Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Skyler. My animal id is #55201. I am a female gray dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 months old.

I came into the shelter as a agency on 18-Feb-2019.


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

Skyler is at risk, new hope only determination, for behavioral reasons. Skyler has deteriorated during her stay in the care center and has begun to show human directed aggression such as hard barking or lunging at people passing by. This may be as a result of kennel deterioration and/or a fear based response to new people. For these reasons, Skyler is recommended for placement with a new hope rescue partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Skyler has lameness to the left leg which may be the result of an injury, and this might warrant follow up care. Additionally, upon intake Skyler presented with a bite of unknown origin to the left cheek. As a result, Skyler will need to be on an in home observation for a period of 6 months with regular vet visits.

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Skyler has all the right moves. She wiggles to the left and she wiggles to the right. She wiggle wiggle wiggles right into your heart. A good girl who knows 'sit' and 'paw', Skyler is eager to please. So, don't miss out on this wiggling sensation located at Manhattan Care Center.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 55 lbs


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~1-2yrs based on PE Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative. History : Stray that was in a dog fight. Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR, tense body and shaking throughout exam. Tail tucked between legs Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - yes, bloody puncture wound along the left cheek, superficial wound along the right axilla Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: did not evaluate due to muzzle in place PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female. no scar or tattoo present MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with L PL lameness; skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; seborrhea sicca CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: externally normal. Assessment L pl lameness r/o fracture, ST injury puncture wound to L cheek r/o bite wound wound along R axilla Prognosis: excellent Plan: sedate with dexdomitor 0.65ml IV, butorphanol 1ml IV for PL and pelvic rads cleaned wound with dilute chlorhexidine; rinsed with water Carprofen 100mg tablet q24h x 4 days; start on 2/20 clavamox 375mg tablet -- give 1 tablet PO q12h x 7 days SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to DOH hold. ok for sx after hold


EENT - no ocular or nasal discharge - no coughing noted CIRDC Resolved Plan - move back into adoption


the soft tissue and bony structures present are normal in appearance. There is no evidence of swelling or fracture.


As per DVM 1516, Skylar was sedated with 0.65 mL dexmeditomidine and 1.0 mL butorphanol (bottle number 28) IV at 12:43 PM for radiographs of the hips and pelvic limbs. Reversed with 0.65 mL antesedan at 1:16 PM. Uploaded rads to SB.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Skyler was very friendly towards staff, allowed all handling.

Date of intake:: 2/18/2019

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Date of assessment:: 2/25/2019

Summary:: Leash Walking Strength and pulling: Moderate Reactivity to humans: None Reactivity to dogs: None Leash walking comments: None Sociability Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social Call over: Approaches readily Sociability comments: Stays by assessor, body soft and wiggly Handling Soft handling: Seeks contact Exuberant handling: Seeks contact Comments: Soft body, leaning into pets Arousal Jog: Follows (loose) Arousal comments: None Knock: Approaches (exuberant) Knock Comments: Jumps up Toy: No response Toy comments: None

Summary:: Skyler arrived into the care center with bite wounds of unknown origin. It cannot be said for certain if these wounds originated from another dog or what the source may be. 3/9: Skyler was muzzled for her first off leash interaction due to her hold status. She appears tense when greeted by a male helper dog, then begins to growl, snap and jump on him. The interaction is ended. A single dog residence is recommended for Skyler due to the level of escalation in addition to lack of history available on behavior around dogs.

Date of intake:: 2/18/2019

Summary:: Social, allowed handling

Date of initial:: 2/19/2019

Summary:: Tense, trembling, tucked tail

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Skyler 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 him 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.

IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Skyler has been highly social with known staff members. She will actively seek attention and allow touch and petting. However, she has recently displayed reactivity towards unknown people walking by her in the hallways, lunging and growling at them. No more specific trigger has been observed.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: Due to lunging and growling at a staff member and at children passing by at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. Due to growling at multiple people who were walking by her at the care center, we recommend recommend placement with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Skyler to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Skyler to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Skyler presents with outside of the care centers. Due to concerning levels of escalation toward dogs upon evaluation, a single dog residence is recommended.

Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Skyler lunged at a staff member at the care center walking by her, barking and growling. She has also growled at children passing by her. She has been social and attention seeking with other handlers she has encountered at the care center, but certain people may elicit this reaction from her. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.