Poor Popcorn has been returned -- 6/6/2019
He lights up a room. This ray of sunshine with his megawatt smile is POPCORN, a gorgeous, mushy faced wonder that (we admit!) has stolen our hearts. Joyful, social, super friendly and downright sweet, this gorgeous youngster dances on two legs, leaps for toys, and sits for treats. He’d be perfect for an active, fun family who will include him in all their outdoor fun. A wonderful companion, a perfect snuggle bunny, we love what volunteer Misha Barbour had to say when she wrote: “Popcorn, delicious, bite-sized, and jumping for joy @ Manhattan ACC.” We concur. This little jumping bean is waiting, dreaming, and full of hope that a family will pick him for their own. How can you not want Popcorn by your side! SERIOUSLY! <3 MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting Popcorn. He’s neutered and ready to roll!
His Foster At MACC Said THIS About Popcorn:
If I had to describe the perfect dog, it would be Buster (aka Popcorn). He's well-mannered, medium energy, house trained, gentle with his toys, food and treats, knows commands (I've added "look" to his repertoire which is helpful on walks), he is content to sleep for 8 hours while I'm at work with no anxiety and is the sweetest cuddle bug with people and children. He will greet you with hugs when you get home and is happiest splayed across a lap."
A volunteer writes:
Dinner and a movie sounds great, sure, but my ideal evening is filled with something a little more fun. Something bite-sized, delicious, bursting with life and flavor. It's 3 year-old Popcorn! Now if you like your pups like you like your snacks you definitely need to meet this special boy. One glimpse of that smile, those wrinkles, those little legs giving hop, skip, and jump! I can guarantee Popcorn will leave you craving more. But this compact cutie is far from just good looks. Raise up your hand and watch popular Pop hop up on his hind legs and give you a spin! And maybe one more if he's feeling generous. So clear a spot on the couch, switch on the Netflix and get ready to chill, or, well be thoroughly entertained. Popcorn is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Good morning, Sunshine <3
(Popcorn in Fosterhome)
Popcorn shows off his tricks
POPCORN aka BUSTER, ID# 57038, 3 Yrs. old, 55.4 lbs, Neutered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Brown / White
Owner Surrender Reason: ADOPTION RETURN
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating:
NOTES FIRST STAY / Intake 03/14/19
POPCORN aka BUSTER, ID# 57038, 3 Yrs. old, 53.6 lbs, Neutered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Brown / White
Surrender Reason: Stray / found tied to fence
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 2
Medical Behavior Rating:
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 17-Mar-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Moderate
Leash walking comments: Barked at a dog
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Distracted, sniffing room
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Soft body, leans into pets
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
3/15/19: When greeting another dog through the gate, Popcorn would bark. Once off leash in the pen, he would be persistent in his greetings sometimes vocalizing.
3/20: Popcorn rushes in while barking and nipping the hindquarters of the helper dog.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 14-Mar-2019
Summary: Allowed some handling, growled
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Popcorn so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. At the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 2
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: Popcorn has been reactive towards other dogs at the care center. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES:
Progress Exam. Patient was neutered today. Rechecked a couple hours after surgery and he appeared to have a moderate amount of mucopurulent nasal discharge bilateral. Also started sneezing. No coughing or ocular discharge noted. Lungs clear/eupenic with no crackles or wheezes. A:CIRDC (new, mild to moderate). Hx of otitis externa. P: -Move to iso. -Start doxycycline 250 mg PO SID x 14 days, -Start enrofloxacin 136 mg tabs-1.5 tabs PO SID x 14 days, -Start Cerenia 30 mg PO SID x 4 days
-Recheck day 7 and 14
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: Approx 2-4 years. Microchip noted on Intake? Negative, placed at intake. History : Stray found tied to fence. Subjective: BARH, food motivated and easily distracted by food, allows full exam, but low growl during parts of medical treatments. Soft muzzle placed as precaution. Evidence of Cruelty seen – none. Evidence of Trauma seen – none. Objective: P = wnl, R = wnl, BCS = 5/9. EENT: Eyes clear, ears - yellow discharge, erythema AD>AS, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Mild tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no, masses palpated. U/G: Male, two scrotal testicles. 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: Otitis AU. Prognosis: Good. Plan: Cleaned ears, mometomax instilled AU. Neuter. 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.
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 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.