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Shelter Pet of the Week: Senior Dogs from LAP

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so take a look at these older dogs with the LAP who would love the comfort of a real home to live out the rest of their days.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so we are re-featuring a great senior couple at the , Jack and Samantha.

These two older dogs have been sitting on the cold, hard floor of the shelter for the past year and still are yet to be adopted.

These two were raised together since they were puppies, and came to LAP when their owner was evicted and had to give Jack and Samantha up for adoption

Samantha is a 10-year-old Rottweiler mix who has a calm and sweet nature.  She would love an owner who would be loving and patient, and could provide a home without too many stairs. Though she came into the shelter a bit heavy, Samantha has now slimmed down to a more healthy weight.

Jack is an 8-year-old Rottweiler mix who is slightly impaired by arthritis, and is reserved and less tolerant of handling than his sister because of the lumps and bumps on his body.  He would do best in a home without other dogs (besides Samantha) or small children.

All they need is a kind owner or foster parent to care for them, and all of their medical expenses will be covered by LAP.  Ideally, the same person would adopt or temporarily care for both of them, but if they needed to be separated, shelter staff at LAP would accept that as well, as both dogs have already been through the worst by losing their owner and home.

If Jack or Samantha would not be the best fit for you, come in and meet Rockford, a spry and forthcoming seven and a half year old boxer who would befriend you in a heartbeat. He was given up by his owner when his owner’s landlord said he had to be given up. For a smaller dog, you could meet eleven year old miniature pinschers Flash and Junior, who were relinquished together and would like to be adopted together. They're playful, spunky and love to cuddle. Sarah, a quiet, yet affectionate nine year old Rottweiler is also ready to finally have a home after she suffered from dry eye at the shelter.  Currently she is flourishing in the comfort of a temporary foster home. She walks well on a leash and would make a great walking companion. All of these dogs are housebroken, and have lived in homes previously. They just need love and a warm place to rest their grey chins.

If you would like to care for Jack and Samantha, or another dog in their golden year, contact at 631-757-9373, or email them at  dogs@laphuntington.org.

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