Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Charleston. My animal id is #181913. I am a male tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 2 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 9/8/2023.

Charleston is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He is a highly social and playful dog who at this time has become panicked, pancaked, or attempted to flee when returning to kennel. Medically, he is apparently healthy.

Let's get to know each other a bit more...

This pet needs emergency placement. Please click here to go to our emergency placement page for more information. Charleston is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He is a highly social and playful dog who at this time has become panicked, pancaked, or attempted to flee when returning to the kennel. Medically, he is apparently healthy. Please check here for updated adoption hours. What my friends at ACC say about me: I am playful and cute! I will need daily physical activity to keep me healthy and happy! I am excitable and energetic! I will need positive outlets for my energy! I will need appropriate toys and positive outlets for my energy. I would do best in a home with only adult humans. I have been known to shower my favorite people in love! I love getting pets and - you guessed it - snuggles! Charleston arrived as a stray with no history. He is a social presenting and playful dog who seeks attention from his handlers. He may jump up or become mouthy at play. Charleston has appeared stressed in the shelter setting, now pancaking or flailing away when attempting to walk him through the kennel room to his kennel. He would succeed best if given the opportunity to live in a home environment with experienced caretakers.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 56.2 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3 years old based on condition of teeth/eyes Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative History: Stray Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior - high energy, jumping up on staff, barking periodically, tail wagging throughout interaction, pulls hard on leash during exam. Did well for tasks with cheese and constant petting. Is there evidence of Cruelty? No Is there evidence of Neglect? No Is there evidence of Trauma? No Objective T = P = WNL R = panting BCS: 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Adult dentition, clean/white PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic/ panting ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Externally WNL, intact male, 2 scrotal testes, s/s MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally WNL Wood's Lamp Exam: not performed Assessment Apparently healthy Intact male Prognosis: Good Plan: Intake tasks + exam Await sort Rx: Trazodone 200mg PO BID indefinitely SURGERY: Okay for surgery


Green mucoid nasal discharge and sneezing. Pet is BAR and eating. A: CIRDC P: Doxycycline 300mg 1 tab po sid x 10d


Copious green nasal discharge. Coughing during rounds. Plan Switching to Enrofloxacin 136 mg 2 tabs po sid x 9 days

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Upon intake Charleston came in with a lose body and wiggly tail. He greeted staff with licks and jumped up to get pets. He sat for treats and drank water. Charleston was hyper and jumped up and moved around a lot but allowed staff to scan for MC and collar. He did bark at a dog coming into BRC but only after the dog barked at Charleston and then he remained quiet and didn't pay any mind. Charleston allowed staff to place a lead over his head and walked to the kennel where he was coaxed into the kennel with treats.

Date of Intake: 9/8/2023

Date of intake:: 9/8/2023

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no history

Date of assessment:: 9/12/2023

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Mild Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: Mild Leash walking comments: Pulls toward dogs, whining, remains focused Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Social with handlers in room; at times becomes anxious when not engaged and begins to whine, pace room Soft handling: Seeks contact Exuberant handling: Seeks contact Comments: Leaning in, jumps up to seek attention; mouths with hard pressure but in playful seeming manner, difficulty refocusing from jumping and mouthing Arousal Jog comments: Engages in play; exuberant, bounces alongside assessor Knock Knock comments: Approaches; exuberant, mouths lightly, jumps up Toy Toy comments: Firm grip, loose, play bows at assess-a-hand

Summary:: GATE GREET 9/12/23 Charleston displays a slightly tense body, high tail, initially bows, then begins to hard bark and snap toward the helper dog.

Summary (6):: 9/22/23 Charleston is at the front of his kennel, loose and wiggly, he is easily leashed and walked out. Charleston is brought to the play yard and placed on a drag leash, he relieves himself right away. Charleston then jumps up on handler exuberantly, mouthing at times, though easily refocused with treats/toys. Handler begins to play fetch with Charleston for a few minutes, he chases the toys and then zoomies around the yard with them in his mouth. Charleston then joins handler on bench, seeking attention, leaning in for petting and nudging handler when petting stops. Charleston is then releashed and returned to kennel. He initially stops and begins moving away from kennel room though is able to be lured in with praise/treats.

Summary (7):: 9/14 In the yard Charleston is focused on the dog in the neighboring pen - sniffing through the bars, play bowing, and whining. Charleston occasionally jumps up on handler and mouths while in yard, but stops when handler turns away and ignores him. Charleston climbs into handlers lap while they sit on the bench and allows petting. When returning to kennel Charleston puts on breaks at front of kennel room, handler asks an ACS to open his kennel door pre-emptively - at which point the ACS asks to wait while kennel is cleaned. Charleston waits with handler in the hallway and accepts petting - When kennel is ready, handler runs with Charleston into the room and places a bone in his kennel which he follows in. 9/13/23: Charleston spends a great amount of time relieving himself while on the walk. When handler bends down to pick it up, he play bows. He then begins to jump up at handler repeatedly. Handler tosses treats on the ground to distract him. He then can be walked back to the care center. He again requires muzzling and carrying back to his kennel. 9/12/23: Charleston is sitting at the front when handler approaches. He is soft bodied and tail wagging, remaining seated. He pulls hard out of the room and to the street. When he sees another dog on the street, he is tense, looking around for it after it moves out of view. He then comes over to handler and jumps on them with soft body. In the behavior room, he is exuberant and mouthy, jumping up on handler and mouthing their hands and arms. He will sit for treats. He put on the brakes returning to kennel and would not move forward for high value treats. Handler muzzled him and carried him back to kennel.

Date of initial:: 9/9/2023

Summary:: Energetic, jumping up



Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks

Recommendations comments:: NO CHILDREN: Due to energy and exuberance, we recommend an adult only home. SINGLE PET HOME: Charleston has been observed to become tense, hard bark, and snap toward dogs.

Potential challenges: : Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition,Basic manners/poor impulse control,Social hyperarousal,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration

Potential challenges comments:: BASIC MANNERS: Charleston jumps up on humans in a social, playful seeming manner. See handout on Basic Manners. SOCIAL HYPERAROUSAL, MOUTHINESS: Charleston may jump up high on humans, mouth with hard pressure, with difficulty settling. See handout on Mouthiness. See handout on Arousal. ON-LEASH REACTIVE: Charleston may bark and pull toward dogs on leash. See handout on Leash Reactivity.