INTAKE DATE: 05-11-2019
Sunny - a wonderfully low-key companion for any adopter as quiet, patient and affectionate as himself! A volunteer writes: Meet Sunny, a big ol' teddy bear who seems to have fooled our staff into thinking he's a dog. From his adorably poofy paws to his soulful golden eyes, this gorgeous guy looks like he stepped right out of a fairy tale and you can't spend any time together without feeling you're in the presence of someone very special. He's a good leash walker, always keen to explore but chill meeting other dogs and his house training skills seem almost as legendary as his looks--Sunny watered the yard better than the rain did! His serious face may not reflect it but he really does live up to his name and after spending time with this gentle giant. I was definitely singing his praises as the warm pick-me-up everyone should enjoy on a daily basis. Whether it's cuddly contemplation on the couch or meandering, snuffly walks through the park, he'll make a wonderfully low-key companion for any adopter as quiet, patient and affectionate as himself. Sunny promises a lifetime supply of love and magic, are you ready to live happily ever after with him?
SUNNY, ID# 62487, 3 yrs old, 73.4 lbs, Manhattan Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Chestnut / White Male,
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* 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).
found @ 8 likes ON 2019-05-30 19:15:51 BY ME.ME