Her name is Cupid, and there’s a reason: This Bulldog mix lady is all about love—sharing it, spreading it and sopping it up.
She’s a goofy, affectionate joy of a dog with so much to recommend her! She knows all kinds of commands, has excellent leash manners, can entertain herself quietly when you’re busy, comes housebroken and crate-trained and lives to snuggle. She has enough energy to play with you or go for a run with you, but not so much that she can’t enjoy a lazy evening by your side watching Netflix.
And yet, as Valentine’s Day approaches—her second in a row at the ASPCA—Cupid still lacks someone to call her own. Can you help?
Staff at the ASPCA Adoption Center make sure to give Cupid as much of the love she craves as possible, but we know she’d prefer a family. She’s gone without a special person for so long…perhaps her entire life.
In fact it was a Humane Law Enforcement Agent who brought Cupid to the ASPCA more than 14 months ago. She was so sick then, but our vets brought her back to the pink of health through treatments including eye surgery, dental surgery, a double mastectomy and daily medication for her creaky joints.
Through it all she was so brave, taking medicine without a complaint, happy to get the care she so desperately needed and to finally feel OK again.
In October, an ASPCA volunteer named Kathleen took Cupid home for a night, and we learned that she’s quiet as a mouse in an apartment.
But in the Adoption Center, she barks at passersby—and we think this might be why it’s taking her so long to find a home. It’s a real shame since it’s not indicative of her “real life” behavior. We think she’s just saying, “Take me home! It’s my turn!”
And you know what? It is her turn to go home. Are you out there, Cupid’s family? Maybe it’s you, or maybe it’s someone you know. She’d like to be an only dog in a 12-and-up home. Please don’t let her spend another Valentine’s Day alone!
Please share Cupid with your social networks. If you can’t take Cupid home, consider helping her and others like her by becoming an ASPCA member.
It has often been said that love comes in all shapes and sizes, and we couldn’t agree more. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to make a difference in the life of a shelter pet. It’s easy, we promise.
Through ground-breaking adoption programs, we’re working with shelters across the country to find loving forever homes for animals in need. With your help, we can do even more!
This Valentine’s Day, open your heart and home to a shelter pet in need. If adoption isn’t an option right now, consider making a small donation to help us continue our efforts to find homeless pets the loving homes they deserve. After all, they’re counting on us.
Weather Update: Due to the blizzard, this event will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, only. Please watch ASPCA.org/onelove for the latest information.
When Hurricane Sandy hit NYC, the ASPCA’s Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program was preparing to remove more than 30 cats from a New York City apartment. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, CIA realized that the cats’ situation could quickly develop into a full-scale crisis.
The team took swift action, rushing to the apartment to provide immediate relief. With the lives of the animals potentially at risk, the CIA team acted quickly to remove the cats and bring them to safety.
Animal lovers of NYC, that’s where you come in! This Sunday, February10, at One Love, the ASPCA is hosting a pop-up adoption event for these very special cats, and we can’t wait for you to meet them! Each of the adoptable feline cuties is so cuddly, sweet and outgoing that you’d never suspect their lives haven’t been all catnip and stuffed mice.
You can change a life just in time for Valentine’s Day by giving a kitty a brand-new family to love. And if one isn’t enough for you, consider taking home a pair of BFFs! Some of the cats are available in bonded pairs.
Is it snowing by you? Well, you could have snow all year long by adopting one of our furry snowballs! These frosty white pets promise cozier snuggles than a snowman and are guaranteed to keep you toasty on cold winter’s night. Check out their cute photos now! And remember, even if you can’t adopt a new pet today, you can help find these cuties a home by sharing their photos on your Facebook and Twitter pages.
Are you already the proud parent of an adopted or rescued snowball? Let us know by commenting below!
Here’s what Briana was dealing with when she came to us: starvation, dehydration, flea infestation and, perhaps most horrifying, a deep neck wound from a collar left on so long it became embedded in her flesh.
Briana recovered beautifully over several months, revealing herself to be a mellow, soulful lady who loves to play with toys and receive attention from people.
Know anyone who’d be interested in ringing in the new year with a loyal companion like Briana? Check out her page for more info.
This resilient, amazing pup deserves to learn what a loving home is like.