According to shelter officials, the people who originally wanted him for breeding didn't come back for him within the seven-day timeframe, and they decided against adopting him after learning he was neutered, as per shelter policy.
So he's been there ever since, ever hopeful that another loving family will come along and take him home, to stay.
Most recently he was playing doggie ambassador for the TOB Animal Shelter at its booth at the Town's at in Lindenhurst.
According to shelter volunteer Christina Catalano, Dan is approximately two years old, very dog-friendly and quite the gentleman.
Dan showed off his short, dapper, gray and white coat, kind and mellow disposition and his knowledge of basic commands on Saturday, .
Be sure to click the images to see Dan up close. Or simply go to meet him. The shelter’s open between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Want to see more adoptable pets from the TOB Animal Shelter Patch spotlights? Check out the column.