FEMALE, BR BRINDLE, CATAHOULA MIX, 3 yrs STRAY - STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason ABANDON Intake condition NONE Intake Date 01/04/2013, From NY 10475, DueOut Date 01/07/2013
Medical Behavior Evaluation YELLOW Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM- Tense and nervous Mild dental tartar Female NOSF Weight 43.4
A volunteer writes: No need to put a coat on Stormy - this is her kind of weather! Stormy has a FABULOUS lush coat of many colors; she is stunning. Initially very timid in her kennel, once she knows she has a friend she comes out for a walk. Her leash manners are perfect; she walks smartly by my side. Her tail wags as we walk. She relieved herself as soon as we were out the door so may be housetrained. She seems OK with other dogs we met, but is a bit tentative when confronted with lots of loud street noises. Stormy did not mind being tethered for photos and made wonderful eye contact as I took photos. She sat when I asked her to and took treats gently. Stormy is a shy submissive little girl who clearly was a well taken care of and loved pet. Considering that she is scared and unsure of herself she is handling herself amazingly well. She is happy to make friends and know that we care. Stormy will need a new home with people that will love her. Meet Stormy today.
DO NOT call the shelter and say you are adopting unless you truly intend on physically going to the shelter to adopt the dog. It ties up phones lines and is a waste of the staff's time to explain the adoption procedure over the phone for someone who is purposely not going to show up. They need every free second of their time to answer calls, assist actual adopters, process intakes, and care for the animals. More importantly, they will note the dog’s file that an adopter is en route which will prevent an actual adopter from saving the dog. This is considered a "fake adoption" hold and that is how dogs fall through the cracks and end up being killed.
For more information on a particular dog, email firstname.lastname@example.org but ONLY if serious about adopting, and ONLY if you are able to GO TO the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates... the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their in boxes and causing REAL adopter emails to go un-noticed. Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions.