INTAKE DATE – 1/3/2019
She arrived at the shelter a stray, so gentle hearted and scared she was laying flat to the ground, wishing with all her heart her parent were there to love and comfort her and take her home. But no parent was forthcoming, and now SPADES is waiting with hope and a heart full of love for a new family to pick her. No one is more gentle, no one is more sweet. And even though on first meeting she may be shy, it's only her own wallflower personality holding her back for a few minutes till she realizes you are her friend....and then she is so happy for company and a new friend. We are sure she is a dream dog, a bundle of love, and she was also a dream with other dogs at the shelter during playgroup sessions -- polite and respectful with all. She got stellar scores on her shelter assessment too, and an Experienced home rating (good to go to a family with some previous dog experience.) Don’t let this absolutely gorgeous youngster sit and hope in vain. Hurry and Message our page right now or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com right now for assistance fostering or adopting her.
SPADES, ID # 51713, @ 2 Yrs. Old, 57.2 lbs.
Brooklyn ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Chocolate / White, Unaltered Female
I came to the shelter as a Stray, 1/4/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating: 3. Yellow
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 1/2/2019. Spades was reluctant to walk into the shelter and was laying flat on the ground. She was resistant to walk on leash inside but walked well on leash outside. Spades allowed staff to take off her leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 4-Jan-2019
Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor's hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Though Spades allowed all handling, she appeared to be anxious/nervous throughout assessment whining and becoming tense at times.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Sparks was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
1/3: When off leash at the Care Centers, Spades briefly greets the novel male dog then explores the yard.
1/4-6: Spades was soft and social around a novel female dog. She was persistent with her gential sniffs, but moved away when interrupted.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 2-Jan-2019. Summary: fearful, would not walk.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 2-Jan-2019. Summary: Extremely nervous, whale eyes, ears back.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Potential challenges: Fearful, Anxiety. Potential challenges comments: ANXIETY: Spades has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, barking) continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake, and we have no known history on Spades, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
FEARFUL: Though observed to be human-social, Spades may need time to warm up to the handler as she initially presents as a fearful dog, avoiding contact, shying away from direct touch. We recommend allowing Spades to interact at her own pace, force-free, rewarding based training is advised when introducing her to new/unfamiliar situations.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: ~2-3 years. Microchip noted on Intake? negative. History : stray. Subjective: BARH. Observed Behavior - Extremely nervous, whale eyes, ears back. Allowed exam and was muzzled for vaccines. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no. Evidence of Trauma seen – no. Objective: P = wnl, R = eupneic, BCS 5/9. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: Apparently healthy. Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Prognosis: Excellent. SURGERY: ok to schedule 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
found ON 2019-01-08 01:05:26 BY ME.ME