10mos 45lbsTrue to his breed, Casey(aka Kyzer) needs a job! While we don’t have any cattle or sheep here in Manhattan,Casey still needs to stay busy. He’s a gorgeous dog, his coat is golden and lush, silky to the touch as I run my hands through it. Lying quietly in his kennel when I approached, he eagerly stood to be leashed and we head out into a chill fall morning. Kyzer is a bit zig zaggy on leash, ignores the park squirrels, executes a perfect sit for a treat, and then joins me on the bench for some hugs and kisses. He makes a terrific model for photos, and wags his tail at all passersby who stop to admire him. His previous family tells us that he’s friendly and outgoing with strangers, tolerant with visiting children, plays exuberantly with dogs he meets outside, was in training for some food guarding, loves to play fetch and chase, and is crate trained. Kyzer sat without me asking as we waited for the elevator, such a good boy. If a smart, handsome, active, friendly, affectionate dog, someone to keep you company as you do your chores, run errands and simply go out to play, is your idea of a great companion, than this is your boy! Great w/ small children too:)
Another volunteer writes: Kyzer is a volunteer favorite, enjoying lots of walks and fingers running through his lush coat. There isn’t a volunteer who has walked him who hasn’t commented on how awesome he is. Just take a look at his walking log filled with great comments. What a resume! Kyzer has also taken on an important job with us – he’s a HELPER DOG in playgroup, welcoming new dogs and making them feel comfortable. Add that to his rockstar resume, and you have a dog who would love a new family, a job to do, and a snuggle partner for life. Come meet our favorite fellow and make him yours.
BEHAVIOR : KNOWN HISTORY:
Neutered, Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward children: Playful/tolerant
Behavior toward dogs: Playful
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
FG/RG: He used to growl when his family took his good bowl away, but now he only becomes tense and stares at them as they take it away.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: High Energy
Other notes: He was attending to class obedience for his guarding behavior
ASSESSMENT: Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game.
Squeeze 1/2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds.
Toy: 1. Minimal interest.
Summary: Kyzer displayed no concern during his behavior assessment.
PLAYGROUP: 10/12: When introduced off leash to other dog sin the care center, Kyzer takes time to acclimate an dwarm up, then becomes playful. His previous owner describes him as playful in the presence of other dogs. The behavior department feels Kyzer may be placed into a home with other social dogs, and he may be most comfortable with slow introductions.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: During his initial medical examination, Kyzer readily allowed all handling without issue.
ENERGY LEVEL: fairly highFacebook: Zani's Furry Friends ZFF (weekly adoption event info posted there)
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