CHAMPA – 15345
Safe - 12-16-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Champa. My animal id is #15345. I am a female tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 04-Dec-2017.
Champa is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Champa will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. Champa should go to an experienced dog owner with no young children.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Champa resembles a beautiful plush toy, and just like a childhood teddy bear, she’s stuffed with dreams and memories. Gorgeous, well-fed and longing for a kind touch, we can only guess at the life she’s known in her 5 years. Perhaps evenings dozing on a chair and words of praise? It’s easy to imagine her confusion when she found herself alone and surrounded by strangers in a parking lot. Yet Champa’s a brave girl at heart, and after a shy start, she’s now finding her feet at the Care Center, making it clear she wants to go for a walk by waiting right at the front of her kennel and watching every person who passes by with eager eyes. Seeing her teddy bear face, I naturally want to snuggle her on sight. While Champa gently accepts being fussed over, she prefers a slower start to new friendships–this girl isn’t just giving her heart away to the first person she meets. Champa walks briskly in the street, sniffing here and there, taking care of business promptly and passing other dogs with ease. Though the noise and bustle of busy First Avenue startle her at times, she’s very responsive to being calmed by my voice or a soft back rub, and when I ask her to stop for the lights, she waits quietly and patiently by my side. Time, TLC and the comfort of knowing she’s home for good will be the keys to opening up Champa’s world, and her heart along with it. If you’re ready to offer her all she deserves and more, visit our Manhattan Care Center today and ask to meet the one and only teddy bear in residence. Champa will be waiting… Another volunteer writes: There’s something about her…her soft look, slightly pudgy figure ( more to hug), her shy eagerness to make friends, her sweet look of confusion. Champa seems housebroken, loves treats, and loves to be petted when she feels comfortable. We did a short jog in the backyard, and when I invited her to do more, she looked at me as if I’m crazy–a girl after my own heart–a little exercise and I’m done, thank you very much! We cuddled and chatted, Champa eventually settling by my legs, giving me access to her head for more petting. From time to time getting a little bouncy playful, she’s more about deep conversations than she is about idle chit chat. She’s chill and sweet, and ready to give her heart to her new person for a lifetime of secret sharing. Come meet our resident teddy bear today.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 56 lbs
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