Shelter Dog Shows Off All His Tricks At Adoption Event But Doesn’t Get One Application

Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC are over capacity and in desperate need of adopters and fosters. The centers are currently caring for over 600 pets, which is double the limit. Dogs and cats are being kenneled in crates in hallways and in any open room.

In order to help more pets find loving homes, the rescue has lowered the adoption fee to just $5 for adult cats (over the age of 5) and large dogs weighing more than 40 pounds.

They continue to encourage people to adopt their loving pets and do everything they can to introduce the community to the available pets. One way is by attending adoption events at local businesses.

At one of those events, a friendly 4-year-old dog named Smokey patiently waited for someone to notice him. The energetic pup showed off all his tricks to anyone who would watch in hopes of catching the eye of an adopter.

@nycacc Smokey (ID 173919) is waiting at Manhattan ACC to be adopted! He is a part of our summer promotion. All large dogs over 40 lbs and adult cats over 5 years old have a $5 adoption fee. NYC licensing fees not included. Visit for more information. #nycacc #nycevents #nycdogs #boroughbred #nycsummerevents #nycthingstodo ♬ original sound – marymacsbeloved

Sadly, he didn’t receive one application and is still waiting for his special someone.

A staff member at ACC shared that Smokey is “a lovebug through and through” and has “equal amounts of love to give and energy”. His perfect partner will be an active person or family who will take him on adventures and show him the world during the day and then snuggle together at night.

Photo: Animal Care Centers of NYC

He loves toys and belly rubs and promises to be a good boy if someone will just give him a chance. Learn more about how to adopt him here.

Animal shelters across the country are overcrowded, so please consider adopting or fostering to help save lives.

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