TAJ – 9523
Safe - 10-21-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Taj. My animal id is #9523. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 11-Oct-2017.
Taj 9523 is at risk for behavior concerns (Experience determination). He has allowed handling and restraint but is cautious and timid with his human handlers. He shows good coping mechanisms when uncomfortable (ex. looking away) but can become jumpy when excited. He also pulls hard on the leash. Due to his level of fear and hesitancy to return to his kennel after walks, we are concerned that Taj will not thrive in the shelter environment. We recommend an experienced adopter prepared to work with his behaviors. Medically Taj has a skin condition (pyoderma) that will need treatment.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: With his wrinkly face, amber eyes, furrowed brow and big head on a gorgeously gleaming red coat, Taj made me thinK of Clifford, The Big Red Dog. But he’s real, he’s here, and he’s waiting to meet you. Taj loves toys, loves playing fetch, and that definitely trumps getting petted, in his book. Show him a ball and it’s play time, and that’s that! He cutely gets attached to one ball out of the many we have in play, and I’m told that he may guard his favorite, but not the others. Like most of us do, Taj has clearly assigned a value to his toys. So cute! After some play, he lies down to chomp on his favorite ball, sometimes on the bench, and sometimes under the bench as he spreads out froggy style. He knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’, and is just waiting to show off to his new person. Wagging tail, soft body, soulful eyes and a gentle playful way about him is what dreams are made of. He does pull on his leash, so some leash training and/or a harness might help. OK, so he’s not perfect, but pretty darn close. Not a fan of going into his kennel, he is learning that it’s necessary after play time, and he’s getting it. Of course, toys and treats and lots of ‘good boy’s’ help. He’s a staff favorite with good reason, so come meet him and see what he’s all about. We’ll send him home with a ball or two to start your collection.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 76 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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