KAYLA – 21555
Safe - 3-6-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Kayla. My animal id is #21555. I am a desexed female white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 24-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as animal behaviour – destructive tendencies.
Kayla is at risk for both medical and behavior reasons. Kayla has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, Kayla is highly reactive and snaps and lunges at passers-by both in kennel and on whilst out on leash. For this reason, we are seeking placement only with a New Hope partner.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A staff member writes: Kayla is sugar, spice, and everything nice! Once she’s truly comfortable with you, this little girl will show you the “confident, excitable, independent” pup her previous owner described her as. Dogs like Kayla inspire me to be a different level of confident; all I had to offer her was a plush squeaky toy and she played with it like she was in the Olympics. As she swings her toy around, she looks at me for approval. When I coo, nod, and smile back at her for reinforcement, she nods back like she’s winning a race and showing off the toy like it’s her trophy! No, Kayla honey… YOU are a trophy, a gold plaque! Come by Manhattan ACC to claim Kayla as your prize today! You’ll be glad you did!
A volunteer writes: Oooh la la, just look at Kayla! I’ll give you a few seconds to recover from the stunning effect of her incredible beauty……before I start raving about how beautiful she is on the inside too! Kayla snuggles and kisses, she jumps up for hugs and sits down for treats, she passes other dogs with ease and loves to run and play with them in the yard and…drum roll please…she’s also cat friendly! Kayla never makes a fuss when going in and out of her kennel and is always happy to share her toys or take treat after treat gently from my hand. She’s adorable in every way and very soft and easy to handle in almost every situation but like all of us, Kayla isn’t perfect. Her one fault is that she seems to feel defensive when being walked on leash (and when strangers enter her home) and their proximity to her and her loved ones results in fear-based retaliation, no small thing when you live in the middle of a bustling city like New York. Kayla has so many wonderful qualities that make her a loyal, loving pet and in a well-structured home with a family who’ll seek out a positive reinforcement trainer to guide them, she can learn and grow and be happy, even when strangers come to call. There’s such a light of hope in her eyes but Kayla needs more than just hope to make her happily-ever-after dream a reality. She needs commitment, patience, vigilance and the kind of love that lasts not a week, a month or a year but for a lifetime. Could you be Kayla’s dream come true?
My medical notes are…
Weight: 42.5 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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