Beautiful, Butt, and Children: ID# 44297 2 yrs old 9 lbs ARMSTRONG Handsome bay loves toys Smiling wiggle butt is dréamihg of a place to call his own Manhattan Animal Care Center TO BE KILLED – 10/19/2018 Handsome, sweet, wiggly and wonderful, Armstrong is adored by the staff and volunteers at the Manhattan Center. And boy, he loves his toys! This smiling wiggle butt may have come to the shelter as a stay but he wasted no time gathering every heart at his paws, and making friends in doggy playgroup too! We loved that when he entered the room for his behavior assessment he ran right up to the assessor and jumped up and kissed him (or her). He got stellar scores too, and that was no surprise to us, given how absolutely perfect he is. What a complete doll. This beautiful boy is dreaming of a place to call his own…will it be you who makes his dreams come true? Hurry for time is of the essence or the ACC will just make him gone forever. PRIVATE MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com if you can foster or adopt ROCCO and save his life. ARMSTRONG, ID 44297, @ 2 Yrs., 59 lbs. Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Black / White, Unaltered Male I came to the shelter as an Agency, 10/13/2018 Shelter Assessment Rating: Experience Intake Behavior Rating: 2. Blue AT RISK MEMO: Armstrong is at risk due to medical condition. Armstrong will likely require in home rest and treatment for recovery. We recommend Armstrong be placed with an adopter that has some previous dog experience. INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE 10/13/2018: Upon intake Armstrong allowed all handling however why on leash he jumped up and began biting at the leash. A toys was used for distraction in order to stop him from jumping up and biting the leash. He allowed being collared and was receptive to head an body touches.. SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 10/14/2018 Look:: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity:: 2. Dog displays high energy and movement, but it is directed toward getting closer to the Assessor. Body is soft, likely panting, may jump up between attempts to lick Assessor. 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. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy. Summary:: Armstrong quickly approached the assessor and jumped in a social manner. He displayed a high level of activity on his assessment, being in constant motion and grabbing the leash during tag. He was social throughout the assessment and allowed all handling. PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Armstrong may be most compatible with other dogs who are playful and social. Summary (1):: 10/14: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Armstrong solicits rough play. Summary (2):: 10/15: Armstrong engages in bouts of running play with a female dog. At times he loses interest in play and anxiously paces around the area. INTAKE BEHAVIOR – Date of intake:: 10/13/2018. Summary:: Social, allowed handling, bit the leash MEDICAL BEHAVIOR – Date of initial:: 10/13/2018. Summary:: Active, allowed handling ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Armstrong so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. 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 Recommendations:: No young children (under 5) Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the high level of jumping and leash biting seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption. Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Leash-biting Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Armstrong 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 is recommended. Leash-biting: Armstrong is quick to grab the leash in his mouth. We recommend walking him with a toy to dissuade him from grabbing the leash. Positive reinforcement, force-free training is advised to teach him to focus on you rather than grabbing the leash. MEDICAL NOTES: 17/10/2018 S/O pt BAR EENT – clear serous nasal dis-charge, no ocular discharge, mild nasal congestion, intermittent sneezing and coughing 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 and return to general population PROGNOSIS EXCELLENT 17/10/2018 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Estimated 1-3 years based on dentition Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative on LVT exam – MC placed at that time History : Stray, no health hx available. Diagnosed with CIRDC earlier today. Subjective: Alert, energetic!! Jumping all over the place, wagging tail. Observed Behavior – Allows all handling, very energetic! Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – Bleeding from tail tip Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Mild serous nasal discharge. Eyes clear, ears clean, no ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic. Sniffling and sneezing. ABD: Soft, non painful, no masses palpated, not distended. U/G: Male intact, testicles S/S MSI: Tail tip is bleeding when pt whacks it constantly on the ground - mild ulceration visible on distal 1 cm of tail. 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: 1. CIRDC 2. "Happy tail" - tail tip ulceration Prognosis: Good Plan: 1. Bandaged tail with a tape extension of the tail, to spread the pressure of his hitting it over a larger area. Placed E-collar to prevent pt from chewing tail bandage off. 2. Continue meds as scheduled SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to CIRDC 1088 *** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *** HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below! *PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! ** STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info. Step 3: Go to your email and verify account \ Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART! 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