Three years and still he waits – unwanted, overlooked shelter dog

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A dog who is just four years of age has spent the last three years of his life living in a lonely kennel run at a shelter in Long Island, New York. The dog, named “Elijah,” does not have his own family, his own toys, or even his own bed – instead, his “home” is the Brookhaven Shelter.

On Thursday, the Desperate Dogs of Long Island Facebook page, which is helping to promote Elijah for adoption, described the sadness of a shelter volunteer, “She holds him close, holding back her tears… and she promises him every day, a family will come to take him home. Months pass, and she still promises- and he waits with her, because he believes in her- but a family…never comes.”

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And another day passes, and soon those days turn into years, and more nights spent all alone- with only a blanket on the floor to comfort him. How much longer can he believe her? No one wanted him then…and no one…wants him now.

Elijah is described as a healthy boy who longs for love – Elijah already knows his commands and he loves to please. Visitors are sure to encounter Elijah’s wagging tail and may even be treated to one of his kisses.

Interested in helping this special dog? Please call 631-451-6950 (when calling the shelter, please note the time of your call and the name of the person you spoke with)

*Brookhaven shelter is now open 7 days a week- their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-4, Thursday 9:30-8, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4

“as published on Examiner.com

4 replies
  1. Carolyn Scott says:

    Is Elijah OK with a small dog/or any other dog and cats? What is the likelihood of assisting with getting him to Alberta Canada ! ? I am not certain of any airline that might be willing to help and can someone help check this info. for me? I am praying that there might be someone to help in this respect ? We are in a beautiful rural area in Northern Alberta, Canada and we are in need of a large dog, because of crime. Last year one of our Rottie’s passed away (12 yrs.old), her sister just passed away in April of this year (13 yrs. old) . I would give this baby the most loving home that will make us all cry. Elijah deserves this…please can something can be arranged for an airline to get him up here???

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    • Maureen Roy, South Grafton, MA says:

      CAROLYN SCOTT you need to contact the Rescue group directly if you haven’t already. Google “Desperate Dogs of Long Island” or go to their Facebook page. From above article:

      Please call 631-451-6950 (when calling the shelter, please note the time of your call and the name of the person you spoke with)

      *Brookhaven shelter is now open 7 days a week- their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-4, Thursday 9:30-8, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4

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