BEN – 10776
Gone - 11-4-2017 Manhattan
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Hello, my name is Ben. My animal id is #10776. I am a male brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a aco impound on 25-Oct-2017.
Ben is being placed at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Ben will most likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. Ben has shown some fearful behavior in care center with sudden approach and movements, therefor we would recommend him go to an adult only home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: A caramel delight awaits at ACC! Compact, good looking, and easy to be with, Ben is ready for a walk to go potty, and then show off his lovely leash manners. I’d guess that Benny learned about going potty outside with ‘good boy’ treats, because after he ‘went’, he looked up at me, waiting for his ‘good boy’ and a treat, and he got them both, of course! Good boy, Benny! His tail wags as we go, he ignores other dogs we pass, and in the park, it’s all about treats, for which he does a perfect sit. Grabby with treats, he knows how to catch them on the fly as I toss them. Benny and I sit down to get to know one another, Benny with his paws in my lap as we chat, but he tells me he doesn’t kiss on the first date. So cute! Benny wags his tail as we discuss the weather, current events and the pros and cons of various toys he might enjoy. Squirrels come by to investigate our treats, but Benny ignores them all. Benny has been with females in playgroup (as of this writing he hasn’t been with males), and greets politely but doesn’t engage in play. He’s ready to share his heart and his love when Mr. or Ms. Right comes along. Is that you? A volunteer adds: So I learned something fun about Ben today. He hates the rain. I mean will stand at the doorway, even with a dashing raincoat on, and look up, and say heck no, I’m not going out in that, I’ll just cross my legs and hold it thank you very much! (He also doesn’t like his belly touched so I couldn’t close the raincoat.) And hold it he did, until the rain stopped and I came back for him and he pottied the moment we were out the door. Ben hasn’t lost his great leash skills, he checks up often as we walk, and when I share some thoughts with him he acts like he completely gets me. A staffer referred to him as “my boy” as she loves him and it’s easy to see why. He’s appropriately affectionate, enjoys attention, but is quiet and respectful all at the same time. It can be hard to pull that off and he never misses! He’s an awesome boy, hoping that his new person will find him quickly.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 42.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
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