Labrador Retriever Mix Rescued From Texas And Now In New York Needs A Loving Home

A nine-and-a-half-year-old tan and white Labrador retriever mix who ‘loves the belly rub’ has been patiently waiting for her forever family since she was rescued over a year ago in April 2021.

“This older girl still has a lot of cum and [is] looking for a home that can give her the love and attention she deserves,” reads Ethel’s biography on PetFinder, a company that operates the largest pet adoption website online serving all of North America.

Affectionately named Ethel Mertz — after the character from the classic TV sitcom, “I Love Lucy” — the senior pup has been with Badass Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, New York, for 18 months.

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Ethel arrived in the Big Apple after executive rescue director Krista Almqvist and her team met her while on a rescue mission in Dallas, Texas, Almqvist told Fox News Digital.

Ethel has lived with other dogs at home and does well with dogs close to her size, the staff also told Fox News Digital. She does not do well in environments with smaller dogs or smaller animals in general.

This beautiful senior dog, named Ethel Mertz, is in desperate need of a forever home. She’s in New York waiting for a family to adopt her.
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“Ethel gets along well with everyone and is working on her leash skills with other dogs in town,” Almqvist shared in a biography of Ethel that was emailed to Fox News Digital.

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Almqvist continued: “Although Ethel has allergies, they are under control and she lives a full life both exploring the streets of [Brooklyn] with his adoptive brother and relaxing at home in his favorite spot of sunshine.”

Ethel Mertz's adoptive mother (right), Laura Lutz, poses with Ethel in the car.

Ethel Mertz’s adoptive mother (right), Laura Lutz, poses with Ethel in the car.
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“This elderly lady was waiting for someone to come and realize what a treasure she really is,” the staff also said.

He’s “a goofy, loving dog that’s up for anything (outdoor adventures or tummy rubs and naps)”.

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Ethel Mertz, a Labrador retriever mix, rolls over and hopes for a belly rub.
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Ethel Mertz is looking for a family who can appreciate how "magnet" and "clumsy" She is.

Ethel Mertz is looking for a family who can appreciate how “loving” and “awkward” she is.
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November is National Senior Pet Month – a reminder that many older cats and dogs are in shelters waiting to be adopted.

That’s according to National Today, a San Francisco, Calif.-based website that announces calendar celebrations and national days.

Ethel Mertz (right) gets along with other foster dogs her size and enjoys being with her foster friends in Brooklyn.

Ethel Mertz (right) gets along with other foster dogs her size and enjoys being with her foster friends in Brooklyn.
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“With advances and growth in veterinary medicine, funding and research over the past several decades, our pets are living longer, healthier and happier lives than ever before,” according to the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association at Indianapolis.

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“While that’s wonderful for the human-pet bond, it also means we need to be aware of the normal changes of aging and the things we can do as pet owners to make life a little more comfortable for our pets. elderly pets.

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Anyone interested in adopting Ethel can visit badassanimalrescue.com/find-a-dog for more information.

Want to know more about other animals to adopt? Check out this recent article from Fox News Digital: Hurricane Ian pushed this ‘Snow White’ dog from Florida to New Jersey – now she needs a home