TO BE KILLED – 4/18/2019
“…he is a show off and an attention hog as he loves affection from people.” And with that, his parent walked out the door, tears in her eyes, because the landlord decided that she could no longer have a pet in the apartment. Now 8 year young Bishop, who is friendly and outgoing with everyone, even strangers, is sitting in a small windlowless kennel today waiting to die on Thursday, 4/17. After only knowing the love of his family, a parent and another large dog, he is set adrift, alone and terrified, not sure why this has happened to him. All he wants is to go home, and he thinks “I promise not to try to leap out of the tub anymore” (even though he loves water). He could do better than what he had, because his parent didn’t set many boundaries, and so Bishops life was unstructured when structure was what he and any dog needs. He is such a good, sweet boy, a wiggly, happy, lovebug who is so eager to please, and so treat driven that teaching him new things would be a breeze! So don’t let this family pet die. Hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting BISHOP.
BISHOP, ID# 59961, 8 Yrs. old, 58.6 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Brown Brindle / White
Owner Surrender Reason: Landlord won’t allow
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY
Medical Behavior Rating: 4. Orange
AT RISK MEMO: Bishop has displayed fearful aggression while at the care center, and has exhibited sensitivities to touch and handling. Bishop also has a bite history and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that is able to provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Bishop seems healthy.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Bishop is an adult male large mixed breed dog. He was brought in unaltered and as an owner surrender. He lived with 1 adult and 1 large mixed breed dog. Bishop is described as very excitable and friendly around strangers. The previous owner stated that when strangers enter the home, Bishop will present himself with a very excited body and very waggy tail. Bishop did not live in the previous home with children, but he has spent time with family members. The previous owner mentioned that he can get a bit aggressive when greeting small children in the sense that he is very excitable and can knock them down out of excitement. Bishop previously lived in the home with another dog. Their play was described as playful but a bit aggressive. The previous owner stated that Bishop can get a bit aggressive with the other dog in the home, shown by him growling during play and a bite history. Bishop has not been around cats so his behavior is unknown. Resource guarding was not observed in his home. Bishop has no known bite history. He is housetrained. Bishop has a high energy level. He has never had any medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: The previous owner describes Bishop as very excitable and friendly. The previous owner also stated that Bishop seems bothered by loud noises and will bark at passing by cars and or if anyone approaches the front door. The previous owner stated that Bishop was on a diet of dry dog food with the occasional boiled chicken and plain white rice from the table. The previous owner also mentioned that Bishop seems afraid of vehicles on wheels (ie. skateboards, bikes, motorcycles) as he will run away from them seemingly scared. Bishop is very treat motivated and he knows how to sit. The previous owner also stated that he loves water, but can be difficult to keep him in the tub when attempting to bath him. He previously slept in a large dog bed, but he chewed up the bed after having it in the home. The previous owner stated that he is a show off and an attention hog as he loves affection from people.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 4/5/2019: Mickey did not allow for handling by the counselor. When the counselor approached Mickey to collar him, the counselor let Mickey sniff her hand and Mickey took a step back, showed his teeth, growled and lunged at the counselor. Because of this reaction, the previous pet parent brought him back to his kennel.
Bite history: Bishop has previously bitten two people and the other dog in the home. The first bite occurred two years ago, when the landlord entered the home unannounced. The bite was to his ankle and left two punctures. The second bite occurred two weeks ago when a person walked by Bishop in the building lobby. The bite was to the person's leg, leaving scratches and torn skin. The last bite was to the other dog in the home 11 days ago. The dogs were playing and the play tipped over into a fight. The bite was to the other dog's ear, leaving two punctures.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 4/16/2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
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, stays by handler
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Freezes, hard stares
Comments: Body soft while first being pet. When the assessor begins to run a hand down his leg, he freezes and hard stares at the assessor. No further handling was attempted.
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: According to Bishop's previous owner, he lived with one other dog. He was reported to have interacted playfully with the other dog in the home, though at times has been reported to escalate to growling and biting during play.
Due to owner history, Bishop is not a candidate for off leash playgroups in the care center. Since he has not yet become comfortable with handling from caretakers, a muzzled interaction is unable top be completed. It is recommended that Bishop be the only resident dog in a future home.
4/15: When greeting the female helper dog through a gate (for safety), Bishop briefly sniffs - then turns away.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 4/14/2019
Summary:: Allowed handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 4/14/2019
Summary:: Growled and snapped when handled
ENERGY LEVEL:: Bishop is described as having a high level of activity. 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:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: Single-pet home/no dog parks: Due to bite history occurring during play with the other dog in the home, a single dog residence is recommended.
No children: Due to Bishop's bite history, we recommend an adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Bishop's bite history, the behavior department recommends Bishop be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Bishop to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Bishop to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Bishop presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : Bite history (human),Bite history (dog),Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: During his behavior assessment, Bishop froze and hard stared when his paw was touched. He also snapped when handled during his medical exam. Please see handout on Handling Sensitivity.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Bishop has displayed fearful behavior in his previous home, biting a person who startled him when walking by him. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Bishop bit two people in his previous home when he was startled. One bite left two punctures and the other scratches. He has also bitten the other dog in the home. Please see handout on Bite History.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:7-8 years Microchip noted on Intake? no Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Owner surrender Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - allowed to be distracted with food but any touching of the body below the head causes growling and attempts to bite Evidence of Cruelty seen - No Evidence of Trauma seen - No Objective P = 120hr R = 40rr BCS- 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; muzzled Oral Exam: limited PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI with both down MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NA Assessment apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: CBC chem T4 HWT-- during surgery SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
BISHOP IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her. He 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.