ADOPTED! *DOG WITH SEVERE NEUROLOGICAL ISSUES NEEDS PLACEMENT- FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED -PLEASE SHARE WIDELY NEW YORK- CONTACT Dave, 8 year young male staffie mix- excellent with other dogs and cats DAVEY UPDATE- From Mr. Bones & Co. and Rescue the Runway The latest addition to our One Lucky Pup program, senior Pittie, Davey, has been diagnosed with cerebellar abiotrophy, a genetic neurological disease. It develops when the neurons located in the cerebellum of the brain begin to die off. These cells affect balance and coordination. While Davey is losing his sense of space and distance, making balance and coordination difficult, he has a tremendous amount of love and light inside. His mind is 100% 'on', he is a loving, loyal dog who deserves to live out the last few months of his life knowing a home brimming with love and compassion. Davey is currently staying with our care partners, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, under the care of our fantastic neurologist, Dr. Abbie Lebowitz and her team. And so now, we are putting out the most difficult plea an animal welfare organization will ever ask for: We are looking for a very special home, one whose heart has the strength of a warrior, the kindness of a saint and the selflessness to put compassion above an inevitable grief. We are looking for a hospice adopter who will give Davey the home he has been waiting a very long time for. After living the last few years in neglect, mainly kept outside and suffering from heart worm, Davey was taken into the shelter system eight months ago by the North Fork Animal Welfare League / Riverhead Animal Shelter. When we found out about Davey, we worked feverishly to find a foster home for him so that we could take him into our program. When that didn't materialize, we took him in anyway, making arrangements for immediate treatment and lodging with our care partners because his needs were immediate. And tonight, from New York City, a city where the impossible is made possible, we are vowing to get Davey, a disabled senior Pitbull, a home, once and for all. We are asking YOU to take notice of this dog, let his image make a splash in your mind and share his story. If you have the time (are not gone more than 6-7 hours at time) have the space where he can be himself (a backyard of soft grass he can fall on and be silly and goofy without hurting himself while he plays) and the strongest of hearts so that you know when it is time to let go, please contact us. We will be with you through this process, we will stand beside you and we will be there with you when Davey reaches his finish line. If you, like us, believe the love Davey has to give will be well worth the impending loss, please email and If not now, when? To donate to Davey's care and our One Lucky Pup program, taking in dogs facing extraordinary challenges, visit
Desperate Dogs Of Long Island added a new photo to the album: Porgie.

Porgie, 1-2 year young male yorkie mix, weighing in at 15lbs
Porgie is great with dogs his size, and he loves his humans. Sweet as they come, his favorite things are going for walks, meeting new people, and being by your side. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and heartworm negative.
Please share his story widely- and let's find Porgie...his angel....
*Please note- if you own other dogs, a meet and greet is required with your dog.
**Porgie has not been cat tested.

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Desperate Dogs Of Long Island added a new photo to the album: Nana.

Nana, 3 month young female plotthound mix, weighing in at 15lbs
Nana loves everyone she meets, and she's a loving girl who loves to give affection and she's great with other dogs.
Please share her story widely...and let's find Nana her angel.
*Please note- if you own other dogs, a meet and greet is required with your dog....
*Nana has not been cat tested.

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