TERESA – 9275
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Hello, my name is Teresa. My animal id is #9275. I am a female gray brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 09-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal.
Teresa 9275 is at risk for a respiratory illness (CIRDC). Behaviorally, she has been social and affectionate with her human caretakers and playful with other dogs. She has shown some barrier reactivity toward other dogs when walked on leash, lunging and barking, though we believe this is due to frustration and excitement while being prevented from greeting by the leash. Still, this is a behavior that will need to be worked with, so we are recommending an experienced adopter.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Silver and vanilla-colored cutie seeking fun in the sun, romps in the park, and an endless amount of toys! 3 year-old Teresa is the empress of excitement, the princess of playtime, the queen of quality times packed full of fun. She is easily leashed and joyfully bounds down the hall in front of me as we make our way to the yard for fun and games. Now games are something Teresa excels at. That we definitely can confirm. The moment she spots a bright red (and supposedly “indestructible”) squeaky toy her objective is now complete. “Squeak, squeak, SQUEEEAAAK.” Well there goes that one as our empress, princess, and queen quickly makes mincemeat of the sad-sounding squeaker. But no matter. Teresa loves everything and everyone, even a now-silent and silly toy, and continues chomping happily and blissfully along while I rub her soft, furry belly. Teresa comes to us as an owner surrender and while she lived alone with her person we’re told she was consistently friendly and playful towards strangers. And I believe it. Each person that passes our pen is greeted with a wag and a “woof!” from Teresa and when a staff member joins us, fully taken by Teresa’s charms, she hunkers down for snuggles and pets and stays right by his side. Teresa is a young, energetic girl who would do best with an experienced and active owner who’ll give her the stimulation, exercise and oh yes toys she needs and loves. Silver, vanilla-colored cutie seeks fun in the sun, romps in the park, and a home to call hers forever. I’m thinking she won’t be looking long. Teresa is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC. Another volunteer writes: Ball…snuggle…ball…snuggle…wait! I’ve figured it out, says Teresa. I’ll just take my ball onto my friend Volunteer’s lap and then I get everything I want! And so she did, and of course, I got what I want, too, which is a loving dog in my lap. Win Win for both of us. A compact little girl with an ear to ear smile, her tail wags in friendship, she loves chasing a ball, and I can take it right out of her mouth, no guarding at all. She preferred the rubber ball to the tennis ball, and was happy lying down to give it a good chomp. I love when a dog has preferences, so cute! A lively energy, an engaging personality, and a love for balls, cuddles and other dogs, she’s a delight waiting to find her new person or family. Ask to meet her when you visit.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 49 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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