I’M STILL WAITING! ☹ - 11/23/2018
** AT THE SHELTER FOR OVER 3 MONTHS! ** “I love ALL the belly rubs and head scratches…you can pamper me all day long when I’m yours! I’m losing hope I will ever find a family….”
He has been waiting since November 11, 2018 for a family to pick him. He has watched sadly and with longing as others who came after him, have left before him. And still, he tried to smile. Gorgeous 60-Pound Red is a smushy face sweetheart <3 who lost the only home he has ever known -- home he had since he was just a baby puppy. A home where Red never saw a vet for care. A home where he was not allowed to live inside at all! Yet Red is still a smushy faced sweetheart who has lots of love to give! He lived with another dog, he knows commands, he is housebroken on the very few occasions he was allowed to come inside. But he will soon he will be out of time. Don't you think it's way past time for this loveable, kind, beyond sweet boy to know the comfort of a good life, one in which he can be in the home with his people not left outside all alone wondering what he ever did to deserve the isolation. Volunteers adore this wiggly, attention seeking gentle giant, and are scratching their heads (as are we) at why NO ONE has stepped up for him. Glorious, magnificent, and with the biggest of hearts, he could be yours now.
A volunteer writes: “There's something SO endearing about Red (and it's not just his face, which might be the sweetest you'll ever see!). He has moments of being bashful but definitely craves attention and affection. He is always quiet and wiggly when I approach his cage, he'll push his face into my lap when I pet him, and his eyes are on the verge of speaking (I think their first words will be "I love you!"). I think he could learn to do just about anything for a treat but for now he knows "sit" and "down" (and takes his reward like a gentleman). He previously lived harmoniously with another male dog but hasn't interacted with others so will likely need slow introductions (and no cats, please!). He always seems very grateful for company and after our most recent walk played with a stuffed carrot on his bed like he was in his own little world -- so sweet! He's looking for a cozy couch and a family to love...please come meet him at Brooklyn, NY ACC!”
Foster or adopt him now and save his life. You can message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting long timer RED and give him the home he has spent so long dreaming of.
RED, ID # 46190, @ 4 Yrs. Old, 63.6 lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Bronze, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: Owner unable to care for him anymore
Shelter Assessment Rating: Adult Only Home (no children under Age 13)
Medical Behavior Rating: 1. Green
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Red is a four year old large male dog that was surrendered to the center due to the owner being unable to care for him. The owner had him since he was a puppy. He doesn't have any health issues. The owner never took him to the vet. Red previously lived with two adults and one dog. As per owner, Red tends to ignore strangers. The owner had two children however they never were near Red as he used to stay in the backyard. He lived another large male dog. He was relaxed, playful and respectful around him. As per owner, Red is dog reactive. He will lunge at other dogs. He didn't live with cats. As per owner, he will chase and bite them. Red is not bothered when his food is touched nor if an object is taken away from him however as per owner, he was the only one that used to do that. He said that doesn't know how Red would react if someone else tries to. Red has no bite history with a person. His previous bite history with an animal. He bit a cat and killed it while being left in the yard. The owner did not see it happen, he just notice the cat was found as a DOA. The owner reported Red will lunge at small animals he comes across. Red is housetrained and has a high energy level. He has never had a medical issue.
Other Notes: He is not bothered if he is held or restrained nor he if is disturbed while resting, being bathed, brushed, having his nails trimmed. He barks if someone unfamiliar approaches the house.
For a New Family to Know: RED was described as confident and independent. His favorite activity is to chase balls and long walks. At home, he tends to follow people around and be in the same room. He likes to fetch and chase. He was kept outdoors only. He eats dry and wet food and was fed twice a day. He is house-trained and goes potty on grass and dirt. He knows the sit, come, down and stay commands. She is used to brisk walks on leash and to play in the yard for exercise. He pulls very hard when he is on a leash. The owner never took him out without a leash.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 11/01/2018: Due to behavior concerns as per the owner, no handling was done with Red.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 3-Nov-2018:
Look: 1. Dog's eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog's mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Red came into the assessment room calm and was quiet. He was social towards the handlers with a slow approach. He was a bit uncomfortable with some handling.
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: According to Red's previous owner, Red lived with one male dog and was social with him. He is reactive towards novel dogs while on a leash.
11/3: Due to the lack of an appropriate greeter, a gate greet was conducted with Red. At the gate, Red displays a high vibrating tail and whimpers. He focuses on the greeter and attempts to follow her when she moves away.
11/6: Red was allowed to greet the novel female dog, while handlers held his leash. He displayed a slightly tense posture with a heightened stance.
11/26: Red interacted with a novel female today. He kept a high stance throughout the session, even when he was chasing her around the yard. His posture remained tense, mouth closed.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 1-Nov-2018. Summary: No handling was done due to his behavior.
ENERGY LEVEL: Red displays a high activity level in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 11/21: While out on walks, Red has been easy to remove from and return to the kennel. He walks calmly past other dogs, and allows touch and petting.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13), NO CATS!!!
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to some uncomfortable handling Red is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
No cats: Red attacked a cat in a home environment and has shown a concerning level of intensity toward cats. He must not be placed into a home with cats or where he may be exposed to cats.
Potential challenges: Handling/touch sensitivity.
Potential challenges comments: Handling/touch sensitivity: Red has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dog should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dogs choice to approach a new person or thing. Dog may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Pre-Op Exam. H: Visual exam. S: BARH. No csvd. Eyes: entropion OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic. U/G: MI. No discharge. Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 5/9. Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment: Suspect entropion. Plan: continue to monitor.
Progress Exam. S/O: Found at front of cage, BAR, seemed to seek attention. Today, had an appetite and drinking score of 2. Moderate nasal discharge noted with no coughing or sneezing. Assessment: 1) CIRDC, 2) Hyporexia, 3) Conjunctivitis. Plan: 1) Continue meds doxycycline and enrofloxacin for another 7 days. 2.) Recheck CIRDC in 7 days.
Progress Exam. S/O pt BAR. EENT clear serous nasal dis-charge, epiphora, mild nasal congestion, intermittent sniffling. Assessment - Suspected CIRDC, typical kennel cough. Plan - + Move to isolation, + Enrofloxacin 10 mg/kg SID for 14 days, + 10mg/kg doxycycline PO SID for 14 days, + 2 mg/kg cerenia PO SID for 4 days, + Proviable x 5 days SID PO, + Recheck in 7 days for resolvement.
Post Surgery Note: 5:50 PM. Pre-surgical exam,anesthesia and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Pre-Op Exam. H: Pre-op exam, going to Glendale tomorrow. S: BARH. No csvd. Eyes: Mild to moderate periocular erythema with possible entropion OU. Ears: Unremarkable AU. Nasal Cavity: No nasal discharge. Lungs: Eupneic. U/G: MI. No discharge. Musculoskeletal: Ambulatory x 4 with no appreciable lameness. BCS = 4/9. Integument: Otherwise unremarkable haircoat. Neuro: Appropriate mentation. Rectal: Not performed. Externally normal. Assessment: Suspect entropion. Plan: Ok for surgery
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 4 years. Microchip noted on Intake? No. Microchip Number (If Applicable): n/a. History : O/S. Subjective: BARH. No csvd. Observed Behavior - Friendly, allowed all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen – no. Evidence of Trauma seen – no. Objective: P = wnl, R = wnl, BCS 4/9, EENT: mild mucoid ocular discharge with mild to moderate peri-ocular erythema OU, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted. Oral Exam: mild dental tartar. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: intact male with two descended testicles, no discharge. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: normal externally. Assessment Conjunctivitis, possible entropion OU. Prognosis: fair to good. Plan: recommend optho consult with placement, as signs are mintor, ok to monitor for now.
SURGERY: Okay for surgery
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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
*** 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).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.
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