Happy Tails: Quinley Escapes Hurricane

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For Quinley, a young Labrador/hound-mix, getting out of harm’s way in the wake of Hurricane Harvey meant traveling roughly 1,800 miles, through 12 states, from Corpus Christi, Texas, to New York City’s Upper East Side. Quinley was one of 41 dogs relocated from Texas animal shelters to make space for owned animals expected to be impacted by the storm.

On September 4, right about the time that Harvey was finally dissipating, Quinley and 19 other dogs arrived at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center from Corpus Christi.

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“For dogs like Quinley who were already homeless, making that long journey could be a silver lining—a fresh opportunity to find a loving home,”
said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA.

Less than two weeks later, on September 16, that silver lining revealed itself. Daniel S. and his wife Samantha C. of Brooklyn were at the Adoption Center looking for a dog when they spotted Quinley. Suddenly, their search was over.
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“As soon as we saw him, we knew he was the right dog for us,” says Daniel,
who grew up with a Golden Retriever.

“He checked the boxes on everything we were looking for: a larger breed, young, and most of all, my dog needed to catch a Frisbee,” says Daniel. “We’re very happy with him.” Among his star qualities: he loves the dog park in the couple’s Williamsburg neighborhood, he gets along well with other dogs and he likes to snuggle—an irresistible quality.

“He rolls over for belly rubs and is a big mush,” adds Daniel.

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