INTAKE DATE – 5/11/2019
With eyes as the color of caramel, and just as soft and sweet, SUNNY is a gem of a dog who is stunning in every way. Just a youngster and puppy playful, she flashes her beautiful smile and wins the hearts of everyone around her. She is incredibly friendly and social, and she so deserves a long and happy life with a family who will love and cherish her. Just read all the accolades from volunteers below who all adore this amazing girl, then rush to foster or adopt her now. Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance.
A staff member writes: “Some people start the day with coffee, some start it with tea, but why not start your day with a large helping of Sunny D! Sunny D is a friendly girl who likes to solicit attention at the front of her kennel to all who pass by. She likes to play in the yard and run around, she surely is full of vibrant energy. She is a mere two years old, so you will still get lots of that playful "puppy prowess". Why not come down and start the next day of your life by picking up our Sunny D and taking her home to cherish!”
Volunteer Sandra McDonald writes: “Sunny D has the perfect name !!! She so cheerful and fun shes sure to brighten even the gloomiest day. Sunny loved every person she met and was happy to meet Max thru the fence. She’s a great dog.”
Another staff member writes: “Sunny D was found as a stray and is looking for a new home. She's really sweet, and so full of life! She's in adoptions now at SIACC.”
Hazel Eyed Honey
SUNNY D, ID# 62509, 2 yrs old, 50.6 lbs, Unaltered Female
Staten Island ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Surrender Reason: Found Stray
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Stray, no known history
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 15-May-2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful, avoids
Call over: Approaches with coaxing, wary, tense, whale-eyeing
Soft handling: Tolerates contact, tense
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact, tense
Jog: Follows, a bit fearful, low body
Knock Comments: No response
Toy comments: Freezes, growls
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 15-May-2019
Summary: Tense, growling
Sunny D displays a high energy level in the care center. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
During her stay in the care center, Sunny D has displayed social behavior with familiar handlers, seeking attention and accepting pets. When newer handlers approach to interact with Sunny D, she appears timid and moves away and avoids (whale eyeing). She has been observed to warm up with the use of treats, however.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children (under 13): Due to Sunny D's overall level of fear and discomfort combined with her resource guarding concerns, we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Sunny D was observed to freeze and growl while approached while engaged with a toy item, please see handout on Resource guarding.
Sunny D appears fearful of strangers initially and will avoid contact. She has displayed appropriate warning signals (lip licking, whale-eyeing, moving away). When she has been highly uncomfortable though she has escalated to growling and snapping. Please see handout on Fearful and defensive aggression as well as Decompression period.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 2 years
History : stray
Observed Behavior - tense, growling and snapping during exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: muzzled, no oral exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Female, no spay scar seen
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, superficial abrasion at nares
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
gave 0.46 mls morphine and 0.14 mls dexdomitor IM
after giving premedication, elected to postpone surgery until after behavior evaluation
Okay for surgery
LVT Intake Exam
Microchip Scan: negative
Evidence of Cruelty: no
Observed Behavior: relaxed body, mouth open, ears forward, tail wagging low. Allowed all treatments with minimal restraint.
Estimated Age:2 years
Ears: minimal waxy debris
Eyes: clear, no discharge noted
Nose: no discharge noted
Teeth: patient did not allow full mouth exam, minimla tartar on cranial teeth, some food debris present on canines
Heart: NSR, no murmurs auscultated
Abdomen: soft, non-painful
Musculoskeletal: Ambx4, BCS 4/9
Integument: healthy coat and skin, free of external parasites
Urogenital: FI- no spay scar noted
Preliminary Assessment: Healthy
Plan: DVM Exam...spay...RV
*** 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).