INTAKE DATE – 5/6/2019
A staff member writes: “Hi! I'm Poppy! My name can be a reference to many of your favorite things, like a beautiful flower, or a poppy seed bagel. Maybe one day, I can be one of your favorite things too! My friends here at the care center know that I'm SUPER smart... I'm already learning how to 'sit' and 'down'! My other hobbies include walks, getting pet, and also modeling... I look great in photos. A home with loving people and no other dogs is what I'm looking for, are you the one for me?” If you can foster or adopt this adorable little lady, please MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
Poppy is in training
POPPY, ID# 62004, 3 yrs old, 48 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan acc, Medium Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Surrender Reason: Found Stray
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating: 4. Orange
AT RISK MEMO: Poppy is at risk for medical reasons. Poppy was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Poppy is quickly overstimulated and would benefit from behavior modification.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 5/7/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Moderate
Leash walking comments: froze and stared at dogs
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft, jumps up
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, jumps up
Jog: Engages in play, escalates
Arousal comments: jumps up, leash biting intensely, very hard to refocus, mouthy
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Due to arrival as a stray, behavior history around dogs is unknown. Poppy has appeared uncomfortable around other dogs in the care center. She becomes tense and attempts to avoid interaction. She has been observed to lunge toward dogs when the come within close proximity. Poppy may be most comfortable as the only resident dog.
5/6: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Poppy does not approach. She appears anxious and seeks to exit the yard.
5/7: Poppy lunges and attempts to bite the helper dog through the introductory gate.
5/9: Poppy is muzzled for off leash introduction to the helper dog. She is tense, freezes, then charges toward him.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Poppy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her 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.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the level of jumping, mouthing, and escalated arousal during the running play portion of her assessment, we recommend an adult-only home.
Single pet/no dog parks: See DOG-DOG.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Leash-biting,Strength/leash pulling,Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: At the care center, Poppy jumps up and is mouthy with handlers. Please see handout on Basic manners/poor impulse control.
Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition: During her behavior assessment, Poppy jumped up and was mouthy with the assessor. Please see the handout on Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Poppy has displayed reactivity towards other dogs while on leash, including freezing and hard staring. She has also displayed reactivity when she is separated from another dog by a barrier. In this instance she lunged and snapped at the other dog through the fence. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
Leash-biting: During her assessment, Poppy began jumping up and grabbing the leash in her mouth. Please see handout on Leash-biting.
Strength/leash pulling: While walking outside on leash, Poppy pulls hard on the leash. Please see handout on Strength/leash pulling.
Low threshold for arousal: During the running play portion of her behavior assessment, Poppy began jumping up, intensely leash biting, and mouthing. She was fixated during these behaviors and it was difficult to redirect her. Due to this low threshold for arousal, there is a potential for her to tip over into aggression when she becomes overaroused and can't be appropriately redirected. Please see handout on Arousal.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: ~2-3yrs based on PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative. placed by LVT. History : Stray
Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, initially loose body with tail wagging when brought into exam room. Muzzled due to low growling. P stiff, tense, tail tucked during exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen – none. Objective: BCS 5/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: did not evaluate due to behavior. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: intact female. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: externally normal. Assessment: apparently healthy. Prognosis: excellent. Plan:
ok for sx; recommend behavioral assessment. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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
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HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
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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).