TO BE KILLED – 4/02/2019
“My favorite thing about Lucky is that he is SO affectionate” said his parent.
Initially shy, and yet highly social, soft and sweet, LUCKY’s parent dumped him when she decided to have a baby, despite the fact that poor lucky had medical problems that he had hoped she would help him with. No such luck for LUCKY. He has anemia, his kidney values aren’t the best, he suffers from arthritis and a possible cruciate tear, but even though we know he must always be in pain and feel sick, he is such a good sweet boy. He even lived with and loved a cat! Lucky is 7 years old, a family pet who misses that family he loved, and who just wants to go home. His shyness made it hard for Lucky to acclimate to life in a shelter, and he really needs a quiet, calm, structured home where he can decompress, warm at his own pace, be able to get the care he needs for his medical conditions. Please help Lucky. If you are an experienced foster or adopter in an adult only home, hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance saving his life.
LUCKY, ID# 58225, 7 yrs old, 55 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Black / White
Owner Surrender Reason: NEW BABY
Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY
Medical Behavior Rating:
AT RISK MEMO: Lucky had displayed fearful/anxious behavior in both the previous home environment and at the care center. Additionally, Lucky has also exhibited barrier and on leash reactivity. Lucky would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification using a gradual approach and positive reinforcement. Medically, Lucky has several underlying conditions which may need follow up vet care including anemia, possible kidney disease, and osteoarthritis.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Lucky is a 7 year old black and white male medium mixed breed dog. Previous owner got Lucky from a relative and has had Lucky for 7 years. She surrendered Lucky because of personal issues. He previously lived with 4 adults and1 cat. Around strangers, Lucky is timid and will shy away if he doesn’t know you. He may come up to you to sniff when he is comfortable. Lucky has not been around children before, his behaviour around children is unknown. Lucky has been around other dogs and is dog reactive. He will hard bark and snap at them. He lived with a cat and he was tolerant of the cat. Lucky may resource guard food bowls, toys or treats. He will growl if you come near his food bowl. He will bark if someone comes near the home. Lucky bit his owner's spouse about 1 year and a half ago. Lucky was in the kitchen at the time of bite and the spouse was picking food up off the floor during a family event. DUe to the loud noises and sudden movement, lucky became spooked and bit the person on the left hand. Bite resulted in red marks. Lucky is housetrained and his owner describes his energy level ans high and Lucky as friendly, affectionate, playful, independent.
Other Notes: Lucky will not let his owner clip his nails he will run away. He does not enjoy bath time in the tub but enjoys it if he is being sprayed with a hose. He is afraid of thunder and lightning as well. He is also afraid of fire works and will bark, pace around and tremble as well.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? YES. Lucky has hip problems as well as possible thyroid issues. No other medical concerns or issues.
For a New Family to Know: Lucky is a High energy, Friendly, affectionate, playful, independent dog. Previous owner's favorite thing about Lucky is that he is very affectionate. He knows how to sit, stay and lay down. He will pull when he walks and will calm down and not pull after hes been outside for a while. He enjoys playing with balls. He has roamed around without a leash and will come back when called. He sleeps with the owner or will sleep in his own bed. He is a very anxious dog and is afraid of loud noises. He loves to play outside in yards. He eats chunky wet food and also eats wet food. He likes human food as a treat.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 26-Mar-2019: Owner handled into Kennel and did collaring. Tense bodied, whaled eyed as well. Took treats out of my hand with a wagging tail but would attempt to mount counselors. During transport, Lucky greeted transporter and counselor with wagging tail . Allowed all handling.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 28-Mar-2019
Strength and pulling: Hard-moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches quickly
Sociability comments: Body soft, stays by assessor
Soft handling: Accepts contact
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact
Comments: Soft body, stands still, panting
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: The former owner of Lucky has reported that he has displayed reactivity toward dogs (hard barks, snaps). When attempting to conduct off leash introduction to the female greeter, Lucky initially follows and attempts to mount the human handler. When approached by the greeter dog, Lucky freezes and displays a hard stare. The interaction is ended early due to safety concern
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 26-Mar-2019
Summary: Tense, whale eyed
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Recommend no dog parks
Place with a New Hope partner
No children: Due to Lucky's bite history and reaction to loud noises, we recommend an adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Lucky be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Lucky to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Lucky to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Lucky presents with outside of the care centers.
Single pet/no dog parks: Due to concerning behavior reported by the previous owner, in addition to behavior observed in the care center, a single dog residence is recommended for Lucky.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Bite history (human)
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Lucky is reported to growl if people go near his food bowl, toys, or treats. Please see handout on Resource Guarding.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lucky is reported to be fearful around new people. At the care center, he displays fearful behavior. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
Bite history (human): Lucky bit the owner's spouse a year and a half ago. The person was picking up food off the floor during an event where there was a lot of loud noise. Lucky growled and bit her on the hand, resulting in red marks. Please see handout on Bite History.
Anxiety: Lucky is reported to be very anxious by his previous home. He becomes anxious around raised voices, thunder, and fireworks. When anxious, his behavior tips over into aggression and he has snapped at and bitten people near him. Please see handout on Anxiety.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Lucky is reported to hard bark and snap at dogs. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
collected blood for 4DX W/RMSF, sent out to Idexx.
Did not urinate during walk, placed sign on cage to collect urine during walk.
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation [Spay/Neuter Waiver - Permanent]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with A MEDICAL CONDITION and the staff veterinarians are issuing a PERMANENT waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. ACC does not have the facility to safely sterilize your pet with his/her current condition. However, your veterinarian will provide consultation on whether this procedure can or should be performed under their supervision. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment and proper oversight of your pet's health. All costs for follow up care and subsequent surgery is at the expense of the adopter.
Blood Work Interpretation. CBC: 1-Anemia (mild @35.9%, non-regenerative)
NOSF. Chemistry: 1-Azotemia (creatinine 3.8, BUN 58). NOSF. Total T4: wnl
Extending his trazadone.
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 7 years. Microchip noted on Intake? No. Microchip Number (If Applicable): NA. History : Owner surrender. Subjective: BAR. Observed Behavior -Terrified. Whale eyes. Tail tucked in between legs. Very vigilant. He did not growl, lunge or try to bite. He ate Vienna sausages and cheese for us. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No. Evidence of Trauma seen -No. Objective: T = , P =112 bpm. R =eup. BCS 5/9. EENT: Episcleral injection (mild to moderate, nuclear sclerosis and pigmentary keratitis OU, initially thought menace was decreased but seems wnl when I rechecked it, he seems visual OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Muzzled, difficult to examine. 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, both done, one testicle feels normal in size and the other one feels very small (asymmetrical testes). MSI: Ambulatory x 4, thickened stifles bilaterally (right >>left) with mild crepitation noted, resents extension of right hip, thickened elbow bilaterally, skin free of parasites, cyst-like lesion on top of his head, style lower lid OS. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: Clean externally
Assessment: -Osteoarthritis (mild to moderate), -Asymmetrical testes, -Pigmentary keratitis and episcleral injection OU, -Thickened stifles-r/o cruciate tear vs. meniscal injury vs. luxated patellas (not obvious on exam), -Anemia (mild, non-regenerative), -Azotemia-r/o dehydration vs. kidney dz, Prognosis: Fair. Plan: -CBC/chem/T4, -LVT to collect urine for USG in-house and urine dipstick. -Test for tick-bourne dz, 4dx w/RMSF, -Rimadyl trial if USG is normal (if not we can try low dose gabapentin for his arthritis but he is already on trazadone so may be sedate). -Recommend joint supplement long-term once placed, -Recommend Adequan for arthritis once placed, -When he is neutered, consider sending out testicles for biopsy. -Recommend ophtho consult once placed. -Will extend his trazadone since he is so nervous-150 mg PO BID until otherwise directed. -Recommend abdominal ultrasound once placed +/- CXR to look for cause of anemia.
Permanent waiver for surgery due to kidney values and asymmetrical testes (should have further work-up before going under anesthesia)
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
LUCKY 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.
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