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Help Find a Home for this Overlooked Pooch

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 4:30pm

Looking to rack up some good karma today? How about using social media to spread the word about an older or special needs dog at your local shelter?

In fact, please share Lady, an energetic, dog who adores hugs and kisses, playing tug-of-war, and—it’s true—sitting in your lap!

Lady could really use a boost, because those great qualities aren’t what a lot of people see when they look at this staff favorite—they see an older Pit mix with special needs.

Before being rescued by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agents, seven-year-old Lady had been left to suffer painful osteoarthritis in her hind legs, with no end in sight. But with daily medication she’s happy and healthy, and she now loves brisk walks!

There’s something extra-special about the bond you form with an older dog. They’re calmer, wiser and maybe even a little more appreciative of your kindness. But it can take them a little longer to find their forever homes; they could really use your help.

And if you can get yourself to NYC and meet our sweet Lady, please do! She needs a special adopter who sees her as perfect just the way she is. Is that adopter you? If you live in a teens-and-up household and have a little dog experience, please call our Animal Placement department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120.

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Serena R. Matarazzo

I'll take her! Seriously... I have another 12 year old pit mix and I will absolutely take her. Please send me information on how to apply for adoption.

Thank you!!!

thank you so much for saying that you would adopt lady!! i have kept looking on the ASPCA website for months and have watched many dogs and cats get adopted. but not lady people always pass her by because they don't want a dog who is old and has special needs. the truth is that yes she is old and she does have special needs but she just has some loss of sight and hearing, and osteoarthritis that is well controlled by daily medication, this resilient pup manages to get around just fine. if you could just give her the medication that she needs then im sure that you could adopt her.

i don't mean to sound like a stalker but what state do you live in? lady is at the ASPCA in New York City and probably wouldnt like a long drive to her new home if you live in a state thats not very close to New York City.

please adopt her she desverves a home after all that she has been through

i would adopt her or one of the other dogs at the ASPCA of NYC but i live in the midwest.

god bless you and your family for making room for lady in your home. if you want to know how to adopt her. all you have to do is call their Animal Placement department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900. here is a link to some tips to think about before you adopt

R. Marsh

A person on facebook commented on Lady's photo; passing them along - so you know:

John Fratt ill take her she will love playing wikth my nneeka; can you call me 561-613-1926

elaine carpenter

Was Lady adopted

Carla M Stroud

What a gorgeous girl!!! Several years ago I adopted an older dog who was overweight and had althritis- BEST decision I ever made.

Kathy P

Could you please let us know if Lady has a wonderful and forever home?

Kelly Mikula

Lady was adopted.