The dog is an adult male black-and-brown hound mix, according to the shelter.
Mike Maddaloni, who helped rescue the dog, writes:
“What a great dog … Took a little while to gain his trust, but after giving him water and pasta, he warmed up to us, sat near our cars, and tried to get in our cars to go ‘home.’
“Just really sad but it gives us hope that he will find a new home …He’s a very healthy dog, meaty, between 4-5′ long, big, strong, shiny coat, I don’t think the photos do him justice.
“Good temperament, responds to commands, no wounds, etc, and most important is a bird watcher he snapped his head around at every bird that flew overhead or by us)!”
If you know anything about this dog and possible owner, please call the shelter at (201) 229-4600. The shelter is located at 100 United Lane, Teterboro. (Thanks, Mike!)