3 To See At ACC: meet Merlin, Fluffy and Cookie

Susan Richard
March 15, 2019 - 4:44 pm

NEW YORK (1010WINS) 1010 WINS has teamed up with Animal Care Centers of New York City to let you know about some of the adoptable #Boroughbreds looking for loving homes in the city's shelters, and, where ACC's mobile adoption units are headed with even more great pets.

This week, we're featuring Merlin, Fluffy and Cookie:

Merlin (55686) An ACC volunteer writes: ”Good things take time, and sweet senior Merlin is one of the best dogs I know. He's a lover, an athlete, and a gentleman with so much charm packed into his handsome salt'n'pepper body that it can't help but rub off on anyone lucky enough to spend time with him. Magic was definitely in the air on our first date, and the twinkle in his eye told me Merlin felt it, too, as he trotted jauntily down the street, greeting fellow dogs of all sizes with happy tail wags and following my lead like a well-trained dance partner. If you're looking for a pet who's 'move-in ready', then here's the boy for you! He keeps a neat den, does his business outdoors and will eagerly come and sit on command to lick treats softly from your hand. Doggie playgroup is always fun, and in his spare time he enjoys chasing toys--the squeakier the better--and receiving endless face massages from his friends. Merlin's stellar social skills and perfectly playful energy are a big hit with everyone from little kids to seniors like himself, and he's ready to show the lucky family who welcomes him home just how magical life can be!” Available for adoption at Manhattan ACC: 326 E 110th Street, Manhattan. 

Fluffy (28509) An ACC volunteer writes: “Here's a little black and white kitten -- who happens to have looked the same way for almost ten years (yes, she's a young ten year old). I found her resting with her head on her paws, like a perfect little bookend. She loved being petted and, when I was about to say goodbye, she rubbed her face back and forth against the door, as it to say I miss you already. She's a character with a big personality. You have to meet her.” Available for adoption at Manhattan ACC: 326 E 110th Street, Manhattan.   

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.

Cookie (54611) An ACC Volunteer writes: "What a yummy girl Cookie is! She's a total love sponge, hunkering right down for petting whenever a kind hand is offered. She might even initiate the cuddling by looking up at you imploringly or butting you with her nose ("cookie or stick" approach). Cookie may have been given too many treats or had too little exercise in her prior residence, because she needs to lose some weight. But she appears to be in otherwise good condition - active and chinning when she's not soaking up the love. Cookie will be a fabulous companion from the word go."  Available for adoption at Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn.   

You can also meet your new best friend at ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center, which travels throughout the city. (Note: dates and locations are subject to change. Information will be updated as quickly as possible.  View an Interactive adoption event at http://nycacc.org/adoptionevents.)

This week’s mobile adoption events:

  • March 16th, 12pm - 4pm, 44th Precinct NYPD Mobile Adoption Event, Franz Sigel Park, E 153rd Street & Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
  • March 16th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Jackson Heights, 7507 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11370
  • March 17th, 12pm - 4pm, Bronx Resource Center, 464 East Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458
  • March 17th, 12pm - 4pm, TMPL Gym Mobile Adoption Event, 125 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

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 https://www.nycacc.org/adopt/adoption-search