Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Brandy . My animal id is #31840. I am a female tan dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 20-Jun-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won't allow.


Someone has already placed a deposit on me. I'm no longer available.

Brandy is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Brandy will likely require in home rest with a course of antibiotics. Brandy is a bit shy but will warm up to her environment with time, so we recommend she go to a home that will use a slow approach.

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

A volunteer writes: A long legged runway model! This is Brandy, a young lady, cute and petite that I first took for a puppy, laying all shy on her kuranda bed. Come out, come out. You are so pretty. Everyone needs to see you! Brandy made huge progresses since her arrival at the care center. Her peers helped a lot . She is no timid mouse in playgroups where she leaps happily and excitedly with boys and girls through open pens. She is still a bit tentative with us, humans but take your time with her and she will come around, welcoming caresses and eating treats from your hand. Brandy is gorgeous, trim and very delicate looking in her flame color coat. She owns a lovely smile that she uses sparingly but more and more as we spend more time together. She so reminds me of a mini doe who strayed away from the woods into my backyard. Brandy is dreaming of a home and a loving owner , the perfect cure for her mousiness. Come to the Manhattan Care Center, get to know her and take her home as your forever best friend!

My medical notes are...

Weight: 27.8 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 Microchip noted on Intake? n Microchip Number (If Applicable): n History : OS Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior - gentle timid Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = - P = wnl R = wnl BCS = 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: teeth in good cond - mild calculus on canines PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: INTACT – externally normal MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal Assessment: Healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: OVH SURGERY: Okay for surgery


Pt scheduled for surgery at ASPCA today; coughing and nasal discharge seen at ASPCA and surgery was cancelled. Start doxycycline 125 mg PO SID x14 days Start Cerenia 24 mg PO SID x4 days 1088


[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Upper Respiratory Illness] Your newly adopted animal is in treatment for an CIRDC The veterinarian is temporarily waiving this animal from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY until such time as the illness has resolved and the pet has sufficiently recovered. At that time, this animal must come into compliance with the spay/neuter requirements.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 1. Green

Brandy allowed handling, but was very stiff bodied. She stood close to the floor and did not move. Counselor had to carry her to her kennel, and she allowed to be collared.

Date of intake:: 6/20/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender

Previously lived with:: Adults and four large dogs

Behavior toward strangers:: Shy but warms up and is playful

Behavior toward children:: Relaxed and playful

Behavior toward dogs:: Playful and gentle

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Brandy is described as friendly, excitable, and a little shy with a medium level of activity.

Date of assessment:: 6/21/2018

Look:: 2. Dog's eyes are averted, body posture is stiff and fearful, tail is low and not moving. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor's cupped hands.

Sensitivity:: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.

Tag:: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.

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:: Brandy did not walk on the leash and had to be carried. She had a low body and tucked tail throughout the assessment, but had a soft body when handled and solicited attention by nudging the assessors hand. She allowed all handling.

Summary:: The previous owner of Brandy describes her behavior around other dogs as "playful and gentle". She was reported to live in the home with four other large dogs. In the care center, Brandy has opened up to socializing and engaging in play with other dogs. Slow introductions are recommended between Brandy and other dogs who are playful and social.

Summary (1):: 6/21: When introduced off leash to the male greeter dog, Brandy is soft and polite when greeting.

Summary (2):: 6/22-23: Brandy is soft and polite when greeting male and female dogs. She opens up and engages in brief bouts of soft play with the male dog.

Summary (3):: 6/24-25: Brandy engages in more exuberant style running play. She offers correction for mounting.

Summary (4):: 6/26-27: Brandy is soft and social in a group of small dogs.

Date of intake:: 6/20/2018

Summary:: Brandy had a tense body but allowed all handling.

ENERGY LEVEL:: Brandy is described as having a medium level of activity.

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: : Fearful,Other

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: Brandy is described as shy with new people is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give Brandy the option to walk away from any social interaction. Brandy should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Brandy’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Brandy would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings. Does not walk on leash: Brandy does not walk while on leash. She may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach her to on the leash. She should never be forced to walk or pulled.