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Posted on: October 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] LOKI The Miracle Dog


Loki made a miraculous recovery... Now he needs a Family all his own

Loki, a 5 ½ year old, Male/Neutered Lab/Shepherd mix came back to the shelter a few months ago. This usually very lovable and playful boy was not himself. The resident Vet ran a number of tests and blood work hoping to identify what was wrong. Loki was diagnosed with Aspergillosis, a very deadly infection in his nasal canal. Early diagnosis and treatment were a key factor for this particular infection.

Loki received the surgical procedure that has a 85% curative rate on the first treatment. He was nursed back to health and hand fed by the Kennel Attendants, under constant supervision and has begun putting weight back on. Loki’s will to survive surpassed all of the odds stacked against him. He is a miracle and now we’re asking residents to help Loki find a home where he can truly thrive and be loved by a family all his own.

Loki has a few more check-ups but all of his doctors say he is healthy and they expect a full recovery. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.

The Smithtown Animal and Adoption Center is in search of a foster-to-adopt home for LOKI, the Miracle Dog. A Foster to Adopt situation, means that the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will work closely with the family that takes Loki in, to ensure he is doing well, assist with any medications and veterinary expenses until Loki has made a full recovery and can be permanently adopted.

A Little about Loki's personality: Loki is the world’s most perfect family dog... Great with kids of all ages! He will gladly sit and roll over around children with open bags of snacks in anticipation of a belly rub instead of treats. Loki loves playing with stuffed animals, burying his favorite toys and wants nothing more than to wake up next to his soulmate for the rest of time.

If you are interested in meeting Loki or any of the wonderful rescue dogs or cats at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center, please call ahead to book an hour to properly interact with the animals in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs and our Dog Walk trail.

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Centers primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or we can set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family members, pets or the household itself.

To Inquire about Loki or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575. For more information please visit the Shelter's Website at:

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