TO BE KILLED – 6/13/2019
Given up for “no time” a beautiful, big hearted, affectionate girl and her brother (Blue) are slated to die! ☹
She’s a gentle hearted giant, a confused, loyal, affectionate and loving girl whose parent gave her up for the lamest excuse of all – NO TIME! Now her and her brother Blue are both on the list to die, only TWO days after entering the shelter, because of their parent’s heartlessness. Everyone knows that Corso’s are a regal breed, who give their heart and souls to their parents. Karma is no different. She adored her parent, and her brother, and now she is alone, lonely and heartbroken at the shelter. She is a playful girl, incredibly treat driven, and she is trying very hard to put her best paw forward. In fact, she knows many commands, even “gimme five!” It’s heartbreaking to look into her face and see the hurt, and to know that unless someone steps up for her, her young life will be over. For a 3 year old girl, who thought her whole life would be before her, loved and adored by a special family, it’s so unfair that now she may die simply for being a shy, girl who is not suited to the scary shelter environment. So please, if you are an experienced foster or adopter in an adult only home (no kids under age 13) message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this big, regal, gentle girl.
KARMA, ID# 65363, 3 Yrs. Old, 115 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Gray / White
Owner Surrender Reason: NO TIME
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
AT RISK NOTE: KARMA has shown concerning behavior both in the shelter environment and in her previous home, including growling at strangers, barking/lunging at people, and barking/snapping at dogs. We recommend New Hope placement with a partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home and any necessary behavior modification. There are no medical concerns for Karma at this time.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 6/9/2019: While waiting to speak with counselor, Karma was noted to be barking and lunging at passers by. Once in the building, she seemed calmer and allowed a vet exam. No handling was done by counselor.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Karma is an approximately 3 year old intact female large mixed breed dog who came to MACC with her brother Blue 65365 as owner surrenders. Karma lived with 1 adult. Her owner says that Karma reacts differently to different people, based on their energies. Sometimes she will approach in a friendly way, sometimes she'll growl or stand back. She has not spent much time with children. At first, would bark around children they see. After retraining with owner, does not bark around children. Karma barks and growls at other dogs she sees and has attempted to bite in the past. Karma has no experience with cats. She doesn’t guard her resources. Karma has no known bite history. She is partially housetrained and has a high energy level.
Other Notes:: Karma gets walked twice a day, but sometimes has pee accidents in the home. She is not destructive of items in the home.
For a New Family to Know: Karma is described by owner as a diva, as loving, and affectionate. She likes to run. She is said to like all kinds of toys, whether squeak, chew, or whatever. Karma is treat-motivated and likes all kinds of treats. She was given hot dogs by a previous owner Karma is the dominant one out of her and her brother. Knows commands like jump, sit, touch down (lay down), gimme five Owner took to groomer and it went fine. At home with owner, Karma is independent and doesn't really follow owner around. It's best to initiate an interaction with her as she won't generally initiate. Slept on floor or couch.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 6/11/2019
Due to the noted concerns from the previous home, including growling at strangers, it appears that Karma is not comfortable with handling by strangers. At the care center, Karma has been aloof with handlers and was reported to bark and lunge at passersby while on leash during intake. Erring on the side of caution, we feel that Karma is not a safe candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 6/9/2019
Summary: Barking and lunging at people passing by. Once in the building she was calmer and allowed a vet exam.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 6/9/2019
Summary:: Timid, minimal handling done
ENERGY LEVEL:: Karma is described as having a high level of energy. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Karma.
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: The previous owners report that Karma growls at some strangers and used to bark at children. At the care center, Karma barked and lunged at passersby in the lobby. Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend an adult-only home for Karma. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in both the home and shelter environment, including growling at strangers, barking/lunging at people, and barking/snapping at dogs, the behavior department recommends Karma be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home 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: : House soiling,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: The previous owners report that Karma is only partially housetrained and may have accidents in the home. Please see handout on House soiling. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: The previous owners report that Karma growls at some strangers and used to bark at children. At the care center, Karma was seen barking and lunging at strangers in the lobby. Pleas see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression. On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: The previous owners report that Karma barks, growls, and snaps at other dogs. At the care center, Karma was seen hard barking and lunging towards other dogs while on leash. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3 years Microchip noted on Intake? Yes Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112010101222 History : Owner surrender. She has had a litter of puppies in the past. Came in with Blue #65365. UTD on vaccines. Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -Owner was in the intake room at time of exam. Slightly timid but overall calm and allowed minimal handling. No growling, lunging, barking, etc. Took treats well. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =90 bpm R =eup BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, ears are cropped, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: 1/4 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: F/I, distended mammary glands, not actively lactating MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, superficial healing wound on left elbow CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Good Plan: No tx needed at this time SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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 ***
KARMA IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her. She 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!
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.