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I live in Hells Kitchen and the dog run closest to my home is in a park on 11th ave and 52nd street. My little boy (Jasper) was unfortunately attacked by a 7 year old pit bull towards the end of last summer and has never bounced back from the incident, and is absolutely terrified of other dogs. I would love to socialize him more with other puppies. The trauma he experienced however leaves him still trembling after nearly 8 months each time I take him to the park. He sufferd punctures in his neck as well as one of his toenails were jammed up into his beautiful little foot. I can honestly say I have never felt such a tremendous amount of love for something other than a person in my whole life. Jasper is so hysterical. He has no sense of time at all. If I run to the store and am gone no more than 10 minutes, he is just as excited to see me as when I have been gone for a few days. He is soooo affectionate. I live in a home with 2 other people and the love and spoiling this dog gets is insane. This has also left him very needy of constant attention. I will be going to Fire Island full time this summer and taking my boy with me. I am working on him not jumping on people to say hello. He is a terrier mutt and is easily excited. If anyone has any good advice on how to ease him back into the realm of other dogs I would be most eager in hearing your views.

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