Young Rupert A1006057, calm, well behaved basenji-pit mix will be killed in a few hours. He is a smallish medium sized boy they estimated to be 2 yrs old, only 42 lbs. Rupert is rated no small children because he didn't like the plastic hand on his face while he was eating.
A volunteer writes: Well hellooo handsome! With his pretty coloring, lush fur and curly tail Rupert is such a uniquely stunning boy that it's hard to say in what combination of breeds his great looks originated...Pittie, Basenji, Ibizan Hound? All I know for sure is nature spun her wheel and he hit the jackpot! But Rupert's good fortune doesn't end at appearances and my best beau has proven himself a gentle, easy to handle, friendly and playful young man, the kind of quietly wonderful dog anyone would be proud to call their own. He walks very well on leash and seems to be house trained too as he does all his business within minutes of stepping out the door. Dogs both large and small are seen with calm, tail-wagging interest and when I call to him he comes trotting over for some petting and kisses, so happy to be spending time with his human. All this and he's a star athlete too! Rupert looooves to play ball and he'll wait politely for my throw, catching the tennis ball mid-air or zooming to retrieve it before letting me pull it right out of his super soft mouth. Once he hunkers down for a good chew session Rupert does prefer to keep the ball to himself but he's happy for me to pet him all over while he works on his 'project' and his chunky tail just keeps on wagging. An all-around good guy who gets along with everyone, he's simply the perfect gentleman and his fun-loving, well-mannered nature make him a wonderful choice for someone looking for a mellow yet playful companion. If any dog deserves to be welcomed home with open arms, it's Rupert!
Rupert is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon of July 23 http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm ***
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SHELTER PHONE NUMBER (212) 788-4000
DO NOT CONTACT ACC IF YOU CANNOT GO TO THE ACC TO PICK UP. For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpetsondeathrow.org/must-read/
PLEASE SHARE RUPERT FOR A HOME TO HELP HIM LIVE!
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