Why doesn’t anybody want me? Dog has been homeless for a decade

Why doesn’t anybody want me? A question a dog, homeless for a decade, must surely wonder. The dog, named “Dodger,” has been at the North Fork Animal Welfare League, in Peconic, New York, through his adolescence, the prime of his life, and now, his twilight years (according to the shelter, Dodger arrived after Hurricane Katrina and has been there ever since).

The following information was posted to Facebook about the long-time shelter resident:

He is an older guy now. The good: He walks great on a leash is very clean in his kennel. Loves walks and car rides. Dodger needs to be the only pet in a home, He also cannot be with young children as he is not a fan of tail pulling or pinching. His perfect person would be willing to come meet him a couple times feed him cookies and build a friendship (which really only take a few cookies).

Dodger’s biography on the shelter website states, “Dodger quickly became a staff favorite not only from his personality, but also because he walks excellent on a leash, and knows basic commands.”

Dodger needs to be in a home – enjoy what remains of his life with a person who is his very own. Please share Dodger’s information and help him find a home. Facebook thread here.


Adoptable shelter dogs at this shelter here.

165 Peconic Lane
Peconic, New York 11958


Homeless dog sick and at risk at busy animal control

Update: Rescued – moved to the “safe” album on the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page.

A homeless dog at a busy animal control agency in California is at risk of losing her life. The two-and-a-half-year-old dog named “Canela,” has been at the Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena since September 8, and during her stay, she has fallen ill.

On September 26, the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page wrote,

CANELA has been so sad she ended up catching a cold. She is so smart that she spits out her pills no matter what they are given in. This girl is externally special but she is sick and if she starts refusing to take her meds she will need help fast!

Canela has done nothing wrong – nothing which warrants her life being ended. Unfortunately, it is a sad reality that dogs are put down if they get too sick, or if there is no room, at animal control agencies. Please take a moment to network Canela’s adoption information and help her find a reputable rescue agency, or loving adopter, before it is too late.

The following information has been shared on Canela’s behalf:

She is already spayed, loves kids and other dogs and she’s compact and adorable, knows sit and shake! Please SHARE for her life, she is VERY special.

Petharbor link here. CANELA – ID#A4991032/Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566
Ask for information about animal ID number A4991032