With the Academy Awards just around the corner, we thought this was the perfect time to catch up with one of our favorite four-legged starlets, Jennifer Lawrence. A one-year-old terrier mix, Jennifer was adopted from the ASPCA in mid-January. We caught up with her new mom, Sarah, to find out how the once-abandoned dog is adjusting to her new life as a leading lady.
Before adopting Jennifer, Sarah recalls that she “wanted a dog for quite a while.” In fact, she visited the ASPCA Adoption Center several times in search of a pup. Though she met many wonderful dogs, Sarah wanted to wait until she found the perfect fit. That’s when she met Jennifer. She says, “The first time I saw Jenn, I was drawn to how relaxed and calm she seemed as she watched the passersby. It was as if she knew that she would find a home, and so felt patient enough to wait.”
In fact, Jennifer’s patience is a testament to all that she’s been through. In late December, the ASPCA rescued her after she was found abandoned in East Harlem, New York. Though she had been tied to a newsstand and left for dead, Jennifer’s calm demeanor never wavered. Like in the shelter, she never seemed to doubt that her rescue would come.
After the adoption, Sarah worked with one of the ASPCA’s Animal Behaviorists to tackle Jennifer’s separation anxiety—an understandable side effect of her past abandonment. Fortunately, she’s a fast learner, and Sarah tells us that “she has improved so much and is loving life.”
We always knew that Jennifer was a star in the making, and we are so glad to hear she’s getting the love she deserves. She definitely wins the award for “Happiest Tail” of the week!
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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while some of us enjoy celebrating this love-filled holiday more than others, I think we can all agree that having a furry friend to snuggle with this Friday would be a wonderful thing!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the ASPCA Adoption Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side will be helping adopters find their four-legged match all week long with discounted adoption fees. If you adopt an animal between now andSunday, February 16, you’ll receive a $14 discount on adoption fees for cats and dogs, along with a complimentary heart-shaped pet tag! And, as always, adoption fees are waived for cats ages three years and up.
Check out our adoptable dogs and adoptable cats online, or head up to the Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd Street to meet these cuties face to face. We’re excited to share the love with shelter pets this Valentine’s Day!
The state-of-the-art adoptions vehicle will enable AC&C to bring adoptable animals to previously unreachable New Yorkers throughout the City’s five boroughs. The vehicle was purchased with the help of a $60,000 grant from the ASPCA and a $60,000 donation from Fenwick Keats Real Estate.
AC&C’s three full-service Care Centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island are open for adoptions seven days a week, but its facilities in the Bronx and Queens are Pet Receiving Centers and do not serve adopters. With approximately 30,000 cats, dogs and other animals in need coming to AC&C each year, this new Mobile Adoption Center will play a vital role in increasing adoptions as well as raising awareness of shelter pets in need.
We’re excited to be part of this important initiative for animals in New York City. If you’re in the area, please join us for the AC&C Mobile Adoption Center’s unveiling and a special adoption event this Sunday, February 9 at 11:00 A.M. in the Union Square Park North Plaza (East 17th Street between Broadway and Park Ave.). We hope to see you there!
Gabrielle is a sweet and sensitive cat who likes to play hard to get. She loves attention—but she’d like to decide when to receive it, thank you very much. If you let her sniff your hand first, she’ll give you the go ahead to pet her, and you will be BFFs in no time.
With the help of some yummy treats and a bit of time to herself, Gabrielle will happily adjust to her new home. She’s looking for an experienced adopter in a quiet home with no children. Since she loves attention, she’d prefer to be the only cat in the spotlight. Adopt Gabrielle today!
Gabrielle is 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 Gabrielle, please visit her page.
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Every now and then, we come across a special dog in our New York City Adoption Center who just can’t seem to find a home. One such dog is Baby, a total sweetheart who has been in our care for more than a year and a half. During that time, our Adoptions team has formed a special bond with Baby, frequently describing her as a “cuddle bug with a heart of gold.” Baby has captured the hearts of many staff members here at the ASPCA, and while we love spending time with her, we can’t wait for her to join a loving family.
This oversized lap dog already knows Sit, and would love to have you teach her other tricks. She is super sweet, and while she likes to say “hello” to other dogs, she isn’t a huge fan of playing with them. Baby takes her job as a companion very seriously, and doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. If you work from home or spend time in a dog-friendly location during the day, Baby would love to be by your side as your partner in crime. She’d get along fine with kids 10-and-up, preferably in a home without other pets—Baby loves to be the center of attention!
If you’re interested adopting Baby, the cuddliest pup in town, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Baby, please visit her page.
Not able to adopt Baby, but know someone who can? Spread the word by posting the flyer below on your social media profiles! With your help, we’ll find Baby a home at last.