Adopt Me! Lady Knows the Transformative Power of Love
In 2011, humane law enforcement agents saved this sweet girl from a house that wasn't a home. She's been in the care of the ASPCA for more than 200 days, and in that time she's transformed into a different dog.
"Before she came here, she didn't have a lot of positive experiences," says Victoria Wells, senior manager of behavior and training at the ASPCA's adoption center. "But in the time she's been here, she's made a lot of friends and has become a very social dog."
While the specific details about her abusive past are confidential, Lady's previous life was definitely not filled with a lot of love. "She didn't know how to deal with attention and love before," says Wells. "She's really receptive to people hugging her now."
Kisses and cuddles are a part of her regular routine – and if she really likes you, she'll plop her 45-lb. self into your lap. This not-so-little Lady is living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks: she can sit and lay down on command, and could definitely learn more party tricks with the right teacher.
The perfect home for this freckle-faced girl would not have other animals or small children who could potentially aggravate her chronic osteoarthritis, which is controlled by a daily pill. Homes with lots of stairs are not recommended.
If you want to show Lady what a loving home is really like, contact the ASPCA adoptions desk at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120.
Click here to meet last week's adoptable pet, Lovebug.