**NYC Priority Placement ** FOSTER or ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP *** Rat Terrier Savvy folks APPLY NOW to save little Diamond's life *** Diamond 50404.... Beautiful little Rat Terrier girl, scared to bits at the shelter, whale eyed, trembling uncontrollably, defecating herself on intake, YES, THAT SCARED!!! HELP!!! ** For A NEW Family to KNOW: Described as being FRIENDLY, AFFECTIONATE, CONFIDENT, EXCITABLE & sometimes fearful, in her previous home since she was 3 months old, now 9, Diamond was is generally friendly to strangers, would play exuberantly with adults, has tolerated kids & other dogs but would prefer to be the one & only kid in her new home. She was well-behaved when left alone, is housebroken & her favorite things to do is play with balls & munch on treats. The owner's favorite thing about her was how affectionate she is. ** PLEASE, PLEASE HELP this little lady & APPLY to AT LEAST FOSTER her but HURRY, she is Out Of Time :( Scared little Diamond NEEDS YOU NOW to save her life at the Manhattan, NY ACC. Please, DO!
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"Rescue only" means a foster or adopter must live within the Northeastern states and must apply to rescues already approved to pull from NYC ACC shelters. Rescues can't do anything without APPLICATIONS! If your application is approved, rescue will arrange transport.
Small Mixed Breed - Rat Terrier
Age 9 yrs (approx.) - 30 lbs
My health has been checked.
My vaccinations are up to date.
My worming is up to date.
I have been micro-chipped.
I am waiting for you at the Manhattan, NY ACC.
Please, Please, Please, save me!
For a New Family to Know:
Described as being friendly, affectionate, confident, excitable, independent, & fearful. When you are home, she likes to stay in her favorite place. She likes to play with balls, stuffed toys, and squeaky toys. She plays fetch and tug. She has been kept mostly indoors. She slept on her own dog bed. She is used to eating wet and dry food from Beneful. She is used to two meals per day. Her favorite treat is Pupperoni. She is very house-trained and does not have accidents. She uses the bathroom on cement outdoors. When left home alone, she is well behaved. She has never been left alone in a yard. She knows the commands sit, down, come, and stay. She is used to slow and brisk walks on leash, as well as running for forms of daily exercise. On the leash, she pulls lightly. She has not been walked without a leash. Diamond's favorite thing to do is play with balls and eat treats. The owner's favorite thing about her is how affectionate she is.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 9 yrs, based on hx. Consistent with exam
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive.
Subjective / Observed Behavior -
BAR; ears pinned back and whale eyed.
Shaking and tense during exam.
Whipped head around to snap at handler when hind end touched.
Defecated multiple times during handling, very, very scared.
Evidence of Cruelty seen - none
Evidence of Trauma seen - none
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: unable to examine due to behavior.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic -- difficult to auscult due to whining and shaking during exam
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: spayed 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
Diamond had been in her previous home since she was 3 months old.
She was a gift from a family member who had adopted her from a different shelter.
She is now 9 years old.
When she was a puppy, she had a health concern that was treated with antibiotics.
Since then, she has not had any health concerns or injuries.
She last saw the vet in 2017 for vaccines.
Diamond is a tri-colored Rat Terrier, spayed female.
Previously lived with: 2 adults
How is this dog around strangers?
Around strangers, Diamond is generally friendly but may bark.
She is noted to be fearful at the veterinarian.
She will play exuberantly with adults.
How is this dog around children?
Diamond has spent time around children from the ages 2-12.
Around them, she is relaxed and usually tolerant.
She does not play with children.
How is this dog around other dogs?
Diamond lived with a 3 year old small mixed breed intact female dog.
Generally, they have been friendly and relaxed towards each other.
They would snuggle and sleep together.
They also ate out of the same food bowls and shared water at times.
How is this dog around cats?
Diamond has never been around cats.
Diamond will snap if her food is touched, growl if her treats are touched, and bark if her toy is touched.
She nipped an adult on the thumb ONCE, leaving one tiny puncture.
She also nipped the other resident dog on the ear ONCE. The nip did not draw blood.
House trained: Yes
Energy level/descriptors: Medium
During storms or when the smoke detector goes off, Diamond is fearful and hides.
Diamond is not bothered if she is pushed or pulled off of furniture, when given a bath, or when brushed.
She may snap if disturbed while she is sleeping or resting.
She barks when someone unfamiliar is in the hallway or if someone unfamiliar approached her owner.
She is afraid while being restrained, as well as when her paws are touched.
When her paws are touched, she may or may not growl.
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks/Place with a New Hope partner. Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Diamond's history and the potential for defensive aggression she has displayed at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment and seen at the care center, the behavior department recommends Diamond 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 Diamond to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Diamond to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Diamond presents with outside of the care centers.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding/Handling/touch sensitivity/Fearful/potential for defensive aggression/risk of future aggression. Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Diamond is reported to bark, growl, and snap if her food, treats, or toys are touched. We recommend that Diamond be left alone while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in her future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Diamond's mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the "drop" cue and trade-up games.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Diamond is reported to growl and snap when her feet are touched. It is important to avoid touching Diamond's paws at this time and to be cautious when touching him in other areas as we do not know where she may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Diamond to be more comfortable with this.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Diamond is reported to sometimes bark and growl at new people and has displayed this behavior at the care center, allowing minimal handling since intake. It is important to always go slow and give Diamond the option to walk away from any social interaction. Diamond should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Diamond's choice to approach a new person or thing. Diamond would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
NOTE: *** WE HAVE NO OTHER INFORMATION THAN WHAT IS LISTED WITH THIS FLYER ***
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