Pretinha’s Dreams for 2015: A Family


Each year, thousands of Long Island families consider adding a dog to their household.   Animal shelters and rescues have fantastic opportunities for families to rescue their pet.  I’d like you to meet a magnificent dog currently living in the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. Her name is PRETINHA.

pretina2“Happy New Year!  Something tells me that 2015 will be the year I find a family. My name is Pretinha! I am a Shepard/Labrador mix with the most beautiful (and unusual) blond, brindle coat. Long walks and chasing tennis balls are two activities I enjoy.  My dream is to live in a household with a family who loves and understands me. In return, I promise to provide my family with years of love, laughter, kisses and loyalty.

Romy, my human “buddy” at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, teaches me new tricks and keeps me company.  Romy and my other human friends prepared me to make a great family pet.  Now, the only thing I need is you.

Please share my story with everyone you know. This way, if they are looking for a fabulous dog, their search will be over when they meet me.  I’ve packed my tennis balls and am waiting eagerly for you to rescue me.”

More about Pretinha:  Four-year-old Pretinha is a sweet dog who loves people, tennis pretina3balls and running around the yard.  She walks well on a harness and is friendly with dogs she passes on the street; even so, she would prefer to be the only dog in the household.  This goofy girl is sprayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations and is our only remaining 2012 dog.  Pretinha has spent half of her life in a shelter, please help her dreams of a family come true. Consider adding this charming girl to your family. She would do best in households with children over the age of ten. She can live with cats.

Learn more about Pretinha by calling the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-785-5220. The shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, New York.