Animal Care & Control of New York City's field officers rescued the dogs from a two-story house Aug. 24th.
Officials say the owner of the single-family home was a hoarder who collected small-breed dogs as well as trash. Some of the animals were kept in a yard next to the house.
Richard Gentles of Animal Care & Control of NYC says the dogs were removed to a shelter, where a medical team evaluated and cared for them.
"We have a medical team that works overnight here at the Manhattan care center. So we wanted to get the dogs evaluated as soon as they came in so that's why we brought them here to this care center," said Gentles.
All the dogs received vaccinations and their medical needs were assessed. They showed no signs of abuse or neglect.
Although many were in good condition, some needed additional medical and foster care.
The 68 dogs are a variety of small breeds including, Shih Tzu's, Poodles, Maltese, Pomeranians, Pekingese, ranging in age from puppies to seniors.
"They probably haven't been outside a lot. They haven't been walked on the leash, so they are going to need a little training, some socialization just to get them used to being in a different environment, someone who is just going to love and care for them," said Gentles.
If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.