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Posted on: October 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Smithtown Pet of the Week

Valentina

Valentina

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

 

Valentina is a five year-old Female Shih Tzu Mix who lived a sheltered early life. She is learning to come out of her shell and blossom into her own. She came to the Animal Shelter when her previous owner realized that she could no longer provide her with the care she needs to live her best life. Valentina deals with chronic dry eye and skin infections, and a potential owner will need to be comfortable with providing her with eye drops, medicated baths and visits to the veterinarian. This extra bit of effort is absolutely worth it, as Valentina is a total sweetheart who is very gentle and loves kisses. She can be a little timid with other animals at first, but will overall do well with other dogs and cats in the home.


If you are interested in meeting Valentina, 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. 


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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