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“He was a bit nervous when his owner left and stayed by the intake room door waiting for his return.” -- Intake note
Can you see it? Can you? Because we can. A loyal, affectionate, loving family pet who adored his dad and 3 young children. A pet who was now 8 years old and had expected to be his family’s best friend for all his life, left standing behind a door, cocking his head and listening as his dad’s steps got quieter and quieter till finally they faded into the distance. Until that moment, BO thought maybe they were just visiting new friends. After all, he is very social, sweet, affectionate and playful with everyone – new people, kids, strangers! He has such an optimistic spirit. And yes, he was so happy and social and friendly with the intake staff as well. But having only known family life since he was a puppy, he has come to realize where he is, and that he is surrounded by dogs just like himself who cry for the families they have lost, and though he is still super sweet and social, he is also confused and has a bit of anxiety. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with BO that the love of a new family won’t cure. He just needs a patient, empathetic, experienced foster or adopter who understand his heart is broken, and that he needs time and a quiet, calm and structured home where his heart can heel, and he can once again bless us with that sparkling, brilliant smile. He’s such a love, please don’t let him die. Share him widely or foster or adopt him now. Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance. Bo deserves all the happiness his gentle heart can hold.
BO, ID# 62849, 8 Yrs. Old, 93 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Breed, White
Owner Surrender Reason: I can’t afford to care for him
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY
Medical Behavior Rating: 4. Orange
AT RISK NOTE: Bo has shown potentially defensive/aggressive behaviors including growling, becoming tense and baring teeth. We feel that Bo would be best suited to be placed with a New Hope rescue partner who will be able to provide a positive program to help with these behaviors. There are know known medical concerns with Bo at this time.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR – DATE OF INTAKE, 5/15/2019: Upon intake Bo was friendly and allowed all handling from counselors. He was a bit nervous when his owner left and stayed by the intake room door waiting for his return.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Bo is an 8yr old Large mixed breed owner surrender. He lived with 2 adults and 3 children (Ages 2, 9 and 11). Bo’s dad stated Bo is friendly with strangers and allows petting and kissing. His dad said Bo is great with children and played gently with his children ages 2, 9, and 11 years old. Bo’s parent stated Bo lived with 1 other dog and he was friendly with the other dog they used to play and cuddle together. It is unknown how Bo would be with cats. Bo’s dad never observed him guarding his resources, and Bo has no bite history either. He is housetrained and has a low energy level.
Other Notes:: Client stated that Bo has low energy and spends most of his day sleeping, Client stated that the only time Bo would follow him around the home is when he needed to go to the bathroom. Client stated that Bo is good with getting baths and is fully house trained.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 5/16/2019
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 with coaxing
Sociability comments: Body soft
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Extremely fearful
Comments: tense body, lifted his lip when his leg was touched
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None Toy: None Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: 5/16: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Bo greets politely with loose body and wagging tail then mostly wanders the pen, sniffing the area.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 5/15/2019
Summary:: Social, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 5/16/2019
Summary:: tense, showed teeth when approached, growling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Bo is described as having a low level of energy.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Since arriving at the care center Bo has displayed generally social behavior towards handlers and towards other dogs. He has however displayed touch sensitivity, baring teeth when his legs were touched during his assessment. He has allowed gentle petting from handlers and walks well on leash. He has not displayed any escalation past baring teeth and growling.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: At the care center, Bo has been fearful with exuberant handling, raising his lip when his leg was touched. He also growled and bared teeth during his medical exam. For these reasons, we recommend and adult-only home for Bo. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the behaviors seen at the care center, including growling, baring teeth, and lip lifting during handling and medical exams, the behavior department recommends Bo 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 Bo to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Bo to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Bo presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: During his handling assessment, Bo displayed discomfort when his legs were touched by lifting his lip. Please see handout on Handling/touch sensitivity. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: At the care center, Bo has displayed fear and discomfort with exuberant handling, including raising his lips when his legs are touched and growling and baring teeth during his medical exam. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 8y Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): placed by LVT at intake History : owner surrender Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - tense and showing teeth when approached, growling, not snapping or lunging Evidence of Cruelty seen -no Evidence of Trauma seen -no Objective T = P = 120 R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: unable to assess, muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, 2 testes palpable in scrotum MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, mild porphyrin staining of digits, forelimbs CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal on external Assessment: apparently healthy Prognosis:good Plan: no tx required monitor for licking SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Age] It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
BO IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt him. He cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can he 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
*** 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.