Adopt these pets for free during Clear the Shelters Day

In an effort to unite the shelters dogs and cats with new owners, Riverhead and Southold Animal Shelters, which are part of the North Shore Animal Welfare League, are teaming up with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 to host Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, Aug. 15.

[Related: Local animal shelters offering free adoptions as part of national event]

Here are some of the pets available for adoption:



4 years old – Female

American Staffordshire/pit bull terrier mix

At shelter since February 2014

“She loves kids. She’s overall a really sweet dog who just wants to cuddle and be near people.”



4 years old – Female

American Staffordshire terrier mix

At shelter since October 2014

“Lefty’s owners moved and left her behind. She was brought up with children in the house. And she loves to do the agility course here; she’s really good at it.”


Cinnamon “Cinnie”

11 years old – Female

Shiba Inu/American Staffordshire Terrier mix

At shelter since August 2011

“She loves to play ball. That dog will play fetch all day long.”



4 years old – Male

Bull terrier mix

At shelter since May 2014

“He’s just the sweetest. He smiles, and he does a real smile. He’ll do a real big cheesy grin for you.”



3 years old – Male

Chow chow/German shepherd mix

At shelter since November 2014

“Titan came into the shelter … completely bald and emaciated. We treated him and finally he looks like a healthy dog and he’s ready to find a home.”



9 years old – Female

Domestic shorthair

At shelter since January 2011

“Dixie just loves people. She’s been here a long time; she’s OK with other cats. She just really likes people.”


Molly and Amanda

Both 8 years old – Females

Domestic shorthairs

At shelter since December 2010

“They get along with other cats really well. They’ll certainly be easy to acclimate into a cat home. They like to be pet. They’re pretty friendly.”

*All quotes from Gabby Stroup, shelter manager