INTAKE DATE: 05-04-2019
I have been returned :(
LOVES PEOPLE, DOGS and EVEN CATS!
This little bundle of joy is Snow White! Snow White was adopted as a puppy - and returned now, at 1 year old. Obviously her previous family adopted her thinking, that this little girl will raise herself and doesn´t need guidement to learn all she needs to know! Well, we hope, that her next parent helps this sunshine on her way to become a perfect little lady! Snow White loves everyone - people, dogs and even cats and of course she is happily playful - like a puppy should be! Please share this little love for her happily ever after!
A volunteer writes:
It is a tough job to be a puppy! Not everyone gets it! Puppies need lots of help to grow up into fantastic adults and I am no exception! My name is Snow White and I am a pretty girl who loves people, other dogs and even cats! Although my looks are dainty, I am quite a boisterous gal who races rather than walks, zooms in open fields and plays excitedly with toys and balls. I might be shy at first but I so enjoy to meet new people and give them a little bit of all the love I have for my caretakers. So many people at the care center have shared with me hugs and kisses. My peers too love to spend time with me in the yard. So, if you want to build memories with a young four legged friend and do not mind the challenge of bringing her up, I am right here, your one and only, cute and sweet Snow White, waiting for you!
Snow White and Legend in Playgroup
SNOW WHITE, ID# 55720, 1 yr old, 52 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, White Spayed Female,
Owner Surrender Reason: returned due to not being housebroken
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 1
Medical Behavior Rating:
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender
Previously lived with: Adults and cats
Behavior toward strangers: Affectionate
Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, respectful and playfu
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Snow White is described as shy with a very high level of activity.
Snow White has been returned twice to the care center due to not being housebroken. She is also reported to pull very hard on the leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 6-May-2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Stays by assessor, body soft
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leans into pets
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, relinquishes
Toy comments: Body soft
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
Due to arriving as a stray, history around dogs is unknown.
2/25: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Snow White is initially fearful. She quickly opens up and engages in gentle play.
5/6-8: Snow White plays exuberantly with dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 4-May-2019
Summary: Social, affectionate
Snow White is described as having a very high level of activity. 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 1
Behavior Asilomar H - Healthy
Potential challenges comments:
House soiling: Snow White has been returned twice due to house breaking issues. She is reported to use the bathroom when crated, as well as when free in the house. She will need an adopter who is committed to working with her on this issue. Please see handout on House Soiling.
* 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).