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Zani's al fresco Summer Adoptions follow us on FB to find us this summer as we will try new locations to meet the needs of NYC and support the little stores:)
Who gets a Great Dane (Plott hound mix) and then moves to a place that won't take a large dog???? Well, that's what happened to this super handsome happy beauty Nature at 65lbs and only 2y. Scared of dogs until he knows them, great with children and cats! Purrfect family dog--can't you see him at all the family picnics? Best home would be one w/ a yard, out of the city, w/ dogs to play w/, cats to cuddle, kids to love.
Shelter notes: Nature is friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable and he has a very high activity level. Around strangers Nature is friendly and outgoing and when he played with adults he was exuberant. He lived with children ages 2-12, with them he was relaxed and playful and when he played he was exuberant. He spent time with another dog, pit-bull, with him he was relaxed and playful and also exuberant at play. He's also spent time with cats, with them he was respectful. If his food bowl was touched while eating he would step back and was relaxed. He was friendly if a a treat was taken from him and playful if a toy was taken from him". The behavior department feels that he may do best with an experienced adopter. Nature is somewhat fearful and needs time to warm up to the handler. Nature has been showing fearful behavior and avoids being leash on the kennel. We cannot be certain if behavior may be suppressed as a result of the shelter environment. Please note that behavior may change when Nature is more comfortable and settled in a home environment.
Look: 2. Dog's eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, shy body language, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1. No interest.
Group Behavior 6/14: When off leash with other dogs Nature is uncomfortable and continuously attempts to run away. 6/15: Nature continues to run away from interaction.
Basic information: Nature is a 2 year old neutered male Great Dane mixed with Plott hound. He was adopted from North Shore Animal League 2 years ago. He was surrendered because his previous owner is moving and isn't allowed pets in his new home. He has no known injuries or health problems and the last time he went to the vet was 1 year ago.
Socialization: Around strangers Nature is friendly and outgoing and when he played with adults he was exuberant. He lived with children ages 2-12, with them he was relaxed and playful and when he played he was exuberant. He spent time with another dog, pit-bull, with him he was relaxed and playful and also exuberant at play. He's also spent time with cats, with them he was respectful.
Behavior: Nature has never attempted to bite a person or animal. He isn't bothered by storms or fireworks. If his food bowl was touched while eating he would step back and was relaxed. He was friendly if a a treat was taken from him and playful if a toy was taken from him. He isn't bothered if he's taken off furniture. He was friendly if he's held or restrained. He isn't bothered if he is disturbed while sleeping. If he was giving a bath he was fearful.
For a New Family to Know: Nature is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable and he has a very high activity level. the two things his previous owner liked most about him were; he's curious and listens well. When his previous owner was home he would tend to follow him around. He liked to play with balls and chew toys and his favorite games were fetch and tug. He was kept indoors only and he ate dry Pedigree. His owner believes he will do best in a family home with children. He is house trained and never had accidents indoors. He is well behaved when left indoors or in the yard. He was crate trained as a puppy but doesn't need it now. He knows sit, stay and "don't touch" on command. He played in his yard daily and went for walks twice a week. On leash he pulls lightly and off leash he stays close.
Behavior during intake: Nature was stressed when his owner left, he was pacing and panting. He flinched when pet initially. After a few minutes he allowed me to pet him without flinching, he jumped up for attention, he laid on my lap. He allowed me to collar him and take his pictures. He showed no signs of aggression.
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Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at email@example.com and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!
If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet. It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays. Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: email@example.com For Dogs: firstname.lastname@example.org For Rabbits: email@example.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.