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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Naila M Sanchez

Thank you SO much for adopting... two!!! Your family looks so wonderful and I am blessed to have read your story! Your kids look just so happy... THIS makes me thrilled!! Thanks and God bless you all!!


You have two perious babies, they are blessed to have you and you are to have them. People like you make this world such a better place. I am happy for your Oliver he has a little friend God bless all of you guys!!!

Susan Guthrie

May God bless you and your family. What kind hearts you have to take in another rescue, and how nice that they have each other. Dogs are social creatures, and there should always be 2, if possible. You can see the love that you give them in their faces. May God continue to bless you so that the dogs have long lives with you.


AWESOME! (YOU and the dogs!) I have 3 rescues - Love them all!


Congrats on your new addition!!! You look like such a happy family! Glad Banksy and Oliver have each other!

Heather Montgomery

I am so happy that your doggies hit it off so well! Ya'll are very special people, thank you for the smile!

Patrick Oliver

Congratulations Bansky and family!


Thank you Diana and your family for adopting that cute lil guy and sharing your sweet family with all of us.