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Adopt Aloha

Female Shepherd (Unknown Type) /Labrador Retriever 



Say hello to our very sweet, insanely cute (those ears!), special needs pup, Aloha. Though still a young pup at just 1 year old, Aloha does not get to act like it very often. She has had a rough start in life. After being rescued from an abusive home in Georgia she was taken to a kill shelter where she was finally rescued and brought to NYC, but her journey to find a fur-ever home continues. Due to her past abuse, Aloha suffers from severe social anxiety and is fearful of people, unexpected noises and movements. Though she is afraid, Aloha is never aggressive or destructive in the home. In fact, in her foster home she has become quite the cuddle bug and can often be found climbing into her foster mom’s lap and following her around to check out what she’s up to. Aloha gets along great with her foster-dog sister and enjoys playing with her fluffy squeaky toys and bully sticks. 

Due to her anxiety, Aloha does not enjoy the loud city life – she’s more of a suburbs girl and would feel happiest and safest in a quiet home with a fenced-in yard where she can get the playtime & exercise she needs. We believe there is a special someone out there that’s just right for our girl Aloha, and can give her the compassion, patience, and love that she has seen too little of her in short life. Until then, we are doing everything we can to keep her as happy as possible and are working to help ease her fears with a combination of medication and a specialized behaviorist trainer.

Aloha is a very special girl who needs a very special person to commit to supporting and caring for her and continuing to find the right mix of remedies to give her a happy future. Her special needs will require a bit more patience, dedication and attention, but she will give you back her love and loyalty in spades. If you’re an experienced dog owner who is able to provide Aloha with the support and dedication she needs, then please consider meeting this sweet girl and giving her a new lease on life. ***Aloha must be placed with an experienced dog owner who currently has ONE OR MORE well adjusted, playful dogs. 

* Check out more pictures and videos of Aloha on her Instagram page Aloha_Shelterchic to get a sneak peek of this girl’s super sweet personality.

If you think you can give Aloha all the love she deserves and would like to meet her, please go to or follow the link below to complete an application to adopt.

***PLEASE do NOT email to ask if the animal you are interested in is still available. Just check Petstablished, if they are there, they are available! Please note that 3rd party adoption sites take 6-12 hours to refresh. and are 4+ months out of date. Please do not apply for animals you see there without checking they are on the Petstablished website first.


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If you have questions about Aloha please contact Shelter Chic



Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Brown/Chocolate - With Black
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

Shelter Description

We are a unique rescue, aiming to appeal to people who typically buy from pet stores and breeders. We want to promote adoption in a positive and fun way. We have the same goal as other shelters- to find homeless dogs and cats their forever homes, but we want to change the stigma some people have towards shelters and its animals by creating a chic place that people will want to go to.
We are always on the lookout for animal lovers who are interested in fostering our pets. Please contact us if you would like to assist us with this or other volunteer opportunities.

Shelter Driving Directions

Our animals are currently in foster homes.

Areas Served

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Adoption Instructions

Fees: Cat Adoption fee $150; Dog Adoption fee $250; Puppy Adoption fee $300

Visit us at to complete an application for adoption or email us at with any questions.

All adopters must have an approved application before they can meet our animals. To be approved you must provide professional references, detailed information about your home and past/current pets.

We also conduct an over the phone or in person interview with each adopter.