INTAKE DATE – 5/6/2019
GOLDIE is perfection. She’s an incredibly sweet, gentle, calm and loving senior lady of 11 years (who looks like a puppy!) and who lost her home when her parent moved to a place where she was not welcome. There is such sadness in her kind eyes, and we know she misses her parent deeply, but she has taken comfort in the cuddles and kisses of the volunteers, and she hopes with all her heart that a family will choose her out of the hundreds of dogs that surround her, many much younger than she is. She is a slice of perfection, who earned herself a coveted LEVEL 1 rating (the very best you can get), and she is spayed as well! Please see the beauty of a senior dog. They have wisdom, they have grace, and they have so many gifts to share with one special family. Will you save Goldie’s life? Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance. No one is more deserving of happiness in her golden years.
A staff member writes: “Hey there, I'm Goldie! Don't let my photos deceive you- I'm a small girl but with big dreams - dreams of peaceful walks, a loving home- especially one with a cozy bed! I'm a low maintenance, calm pup looking for a family to match- if you think that's you... please come meet me! You won't be disappointed!”
A Staff Member Notes: “Goldie’s owner had to surrender her to the care center due to moving into a new apartment that does not allow pets.”
GOLDIE, ID# 62110, 11 yrs old, 34. 2 lbs, Spayed Female
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Yellow Gold / White
Owner Surrender Reason: Owner moving into a new apartment that does not allow pets
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 1
No young children (under 5)
Medical Behavior Rating:
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 8-May-2019
Strength and pulling: None
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: tail tucked slightly, sat by assessor
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Comments: tail tucked slightly, looked away, back legs shaking but could be due to medical issues
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Behavior history around dogs was not reported by the previous owner.
5/7: When introduced off leash to the male helper dog, Goldie is fearful and yelps when approached.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 7-May-2019
Summary: Tense and whale eyed at first, warmed up and allowed handling
We have no history on Goldie so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. At the care center she has displayed a medium level of energy.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 1
Behavior Asilomar H – Healthy
Recommendations: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments: No young children: Due to her fearful behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that Goldie may be intimidated by young children. She needs a slow approach and time to warm up. We recommend a home without any young children.
Potential challenges: Fearful
Potential challenges comments: Fearful: Goldie has displayed some fearful behaviors while at the care center, such as a tucked tail, whale eye, and some discomfort with handling. Please see handout on Decompression Period.
*** 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. 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).