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Posted on: June 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Smithtown Pet of the Week

Betty Boop

A Beauty Named Betty Boop

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, the lovable Betty Boop.

Betty Boop, a medium sized eight year-old Female Pit Terrier Mix, was found wandering around a nearby train station, and was brought to the Animal Shelter by a Good Samaritan. This sweet girl is the ideal therapy dog! From your first introduction, she becomes instantly attached. You’ll find it hard-pressed to walk away. Betty Boop is very laid-back, great on a leash, and a stage five clinger on the couch. She does have some arthritis issues, but this is manageable with a little bit of extra care and attention. Betty Boop would do well in a home with children, but deserves to be the only pet in the family.

If you are interested in meeting Betty Boop, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her 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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