INTAKE DATE – 6/5/2019
Incredibly sweet, emaciated, LEVEL 1 rated girl, waits with hope for a family to pick her. A dream dog!
*** REBOUND HOUNDS WOULD LOVE TO HELP NOUGAT! If you can foster this sweet girl, please let RBH know! Foster App: http://www.reboundhounds.org/foster-application.html ***
A volunteer writes: “Nougat is very sweet but our Nougat is the sweetest! She is shy and gentle and owns the most lovely googly eyes that make our hearts melt! Nougat is tall, lanky and dressed beautifully in a dark marble cake coat. Her "Twiggy" look calls unquestionably for hearty meals! Nougat trusts quickly and soon, her tail wagging hopeful, follows her caretaker for caresses and treats with encouraging words. What's not to love about Nougat? She is a dream gal who in your hands will transform from a timid and bony dog into a gorgeous, bouncy, playful, sociable and loving for ever best friend! Your magic touch is what she needs! Come meet Nougat at the Manhattan Care Center and take her home!” Hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this incredibly sweet girl.
Nougat is so sweet <3
NOUGAT, ID# 64949, 2 yrs old, 61.2 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Brown Brindle / White
Surrender Reason: Found Stray
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 1 (the best!)
Medical Behavior Rating: 2. Blue
Behavior toward strangers: friendly towards finders
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES
Strength and pulling: None
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leaning in
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
6/5-6/6: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Nougat is a bit nervous but does tolerate the approach.
6/7: Nougat greets another calm female dog politely but mostly seeks handler attention.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 5-Jun-2019
Summary: Friendly, calm, and quiet
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Nougat so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him 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.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
6/5/19: Nougat approaches the front of the kennel and is easy to leash. She walks nicely on leash outside. She enjoys treats and pets. Treats were used to encourage her to go back into her kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 1
Behavior Asilomar H - Healthy
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Progress Exam. Hx; explosive diarreah and underweight; offered high fiber diet for 12hrs-- more formed but like pudding. Because of the dog's body condition and chronic diarreah, rec'd a TLI test. Gave sweet potato- 40 oz can-- ate all 10:30AM
Progress Exam. Offered 150z of sweet potato with some Pedigree (4 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons Gerbers chicken baby food)--- ate the entire amount. Markedly underweight and explosive diarreah. Plan) attempting to stabilize with special foods, also consider -- pancreatic insufficiency if continues to be underwght and has explosive diarreah.
Physical Exam. Subjective: Noted to have explosive diarrhea since intake on 6/6. Objective: BAR, euhydrated, BCS 3/9, Resp rate: WNL, multiple episodes of #7 diarrhea noted in play yard during play group. Assessment: 1. Diarrhea- likely large bowel - gastroenteritis vs parasites (giardia, coccidia vs other) vs malabsorption vs other. Plan: 1. Metronidazole (15mg/kg) 500mg tablet PO BID x 3 days. 2. Add 1 (15oz) small can sweet potato to dog food BID x 5 days. 3. If no improvement in diarrhea score in 3 days, consider further diagnostics and therapies. MG supervised by 1659
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 2 years, Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n. History: Stray. Subjective: BAR, euhydrated, MM pink/moist, CRT. Observed Behavior: tail tucking; hesistant to approach but accepted lots of treats and allowed for full PE. Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n. Objective: T = -, P = wnl, R = wnl. EENT: Anterior chambers clear OU; no corneal defects; no ocular or nasal discharge; no oral masses or ulcerations seen - marked cerimonous debris AU. Oral Exam: teeth in good cond – mild calculus; mild staining; all permanent teeth present. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: No murmurs or arrhythmias; strong, synchronous femoral pulses bilaterally; Eupneic; normal bronchovesicular sounds in all fields; no crackles/wheezes. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: Intact - no vulvar discharge. MSI: BCS 3/9 ; Overgrown nails; Ambulatory x 4 with no lameness, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Appropriate menotation; no cranial nerve deficits; no proprioceptive deficits; no ataxia. Rectal: externally normal. Assessment: Underweight otherwise Healthy.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Other intake tasks
- Clean ears with otic solution
- Clipped nails
- Place TID feeding chart
*** 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
*** 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.
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. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment.