Safe - 1-18-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Doug. My animal id is #17895. I am a male black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 08-Jan-2018.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Doug is at risk due to medical and behavior conditions. Doug has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs, as well as having ear infections that he is resisting treatment for. Doug’s behavior determination is New Hope Only due to touch sensitivity and risk of defensive aggression.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Doug is a dark knight, calm and usually found resting in his kennel. As I open his door, he comes slowly upfront and accepts easily my leash. His tail is slightly wagging. He is a good walker, checks his new premises without much marking and glances intensely at dogs looming afar. Doug, though, met politely with a female in the one playgroup he attended. He is cautious with me. Who am I, after all, in the life of this four year old gent. A newbie trying to boss him around. At first, he declines to sit on command. A load of treats (that he takes gently from my hand) wins him over. His tail wags and he decides to sit. I guess, he is throwing me a bone to keep giving. We are two to play a game. Free in the yard, he stays mostly around me, collected, not really interested in balls and toys. Doug is handsome, well dressed and seems healthy beside an old hematoma that crumpled his right ear. He is not ready yet for a petting session as he seems wary of my hand venturing on the nap of his neck. Tomorrow, maybe, Doug might see me as an old friend. Doug is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting for the right new owner who will offer him the chance to open up, trust and lead a happy life as a pet.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 60.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
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