KOALA – 14788
Safe - 12-4-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Koala. My animal id is #14788. I am a female brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 28-Nov-2017.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Koala is at risk due to behavior, New Hope Only determination. Koala is very fearful in the care center and will need placement that will allow a very slow approach in order for her to acclimate. There are no medical concerns for Koala at this time.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Our first reindeer (see pictures) of the year has arrived from Australia. Her name is Koala. She is pretty, petite and all ready for the end of the year’s festivities. Koala rubs her body and cheeks at her door. Her begging eyes are all yours. Her tail is wagging. A silent but clear message: please, please, please, take me out; I love to be in company. And she does, really. Walking the hallway and even the streets reveals itself to be harder than I thought. She sees potential friends every where. We MUST stop so she can be hugged and kissed. Koala does walk well on the leash, and although we can not guarantee that she is housetrained, she did her business during each of our outings. Koala is very sweet and friendly, wants to play and bounce, does not mind to be outfitted with a seasonal coat, sits beautifully on command and for treats, and hops on the bench upon request. She is a little timid in playgroups with her peers, and together with another gal, takes refuge on a bench, away from rowdy boys. Koala might appear as outgoing and daring, but she is quite shy, too, gets overwhelmed quickly, and loves a gentle approach and handling. She is barely out of puppyhood and certainly looks and acts like a “young one”. Koala would love to be your friend, for ever. Come and bring her the most wonderful present…a collar, a leash, maybe a coat, and mostly, your love for the rest of her life. Koala is at the Manhattan Care Center. Another volunteer writes: So shy, so sweet, so tiny, so beautiful and so easy to love. Koala is a little peanut, ready to shyly make friends, but not sure of how her overtures of friendship will be received. Show her some affection and she’s all kisses, low tail wags and sweet, soft hugs. And we also know this about Koala, she’s a good sport! In the spirit of the Holidays I put a festive dress on her, and my colleague the day before put a reindeer suit on her. She’s fine with it all, and if invited to a children’s tea party she’ll dress up for the occasion. Koala is nervous with dogs as well, allowing approach but not engaging. We can only imagine what Miss Koala endured in her past to make her so sensitive and shy, but we’re now looking forward to her future filled with love and understanding. She’s all love and sweetness and simply needs a quiet and calm person/home to allow her to find her way at her own pace. Her little face and sweet, shy personality begs for attention and love. She’s so worth the time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 36 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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