My Project 365: A Dog A Day
I will select a dog a day to share here.
A dog that is sheltered or fostered in the continental US.
A dog that needs a loving home.
A dog that wants a second chance.
STATUS: AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT MANHATTAN AC&C
[shelter info at bottom of post]
Meet LEXIE!!! ID# 0922166
1 year old
Entered the shelter as a stray
*Lexie struggled a bit with food guarding during her behavior evaluation (understandable, as she is emaciated)
A volunteer writes: CUTIE PATOOTIE alert!!! They honestly do not get cuter than this little girl. Lexie came to us emaciated – every rib shows, her hip bones jut out and we are working on putting lots of meat on those cute bones. She looked at me with her big saucer eyes, and pointy ears and half and half face and I was just head over heels in love in 4 seconds flat. Lexie is good on the leash, she sits when asked to and is surprisingly gentle when taking treats given how hungry she clearly is. She has allot of positive energy and would probably love a good run in a yard. I sat on the park bench to read and send a couple of emails and she was up in my lap, rolling over for belly rubs, digging her head into my chest for some kisses and generally showing me so much love I basically gave up on the emails. Once back in her kennel, when you show her some attention she leans against the bars for a good ear scratch and proceeds to roll over for a belly rub. She wants out – she wants to have a human to love and to love her back. She is an awesome little girl with a lifetime of belly rubs in front of her. How are your belly rub skills? Ask to meet Lexie today.
This dog is located at the Manhattan AC&C (326 E 110th Street, NYC 10029). Please act quickly and GO DIRECTLY TO THE SHELTER to adopt (open 7 days per week from 8AM-7PM, adoptions opens at noon). If the dog is on the euthanasia list, you must CALL THE SHELTER to let them know that you are coming (212-722-4939 keep hitting 0 until someone picks up. Do not leave a message when the recording picks up — keep hitting 0 until your hear a voice!).
Please contact participating rescue groups to see if they can assist you: http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/about/apos/atoz.htm.
On behalf of the dog before you, THANK YOU!