**** TO BE KILLED - 5/9/2019 ****
IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT SECOND CHANCES :( It would be a very sad place. Piggy's world has been flipped upside down, turned right side up and then flipped upside down AGAIN. She was found as a stray and then her owner turned around and dumped her at the shelter anyway. No pooch deserves that. Especially Piggy. She looks like a fun, happy-go-lucky girl who will appreciate a chance in a good home with a good family. A Staff Member Writes: "Piggy has been tolerant of me here at the Care Center, allowing me to take her outside for a walk, which she seems to quite enjoy. She pulls hard to sniff all the things and bounces around the yard. But that's about the extent of our relationship. She might be playing hard to get because her finder paints a different picture of this little Piggy. In his home, Piggy was friendly, even with strangers, and even though she likes to keep her toys to herself, she was playful and exuberant." Well cared for, cute, compact Piggy is waiting for you.
Hello, my name is Piggy
My animal id is #61565
I am a female tiger brindle dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old, 40 lbs
Came into shelter as a stray May 1, 2019
Piggy is rescue only
Piggy is at risk, new hope only determination, for behavioral reasons. Piggy has remained fearful at the care center and has exhibited distance increasing behaviors toward handlers such as hard barking and lunging. Piggy would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Piggy has a skin condition which may warrant follow up care.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 40 lbs
L V T Notes 1/05/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2y approx
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : found stray, then surrendered by owner 2 weeks after found due to unable to manage
Observed Behavior - lunged at admissions counselor after greeting others, tense on exam, but allowed all handling after muzzle placed, lifting lip during muzzle placement
Evidence of Cruelty seen -no
Evidence of Trauma seen -no
P = 100
EENT: Eyes clear, ears mild waxy d/c, no inflammation, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: muzzled for exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: female no spay scar visible, mature mammary glands
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, papules and mild crusting over tail base
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: normal on external
intact female otherwise apparently healthy
cefpodoxime 200mg 1 sid x7d
Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 4. Orange
Piggy did allow for all handling when in the intake room. She allowed certain staff member to collar her and pet her.
Date of Intake: 5/1/2019
Basic Information:: Piggy is a young female medium mixed breed. She came in as a stray.
Previously lived with:: Unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: Piggy seems excitable around strangers, The finder mentioned that Piggy seems friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children?: This was not observed as Piggy came in as a stray.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Seems to be very dog reactive as shown by her lunging and barking at other dogs when in the lobby at MACC.
How is this dog around cats?: This was not observed as Piggy came in as a stray.
Resource guarding:: Piggy does seem to resource guard her food and toys when she is using them.
Bite history:: During the intake process, Piggy did lunge at one of our counselors and attempted to bite. The incident is detailed in a separate report.
Energy level/descriptors:: high
Medical Notes: This is unknown as Piggy came in as a stray.
For a New Family to Know: Piggy seems like a very excitable dog. She seems to be triggered by certain sounds or objects but they are unknown to us as we do not have a detailed history of her behavior; however we are reaching out to the previous owner to obtain more detailed information.
Date of intake:: 5/1/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray (Information from finder she was with for 2 weeks)
Behavior toward dogs:: Reactive,lunges and hard barks at them
Resource guarding:: Yes, Piggy will guard food and treats.
Other Notes:: Piggy hard barks if she hears the sound of a stroller while walking.
Summary:: Due to Piggy's overall level of fear coupled with the lunging and snapping upon intake, a handling assessment will not be conducted.
Date of intake:: 5/1/2019
Summary:: Lunged, growled, and snapped at a person who walked in the room
Date of initial:: 5/1/2019
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 5/4
During a walk with Piggy, she appeared to flinch while on leash, maintaining distance from handler. She did not display any social behavior and remained a bit cautious.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Piggy's overall level of fear combined with her propensity to escalate, we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Piggy's high fear level and observed escalation in the care center, the behavior department recommends she be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Piggy to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Piggy to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Piggy presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Piggy was observed to growl, lunge and snap at handler who entered the room upon intake. Piggy has also remained fearful in the care center, growling and hard barking at handlers upon approach. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
PIGGY IS RESCUE ONLY…..TO SAVE THIS PUP YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH AT LEAST 3 NEW HOPE RESCUES. PLEASE HURRY!!!
IF YOU CAN FOSTER OR ADOPT THIS PUP, PLEASE PM OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE. WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH LINKS TO APPLICATIONS WITH NEW HOPE RESCUES WHO ARE CURRENTLY PULLING FROM THE NYC ACC.
PLEASE SHARE THIS DOG FOR A HOME TO SAVE HER LIFE.