INTAKE DATE: 07-14-2019
Chex ~ this stunning hunk will catch your eye and steel your heart!
A volunteer writes:
Chex did not tell me that he was such a strong guy! He looks so peaceful in his kennel. A masterpiece posing to be admired by our visitors! Once leashed, he is quite a bronco ready for a rodeo! Other dogs, bikes and razors get him all worked up. A harness is in order and does the trick. He even sits on command, looks at me, maybe for approval and welcomes caresses even without treats. Yep, he is quite a Titan but with soft sides too! Chex needs for now to be your one and only and to work with his new owners on becoming a tamed stallion that will become the pride and love of his family. Chex is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming to be your student and forever best friend!
CHEX, ID# 69074, 4 yrs old, 81.6 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Black / Tan Male,
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 2
No young children (under 5)
Recommend no dog parks
Medical Behavior Rating:
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment: 15-Jul-2019
Strength and pulling: Extreme
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Moderate
Leash walking comments: Pulls towards dogs and barks
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor, jumps up
Soft handling: Accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact
Handling comments: Body soft
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
7/15: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Chex is initially anxious and keeps to himself. He later approaches and lunges toward the female greeter dog while growling. Due to the intensity of this behavior, a second interaction will not be conducted, and it is recommended that Chex be placed in a single dog household until professional followup can be conducted outside the shelter.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 14-Jul-2019
Summary: Loose body, allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial: 14-Jul-2019
Summary: Social, bit tense, allowed handling
We have no history on Chex so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. 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: Level 2
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No young children (under 5)
Recommend no dog parks
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.
Single pet/no dog parks: See DOG-DOG.
Basic manners/poor impulse control
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Basic manners/poor impulse control: Chex jumps up a lot on people in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Chex has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
Strength/leash pulling: Chex pulls extremely hard on leash. Please see handout on Leash Manners.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : stray
Subjective: BAR, euhydrated, MM pink/moist, CRT
Observed Behavior: friendly; slightly tense but allowed for full PE
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
T = -
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Anterior chambers clear OU; no corneal defects; no ocular or nasal discharge; no oral masses or ulcerations seen
Oral Exam: teeth in good cond – no calculus; no staining; all permanent teeth present
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmurs or arrhythmias; strong, synchronous femoral pulses bilaterally; Eupneic; normal bronchovesicular sounds in all fields; no crackles/wheezes
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: two descended testicles
MSI: BCS 5/9 ; Ambulatory x 4 with no lameness, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Appropriate mentation; no cranial nerve deficits; no proprioceptive deficits; no ataxia
Rectal: externally normal
Okay for IN HOUSE surgery
* 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 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
*** 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.
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