Animal Profile


Hello, my name is Donnie. My animal id is #30307. I am a desexed male brown dog at the . The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.

I came into the shelter as a stray on 05-Jun-2018.


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

Below is the original at risk note, which was edited upon relisting on 6/13: Donnie 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 a course of antibiotics. Behaviorally, we suggest that Donnie would be best suited to a dog experienced home.

Donnie is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs and will require a course of antibiotic treatment. Donnie came to ACC along with 3 other dogs, one of which is Mikey, also at risk. They would be happy placed together, or separately. We suggest that a dog experienced home would be best, due to size and energy levels.

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A volunteer writes: Donnie so surprised me. I was told that he was a bit shy and yes, he might seem so at times. But with lots of walks and interactions with staff and volunteers, he has improved. After our stroll in the park where he neared without problems many other dogs, people, kids and small critters, Donnie and I settled in the yard. Although a "hot dog", Donnie then really came to life, coming when called, sitting for treats, hopping on the bench for caresses. The cherry on top was that he found a ball and brought it to me to start a game. Someone must have taught him, an owner who took great care of him as Donnie is one handsome, healthy, well built and perfect-looking pooch. Donnie runs and jumps for the ball, catches it and brings it back to continue the game. His tail wags, his eyes are bright and a big smile adorns his face. No more Mr. Shy Guy!! We need a rest, and we both seek a shady place in the pen. Donnie is so majestic, his elegant body all spread on the turf. Only a bowl of water is missing. I had the greatest time with Donnie and I know that my next trip to the care center will lead me right to his den. Come and meet this awesome dog at the Manhattan Care Center. Donnie dreams to show what a good dog he is.

My medical notes are...

Weight: 72.4 lbs


Terrified, shaking, eyes wide open, tail tucked between legs, muzzled to be safe, did not give us any issues,no growling Scan neg BAR Clear OU/AU, nndc OP muzzled, could not examine PLN wnl H/L reg, no murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic, no c/s ABD snp MSK amb x 4 Integ wnl, no ectoparasites noted BCS 5/9 UG m/i, s/s testes Neuro a/a A:Apparently healthy P: No tx needed Excellent prognosis Ok for surgery


SO Post op recheck BAR. Incision site is clean and dry with no discharge. A healing incision site. P continue to monitor post op


S: At front of kennel, alert O: Mild serous nasal discharge, sniffling, occasional sneezing A: CIRDC likely P: Move to isolation -Doxycycline 325 mg PO SID x14 days -Cerenia 60 mg PO SID x4 days 1088


Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed lateral to incision. Start 1.5 tablet of carprofen 100 mg SID PO x 2 days as pain management.

Details on my behavior are...

Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Date of intake:: 6/5/2018

Spay/Neuter status:: No

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

Date of assessment:: 6/6/2018

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 stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog's mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.

Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.

Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.

Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.

Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted

Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted

Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.

Summary:: Donnie approached the assessor with a soft body. He appeared to become a bit fearful with quick movements, flinching and moving away, but he allowed all handling.

Summary:: Based on behavior observed in our care, slow introductions are recommended between Donnie and respectful dogs. Donnie arrived into our care with two males and a female dog, however their relationship is unknown.

Summary (1):: 6/5: When introduced off leash to a female greeter dog, Donnie greets with tense body and wanders the pen.

Summary (2):: 6/6: Donnie is polite and calm when greeting a calm female dog.

Summary (3):: 6/7: Donnie keeps mostly to himself today.

Summary (4):: 6/8: Donnie is soft and social with groups of female dogs.

ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Donnie so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he 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 his 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: : Fearful

Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: Donnie is a bit fearful at the care center, especially with quick movements. It is important to always go slow and give Donnie the option to walk away from any social interaction. Donnie should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Donnie’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Donnie would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.