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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I would love to contribute to this sweet baby. Is there a direct way to give to her fund for transportation/medication?

malinda dotson

i would take her,i have 2 dogs already but id be glad to keep her for the rest of her days,i cant pay for her to come here but if there was a way to get her here?

Tammy Rizer

If a fund is being set up for transportation for this beautiful senior dog I would be interested in helping in some way of a donation. Please let me know if she will be traveling to her forever home and some help is needed. I can't take her but would absolutely would love to. Please let me and I see others know. Thanks Tammy in Wisconsin

Kathryn Mariani

If I were in NYC I would take her. I have a huge yard fenced in here, I live in Tampa. If there were a way to get her here. Otherwise I HOPE someone takes her.It breaks my heart she doesn;t have a home.

shawn sinner

how would i go about adopting this ol girl?


I see that many people are willing to give her a home, but were unsure of transportation to another city. It looks like there is a company that will transport her for them. Has she been adopted yet?

Lynne Pistilli

Has she been adopted yet? We have a 13 year old lab mix who looks just like Brittany. Our Maggie is also on a special diet and takes all types of medications. I am a nurse and would have no problem meeting her special needs. We live just outside of Atlanta.


i wish i could adopt oh such a lovely dog such a sweetheart


Can a new picture of Britney be posted. She is so beautiful!


What are the options for Britney to be adopted in Europe (costs, legal, vaccins etc.)?