Neglected Senior Dog Needs a Hero!

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 1:45pm

Not every visitor to the ASPCA Adoption Center in NYC sees something special in Britney, but a local artist did. Whoever adopts this sweet senior gets to take home a beautiful portrait of their new dog!

The artist chose Britney to paint instead of the hundreds of other animals in our care, and we think we know why. Britney’s life has been so hard.

When she came to us through Humane Law Enforcement last year, Britney was in lots of pain, suffering from multiple untreated conditions. But with ASPCA veterinary care and attention, she is now as healthy as possible. In her opinion—and ours—Britney is ready to find her forever home.

For now, Britney spends her days quietly sleeping in her habitat until it’s her turn to be walked. She seems to know that she doesn’t belong here. And yet, it’s been more than 200 days since she came to us. (Only one dog has been with us longer: Lady.)

Britney is not a difficult dog to care for. At 12, this low-key lady loves everyone she meets and wants nothing more than to sleep peacefully in a comfortable spot in a loving home. She’s good on walks, though she does bark at other dogs she meets along the way, and often lags behind to take in the scenery.

But Britney does need special food (at least for now) and twice-daily arthritis medication, likely for the rest of her life. That’s why she needs a really special adopter to make her golden years golden.

If you live in a six-and-up home and have a special place in your heart for seniors, this sweet Lab gal really needs you! She’s been through so much. Please share her on Facebook and Twitter, and help us give her a happy ending!

To adopt Britney, please contact our Animal Placement department in NYC at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900. 

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Brenda Boone

If i had not already adopted an older dog I would have loved to have her.. Mineis a shepard mix and i'd love to tell people that adopting an older or senior dog is well worth any extra time it may take. they are sometimes the better choice then a younger dog. PLEASE give them a chance. you won't regret it, I PROMISE you.


You are absolutely right Brenda. The best thing I ever did was adopt Gracie a 12y/o chihuahua.
She lived until 16 y/o and I miss her so much!

Rose Moreno

I have been waiting for an update on Britney. Just saw this. I would love to take care of her and spoil her I have 2 active Scottys. The only problem is I live in California. I have no problem with her needing medication. I took care of my 2 elderly dogs needing medications before they passed on. If adoption is not possible I would like to contribute to her care. Please let me know what I can do for her.

Jodie!/pilotsnpaws These guys will fly the dog anywhere within the US (I think). Contact them it may be worth a try. I've heard nothing but great things about this group.

Lauren Burt

I have 2 senior dogs and 4 senior cats! My eldest is 15, almost 16, and special needs, I got her about a year and a half ago... her life was not good before the rescue group saved her. She is living up her golden years happily with me in California... I would love to help with Britney as well.

Let me know what I can do to help if you Californians are flying her out/ adopting her.

lisa kelsey

im a cross country truckdriver. i would be more than happy to help transport any dogs to new homes. i have a 16 yr old yorkie that takes meds for same thing. my number is 573-208-8244 leave message if i dont answer as i work all hours


You are so sweet i really hope they let you have her i have four or i would try she looks like she could use a lot of love just want to let you no you are a sweet heart

Terri Lynn Suga...

I live in Tampa Florida and have no way of adopting Britney but if there is anything I can do to help with her care let me know.

Rachel Hodny

I would like to contribute to her care or for her transport to her forever home. Is there a place where I can send a donation?

Jennifer McCanney

I would love to adopt her but live in MI. If someone could get her to me, I would welcome her with open arms.