After 952 days in a shelter, no one has come to adopt Dinah

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In a shelter in Smithtown, New York, Dinah waits for someone to call her own. After 952 days in the shelter, the five-year-old dog is often seen leaning on the fence or sitting at the end of her kennel run staring out and looking so sad.

“Pick me, love me,” Dinah’s pleading brown eyes ask whenever anyone looks her way.

Dinah rushes over to the edge of her cage, tail wagging and eyes alert, but then they turn around and walk away. Since February 10, 2014, when Dinah was picked up as a stray, she only has the Smithtown Animal Shelter to call home, and although staff and volunteers try their best to show Dinah the love she deserves, it’s not at all like being home. dinah-needs-a-home-2

Wondering what this girl is like? According to the shelter, the sweet five-year-old dog loves toys, the snow and being around people. She absolutely loves belly rubs and would do well with an active adult family – runners, hikers or maybe train her to be a scent dog or agility athlete? Playful, smart and very easy to train, Dinah does well with other dogs, but would be most successful in an adult only home with no cats.

Read more about Dinah on her own Facebook page. Please share her lonely story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and doesn’t Dinah deserve more than a shelter cage?

Dinah is spayed,  weighs approximately 60 pounds, is a bull terrier /shep mix.
Approx. DOB June 2011
Arrived to Shelter: February 10, 2014

Smithtown Animal Shelter
410 E Main St
Smithtown, New York
(631) 360-7575

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5 replies
  1. Penny's Dachshund says:

    Sad as this post is I have to commend the Shelter for taking the LIFE & Soul away from this lovely and lonely Lady!!! There must be someone out there that would just cherish and give their own Heart & Soul to this beautiful girl!!! Come on out there in N.Y. Step up to the Plate someone!!!

  2. Maureen Oleary says:

    I’m surprised that this dog Dina is still waiting for someone that will love her. She’s been in the shelter for 952 days. It must seem like an eternity for Dina. Please check her out, she’s friendly, likes tummy rubs. Loves toys. Very playful. Please see it in your heart to think about having this beautiful dog. She has so much love to give. PLEASE ADOPT FOSTER RESCUE SHARE SHARE. THANK YOU.

    • Trista Starks says:

      OREGON WILL TAKE HER & THEY AS WELL AS SW WASHINGTON ARE NO-KILL. Also, there is not as much of a stigma but really a big plus to have a ‘rescued’ dog. Please contact ‘Derek Vanweerdhuizen’ who is the admissions supervisor & community service advisor & lend-a-paw coordinator at Southwest Washington humane society. His phone#360.213.2621-Direct or 360.693.4746 ext 309 & email is


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