Ruff ruff, my name is Olaf. My animal ID number is A1003395. *** SAFER: NH ONLY *** (Must be pulled by New Hope rescue)
MALE, WHITE / BR MERLE, STAFFORDSHIRE / POINTER, 2 yrs STRAY - STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/15/2014, From NY 11226, DueOut Date 06/18/2014,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN Medical Summary SCAN NEGATIVE BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED PHYSICAL EXAM-WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS mild tartar male intact NOSF Weight 49.5
A volunteer writes: Be still my heart! Isn’t Olaf the most uniquely beautiful dog you’ve ever seen? Intense blue eyes, gorgeous Catahoula markings and a smile that just won’t quit, there’s no one else quite like him and as we walk through the Care Center everyone wants to meet my handsome new boyfriend - Olaf is a rock star! He’s such a playful, bouncy boy and loves to give out hugs and kisses but his former owners clearly didn’t spend much time honing his manners as he’s a little too rough'n'tumble for company and will gently mouth me as he wiggles his way onto and off of my lap, so happy to be close to his human but too excited to sit still for long. He stops the mouthing immediately when asked, only to start up again a few seconds later and I’m sure the stress of his sudden change in circumstances has heightened these long unaddressed ‘naughty’ play behaviors. Olaf is such a friendly guy and his tail never seems to stop wagging, he’s eager to please and with the experienced parents in a structured and peaceful environment I could see him learning any number of new tricks and commands. He already walks well in harness, seems very house trained and comes running if I call him and when I hold up a treat he waits patiently before gently sniffing, licking and politely rejecting it. Balls and toys hold no interest for him but the minute he sees another dog Olaf is all over that situation, charging up to them and barking frantically until they are out of sight. While his tail wags throughout each encounter, with this kind of intense interest and pushy reaction to other pups he should be the 'only child’ in his new family’s life and will need some additional training to keep his manners in check when out and about in the world. Olaf was named for the goofy Disney snowman and just like that character he represents the innocent joys of childhood, a time when the world was new and the future bright as a summers day. Sadly, the 'real world’ and the adults who should have guided and socialized him have let our Olaf down and now that bright future hangs in the balance. Sure he’s a handful, but in the right hands this fun-loving pup could be the loyal, energetic and affectionate pet you’ve always dreamed of. Olaf is only two years old, full of promise and with so much life left to live, he deserves a second chance. If you can give him the training, structure and loving attention he craves then please don’t delay - beautiful Olaf is at our Manhattan Care Center, waiting for his hero…
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In loving memory on Veterans Day of my former and late partner, Marcus ‘Tony" Trapp.
Tony retired from the U.S. Army after 15 years, which in included service the Gulf Wars of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He lived with PTSD as a result.
The lower photo was the last photo taken of him with our big boy Brutus. Both died this year, Brutus on March 4th and Tony died at the age of 46 on April 1st following a massive heart attack on March 24th. I miss them desperately.
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In loving memory of our boy Tyson, our first pit bull terrier whom we adopted from the Broward Humane Society. He was an affectionate, sweet and gentle dog who lived to love. Tragically, we lost him at age six to bone cancer, April 23, 2005. Tony, my late partner, and I both had Tyson’s image inked on us after his death. The tattoo image pictured above was that on Tony’s shoulder when he died April 1, 2014.