LUCARIO – 12200
Safe - 11-22-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Lucario. My animal id is #12200. I am a female white dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 09-Nov-2017.
Lucario is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. She will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. Lucario should go to an experienced dog family that will take a slow approach with her, as she has shown fearful behavior in the care center such as growling when you approach her kennel.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Shy in her kennel, but ready to come for a walk and the chance to go potty, pretty Lucario steps softly down and out we go. She allows me to put a coat on her as it’s raining, and then shows off lovely leash manners as we walk to the park. Noticing, but ignoring other dogs we pass, she’s a good sport about the rain as we hang out together like two old friends when the rain gets heavier. Although we’re on our first date, Lucario chooses to sit next to me, allows me to pet her all over, poses for some pictures and nom nom noms some treats. She makes the cutest little smacking sounds with each treat. Of course, I could have sat there all day feeding her treats just to hear that adorable sound. Lucario looks like she ate too much black licorice, as her mouth up to under her nose are dark black. Adorable! A mom many times over, and covered with some healing boo boos on her head and neck, shy, sweet Lucario is smart and gentle. She’s looking out at the world without judgement, taking it all in and figuring out who her friends are. Responding so well to a soft voice and gentle touch, she did well on her behavior assessment, allowing all handling. Because she’s shy (and I always have to add the word sweet) and needs a slow approach, it’s recommended that she go to a home with older children who will approach her in a tender manner. Her tender heart is open to new love, and deserves it. How big is your heart? Another volunteer writes: How do you spell love? LUCARIO. I love this sweet girl who’s always quietly resting on her bed, is so easy and gentle to be with, is great on leash and potties the moment we’re out the door. As we walked through the lobby, she ignored several little dogs we passed, glancing their way but moving on. Welcoming a coat against the cold, Lucario leans into me as I fasten it around her. She sits at corners as we wait to cross, again sometimes leaning into me and enjoying my quick ear scratch as we wait for green. Treats are taken gently with the cutest little nom nom nom lip smacking sound. I could listen to that sound all day. Lucario has been polite when meeting both males and females in group, but seems to prefer spending time with the handlers. If easy peasy, sweet, calm and gentle is your preference in your best friend, Lucario is who you want to meet when you visit. Ask to meet her in adoptions.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 54 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
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