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Hi there! My name is Caitlyn. In the spring of 2014, I was rescued by NYC law enforcement from a cruelty/neglect case, where I was found living in a car with my littermates. I was immediately transferred to the ASPCA’s hospital and adoption center. In January of 2015, I was transferred to the Behavioral Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s, where I learned that unfamiliar people, objects, sounds and real-life situations aren’t as scary as I thought. I graduated from the Rehab Center program in June. I might take a little bit of time to come out of my shell, but once I do, I’m a very sweet, gentle dame who will love to keep you company. I’ll do best with a patient, experienced adopter—someone willing to help me along as I continue to learn new things and discover the world. I am looking for an experienced adopter with a quiet household, and at least one confident doggie housemate. I also get along with cats. A fenced yard where I can sunbathe in the warmer weather would be a huge plus!
I’ve made many new friends at the Rehab Center, but I’m still shy around unfamiliar people. Please give me time to warm up at my own pace. When I meet new people, ask them to toss me pieces of my kibble. When I’m more comfortable, they can ask me to hand target for kibble. I do best when I meet people in the presence of a confident dog friend. I’m ready to learn, but I don’t know many obedience skills yet! The Rehab Center staff focused on reducing my fear, not on teaching me how to do things like sit, lie down and come when called. (I definitely don’t know that last one yet, so be sure not to let me off-leash!) Taking me to an obedience class that uses reward-based training (no punishment, please) would be a great way to build our bond.
We know with a special person, Caitlyn will be the perfect companion. Please contact Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org An application process will be required.
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