TO BE KILLED 1/8/19
ULYSSES WAS IN THE ACC FOSTER CARE PROGRAM & NOW ON THE KILL LIST :(
Young, shy and full of hope, Ulysses doesn’t want to be like the hero of Jame’s Joyce’s epic novel of the same name. In Joyce’s story, Ulysses spends 10 years trying to get back home to Ithaca after the Greeks win the Trojan War. On his way home, he encounters various monsters, enchanters, and dangers. Our Ulysses can’t wait 10 years to find his way to a new home and he’d rather not run into any monsters or dangers along the way. Just a baby, gentle and timid, his dreams are full of soft beds, lots of toys, and a family who will love him and hold him close to their hearts for the rest of his life. The only hero he wants to be is yours! Hurry and MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting Ulysses!
ULYSSES, ID# 50632 @ 12 Mos. Old, 59.2 lbs.
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Black / White, Neutered Male
I came into the shelter as a stray on 16-Dec-2018.
Upon intake, Ulysses had a waggy tail and wiggly body. He allowed counselor to collar pet and take picture.
Date of Intake: 12/16/2018
Basic Information:: Ulysses is male, large mixed breed dog that was found as a stray and brought into MACC.
Previously lived with:: unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: Ulysses is friendly around strangers. He plays gently.
How is this dog around children?: not observed
How is this dog around other dogs?: Ulysses is friendly with other large dogs and plays gently with them.
How is this dog around cats?: not observed
Resource guarding:: not observed
Bite history:: unknown
Energy level/descriptors:: medium to high
Other Notes:: Ulysses was not bothered when getting a bath
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: No known medical issues upon intake.
For a New Family to Know: not observed
Medical Behavior Rating: 2. Blue
Date of intake:: 12/16/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray (Information from finder)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward dogs:: Friendly
Energy level/descriptors:: Ulysses is described as having a medium-high level of activity.
Date of assessment:: 12/17/2018
Look:: 1. Dog's eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft 'popping' of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Ulysses approached the assessor with a soft body and jumped up in a social manner. He jumped up several times during the assessment and allowed all handling.
Summary (1):: 12/17: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Ulysses engages in soft, bouncy play.
Summary (2):: 12/18: Ulysses engages in play with intent to mount.
Date of intake:: 12/16/2018
Summary:: Loose body, allowed handling
Date of initial:: 12/16/2018
Summary:: Fearful, allowed handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Ulysses is described as having a medium-high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Ulysses jumps up a lot on people in a social manner. It is recommended that default behaviors such as "Leave it", "Sit/Stay", "Down" are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only ...