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Posted on: November 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Smithtown Pet of the Week

Mia

Mia

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

 

Mia is a three year-old Female Pit Mix. Mia has a heartbreaking story, arriving at the Animal Shelter after she was hit by a car. Fortunately, she ended up with only minor scrapes and fractures in her foot. Her previous owner could not afford medical treatments, so she was surrendered to the Shelter as a result. Mia grew up as a yard dog, where she didn’t get much exposure to others. Despite initially being scared and injured, her time in the Animal Shelter has helped her come out of her shell, and she has shown how goofy, affectionate, playful, and loving she can be. Mia’s favorite activities include walks and playing with toys! She also adores getting treats and snuggling up with her favorite people. It takes her some time to get used to strangers, but once you become friends with her, she’ll reward you with kisses for life. Mia would do well in homes with non-dominant dogs that are her size.

 

If you are interested in meeting Mia, 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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