Once upon a time Solo had a family. Once upon a time Solo was loved, but on December 18, someone pulled out his leash and said, “let’s go out for a walk.” And with that invitation, nine-year-old Solo felt the coolness of the brisk winter air excited to walk down the street with his human and inhale all of the fresh smells.
We will never know why this sweet brindle coated pup was tied up – abandoned and left shivering when his owner disappeared. Consequently, Solo is scheduled to die on Monday at the Brooklyn facility of New York City Animal Care Centers. No one has reserved him – no one has come to save his life.
“I love Solo – he is as they say the perfect gentleman,” a volunteer writes. “He sits, gives paw, housebroken, and so incredibly sweet. Don’t be fooled by his size – he is a totally love bug.”
The friendly pup has charmed both the intake and medical staff. He aced his shelter assessment, and although he should have earned an average rating (able to be adopted without any exceptions), a negative experience in his playgroup restricts his adoption to families with children over 13-years-old.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 19-Dec-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Solo was soft and loose bodied throughout his assessment; he displayed no concerns.
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.
If you think you could lend this boy a hand, hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for adopting him today. Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are all he has.
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