Animal rescuers were called to a Queens home yesterday and found its elderly owners sharing the two-bedroom house with their pet poodles - all 33 of them.
HOUSE GONE TO THE DOGS - 33 OF 'EM
The rescue operation was launched after a social worker visiting the dogs' owners alerted the ASPCA.
The couple, whose names were not revealed, are not facing criminal charges.
The dogs, the youngest of which is only 2 months old, were taken from the home to the ASPCA's adoption center on East 92nd Street.
For most of the pooches, it was thought to have been their first trip outside.
The dogs were being groomed and given care at the center before being put up for adoption, said Cardona. She said the chances of finding homes were very good. "They're tiny little things, and people in New York like little dogs," she said.
The ASPCA is planning to return one of the poodles to its original owners to keep as a pet.