By A. Campbell
This week we are excited to share the tale of an adorable adoptable — Troy — who is searching for his forever home through the New York City ASPCA.
Hello! My name is Troy and I’m a six-year-old mixed breed pup currently residing in a foster home and anxiously awaiting the day someone will want to adopt me from the ASPCA. As you can see, I’m the best kind of beefcake — a happy, smiley boy who is excellent at walking on leash and loves to stop and smell the spring flowers. You might say I’m like that classic cartoon character, Ferdinand the Bull. He may well be my spirit animal since we both love lying in the grass surrounding by fragrant blooms.
My foster parent and all of the lovely staff members at the ASPCA describe me as a big lovable lug who adores being the center of attention. If the staff are talking in a group, I’ll wiggle my way into the center of the circle and then promptly roll over to request belly scratches. Since I prefer to be the center of attention, my ASPCA friends think the best home for me is a place where I am the only pup.
I’m still a little bit on the chonky side, so I would love to find a parent(s) who enjoys the great outdoors as much as I do and who can support me in my health journey. We’ll take long walks and hikes together and afterward we’ll cuddle up on the couch with a good book or film. I have a tendency to rest my head in the nearest lap which makes me a perfect companion for someone who works from home regularly and who might enjoy doling out head scratches during a Zoom meeting.
Recently, I’ve discovered my love of bully sticks, kong toys, and puzzles. Brain stimulation is important for all pups and I’m adept at enjoying snacks and activities quietly on my own. My house training is still a work in progress, but I am diligently focused on improving and would appreciate a patient parent who can support me in achieving my goals. My foster parent hasn’t noticed any separation anxiety or unhappiness when I am left alone for brief periods of time. Give me a kong toy full of frozen yogurt and I’ll occupy myself happily! And when you return, I’ll be so excited that my whole body will wiggle back and forth like the most precious, softest, and chonkiest snake you’ve ever seen.
The ASPCA also needs temporary foster caregivers for young neonatal kittens or large dogs as they prepare to find their future adoptive home with more information available at ASPCA.org/Foster.