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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Barney

Barney

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


Barney is a handsome ten-to-twelve year-old Male Dachshund Mix who was found homeless and never claimed. We’re looking to find him a happy ending in a caring furrever home. He loves being around people, going for walks, and getting treats! Barney is friendly and loyal with an energetic spirit. Barney seems to have slight hearing and sight impairments and arthritic hips, so any potential owners should be mindful of these hurdles. Barney would do well in a home with quiet dogs his size and without young children.


If you are interested in meeting Barney, 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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