Pet Of The Week

November 18, 2020

Betty Boop, a 9-year-old female Pittie mix, was named the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week. She was found wandering around a local train station and brought to the Animal Shelter by a good Samaritan.

“This sweet girl is the ideal therapy dog!,” the shelter wrote in a news release. “Her eyes say it all, she oozes love and adoration for every new person she meets. From the first introduction, she is instantly attached.”

Betty Boop is very laid-back, great on a leash, and a stage five clinger on the couch, according to the shelter. She would do well in a home without children, and the shelter would prefer she be the only pet in the family.

“This lovely lady needs a home who is experienced with her breed and can provide her with a little bit of extra care and attention to help manage her arthritis issues,” the staff said.

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 the shelter’s Meet and Greet Room, the dog runs and the Dog Walk trail. Family Pet Meet and Greets and at-home interactions are also welcome and an integral part of the adoption process. Due to the coronavirus, the Smithtown Animal Shelter has had to restrict public access to confirmed adoption appointments and animal/wildlife rescue. Hours are currently Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings are by appointment only.

To inquire about the Pet of the Week or to meet your potential soulmate, call the Smithtown Animal & Adoption Center at 631-360-7575.

The Smithtown Animal Shelter’s primary concern is finding the perfect home for each animal that finds his/her way to it. The Animal Control Officers at the Smithtown Animal Shelter will go out of their way to ensure both the rescued and rescuer are made for one another. If you have other pets, you can arrange to bring your four-legged family member into the shelter or they can set up an at-home meet & greet to see how your prospective new addition does with other family members, pets or the household itself. Please allow yourself an hour minimum to meet with your potential new family member.

The shelter is also seeking foster volunteers. 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 time. Potential fosters need to have no other pets or young children in the home. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will hold a low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic at the Smithtown Animal Shelter on Dec. 2.

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