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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Zeus

Zeus

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Zeus!


This handsome three year-old Male Golden Retriever was rescued from Florida and later surrendered to the Animal Shelter. Zeus is sweet, affectionate, and naturally craves human contact and company. Without the proper socialization he should have received in his early years, Zeus became a bit timid and jumpy about the world around him. Although he has made progress in a short time, he will need a strong and experienced leader to help him gain the confidence to enjoy the world as every dog deserves to. 

 

Because of his fears, the preferred home for Zeus is one with no children or other pets. 

This dapper dog is currently being treated for heartworm disease. Due to his treatment, Zeus will only be available for a foster or ‘foster to adopt’ home, until his treatment is complete and he is cleared to be neutered.

 

This poor boy has had a rough start to life…let’s write him the happy furr-ever after ending he truly deserves!

 

If you are interested in meeting Zeus, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with him in a domestic setting, which includes our Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs, and our Dog Walk trail. 

 

Additional Foster Opportunity:

If you have no other pets or young children at home, and are looking for a way to serve your community, please consider signing up to be a foster. Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, and dogs in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for extended periods of time.

Download the Foster Application at:

https://www.smithtownny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4325/Foster-Application

 

Thinking About Adoption:

The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to us. The Animal Control Officers and Kennel Attendants at the Smithtown Animal Shelter will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. 

 

Residents who have other pets can arrange to bring your four-legged family member to the shelter or set up an at home meet & greet to see how your prospective family member does with other family, pets and the household itself. Please allow yourself an hour minimum to meet with your potential new family member. 

 

Hours at the Smithtown Animal Shelter are currently Monday - Saturday 10AM - 3PM. (Sundays and Wednesday evenings: by appointment only).

The Smithtown Animal Shelter must continue to practice social distancing, safety guidance and indoor mask guidelines to best protect the animals and staff. While we are open to the public, we ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment. 

To inquire about the Pet of the Week or to meet your potential soulmate, please call the Smithtown Animal Shelter at 631-360-7575

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