Meet Kai; he is a seven-year-old multi-talented brindle pup who is hoping Santa can help him find a family before he is euthanized at Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center on Tuesday.
Let’s begin with his description as told by volunteers who have interacted with him:
“He may be shy when he first meets you, but give him a ball or a stuffy and you will be his new best friend. KAI is beloved of the volunteers and we can see why. He is poetry in motion, a joy to watch, and he is like a puppy in a big dog’s body. He is gently playful, a bit gangly, coltish and fun. If you tell him to drop his ball, he drops it. If you tell him to sit, he sits. And if you tell him ‘high five’ he gives you a stand up double paw right to your hands.”
Check out one of his videos:
Hello, my name is Kai. My animal id is #80884. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 7 years 1 months 1 weeks old.
Weight: 69.2 lbs
Publicly Adoptable – Needs out, he’s had enough of shelter life
Video #2 (Kai and Daisy together)
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
INTAKE PROFILE – BASIC INFORMATION: Kai came in as a found stray. There are no known injuries or health issues.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 11-06-2019 : Upon intake, Kai was very head shy. Upon approach, he would turn his head and flinch. Limited handling was done
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Stray, no known history
SAFER ASSESSMENT: Behavior Assessment Date:
Strength and pulling: No pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
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Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced fosters or adopters.