After two years at the Babylon Animal Shelter, Sandy the dog is still in need of a new home.
Kim Kaler, a shelter volunteer, said Sandy first arrived to the shelter in 2019, and since then has become very loved by those who work there, she said.
But no shelter visitors with the right knowledge, living situation and animal experience have stepped up to adopt her.
“It is hard for us to get her story noticed when there are so many animals in need of good homes,” Kaler said. “Sandy is a volunteer favorite who we absolutely adore and just want to make sure she is successful wherever she goes.”
She has spent the last three Christmases in the shelter.
The 4-year-old was brought in after being neglected, and left out in the heat and cold. She also developed heart worm, which has since been taken care of.
Sandy’s past makes her nervous around new people and situations, which is why she needs an owner who understands — and can help strengthen her trust.
As far as qualifications for her new home, Sandy needs to live with no other pets, she is best with older children, and a fenced yard to play in is a plus.
Those who would like to visit her at the shelter must undergo multiple meet and greets with Sandy.
The adoption fee is covered, there is a rescue group also willing to help, so fostering to adopt is an option and the adopter must be within three hours of the shelter. The Babylon Animal Shelter is offering three months of paid training to help with Sandy’s transition.
For more information, contact the Babylon Animal Shelter at 631-643-9270 and ask for Lyndsey.
Or message the Babylon Animal Shelter Facebook page set up for Sandy.
Top: A photo of four-year-old dog Sandy. Photo courtesy of Babylon Animal Shelter.