Animal Profile


Hello, my name is MacY. My animal id is #25115. I am a female brown dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 13-Apr-2018.

Macy is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs, and will require treatment with antibiotics for 2 weeks. behaviorally, we have found Macy to be anxious, and to display some degree of reactivity towards other dogs, and so we suggest she would be best suited to a dog experienced home.

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A volunteer writes: A little lioness she reminds me of, comfortable , bright orange and tail wagging in her den while timid and wary outside. A stroll through the park should do her good. Macy is just adorable, perfectly made, young and healthy. She is a good walker, a bit lost at first then more at ease as we spent more time together. She ignores birds and squirrels, even other dogs , maybe as she is still trying to find her bearings. Macy does sometimes react to her own kind inside the care center. She hops on her own on a bench next to me. She is a real love bug, a dutiful kisser and hugger. This is not neediness. Macy genuinely does love people. Leash free in the yard, she finally decides to sample my treats, even sit for them. She accepts a coat, a scarf and poses for pictures. Macy is still shy but feels much better, asking for more and more bonding time. Indeed, she is such a sweet and loving gal to spend time with. Macy is a very affectionate and likely very loyal girl who will retrieve her livelihood in experienced and loving hands. She is waiting to meet you at the Manhattan Care Center and be your forever best friend.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 56 lbs


[LVT Intake Exam] Microchip Scan: negative, placed 981020023807237 Evidence of Cruelty: no Observed Behavior: allowed all handling once removed from companion's eye line, easily aroused around companion but only boisterous and not aggressing towards staff, nervous but seeks comfort from handlers Sex: intact female Estimated Age: appx 2-3y Subjective: found tied with male companion, seemingly healthy Eyes: clear Ears: clean Oral Exam: minimal staining Heart: WNL Lungs: WNL Abdomen: WNL Musculoskeletal: WNL BCS 5.5/9 Mentation: BARH Preliminary Assessment: seemingly healthy Plan: DVM intake


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1.5-3yrs based on PE. Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative by LVT on intake. History : was found tied to a pole with another dog. both dogs were aggressively barking when approached. Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, very hyper and excited. Ears pinned back and tail wagging low. Body stiff and shaking for exam;' allowed all handling. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - none Objective BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: did not evaluate; muzzled. PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: enlarged mammary glands; no evidence of scar or tattoo. no masses palpated within mammary glands. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment apparently healthy intact female overweight Prognosis: good. Plan: weight management ok for sx. SURGERY: Okay for surgery Temporary waiver due to


S/O -BAR, hard barking in kennel -hacking cough with end gag -sneezing, mild serous nasal discharge -eupnic A 1. CIRDC P -move to iso -doxycyline 250 mg PO SID X 14 days -cerenia 60 mg PO SID X 4 days

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

How is this dog around strangers?: Macy the dog was much friendlier when away from her partner.

Date of intake:: 4/13/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray

Date of assessment:: 4/15/2018

Look:: 1. Dog's eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.

Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.

Tag:: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.

Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.

Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.

Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted

Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted

Toy:: 1. No interest.

Summary:: Macy appeared anxious in the assessment room, panting heavily and focusing on the exit. She approached the assessor and jumped up, soliciting attention. She remained anxious throughout the assessment but allowed all handling.

Summary (1):: 4/13: When introduced to a male greeter dog through the fence, Macy immediately jumps on the fence, barking and snapping. She does the same to a calm female through the fence. No off leash introduction was conducted at this time due to the severity of the reactivity.

Date of initial:: 4/13/2018

Summary:: Macy was tense but sought attention and allowed handling.

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Macy so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her 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

Potential challenges: : Anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration

Potential challenges comments:: Anxiety: Macy appears anxious at the care center, panting heavily and pacing. We have no history on her in a home, so we do not know if this behavior will be present outside of the care center. If it does occur, we recommend giving her puzzle toys, long walks, and things to do to relieve her anxiety. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used. On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Macy has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Macy may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.