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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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ali

Sad that this turned into wanting an A on a paper versus saving a dog's life.

ali

I live in NJ and can provide her a home. Perhaps we can discuss living situation over the phone. Please email me. I have a 4 year old rescue who is very relaxed and laid back. If possible, I could bring her to meet and make sure they get along!! :)

Rebecca Negron

What does 6-and-up home mean? I'm assuming it means children 6 & up? My daughter is only 16 mo. If I'm wrong about this assumption my family may be interested in adopting...

Josephine Stevens

I live in Maine, but I see so many generous loving folks who are willing to transport her. I had to put down my dog of 14 yrs last fall, and would love a senior dog! my children are 17+20, but I have cats, I wonder how she is with cats? Since I had a dog, my cats are very dog-savvy :)

jeff

Is there a way to send a donation to keep her alive until someone takes her? I have three rescues now, but want to help her and lady. Please do not put her down.

Colleen.

was she saved ? please tell me this pup has a home ... wasn't sure of her location ? I have a senior who's the best - so sweet and funny and train - she taught my pomeraian, who was 10 months old at the time of his rescue.

Clara Gaitan

I wish i lived in a place where they allowed dogs. I would take her into our loving home in a heart beat & shower her with lots of love.

Patii

I think it is time we all CALLED ASPCA and demanded an answer as to why they are not responding. SO many have offered to adopt her and also help with her care - and nothing from ASPCA! They are my pet insurance people. I am calling them tomorrow. I think EVERY person on this needs to call them and find out why they are not responding. It angers me that this little girl is waiting patiently and no one has her "back" from ASPCA it doesn't appear.

Patii

I think it is time we all CALLED ASPCA and demanded an answer as to why they are not responding. SO many have offered to adopt her and also help with her care - and nothing from ASPCA! They are my pet insurance people. I am calling them tomorrow. I think EVERY person on this needs to call them and find out why they are not responding. It angers me that this little girl is waiting patiently and no one has her "back" from ASPCA it doesn't appear.

Mari

Please give us an update on how she is doing. Id love to donate money in her name, how can I do this?

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