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Owner moved, left beautiful senior dog at busy animal control in New York

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Update 6/8/14: Nicky has been adopted!

On May 31, "Nicky," a 13-year-old mixed breed dog, was left at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan when her owner moved.

Today, Nicky is waiting for a special person who can see past her age - someone who is willing to give her a chance.

A volunteer shared the following insight about this beautiful, older dog:

It's hard to say what is cutest about Nicky. Her one ear up one ear down, her beautiful red coat that makes her look like a stuffed animal, her short legs, or her unique looking feet. Whatever it is, she is irresistible and outside we go for a walk.

Nicky is initially shy and more interested in sniffing around, but it turns out she was determined to find the perfect bathroom spot. After that she was ready to make new friends and eagerly took the treats I offered.

She walks very well on the leash and pays no mind to big or small dogs. Nicky had many admirers out on the street and graciously greeted all who stopped to pet her. The hardest part of our walk was bringing her back to her cage. I could have happily spent the rest of the day with this calm, sweet, girl. It will be a lucky one who gets to be her forever person.

Nicky is currently one of the dogs in the "super urgent" album on the Urgent Death Row Dogs Facebook page...she needs to get out of the facility soon.


  • Petharbor link here
  • ID#A0429831
  • Age 13 years - weight 29 pounds
  • Facebook thread here

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