POSEIDON – A1073973
Safe - 5-24-2016 Manhattan
POSEIDON – A1073973
MALE, BR BRINDLE / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 1 yr, 6 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 05/16/2016, From NY 11224, DueOut Date 05/19/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW
Medical Summary BARH scan negative very nervous, tense growling mild tartar clean EENT clean coat male intact NOSF
A volunteer writes: It is hard to believe that Poseidon could have been a scared mouse all his life, eighteen months and counting…He is probably yet another sensitive soul who struggles against the inevitable, his abandonment and confinement in a shelter environment…He is trying, though as he senses the efforts some are making to make him feel more at home. He cuddles and even kisses his caretaker while they sit all cozy on a bench, sunbathing…He attempts a side roll for a belly rub but seeing my camera, he things otherwise… Paparazi not welcome….Depending of whom is his caretaker, Poseidon will be pulling strongly on the leash(going nowhere) or stroll in sync ..He stops at times for comfort and appreciates a little treat. Poseidon is a handsome young dog, well groomed, trim and perched on tall legs. He seems to have been well cared for…All what he is asking now is to believe in him, beyond the appearances and let him prove to you that he is a plain good dog ready to love again and to belong to a caring master. Poseidon is at the Manhattan Care Center, truly dreaming of you.
Another volunteer writes: Poseidon is certainly majestic and almost imposing, a handsome statue of marbled stone with a serious face that breaks into a grin only in the arms of his favorite staff member but at heart he’s a just a puppy, playful and eager to please. Other than gentle snuggling, Poseidon’s favorite pursuit is tennis ball fetching and he’s clearly had some practice as he waits for my throw before leaping or running after the ball then immediately returns to the bench where he goes into the cutest head down-tail up chewing pose. No guarding issues mar his performance and I can sit beside him, pet his head and take the ball back when he drops it without complaint–good boy Poseidon! The Care Center environment is still quite intimidating to this sensitive soul and he doesn’t always put his best paw forward when strangers visit his door but once you get to know him it’s clear he wants to make a connection, to feel safe and secure once more. Poseidon would love to find his way out of a kennel and into a calm yet active forever home where he’ll be nurtured back to his best self, a sweet pup who just wants to have fun.
Poseidon has been nervous and avoidant during his current interactions. He arrived as a stray so in home behavior is unknown. The behavior department recommends allowing Poseidon time to decompress and become comforable in a new home before following up on his behavior with dogs outside the care center.
When off leash with other dogs, Poseidon is nervous and moves away when sniffed.
5/19 update: Poseidon briefly sniffs once, then ignores.
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