TO BE KILLED – 8/31/2019
Just a baby, a perfect, proven family pet who is facing death for the lame excuse of NO TIME! ☹
MAX is just a scared little boy. That’s it in a nutshell. He is simply not himself at the shelter, he’s unable to be himself in this scary place, but why would he be? He’s barely 12 months old, he misses his family and the children he loved and the small dog who was his best friend. He’s tail tucked and whale eyed, and trying with all his might to just become invisible. And he has no idea who to trust. His family cruelly abandoned him for the lame excuse off “NO TIME” and in doing so, they’ve put him in the gravest danger. They are not at the shelter to see the havoc and pain they have wreaked on this gentle, family boy. Read Max’s surrender notes below! He is a model pet, a good boy, a kind boy, a friendly and playful and affectionate boy. He is so well behaved, happy hearted, and sweet. But no one is seeing this side of him at the care center due to his fear of being hurt. Broken hearted, confused, and lonely, he just wants the family he loved to come back for him. How do we tell him they are never coming back? How do we tell him he is now about to die when he is only a puppy? Please won’t someone step up for Max? He will need an experienced foster or adopter in an adult only home, a quiet, calm, structured home where he can decompress and get by his ordeal. Max is so deserving – he did NOTHING wrong, and everything right, and got kicked to the curb in return. Hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this poor, baby boy.
MAX, ID# 68014, 12 Months old, 51.6 lbs., Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Owner Surrender Reason: No time
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Medical Behavior Rating: 5. Red
AT RISK MEMO: Max has remained fearful at the care center and has allowed for only minimal handling. Max would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, max seems healthy.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Max is a large mixed breed approximately 1 years old who was surrendered due to unforeseen circumstances. He previously lived with 2 adults, 5 kids, 1 cat, and 1 dog. Around strangers Max is described as friendly. He sometimes is weary of someone but rarely. Max has previously lived with 5 children age range 4-16 years old who is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and respectful. Max previously lived with another small mixed breed who is described friendly, playful and respectful. Max has previously lived with a domestic short hair who is described as friendly, wants to Max has no known bite history during time of intake. He is housetrained and has a high energy level.
Other Notes: Max isn't bothered when held/restrained, given a bath, brushing his coat, brushing his teeth or trimming his nails. When people approach his home he will bark to alert the owner someone is there but when on a walk he is friendly. Max has never had any medical issues, except that he did have a bacterial infection two months ago but with the proper care it was gone and his hair has grown back.
For a New Family to Know: Max is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, excitable and respectful. He has a high activity level. Owners favorite thing about Max is he is obedient and attentive. Max loves to play with bones and squeaky toys. Max was fed both wet and dry food twice a day. Max is house trained if on a set schedule but will have accidents when he is left alone for a few hours. Max is well behaved for the most part when left alone, he will pull out toys from her children's toy box but he won’t destroy any furniture. Max is known to pull lightly. Max knows the commands sit, wait, come, down, and paw. Max has been off leash and will run.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 8/25/2019: when counselor attempted to scan for a microchip Max was nervous and snapped. Counselor was able to take a picture but unable to collar
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 8/28/2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: Tense on walk, tail tucked In the assessment room, Max was avoiding the assessor, hard staring and barking at the assessor while having a tense body and tucked tail. For these reasons, as well as previously growling and snapping at handlers in the care center, a handling assessment was not able to be completed.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: 8/28: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Max is a bit reserved, though is tolerant of being approached. The previous owner has reported his behavior around other dogs as "friendly, playful, and respectful".
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 8/25/2019
Summary:: Tense, snapped
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 8/27/2019
Summary:: Tense, whale-eyed, tucked tail. Sedated for exam
ENERGY LEVEL:: Max is described as playful and excitable with a high level of energy. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
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 the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Max may be intimidated by children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Max's fearful behavior at the care center, we recommend Max be placed with a New Hope partner. A period of decompression is recommended to allow him to acclimate comfortably to his new environment. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Max to new and unfamiliar situations.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Max has been fearful at the care center, barking, growling and snapping at handlers, and keeping a tucked tail and tense body. He should never be forced to interact and should always be given the opportunity to walk away from situations or people he finds uncomfortable. We recommend a slow approach and time to adjust in a new home environment. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender. UTD on rabies, dhpp and bordatella vaccines. Also had recent hwt back in July 2019. Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -Very nervous with tail tucked. In his kennel he was growling, lunging and hard to leash. We were able to take him out however. In exam room he was tense, whale eyed and tail tucked. Sedated for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen -No Evidence of Trauma seen -No Objective T = P =wnl R =wnl BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted, superficial wound on nasal planum likely from rubbing on cage Oral Exam: Clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: M/I, s/s testes, moderate scrotal erythema and thickening of scrotal tissue MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Clean externally Assessment: -Mild to moderate scrotal erythema/inflammation -Superficial wound on nasal planum Prognosis: Good Plan: -Sedated for exam: torb 0.75 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.5 mL IM, ketamine 0.25 mL IM -Full dose Antisedan for reversal -Cefpodoxime 150 mg PO SID x 14 days -Trazadone 150 mg PO BID until otherwise directed to help reduce anxiety (if necessary, ok to increase to 200 mg PO BID) SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
MAX 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.