At the Brooklyn facility of New York City Animal Care Centers, an “old soul” named Plum has waited 98 days at the shelter hoping for a family to take her home. Sadly, she has watched many of her shelter pals come and go – so many have left with families to start new lives. The look on her eyes reveals the hurt in her heart. Why doesn’t anyone want me?
“Plum is just as sweet as a plum!,” a volunteer writes. “She rested her head in my lap as I rubbed her ears and cheeks, then half-closed her eyes and drifted off into some sort of doggie nirvana. When I stopped, she softly solicited more attention (which I gladly gave her.”
Check out Plum’s video:
Plum entered the shelter on July 5 as a stray, is estimated to be eight-years-old and weighs 77 pounds. Read more about her health notes here.
Notes from the shelter referencing the type of home best recommended for Plum’s success:
“The Behavior Department recommends that Plum be placed in a home with no other dogs until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed once she has adequate time to decompress from the shelter environment. The Behavior Department recommends reward-based, force-free training only to desensitize and counter-condition Plum using toys or treats to help her associate other dogs with positive experiences.
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful: Although Plum displays some social behavior and solicits attention, she does appear to exhibit fearful behavior when introduced or exposed to new situations where she has been observed to tremble, remain tense and is easily distracted. Plum should never be forced to interact or approach if she is not comfortable and positive association should be paired with anything she displays fear toward…”
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
According to volunteers, this Cane-Corso is shy, but she continues to miss her family who most likely abandoned her. She tries her best to make friends and gently leans in for comfort. The perfect home would be with an adult – quiet, calm and safe. Let Plum gently decompress and warm up to her new human.
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!
PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! **
STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction
HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
You must live within 3 – 4 hours of NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Norther VA.
Please PM our page for assistance. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a dog on the To Be Killed list, including those labelled Rescue Only. Hurry please, time is short, and the Rescues need time to process the applications.
Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
Please share Plum’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Doesn’t Plum deserve better?
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