Pet of the Week: Troy the English Labrador Retriever
Troy, a 5-year-old English Labrador Retriever, may look familiar to some readers because he recently served as the official MSPCA-Angell “Donation Dog” at the Boston Pride parade last weekend (see photo of Troy in his specially designed jacket!). The crowd loved Troy and contributed just over $100 toward his care -- and the care of thousands of other animals the MSPCA is currently housing at its three Adoption Centers in Massachusetts.
Troy arrived at the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Boston last month when his owners came under severe financial strain. Troy’s previous owners clearly loved him; he’s in robust health and is as sweet and well-mannered as they come. Troy is happiest when he’s basking in the sun with people he already knows -- or new friends (animal and person alike!) who come up to say hello. Adoption coordinators at the MSPCA would like to find the perfect home for him: one in which he has plenty of space to run, play and -- of course -- nap. Like all Retrievers Troy requires plenty of exercise via daily walks and runs in the park. The MSPCA recommends that he go to a home with older teens, and he should be introduced slowly to other dogs in the home. Troy has a history of chasing squirrels so he probably should not be in a home with cats.
Because Troy is already neutered he is ready to go to his new home today. To learn more about him -- as well as other dogs, cats, birds and other small animals available for adoption at the MSPCA -- click here.
The MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Boston is located at 350 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Troy is pictured with MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center staffer Berry Brixie.