INTAKE DATE: 05-04-2019
OMG! Sherly is so adorable! Can we help her find a home? <3
A volunteer writes:
Sherly! This darling 4 year old lady is beautiful both inside and out! Sherly has a lovely smooth coat, perfect soft ears (one black, one white), a svelte frame, soulful eyes, and a winning smile. During our outing, she was content to roam, sniff around in the grass, and sit sweetly on the park bench beside me. She was non-reactive and friendly, happily checking out the pigeons, squirrels, and other dogs, but never approaching canines or humans. Sherly appears to be house-trained and did her business quickly after leaving her kennel and going out to the street. I would love to see Sherly in a home where she can enjoy leisurely walks, snuggles on the couch, and of course well-deserved treats (she certainly knows how to sit when asked and when a biscuit is in hand!). Come meet this delightful pup today at the Manhattan Care Center!
SHERLY, ID# 61928, 4 yrs old, 46 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Black / White Female,
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating:
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 6-May-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate-hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: Jumps away when people walk close to her
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: Tense, tail tucked, focused on exit
Soft handling: Fearful
Exuberant handling: Fearful
Comments: Tail tucked, body low
Jog: Moves away
Arousal comments: Tail tucked, body low
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES
History around dogs is unknown due to arrival as a stray.
5/5: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Sherly is fearful and keeps away from the greeter.
5/6-8: Sherly keeps mostly to herself.
5/9: Sherly is social, playful, and solicitous.
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 6-May-2019
Summary: Growled in kennel. Once out, trembling
We have no history on Sherly so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. At the care center, she displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: Due to how fearful Sherly is currently at the care center, avoiding handling at times and jumping away from new people, we recommend an adult only home.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Sherly appears fearful of new people, jumping away from them when they approach closely. In her kennel, she has lunged forward, growling. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : stray
Observed Behavior -growling, lunged in kennel. once muzzled, shaking, head down
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
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G:no spay scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, moth eaten coat on ventrum with epidermal collarettes
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan:cephalexin 500mg bid x10d
Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
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).