Shelter Dogs from Puerto Rico Expected to Come to UWS on Saturday

Tania Isenstein with a dog from Puerto Rico.

Camp Canine at 46 West 73rd Street is teaming with other organizations to help another dog shelter in a hurricane-battered region. About 25 dogs from shelters in Puerto Rico will be arriving at Camp Canine on Saturday afternoon, according to Tania Isenstein, the owner of Camp Canine. They’ll probably be there between 4 and 6, though that’s not definite yet.

“We need to get these dogs off the island and start raising funds to reconstruct our facility,” Isenstein said in a statement.

The adoptions will be handled by Animal Lighthouse Rescue, which works with a sister shelter in Puerto Rico that was destroyed in Hurricane Maria.

To sign up to adopt a dog, go to Animal Lighthouse Rescue. Camp Canine also helped shelter dogs after Hurricane Harvey.

Camp Canine is helping raise money for the shelter with a Fitness Unleashed event on Tuesday, October 17.

“‘Fitness Unleashed’ participants will meet outside Camp Canine, located at 46 West 73rd Street, at 6:30 p.m.for a short warm-up walk to Central Park. Once there, Trainers in Transit will lead 45 minutes of circuit training that will include cardio drills along with strength and flexibility exercises for dogs and their owners.”

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    1. Wendy says:

      Too many Dogs, already in shelters in N.Y.C.; the past 2 years or so. I’ve read @ other Dogs from other places, inc. a foreign country; shipped to N.Y.C….What @ Budgerigars & Canaries to adopt ? How many human Puerto Ricans moved to N.Y.C., this Month — after that ‘cane ? El Barrio, N.Y.C.’s already crowded….

    2. Independent says:

      No one else moved to comment by that face of the dog in the photo? Makes you want to reach into the screen and pet it!

      Always nice to hear about pet adoption, which, as a rule, would seem considerably more responsible, humane and beneficial to society than buying. I would just caution, though, for anyone considering a pet, to be sure you are ready to take-on the long term responsibility and commitment involved.

      (Remember, specifically, that every puppy, kitten or other young animal will, before you know it, mature into an adult and with age, comes the increased likelihood of health problems and complications. I would hardly be the first to note the sad and unfortunate phenomenon of people who, infatuated with the charms of infancy, acquire a puppy or kitten, only to lose interest in and too-often even abandon the poor creature after it has matured.)