TO BE KILLED – 5/25/2019
<3 “Helios is PURE SUNSHINE!” say the volunteers and you have only to watch his adorable video to see why. This happy hearted 3 year old with his megawatt smile is petite, super sweet, sunny, silly and affectionate with everyone he meets. He arrived at the shelter with a wagging tail and love in his heart, and we want nothing more than to get him out of there and into a home with a family who will love him for his many sterling qualities and the many gifts he brings to the table. He loves people, he adores other dogs, and his cuteness factor is off the Richter scale! How can you not love this wonderful youngster. So hurry and foster or adopt him now and let’s get him to safety. He loves jump up hugs, and due to his exuberance he would do best in a home with adults and children over the age of 13 (we don’t want him inadvertently knocking over toddlers) 😊. So Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting Helios.
Helios is PURE sunshine!
HELIOS, ID# 62815, 3 Yrs. Old, 42.4 lbs, Neutered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, White
I came to the shelter as an Agency, 5/14/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
Recommendations: No children under Age 13
Medical Behavior Rating: 2. Blue
AT RISK NOTE: Helios is at risk for medical reasons. Helios was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Helios has exhibited poor impulse control and would benefit from some behavior modification.
SHELTER ASSESMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 5/15/2019
Strength and pulling: Lightly
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, jumps up
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Soft body, moving around a lot, vocalizing
Jog: Engages in play (loose, soft)
Arousal comments: light jog, wagging tail
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: jumps up
Toy: Grips, moves away
Toy comments: Body soft
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: 5/15: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Helios engages in exuberant play. 5/16-5/17: Helios engages in bouncy play with a female dog. 5/23: Helios plays exuberantly with female dogs.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Helios 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 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: It was reported from his previous home that Helios bit the owner, which did not break skin. We do not know the exact details of this bite incident and we do not know his intentions during this bite. Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Bite history (human)
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: At the care center, Helios jumps up on handlers. Please see handout on Basic manners/poor impulse control. Bite history: It was reported from his previous home that Helios bit the owner, which did not break skin. We do not know the exact details of this bite incident and we don't know his intentions during this bite. Please see handout on Bite history.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~3yrs based on O hx. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive. mc# 985113002409354 History : O surrender. O called police to pick up P due to being unable to care for him. Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, allowed all handling. Loose body and tail wagging. Jumping onto people, requires restraint. 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 1/5; pd 1/5 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male. testicles smooth and symmetrical. MSI: 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 dental disease Prognosis: excellent Plan: ok for adoption / sx SURGERY: Okay for surgery
SO P has had loose stool for 2 days. today, P has scant blood in it. BAR in kennel. No CIRDC signs at this time A loose stool w blood r/o stress, intestinal parasites P proviable 1 capsule PO q24h x 5 days
BAR Neuter incision CDI.
SO BAR in kennel. P is barking at kennel front. EN -- eyes are clear. Serous nasal discharge, coughing intermittently A CIRDC P enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1 tablet PO q24h x 10 days cerenia 60mg tablet -- 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
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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!
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HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
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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).