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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Parker

Parker the Petite Pup

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, a little guy who has been through the ringer, Parker.

Parker is a 8-9 year old Male Chihuahua Mix. Sadly, he is a COVID-19 orphan who lost his owner to the disease 2 months ago. His 2 geriatric doggy siblings went into foster care, while Parker was brought to the Animal Shelter. Parker is an absolute love mush who loves all people, and most other dogs and cats! Parker has a heart murmur that currently does not require any medications, but this may change in the future. Parker does have food aggression, so he cannot be placed in a home with small children. It may require a bit of extra attention and care to meet all of Parker’s needs, but the extra work is worth it when he snuggles up with you. Parker has been through a lot in his little life, and all he wants is love, attention and a comfy lap to sleep on. We know his hero and forever home is out there for him somewhere. 

If you are interested in meeting Parker, 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. Family Pet Meet and Greets and at home interactions are also welcome and an integral part of the adoption process.

COVID-19: Foster Opportunity:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our Animal Shelter has had to restrict public access, including our loyal volunteers. If you have no other pets or young children at home, and are looking for a way to serve your community in this time of crisis, 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). 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, public access is restricted to confirmed adoption appointments and wildlife/domestic animal rescue only.)

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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