Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Peggy. My animal id is #22550. I am a female brown brindle dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 10 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 10-Mar-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving - no pets allowed.


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

Peggy is at risk for behavior reasons. Peggy is fearful in the care center, both of people and other dogs. Peggy is reported by her previous owner to have always been fearful of unfamiliar things. For this reason, we are seeking placement only with a NewHope partner who can work with her on this. Medically, Peggy is a geriatric lady who is overweight, but does not show signs of any other underlying health issues.

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

A staff member writes: Peggy is nervous girl, but if given time she will show you the love you deserve. Her owner describe her as relax and affectionate around their ten year old, and I don't doubt it. She needs someone who understands that she needs a slow approach, and is willing to work with her. Come to Brooklyn Care Centers and let Peggy now she is the one.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 75 lbs


[Spay/Neuter Waiver - Age] It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.


DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~10yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Owner surrender Subjective: QARH Observed Behavior - Tense, tail tucked, allowed soft muzzle to be placed Evidence of Cruelty seen - no Evidence of Trauma seen - no Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 7/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Minimal exam - incisors clean, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, prominent mammary glands MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Geriatric, overweight Prognosis: Good Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age


Monitor for hematochezia, had one episode S/O: BAR. Active in kennel. No signs of diarrhea. No reports of diarrhea today. EENT: No ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing, normal RR/RE INTEG: Full coat MS: Ambulatory x 4 UG: Female A: Overweight, geriatric - no signs of diarrhea P: No treatment indicated at this time

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

During intake Peggy was hard barking and growling. No handling was done.

Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable

Basic Information:: Peggy is a 10 year old brown brindle and white female dog who was surrendered by her owner due to the fact he moved and can no longer have pets. The owner stated that he got Peggy from a breeder when she was 10 weeks old.

Previously lived with:: Owner

How is this dog around strangers?: Owner stated that when around strangers Peggy can be fearful at times and will bark and growl. When playing with adults Peggy is gentle.

How is this dog around children?: Peggy has spent time in the home around a 10 year old child. When around the child Peggy is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children she is gentle.

How is this dog around other dogs?: Peggy has spent time in the home around other dogs and she is relaxed and playful. When playing with other dogs she is gentle.

How is this dog around cats?: Peggy has not spent time in the home around cats so it is unknown how she will react.

Resource guarding:: Peggy isn't bothered if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. Peggy will bark and might growl if someone unfamiliar approaches her house or family member.

Bite history:: Peggy has no bite history.

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Medium

Other Notes:: During loud noises and fireworks Peggy becomes nervous. Peggy will tolerate being bathed and enjoys being brushed. When having her nails trimmed she is afraid and she will growl and snap. Peggy also isn't bothered if she is restrained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while she sleeps.

Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No

Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.

For a New Family to Know: Owner described Peggy as friendly and affectionate. When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner. Since Peggy has gotten older she does not care to play with toys. Peggy has been kept mostly indoors and eats both wet and dry food. When using the bathroom outside Peggy will go on the grass or cement. When left alone in the home or yard she is well behaved. Peggy has been crated before and does well for 6-8 hours. She also likes to sleep in her crate with the door open. Peggy knows how to sit and come when called. She is used to brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. When off the leash she will wander but comes when called.

Date of intake:: 3/10/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Previously lived with:: Adult

Behavior toward strangers:: Fearful; may bark and growl though gentle once warmed up

Behavior toward children:: Relaxed, affectionate with familiar children

Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed, playful

Behavior toward cats:: Unknown

Resource guarding:: None reported

Bite history:: None reported

Housetrained:: Yes

Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly and affectionate with a medium activity level

Other Notes:: Loud noises and fireworks make Peggy nervous. Peggy will tolerate being bathed and enjoys being brushed though when having her nails trimmed she is afraid will growl and snap.

Date of assessment:: 3/11/2018

Summary:: Out of concern for her stress level and staff safety, Peggy is not an appropriate candidate for an assessment at this time.

Summary (1):: Peggy's previous guardian reported that she is relaxed and playful around other dogs. 3/11: When off leash at the Care Center, Peggy enters the yard with a nervous, tucked posture. She very briefly greets a novel female by sniffing her rear-end, then moves away quickly and keeps her distance for the remainder of the session. 3/12: Peggy very briefly greets the novel male before moving back into the front pen, pawing at the gate to go back inside.

Date of intake:: 3/10/2018

Summary:: Hard barking, growling

Date of initial:: 3/10/2018

Summary:: Tense

ENERGY LEVEL:: Peggy is reported to have a medium energy level in her previous home environment, in line with what has been observed in the care center.


Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable

Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner

Recommendations comments:: New Hope Only: Due to Peggy's history of fearful behavior towards strangers, the behavior department recommends Peggy be placed 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 Peggy to acclimate comfortably to her new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Peggy behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Peggy presents with outside of the care centers. No children (under 13): Due to the level of fear displayed in the care center, we believe Peggy would be most comfortable in an adult only home.

Potential challenges: : Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful/potential for defensive aggression

Potential challenges comments:: Handling sensitivity: Peggy is reported to growl/snap when handled in certain areas (paws for nail trimming), showing discomfort with touch in certain areas. It is important to avoid touching Peggy's paws at this time and being cautious when touching her in other areas as we do not know where she may have other sensitivities. Positive reinforcement, reward based training should be used to pair touch with good things such as food rewards in order to teach Peggy to be more comfortable with this Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Peggy remains highly fearful in the care center in line with what her previous owner reports on behavior; Peggy escalates quickly to lunging and growling when uncomfortable, so this is an established behavior that she offers when she feels threatened. Peggy needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Peggy as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.