Dodger, displaced dog during hurricane Katrina, still hoping to find forever home


HOUSTON - Amidst the devastation of Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago, thousands of animals were suddenly homeless after losing their families during the disaster, never to never be reunited again.

One of the unfortunate dogs was Dodger, a Lab-Catahoula Leopard Dog mix.

Because of the overflow of stray animals in the region, many animals were transported to shelters around the country.

In May 2007, Dodger made his way to the Southold Animal Shelter in New York.

Ever since, Dodger has patiently waited for his new forever family.

According to the shelter, Dodger is timid with strangers, but the shelter also says to not let his initial shyness fool you because he warms up to strangers after a couple of treats.

“After you’ve introduced yourselves, he’ll get so excited to see you, his whole body starts to wiggle with excitement!” reads his Petfinder profile.

The shelter said he does great on a leash and they believe he would do best in a quiet home where there isn't a lot of noise or strange visitors.

They believe he’d prefer to be with a family that doesn’t have young kids.

For information on adopting Dodger, visit his adoption profile, or call The North Fork Animal Welfare League at 631-765-1811, ext. 1.

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