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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Jaclyn Phillips

Does she get along with other dogs? I have 3 rescues, and one is 16 1/2 years old. I adopted her when she was already 9 years old.

Dana Walden

I Live In Ga I will give her a home,can you get her here. I have four other dogs. 16yr old, 2-8yr olds, and a 2yr old. all these dogs I found or was given to me.


Please keep me updated. I want to help but am not able to adopt her now.


I wish I could have a big house to adopt her! She is so adorable. I love dogs!


Wow, briteny looks like a great little pup and looks easy to care for. I found an app which might help out with this little girl its called Pet minder and its for android.


Wow with all the help thats going out was just wondering if she was adopted out. havent seen anyone from aspca respond.

Sharon Lynch

I would love to adopt Britney I lost my senior Ruby that had adopted her when she was about 10, I have a little 10+ year old Chihuahua and i would love to take her into my family of one senior cat and dog. Is she still availale? Please let me know please I am serious, Sharon Lynch

Candis James

Has Britney found a home? I have a senior dog Katie who is very sweet and loving. I think maybe they could become friends. My husband and I live in Westerville, Ohio 43081. I only work two days a week over night and there is almost always someone home. I have a fenced in yard and Katie knocks on the door to go in and out whenever she wants. I'm a NICU nurse so I feel that I could take really good care of her. (614)832-3088. Call me if she is available.
Take Care,
Candis James

Karl Bremer

I am doing a school research paper to show how heartless people abandon their pets , which end up at the " Humane Society " and are Euthanized....please send me the figures for the number of animals Euthanized during the years 2008 through 2011 , Please send this information as quickly as possible this paper is due in two weeks,please send as an e-mail to assure speedy delivery.Thank you very much for any information you can provide....have a great day...Karl Bremer


I am willing to contribute to any transportation costs. She deserves a good home that will take care of her and love her. I would take her myself but my future is uncertain. I hope that she finds a forever home for the rest of her forever.