Jewels - American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

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Organization Name: Zani's Furry Friends
Location: NYC, NY 10028


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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Jewels

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/06/2016
Location: NYC, NY 10028
Tags: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). 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:) 1.5 year old pocket pittie Needs experienced dog owner. Goes to doggy day care and has a bit of anxiety. She loves other dogs and is approximately 1 1/2 years old. Needs an owner willing to work on basic training and boundaries. No small kids please. Teens are ok. Please fill out an application http://zanisfurryfriends.org/applications.html and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be at Petco on E86/Lex on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at info@zanisfurryfriends.org. 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.

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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). 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:) 1y 14lbs Superman Clark Kent is not a bird, not a plane, but a big Chihuahua! Experienced adopter only, no children and afraid of men so we expect abuse may be a reason ?? Safer: Look: 3. Dog consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment. Sensitivity: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. His body is soft, panting. Tag: 2. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Mounts assessor. Squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away. Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while moving hip away. Toy: 1. Dog mounts toy, is not stiff. Summary: Clark Kent appeared anxious during the assessment, panting, shoulder rubbing, whining, and mounting the assessor and the toy. He seemed to be unable to settle and was very disconnected. At times, especially during squeeze and flank, he appeared uncomfortable, head flipping and moving away from the assessor. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Future introductions between Clark Kent and other dogs should be conducted at a slow pace. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/25/17 During his initial medical exam, Clark Kent snapped. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Clark Kent so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a a high level of activity. He is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home _X_No children (under 13): Due to Clark Kent's discomfort with some handling and anxious behavior, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Social hyper-arousal (Clark Kent becomes quickly aroused when excited, jumping up and mounting people and toys. We recommend mental stimulation, such long-lasting food chews and puzzle toys, to positively direct his enthusiasm.) _X_Handling/touch sensitivity (Clark Kent displays discomfort with handling at times, head flipping and avoiding contact. It is important to always go slow and give Clark Kent the option to walk away from any social interaction. Clark Kent should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Clark Kent’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Clark Kent would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.) _X_Anxiety (Clark Kent displays anxious behavior at the care center- mounting, panting, whining and an inability to settle. He would benefit from an initially calm and quiet home and should be given positive things to help relieve his anxiety, such as plenty of physical and mental exercise. We have no known history on Clark Kent, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment. Force free, positive reinforcement training is recommended to work on any behaviors that arise in the home.) Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR Future introductions between Clark Kent and other dogs should be conducted at a slow pace. 2/27: When introduced off leash to other dogs in the care center Clark Kent greets politely, then otherwise stays to himself. 2/28-3/1: Clark Kent greets other dogs politely. 3/2: Clark Kent engages in bouncy, running play when solicited. He will eventually attempt to mount and does not cease with correction. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Beba Chi

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). 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:) 3y 11lbs Beba is very upset w/ her recent turn of events--her family (children 1-17) just dumped her in the shelter and because she is so scared, she ended up on the euth list! She is coming to us to decompress and come out of her shell. She is 100% housetrained, loves going on walks w/ her purrson, sleeps in a bed on the floor near her purrson (that's going to change in her foster home!)...good little girl, needs a new home desperately. Lives w/ cats and birds! and seems to be fine w/ other dogs:) Despite her having lived w/ small children, right now she is not allowing laptime or being picked up so no youngsters at this time. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Babe Mini Pi...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). 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:) Found tied to a tree, scared out of her mind, this 1.5y mini Pitti Babe is about 30lbs and afraid of her own shadow. Slow approach, ideal home is experienced adopters who can work w/ a scared dog, NO children, NO cats. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Licorice Pat...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) (short coat). 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:) Licorice is a 6 to 7 year old male 15lb neutered Patterdale Terrier available for adoption. He is very gentle and friendly. He is house-trained, crate trained, up-to-date with shots, and great with kids. He paces himself with regard to eating, and he will not gobble up his food if he is not hungry. He is not at all aggressive toward people or but he is particular about his dog pals, and he walks well on and a leash. He loves to cuddle with both children and grown ups and is low maintenance. Ideal home is someone who works from home and has a yard. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (may need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Due to medical reports of discomfort with paws being touched, Flank squeeze was used in place of Paw squeeze. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Toy: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. When the toy is dropped and the assessor reaches for it, Licorice jumps forward and puts his open mouth on the assess-a-hand; this is not a bite, no pressure is applied, it appears to be a play behavior. Summary: Licorice was social with the assessor but appeared anxious in the evaluation room. He was able to be coaxed into position, but returned repeatedly to the door throughout the assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: PLAYGROUP: Licorice was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Licorice keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of small male and female dogs. When another dog attempts to greet him, he runs away. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/30/16: During his initial medical examination Licorice was tense and shivering. He allowed all handling and restraint but disliked his paws being touched. He appears to have arrived with long nails that were trimmed during his examination. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience, who will allow Licorice to warm up to his new home and new family at his own pace) 12/1-12/5: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Licorice keeps to himself as he wanders in a group of small male and female dogs. When another dog attempts to greet him, he runs away. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Astro Big Fu...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). 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:) 5y 74lb Big Chocolate Furry Lab Astro was hyper when the handler approached his cage. He allowed the handler to loop him with no issues. Astro pulled through the kennel and front hallway. Stare Test- Astro gives a lot of eye contact; stressed and panting. Sensitivities- Back: Astro enjoys back petting; curls into the handler for attention and is pushy for attention. Tail: Astro allowed his tail to be touched and tugged on with no issues; sniffs the handler and nudges the handler’s hand for attention. Ears: Astro allowed his ears to be touched and rubbed on with no issues. Paws: Astro allowed his paws to be touched and held with no issues. Muzzle: Astro kept his mouth open then did a mild head toss. Commands- Astro responds to sit, down, stay, and both paws. Play Test- Astro is playful with the handler, running back and forth, dances with his paws and does mild play bows. Toys- Ball: Astro is playful with the ball; responds to commands for ball and allowed the handler to take the ball away with no issues. Squeaky: Astro tries to jump up for the squeaky but immediately stops and sit when told. Astro responds to commands for the squeaky and is very playful with it. Tug Rope: Astro is playful with the tug rope; stared at the handler’s hand but immediately dropped it when told. Food Test- Astro allowed all handling and allowed the handler to take the bowl away with no issues; ate fast when the handler tried to take the bowl away and slightly hoard the bowl. Chewy Test- Astro slightly hoards the pig’s ear. When the handler reached down to take the pig’s ear, Astro holds the pig’s ear with his paw but the handler was able to take it away. He allowed the handler to pet him with no issues. Stranger- Astro approached the stranger excited and friendly; wagging his tail and being pushy for attention. Dog to Dog- Astro approached the helper dog in a social manner; wagging his tail, sniffing but never got playful. Cat Test- We do not currently have cats appropriate for testing. 2/13/17 12:40 p.m. dog found by Hempstead p.d. running loose in Hempstead area Please put in your app asap! Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Border Collie Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Zazu Flat Co...

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      Breed: Border Collie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Flat-coated Retriever (medium coat). 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:) This guy loves to be outside so a person w/ a lot of outdoor time and then snuggly time is his Zazu's ideal home. But he is for EXPERIENCED adopters only, preferably 1-2 people in the home and no children. 5y 38lb Zazu fka Zebracake is a good looking gent, reasonably well groomed and dressed in a lush dark chocolate and black coat. His amber eyes light up his face. His muzzle is very slightly grey, and his mouth opens often into a lovely smile. Zazu is a little shy in his kennel, but gets leashed fairly rapidly. He is a very good walker, marks a little his territory, and eyes the pigeons as well as the squirrels in the park. Well, he is just doing his job, as he is part of the herding group of dogs. Zazu does not mind being stared at by me and the camera. He will sit on command, and is not at all interested in my treats that I thought were quite tasty. He seems to like my caresses all over his body. He is a really very gentle and well-mannered pooch. As we were early visitors at a nearby park, we did not meet many dogs, and those we encountered did not elicit much attention from Zazu. He is an easy going character, friendly, a little shy–at least inside our walls–and a lovely Collie/Retriever mix who is sure to attract connoisseurs of the breeds. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Bruno Brunel...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. 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:) 1.5y 55lb Bruno Brunelli is everything we love about Pittis. He was very friendly, loose wiggly body and a waggy tail. He allowed counselor to pet him and rub his belly. He listened to the commands of sit and stay. He allowed all handling As per the client Bruno is house broken and friendly towards strangers. He has never bitten or scratched anyone to his knowledge. Bruno will chew up shoes if they are left out--so don't leave your shoes out as chew toys! Best in a home w/ no small children due to his energy, and because he is an alpha, w/ experienced pitti adopters who know enough to be the alpha in the pack:) A volunteer writes: Bruno is a wiggly, playful, sweet bundle of joy! He pulls a little on leash, seems housebroken, sits for treats, and manages to immediately initiate a romance with any tennis ball he finds! I’m not sure I’ve ever met a dog that could entertain himself as well as Mr. Bruno does. He play bows with the ball, waltzes with it, rolls on his back with it, eventually chews it up, and then starts the whole cycle with the next one. Just watching him is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face, but he also loves interacting with people (and, so far, other dogs too!). He seems to be one of those dogs that sees a friend in every stranger (the kind of friend he can give kisses to and get belly rubs from!), but I can only imagine the extra-special-lovin’ he has reserved for his family. Please come meet him at Brooklyn ACC and see if that might be you! 11/08/2016 BEHAVIOR AVERAGE Client came to drop off a dog that he stated was left in his apartment by his roommate. Intact, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: unknown SAFER ASSESSMENT: 11/8/16 Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, and approaches the Assessor at the end of the game (need coaxing to approach.) He is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor. Squeeze 1 & 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are relaxed. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: No concerns were seen on this assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Bruno was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bruno engages in gentle play with male and female dogs. He is sexually motivated but able to continue to play when solicited. The Behavior Department recommends that Bruno be placed in a home with dogs that match his gentle play style and that a dog-dog interaction be conducted to ensure compatibility. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 11/04/16 During his initial medical examination, Bruno readily allowed all handling without issue. ENERGY LEVEL: Bruno displays a high activity level in the care center. RECOMMENDATIONS: Average (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of experience) Note: see potential challenges section below Potential challenges: _X_Destructive behavior: Bruno is a young, active, enthusiastic dog with lots of energy. He will need daily mental and physical exercise and stimulation to channel that energy appropriately. He is also reported to chew up shoes if they are left out, so this will need to be managed in his future home. 11/05/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION Bruno was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around dogs is unknown. When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Bruno engages in gentle play with male and female dogs. He is sexually motivated but able to continue to play when solicited. The Behavior Department recommends that Bruno be placed in a home with dogs that match his gentle playstyle and that a dog-dog interaction be conducted to ensure compatibility. 11/5: Bruno displays loose and wiggly body language when greeting a novel female dog. He is sexually motivated, attempting to mount the female dog, but displays bouncy body language when the female solicits play. He explores the pen for a bit before attempting to mount again. 11/8-11/13: In a group of playful male and female dogs, Bruno displays soft body language when greeting the novel dogs. He is playful, engaging in and soliciting gentle play. He is slightly sexually motivated but is able to continue to play when solicited. He tolerates novice play styles. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted here) Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Twitter: zanisff Please fill out an application at http://zanisfurryfriends.org and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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! : Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Beagle-Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Nono ChiBea ...

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      Breed: Beagle-Chihuahua Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). 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:) 3y 13lb Nono Chi Beagle ideal home is where I can either go to work w/ my purrson or stay at home mom/dad:) Loves other dogs so a home w/ another would be a win win:) Previously lived with: Adults/dog Behavior toward children: Calm/relaxed around children Behavior toward dogs: Respectful of dog he lived with Behavior toward cats: Unknown but we suspect fine FG/RG: None reported Bite history: None Housetrained: Yes (wee-wee pad trained) and outside. Energy level/descriptors: Nono is described as friendly affectionate, playful, high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 10/12/2016 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands, whines Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, ears back, whines Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft, tries to stay close to assessor Squeeze 1 / 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: No interest. ENERGY LEVEL: RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience Profile BASIC INFO Nono A1092998 Chihuahua shorthair Mix. He was surrendered with his mom Taina was bought from someone in the street, and Nono is Taina's son but we only have the boy. The main reason for surrender is that the owner is allergic to the dogs, not for health concerns, in fact Nono is quite a healthy speciman. SOCIALIZATION very friendly with strangers and altho has not lived with children, is very calm, relaxed and playful when young children visit. Having always lived w/ another dog, he is respectful and has never bitten anyone. BEHAVIOR Anxious when left alone and will hide during storms or fireworks, no probs taking away food, water or toy. Not bothered if you push him off and doesn't even resist if you try to bathe them. If an unfamiliar approaches the doorway, he barks. FOR A NEW FAMILY TO KNOW best described as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Nono loves to play espectially with stuffed toys. He sleeps on a doggy bed, is house trained, will go outside and on wee-wee pads. When left alone, he is well behaved. For exercise, they play with each other. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      Sky Chiweeni...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund (short coat). 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 Dachsund mix dog who arrived as a stray. Sky needs a one person home only with no visitors as he is unpredictable w/ strangers. 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 Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in NYC, NY

      LOST Macho M...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: NYC, NY
      Posted Breed: Wirehaired Fox Terrier / Schnauzer (short coat). 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:) LOST--Prospect Park Bklyn 7/14 This little 20lb 1y Macho is a mini mix of something but we'll be darned if we know what! but the best part is he is Quiet! In fact he is still a bit afraid of his own shadow so we are letting him come out of his shell at his own pace. Great w/ dogs and cats and with time even children. Facebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (event info posted there) Twitter: zanisff Instagram: zanisfurryfriends Please go to our site http://zanisfurryfriends.org fill out an application and return to dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org 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 cats@zanisfurryfriends.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: cats@zanisfurryfriends.org For Dogs: dogs@zanisfurryfriends.org For Rabbits: nyc.acc.rabbits@gmail.com. Please visit our website zanisfurryfriends.org.
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