Overlooked Pets In Long Island Shelter In Need Of Loving Homes

Sophia Hall
October 19, 2019 - 5:00 am
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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- Some dogs are housed in shelters and in a blink of an eye they are adopted, while others sadly wait for years to find a loving home.

At the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter, there are a few overlooked pets.

WCBS 880's Sophia Hall met a purebred American Staffordshire Terrier affectionately named Peppa -- like the character "Peppa Pig."

Peppa is a very happy dog, but she is one of the canines that has been at the shelter for many years.

Although they care for her wonderfully at the shelter, the cutie is looking for a forever home, says the shelter's director Jenna Givargidze.

"She's a great couch potato, she is a clown. She will make you laugh all day," she said. "Peppa's wonderful."

There's also Zeus. The very obedient dog has been at the shelter for eight years.

He was found outside wandering around, but was never adopted.

"He is a dog that requires a very specific type of home. He needs to be an only pet child in the home. He loves people, he's got his commands down to a T," Givargidze said. "He's grown up with us here, he's like family to us."

The shelter is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

To contact the shelter, dial 311 within the town or 516-869-6311.