**** TO BE KILLED - 5/9/2019 ****
BURGER IS A CUTIE PIE ON THE EUTH LIST AT MANHATTAN ACC AND BADLY IN NEED OF A HERO AND A HAPPY ENDING. Yes, we all thought she was a male dog when we heard the name but when we saw that adorable smile and cute little compact body we knew Burger was a girl. Burger is 6 years old and experiencing that terrified and unsure feeling of being abandoned and left behind by the people she trusted. She's out of time and badly in need of second chance in experienced and loving hands. Burger is energetic and enthusiastic so she's going to need lots of love, patience and training to ensure success and a long happily ever after. Please help us share her to the moon and back.
Hello, my name is Burger
My animal id is #59830
I am a female black dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old, 47 lbs
Came into shelter as a agency Apr. 12, 2019
Burger is rescue only
Burger is at risk, new hope only determination, for behavioral reasons. Burger has displayed a low threshold for arousal at the care center and also has a history of biting another dog. Burger would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Burger was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 47.6 lbs
Vet Notes 12/04/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 8yrs (reported) - suspect slightly younger based on exam
Microchip noted on Intake? N
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History: brought in by police as stray - reportedly got into dog fight with smaller dog. Owner of smaller dog was bitten while trying to break up the fight.
Observed Behavior - slightly nervous but accepts petting, sniffed food but did not eat, tolerated exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen - N
Evidence of Trauma seen - N
T = DNP
P = 100
R = pant
EENT: Eyes clear, erythema/inflammation AU, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition - grade 1/4 dental tartar present
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Suspected intact female - no visible spay scar or tattoo
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
1) otitis externa - ddx bacteria/yeast vs. allergies vs. other
2) suspected middle-aged intact female adult dog
1) ear flush AU
2) Claro AU
3) ok for surgery and placement.
Okay for surgery.
BAR in kennel. P has diarrhea in kennel.
EN -- sneezing, serous nasal discharge.
diarrhea r/o stress, secondary to CIRDC, dietary, intestinal parasites, other
enrofloxacin 1.75 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
proviable 1 capsule q24h x 7 days
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Behavior upon intake Burger allowed pets on the head but after awhile she started to growl.
Date of Intake: 4/12/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information:: Burger is a large mixed breed approximately 6 years old who was surrendered as a stray.
Previously lived with:: 1 adult
How is this dog around strangers?: Burger upon intake allowed counselor to pet her on the back of her head. Minimal handling was done due to Burger having behavioral concerns.
How is this dog around children?: Behavior not observed.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Burger had gotten into an incident with a small mixed breed.
How is this dog around cats?: Behavior not observed.
Resource guarding:: Behavior not observed.
Bite history:: Bite history is
Energy level/descriptors:: Medium
Other Notes:: Behavior not observed.
Medical Notes: No known medical history.
For a New Family to Know: Burger seems friendly towards people but when she gets over stimulated, Burger will growl.
Date of intake:: 4/12/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Previously lived with:: An adult
Bite history:: Yes, a small dog was brought into Burger's home and the two dogs were separated. Burger escaped from where she had been separated and bit the small dog. When the owner attempted to separate the dogs, Burger redirected and bit the owner's hand. Severity of these bites are not known.
Date of assessment:: 4/17/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: Body soft, sniffs room, then sniffs assessor
Soft handling: Accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact
Comments: Body soft, leaning into pets
Jog: Engages in play (exuberant)
Arousal comments: Jumps up and grabs leash in mouth
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Date of intake:: 4/12/2019
Summary:: Initially allowed handling, then began to growl
Date of initial:: 4/12/2019
Summary:: Nervous, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Burger so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. 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:: No young children (under 5),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the high level of jumping up and leash biting seen at the center center, we recommend a home without young children.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to her bite history in her previous home (having bitten a small dog visiting the home and the owner when she intervened) we recommend placement with a New Hope partner with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Leash-biting,Bite history (human),Bite history (dog)
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Burger jumps up on people a lot in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.
Bite history: Burger bit a small dog visiting the home and the owner on the hand when she intervened. The severity of these bites is not known. Please see handout on Bite History.
Leash-biting: Burger is quick to grab the leash in her mouth. Please see handout on Leash Manners.
BURGER 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.