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Want to adopt a pet? Here are 7 lovable pups to adopt now in New York City

Want to adopt a pet? Here are 7 lovable pups to adopt now in New York City
Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on May 15, 2020.

Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some delightful doggies up for adoption? There are dozens of darling dogs up for adoption at animal shelters in and around New York City.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes. Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs currently available for adoption.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Kiki, Labrador retriever mix

Kiki is a female Labrador retriever mix being kept at Animal Lighthouse Rescue.

Kiki loves other dogs; Animal Lighthouse Rescue, however, thinks she will do best in a home without small children. She is already house-trained and vaccinated.

Here's what her friends at Animal Lighthouse Rescue think of her:

This girl is a ball of fun. Kiki loves meeting new people and getting as much playtime as possible. It’s safe to say Kiki is the life of the party. At only 7 months old, she will need an owner who can take the lead on her puppy training and create a good routine with structure. 

Read more about Kiki on Petfinder.

Otis, Plott hound mix

Otis is a male Plott hound mix staying at Zanis Furry Friends ZFF, Inc.

Otis loves other dogs, cats and kids. Have no fear: He's already house-trained. He already has had all of his shots, and he's neutered, too. Otis is a special-needs pet, so please inquire about his specific care requirements.

From his current caretaker:

Otis is such a good little boy. And while he may not be able to use his back legs very well (likely due to being hit by a car), he makes up for it in heart. He's great with other dogs, kids, and loves everyone he meets.

Apply to adopt Otis today at Petfinder.

Harpo Barx, Maltese and poodle mix

Harpo Barx is a male Maltese and poodle mix being kept at Waggytail Rescue.

No other pets please: Harpo Barx is looking for home without other dogs or cats. He would also prefer a home without small children. He has mastered his house-training etiquette, already has had all of his shots and is neutered.

His current caretakers say:

He is a snuggly lapdog, but needs help with introductions to new people. Harpo is an absolute angel in the right, quiet, relaxing environment. However, he has snapped in the past when people aren't slow and misread his signals. He hasn't bitten his current foster and is very loving and comfortable in her quiet home. 

Read more about Harpo Barx on Petfinder.

Bowie, cocker spaniel mix

Bowie is a lovable male cocker spaniel mix staying at Animal Lighthouse Rescue.

Bowie is happy to keep company with other dogs. He has mastered his house-training etiquette, and he's already vaccinated and neutered.

From Bowie's current caretaker:

He is friendly and gentle, not to mention very handsome! It’s the senior rescue pets that truly give you loyal companionship. Bowie just wants to be near his people and enjoy life at his pace.

Apply to adopt Bowie today at Petfinder.

Putt Putt, chihuahua and corgi mix

Putt Putt is a female chihuahua and corgi mix currently residing at Waggytail Rescue.

Putt Putt loves to socialize, and she loves other dogs. She is spayed and vaccinated. She has mastered her house-training etiquette, too. 

Notes from her caretakers:

Putt Putt is a real dog's dog and absolutely loves being around other pups. She will be a great friend to your resident dog or a great addition to your pack! She takes treats very gently, is a very dainty eater, is super curious around the house, and very playful.

Read more about Putt Putt on Petfinder.

Max, Doberman pinscher and chocolate Labrador retriever mix

Max is a sweet male Doberman pinscher and chocolate Labrador retriever mix staying at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

Max is the life of the party — he gets along well with other dogs. He's already house-trained and vaccinated.

Here's what Max's friends at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC think of him:

Words can't describe how we felt when we laid eyes on Max. The extent of his neglect was so evident, yet this sweet boy was still capable of loving his rescuers. Max was emaciated, had serious skin infections, pressure sores and anemia, but happily, he is already on the road to recovery.

Read more about how to adopt Max on Petfinder.

Ellie, pit bull terrier mix

Ellie is an adorable female pit bull terrier mix staying at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

Ellie loves kids, cats and dogs. She has been vaccinated, and she's mastered her house-training etiquette.

Notes from her caretakers:

This beautiful girl was not surviving very well on her own in the streets, and she was severely emaciated. But she has received the best veterinary care, and her bags are packed and she's ready to set out on the road to happiness in a forever home.

Apply to adopt Ellie today at Petfinder.


This story was created automatically using local animal shelter data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.