A senior dog was recently surrendered to a busy New York City animal control agency, and now he is on the list of dogs to be killed. The eight-year-old pit bull, named Boots, lost his home because his owner did not have time for him.
Boots is fearful at the Manhattan Animal Care Center – he is unsure of his surroundings, and all of the strangers who have suddenly been put into his life. The Facebook page, Must Love Dogs NYC writes:
Boots is a eight year old hunk whose family turned their backs on him when he needed them most. Its cold outside, the dog pound is no place for a eight year old pooch and most of all, its Christmas! How could they?! Boots is sad and lonely without his family but he’s a resilient pooch like oh so many others and he’s ready and willing to start from the bottom in an awesome new home and work his way all the way back up to the top because he’s cool like that. Boots is good looking, he’s got that grey thing goin’ on, he’s housetrained and he already lived in harmony with a bunch of kids. Boots is trying to be home for the holidays so please start sharing him ASAP for that second chance he so desperately needs.
When Boots was assessed for resource guarding at the facility, he ignored the fake hand and instead, rubbed his head on the counselor’s legs. Though Boots is said to have some fear of strangers, he did not react to the people who passed him by when he was being taken in at the animal control agency.
According to Boots’ former owner, there was a bite incident in the dog’s past – someone was in a fight outside of Boots’ home and when that person entered his residence, Boots bit the person on the butt (not breaking the skin, but causing bruising). Boots apparently retreated after biting the stranger on the butt. Boots’ former owner has stated that Boots barks at people who enter the home.
Because of the owner’s concerns about Boots reactivity to strangers, the animal control agency requires that he be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home.
Must Love Dogs has described how to save this death row dog:
TO SAVE BETRAYED BOOTS #83174 please CLICK ON VIDEO AND POST THERE OR MESSAGE THE Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs FB pg -https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/ OR EMAIL US AT MUSTLOVEDOGSNYC@GMAIL.COM
Death row dogs are out of time!. Killing starts anytime after 12:00 pm ON 12/14 – SATURDAY!!
Note: The Pet Rescue Report is NOT the point of contact for this dog and does not have any further information about his availability, health or demeanor. Please contact Must Love Dogs NYC for more information. Thank you.
911 – this is it for sweet senior, Boots!!! HURRY!***NOT RESERVED PROVEN FAMILY PET BOOTS #83174 WILL BE KILLED SHORTLY AT NYCACC IN MANHATTAN, NY***IF I AM KILLED TOMORROW, PLEASE TELL MY FAMILY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM… even though they kept me in a crate 80% of the time and simply don’t have the time to care for me anymore. Mom is disabled and Dad doesn’t want the children to have to take responsibility and walk me 🙁 Isn’t that what families are for? I gave them all everything I had, and they gave me nothing 🙁 It’s cold outside, the dog pound is no place for a eight year old pooch and most of all, it’s the holidays! How could they?! Boots is sad and lonely without his family but he's a resilient pooch like oh so many others and he's ready and willing to start from the bottom in an awesome new home and work his way all the way back up to the top because he's cool like that. Boots is good looking, he's got that grey thing goin' on, he's housetrained and he already lived in harmony with a bunch of kids – 4 children (ages 7,8,11,16). ***NOT RESERVED SWEET BOOTS #83174 WILL BE KILLED SHORTLY AT NYCACC IN MANHATTAN, NY***Shelter staff writes – These Boots are made for walking… right into your heart! I like to play hard to get; my love doesn't come easy, but once you've convinced me, I'll be a dedicated pal. I'm a calm, older gent that is wary of new things – people, places, things. However, I am receptive to a bribe or two (cough, chew toys, cough). So, if I sound like the right fit, run, don't walk, your way over to MACC.Behavior Assessment -Counselor offered a hand for Boots to sniff, which he did, and he proceeded to lean in for scratches and put his head in between counselors legs. His tail was not as tucked anymore and he seemed more relaxed. He was acting goofy with his owner and leaning in for head rubs and leisurely walking around the admissions office. Throughout the intake there were people in and out of the office passing by Boots, he did not have a reaction or seem tense. Another counselor had to stand on a chair to get something from a cabinet and Boots did not react. When a coworker came in to greet Boots he went over to her with a tail wag and allowed all petting. Counselor was able to scan for a microchip and collar the dog.How is this dog around other dogs?: Client does not provide Boots many opportunities to greet dogs, but Boots has had polite greetings in the past. Client mentioned he met another dog and was sniffing while the other dog was barking and Boots did not escalate. 12/6/19: a gate greeting is conducted. Boots greets the female dog with a soft body and wagging tail.For a New Family to Know: Boots is a very dedicated dog, once you get to know him he loves to be hugged and scratched on his belly. He is really playful, he loves anything to chew on and play tug. Boots knows how to sit, stay, put his head down.FOSTERING IS FREE AND TEMPORARY AND WILL SAVE HIS LIFE! KARMA WILL REPAY YOU!TO SAVE BETRAYED BOOTS #83174 please CLICK ON VIDEO AND POST THERE OR MESSAGE THE Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs FB pg -https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/ OR EMAIL US AT MUSTLOVEDOGSNYC@GMAIL.COMDeath row dogs are out of time!. Killing starts anytime after 12:00pm ON 12/14 – SATURDAY!!MORE PHOTOS AND COMMENTARY OF THIS LOVING BOY WHO IS GOOD WITH KIDS AND OTHER DOGS – https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/photos/a.745242932328646/1145347865651482/?type=3&theater
Posted by Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs on Wednesday, December 11, 2019