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Nestor: Little 9 pound miniature Pinscher listed as urgent in New York shelter

Meet a very important little male black and tan miniature Pinscher mix. To New York City Animal Care and Control, Nestor doesn't carry much importance, but this little boy has captured the heart of a volunteer who figured him out no sooner than he figured her out. The poor little guy was picked up as a stray on August 15 and put up for adoption on August 18. No one ever came to the Manhattan shelter to find him.

Please help Nestor. Refer to A1010741 when inquiring about this little pooch.
Urgent Dogs of New York City/ NYC AC&C

"This little dude captured my heart when I saw him circling in his kennel, clearly stressed. Although a bit fearful, he wagged his tail at me and I knew we'd be friends. In Greek mythology Nestor is a king who is noted for his bravery and to whom others come for advise. Our little Nestor is doing his best to be brave, and once loose in a pen with me takes courage in hand and climbs into my lap."

Unfortunately Nestor didn't pass his behavior test with the assessors at the shelter, and has been labeled "New Hope" only. Stressed and terrified, Nestor wouldn't tolerate handling and turned around to bite, although he acted fine to the other dog during his evaluation.

But let's return to the volunteer's calm assessment of Nestor and as the two became better acquainted this happened:

"He's likely house trained 'going' as soon as we were outside, and he does a little dance on his hind legs for treats. Once he discovered the comfort of my lap, he curled in pressing his head against my chest. His eyes are a bit cloudy with age, and his coat gleams with apparent good care; his leash manners are good and he seems to like other dogs."

Click here to follow Nestor's Facebook page as volunteers try to help this dog find a rescue organization or experienced person who can help.

Additional information can be found by clicking here. Please refer to Identification#A1010741 when inquiring about this dog.

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/

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