TO BE KILLED - 6/25/2019
Lovely Egypt Will Lend You Her Paw!
She’s absolutely stunning! A study in ebony, EGYPT is gloriously beautiful with a shiny coat the color of a midsummer night. Gentle and incredibly sweet, she has no idea why she and her sibling, Zion, have found themselves at the shelter. It’s clearly obvious they have only known the comfort and safety of a family home, and that is exactly where they should be – not separated from each other, lonely and alone in the shelter. Egypt is trying so hard to be brave and stoic. She likes to relax with the volunteers who give her love, comfort, and yummy treats. They even play ball with her and she tries to muster up the enthusiasm to retrieve them despite her broken heart. They tell her not to worry, it will be alright, and she so wants to believe that. But what Egypt really wants with all her heart is to be back in a home with a family to love her and give her back the lovely routine that she came to count on in her 4 years on earth. If you can give this sweet girl a soft place to land, please Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance. Egypt so deserves a family, she so deserves to be happy. Make her dream come true.
EGYPT, ID# 65587, 4 yrs old, 70 lbs, Unaltered Female
Brooklyn ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Black / White
Owner Surrender Reason: surrendered to BACC due to owner not having space for her and the other resident dog.
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating: Yellow
I CAME TO THE SHELTER WITH MY BROTHER, ZION ID# 65586 (ALSO IN NEED): https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/photos/a.197837783735833/1006107536242183/?type=3&theater
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Egypt is an approx 4 year old black and white large female dog that was surrendered to BACC due to owner not having space for her and the other resident dog. She previously lived with 1 adult and 1 dog. Egypt is friendly and outgoing around strangers. Egypt has not been around children, it is unknown how she would react. Egypt has lived with a 4 year old large dog and they were described as relaxed, respectful, and tolerant of each other. She has not lived with cats but when she sees one on the street, she will chase and bark at the cat. Egypt is not bothered when her food or treats are moved but will growl if her toy is moved away. Egypt has no bite history, she is housetrained and her previous owner describes her energy level as very high.
Egypt is said to be hard to control and be anxious when left alone. Egypt will growl held, is not bothered when her sleep is interrupted, when given a bath, when her coat is brushed, or when her paws are touched. Egypt will bark and growl when someone unfamiliar approaches the house and is not bothered when someone approaches the family member.
For a New Family to Know:
Egypt is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy, and independent. Egypt loves to play fetch and chase. Egypt will follow someone around, be in the same room as someone or stay in her favorite spot when someone is home. Egypt will play fetch, chase, wrestling, and tug. Egypt has been kept mostly indoors and will sleep anywhere in the home. Egypt has been fed Pedigree wet and dry food once a day with chicken. Egypt is house trained and will use the the potty on any surface outdoors. Egypt is well behaved when left home alone and will dig when in the yard. Egypt understands how to sit, come, down, stay, and shake. Egypt will go on slow walks or brisk walks, will go running, and off leash walks. Egypt will pull very hard on the leash and when off the leash she will wander but come back.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 10-Jun-2019: Egypt had a very loose and wiggly body during intake, she was very exuberant and would jump for treats. Egypt allowed petting and went on the leash with no issues.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Previously lived with: 1 Adult, 1 Dog (Large, Male, 4)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, respectful and tolerant (w/resident dog)
Behavior toward cats: Chases and barks (w/stray cats)
Resource guarding: Previous owner reported Egypt to growl if her toys are moved away from her. No resource guarding reported over food or treats.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Egypt is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, pushy and independent with a very high level of energy.
Previous owner reported Egypt to jump up and solicit attention, but when any full-body handling is attempted, Egypt has been observed to growl.
SAFER ASSESSMENT: Behavior Assessment Date:
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Neutral body, tail high, ears erect, explores somewhat, jumps up onto handler's lap soliciting attention, lip licking, accepts contact, readily accepts treats with a soft mouth
Call over: Approaches readily, soft and loose
Soft handling: Neutral body, low tail, lip licking, ears back, leans into handler, whale eyed, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Neutral body, low tail, lip licking, ears back, leans into handler, whale eyed, low growled with handling near backside, accepts most contact
Jog: Engages in play with handler, open mouth, jumps up softly; Does not escalate
Arousal comments: Jumps up softly onto handler prior to jog, panting
Knock Comments: Jumps up toward assistant as she leaves the room, barks once exited; No response to knock; Approaches exuberantly, pulling toward door, then jumps up onto assistant soliciting attention, tail wagging
Toy comments: Quickly grips toy firmly, tense and freezes
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
According to Egypt's previous owner, she has lived with a large male dog and they were described as relaxed, respectful, and tolerant of each other.
6/11: When off leash at the Care Center, Egypt is introduced to a novel male dog. She greets the male with a neutral posture and explores the play yard. She corrects the male when he body bumps her when he passes her.
6/13: Egypt was introduced to a novel female dog today. She greeted the female with a neutral posture and kept to herself for the duration of the session.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 10-Jun-2019 Summary: Loose and wiggly, exuberant, jumped up toward treats, accepted contact; Allowed all handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial: 11-Jun-2019
Summary: Initially allowed limited handling; Growled, unable to muzzle
Egypt has been observed to exhibit a medium-high level of energy during her interactions in the care center. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that she be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for her energy.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
No children (under 13): Due to Egypt's reported and observed handling sensitivity and resource guarding behavior, we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: Although she displays social behavior, solicits attention and accepts most contact, Egypt has been observed to low growl when being handled, observed during interactions in the care center and in a previous home environment. She was also observed to exhibit resource guarding behavior over her toys when approached, which was reported in a previous home environment as well. We feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and allow her to decompress in a more stable environment prior to permanent placement in an adult-only home. Force-free, reward based training only is advised, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Previous owner reported Egypt to growl if her toys are moved away from her. No resource guarding reported over food or treats. This behavior has been observed during her interactions in the care center. Please refer to the handout for Resource guarding.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Previous owner reported Egypt to jump up onto handlers and solicit attention, but when any full-body handling is attempted, Egypt has been observed to growl. This behavior has been observed during her interactions in the care center. During her medical exam and behavior assessment, when contact was made on or near her backside, Egypt was observed to become tense and low growl toward handlers. She has not been observed to escalate beyond these behaviors. Please refer to the handout for Handling/touch sensitivity.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4y
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : owner surrender
Subjective: BARH, great appetite appetite, no elimination concerns, truncated physical due to increasing stimulation
Observed Behavior - allowed some handling, was social but started growling. was unable to muzzle
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: unremarkable adult dentition
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Not palpated
U/G: female suspect intact no leakage or discharge. Developed mammary tissue
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, no masses visible, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: visually normal
Plan: ok for surgery
complete intact tasks during surgery
Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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.