TO BE KILLED - 6/15/2019
WHAT A CUTIE <3 A volunteer writes: If a tall drink of water is what you're craving this steamy summer, have I got the pup for you. Luke's last name may not be Skywalker but this boy is truly a star. From his thoroughbred legs to his baby doe eyes to the tip of this vanilla-cream toes. Luke may be a bigger boy at approximately 90 pounds but my guess is at least 50 of that is heart as he truly couldn't be more gentle. Whether strolling on the street, posing effortlessly for photos (modeling contract anyone?), or taking his snacks so sweetly you barely know they're gone, this handsome hunk is the perfect combo of manners and hubba-hubba. Come meet him while you can. Luke is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Hello, my name is Luke
My animal id is #64565
I am a desexed male rust dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old, 90 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender June 1, 2019
Reason Stated: NO TIME FOR ANIMAL
Luke is at risk for behavioral reasons. Luke has displayed dog reactivity at the care center with the potential to redirect on to the handler. Luke would be best suited for an experienced adopter who can provide the necessary behavior modification and reward based training. Medically, Luke seems healthy.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 90.2 lbs
Vet Notes 4/06/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?y
Microchip Number (If Applicable):982000363894706
History :o surrender
Observed Behavior -nervous, whale eyed , tail tucked. accepts treats eagerly. muzzled as precaution
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:clean teeth in front, limited exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: neutered male
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Luke was very gentle and quiet during intake. He allowed for all handling and collaring. He was also very quiet and went in to his kennel without trouble. He was seen having no behavior issues at the time of intake.
Date of Intake: 6/1/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information:: Client came in to surrender his 3 yr old male large mixed breed Luke. Client stated that he could not care for Luke any longer. He said stated that his job does not allow him time to take of Luke. He has had Luke since he was 8 weeks old.
Previously lived with:: Adults 4
How is this dog around strangers?: Friendly no agression
How is this dog around children?: Friendly no argression
How is this dog around other dogs?: Very playful around tother dogs. No agression observed
How is this dog around cats?: Agressive , does not tolerate cats
Resource guarding:: No guarding
Bite history:: NO bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: medium
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
For a New Family to Know: Luke is a very calm and gentle dog. He is house broken and will walk great on the leash. He likes other dogs but does not do well with cats. He eats hard food and also loves ice cream as a dessert. he loves playing catch with balls and he is use to having his own bed.
Date of intake:: 6/1/2019
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (In home for 3 years)
Previously lived with:: Adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Friendly
Behavior toward dogs:: Playful
Behavior toward cats:: Aggressive
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Luke is described as very calm and gentle with a medium level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 6/3/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Distracted, does not approach – active, exploring environment
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, sniffing room
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leans into pets
Jog: Engages in play (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Summary:: Luke's previous owner has described him to behave playfully around other dogs. Slow introductions are recommended to other dogs who are social and playful.
6/3: Luke is highly social and playful when introduced off leash to dogs in the care center.
6/4: Luke engages in bouts of play.
6/5: Today, Luke keeps to himself. He corrects play when less interested.
6/7: Luke engages in exuberant play with a female dog today.
6/8: Luke hard barks at a select female when introduced at the gate. When introduced to a known female dog, Luke engages in play with her.
Date of intake:: 6/1/2019
Summary:: Gentle, quiet, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Luke is described as having a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 6/12/19: Luke has become increasingly reactive towards other dogs. While removing Luke from his kennel, he quickly begins reacting to the other dogs in the adjacent kennels. During this reactivity, he turns towards the handler, thrashing and snapping. This increase in reactivity makes him difficult to handle safely while removing him from the kennel. Once outside on leash, Luke pulls towards passing dogs and barks and growls at one dog in particular. On returning to his kennel, Luke still reacts towards other dogs so handlers use two leashes to return him quickly and safely.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 2
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No cats
Potential challenges: : On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Luke has become more on-leash reactive here at the care center. While outside on leash, he pulls towards dogs and is reported to bark and growl at some dogs while outside on leash. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
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Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
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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.
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