ASPCA Happy Tail: Banksy Revealed

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 2:45pm

During Diana M.’s first visit to the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, she met Banksy, a small, lively pup she first saw on our website. Soon, Banksy joined her family, and he fit right in. Diana shared the following story with us:

We wanted a companion for our current dog Oliver, who is also a rescue. We also felt it was important to adopt and wanted to give a dog in need a good home.

Banksy by far was our favorite from the beginning. He was a bit bashful, but after seeing him at the ASPCA we knew we wanted him. We talked about it often during the week and, the following weekend, we returned with my resident dog, a Dachshund and Beagle mix named Oliver, to ensure that it would be a good match.

Banksy and Oliver hit it off immediately, and we fell in love. We knew we wanted to take him home right away. The Adoption Center staff was extremely personable, helpful and knowledgeable. It was evident that Banksy was very much loved and cared for, and that the first priority of the staff was to ensure that he had a good home.

Banksy 's new family

Bansky adjusted to his new home quickly. By the second day, he was accepting treats from us, and it was clear he was feeling more and more at home. Once he got to know us, he was extremely affectionate. He likes to jump on us all the time and gives tons of licks and kisses.

Oliver and Banksy are great companions; they've even switched beds and chew toys and love to run outside together. As Oliver is a bit older, I think it makes him very happy to have playful Banksy as a companion.


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Dear Diana, Can you even begin to imagine how happy your "happy tail" and beautiful photograph makes me feel? I am just thrilled for your absolutely adorable, sweet dogs, Banksy and Oliver. How incredibly lucky they are to have you! What a perfect family you make--so kind and compassionate and understanding and loving. Bless the 4 of you. This is an inspiring adoption story.


Congratulations on your absolutely adorable addition to your family! He is just too cute! So is Oliver, too.


Diana, I love that BOTH your dogs have the ballet dancer turnout, just like my rescue Chiweenie, Izzy. I will be getting her a puppy of her own soon and hope my story goes like yours. Enjoy your doggies. They are both adorable and lucky to have each other -- and you guys!


Nothing like a happy this case a new beginning for Bansky..Love is awesome!


Congrats on your adorable family! :-)


Thank you for rescuing not one, but two dogs. You are wonderful people and the dogs look so happy. Bless you!

Maria Williams

It is reassuring to see there are some really good, kind, loving people in the world. Thank you for sharing your story and for adopting these two precious little doggies. All of you look very happy together. God bless you.


I'm so happy for you, Diana. Your heart is full of love and compassion for dogs. You can feel that Oliver needs a companion. Just like humans, we also need a companion. God bless you and your family.

Tina Sibbitt

Congrats on the new family member! Good looking group, human & canine! And good for you for creating a pack for both Oliver and Banksy. I wish more folks would realize that dogs need a pack and companionship when their humans are at work or otherwise away. And they exercise each other just in case they don't get a walk that day! Bonus!


It's great that you rescued both of your babies. It's the only way to go! Banksy and Oliver are really lucky to have the both of you. Your two little ones's are precious.