TO BE KILLED - 6/13/2019
IMAGINE A PLACE WHERE SHELTER PETS HAD as much time as they needed to find a loving new home! That would put an end to a lot of our troubles and heartache, and dogs like Prince would have the fairytale ending companion pets deserve. But that's just not the case and Prince doesn't have a lot of time. As a matter of fact, he has 48 hours to catch the eye of an amazing dog loving foster or adopter and the countdown starts right now. Prince is a gorgeous fella, even with a little bit of missing hair on the side of his handsome face due to a skin allergy. He lived in total and complete harmony with two children, ages 4 and 10, and his former owner says he was absolutely amazing with them; very gentle and playful always. Prince is also housetrained and while it takes him a little while (and we mean little) to warm up to strangers, once he does he's great. Prince is a dog whose going to shine bright in the right hands and that's all we want for him. Please help share this cutie for his second chance.
Hello, my name is Prince
My animal id is #64059
I am a male tan dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old, 56 lbs
Came into shelter as a agency May 27, 2019
Prince is rescue only
Prince is at risk for behavioral reasons. Prince has a bite history and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can further assess his behavior and provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Prince has a history of skin allergies which may need further care.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 56 lbs
L V T Notes 28/05/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Brought in by the police
fearful; removes muzzle
Observed Behavior -
fearful-- sedation for examination
Evidence of Cruelty seen -
Evidence of Trauma seen -
P = 50hr
R = 30rr
EENT: alopecia on left side of face; small superficical laceration on left side of face ; Eyes clear, ears- redness and scabs, brown dc, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: moderate tartar 2/5
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: MI w/ 2 down
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, areas of alopecia on paw
left sided facial alopecia (woods lamp negative)
dexdormitor- 0.8ml im
butorphanol- 0.9ml lm
Ears cleaned and packed- oti- packe
reversal- antisedant 0.8ml im
woods lamp (-)
Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Prince allowed for all handling during the intake process. He allowed staff members to collar and pet him. Prince seemed a bit tense at first when meeting the intake counselor, but seemed to open up after about 10-15 minutes.
Date of Intake: 5/27/2019
Basic Information:: Prince is a young 3 year old medium mixed breed dog. He came into the shelter as a stray with known owner information.
Previously lived with:: 1 adult, 2 children
How is this dog around strangers?: The previous owner stated that Prince can be timid around strangers at first, but give him a few minutes and he seems to open up and presents himself with a relaxed body and tail.
How is this dog around children?: The previous owner stated that Prince is friendly with the children in the home. The previous owner noted that her children in the home are about 4 years old and 10 years old. She stated that Prince is very gentle and playful around the two children.
How is this dog around other dogs?: The previous owner stated that Prince seems to be okay with other dogs. Prince seems very tense and fearful of smaller dogs when they are in his presence.
How is this dog around cats?: This was not observed in the previous home.
Resource guarding:: This was not observed in the previous home.
Bite history:: Prince has a known bite history that has a detailed report in a separate file.
Energy level/descriptors:: medium high
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
For a New Family to Know: Prince seems very timid at first when you first meet him. The previous owner stated that this is normal behavior and he seems to open up after some time to decompress and get used to his new surroundings. He allowed intake counselors to pet him and give him a collar. The previous owner stated that Prince likes to play with shadows, they stated that when he seems bored, if he sees shadows on the wall he will jump up at them to try and play with them.
Date of intake:: 5/27/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Previously lived with:: 1 Adult, 2 children
Behavior toward strangers:: initially shy and timid but opens up with some time
Behavior toward children:: gentle and playful with 4 and 10 year old in home
Behavior toward dogs:: tense and fearful around small dogs
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: Yes, Prince got into an altercation with a dog near the elevator of his previous home. Prince bit the dog and killed it. We are not certain of the exact circumstances this bite.
Energy level/descriptors:: Prince is described as timid and sometimes shy at first but warms up with time and has a medium-high level of energy.
Date of assessment:: 6/4/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
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 readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, sniffing room
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: Body tense, stands still
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Date of intake:: 5/27/2019
Summary:: initially tense but allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 5/28/2019
Summary:: Fearful, sedated
ENERGY LEVEL:: Prince is described as having a medium-high level of energy. 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:: 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 Prince's bite history where he bit another dog and killed it, we recommend Prince be placed with a New Hope Partner who can provide any necessary behavior modifications and management using positive reinforcement training.
Potential challenges: : Bite history (dog)
Potential challenges comments:: Bite history (dog): Prince bit a dog near the elevator of his previous home. The other dog passed away from this bite. The exact circumstances of the bite are unknown. Please see handout on Bite history.
PRINCE 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 HIS LIFE.