TO BE KILLED – 5/21/2019
<3 Sky – the silly, playful, happy tomboy of the Manhattan Center!
A volunteer writes: “Sky is a silly tomboy full of the playful energy all pittie fans adore, she's so excited to get out into the real world and start appreciating the little things in life that she can hardly contain herself. Enthusiastic yet responsive on leash, she's surprisingly strong but with an attentive handler and a toy in her mouth, you'll pass dogs of all sizes with ease. Sky seems to be house trained and already knows how to come, sit and stay on command and despite her vocal enthusiasm when waiting for treats, she takes them gently from my hand. She enjoys socializing with people and dogs, snacking regularly and chasing errant squirrels in the park but her one true love is toys, toys, toys, the more the better, and preferably as rough'n'tumble as she is--though the flimsy ones are definitely her favorites to pull apart. Head in to our Manhattan Care Center and ask to meet the cutest, bossiest, silliest pet around. Sky can't wait to see you!” Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this lovely girl. She would dearly love to be your one and only doggy child – bring tennis balls!
SKY, ID# 61811, 2 Yrs. Old, 48.8 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, White
I came to the shelter as an Agency, 5/4/2019
Shelter Assessment Rating:
Medical Behavior Rating:
AT RISK NOTE: Sky is at risk for medical reasons. Sky was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Sky has a low threshold for arousal and would benefit from some behavior modification.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR – DATE OF INTAKE, 5/4/2019: Raindrop (renamed SKY) was very stressed out with staff while being handled and with police officer. She was very nervous and would lunge, bark, growl, and show teeth while in the carrier. A control Pole was needed to handle her. However once she was out of the kennel she was a lot more calm.
SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Sky is an approximately 2 year old, unaltered, mixed breed dog. She previously lived with 1 adults. With strangers she is friendly and outgoing. Sky is housetrained. She is described as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a high activity level.
SHELTER ASSESMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 5/6/2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Moderate
Leash walking comments: Lunges and barks at dogs
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Runs at assessor, barking, and jumps up hard with a soft body.
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leaning into pets, barking
Jog: Engages in play, escalates
Arousal comments: Barking at first. Then jumps up and grabs leash intensely. Continues to bite leash, becoming increasingly intense.
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: Body soft
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
5/5: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Sky rushes over with forward but playful body language. She vocalizes during play.
5/6: Sky is continuously vocal. She becomes tense during play and later begins to hard bark.
5/10-5/11: Sky engages in some running play today. She is somewhat tense throughout the interaction with the male and female dog, but does not display any concerning behaviors.
5/15-5/16: Sky engages in play today with male and female dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 5/4/2019
Summary:: Tense, lunged, and growled in carrier. Calmer once out of carrier
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 5/4/2019
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Sky 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)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the low threshold for arousal Sky displays at the care center (becoming very intense during jog on her assessment, biting the leash and not calming down easily), we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration,Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Upon intake, Sky was barking and growling. While she has not displayed this behavior since, it may occur in times of high stress. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression. On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Sky has been observed to react to dogs while on leash and behind barriers, lunging towards them and barking. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration. Low threshold for arousal: Sky has displayed a low threshold for arousal at the care center, becoming quickly aroused during jog and very intensely jumping up and biting the leash. Please see handout on Arousal.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~2.5yrs based on PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive. mc# 981020019249832 History: Stray brought in my police Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, allowed all handling. Loose body and tail wagging throughout exam. Has duplicate record Sky #8849. Previously listed as spayed on DVM intake back 10/2017. 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: dc 1/5; pd 1/5 PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: suspect intact female. no spay scar or tattoo seen. Mammary glands are enlarged. 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 dental disease Prognosis: excellent Plan: recommend routine daily dental care SURGERY: Okay for surgery
SO BAR in kennel. P is barking at kennel front, standing. EN -- eyes are clear. serous nasal discharge and sniffling. A CIRDC P move to ISO enrofloxacin 204mg tablet -- give 1.5 tablet PO q24h x 10 days cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 0.5 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
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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
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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).