HERCULES – 11661
Safe - 12-3-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Hercules. My animal id is #11661. I am a male white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 04-Nov-2017.
Hercules is being placed 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. There are no known behavior concerns for him at this time (average determination.)
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: I had just a short interaction with Hercules but what I saw of him pleased me. Each time I pass in front of his kennel, he is quiet and comes with poise to his door. Once out (we stayed in the adoption quarters), he is well mannered, sits by my feet, observing calmly his surroundings and accepting petting. Little dogs trotting in front of him do not faze him. He poses so well for pictures and ends up rolling on his side and back for belly rubs. He is a real mush; a great dog. Another volunteer writes: Our Hercules is just as strong and handsome as his mythical namesake, and he’s ready to take on the world with tail-wagging good humor, friendly manners and a smile as soft as his big heart. He’s not fazed by anything or anyone, and loves making new friends both on leash and off, pulling to greet fellow pups in the street and happily mixing it up with the ladies in playgroup. He walks well in a harness and seems extremely house trained, keeping a clean den and using the facilities quickly once outside. When it comes to treats, Hercules shows off a perfect ‘sit’ while patiently waiting to nibble them from my hand. Once business and treat time is over, he has no interest in playing with the toy I offer, and instead dives nose-first into his favorite hobby of sniffing and tasting everything that crosses his path. From manhole covers to scrap paper to tree trunks, our intrepid adventurer and his super sniffer leave no stone unturned in the quest for new and interesting scents. It seems he could entertain himself for hours by simply strolling along the sidewalk. Hercules aced his behavior assessment with perfect scores across the board, and he’s ready to pledge life, love and loyalty to a new forever family of any size or species. Come meet your hunky hero today! Another volunteer writes: Is there any dog more popular right now than Herc? I think not! He’s the perfect chill-out dog, happy to hang out with staff as they do their work, happy for the attention, quietly accepting all the petting and oohs and ahhs, and then to everyone’s delight, gently sliding down and over for a belly rub! Nothing fazes this guy, not people stepping over him to get to the other side, not a lap too small for him as he’ll make it work, and as far as he’s concerned, the more the merrier! That applies to his canine buddies too, as he’s been a rock star in playgroup with females. (He has not yet been in playgroup with males). Herc is great on leash, great looking and easy peasy. In the yard he dances around the pen, greets a dog on the other side of the fence, and makes the best of the coat I put on him. His amber eyes match his coat, his physique is perfection, and there isn’t anyone who’s met him who doesn’t fall instantly in love. I see Herc as the perfect Netflix partner, the guy who, after an easy walk is content to curl up by your side and say, “whatever you want to do is perfectly OK with me”. So, run don’t walk, to make this rock star yours.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 70 lbs
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