INTAKE DATE – 1/8/2019
Shy, timid, and slightly overwhelmed at the big, scary shelter, REX is just a baby puppy, barely 10 months old and probably younger, who was found as a stray and dumped at the Manhattan Center. He’s so innocent, vulnerable, his little tail tucked, his eyes confused and the size of saucer plates. He wants so much to get comforted, approaching readily and staying close to staff and volunteers, but still a shy little wallflower. What this sweet, comfort seeking boy needs is OUT of the shelter and into an experienced foster or adoptive home where he will be given the time to decompress and then warm at his own pace to his new home and family. Any of us who can remember our first day of school, or our first time alone without our parents for comfort, can understand what is going through the mind of this gentle hearted little man. Please lend him a hand. Foster or adopt him now and save his life. You can message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting REX.
REX, ID # 52093, @ 10 Mos. Old, 53.4 lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Brown, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: Stray, 1/8/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
Medical Behavior Rating:
INTAKE NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Rex has been found as a Stray. The dog at the time of intake was very scared, He did not want to leave the carrier and was very hard to place in the cage. He was fighting & refusing to get in.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT- Date of assessment: 10-Jan-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: none
Reactivity to other dogs: none
Reactivity other: none
Leash walking comments: Fearful while walking outside, jumps away from anything that comes close to him and pulls away from it
Loose in room: Fearful
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Fearful in room, at first stayed by the assessor, seeking comfort. Then wondered around room some with a low body and tucked tail. Approached when called over.
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Handling comments: Conflicted about handling, will seek petting at times but with any quick movements cowers
Jog: Follows handler (low body, fearful)
Tug: Does not engage with tug toy
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Rex greets politely and wanders the pen. Rex engages in bouncy play with female dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 8-Jan-2019
Summary: Fearful, resisted going in kennel
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 9-Jan-2019
Summary: Fearful when restrained and growled
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Rex so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. at the care center, he displays a medium-high level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Rex is currently with new people and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Rex is very fearful at the care center and has growled when approached quickly. Please see the handout of Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 10 months. Microchip noted on Intake? No. Microchip Number (If Applicable): N/A. History : Subjective: BAR. Observed Behavior -Seems to like women more than men. Was growling in run but a female was able to take him out easily. He seemed fine in exam room initially, wagging tail and took treats but scared with restraint. He started to growl. Used a muzzle. Was able to do all LVT treatments easily with muzzle on. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No. Evidence of Trauma seen -No. Objective: T = , P =120 bpm, R =eup, BCS 5/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Clean teeth, used tongue depressor too examine. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: M/I, both down. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Clean externally. Assessment: Apparently healthy. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Behavioral assessment. Consider course of trazadone
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. 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)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
*** NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM ***
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.
found ON 2019-01-13 22:37:37 BY ME.ME