Sparky, a 7 year old Dalmatian mix, is available for adoption at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and financial aid is available to his new owner.

A neutered black and white male, he has been at the shelter since March 25, 2011, when he was surrendered by his owner to a town shelter.

At about 70 pounds, Sparky has a lot of energy. Going for walks are among his favorite activities.

“He is a little territorial of his cage and doesn’t seem to like walking past other dogs,” the staff said. “We would suggest a home without dogs or cats.”

Sparky is a scholarship candidate and his application fee is being waived.

ARF recently launched its scholarship program in hopes of finding all of its animals loving homes as quickly as possible. It is designed to help older animals and some of special needs animals find homes.

Sparky is eligible for a free annual exam at ARF, along with vaccines and heartworm test. His owner can also buy discounted flea/tick/heartworm and other medications that are prescribed at time of annual exam.