Long Island Municipal Shelters
If you haven't found your perfect match or you just want to expand your possibilites, you can visit a local municipal shelter and save a life. There are lots of great dogs at these shelters who are there due to several different unfortunate circumstances.
It doesn’t hurt to look. You might even find your perfect match.
We suggest the following:
Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 51 Lamar St., West Babylon, NY 11704
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 643-9270
HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday 10:00 AM-2:30pm.
DIRECTIONS: Straight Path to Edison Ave. The shelter is five blocks off Edison Ave. on Lamar St.
ADDRESS: 300 Horseblock Rd., Brookhaven, NY 11719
HOURS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am-5:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 286-4940
Town of Huntington Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: Deposit Rd., East Northport, NY 11731
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 754-8722
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM-4:00 pm.
DIRECTIONS: Northern State of Southern State Parkway to Sagtikos Parkway North. Exit at East Northport Pulaski Rd. Follow to landfill and shelter.
Town of Islip Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 210 South Denver Ave., Bayshore, NY 11706
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 224-5660
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm.
DIRECTIONS: Sunrise Highway Service Road to Denver Ave. (just past Bay Shore Roller Rink)
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY
PHONE NUMBER: (516) 785-5220
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
DIRECTIONS: Southern State Parkway to Exit 28 South to Beltagh Ave.
Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 75 Marino Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050
PHONE NUMBER: (516) 944-8220
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm
DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 36 North Searingtons Rd. Make a left on Marino Ave.
Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 7150 Miller Place, Syosset, NY 11773
PHONE NUMBER: (516) 677-5784
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:30pm, Saturday 8:00am-2:30pm
DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 43 Plainview. Shelter is on the right.
Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: 410 East Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 360-7575
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, Saturday 8:00am-3:30pm
DIRECTIONS: Jericho Turnpike to Smithtown
Town of South Hampton Animal Shelter
ADDRESS: Lewis Rd., East Quogue, NY 11942
PHONE NUMBER: (631) 728-7387
HOURS: Monday - Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
Call ALL the animal shelters on this list: A lot of times a well meaning person will take a dog to their local town shelter, not necessarily the town the animal was found in.
Put up flyers EVERYWHERE!: A fluorescent poster board is more effective than anything else. Visit MissingPetPartnership.org for the most effective method of making posters and flyers. Be sure to place flyers in local vet's offices as well as any local emergency hospital.
Speak to your mailman and school bus drivers: They really are the eyes and ears of the community.
Place an ad in Newsday: Ads are free, but there is a small fee to add a photo. It is well worth it.
REMEMBER: It can take weeks to find a lost dog, but never give up.