4 of ACC '12 Strays Of Christmas' still hoping for forever homes for holidays

Susan Richard
December 27, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) Are you able to open up your home and heart to a dog in need?  Animal Care Centers of New York has been promoting the 12 Strays of Christmas this holiday season, and four of them have yet to find their forever families.

So.... 1010 WINS is helping out, featuring Suzzy, Red, Blue and Sphinx:

Suzzy (48060) A volunteer writes: Suzzy is like a magical little cow that you can walk on a leash! She might be bashful at first, but food is the way to her heart AND gets you a front row ticket to the cutest show around: Suzzy's CUEzzy's! She sits, lays down, gives paw, gives double high fives, and rolls over....and with each she'll leave you wondering how charming one gal can possibly be! Once she's warmed up Suzzy loves to romp around with stuffed toys, props her paws on my lap, shakes her entire back end when I talk to her, and even gives kisses. She is an awesome age, has the best smile, and just radiates sweetness. I think she's meant to be someone's forever best friend...please come meet her at Brooklyn ACC! 

Red (46190) A volunteer writes: There's something SO endearing about Red (and it's not just his face, which might be the sweetest you'll ever see!). He has moments of being bashful but definitely craves attention and affection. He is always quiet and wiggly when I approach his cage, he'll push his face into my lap when I pet him, and his eyes are on the verge of speaking (I think their first words will be "I love you!"). I think he could learn to do just about anything for a treat but for now he knows "sit" and "down" (and takes his reward like a gentleman). He previously lived harmoniously with another male dog but hasn't interacted with others so will likely need slow introductions (and no cats, please!). He always seems very grateful for company and after our most recent walk played with a stuffed carrot on his bed like he was in his own little world -- so sweet! He's looking for a cozy couch and a family to love...please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC! 

Blue (46883) A staff member writes: Blue is a huge love bug! This sweet lady is so gentle and calm. Her favorite activity is following her staff and volunteer friends around the yard! If you took her home, she would be the one to come snuggle with you on the couch. Come down to the Staten Island Animal Care Center to meet this big ball of love and see her soulful eyes in person today! 

Sphinx Lily (48339) A volunteer writes: What a great name for this statuesque canine! Sphinx Lily indeed looks like a sphinx, and even more when she lays majestically by her caretaker. She is not an unreachable goddess, though, but a friendly and loving gal who likes kisses and hugs. Sphinx Lily is a pleasant walker, not particularly excited by birds or squirrels but interested in well behaved peers. She looks so beautiful, sniffing the air, all stretched out or searching the fallen leaves like a hunting dog. She is quite obedient too, sits upon request and runs on the double when called. Gorgeous Sphinx Lily so wants to be yours, your friend for ever. Come and meet her soon at our Staten Island Care Center! 


Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only open-admissions animal shelter in New York City and takes in approximately 30,000 animals every year. ACC’s  three Care Centers in Manhattan (326 East 110th Street), Brooklyn (2336 Linden Boulevard), and Staten Island (3139 Veterans Road West) are open for adoptions 12pm-8pm Monday thru Friday, and 10am-6pm Saturdays and Sundays.

If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at adopt@nycacc.org with the animal’s name and "A#", or head directly to the Care Center where the animal is located. Please note, animals featured here may already be placed by the time you arrive, but there are hundreds of great cats, dogs, and rabbits looking for loving homes every day! You can view available animals online, and at the Care Centers, ACC Adoption Counselors will help you find the best match.

To adopt an animal, you must have a valid photo ID, be 18 years of age or older, and bring proof of current address. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

For more information, visit http://www.nycacc.org/Adopt.htm.