TO BE KILLED 5/16/19
Super sweet, social friendly, bouncy boy! A happy smile, a warm and loving heart. ACE is dreaming of a family to pick him so his life can be saved. So what are you waiting for? As a volunteer writes: “Affectionate, smart, playful and dog-friendly, Ace doesn't bluff when it comes to socializing. You'll always have a winning hand with this pint-sized bundle of energy by your side. His smile is made of pure sunshine and he's perfected a pleading pouty puppy face (try saying that 5 times fast!) which he presses to the door to lure in nearby volunteers and snag him more treats or an extra walk. Easy on leash and seemingly house trained, he already knows how to come, sit and stay on command, and snarfles handheld treats gently as well. Although Ace previously lived in harmony with several children, we're recommending a teen and adult only home as his rough'n'tumble play style can easily overwhelm little ones. Grown-ups who are still kids at heart are strongly encouraged to apply! Gentle among other dogs, he sometimes gets jumpy when over-excited around people, but it's all in good fun. If you offer up your lap for snuggles, he's quite prepared to kiss away any offense that might be taken. Cute as a button and so ready for love, this good boy can't wait to meet his new family. Adopt Ace today and start winning at life!” Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this darling little man.
The ever-whinning Ace! <3
ACE, ID# 61025, 2 Yrs old, 50 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Ace is a young large mixed breed male. He came in to the shelter unaltered and as an owner surrender. He previously lived with 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 younger children, His previous owner stated that when strangers enter the home, he seems timid and cautious at first, shown by a timid body stature; however, he seems to warm up after a bit of time. Around young children (ages 10 and younger) Ace seems to get very excitable around and can play a bit more on the aggressive side. Previous owner does not recommend Ace go to a home where there are younger children there. They also stated that Ace is very protective of certain children in the previous home and when the children are playing he will guard the children. Although Ace did not live in the previous home with another dog, the previous owner mentioned that when Ace sees other dogs on walk, he seems un bothered by them and will pay them no mind. Ace´s behavior around cats was not observed in the previous home and is unknown. Ace resource guards people and his food when he is eating. He has no bite history and is housetrained. His previous owner describes his energy level as high. He has never had any medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: The previous owner described Ace as very energetic, loving, and playful. In the previous home he was being crate trained and was doing a very good job at his training. He will sit for treats and seems to be treat motivated. He seems to likes food with real meat products in it. In the previous home, he slept in his crate. When taking him on walks, he tends to pull when walking. The previous owner also stated that he seems protective of his food and children in the home. The previous owner's favorite thing about Ace is that he's very cute, very affectionate, and does not pull towards dogs when walking. Ace loves playing outside and always seems very playful.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 04-25-2019: Ace allowed for all handling during the intake process. He allowed to be collared and pet by the counselor.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 28-Apr-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Sniffing room, approaches and sniffs assessor
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: Body a bit tense, moving away at times
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: xAce is polite and plays gently with female dogs in the care center. He has not yet been introduced to another male dog. The previous owner of Ace has reported that he often ignores other dogs during walks.
4/28: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Ace greets politely and engages briefly in play.
5/1-5/2: Ace engages in brief play with female dogs.
5/4: Ace engages in bouncy play with a female dog.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 25-Apr-2019
Summary: Allowed all petting and handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 26-Apr-2019
Summary: Tense, snapped, growled
ENERGY LEVEL: Ace is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Ace being reported to snap when his food or toys are touched, as well as him being shy with new people and jumping up on children when they play, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding, Fearful/potential for defensive aggression, Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Ace is reported to growl and snap when his food or toys are touched. Ace should always be left alone when he is in possession of anything. Please see handout on Resource Guarding.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Ace is reported to be shy and cautious with new people. At the care center, he has been uncomfortable with some handling and growled and snapped during his medical exam. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
Low threshold for arousal: Ace is reported to jumps up on the children when they are playing, in a manner that was interpreted as being "protective" of one child. While we are not certain what this behavior means, it is likely a form of arousal. Please see handout on Arousal.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Progress Exam. trazodone 100mg tablet -- give 200mg PO q12h x while in shelter
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 2 Yrs., Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n. History : Owner surrender. Subjective: BAR, euhydrated, MM pink/moist, CRT. Observed Behavior: Very tense; snapped when muzzle placed and growled throughout the exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen -n. Evidence of Trauma seen -n. Objective: T = -, P = wnl, R = wnl. EENT: Anterior chambers clear OU; no corneal defects; no ocular or nasal discharge; no oral masses or ulcerations seen. Oral Exam: muzzled - oral examine not performed
PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: No murmurs or arrhythmias; strong, synchronous femoral pulses bilaterally; Eupneic; normal bronchovesicular sounds in all fields; no crackles/wheezes. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Neutered male. MSI: BCS 5/9 ; Ambulatory x 4 with no lameness, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Appropriate mentation; no cranial nerve deficits; no proprioceptive deficits; no ataxia. Rectal: externally normal. Assessment: Healthy.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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
HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
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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.