DODGE – 12114
Safe - 11-15-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Bella's NY Bullies Please honor your pledges: Paypal to email address: [email protected]
Hello, my name is Dodge. My animal id is #12114. I am a male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 08-Nov-2017.
Dodge is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. He will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. At this time there are no known behavior concerns for Dodge at this time (average determination).
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: I’ve always loved the strong, silent types…the big blockheads with a gentle heart and soul. Meet Dodge, who fits that description to a T. So quiet in his kennel, so quiet during our time together, likely housetrained, great on leash, gives stand up hugs and gentle tail wags. We shivered together in the park for a photo shoot, as Dodge kept popping out of his too-small coat. As the wind picked up and the sun shone brightly, he lifted his head to the sun, closed his eyes and let the wind blow his ears. A moment of tranquility perhaps…a moment of closing ones eyes and being somewhere else in one’s imagination. Do dogs have an imagination? I think they do. Dodge loves treats and takes them softly from my hand. As other dogs pass us by, Dodge notices them intently, and in his first two playgroups, he greets and interacts with two females. As of this writing, he has not been in group with a male. As we walked back to the building, me again so thrilled with how nicely Dodge does on leash, we stopped one more time for photos. As Dodge trembled and looked at me as if to say, seriously Volunteer, it’s freezing out here, I agreed, and back inside we went. Dodge hopped back into his kennel, and as I closed his door, I promised him that a new family would find him soon. He rocked his behavior assessment across the board in every category, and is now just patiently waiting for you to find him. He’s ready to “get out of Dodge” and into your home, so ask to meet him today. Another volunteer writes: I admit to being obsessed with this gentlest of dogs. Always a gem on leash, so housetrained, a great sport about wearing a raincoat, and later in the day a hoodie against the damp, he’s a lover with a gentle soul. As we waited to cross the street, Dodge leans into me for closeness, enjoying some petting as we wait. In a backyard pen we play tug, and then it’s his head in my lap for more petting. When I came for Dodge again for my last walk before I left, he was sound asleep on his bed, but woke and came forward to be leashed. A hoodie was easy to get on him, but more difficult to get off, and he was the picture of patience as two of us maneuvered him out of his clothing. He’s an awesome dog, soft and gentle, so easy to be with, with such a loving heart. He’s ready to give you his heart, are you ready to win it?
My medical notes are…
Weight: 74 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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