INTAKE DATE – 1/9/2019
“His favorite thing to do is to be pet.” -- Former owner
MISTER is wondering if he will EVER find a family that stays. Given to his most recent owner by someone who found him only 3 months earlier in an empty apartment, this poor boy has been bounced around. His latest owner gave him up for NO TIME! Friendly, affectionate, playful, shy and so mellow, he is most comfortable crawling into your lap for cuddles and comfort. Who can blame Mister? He has had a cuddle deficit, and he just wants to know that his life matters, that his happiness matters. Volunteers adore him, and that’s no surprise, and he loves them right back. He has “cherry eye” a condition more annoying than painful, but it can easily be remedied with surgery. Gentle with children, shyly friendly with new people, he also knows commands like “sit” and he only pulls on leash if he sees a squirrel 😊 He had a stellar safer too! So please message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting her.
MISTER, ID # 52176, @ 2 Yrs. Old, 50 lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Brown, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: No time
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 2 (see bottom of post for new rating system)
Medical Behavior Rating: 1. Green
OWNERR SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Mister was surrendered to our facilities due to the owner not having enough time or space to provide proper care for Mister. They had been given Mister by someone who had originally found him in an empty apartment about 3 months ago. He is a red brown medium mixed breed male dog reported to be around 2 years old. He previously lived with 1 adult and 1 child. Around strangers, Mister is friendly but may be shy at first. He will play gently with adults. Mister lived with a 6 year old for the past 3 months. Around the child, he is reportedly respectful, tolerant, quiet, and playful. He will play gently with the child and play chase outside. Mister appears to be dog reactive towards larger dogs. Sometimes he is not bothered by other dogs, and sometimes he may whine, growl, bark, or lunge. The owner was not sure what causes the differences in types of reactions or what his background around dogs was prior to owning him. Mister has not been around cats but does not seem to react when he is walked outside and sees stray cats. Mister does not have any resource guarding behaviors, though the owner was unable to ever try to take a treat away from him because he would eat them so quickly. He is not bothered when his food or toys are touched and will also drop a toy on command. For the past three months, Mister did not attempt to bite anyone or any other animal. He is not housetrained and has a medium activity level. When Mister was originally given to his most recent owner he had wounds of an unknown origin on his face and muzzle. They healed on their own.
Other Notes: Mister will use the bathroom indoors, both urinating and defecating. He is also frightened of loud noises, such as thunder or fireworks. He will shake. He is not bothered if pushed or pulled off of furniture, if disturbed while sleeping or resting, when given a bath, or when a stranger approaches the owner or family. He enjoys being brushed. He will grumble or growl if he hears someone in the hallway. The owner did not try to trim his nails.
For a New Family to Know: Mister is described as being friendly, affectionate, playful, shy, and mellow. When you are home, he usually sleeps and may lay on his bed. He liked to play with the owner's son's hard plastic toys. He would play chase when the son would run around. He has been kept indoors mostly. He would sleep in a variety of places, including on the dog bed in the living room and at the foot of the owner's bed. He ate a variety of types of wet and dry food. The owner would fill the bowl twice a day and he would snack on the food throughout the day. He is not house trained and will urinate and defecate indoors. He will attempt to cover his feces with something like a blanket. He also uses the bathroom on any surface when taken outside. When left home alone, he is generally well behaved. He has never been left alone in a yard or been crate trained. He knows the command sit. He is used to walks on and off leash, as well as running in the park for exercise. When walked on leash, he pulls lightly and primarily only when he sees a squirrel. He has been walked off leash and wanders off a bit but comes back when called. His favorite thing to do is be pet.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 1/9/2019: Upon intake, Mister whined throughout and kept his tail low but wagging. He allowed all handling and leaned in for pets and scratches. He sat on command and took treats very gently. He put his front legs up on multiple staff in a social manner and leaned in for more pets. He was easy to lead on the leash, as well as collar, leash, and photograph
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 10-Jan-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: none
Reactivity to other dogs: Moderate
Reactivity other: none
Leash walking comments: Exuberant walker, when seeing other dogs, pauses, whines and pulls towards them- easily redirected
Loose in room: Moderately social
Call over: Approaches readily (slightly shyly)
Sociability comments: Makes small whining noises when interacted with. Enjoys petting.
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact- slightly more nervous
Handling comments: Looser body with soft handling, seemed a bit shy at exuberant handling
Jog: Follows handler (loose, neutral)
Tug: Does not engage with tug toy
Comments: Sniffs, but does not pick up- slightly nervous of squeak noise.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: 1/11: Due to Mister's reactivity, a gate greeting is carried out prior to introducing him off leash. When he meets a female greeter dog at the gate, Mister lunges, snaps and hard barks at her. No off leash interaction is carried out.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 9-Jan-2019. Summary: Social, allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Mister so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the shelter, he seems to have a medium energy level.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Shows reactivity in kennel when dogs pass by
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 2
Behavior Asilomar - H - Healthy
Recommendations: Single-pet home, Recommend no dog parks.
Recommendations comments: Due to his reactivity seen in the care center, we recommend that Mister be placed in a single pet home, and should not go to dog parks.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Mister has shown some reactivity to dogs when in kennel and on leash. Please see the reactivity handout on how to help manage this behavior.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake. Vet Notes: 6:06 PM. DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 2 years. Microchip noted on Intake? No. Microchip Number (If Applicable): n/a. History :Subjective: BAR, reported to have diarrhea. Observed Behavior -Friendly. Allowed all handling. Reported to be dog reactive. Otherwise he is great. Took treats. Was wagging his tail the entire time. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No. Evidence of Trauma seen -No. Objective: T = , P =120 bpm, R =eup, BCS 5/9, EENT: Cherry eye OS, otherwise clear OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Minimal tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic, no c/s. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: M/I. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Clean externally. Assessment: Cherry eye OS, Diarrhea reported, Otherwise apparently healthy. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Metronidazole 250 mg PO BID x 5 days for diarrhea. No other tx needed at this time. Recommend cherry eye surgery once placed.
SURGERY: Okay for 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. 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.
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