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  • Sex: Male

  • Age: 4 years old

  • Length: Short

  • Is Vaccinated: Yes

  • Coat Type: Smooth

  • Primary Color: Tan

  • Weight: 64.4 lbs.

  • Intake Date: 08-03-2020

Blue

  • ID# 99793

  • Dog

  • Manhattan Animal Care Center

Due to the need for extensive behavior modification, this animal is only available for foster/adoption through one of ACC's New Hope Partners. Please read the below information thoroughly about this dog and if you are interested in fostering or adopting, please fill out the pre-screener form. Do not click the "Adopt Me" button on this webpage. This animal is not directly available for adoption through ACC and is only available by completing the pre-screener form. Adoption inquiries sent directly to ACC will not receive a response.

Pre-Screener Form

Blue has appeared fearful, walking with raised hackles, a lowered body, and tucked tail during his stay at the care center. He is observed to be easily startled by any sudden sounds or movement. Blue hard barked at staff during intake. During his medical exam Blue was observed to growl and lunge with a tense body, not allowing handling and requiring sedation. Blue has warmed up to handlers who have spent time with him and gone slowly, beginning to open up and solicit attention. Blue's previous owners describe him to bark and growl at any strangers that approach the family as well as hard bark and lunge at other dogs. Blue has a bit history having bitten a child on the rear end when the child was play fighting with Blue. Blue is reported not to typically interact with children in this way and became rough and bit the child on the rear end, drawing blood. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent adult-only home due to Blue's bite history, potential low threshold for arousal, and potential for defensive aggression as is displayed at the care center and was reported in his previous home.

I would do best in a home with only adult humans.

I would appreciate slow introductions to new people and places to help me feel safe.

I will flourish in a calm environment and a low-traffic home.

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Blue

  • ID# 99793

  • Manhattan Animal Care Center

  • Age: 4 years old

  • Male

Due to the need for extensive behavior modification, this animal is only available for foster/adoption through one of ACC's New Hope Partners. Please read the below information thoroughly about this dog and if you are interested in fostering or adopting, please fill out the pre-screener form. Do not click the "Adopt Me" button on this webpage. This animal is not directly available for adoption through ACC and is only available by completing the pre-screener form. Adoption inquiries sent directly to ACC will not receive a response.

Pre-Screener Form

Blue has appeared fearful, walking with raised hackles, a lowered body, and tucked tail during his stay at the care center. He is observed to be easily startled by any sudden sounds or movement. Blue hard barked at staff during intake. During his medical exam Blue was observed to growl and lunge with a tense body, not allowing handling and requiring sedation. Blue has warmed up to handlers who have spent time with him and gone slowly, beginning to open up and solicit attention. Blue's previous owners describe him to bark and growl at any strangers that approach the family as well as hard bark and lunge at other dogs. Blue has a bit history having bitten a child on the rear end when the child was play fighting with Blue. Blue is reported not to typically interact with children in this way and became rough and bit the child on the rear end, drawing blood. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent adult-only home due to Blue's bite history, potential low threshold for arousal, and potential for defensive aggression as is displayed at the care center and was reported in his previous home.

I would do best in a home with only adult humans.

I would appreciate slow introductions to new people and places to help me feel safe.

I will flourish in a calm environment and a low-traffic home.

Connect with an adoption counselor to find out more about Blue by clicking below.

Adopt Blue

Head back to search more Boroughbreds just like Blue . All animals are microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before adoption.

  • Age: 4 years old

  • Length: Short

  • Is Vaccinated: Yes

  • Coat Type: Smooth

  • Primary Color: Tan

  • Weight: 64.4 lbs.

  • Intake Date: 08-03-2020