TO BE KILLED 1/14/2019
He arrived on the 11th, and he’s already on the list to die only 2 days later. Just because MACK is afraid of strangers and needs time to warm, he is being put on the list. There is nothing wrong with his health, there is no reason for him to die. He is a proven family pet given up for the lame excuse of “no time” by an uncommitted, careless, heartless parent. Now he sits in fear, only a youngster, waiting his turn to die. He sits alone, in a small windowless kennel, remembering the two children he adored and who he built his world around. He remembers his cozy crate, his soft bed where he slept, the toys left behind. He tries to think of what he did wrong, when it wasn’t even his fault. He ignored cats, and yes perhaps he liked to be left alone when eating his meal, but really….that still wasn’t it, sweet boy. He has a sterling resume – well behaved home alone, he knows many commands too. What poor MACK doesn’t know is that it was not him, he was never a bother, he simply drew the short straw when he was a baby and got a set of LOUSY parents. Because he is shy and scared of strangers, and he is surrounded by nothing but strangers, he is not doing well at the shelter. MACK needs a loving, patient, experienced family who can foster or adopt him and give him the space, time, and room to decompress, mend his broken heart, and warm to his new home. Will you help this poor boy? If so, please hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting sweet MACK.
MACK, ID# 52341, @ 2.5 Yrs. Old, 64 lbs.
Brooklyn ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan / White, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: No Time
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Intake Behavior Rating: 5. Red
AT RISK MEMO: Mack has not acclimated well to the care center environment and remains challenging to handle. Mack has been observed to growl and hard bark upon approach and has not been observed to settle, this behavior matches what his previous owner reports on Mack's behavior towards strangers. We believe Mack may be best set up to succeed through placement with an experienced rescue partner. Mack is otherwise Healthy.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 1/11/2019: No handling was done as he was hard barking.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Mack is a two and a half medium male dog that was surrendered to the center due to behavior concerns. The owner had him since he was a puppy. Mack doesn't have any known health issues and has not seen the vet recently. He previously lived with 3 adults and 2 children. As per owner, he hard barks and growls at strangers. Mack lived with a six and eleven year old. He was relaxed and playful. He plays in a rough manner. He didn't live with dogs. He didn't live with cats however as per owner, he doesn't react to cats. He snaps if his food is touched while eating and growls if an object is taken away from him. No bite history with a person or animal. Mack is housetrained and has a medium to low energy level. Mack has never had a medical issue.
Other Notes: He might bark when held/restrained. He is not bothered if he is disturbed while resting however is afraid of being bathed. The owner never trimmed his nails nor brushed him therefore his behavior is unknown.
For a New Family to Know: He was described as independent. He likes to stay on his favorite spot. He likes to play with bones and ropes. He was kept indoors only and used to sleep in his crate. He eats dry and wet food and was fed three times a day. He goes potty in grass or dirt and is well-behaved when left alone in the house. He listens to sit, shake paw and stand up. He is used to brisk walks on leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT - Date of Assessment: 1/13/2019
Summary:: Mack has allowed very minimal handling in the care center and has growled upon direct touch/approach. Out of concern for his stress level and handler safety, an assessment will not be conducted at this time.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 1/11/2019. Summary:: Hard barking, no handling attempted upon intake.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 1/11/2019. Summary:: Growling upon direct touch, raised hackles.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Mack is reported to have a medium to low energy level in his previous home environment.
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 (under 13): Due to Mack's high levels of fear combined with his propensity to escalate, we believe an experienced adult only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Mack has not acclimated well to the care center environment and remains challenging to handle. Mack has been observed to growl and hard bark upon approach and has not been observed to settle, this behavior matches what his previous owner reports on Mack's behavior towards strangers. The behavior department believes Mack may be best set up to succeed through placement with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at this own pace; force-free, reward based training only is advised.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 Microchip noted on Intake? neg Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : O surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior - Dog very wary. Growling started as soon as touching his back and heckles came up. Growling increased with trying to soothe dog. Allowed us to touch top of head but still growling. Hunches over and jumps away when trying to touch him. Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = P = NE R = eup BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears NE, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: NE PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: 2 sst MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment: Apparently healthy male large breed dog Prognosis: Good Plan: Vx given. Oral tasks given in food - dog ate it. Unable to do HWT and MC - do at time of sx. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
MACK 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
*** 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. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
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 a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
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. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.
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