ASTORIA – 12255
Gone - 11-17-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Astoria. My animal id is #12255. I am a desexed female black dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 10-Nov-2017.
Astoria is at risk for medical reasons. She was diagnosed yesterday with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, Astoria has been assessed as being suitable for placement in an experienced dog home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Astoria was found by a good samaritan who saved her from running into traffic. Such a pretty and girly girl, sweet and gentle too and so easy going. I love her coloring, her velvety chestnut eyes and her ears that look like wings. Astoria(who can be found at the Manhattan Care Center) is ready when you are, coming without a call to her door when she sees a potential caretaker. She is an excellent walker, confident , doing her business on the way and not in one bit prey driven despite squirrels running like crazy around us in the park. She was shy and a little aloof on our first encounter but so much more engaging on our second, wagging a lot her tail, following me and sitting at once on command for treats. She enjoys caresses and even at some point put her paw on my arm. She poses so nicely for pictures. She hinted at running after a tennis ball but stopped in her course. She seems to be a little uncomfortable when other dogs are “in her face” but a gentle recall brings her back quickly to what she was doing. Astoria gets lovely reviews from all the volunteers who have spent time with her. She is gentle, well mannered, friendly and sociable and will have even more to offer as days go by and most likely in a home environment. Ask to meet Astoria, get to know her and hopefully, take her home as your forever best friend. Another volunteer writes: If you don’t see Astoria in her kennel, chances are, she’s out for a walk with a volunteer or staff, as she’s already made her reputation as being great on leash and an oasis in the midst of chaos. This tiny little girl has already won hearts and praise by all who’ve met her, and I’m adding my voice to the chorus. She’s clearly enjoyed a good home before joining us, her coat is lush and clean, her weight good for her size, and her manners soft and easy. She’s also still a bit confused by all this and it shows, but her ladylike good manners transcend any discomfort she may be experiencing. Astoria allows all petting, did a bit of lite jogging with me off leash in the pen, and clearly enjoys company. She’s tiny, so will fit into any living situation, and is ready to relax and enjoy a new family; she’s simply waiting for them to find her. Is it yours?
My medical notes are…
Weight: 44.375 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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