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Dog in urgent market for fresh new life: Rescuing Poker

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In Brookhaven, Long Island, Poker uses every "dog look" she can to get the attention of would-be adopters as they pass by her kennel at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter. No one stops to greet her or play.

Is it because she looks like a pit bull? Poker is listed as a terrier mix.

Is it because the puppies get all of the attention? Poker is barely three-years-old.

Poker certainly sounds perfect. Here is her evaluation report:

"Poker is a great ball of energy and tons of fun. Poker is now in the market for a new fresh start at life. She is absolutely adorable playing ball; she will sit and be your best buddy. With so much love to share and loyalty to be had Poker will make someone a fabulous companion and best friend. She is short but stocky and about 40 pounds of love. She is approximately 3 to 5 years young, heart worm negative and will be micro chipped and spayed.

A volunteer who has met and socialized with Poker states the dog is quiet; rarely barks or makes a fuss.

If there is another dog in the family, the shelter would require a "meet and greet" before any adoption.

Poker's story has been shared nearly 10,000 times and not one person has come forward to offer this dog a new life. Please share her photo and this story with your friends, coworkers, and family.

Follow this dog's quest for a new home, by clicking here.

As of this time, the Brookhaven Animal Shelter has waived all adoption fees. Funds have been pledged by animal advocates if a qualified rescue organization would like to help this dog.

For more information about Poker:

Office: Brookhaven Animal Shelter
Location: 300 Horseblock Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
Phone Number: (631) 286-4940

Please refer to #13-58-7687.

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