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Credit: Victoria Caruso

Spend a minute with us at The North Fork Animal Welfare League — a no-kill shelter with two locations on the East End. We visited the Southold shelter during daily play time, when lead dog trainer Matt Valentino puts the dogs into play groups to help socialize them and keep them calm.

Valentino gave us a tour of the shelter and introduced us to some of their newest members, a group of dogs playing outside in a green pen.

All dogs and cats shown in the video are available for adoption. For more information, visit