TO BE KILLED 5/16/19
Check out Belly! This handsome friendly pupper needs a forever home!
Meet Belly! This cute dogo loves playing with other dogos! A volunteer writes: Belly has me under his spell! He did at our first encounter all the things a good dog does to please a person! He is a bit strong, though but I bet that a good harness will get him to stroll right at my pace. Belly has an award winning smile. That only won him my vote! He comes when called, sits at once on command, looking right in the eye of my camera to make sure I capture his beauty. Yes, he is gorgeous, immaculate and so well made! And he plays so well and excitedly with toys and balls although is never over the top! Another plus: Belly socializes nicely with his peers in playgroups. I so enjoy my time with Belly who has no beer belly but a perfect figure! Come and meet this awesome dog at the Manhattan Care Center and take him home as your forever best friend!
Belly shakes paw
Belly and Rockstar in Playgroup
Belly is so much fun!
BELLY, ID# 60279, 3 yrs old, 64 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, White / Black Male,
Stray ~ Brought in by a friend of his owner
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
Medical Behavior Rating: Blue
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (information from friend of the owner)
Previously lived with: An adult
Behavior toward dogs: Reactive towards some small dogs
Other Notes: Belly is reactive to humans showing any threat of aggression, like pointing something at him, readying to swing something at or strike him
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 21-Apr-2019
Strength and pulling: Very 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, sniffing room, checks in with assessor
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: Bit tense, lip licks, yawns
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Belly has been previously reported to become reactive toward smaller dogs in one instance.
4/18: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Belly is initially a bit reserved. When solicited with play, Belly begins to show some slight interest in engaging.
4/19: Belly is soft and social with a male puppy today, displaying loose body and wagging tail throughout the interaction.
4/23: Belly is stiff and avoids the female helper dog. When she approaches closely, he growls and charges her.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 17-Apr-2019
Summary: Tense, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 17-Apr-2019
Summary: Tense, tucked tail, allowed handling
At the care center, Belly displays 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
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
No children: Due to Belly being reported to react when things are pointed towards him, we recommend an adult only home.
No dog parks: Belly has been selective when engaging with other dogs and would benefit from instead meeting them on a one on one basis.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: BElly is reported to be reactive (no explanation given as to what this means) when objects are pointed towards him or when he feels threatened. As we are unsure exactly what is meant by this, we recommend using always going slow with him and interacting with him in a positive manner. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Belly is reported to be reactive towards some small dogs. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
trazodone 300mg PO q12h while in shelter
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Permanent]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with HEART MURMUR and the staff veterinarians are issuing a PERMANENT waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. ACC does not have the facility to safely sterilize your pet with his/her current condition. However, your veterinarian will provide consultation on whether this procedure can or should be performed under their supervision. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment and proper oversight of your pet's health. All costs for follow up care and subsequent surgery is at the expense of the adopter.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~2yrs based on PE.
History: No hx in SB at this time.
Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, tail tucked under, tense and flinching during PE. Allowed all handling. Muzzled for exam.
Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
EENT: Eyes clear; mildly elevated third eyelid gland, OD; ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: unable to evaluate due to muzzle in place
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: Grade 4/6 L systolic murmur auscultated; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: intact male. testicles smooth and symmetrical within scrotum
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: externally normal.
heart murmur grade 4/6
recommend follow-up with cardiologist after placement
Permanent waiver due to heart murmur
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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.