The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey, is the first and only facility dedicated to providing behavioral rehabilitation for fearful, undersocialized dogs, such as those confiscated from puppy mills and hoarding situations. In our regular “Pup and Circumstance” column, we introduce the Rehab Center’s latest graduates in hopes of finding each one the loving forever home they deserve.
Break out the cap and gown, another amazing dog just graduated from the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center! Today’s canine alumna is Lucy, a blue brindle Cane Corso who is eager and ready to find a family of her very own.
Life for Lucy hasn’t always been easy. This special girl was found as a stray in Pennsylvania and had all the physical signs of having been used as a breeding dog. At the Rehab Center, Lucy underwent an intensive program to tackle her anxiety—and her true, incredibly sweet personality quickly began to shine. She was placed in a foster home, where she loves to snuggle and play the day away.
Lucy is now looking for a permanent home with gentle, loving adopters. Ideally, she’ll join a family that already has another confident, playful dog. She lived with a cat in her foster home, so feline companions are okay, too!
Lucy is sure to make some lucky adopter very happy. If you are interested in bringing this sweet girl home, please contact the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center directly via email at [email protected] or call 973-377-5609.
Priscilla is a busy pup who is sure to keep you on your toes! This sweet and energetic girl knows playtime is the best time—she’d love to go home with a new best friend who is willing to spend lots of time running around with her.
This pretty girl would benefit from obedience training to help her play politely with her human companions. At times Priscilla is uncomfortable when people reach for her bone, but our Behavioral team can give you tips on how to help her overcome this. Priscilla would benefit from daily exercise to keep her happy and healthy, and would do best in a home with kids age 12-and-up. Adopt Priscilla today!
Priscillais available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Priscilla, please visit her profile page.
In honor of the cutest holiday around, we’re joining forces for the second year running with car service Uber and humor site I Can Has Cheezburger for UberKITTENS, a very special seven city kitten event.
Uber drivers will be hitting the road today with car loads of adoptable kittens to deliver some exclusive kitty playtime to offices across the country. Cat lovers can download the Uber app to their smart phones to request a special kitten car between 12pm and 4pm today, and Uber will transport the furry felines to you, accompanied by a shelter representative, for 15 minutes of on-demand kitten cuddles.
This year’s participating cities include New York, Austin, Phoenix, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each delivery will cost $30 dollars with all proceeds benefiting each city’s local shelter. We anticipate kitten demand will be high, so please order quickly!
Each kitty from today’s event will be available for adoption, but there are millions of other kittens and cats in shelters across the country who may not be part of the Uber kitten car but are still awaiting loving, forever homes! We hope this fun event will raise the importance of making cat and pet adoption your first choice.
Don’t live in a participating city? Don’t worry, you can still join in on the fun! Enter our contest to win an ASPCA cat lover’s prize pack by telling us why rescue cats are the best cats. For a chance to win, click here.
We’re so impressed by the adoptions successes in all 33 communities, and we’re thrilled that so many animals found forever homes in just one weekend! Congratulations to all of our 2014 Mega Match-a-thon participants for a job well done.
Television actress Sarah Hyland visited New York City this week to kick off Swiffer’s year-long campaign to help the ASPCA find homes for animals in need. On Monday, Hyland had the opportunity to interact with multiple adoptable dogs and tour the ASPCA Adoption Center.
Hyland also helped to host a pet appreciation party, which featured adoptable pets, in Manhattan on Tuesday with Swiffer and the ASPCA. There she shared her about her personal experiences with her dog Barkley Bixby by her side.
The event was a celebratory culmination of the ASPCA’s Mega Match-a-thon adoption weekend that took place from October 17-19 at shelters nationwide, and resulted in 4,865 cats and dogs finding new homes. During Mega Match-a-thon, Swiffer gifted each adopter with a new Swiffer Sweeper, and participating shelters received one of the brand’s Big Green Boxes full of its cleaning tools.