Amid pandemic closure of animal shelter, Brookhaven Town seeks fosters and adopters for certain dogs

FARMINGVILLE, NY ( / — The Town of Brookhaven Shelter and Adoption Center is closed during the pandemic, but the Town needs people to step up and foster or adopt certain dogs.

The town announced today it needs people to adopt or foster medium- to large-sized mixed-breed dogs.

"Some of the dogs require a single-pet household as well as some that get along with other dogs. There are also dogs with some behavioral issues such as anxiety, guarding of food, toys or space, stranger reactivity, or some barrier reactivity and will require a very specific type of home," read the Town's announcement.

The town said anyone interested in adopting or fostering should complete the Brookhaven Animal Shelter’s online “Matchmaker” application at Potential fosters/adopters will be required to make an appointment to visit the shelter for a "meet and greet" along with any other members and/or dogs that live in the household, as well as provide proof of home ownership or written landlord/homeowner approval.

The Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is closed to the public until April 1. Those still interested in adoption, foster care and questions on redemption can call the Animal Shelter during business hours at 631-451-6950, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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