everyone just walks past me. Is it because I’m a black dog? or is it because I’m a Pit Bull? Either way, I want to go home!


My name is Scout and I’ve been waiting for 335 days.

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I used to live a bad life with an owner who was a real butthead. Since I’ve been at the shelter, I’ve been SO happy! I wag my whole body when I see anyone walk by. I can’t help it! I just love people so much. I try to show off in my cage, and if you take me out I can show you all the commands I know, like sit, down, paw, come, and stay. Oh yeah, I know roll over too! Isn’t that cool? I thought that’d win people over, but no one really gives me the chance to show off. Or the chance to love you unconditionally. Give me a chance!



Just a reminder – all of these pets are paid for by Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue.

For those pets who have been waiting over a year, they also go home with a bag of food, bed, toys and treats and a collar and leash.

If you’re interested in adopting one of these dogs, please contact the shelter at 631-224-5660 or email livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and be more than happy to show any of these dogs out of their cages.

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Dog and Cat Friendly Adoptable Dogs



Bessie is a pretty Pit mix who is between two and three years old. She recently had puppies but is done with that now and is spayed and ready for the good life! She is super sweet and submissive. She loves treats and will sit for food. She gets along with dogs, cats and kids.




Cali is a happy, friendly Pit mix who is about three to four years old. She seems to have had a litter of puppies recently, but is now spayed and ready for a real life. She loves people and loves squeaky toys. She tested well with cats and dogs and would do well with children. CALI’S ADOPTION IS PAID FOR!!!




Desi is a female Pit who is about a two to two and a half years old. She grew up in her cage, entering the shelter at around 6 months old. She is a good girl who is in training and getting proper socialization. She knows her sit and come commands so far. Desi is an active girl who would do great with some room to run around. Desi needs a home without little children (7 and under) due to her energy and strength. She tested well with dogs and cats. DESI’S ADOPTION IS PAID FOR!!!


Hasbro (formerly named Tortellini)


Hasbro is a handsome male Pit mix who is friendly and happy to be with his humans or to be chasing after a toy. He is a little bit dopey and clumsy but he means well. So far he knows his sit command and will sit for treats. He’s about a year old. He’d do best with kids 5 and up just due to him being clumsy and silly. He gets along with other dogs and cats.




Queenie is an awesome girl who is only about a year to a year and a half old. She is a tall girl who had her ears cropped off and could use to gain a few pounds, but she’s still stunning! She has the most gorgeous eyes! She is still pretty shy but very sweet and loving. She warms up with a little love and affection and will be happy to give you kisses. Queenie tested well with cats and dogs so far but would prefer a calmer dog. She’d do best without little kids around until she gains her confidence back.




Rhonda is a big beautiful girl who is about 5 years old. She is a sweet girl who loves people and gets along with cats. She gets along with most dogs too. She weighs in at over 80 pounds, and can be a strong girl when she wants to be, so she’d be best in a home with older children for that reason. Though she is strong, she’s really just a gentle giant and is usually easy going and just wants to be right by your side. Rhonda knows her commands, like sit, down, come and kiss. She’s working on her stay command. She’d be happy to show off for you, especially for a treat. RHONDA’S ADOPTION IS PAID FOR!!!




Roger is a handsome boy who is under a year old and would love a real home to grow up in. He is a happy and playful boy who still has his puppy energy. He’d love a family to play with and teach him his commands. Roger gets along with dogs and cats and would be fine with children.



Scout eyes

Scout is a gorgeous female Pit mix who loves people and is always wagging that tail. She knows her sit, down, come and paw commands already and just learned roll over too! She is eager to please and very food motivated. She tested well with cats and most dogs. She would do best with kids over 5 just due to her strength. She can be on the stronger side but is a big love and just wants belly rubs and kisses. SCOUT’S ADOPTION IS PAID FOR!!!




Shadow is a 1 and a half year old mixed breed who is happy to see everyone he meets. He is a playful dog who would do great with some room to run and play. He is knows his basic commands such as sit, down, and come. He walks beautifully on a leash, especially for a dog his size. He gets along well with kids, cats and dogs. SHADOW’S ADOPTION IS PAID FOR!!!




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Hazel’s 1000th Day in the Shelter

On June 14, 2013, the shelter took in a stray dog. She was a scrawny, young,  petite American Staffordshire Terrier mix with gorgeous hazel colored eyes. We named her Hazel for that reason. Hazel was roughly six months old when she came to the shelter. She was shy and skinny and unsure of her surroundings. Here are her first photos:

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Hazel began to get comfortable with the people who work at the shelter, including myself, even though I only saw her once a week. I’d take her out for new photos and some playtime. She quickly proved herself to be a very playful, happy dog.



In the first few months that Hazel was at the shelter, she tested well with dogs, cats, and kids. She passed all of her evaluations. She was quiet in her cage and a very sweet, well-behaved dog, who we thought would be a quick adoption. Being a young dog who gets along with everyone, it shouldn’t have been hard to get her adopted. But, for some reason, everyone passed her by. No one showed any interest in her. More and more time went by as she waited in her cage.

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Over time, her personality changed little by little. By the time she was there a year, she had changed her mind about dogs and cats, something that can easily happen after such a long time of not being able to socialize enough with other animals. By the time she was there for two years, she started to guard her bones, something that happens often when a dog is in a shelter setting. They try to protect the only thing of value they have. It makes perfect sense really, but because of that, she needs a home with older children who know not to bother her when she is eating or chewing on a bone.  She had gone from an “easy adoption” to a “difficult adoption.”  These difficult adoption dogs are great dogs. Don’t let the term fool you. She is a wonderful dog, who is still sweet as can be, loves to cuddle and give kisses, and lives for playtime in the yard. She is still friendly with every person she meets, including kids. She just needs a very specific type of home now.

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A few months ago, we thought we had found that special home for her. A couple came in and met with her, fell in love, filled out the application, got approved and decided to take her home that same day. Everyone at the shelter and all the volunteers were celebrating, crying happy tears. Her day had finally come…


In only four days, they called saying they didn’t want her anymore. We were all instantly filled with disappointment. We were all heartbroken, some of us enraged – myself included. I’ll be the first to admit, I handled that news horribly. But, it was warranted. A dog that I had worked with for almost three years, a dog I knew, a dog I helped train, a dog I vouched for, was coming back because the people who promised to help her, gave up and lost patience on her in only four days. No dog adjusts to a new home in less than a week’s time, especially not one who has basically spent its entire life in a cage. This was probably Hazel’s first real home – her first yard, her first couch or bed or kitchen, her first chance at a real life. And after four days, they took that away from her. I was devastated.


After a fit of screaming and slew of profanity, in time I calmed down and walked to her cage. When I saw that face looking up at me as if to say “what did I do wrong,” I lost it. I’m losing it right now thinking about it. The tears were streaming down my face. I felt so hopeless, like I had personally failed her. I think we all felt that way. But, we accepted the situation and moved on and have been trying to find her the right home ever since.

Today Hazel is celebrating her 1000th day in the shelter. 1000 days in a cage.

This dog deserves so much more than just a cage. She’s sweet and smart and eager to please. Hazel knows her commands thanks to the volunteers working with her every week. She is a master at Sit, Down, Come and Stay. She also walks beautifully on a leash. She is always eager to work for food. Hazel has actually been used for training demos and has shown off to crowds of people.



Hazel is beautifully behaved for her baths. In fact, she really enjoys them.


Hazel has spent way too many holidays at the shelter, and celebrates in style. She lets us dress her up with ease.

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Hazel loves meeting new people and loves presents. Around Christmas time she got a visit from Valerie who donated a blanket to each shelter animal. Hazel was more than happy to try them out and say thank you.

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She has been a staff and volunteer favorite from the start, and continues to be.

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Hazel is now just a little more than three years old. After 1000 days in a cage, she is more than eager to find her forever family. Hazel is spayed, mirco-chipped and up to date on her shots. Her adoption fee is paid for by Live.Love.Bark and she goes home with a bed, bag of food, toys, treats, a collar and leash, and local pet professionals have offered free dog walks and help with continuing her training.

If you’re interested in adopting Hazel please visit her in person at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center at 210 South Denver Ave. in Bay Shore, NY.  Can’t adopt but interested in fostering her? Contact Live.Love.Bark at livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com.


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The Fourth Annual Holiday Pet Toy Drive

Christmas is still a few weeks away but the holidays are starting early at the shelter! Only one more week until we celebrate by welcoming the public into our shelter and collect donations from our generous supporters.

Saturday, December 12th, will be our fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive! I can’t believe this is year number four.  For those of you reading who haven’t been to this event in the past, let me tell you a little about it. (For those who have been, read anyway.)


The idea for this event began the first Christmas I was at the shelter, after I had went out and bought some Christmas stockings for our long-timers. I used those sparkly glue pens to write their names on them.  It was just a way to decorate the cage so that maybe more people would notice them.  It seemed to be such a big hit. And honestly, after seeing how cute and festive the cages looked with them on there, I ended up feeling bad for the rest of the animals, so I went out and bought stockings for their cages too.  So, nearly 80 dog and 20 cat stockings later (and over $100) everyone had their own stockings waiting to be filled.  (What a sucker.)


Eventually the idea progressed and turned into an event where people come and stuff the stockings. The first year we did pretty well, especially since we weren’t sure what type of response or turn out we’d get. Since then we’ve collected more and more items each year. We’re at the point where we now collect enough toys to last the whole year. We also have been collecting more and more food and cleaning supplies too each year.


I think the reason this event has been so successful, other than everyone being in the holiday spirit, is because the public gets to come in and see our animals. They get to see where their donations are going – or who they’re going to, rather. It’s a little more rewarding when you can match your donation to a face and personality, instead of just a name.


Through the years the attendance has skyrocketed and grown to include families, churches, school groups, local organizations, previous adopters, local businesses and supporters from all over New York. We are blessed to have so many amazing supporters and outstanding local businesses who want to help by donating raffle baskets or prizes to us, from gift cards to  baskets for dogs and cats, to baskets full of holiday goodies, to toys and games for kids, and everything in between. This year we already have over 30 prizes to raffle off and we’re still collecting! This year we also have some additional sponsors, aside from Live.Love.Bark  who has sponsored this event for the last two years (going on three now). The money they pay to sponsor the event helps us raise monetary donations which will be used for various things that we don’t get donated, such as heartworm preventative, flea and tick medications, wellness products, etc.  With 70+ dogs and cats to take care of at a time, we go through supplies so quickly and these donations help us afford all their needs throughout the year.


So, what makes this year bigger and better than last year? Well, for starters, all of you! We’re sure we’ll have even more people come down and donate, especially since in the last year our following has increase by nearly 2000 people! Another big thing is the amount of raffles we have this year. We had so many donated that we’ve decided to use the second viewing room for them. In that room we’ll have the raffles displayed, you can buy your tickets there, and we’ll also have merchandise for sale in there including shirts, hoodies, calendars and bandanas for your pets.

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Where the raffles were last year – in the main lobby – we’ll be collecting any donations that aren’t going in the stockings. Not sure what else we need? Here’s a list of items we’re collecting:

Toys – We LOVE Kong toys.
Bones – We LOVE Nylabones
Food – dry or canned dog and cat food
Laundry detergent – HE please
Dish Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Pet beds

Please DO NOT DONATE Beneful food, raw hide bones/treats, or tennis balls.

Beneful makes our dogs sick.
We only use raw hides for testing purposes so we don’t need excess.
We still have TONS of tennis balls from last year that we haven’t gone through yet.


Other things you should know:

WE WILL NOT BE OPEN BEFORE 11AM on this day. We need time for the employees to clean cages, feed the animals, give out any medicines they need, etc. They’ll be too busy to do that once the event starts, so in order to give them enough time, we won’t be letting anyone in until 11am. Plus it gives the volutneers time to set up all the raffles and merchandise.

We currently have 101 animals in the building . This number will definitely change before the 12th, as it fluctuates daily, but as of right now we have 64 dogs and 37 cats. Not all of those cats are up front for you to see (mostly because of space, but also because some are not up for adoption yet, some are recovering from illness, etc.) We will have extra cat stockings hanging around the cat room and in the hallway for the cats that are in the back.

Raffle winners will be drawn around 2:00 pm. Be sure to come buy tickets before then if you want to win! You don’t have to be there to win. We’ll contact you if you win and aren’t present.

December 10th is Heather’s birthday. December 13th is Joanne’s birthday.  Heather works in the main office and Joanne is the shelter Supervisor. If you see them, wish them a happy birthday!

The people walking you through and helping you are all volunteers. They work their butts off to them. Say thank you. 😉

2014 Toy Drive

We’re so excited to see all of you. If you have any questions, call me (Venessa) at (631) 224-5485 or email livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com


We’d like to again thank our sponsors:

Live.Love.Bark Dog Rescue

Andrea DiLoreto

Diane L Roach

Bill Holland of Cavalier Homes

Good Mojo Printing

The Tantone Family

Youth Enrichment Services (YES)



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Are you being pet racist? 

Black Dog Syndrome is when a black dog is passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals. For the purposes of this post, when we use the term “Black Dog Syndrome” we’re also including black cats as well. Both seem to have a harder time getting adopted than those pets lighter in color. 

Though Black Dog Syndrome isn’t always a problem at the Islip Animal Shelter, we do seem to have spells where we have an exceptional amount of black (or mostly black) pets overlooked. Are people really racist when it comes to choosing a pet?

What is the reason that these animals are overlooked?
There are a number of reasons we can list for this problem. Here are just some reasons we found while searching the web:
1) Black dogs are often portrayed as aggressive in film and on television. The bad guy in a movie is always the one wearing dark colors. Same with the dogs. The aggressive dog is always a darker color, compared to say a happy yellow Lab as your typical American family dog, or to Lassie, an American Hero.
2) Some people believe that potential owners associate the color black with evil or misfortune (similar to the common superstition surrounding black cats.)
3) Photo profiles of dogs on the shelter websites never look as good for black pets. Because black pets do not photograph well, lighter-colored dogs and cats have an advantage with potential adopters browsing the site. – (This is very true. Being the one who takes the photographs of the dogs, I can totally agree, black pets are harder to photographer. Their photos don’t come out as nice as I ever want them to, and they never do that pet justice. You really need professional experience and equipment to photograph black animals.)
4) If the kennels are in dark areas, these dogs seem to be lurking in shadows (even if they’re not), and they simply don’t “show” as well as lighter-colored dogs. In improved lighting conditions, like outdoors on a sunny day for example, someone might see the beautiful rich luster of a black dog’s coat, however the lighting in many shelters is not optimal, and this works to the disadvantage of darker dogs.
5) Black fur shows up on everything. We’ve heard that excuse multiple times. For those who don’t wear black every day like I do, I suppose you do notice black fur on your clothes more than tan or brown? I don’t know… hair is hair, you’ll still be covered in it no matter what color it is…
Scientific studies have shown that people see dogs with light coats as more agreeable, conscientious, and emotionally stable. People feel they’ll make a better pet all-around.
Well, that’s just simply not true! We have a bunch of amazing dark-colored animals for adoption who will love you just as much as any other colored dog or cat. They are smart, well-behaved animals who are tired of being overlooked.
Open your mind, your heart, and your home to one of these animals today!

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These animals are available for adoption or foster care. If interested in them, please visit them in person at 210 South Denver Avenue in Bay Shore, NY. Or shoot us an email at livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com.


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12108961_10203600707938250_5686922976441196880_n11098261_10204805388438158_3592732802965012672_nCinnabon is an adoptable dog waiting at Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, located at 210 South Denver Avenue in Bay Shore, New York.


  • Cinnabon is a female Pit Bull mix.
  • She’s roughly four years old.
  • She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on shots.
  • She is also on monthly heartworm preventative.
  • She has been waiting for a forever home since November 6, 2014.
  • Cinnabon loves people and has done well with children, too.
  • She is a very active, athletic dog with a lot of energy to burn.
  • Due to her energy level, she’d do best with children 5 and up.
  • Cinnabon needs to be the only pet in the home.
  • Cinnabon is a part of Live.Love.Bark’s training program.


  • Sandy knows the sit, down and come commands.


  • She walks nicely on a leash.
  • She is easy to re-focus and is food motivated.


  • Cinnabon is very well behaved during bath time.



  • Cinnabon is a wonderful model, and loves to ham it up for the camera.

“Make sure you get my good side.” 😉

Sometimes she’ll even let you put a headband on her…


But then again… sometimes she won’t… hahaha

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  • Cinnabon is still young and loves her playtime. She loves toys of all kinds, especially squeaky toys, and would love a yard to play in with someone to play with.



  • After playtime, she enjoys rolling over for belly rubs.


  • Cinnabon has just begun her agility training! She is the perfect candidate for it.


  • Cinnabon’s adoption fee is paid for by Live.Love.Bark, which means she is FREE to an approved applicant.
  • She also goes home with a free collar, leash, bag of food, bed, toys, and treats.
  • Live.Love.Bark will also offer help continuing her training.


Cinnabon’s ideal home would be a home with an active couple or family. If the family has children, they should be over the age of five. The home can not have other animals in it. She would prefer a fenced in yard, but walks nicely on a leash so she would do fine without one, so long as she was walked and exercised regularly. She would make a great running partner with a little leadership.

If you are interested in adopting Cinnabon, visit her in person at Islip Animal Shelter.

If you are interested in fostering Cinnabon, contact livelovebarkdogrescue@gmail.com.



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