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Beloved Dog of Late 'Collector of Bedford Street' Finds New Home

By Andrea Swalec | January 28, 2013 1:07pm

MANHATTAN — The prized pet of the late "collector of Bedford Street" has a new home.

The 14-year-old beagle and Australian shepherd mix left without an owner after the Jan. 20 death of West Village fixture Larry Selman has been adopted, according to a post Saturday on the Facebook page in the dog's name.

"It looks like I have a new forever home!" the Facebook page for Penny Selman says. "I've been told I'm going to have two little doggie buddies AND a backyard."

Dozens of people on the Facebook page responded to the adoption notice.

"So happy! Lots of love to you and your new family!" one commenter wrote.

Penny's new owner did not respond to an inquiry, and it was not immediately clear if the dog will be leaving the neighborhood.

Selman, who was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Collector of Bedford Street," made by friend and neighbor Alice Elliott, collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity despite his own modest means and a disability.

He died of heart failure last week at the age of 70, friends said.