TO BE KILLED – 4/20/2019
A volunteer writes: “Yoo-hoo! There's a special someone you just have to meet. A crimson cutie with amber eyes and a tail that never stops wagging. "Woo hoo!" That's just what you'll say at the first sight of Foofoo. And no doubt she'll be politely waiting for her walk, sitting calm and still in her kennel. Ooh ooh! But just wait until you see how nicely she walks on leash, so well-mannered beyond her one year of age. And "shoo shoo" is what you'll likely have to keep saying to her legions of admirers, the second they see her sweet, friendly ways, and her penchant for doling out kisses. Foofoo is a young, social girl who would do best with a family who'll continue to be dazzled by her remarkable beauty, and one with an infinite amount of hugs and love to give. Foofoo has greatly enjoyed the company of other dogs at the shelter, holding the rarefied title of Playgroup Greeter Dog. Yoo-hoo! There's someone special you just have to meet, a crimson cutie ready to steal your heart. And "boo-hoo!" That's just what you'll hear from every soul who's ever met her, on the news she's off the market for good. Foofoo is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.” Hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting FOO FOO.
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FOOFOO, ID# 28796, 1 Yrs. 10 Mos. old, 43.4 lbs, Spayed Female
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Owner Surrender Reason: Cannot afford to care for her
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY
Recommend: Adult only home (kids over 13 ok), single pet home
Medical Behavior Rating: 1. Green
AT RISK MEMO: FooFoo is very social with handlers, however her dog reactivity reported in home has also been seen in care center. We feel FooFoo should go to an adult only, single pet environment where this behavior can appropriately be managed. Medically FooFoo has some hair thinning around the neck, but is otherwise healthy.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Foofoo is a large mixed spayed female, approximately 2 years old who was surrendered due to the owner having financial hardships at the moment. The owner adopted from us back in June of 2018. FooFoo lived with 2 adults. Foofoo is described as energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing when strangers approach her. Owner did not have any children in the home so behavior is unknown. Foofoo doesn’t not do well with other dogs. When on a walk or at a dog park, Foofoo will stiffen her body, hard bark and lunge at smaller dogs but will be fine when a dog of her size approaches. Owner took Foofoo to his friends house who has a cat. When the cat would approach Foofoo, she would bark and lunge at the animal. Foofoo will allow owner to take away her food, toys and treats away. Foofoo listens to commands when you tell her to drop the toy or treat. She has no known bite history. FooFoo is partially housetrained and has a very high activity level. She has no known medical concerns at this time.
Other Notes: Foofoo isn't bothered when being pushed off furniture, trims nails or being brushed. Owner stated recently if you restrain her, Foofoo will growl. When unfamiliar people approach her home or when out on a walk, she is excitable and loves attention.
For a New Family to Know: Foofoo is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, mellow and excitable. She has a very high activity level. Owner's favorite thing about Foofoo is her face, she's lovable and affectionate. She loves to cuddle and give kisses. Her favorite activities are tug of war and chase. Fofoo is kept indoors only. She was fed Taste of the wild, twice a day mostly. One cup in the morning and two cups at night. Her favorite treats are people scraps such as chicken and meatballs. She loves to snuggle and sleep in owners bed. She will have accidents in the home daily. When left alone in the home, Foofoo is anxious, will destroy household items and will have accidents. She has been crate trained but doesn't do well, she will still go potty in the crate and she will whine to get out. Foofoo knows the commands sit, stay, come, down, heel, shake and when owner tells her to hide, she will go in between owner's legs. She also knows the command roll over. For exercise, Foofoo loves to chase ball and jog with owner while he's on a bike. Owner states during the winter months, Foofoo will pull on leash but during summertime months she loves to enjoy the weather.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 4/10/2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Inconclusive
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leans into pets
Jog: Engages in play (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: Grips, relinquishes
Toy comments: Body soft
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: During her previous stay in 2018, Foofoo displayed playful behavior around other dogs.
4/3/2019: Foofoo approaches and bows, engages in play with the helper dog. She quickly becomes aroused and escalates to a bite and hold. Handler intervention is required to remove Foofoo from the other dog. The previous owner of Foofoo has also reported that she hard barks and lunges toward smaller dogs. It is recommended that Foofoo be the only animal in any future home, and be kept out of dog park environments. She should be muzzled if potentially being brought into areas where there may be areas of high dog traffic.
Previous stay in MACC, 2018: 5/22: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Foofoo is soft and polite when greeting, engages in bouts of play. She offers correction for mounting during play. 5/23-24: Foofoo is polite and gently playful.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 4/2/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 4/2/2019
Summary:: Friendly, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Foofoo is described as having a very high level of activity. She is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep hrt engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Foofoo is highly social with human handlers at the care center. She is a high energy, young dog and does display associated behaviors, such as jumping up onto people. With handlers, Foofoo will seek attention and petting and engage in games with toys.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),No cats,Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the high level of jumping up seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to biting and holding on to another dog at the care center, we recommend Foofoo be placed with a New Hope placement partner. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Foofoo to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Foofoo to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Foofoo presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Bite history (dog)
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Foofoo is reported to have accidents in the home. Please see handout on House Soiling. Bite history (dog): Foofoo bit and held onto a dog at the care center, requiring handler intervention to get her to let go. Please see handout on Bite History. On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Foofoo is reactive to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking, and growling. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~1yr based on PE Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. MC placed on intake. History : stray found and brought in by NYPD Subjective / Observed Behavior - very hyper and friendly! loves to jump on people. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: dc 0/5; pd 0/5 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female. no scar or tattoo seen. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; 0.25cm ulcerations along the central footpads of both TL CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment ulcerations of central foodpads on TLs Prognosis: excellent Plan: OVH SURGERY: Okay for surgery
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 Microchip noted on Intake? yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : RTS Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior : rambunctious, friendly and allowed for full PE Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = - P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: teeth in good cond PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female MSI: hypotrichosis of the fur along the pectorals with mild erythyema, Ulcerations healed on footpaws TLs that werer previously reported; Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal Assessment: Healthy - Hypo-trichosis/thinning of the hair around the rostral neck - suspect irritation secondary to collar.
Requesting Trazadone Treatment for 37 lb dog Trazadone- 100mg SIG: 3/4 tab po q 12 hrs
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
FOO FOO IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her. She cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can she be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE!
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.
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. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
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 a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
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. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.