TO BE KILLED – 12/12/2018
*** MR. BEANS IS OUR HEARTBREAK OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON…PLEASE READ…PLEASE SAVE HIS LIFE – WE ARE BEGGING ***
Sometimes there are those souls who touch our hearts so deeply that we feel our hearts will burst, and that if we begin weeping, we will never stop. The story of MR. BEANS is one of those tales – straight out of a Dickens novel. Born in his home to a parent who adored him and who said their favorite thing about him was that he's “lovable, humble, and gets along with others,” he now lies pancaked to the floor, trembling, shaking, tears literally falling from his eyes as he tries to make himself small, to make the world go away, as he dreams only one dream – the dream of going home. He literally had to be carried from admissions to his kennel as he urinated on himself in terror. This is a boy who spent his entire 7 years of life pleasing his parent, sleeping in their bed, learning his commands, and even to “dance.” He would sprawl across his owner’s feet to be as close as possible, and he loved to be around, and play with, puppies. He looked forward to his “spa days” when he got a bath and then would be brushed by his owner with coconut oil. Friendly, affectionate, outgoing, gentle and mellow, he lies shaken to the core and shattered. We are begging, seriously begging, for someone to open their home and their hearts to one of life’s greatest dogs. He would be the best of companions, because he has the kindest and gentlest of hearts. Read what a volunteer writes below, and if your heart is not moved by their words, then it must be of stone. He is now Rescue Only for being so heartbroken. Please MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLloveDogsNYC@gmail.com to foster or adopt him now. We need to get him out of there and he needs to find his smile. Mr. Beans is NOT aggressive. Mr. Beans is heartbroken.
A volunteer writes: “Mr. Beans was curled in a ball on his bed, head tucked into the crevice of his leg. I knelt down to talk to him, hoping he could hear me over the barking from other dogs. Every inch of him shook and I swear I saw a tear fall from his eyes. He's a sensitive soul, that's for sure, and his owner confirms that. He will hide when there are loud noises, but overall is friendly. It's hard to see a dog for who he truly is in the shelter environment, especially when you're as delicate as Mr. Beans. I told him that everything will be alright, that the right person will take care of him, but sometimes it's hard to believe when the world is so scary.”
MR. BEANS, ID 49995, @ 7 Yrs. Old, 76.6 lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Brown Brindle / White, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: Owner’s health - Cancer
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Intake Behavior Rating: 2. Blue
AT RISK MEMO: Mr Beans has not adjusted well to the care center and has shown distance increasing and fear based behaviors. We recommend placement with a new hope partner that can provide Mr Beans with behavior modification and reward based training in a low stress environment. Medically, Mr Beans has a heart murmur that may require follow up care.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 12/7/2018: Upon intake, Mr. Beans allowed all handling, but was very tense. The owner put on his collar and was the first to place a leash over his head. He later allowed me to replace his leash after it became crooked and needed removing. He had a very tense body and kept his tail in a low-neutral position. He panted, drooled, shook, and partially hid under a chair. When we first attempted to move him to the medical intake team, he remained planted on the ground. He became a bit brighter when we brought him balls and treats, but remained in that place. He came over to sniff me while his owner spoke with me and seemed more relaxed when the owner was near me. He had to be double leashed to be picked up and moved out of admissions. He urinated on himself as he was led out of admissions.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Mr. Beans was surrendered to us due to the owner needing to leave the country for their cancer treatment. The prior owner had bred Mr. Beans' mother, so he has always been in the home. He is a 7 year old brown brindle and white large mixed breed intact male dog. Mr. Beans previously lived with 3 adults. Around strangers, Mr. Beans take a few minutes to warm up. He is generally friendly and outgoing with people once he gets to know them. He is spooked by loud noises. Mr. Beans has been around newborns and older children. Around other children, he is relaxed and respectful. Upon first meeting the newborn, the parents placed the newborn in his face and then he growled and nipped at its foot. Mr. Beans has been around dogs of all sizes. He is reported to prefer small dogs and will be relaxed, respectful, and playful. The owner also reported that he really likes to be around puppies and play with them. Mr. Beans has never been around cats before. Mr. Beans does not have any resource guarding behaviors. Mr. Beans has never bitten a person or another animal. He is housetrained and has a medium energy level. Medical Notes: Mr. Beans has never had any medical issues and last went to the vet for annual vaccines earlier this year.
Other Notes:: Mr. Beans is afraid of loud sounds and may either run to the bathroom or to his crate. When the bedroom door is left open, he has been known to mark in the owner's room. He is not bothered when held or restrained, when bathed, or when his nails are trimmed. He enjoys being bathed and being brushed. His owner used coconut oil when brushing him. When he disturbed when sleeping or resting, he wakes up and runs with his tail wagging towards his owner. He will get down off of furniture when the owner points at the ground. He will bark if he hears someone in the hallway. He is not bothered if a stranger approaches his owner.
For a New Family to Know: Mr. Beans is described as being friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. When you are home, he likes to follow you around closely and lay on top of your feet. He likes to play with balls and sticks. He will play fetch. He has been kept indoor only. He slept with the owner in their bed. He also had a dog bed that he would take naps on. He ate Blue Buffalo brand dry food, as well as spinach, broccoli, carrots, celery, and bread. He will spin around excitedly when he is being fed. He is very house trained and does not have accidents. When outside, he uses the bathroom on any surface. When left home alone, he is well behaved. He has never been left alone in a yard. He has not been crate trained with the door shut, but he will run into the crate when the door is open. He knows the commands sit (you just snap your fingers), shake/give paw, and dance. He is used to walks on and off leash, as well as off leash time at the dog park for exercise. When he walks on the leash, he does not pull. When off the leash, he either stays close by the owner's side or wanders off but immediately comes back when the owner calls his name. Mr. Beans' favorite thing to do is go for walks outside. The owner's favorite things about him are that he's lovable, humble, and gets along with others/
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 12/10/2018. Summary:: Mr. Beans avoids handling at the care center, having a tense body and trembling. In the assessment room, he remained still, tense, lip licking, and trembling, and avoided contact. Out of concern for his stress levels, he is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
INTAKE NOTES - Date of intake:: 12/7/2018. Summary:: Very tense, panting, drooling, allowed handling.
MEDICAL NOTES - Date of initial:: 12/7/2018. Summary:: Tense, trembling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Mr. Beans is described as having a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Mr. Beans has been extremely fearful in the Care Center. He has allowed leashing and will walk with the handler but does not engage otherwise.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Mr. Beans is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Mr. Beans is very fearful at the care center and has allowed minimal handling. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Mr. Beans is extremely fearful at the care center. He is very tense and trembles during interactions with handlers and therefore has had limited handling preformed. In his previous home, he growled and nipped the foot of a newborn child that was put by him on the floor. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Mr. Beans to new and unfamiliar situations.
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:7 reported Microchip noted on Intake?n Microchip Number (If Applicable): History :o surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior -terrified, shaking. head down, muzzled as precaution Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = P =60 R =wnl BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam:limited-front teeth are clean PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, 1/6 murmur, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G:2 testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, small skin tag right carpus, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment; heart murmur, skin tag Prognosis:good Plan:neuter in future SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to murmur
[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Medical Condition] Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with A HEART MURMUR and the staff veterinarians are issuing a permanent waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
MR. BEANS IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt him. He cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can he 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
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