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

Clear filters
Page 1 of 2 (30 total records)

Remy

Reserved
Remy is at risk due to behavior, New Hope Only determination. Due to Remy's multiple bite history and touch sensitivity we feel he would do best in an adult only environment with a New Hope partner prepared to manage care. Medically there are no major concerns at this time.
View more..

Zeus

Zeus was at risk due to medical reasons; he is a 10 years old geriatric dog with other medical concerns. Zeus would benefit from placement as soon as possible as the shelter environment might be overwhelming for him. There was resource guarding observed during his stay in the care center, we are recommending placement with an experienced dog adopter at this time.
View more..

Fred Mertz

Fred Mertz is at risk for medical reasons. Fred Mertz has a history of seizures and has elevated liver enzymes which is likely indicative of an underlying condition. Further veterinary work up will be needed to determine course of treatment and management. Behaviorally, he would be suitable for most homes.
View more..

Sam

Sam was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. Sam was diagnosed with URI and it's not eating well. We are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter as soon as possible.
View more..

Brock

Brock is at risk for behavioral reasons. Brock has displayed a low threshold for arousal and becomes quickly overstimulated. Brock would be best suited for an experienced dog adopter who can provide reward based training. Medically, Brock seems healthy.
View more..

George Issy

George Issy is at risk for behavioral reasons. George Issy has displayed a low threshold for arousal and would benefit from placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, George Issy seems healthy.
View more..

Helen

Helen is at risk for behavioral reasons. Helen has displayed fearful behavior and is especially uncomfortable around strangers. Helen would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Helen may have a bladder condition which could need further care.
View more..

Bradley

Bradley is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Bradley has been diagnosed with CIRDC - Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, a condition which is contagious to other dogs. CIRDC is treatable with a course of antibiotics. Bradley has also shown fearful behavior while in the care center and should be allowed time to acclimate to a new environment. Bradley should be in a home with no children and experienced dog owner.
View more..

Pablo

Pablo is at risk for behavioral reasons. Pablo has a bite history and has displayed fearful behavior and handling sensitivities. Pablo would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Pablo seems healthy.
View more..

Sycamore

Sycamore is at risk for medical reasons. Sycamore was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Sycamore has been fearful at the care center and will need a slow approached when being introduced to new environments.
View more..

Aria

Aria is at risk for medical reasons. Aria was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Aria has shown reactivity towards other dogs and would benefit from reward based training.
View more..

Minecraft

Minecraft was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. Minecraft has fleas but otherwise healthy and we are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter.
View more..

Dinero

Dinero is at risk for behavioral reasons. Dinero has displayed fearful behavior and is uncomfortable around unfamiliar people. Dinero would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Dinero has allergies which may need long term care.
View more..

Uncle Henry

Uncle Henry is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Uncle Henry has been diagnosed with CIRDC - Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, a condition which is contagious to other dogs. CIRDC is treatable with a course of antibiotics. Uncle Henry has also shown fearful defensive behavior while in the care center and he will need a lot of time and patience, and a very slow approach to acclimate to a new environment. Uncle Henry is available to New Hope Rescue Partners Only. Uncle Henry should be eventually placed in a home with no children.
View more..

Whitney

Whitney is at risk for behavioral reasons. Whitney has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful. Whitney would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a low stress environment. Medically, Whitney seems healthy.
View more..

Lo Mein

Lo Mein is at risk for behavioral reasons. Lo Mein has been fearful at the care center and has displayed handling and touch sensitivities. Lo Mein would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Lo Mein seems healthy.
View more..

Chocolate

Chocolate is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Chocolate has been diagnosed with CIRDC - Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, a condition which is contagious to other dogs. CIRDC is treatable with a course of antibiotics. Chocolate has also shown fearful defensive behavior while in the care center and he will need a lot of time and patience, and a very slow approach to acclimate to a new environment. Chocolate should be in a single pet home, with no children.
View more..

Teetee

Teetee was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. There are no medical concern for Teetee at this time
View more..

Sasha

Sasha is at risk for medical and behavior concerns. Sasha has left front leg lameness that seems to be improving however it is recommended that she receive follow up radiographs. She also was diagnosed with Horner's Syndrome and may require further follow up. Due to Sasha’s reported and observed fearful behavior and her concerning behaviors in play goup, it is recommended that she be placed in a stable home environment with no young children, or other dogs.
View more..

Chase

Chase is at risk for behavioral reasons. Chase has a bite history and has displayed fearful behaviors while at the care center. Chase would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Chase has dental disease which will need further care.
View more..

Zeppoli

Zeppoli is at risk for behavior concerns. Although he has shown significant improvement, Zeppoli remains fearful and wary when introduced to novel people and has escalated to growling, lunging and snapping when uncomfortable. Due to these observations, coupled with his observed resource guarding and leash-biting behavior, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors in a stable environment, prior to seeking permanent placement. There are no medical concerns at this time.
View more..

Hocus

Hocus is at risk for medical reasons. Hocus has a history of mammary tumors and has been diagnosed with neoplasia. Hocus will need follow up vet and long term care. Behaviorally, Hocus would be suitable for most homes.
View more..

Rugar

Rugar is at risk for medical reasons. Rugar was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Rugar has shown some dog reactivity and would benefit from reward based training.
View more..

Mandy

Mandy was placed at risk due to medical concerns; she was diagnosed with Conjunctivitis, dental disease, Hematuria, and Heart Murmur. Mandy is a bit nervous here at the care center and it needs time to warm up to new environments but no mayor behavioral concerns.
View more..

Beigey

Beigey was placed at risk due to behavioral and medical concerns; she is not thriving here in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. She was diagnosed with Dental Disease and Heart Murmur. we are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter.
View more..