***TO BE KILLED 11/29/17 ***
Big, stunning and simply gorgeous, Ranger is a magnificent boy of over 80 lbs who is simply a show stopper. That he is also the sweetest, most affectionate boy on the planet doesn’t hurt either. You’d be crazy not to want to rush to foster or adopt this amazing boy, who also proved to be a ROCK STAR in Doggy Playgroup. Possibly the most beautiful and big hearted dog we’ve seen in a many a year.
<3 A volunteer writes: Ranger's a born celebrity, the kind of dog who draws a crowd wherever he goes, and one look will tell you why...80-plus pounds of snow white handsomeness, a tail that never stops wagging, and a long, silly tongue with a life of its own...who wouldn't stare in awestruck admiration? A big guy with a big heart and a ton of energy, Ranger is still surprisingly gentle for his size, even when jumping up for a hug that's really just an excuse to get closer to a treat! He does pull hard on leash due to his weight and puppyish enthusiasm, but accepts a harness without complaint, takes care of business promptly once he steps outdoors, and greets passing dogs of all sizes with wonderfully friendly manners. Naturally, he rocked his first time out in playgroup, happily bouncing around and running the yard with a few girlfriends, and I bet he'd be thrilled to accompany his new family to the dog park for even more socializing. Sniffing and exploring from top to bottom is Ranger's first move in any new space, but he's not anxious or whiny and once I regain his attention with a pat, a tap on the shoulder or a little tug of the leash; his ebony eyes are on me and my precious bag of treats in a second--perfect for hand sign training. He may not look like a typical lapdog, but Ranger thrives on affection and leans softly into my legs as I rub his side before melting onto my lap like a big ol' marshmallow once I sit on the floor. His perfect match would be an active, experienced home where quality family time is a priority, and if there happen to be some four-legged family members in the mix, even better! Ranger's full of love and so ready to share it with the world. Come into our Manhattan Care Center and give this superstar-in-training his 'big break' today!
Playgroup ROCKSTAR! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dA-FtnRUzw
And more friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY3VwdMDh88
Stunning boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qItV5a6Yto
RANGER, ID # 12940, Estimated To Be 3 Yrs. Old, 80+ lbs.
Manhattan cc, White, Unaltered Male
Weight: 82.2 lbs "DEAF"
Microchip:NEGATIVE, PLACED CHIP Sex:MALE INTACT Age 3 YEARS Eyes:WNL Ears:WNL Nose:NO NASAL DISCHARGE Teeth:MILD DENTAL TARTAR If abnormal BCS: NORMAL 5/9 Hair Coat:FLEA COMB NEGATIVE- TREATED WITH PARADEFENSE Any injuries:NONE SEEN Behavior:RELAXED DURING EXAM Medication:N/A
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Date of intake:: 11/18/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 11/19/2017
Look:: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary:: Ranger was social, playful and exuberant throughout his assessment; he displayed no concerns.
Summary:: Ranger is social and highly playful when engaging with other dogs. History around dogs is unknown due to arriving as a stray. The behavior department feels that Ranger would be most compatible with other highly playful dogs.
Summary (1):: 11/18: When introduced off leash to female dogs, Ranger engages in bouncy and running play.
Summary (2):: 11/19-26: Ranger engages in exuberant, bouncy play.
Date of intake:: 11/18/2017
Date of initial:: 11/18/2017
Summary:: Allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Ranger has displayed a high energy level in the care center. Ranger is highly social and exuberant so we recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet to direct his enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Ranger consistently displays highly social behavior with his human caretakers. He maintains a loose wiggly body throughout interactions and solicits attention from handlers. Ranger has shown himself to be highly tolerant of handling, including invasive procedures and restraint.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:: _X_Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach Ranger to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended. _X_Strength/leash pulling: Ranger is a very large, strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. His adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a dog on our “To Be Killed” list, and you CAN get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process **within 48 hours of reserve**, you can reserve the dog online until noon on the day they are scheduled to die. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!
**PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! ***
STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) nycacc.org
HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU **CANNOT** GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
You must live within 3 – 4 hours of NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Norther VA.
Please PM our page for assistance. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a dog on the To Be Killed list, including those labelled Rescue Only. Hurry please, time is short, and the Rescues need time to process the applications.
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