Hennessy Needs a Hero!

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:45am

On a cold December day last year, eight-year-old Hennessy came to us limping and suffering from multiple untreated conditions. In January our veterinarians repaired her torn ACL and gave her other treatment she needed. Almost two months after arriving at the ASPCA, Hennessy was ready for adoption.

But though she’s one of the world’s most loyal, sweet-natured and easy-to-care-for dogs, Hennessy has been waiting almost 10 months to find a home. She needs to be an only dog and she takes two medications (though they’re inexpensive and she takes them so nicely!), and that means lots of people pass her by without noticing how great she is.

How great, you ask? Hennessy’s biggest fan at the Adoption Center, Behavior Department Manager Marny Nofi, says Hennessy is housetrained, smart, quick to bond, and very eager to please. And while she has some pep in her step, she’s a fairly low-key dog who loves to lounge around with something good to chew on—perfect for city, country or suburban life.

Like most adopters, Marny didn’t notice Hennessy’s particular charms at first—then she started working with her for our talent show.

“Right away, I knew she was special. In just two short sessions, she already was catching on to the tricks I was teaching her.” Marny says. “You know she loves you back when she does her little dance when you go to see her: She’ll hop around in a circle with a big goofy smile on her face.”

“I expect she’ll be a very polite and easy dog in the house,” Marny tells us, adding, “How can you not get hooked on a dog that shouts ‘I love you!’ in her behavior every time you see her?”

We don’t know, Marny! All Hennessy really wants is a family (teens and up without other dogs, please) and we know they’re out there. We’re hoping you’ll help us find them.

This diamond in the rough needs a home, and she doesn’t deserve to keep waiting. So start sharing, tweeting and emailing! It worked for Britney, Reina, Tammy, Spruce and many other ASPCA pets. Let’s make it work for Hennessy!

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please someone out there give this precious doggie a great home everyone needs a great home,family and some 1 special to love them praying some 1 can help:) god bless.


Beautiful story.. Hoping this loving dog gets a loving family. I read these stories all the time and it breaks my heart. I have 2 cats at home, so unfortunately I wouldn't be able to take this pup in. I love the work that the ASPCA does for these animals. So nice to see people with such kind hearts. Keep up the great work!


What a Sweet story on Hennessy. I would definately adopt her but I live out of state & I have a almost 7 year old Lhasa Apso. I think it's Great that You all @ the ASPCA gives out Excellent Info. on who, other pets, etc. that CAN adopt the dog that is featured!! WAY TO GO!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!


Where are you located. I know a perfect family for Hennessey. Let me know.


This dog is special! I hope she someone loving adopts her soon! Wish I could. :( But I'm praying for you, sweet Hennessey!


Interesting! I'm glad that Hennessy is doing well in his new home!