Want Some Happy News? Lilly Went from Dire Straits to Forever Home

We love dogs in Greenwich, don’t we? There is nothing more gratifying than featuring a dog who needs a home on Greenwich Free Press and then reporting a happy ending — in this case, a forever home for Lilly.

A few weeks ago we featured Lilly, the little Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix we met at Pet Pantry on Railroad Ave in Greenwich. Five-year-old 5 Lilly had just been pulled from a home in Westchester just 24 hours prior to the adoption event.

Lilly’s owner went to prison and her temporary caretaker was gravely ill and has her home in foreclosure. When rescuers arrived, Lilly’s “brother,” an English Bulldog, was found deceased on the floor. Lilly had never been spayed and her nails were so long they curled all the way back around in a circle.

Through the network of Kerri Ann Hofer and Tina Aronson of Greenwich, who volunteer with Cat Assistance (they place dogs too), Lilly made it out of a dire situation, to a veterinarian, and to Pet Pantry on that fateful Saturday.

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Lilly outside Pet Pantry in Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

Underweight at just 9 lbs, Lilly was wearing a little grey sweater to keep warm when Greenwich resident Claudia Bell stopped by with her own cute rescue dog Oliver to buy some dog food.

Claudia was immediately taken by Lilly! Since that Saturday, Lilly has been spayed and made her way to Claudia’s family and a forever home.

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 5.08.51 PM   Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 5.10.10 PM Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 5.12.29 PMBricks is still available for adoption. He has a wonderful personality and his foster family describes him as “perfect.”

Contact Cat Assistance a Cat Assistance Volunteer Tina Aronson in Greenwich [email protected]


Big Dog, “Bricks.” Little Dog, “Lilly.” Take Your Pick.

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