INTAKE DATE – 6/5/2019
She’s only 28 lbs, a victim of cruelty and neglect. She arrived at the shelter, emaciated, reeking of urine, her poor coat covered in an oily substance and with very long nails. Of course, given her condition, the poor thing had a ravenous appetite. And yet still she wagged her tail, was sweet and curious, and begging for love. She is so brave. And nothing but nothing stopped DELILAH from being beautiful, because you couldn’t spend even a minute with her before you fall in love with this pint sized peanut who still believes that dreams can come true and that there is such a thing as “Happy Ever After.” She dreams of that for herself, and she dreams of a family who will coddle and pamper and adore her, and to them she will give her generous heart and all her kisses. We are head over heels for this little sprite, and all we want is for her to leave the shelter ASAP with a wonderful, deserving family. She is a slice of perfection – and she proved it when she walked away from her shelter behavior assessment with a Coveted LEVEL 1 Rating – the very best you can get. So please, won’t you take her home and give her a cozy bed and all the love her gentle heart can hold? Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting precious Delilah.
DELILAH, ID# 64998, 2 yrs old, 28 lbs, Unaltered Female
Brooklyn ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Black / White
SURRENDER REASON: Found Stray
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 1
Medical Behavior Rating: Green
INTAKE PROFILE - BASIC INFORMATION: Delilah is a black and white mmb. She came in as a stray. She was friendly towards all the staff.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 06-05-2019: Upon intake Delilah was loose body and wagging her tail. She was treat motivated. She scanned positive for a microchip and allowed all handling.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Stray, no known history
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft and wiggly body, tail neutral/low, stays near handlers, jumps up softly soliciting attention, readily accepts treats softly, some tail wags, approaches handlers readily, accepts all contact
Call over: Approaches readily, soft and loose
Soft handling: Soft body, tail low, ears back, mouth closed, leans into and accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Soft body, tail low, ears back, mouth closed, leans into and accepts all contact
Jog: Engages in play with handler, soft and loose; Jumps up onto handler, softly, recovers immediately on her own
Knock Comments: No response to knock; Approaches assistant, soft and loose
Toy comments: Grips and relinquishes
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Delilah was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
6/7: When off leash at the Care Centers, Delilah briefly greets the novel male dog with soft posture. She spends the rest of her session seeking attention from the handlers.
6/9:Delilah greets a novel female with a soft posture. She exchanges a few sniffs then wanders the yard occasionally checking back in a few more times with the other dog.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 5-Jun-2019
Summary: Loose body, tail wagging, readily accepted treats; Allowed all handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial: 5-Jun-2019
Summary: Tail wagging, curious; Allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Delilah has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during her interactions in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 1
Behavior Asilomar H - Healthy
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Blood Work Interpretation. Mild hypochromic anemia, alt 158, otherwise blood wnl.
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 4 yrs., Microchip noted on Intake? Y Microchip Number (If Applicable):981020019937091. History: stray. Subjective: emaciated, reeks of urine. coat covered in oily substance. ravenous appetite. very long nails. Observed Behavior -alert, wags tail, curious. begs for food readily. Evidence of Cruelty seen -yes. Evidence of Trauma seen -no. Objective: P =60, R =wnl, BCS 1/9. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: moderate tartar stains. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G:female no spay scar seen. mammary development indicating recent litter. not lactating. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: emaciated. Prognosis: good. Plan: small meals qid, cbc/chem/t4
SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to bcs
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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.
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 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.