NHS Adoption Center




 Maya is a dog who loves loving! She's about 2 1/2 years old, with a brindle-and-white coat, and alert "radar ears" that won't miss a thing. She's housetrained and medium-sized, a great size for a house dog. She attended a recent adoption event, where she loved meeting people. She needs a home with no kids or other animals. She is a Velcro dog — she wants to stay right in your lap and is pleased to enjoy all the loving she can get. Especially tummy rubs! Maya was a wonderful mother to a litter of puppies, and now she's ready to find a forever home of her own. She's spayed, microchipped and up to date on her shots, and ready to devote all of her love to you.  Please come meet beautiful Maya!


Nassau Humane Society’s goal is to place our animals in their forever homes and in order to do this, we need to make sure that the dog or cat and the family are well matched. Our application process is necessary to achieve this goal. There are many variables that go into making these decisions so we review each adoption on a case by case basis. Our staff will respond to applications and inquiries via emails and phone calls as quickly as possible.

Here are some of our adoption policies:


  • Walk-ins are welcome during our hours of operation.

  • We do same day adoptions IF the pet is a good fit for your family. We strongly encourage you to submit an adoption application prior to your visit to help with the process. During busy adoption hours it may take much longer if the application has to be filled out and reviewed at that time.

  • While most of our available animals are at the facility, some that you see on the website may be in foster care.

  •  We want all members of the household (including current canines) to come and meet the dog when adopting so that we can be sure you have the perfect fit for your home.

  • Veterinarian records will be checked for all existing pets in the household. If your pet is not up to date on vaccinations or heartworm preventative, your adoption application will be denied.

  • If an animal has “special requests” such as a fence or no small children in the house, these guidelines will not be excused for any reason.

Nassau Humane Society reserves the right to refuse to adopt to anyone for any reason.