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Adopt a New York City shelter dog for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

These shelter dogs need a good home—in honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, find out how you can adopt one of these pooches from New York City's ASPCA.

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Berry, 4½, spayed female
This adorable pit bull mix can be a little shy at first, but she warms up when playing with other pooches.

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Blanco, 9, neutered male
If you’re looking for a devoted pup, consider this bichon frise mix: He loves to cuddle.

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Brad, 2½, neutered male
Don’t let the baleful photo fool you: Brad, a young pit bull mix, is a bundle of energy and very friendly.

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Cagney, 1, spayed female
You’ll have to be a little careful with this friendly pup: Cagney likes playing with her people, but she gets nervous around unfamiliar sights and noises.

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Dotty, 7, spayed female
In addition to having a killer smile, this friendly shepherd mix already knows some cool tricks, including how to sit and shake hands.

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Joey, 8, neutered male
If you're looking for a well-behaved pup, look no further: Joey, a Cocker Spaniel mix, is a friendly little dude who won't try to lead you on your daily walks.

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Lady, 8, spayed female
Lady, a pit bull mix, needs a lot of love: She was rescued by the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement agents. Despite that, she’s a friendly pup who, according to the ASPCA, “has lots of kisses for everyone she meets.”


Petunia, 4, spayed female
This affectionate pit bull mix likes playing with other dogs and getting a good belly rub every so often.

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Shakes, 8, neutered female
This gal needs a comforting home: The miniature poodle is a bit nervous, and would do best with people who can help her overcome her fearfulness.

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Snowball, 8, neutered male
Snowball is a chatty, West Highland terrier mix who really enjoys going for long walks.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than by bringing your own shelter dog home? The ten pooches here are all up for adoption through the ASPCA (424 E 92nd St between First and York Aves; 212-876-7700, adoptaspca.org; Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 11am–6pm), and each one is up to date on his or her shots. When you adopt, you're also entitled to a free follow-up with the ASPCA's on-site vet, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.