Dog Who’s Spent Half of Life in Shelter Ready for a Home

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Brando has spent nearly half of his life in a kennel, and it’s showing.  The usually happy dog is now growing distressed and has been spending most of his time in the back, away from potential adopters.  He desperately needs to get out.  Can you give him a home?

This American bulldog is three-and-a-half years old, and has spent half of that at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter on Long Island.

“It breaks our hearts because we know he will make an amazing companion, if only given the chance,” the shelter said on their Facebook page.  “Brando originally came into the shelter as a stray with a female dog who got adopted right away. Brando then was chosen by a rescue partner, but due to financial hardships, he had to come back.”


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“During his time with the rescue, he spent his days in doggy play groups and had a blast. Brando is a big boy, and he thinks he’s a lap dog, so young children who aren’t used to big dogs may feel overwhelmed by Brando’s size. But he sure does like little kids! Please, please, please consider this needy boy today! We’ve had enough of making him wait!”

If you would like to make this sweetie a family member, please call the shelter 516-785-5220.

Follow his Facebook thread here.