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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Meet Angel

Editor's Note: This article was written by Tara Conry.

Name: Angel
Case Number: #2656

My name is Angel and I am a sweet, sassy gal! Right now, I'm staying at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh, but I can't wait for day I'm adopted and get to live with a loving family in my forever home.

I love everyone, even the most unusual of strangers. I just need to learn to be more polite when meeting them. I like playing with people and simply love toys, but I can get over-excited. I’ll need to learn some impulse control in order to play politely. Because of my exuberance and lack of impulse control, I’d be better with teens and up until I learn some manners.

I’m comfortable with all types of handling and will readily share my resources with people. I get upset when scolded and take a little time to settle back down.

I tend to be stiff and inappropriate with other dogs. I should really learn some manners and impulse control when around other dogs. Even then, I’d do best having play dates and developing friendships with patient dogs who won’t take offense to my antics. Ultimately, I may well be happier as a people-centric pooch.

I don't know any basic commands but I'm eager to learn for a taste of my favorite treats! I definitely need to learn to walk nicely on leash, not to leash-bite, and not to be jumpy, though I’m only a mild offender. Training will help us forge a relationship.

f you are interested in adopting Angel, please contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-785-5220 or email animalinfo@tohmail.org for more information.

The shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, will receive all required inoculations and will be microchipped, all free of charge.
Dan H February 18, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Does the shelter have any other dogs besides Pit Bulls?
BigIdeas February 18, 2013 at 05:38 PM
My thoughts exaactly. Every week they put up a 'mouthy' Pit or a Pit with no impulse control. Exactly what should not be released into the community. Didn't they see the story from last week?
Tara Conry February 18, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I am by no means a dog expert, but in my experience all dogs who have not yet been trained are going to need help with "impulse control" and learning not to use their mouths. I have a 1 year-old puppy who is not a pitt bull. She isn't aggressive at all but when she plays her instinct is to use her mouth (Dogs use their mouths like humans use their hands. Ever walk into a pet store and seen two pups pulling on eachother's ears?) and it's our job to correct her and to teach her the proper way to play with people. It takes time and consistency depending on the age of the dog, the breed and past experience. I think the shelter is just letting prospective adopters know what they are in for and being responsible.
BigIdeas February 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Tara - Let me know when you find a story about four people being mauled by a Lab, Golden or Beagle. Pit Bulls have a bad reputation. I'm sure there are many more good ones than bad but....

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