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Sky Chi Doxy





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:)

Sky is a 3y 12lb tan and white Chihuahua Dachshund = Chiweenie who arrived as a stray. Upon intake Sky was quiet and very still for introduction with a tense body. Sky was also very still for handling and counselor was able to scan for microchip (negative) collar and photograph. Sky walked well on leash and was responsive to guidance. Sky appeared cautious to petting and counselor did not make contact as Sky appeared fearful to approach of hand with tucked tail and tensing body.
Sky is great once he knows you, best in a home w/ 1-2 people w/ no children. Good w/ dogs and cats:)

SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY past behaviors in a home are unknown. Sky was calm and fearful but allowed all handling. During SAFER Sky came into the assessment room fearful with tense body posture he was a bit social towards the assessor. Not all handling items were able to be conducted as Sky attempted to bite the assessor, on the the first paw squeeze. He displayed no interest in any of the resource items during this portion of the assessment. In light of this behavior we feel that placement with a rescue that can provide positive reinforcement-based behavior modification is the best option at this time.
Look: 2. Dog's eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick.
Tag: 2. Dog is fearful with body low, tail tucked, and attempts to exit.
Squeeze 1: 5. Dog tries to bite. SO DON'T SQUEEZE!!
Dog-Dog:6/2: Sky is a bit nervous. He greets appropriately and wanders in the pen.

PLAYGROUP: Sky was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior with dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Sky greets appropriatly and wanders in the pen. Sky spent most of his time next to the dog he was surrendered with. 5/31: Sky greets appropriately and wanders in the pen. He will correct a male that attempts to mount him. 6/2-6/5: Sky is a bit nervous. He greets appropriately and wanders in the pen
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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 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: For Dogs: For Rabbits: Please visit our website

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