**** TO BE KILLED - 5/30/2019 ****
SIMBA<3 A staff member writes; Simba is a beautiful bundle of joy here at MACC! Every day, when staff members come in for their shifts, Simba is often the first dog they visit to start their day. His smile is infectious and his happy go lucky attitude is what we all need more of in our lives. Simba is great with kids and is even already house broken! He is a highly social boy and will steal your heart in minutes if you'll just give him the chance. Little is known about Simba's past but we at NYCACC can say with confidence that this boy has a bright future ahead of him! Want to meet this gorgeous brindle boy? Stop by and meet this king of the care center!
Hello, my name is Simba
My animal id is #63223
I am a male brown brindle dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old, 48 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender May 18, 2019
Reason Stated: LANDLORD won't allow
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 18-May-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won't allow.
Simba is at risk for medical reasons. Simba was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Simba becomes quickly overstimulated and would benefit from some reward based training.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 48.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : STRAY
Subjective: BAR, euhydrated, MM pink/moist, CRT
Observed Behavior: high energy; fearful; stressed; placed muzzle and easily allowed 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: intact male
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 surgery
BAR in kennel, barking at kennel front. P went out for a Borough Break yesterday, 5/25. Report card indicates P was sneezing multiple times during his time away.
EN -- eyes are clear. P is sneezing repeatedly during rounds
enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Upon intake, Simba had a tense body and was barking when he heard the other dogs in the back barking. Simba kept barking but allowed me to approach him and place a leash on him. Simba was not bothered I collared him. Simba pulled hard on the leash as we walked and had to be carried into his kennel by the finder.
Date of Intake: 5/18/2019
Basic Information:: Simba is approximately a 2 year old male brown brindle medium mixed breed dog. Simba was found as a stray and lived with finder for one week.
Previously lived with:: Simba previously lived with two adults, three children and one dog
How is this dog around strangers?: Simba is friendly with strangers. Simba allowed the finder to approach him and untie him from where he was found.
How is this dog around children?: Simba previously lived with a 9, 10, and 17 year old children. Simba is described as being friendly and playful with the children.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Simba previously lived with an 8 month old male small mixed breed dog. Simba is described as being friendly and playful.
How is this dog around cats?: Simba has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding:: The finder did not try to take away his food while he was eating.
Bite history:: Simba did not try to bite the finder or her dog at home.
Energy level/descriptors:: Simba has a high energy level
Other Notes:: Simba is not bothered when being bathed. Simba has not had his coat brushed or his nails trimmed.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: Simba has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Simba is a friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and energetic dog. When at home, Simba likes to follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Simba was kept mostly indoors and slept in the living room on a blanket. Simba was fed Pedigree dry food three times a day. Simba is house trained and goes potty on wee-wee pads. When left home alone, Simba will sometimes bark but is well behaved. Simba is taken out for walks three times a day and he pulls very hard on the leash. Simba has never been walked off the leash.
Date of intake:: 5/18/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray (With finder for one week)
Previously lived with:: Adults, children (ages 9, 10, and 17), and a dog
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Friendly and playful
Behavior toward dogs:: Friendly and playful with the dog in the home
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Simba is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and energetic with a very high level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 5/21/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Extreme
Leash walking comments: Pulls very hard towards dogs, hard barking, difficult to redirect
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Barking, anxious, pacing
Soft handling: over-aroused
Exuberant handling: over-aroused
Comments: Barking, restless, jumps up
Jog: Engages in play (exuberant)
Arousal: jumps up, goes for leash briefly
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, relinquishes
Toy comments: None
Summary:: A single dog home is recommended until more conclusive determination can be made on behavior around other dogs.
5/19: When a gate greeting conducted done with a female dog, Simba is tense and hard barks at the dog.
5/21: Simba is muzzled for off leash introduction. He runs after the greeter dog while growling, at times stops to sniff.
Date of intake:: 5/18/2019
Summary:: Tense, barking at noises, allowed handling
Date of initial:: 5/21/2019
Summary:: high energy, fearful, stressed, used muzzle
ENERGY LEVEL:: Simba is described as having a very high level of energy. He 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. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Simba.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: No children: At the care center, Simba has displayed extreme on-leash reactivity towards other dogs, anxiety, social hyperarousal, and a very high level of barking and jumping up. For these reasons, we recommend an adult-only home for Simba.
Single dog/no dog parks: See DOG-DOG.
Potential challenges: : Social hyperarousal,Anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Social hyperarousal: Simba quickly becomes over-aroused in the presence of people, jumping up and barking continuously. Please see handout on Social hyperarousal.
Anxiety: Simba appears anxious at the care center, showing displacement behaviors when interacting with handlers, including scratching and excessive barking. Please see handout on Anxiety.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center Simba has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, pulling towards them very strongly and barking. It is difficult to redirect him during these incidents. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
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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. 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).