URGENT: Death Row Dogs That Must Be Adopted Today

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It is unfortunate that this post is going up at the last minute, but this latest list has only just been seen by this writer.  Even if you can’t adopt, please share, share, SHARE for the sake of these dogs on death row in New York City.  They only have until NOON on 10/28/13 to be reserved or adopted.

 

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To adopt any of these dogs, please click here.

To foster any of these dogs, please click here.

For more information, including the behavior evaluation and physical exam on all of these dogs, as well as some of their intake sheets from previous owners, please click here.

 

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My name is OCEAN. My Animal ID # is A0852833.
I am a female brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.

One person writes:  This doll is a keeper, and for many reasons.  Have a dog already? No problem, she loves them! If you want a little more cheer in your home, this bright light will deliver.  An A-rated, obedient, friendly, and loyal pup, with many years to celebrate.

Another writes:  This dog is so perfect. It tugged at my heartstrings to see her former owners say that she is “loving, caring and likes to play.” Final words on “what more would you like people to know about your dog” just before they walked out the door and left her to her fate. Do you think they thought she’d easily find a home, in a country just overflowing with abandoned pit bulls? Won’t someone step up for this pretty, sweet “caring” girl? Foster or adopt her. She will fill your life with joy.

 

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My name is BUSTER. My Animal ID # is A0981721.
I am a neutered male brown and black brown and pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR old.

Comment from previous owner:  He likes to run in open fields, plays well with other dogs, very protective with owner and children.  Also understands Spanish commands.

Buster’s previous owner states he is house/paper trained and has lived with cats and dogs and is playful with dogs, but can growl at cats or be playful with them. The previous owner also states he tolerates children, but can growl at strangers if approached from behind. Some of these behaviors are likely based on his previous treatment and lack of positive training.

He was tense during handling, but was relaxed when playing tag with assessor.  Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His body is between you and the toy, and he is loose and wiggly.

He is absolutely gorgeous with his markings, and teddy bear eyes, and nose. He’s also a great friendly boy, who lived as a family pet since he was 2 years old. A family dog will surrender their life for their owners, to the bitter end. Please give this deserving boy a chance.

 

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My name is DALLAS. My Animal ID # is A0981824.
I am a female bl brindle and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 MONTHS old.

A volunteer writes: Dallas is an adorable little brindled lady with the sweetest face; her ears are perfectly folded over to the front of her face – like arrows pointing to her big beautiful eyes. Dallas walks well on leash, seems house trained, and sits on command. She’s well mannered, but she knows how to have fun, Dallas is an expert at play bowing – it’s too cute! Please come meet this affectionate, loving, playful girl at the Brooklyn ACC.

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 My name is CHAZ. My Animal ID # is A0981868.
I am a male blue and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR old.

A volunteer writes:  Chaz is a stunning dog. He waits calmly in his kennel to be taken out. He is only a year old and is just a big boy in a baby’s body – he will need some basic training but he really is just a baby!

Another volunteer writes:  I walked Chaz tonight and let me just say, what a stunner this boy is! His body is pure muscle, his legs are like nothing I have ever seen! Chaz was the perfect gentleman on the leash, and was very calm around the other dog that was out with him. I would bet my paycheck that this boy is completely house-trained, it was actually really sad to watch him “go” because it was so apparent he had been holding it for sooooo long. Hope this gorgeous boy makes it out!

Another writes:  The look in Chaz’s eyes are saying, I’m a lost and homeless dog. I can speak from my heart and say that Chaz is stunning and has always been good for me when I took him out for a walk. He has a nice safer, and was once well taken care of. I had him out with two other dogs one night and he was all fun and play. I talked to the staff about him and the comment most made about him was, Chaz has a defeated and lost look to his eyes. Never any aggression but depressed. The more time I spent with him, the more he settled in. Deep down under his stress, is a wonderful dog. The body of an athlete who I would love to see run in an open field. Please watch his video, and decide for yourself if he is worth saving.

 

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 My name is CHILI. My Animal ID # is A0982175.
I am a female brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR old.

A volunteer writes: Chili is at her door. It is obvious that she wants to go out, make friends but she is scared and put off by the new situation she is in and totally unfamiliar with. Chili is a pretty medium sized female with a well groomed reddish coat, a few calluses and a slightly greyish muzzle.She seems to have cared for a number of litters. Chili needs a gentle approach and she will unwind slowly, even come to sit close to her caretaker, tail softly wagging and a still little wary look on her face. She seems to like to be talked to and caressed. She needs a lot of comforting as she is quite shy and unsure. Chili walks well on the leash and relieves herself on the way. She does not appear to mind other dogs met in the street or up close in the yard. I do not think that Chili was a yard dog but rather a family pet who fell out of luck. She is sensitive and very shaken up by her abandonment although she has improved very much over the last few days. A warm home, a caring and loving home..That is what lovely Chili needs to come out of her shell and be the best forever friend to her new owner or family. Chili is at the Manhattan Care Center, waiting to meet you.

 

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 My name is CHINA BLUE. My Animal ID # is A0981959.
I am a spayed female tan and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR old.

A volunteer writes: China Blue is a friendly, beautiful, well-behaved lady. She seems house trained and sits on command. She loves to play fetch and will place the ball right in your hand! China Blue loves to be with people and is very affectionate. She gave me quite the greeting when I took her out, complete with hugs, kisses and tail wags – I’m sure she will give you the same treatment!! Please come meet her at the Brooklyn ACC.

A volunteer writes: China Blue is a sweet puppy. She is a petite lady – only 34 pounds. She sits on command for treats. China would make a wonderful pet for someone who prefers a small-boned pooch. Come meet China. She is a charmer.

 

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 My name is CLOUD. My Animal ID # is A0982730.
I am a female gray and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.

A volunteer writes: In her little gray mouse suit, Cloud sits in the front of her kennel hoping to catch my eye. It’s hard to pass up this little munchkin, so out we went. She’s Rubenesque in figure, short and close to the ground. Adorable! Her coat is clean and groomed. Surrendered to our care by her family of 4 adults due to the NYCHA authority ban on larger breeds.  We are told that Cloud is house-trained, ignores people, and may be dog-selective. Her leash manners are lovely and it’s clear that she is looking for something as we walk. Her former family? Or, perhaps a new family? Cloud sits when I ask her to for photos, takes treats gently, and although seems slightly anxious as of this writing, is easy to be with. She will do best in a quieter home without small children. Our little gray mouse is waiting to meet her new people; her eyes twinkle with welcome as she waits. Ask to meet her today.

Another writes:  This little piglet is so adorable and sweet. Her cruel prior owner stated lies, which were proven false in her evaluation. Makes you wonder how a person would rather clear their guilty conscience, rather than give their loyal baby a chance at life. This girl behaves like a dream, has a growing fan base, and approached the assessing dog with SOFT body language. Keeper? Without a doubt!

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 My name is RAMBO. My Animal ID # is A0982438.
I am a male brown and white Staffordshire mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.

A volunteer writes: Rambo has a face that will just melt your heart! His precious under bite, tough-guy name, and compact stature combine to form the most endearing little package. Rambo seems house trained and sits on command. He is a little lovebug and just a little petting gets his tail going. Rambo is ready to strut his stuff into his new home, please come meet him at the Brooklyn ACC!

Another writes:  I met Rambo in the beginning of the week and he’s totally awesome! He’s so cute and friendly!

Another writes:  Rambo they say is 3 years old… ONLY 45 pounds, he is a shorty with a huge chunky head. Look at that body, its a bulldog’s body. This little boy is house-trained, AND CRATED FOR 9 HOURS STRAIGHT. He is calm, well-behaved, and walks well on the leash. RAMBO ACED HIS EVAL, GOT ALMOST ALL 1S IN HIS EVAL, A PERFECT BOY WHO ALLOWS ALL HANDLING, SQUEEZING OF THE PAWS AND POKING OF THE HIND. HE WAS NOT INTERESTED IN FOOD, TOY OR RAWHIDE. HIS “FOUNDER” SAID HE LIVED WITH DOGS, AND IS PLAYFUL WITH THEM. Rambo rushed in to meet the helper dog that is why he is rated Experience. Please, this is an awesome boy, owner surrender profile says playful with dogs. Rambo is available to be reserved on the ACC website till noon today. Please don’t let him die.

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My name is PUGS. My Animal ID # is A0982758.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 5 MONTHS old.

In his evaluation, he approached the helper dog confidently and kept a soft body.  Pugs was excited and very soft during handling. He was very easy to position and would constantly seek touch from the assessor.  He lifted his head calmly during the food bowl test, and was very easy to handle during the toy and rawhide items.

 A volunteer writes: Pugs looks like a little lost boy (well, he was found as a stray…), all puzzled in this unknown world to him that is the care center. I guess he was named Pugs because of his round head and slight under bite that make him most likely of boxer descent. Pugs is happy to go for a walk. He is an easy going dog who strolls nicely and meets other dogs with interest but no dominance or fear. He eliminates on the way. Pugs sits on commands and for treats that he loves but takes gently from my hand. He poses for pictures only when tethered, as free, he prefers to stay very close to me which makes photos taking almost impossible. Pugs has lovely eyes and a gorgeous and well-groomed coat. He is well-nourished and looks healthy. Pugs is a young dog, good-looking, friendly, sociable and well-behaved.  We have him at the Manhattan Care Center. He will make a handsome and solid companion to the one who will give him a chance.

 

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 My name is CHOP. My Animal ID # is A0982761.
I am a male br brindle and brown pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.

A volunteer writes: I love his little impish face!! Chop was so quiet in his kennel all day and finally at the end of the day he stood up and I knew he really needed to go out. Earlier in the day kennel staff had pointed him out telling me what an awesome dog he is, so I was saving the best for last! Chop has a face that reflects some possible boxer lineage – square jaw and muzzle – just way too cute! His leash manners are lovely, an easy, peaceful walk at the end of the day. He pottied as soon as we were out the door, peeing a small river that he had been holding all day. Posing for pictures like a pro, he enjoys some reward treats and then we go on. He LOVED meeting other dogs, particularly a male pittie that made his tail go into helicopter mode. Chop is quiet, affectionate and sweet, curling up for some cuddles when we sit down together. I called him ‘chop chop’ and he responded to it, so that may be close to the sound of his name pre-shelter. Chop is a bit too thin and is looking forward to his new family who will feed him well, and love him even better. In the words of kennel staff, he really is “awesome”, and you should come meet him today.

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 My name is GOLDIE. My Animal ID # is A0982798.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.

A volunteer writes: Goldie is a distinguished gentleman whose coat shimmers nicely in the sun. Having been surrendered to the Care Center because of family changes, Goldie appears a little lost at the moment, perhaps searching for a familiar face or place in the unfamiliar park. Off leash in the backyard, Goldie morphs into a playful pup, scampering about, wagging his tail at other dogs, and placing his paws on my lap for a gentle hug. He even offers gentle kisses. His former family tells us that Goldie has lived with children, is house-trained and paper-trained and is fine around other dogs. They also mentioned that while Goldie can be friendly with strangers, at times he can also be cautious. Of course, I was a stranger at first and he greeted me with a wagging tail. (Dogs know dog people!)  We got along just fine on our walk in the park; except, of course, when he became distracted by all the squirrels skittering about the park. But Goldie knows his manners too; he knows a number of commands, including “sit”, “stay”, and shake “paw”. What Goldie needs now is a new family to love and care for him as he moseys into his golden years. Come on down to the Care Center today and adopt this guy – make it a golden day day for everyone.

 

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 My name is KING. My Animal ID # is A0982879.
I am a male br brindle and Dogue de Bordeaux mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR old.

 A volunteer writes: This handsome fellow was surrendered to our care along with his 4 housemates due to the NYCHA ban on larger breeds. He’s absolutely adorable in his dark brindle coat (think deep, rich, chocolate marble cake), and has a cute, expressive face. Likely house-trained, he ‘went’ as soon as we were out the door. We spent some time in the park – King posing for photos like a pro and enjoying some reward treats. I sat on the park bench and had to help him up to sit beside me as his legs are too short! Too cute! He sat in my lap and we watched the people pass, content in each other’s company. He’s alert and interested in everything happening in front of him. Off leash in the backyard he had no interest in ball playing, simply content to explore the area and again, sit on my lap, giving little kisses. He’s an unassuming snuggler, waiting for an invitation before doing anything – so polite and well-mannered! With a wink, a waddle and a wag of his tail we became besties! King is a likable little fellow who is looking for a new home. A meet and greet with a resident dog is recommended. Meet our tiny quarterback today!

 

To adopt any of these dogs, please click here.

To foster any of these dogs, please click here.

For more information, including the behavior evaluation and physical exam on all of these dogs, as well as some of their intake sheets from previous owners, please click here.

4 thoughts on “URGENT: Death Row Dogs That Must Be Adopted Today”

  1. I live in outside of the US, but in the country that i am living, there are also volunteers who bring out shelter dogs that are on death row for one last chance to be adopted and it just breaks my heart when i see them. WHY? because they are all so friendly and adorable, just like my dogs… to think they will be gone, simply because there are no more space for them (according to humans) on this earth, they must be put to sleep, much too soon… just heart breaking.

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  2. As long as I live, and that’s already been a pretty long time, I will never understand how people can give up their pets. There always seems to be a “good” reason, allergies (they do have shots for allergies, and Benadryl works for a lot of people), having a baby (best reason on earth to KEEP a dog, moving (make sure they take pets or look somewhere else). Your dog is your family. Would you leave a child?

    People need to understand when they take their pet to a shelter or a pound and think it’ll be adopted because it’s so “cute,” they’re ALL CUTE, they’re ALL loving and most of them are going to die because your commitment wasn’t true. Please never get another one if you cannot look in that animal’s eyes and promise you will never let him down, not ever.

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  3. OMG, I wished I could take them all home with me….it breaks my heart to think these beautiful animals will be put down because they cannot find a home. Good thing we don’t do this to humans.

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