TO BE KILLED 5/30/2019
HIS PERSON LOST HIS HOME AND NOW MUKI WILL LOSE HIS LIFE!
Described as affectionate, playful, and sometimes shy dog, Muki lived the life of a beloved pet. Sadly his person lost his home and had to surrender Muki to the shelter where Muki is SCARED and UNCOMFORTABLE. This is a dog that likes to be with his people, sleeping on his own bed. He lived and played with 2 other dogs. Now he is alone and afraid. Muki is house trained and used the potty outdoors but is also trained to use wee-wee pads. Muki is crate trained and does well for 6 hours. He walks well on a leash, too! THIS IS A GOOD BOY! So please don’t let his life end here, Please help! SHARE pledge FOSTER adopt and #SAVEMUKI now!
Male brown dog
@ Manhattan Animal Care Center
About 3 years old
Weight 62 lbs
Owner surrender on 16-May-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- homeless.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Muki is at risk for behavioral reasons. Muki has remained fearful at the care center and has allowed for only minimal handling. Muki would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Muki seems healthy.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 62 lbs
L V T Notes
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3 years
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : Owner surrender.
Observed Behavior -Very scared but no reaction to rabies pole or injection when we gave him sedation.
Evidence of Cruelty seen -No
Evidence of Trauma seen -No
P =90 bpm
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: nsf, examined with tongue depressor through muzzle, difficult to evaluate back teeth thoroughly
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 down
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: Apparently healthy
-Sedated for exam: torb 0.8 mL IM, dexmedetomidine 0.5 mL IM and ketamine 0.5 mL IM
-1/2 dose antisedan for reversal
-No tx needed at this time
Okay for surgery
L V T Notes
Per Dr. 1379:
Sedated with Butorphanol 10 mg/ml 0.8 mls IM, Dexmedetomidine 0.5 mg/ml 0.5 mls IM, and Ketamine 100 mg/ml 0.5 mls IM at 12:16 PM
Performed intake tasks
Reversed with Antisedan 5 mg/ml 0.25 mls IM
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Upon intake, Muki growled when approached. Muki could not be handled as he would continue to growl and pull hard on the leash. Muki was brought in with a muzzle. Muki was placed into the kennel by his previous owner.
Date of Intake: 5/16/2019
Basic Information:: Muki is approximately a 3 year old male brown and white large mixed breed dog. Muki lived with previous owner for 3 years. Muki was surrendered because his owner could no longer care for him.
Previously lived with:: Muki previously lived with two adults and two dogs.
How is this dog around strangers?: Muki will approach strangers who visit the home and will sniff them.
How is this dog around children?: Muki has never interacted with children.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Muki previously lived with two 3 year old spayed large mixed breed dogs. Muki is described as being friendly and playful with them.
However, the previous owner noted that Muki will try to fight with other dogs. Muki has been walked with a muzzle since he sometimes barks at other dogs, pulls on the leash and growls. The previous owner noted that he does not always do this to every dog that passes by but will respond to another dog who barks at him.
How is this dog around cats?: Muki has never interacted with cats.
Resource guarding:: Muki is not bothered if his food or bowl is touched while he is eating. Muki is not bothered when a toy or treat is taken away from him.
Bite history:: Muki has never bitten another animal or human.
Energy level/descriptors:: Muki has a medium energy level
Other Notes:: Muki will whine when he hears the fire alarm. Muki is not bothered when being bathed or when his nails are trimmed. Muki is not bothered when being pushed off of furniture. Muki is described as being protective of his owners when an unfamiliar approaches him. Muki will growl and pull on the leash.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: Muki has no known medical issues.
For a New Family to Know: Muki is an affectionate, playful, and sometimes shy dog. When at home, Muki likes to follow you around and likes to be in the same room as you. Muki was fed a mixture of Alpo dry food and Pedigree wet food once a day. Muki was kept mostly indoors and slept on his own bed. Muki is house trained and used the potty outdoors but is also trained to use wee-wee pads. Muki is crate trained and does well for 6 hours. When left home alone, Muki barks. For exercise, Muki was taken out for walks twice a day and does not pull on the leash.Muki has never been walked off a leash.
Date of intake:: 5/16/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender (in home for 3 years)
Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 2 dogs
Behavior toward strangers:: growl and lunge at some, sniff and/or ignore others
Behavior toward children:: unknown
Behavior toward dogs:: friendly and playful with resident dogs, with other dogs growls, barks, and lunges
Behavior toward cats:: unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Muki is described as affectionate, playful, and sometimes shy with a medium level of energy.
Date of assessment:: 5/21/2019
Summary:: At the care center, Muki has allowed only minimal handling and has been reported to growl at staff while he is in his kennel. During multiple interactions with a handlers, Muki has growled and lunged towards them. The previous owners also report that he growls and lunges towards some strangers. For these reasons, Muki is not a safe candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
Date of intake:: 5/16/2019
Summary:: growled, lunged towards
ENERGY LEVEL:: Muki is described as having a medium level of energy.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 5/17: Upon approach Muki is at the back of his kennel growling. When the handler tosses treats, Muki stops growling and lies on his bed watching the handler. He is easily leashed without growling/barking etc. and walks well outside of the kennel. Once in the yard, the handler offered a treat, which Muki initially sniffed, then retreated and suddenly lunged towards the handler barking, making contact with the handler's knee. He is immediately returned to kennel without issue.
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: Due to Muki's behavior at the care center and reported by the previous owners, including growling and lunging towards strangers, we recommend an adult-only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment and at the care center, the behavior department recommends Muki 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 Muki to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Muki to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Muki presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: It is reported by the previous owners that Muki may growl and lunge towards strangers. This behavior was also noted at the care center with staff members and handlers. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: The previous owners reports that Muki reacts to some other dogs on the leash and growls, barks, and lunges towards them. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
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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. 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.