UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out on Avery, as of 5/24 - Avery has been adopted! She's healing from surgery and then will make her way to her new home!!
It breaks my heart when I get emails about a dog that has been in a shelter for more than six months, so imagine how I felt when I read that beautiful Avery has been living in a shelter for SIX YEARS. You read that right, Avery is 7 years old and after being picked up as a stray six years ago has lived at the SPCA of Westchester. Do you have a place in your life for Avery?
Avery is a 7 year old female lab mix. She is incredibly smart, very willing to please and full of life. She gives you this adoring look as if to say, "Just tell me what you want me to do!" The shelter doesn't know why she has been passed by for all this time. She knows sit, down and has been using a halti to learn to walk nicely on a leash. She will roll over on her back to get a belly rub, which she loves! She is an older girl, but you would never know it when you meet her. She has an ever hopeful, young spirit that she has been able to maintain for all these years in the shelter. She deserves a chance to learn what a having a loving family of her own is like. Avery is smart, sophisticated, beautiful and sweet but, as sweet as she is, she definitely can’t go with other animals or small children. She needs a quiet child-free, animal-free home and/or a foster home where she can get lots of love and training to learn to live outside the shelter.
If you would like to meet Avery, she is at the Westchester County SPCA at 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 or view her petfinder page for more information.
And even if you don't have a home waiting for Avery, please help by passing her story along and liking her on facebook.