TO BE KILLED - 10/10/2018
Abandoned by the only parent she has ever known because she has a urinary tract infection they say they couldn't afford to fix, LULU is now scared, confused and alone at the Manhattan Center. She desperately misses the family who abandoned her, and where she loved and adored 3 young children and a cat who was her friend and who she slept with. She was very friendly, affectionate, playful with all of them and even let the children pet and hug her close. She had an absolutely sterling resume, and until she got the painful UTI that caused her to have blood in her urine, and that also sometimes caused her to involuntarily pee, she was perfectly housetrained too. Imagine the suffering she has endured for almost a half a year, with her illness untreated? All she needed was a round of drugs, but even that seemed too much for them. LULU is truly a proven family pet, who is now frightened and in need of a calm, quiet, structured home with an experienced foster or adopter who can allow her to get by her ordeal, decompress, and then warm at her own pace. We are sure that this precious, perfect girl will find her smile again in the competent hands of a loving, committed family. Won’t you take a chance on Lulu? If you can foster or adopt her, please hurry and PRIVATE MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to save her life.
LULU, ID# 41510, @ 5 Yrs., XX lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Large Breed, German Shepherd, Black / Tan, Spayed Female
Owner Surrender Reason: Animal Health – cannot afford bill
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Intake Behavior Rating:
AT RISK MEMO: Lulu is at risk for behavior, she lunges growls and barks at people who approach her kennel. She has allowed minimal handling during her stay, we recommend placement with a new hope partner. Medically she has a UTI that may require further follow up.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 10/05/2018: Upon intake, Lulu was barking at every person that came into the lobby. Lulu was handled by her owner as she was not comfortable with people approaching her and she would bark and pull hard on the leash.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Lulu is a 5 year old female black and brown German Shepard. Lulu lived with previous owner for almost 5 years. Lulu was surrendered because her owner could not afford her vet bills. Lulu previously lived with three adults and three children and one cat. Lulu will bark at strangers. Lulu previously lived with three children aged 3, 7 and 14 years old. Lulu is friendly, affectionate and playful with all children. Lulu allows the children to pet her and hug her. Lulu will bark at all dogs during her walks. Lulu will bark at the dog when she sees them approach her. Lulu will pull on the leash hard. Lulu's owners would walk away from the incoming dog. Lulu previously lived with a female 1 year old domestic short haired cat. Lulu is friendly with the cat. Lulu is playful with the cat. Sometimes Lulu will sleep with the cat. Lulu will bark if her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. Lulu is not bothered when a toy or object is taken away from her. Lulu has never bitten another animal or human. She is partially housetrained and has a high energy level. Lulu is not bothered when being bathed or when her coat is brushed. Lulu has never had her nails trimmed. Lulu will bark at any unfamiliar that approaches her owner or a family member. Lulu has had a medical issue. She has been having urinary issues for the past 5 months. Lulu has been urinating more often and there is sometimes blood in the urine.
For a New Family to Know: Lulu is friendly, affectionate, playful and confident dog. When at home, Lulu will follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Lulu was kept as a mostly indoors dog and was fed Purina dry food twice a day. Lulu is house trained and goes potty outside. However, due to her recent urinary issues, Lulu has had accidents in the home almost daily. For exercise, Lulu is taken out for slow walks and does not pull on the leash. Lulu has never been walked off the leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 10/8/2018
Summary:: When her kennel is approached, Lulu lunges forward, hard barking and bearing teeth. She is unable to be safely removed from the kennel. For this reason, she is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 10/5/2018. Summary:: Barking at people, was only handled by owner
ENERGY LEVEL:: Lulu 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 her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, as well as Lulu not allowing handling at 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 Lulu to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Lulu to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Lulu presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Resource guarding,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Lulu is noted to have accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. We recommend positive reinforcement, reward-based training only. Resource guarding: Lulu is reported to bark if her food or bowl is touched while she is eating. We recommend that Lulu be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Lulu's mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the "drop" cue and trade-up games. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lulu is reported to bark at new people. At the care center, she has displayed this behavior and has not allowed handling. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Lulu to new and unfamiliar situations.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
SO BAR in kennel. Hard barking and snapping at kennel front. History reported by O is that for 5 months, P has been urinating more frequently and has had blood in her urine. P is also having accidents in the home. urine is reported to have a strong odor. Was mistakenly placed in isolation on intake; O reported P has a possible UTI and this was mistaken with "URI". P was moved into holding on 10/6 in PM by behavior team. Visual exam only. EEN -- eyes and nose are clear. ears appear clean, from afar. Skin -- fur appears healthy with no areas of alopecia MS -- No lameness observed, symmetrical. Appears to be well conditioned. A frequent and inappropriate urination r/o cystitis, urinary calculi, UTI, incontinence P Due to behavior, P will need sedation for full PE, samples and radiographs. Urinalysis in-house if obtained from floor or free-catch, send to IDEXX for UA and C/S if obtained via cystocentesis begin empirical tx after sample obtained. Abdominal radiographs, 3 view
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
LULU IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her. She cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can she be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE!
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
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.
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