TO BE KILLED – 6/25/2019
A Broken Hearted Senior is devastated and dreams of going home. <3
How do you think it feels when you are 10 years old (like, 100 in human years) and the ONLY family you have ever known since you were two months old gives you up for “barking too much.” Seriously? We are disgusted by people. Rosario has done nothing wrong, and if you read his surrender notes you would see that he is an affectionate, playful, mellow gentleman who is gentle with children and friendly to strangers. He is perfectly trained, and even knows his commands in Spanish. This boy intended to spend his whole life with the family he loved, and after giving them everything – including his heart, they stepped on it and tossed him out like trash. He is understandably freaked out at the shelter, and why not? He’s only known family life. This sweet, well trained, senior should be spending his golden years on a cushy bed, surrounded by people who love and appreciate him. Maybe if his family had paid a speck of attention to him, he wouldn’t have barked. He needed them to ‘see’ him. Instead they saw him out the door. If you are the experienced foster or adopter who can give Rosario back his smile, please hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance saving his life. He needs to go to an adult only home (no children under age 13).
ROSARIO, ID# 66295, 10 Yrs. Old, 47.2 lbs, Unaltered Male
Brooklyn ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Tan
Owner Surrender Reason: Barks too much ( we can’t make this sh*t up)
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
Behavior Condition: 3. yellow
AT RISK NOTE: Although he has shown some improvement, Rosario remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. He has been observed to avoid contact with staff members and has escalated to snapping when uncomfortable. We feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace. Rosario is otherwise healthy.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 6/17/2019: Rosario allowed no handling due to having a tense body, his ears pinned back, lip licking, and pacing back and forth during intake.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Rosario is an approx 10 year old medium sized tan male dog that was surrendered to BACC due to barking too much. Owner had Rosario since he was 2 months old and the last time he went to the vet was a year ago. Rosario lived with 2 adults. Rosario is friendly when someone were to come to the house. Rosario has been around a 4 year old child and was described to be affectionate and respectful of the child. Rosario has not lived with dogs, but when on walks he would be respectful of them. Rosario has not been around cats. Rosario has no reported resource guarding. Rosario has no bite history. He is housetrained and has a medium energy level.
Other Notes:: Rosario is terrified of loud noises, like fireworks and ambulances, he will hide, panic, and is very nervous when he hears it. Rosario is not bothered when moved from the furniture, when restrained, when his sleep is interrupted, when given a bath, when his coat is brushed, or when his paws are touched. Rosario is not bothered when someone unfamiliar approaches the home or family member.
For a New Family to Know: Rosario is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and mellow. Rosario will follow someone around or be in the same room as them when they are home. Rosario will play with toy balls and stuffed toys. Rosario likes to play fetch and tug. Rosario has been kept mostly indoors and will sleep with his owner on the bed. Rosario was fed rice and chicken pedigree wet food 3 times a day. Rosario is house trained and will use the potty on any surface outdoors. Rosario will destroy the walls by scratching it and bark/whine when left home alone. Rosario understands spanish cues like sit, lay down, and come. Rosario goes on brisk walks on the leash and pulls very hard.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Tense body, open mouth, panting, tail low-tucked, avoided contact, did not approach, stayed near door seeking exit Since Rosario's admission to the care center on 6/17/19, his behavior has remained highly fearful and he is wary of all handling. He has been observed to remain tense and display fearful body language during his interactions and upon attempts to clip a leash to his collar, Rosario has escalated to snapping toward handlers. During an interaction with staff members, Rosario was brought into the assessment room and was unable to settle or relax, but rather stayed near the door or hid from handlers. After some time, he allowed minimal and slow contact from the handler, but continued to display a tense body and overall discomfort. These observations are indicative of a very high level of fearfulness and stress. To eliminate the risk of increasing Rosario's stress level any further, along with the risk of redirecting the stress onto a handler or another animal in our care, we will not be conducting a handling assessment for Rosario at this time.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: According to Rosario's previous owner, he has not lived with dogs, but when on walks he would be respectful of them.
6/18: When off leash at the Care Center, Rosario is introduced to a novel female dog. He is fearful displaying a tucked posture and does not greet or approach the female. He stays in the first pen for the entire session.
6/19: Rosario wandered the pens today and greeted a novel female briefly. He becomes sexually motivated but walks away to continue coloring the pens. He spends the remainder of the session keeping to himself.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 6/17/2019
Summary:: Tense, ears back, lip licked, pacing; No handling performed
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 6/18/2019
Summary:: Very nervous, trembling, avoids contact, attempts to flee, mouths with contact
ENERGY LEVEL:: We are unable to accurately determine Rosario's energy level due to his high level of fearfulness observed in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 6/19/19: Rosario allowed the handler to place the rope around him and remove him from his kennel. Once outside for a playgroup interaction, the handler slowly bent down to clip a leash to his collar and Rosario was observed to head whip and snap toward the handler's hand. 6/20/19: As the handler was returning Rosario to his kennel, he was observed to stop at a smaller dog's kennel and displayed a wagging tail and a loose body.
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 (under 13): Due to Rosario's overall level of fear with the potential for defensive aggression observed in the care center, as well as the separation anxiety reported by his previous owner, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an adult-only home at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Although he has shown some improvement, Rosario remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. He has been observed to avoid contact with staff members and has escalated to snapping when uncomfortable. We feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Rosario to new and unfamiliar situations, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Separation anxiety
Potential challenges comments:: Separation anxiety: Previous owner reported Rosario to exhibit separation anxiety and will escalate to scratching at the walls, barking and crying when left alone. Please refer to the handout for Separation anxiety. Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Rosario exhibits a very high overall level of fear during his interactions in the care center, where he attempts to flee, avoids contact and has escalated to snapping toward handlers. Please refer to the handout for Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10 years Microchip noted on Intake? No History : O/S Subjective: BARH. No csvd Observed Behavior - Very nervous, shaking, backs into corner and tries to flee, attempts to mouth when touched Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = wnl R = wnl BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed due to temperament PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI with two descended testicles, no discharge MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: normal externally Assessment apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: no tx needed SURGERY: Okay for surgery (in house only w/pre-op bloodwork)
Start trazodone 5 mg/kg po bid indefinitely for shelter anxiety
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
ROSARIO IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt him. He cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can he be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE!
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!
*PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! **
STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
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
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction
HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY!
You must live within 3 – 4 hours of NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Norther VA.
Please PM our page for assistance. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a dog on the To Be Killed list, including those labelled Rescue Only. Hurry please, time is short, and the Rescues need time to process the applications.
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.
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