At-Risk Animals


Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care Centers of NYC. Our At-Risk list is posted three times a week, on the evenings of Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:00PM and remains viewable for 42 hours.

New schedule overview:
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Sunday evening will be viewable until Tuesday at 12:00PM noon.
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Tuesday evening will be viewable until Thursday at 12:00PM noon.
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Thursday evening will be viewable until Saturday at 12:00PM noon.

To find out the status of at-risk animals, please visit the ACC Official At-Risk Facebook page.

If this is your first time visiting this site, please read the below information carefully.

For anyone who wishes to adopt, there is a mandatory deposit fee of $200 plus a transaction fee per animal to place an adoption reservation. The $200 covers $50 toward the adoption fee and $150 for the spay/neuter deposit. If the animal has already been spayed or neutered or is permanently waived by one of our veterinarians, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time of the adoption. If the animal does need to leave without being spayed or neutered due to his/her medical condition, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time they are brought back for the spay/neuter surgery or when proof of sterilization being done elsewhere is provided to ACC. If you do not follow through with the adoption, the entire $200 deposit will be considered a charitable donation to ACC's Special Treatment and Recovery Fund (STAR). Also, if the adoption fee for an animal is less than $50, the difference will be considered a charitable donation to the STAR Fund. Similarly, in-shelter pricing promotions do not apply to at-risk animals.

To complete an adoption, please click reserve on the animal of your choice. That animal will be loaded in your cart and you will have 15 minutes to complete the adoption process. In order to complete your reservation, you need to check out (top right corner). At this point, you will enter in your credit card information and a receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation of your reservation. If you have any issues, please email adopt@nycacc.org for help navigating the website.

At-Risk Animals

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn is at risk, new hope only, for behavioral reasons. Brooklyn has displayed conflicting behaviors at the care center and in previous home environment. Brooklyn has been tense and anxious while at the care center, and does not allow for extensive handling. Brooklyn would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a slow approach to modify and manage these behaviors. Medically, Brooklyn has dental disease which may require follow up vet care.
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Lady

Lady is at risk for medical reasons. Lady was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Lady has been a bit anxious at the care center and has shown some sensitives to touch. An interested adopter should understand these behaviors and be willing to provide Lady with a slow approach during interactions and gradually introduce her to new surroundings and people.
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Tiger

Tiger is at risk, new hope only, for behavioral reasons. Tiger has displayed conflicting behaviors in the care center and becomes easily stressed and agitated. While he may solicit attention at first, Tiger quickly becomes anxious and may hiss or swat. Tiger is recommended for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a slow, stress-free approach to assist in behavior modification. Medically, Tiger has dental disease which may require follow up vet care.
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Martin

Martin was placed at risk to behavior concerns; Martin has a bite history and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. She was released for rescue placement by DOH. Martin is otherwise Healthy.
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Picasa

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Picasa was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she has not acclimated well here in the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. we are recommending placement on an adult only home as soon as possible based on her behavior display. Picasa is otherwise Healthy.
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Bella Bigoli

Bella Bigoli is at risk, new hope only, for behavioral reasons. Bella Bigoli has displayed fearful behaviors in the care center and in previous home environment. Bella Bigoli takes a long time to warm up to strangers, and has exhibited growling and hard barking while at the care center and has not allowed for extensive handling. Bella Bigoli is recommended for placement with a new hope rescue partner that can provide reward based training to manage and modify her behaviors. Medically, Bella Bigoli seems healthy.
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Blue

Blue was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns displayed at his previous home and at the shelter. Blue is been reported to resource guarding, House soiling, handling sensitivity, and a bite history. based on all of these concerns we are recommending placing Blue with a rescue partner at this point. Blue was diagnosed with a Heart murmur.
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Kilo

Kilo is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Kilo is on seizure watch and is also deteriorating in the shelter environment. He will benefit from placement out of the shelter as soon as possible. there are no behavior concerns for kilo as he got a level 1 on his behavior assessment.
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Bertha

Reservation in progress
Bertha was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she has not acclimated well here in the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. we are recommending placement on an adult only home as soon as possible based on her behavior display. Bertha is otherwise Healthy.
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Chocolate

Chocolate is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Chocolate has also displayed some resource guarding issues, he got a level 2 on his behavior assessment. we are recommending placement in an adult only home with an experienced dog adopter.
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