KING – 15937
Safe - 1-25-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is King. My animal id is #15937. I am a desexed male chocolate dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 5 months 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 23-Dec-2017.
King is at risk due to deteriorating behavior. King has been in the shelter for over a month, and whilst outside the kennel is sociable and friendly, he has begun to display signs of frustration in the kennel that make us concerned for his well being. We suggest Kind would be best suited to an experienced dog home. Medically, King has recovered fully from a recent respiratory infection, and we have no remaining concerns for his health.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: So handsome, so ready to come out for a walk, and sooooo housetrained (as advised by his former owner). Business taken care of, the King and I are off to the park, King lovely on leash and tail wagging away, looking up at everyone we pass with a ‘how do you do’, and especially sweet to a bunch of kids passing on their way to school. So soft. Dogs of all sizes in the park are tail-wag-worthy, and you can feel the purr in King’s throat through the leash. In playgroup, he’s described as “highly social, playful and tolerant”. King joined us when his person became ill, and we’re told that he’s friendly and playful with all (check), playful and relaxed with dogs (check), affectionate (check — paws in my lap for some hugs and kisses), and energetic (he wasn’t thrilled with ice and snow on his sweet paws). King can be a bit nervous on the street. First Avenue has loud trucks, horns blasting, the street cleaner came perilously close, so for a brief moment, he stops and tucks his tail. But a King has a standard to uphold, a stature to maintain, and he soldiers on, courage in hand (paw), and with a couple of encouraging words from me, we move along. He’s young, he’s gorgeous, he’s smart, he’s affectionate, and he’s ready to be yours.
Another volunteer writes: Always up front and ready to go, King has a new sign on his kennel which reads: Staff Pick of the Week. Well alrighty, let’s see about this handsome dude! So handsome and easily leashed he makes a beeline for the door to go potty. Business done it’s stand up hugs and kisses, lots of tail wags, making new friends enroute to the park with more tail wags and hugs. Back in the building a puppy on a retractable leash ran over and King graciously extended his ‘how do you do’ with an easy tail wag. Off leash, King loves greeting other dogs through the fence with play bows and tail wags, gives me more kisses, plays with toys and gets a mild case of the zoomies as the weather had warmed and it was fun to be out. A big smile adorns his face as we play, run and hug, and it’s clear that King would love nothing more than a new person to cherish. He’s such a gorgeous dog, his coat shines with care, he’s social and balanced and all that’s missing from his life is you.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 49 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Upon intake King was loose body, barked when people came around but stop and jump on them.He ate treats gently from my hand. He pulled on leash and sat on command. He scanned negative for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Date of Intake: 12/12/2017
Basic Information:: King is 1 year old unaltered male medium size dog. He was given to owner when he was 9 months old from a friend. He appears healthy and has no health concerns. Owner surrenders due having his health issues of his own.
Previously lived with:: 4 adults
How is this dog around strangers?: King is own to be friendly and playful towards stranger and visitors that comes to the home and approach him.
How is this dog around children?: King behavior is unknown towards children because he never been around children with owner.
How is this dog around other dogs?: King is playful and relaxed around dogs he sees on walks.
How is this dog around cats?: King behavior is unknown towards cats.
Resource guarding:: King allows owner to touch his food while eating. He can take toys and treats away from his mouth as well.
Bite history:: King has never bitten anyone owner stated.
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: King barks when he hear fireworks or storms. He also bark when someone approaches the house or owner. He shakes while taking a bath but mostly tolerant.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: Owner believes King is healthy. He has no health concerns.
For a New Family to Know: King goes on walks 3 times a day and pulls hard on leash. He eats wet and dry food twice a day called Beneful. He likes to play with balls and follow owner around. He often stay in his cage or sleeps in hallway. He is well behaved when home alone and know commands sit and give paw. Owner describes him as affection and excitable.
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