TWIZZLER – 7958 (ALT ID A1125158)
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Hello, my name is Twizzler. My animal id is #7958. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 months 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Twizzler 7958 is at risk for behavior concerns (Experience determination). Twizzler is a long-stay in the care center and is beginning to show signs of distress from the extended kenneling period. He has been social and playful with his human caretakers, sometimes becoming a bit overly excited, and will likely need some guidance to learn basic manners and impulse control. While he engages enthusiastically with toys and handlers off-leash outside, inside the kennel Twizzler has begun barking consistently and is difficult to distract. Out of concern for his stress level, we recommend that he move into a stable home environment quickly, and we at this time we recommend adopters with some previous dog experience. There is no noted medical condition for Twizzler at this time.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Twizzler is very similar to the spicy cinnamon flavored Twizzler candy, more so than the strawberry or cherry versions. He’s young and bold like the red color suggests and has a sharp little kick the spicy cinnamon flavor provides. Soft and wiggly and polite when asking for treats, he still has a great deal of youthful exuberance and will try to get you to play with a nibble on your fingers. Though, cinnamon flavored Twizzlers may be an acquired taste for some, the same doesn’t hold true for Twizzler, the precious dog waiting for a forever home at the Manhattan Care Center. He’s much more forgiving to the palate and he won’t go stale waiting for you to come meet him, though that’s no excuse to keep him waiting.
A volunteer writes: Found with his two housemates in an abandoned apartment, Twizzler is always ready to make new friends and be outside playing with a toy or a ball. His bat ears are adorable, his eyes sparkle, and his handsome little frame could use some better nutrition to fill out his coat. If we could harness his lively energy, we’d never need to charge our cell phones, as his energy will do the job for us. Twizzler can be very mouthy and jumpy in his excitement at being out and playing, but show him a treat and he will sit immediately without being asked. And for all his lively energy, he’s a gem when it comes to taking treats gently. Twizzler definitely needs to learn some manners, as right now he doesn’t have many boundaries, but since he loves treats and already can show off his ‘sit’ like a pro, we know he’ll learn with proper reinforcement training. Twizzler gives stand-up hugs and loves to be massaged, but his first love is running around and playing. If that’s your first love, too, then you and Twizzler should meet for a lifetime of fun activities. He’s counting on it.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 36 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
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