**FOSTER or ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP**
Mia 65341 .. a TINY 6 lb Chihuahua beauty, just 5 yrs old, fearful at the shelter & therefore rescue-only meaning you have to apply with rescues to foster or adopt her. PLEASE, DO! This little nugget is waiting for your loving arms at the Manhattan, NY ACC.
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Small Mixed Breed
Age 5 yrs (approx.) - 6 lbs
My health has been checked.
My vaccinations are up to date.
My worming is up to date.
I have been micro-chipped.
I am waiting for you at the Brooklyn, NY ACC.
Please, Please, Please, save me!
*** 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 - Saving NYC 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
Date of intake:
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Owner Surrendr (In home for 2 weeks)
Previously lived with:
Adults and children (ages 10 and 2)
Behavior toward strangers:
Behavior toward children:
Barked and growled at the young child
Mia is described as having a low level of activity.
Date of assessment:
Strength and pulling: None
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: body tense, tail tucked, whale-eye
Soft handling: Fearful
Exuberant handling: extremely fearful
Comments: Body tense, tail tucked, whale-eye, head flipped and snapped when legs were touched
Jog: Follows (fearful)
Arousal comments: Body tense
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
When introduced off leash to dogs, Mia is fearful and stays to herself.
New Hope Only
TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
No children: Mia has been very fearful at the care center and uncomfortable with handling. She head flipped and snapped when her legs were touched and has growled and bared teeth at staff members. Her previous owners report that she has growled at the young child in the home. For these reasons, we recommend an adult-only home for Mia.
Place with a New Hope partner: Mia has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with an adult-only New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Handling/touch sensitivity: Mia is uncomfortable with most handling. During her handling assessment, she had a tense body, tucked tail, and whale-eye and snapped at the assessor when her legs were touched. Please see handout on Handling/touch sensitivity.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Mia has been very fearful at the care center. She has shown a potential for defensive aggression by growling at the child in her previous home, growling and baring teeth at staff members at the care center, and head flipping and snapping when her legs are touched. She is uncomfortable with most handling and will require a slow approach and time to acclimate to her new home. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 5
Microchip noted on Intake? n
Microchip Number (If Applicable): n
History : OS
Subjective: BAR, euhydrated, MM pink/moist, CRT
Observed Behavior: fearful, tail tucks, resisted PE, required towel restraint
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
T = -
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Anterior chambers clear OU; no corneal defects; no...