**FOSTER or ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP**
Benji 44714 ... a beautiful little boy, just 4 yrs old, only 10 lbs, waiting for your loving arms at the Brooklyn, NY ACC. Inquire about him now before it is too late! <3 FOR A New FamilyTo Know: Benji is described as a friendly, affectionate, & anxious little guy who loves to hang out with his special someone, loves to play with his kong toy filled with treats & will play fetch. He used to sleep in his owners' bed, is housebroken when taken out on a schedule, & will use the bathroom outdoors on the grass or dirt. Benji does not like to be left alone & would do best as the only pup in a new home where his person is home most of the time. He knows some commands & went on brisk walks on the leash 3 times a day, pulls excitedly on the leash, & when off the leash he will stay close by your side. A good little boy, rescue only due to his separation anxiety, meaning you have to apply with rescues to foster or adopt him. PLEASE, DO!
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Small Mixed Breed
Age 4 yrs (approx.) - 10 lbs
My health has been checked.
My vaccinations are up to date.
My worming is up to date.
I have been micro-chipped.
I am waiting for you at the Brooklyn, NY ACC.
Please, Please, Please, save me!
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs - Saving NYC Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
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
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers? Benji is friendly and outgoing around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Benji has been around 2 children, a 2 year old and a 6 month old. Benji was described as respectful, tolerant, and relaxed around them. How is this dog around other dogs?
Benji is aggressive towards other dogs and will bark, growl, lunge, and snarl at them.
How is this dog around cats Benji has not been around other cats, it is unknown how he would behave.
Resource guarding: Benji has no reported resource guarding.
Bite history: none reported
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Benji is not bothered with loud noises, will snap when restrained or when moved/ pushed off the furniture. Benji is not bothered when picked up and held. Benji is not bothered when given a bath, when his coat is brushed or when his paws are touched. Benji is afraid of being given a bath but will tolerate it. Benji will bark when someone knocks on the door and is not bothered when someone unfamiliar approaches the family member.
For a New Family to Know
Benji is described as friendly, affectionate, and anxious. Benji loves to sleep and will follow someone around or be in the same room as them when someone is home. Benji loves to play with his kong toy filled with treats and will play fetch. Benji has been kept mostly indoors and will sleep in his owner's bedroom on his bed. Benji has been fed both wet and dry food twice a day. Benji will use the bathroom outdoors on the grass or dirt. When Benji is left home alone he will bark and whine or use the potty indoors. Benji was crate trained but did not do well and he barked until he was taken out. Benji understands how to sit and responds to his name. Benji goes on brisk walks on the leash 3 times a day, pulls very hard on the leash, and when off the leash he will stay close by his owner's side.
Behavior during intake: Benji allowed to be picked up, collared, and scanned for a microchip. Benji did approach counselor to be picked up but then did begin to snap at counselor when attempting to remove the leash.
1. Dog's eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:
1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:
1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1:
Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:
Item not conducted
1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Benji approached the assessor with a soft body.
He was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Benji is uncomfortable around other dogs, avoiding and hiding while in the yard with a group of small male and female dogs.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NHO
TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
Place with a New Hope partner: Benji has bared teeth and snapped at handlers at the care center when being handled at times; there appears to be no known trigger. For this reason, we recommend placement 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: Handling/touch sensitivity/Fearful/potential for defensive aggression/Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Benji has bared teeth, growled at, and snapped at handlers at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Benji the option to walk away from any social interaction. Benji should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Benji's choice to approach a new person or thing. Benji would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4y
Microchip noted on Intake? Y
Microchip Number (If Applicable): 00070AF150
Subjective: BARH, normal appetite, no elimination concerns
Observed Behavior - quickly excited, will try to nip. was muzzled as a precaution
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: muzzled
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male neutered, no leakage or discharge
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: visually normal
SURGERY: Already neutered
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