Cheetah A shy sweet affectionate & broken hearted middle aged lady just wants to go back to the life she loved & lost when her parent died Id 72225 7 Yrs 8 9 Lbs of Love Spayed & Waiting with Hope at Brooklyn ACC TO BE KILLED – 8242019 “He was my North my South my East and West my working week and my Sunday rest my noon my midnight my talk my song I thought that love would last forever I was wrong” -- W H Auden Her owner died It was that simple And in that moment she lost everything she had ever known and everything she had loved and lived for Affectionate gentle well behaved and sweet this middle aged lady had known the joys of being loved of being cherished and of being an integral part of a family When there were fireworks or other loud scary noises her parent would hold her close cuddle her and whisper in her ear “don’t worry honey it will be alright” and calm her fears When people would come to the home and she didn’t know them she might try to flee and hide but after a bit and when she got to know them she welcomed them with open paws and would play exuberantly She liked to show off her commands she loved to play with ropes and bones and she adored playing in her back yard Life was beautiful Life was sweet But now her life will be over just like that of her parent if no one will take in Cheetah and give her back her smile Yes she is heartbroken and yes she is sad and confused But in the hands of an experienced foster or adopter who can give her a calm quiet structured adult only home she will be the big sweet silly and loving dog she has always been Won’t you help her out? Please hurry and message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmailcom for assistance fostering or adopting beautiful big hearted Cheetah CHEETAH ID# 72225 7 Yrs old 89 lbs Spayed Female Brooklyn ACC Large Mixed Breed Brown Brindle Surrender Reason Owner Died ☹ Shelter Assessment Rating New Hope Rescue Only Medical Behavior Rating 3 Yellow AT RISK MEMO Although she has shown significant improvement with certain staff Cheetah remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times We feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow her to acclimate and decompress at her own pace prior to seeking permanent placement Cheetah was diagnosed with lameness on her right front INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE 8102019 During intake Cheetah was growling so no handling was done OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION Cheetah is a brown brindle female dog that was surrendered to the ACC as a stray due to the fact that her owner passed away The last time Cheetah was seen by a vet is unknown She had lived with 2 adults When around strangers Cheetah will hard bark and growl but once she warms up she will play with adults exuberantly Cheetah has not spent time in the home with children so it is unknown how he will react Cheetah has not spent time in the home with another dog in the past 4 years so it is unknown how she will react Cheetah has not spent time in the home with cats so it is unknown how she will react It is unknown if Cheetah guards her resources Cheetah does not have a bite history She is housetrained and has a medium-high energy level Other Notes During loud noises and fireworks Cheetah becomes nervous and she will hide She is not bothered if she is retained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while she sleeps She is not bothered if she is bathed or brushed It is unknown how she will react when having her nails trimmed If someone unfamiliar approaches her home she will hard bark growl and lunge at the fence She will growl if someone unfamiliar approaches her family member Cheetah has never had a medical issue and has no known medical concerns For a New Family to Know Owner described her as affectionate excitable and anxious at times When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner She likes to play with ropes and chew bones She as been kept mostly indoors and she eats dry dog food When using the bathroom she will go outside on the grass or cement When left alone in the home she is well behaves as long as she has a rope or chew toy When left alone in the yard she is well behaved She has never been crated so it is unknown how she will react She is used to playing in the yard She knows how to sit lay down and come when called When off the leash she will stay by your side Additional note Previous caretaker reported Cheetah to growl toward novel people entering the home but would readily refocus and retreat to her bed avoiding interacting Cheetah will also exhibit fearful behavior when exposed to loud noises ie fireworks where she has been observed to flee and hide SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES Leash Walking Strength and pulling Mild pulling Reactivity to humans None Reactivity to dogs None Leash walking comments Sociability Loose in room 15-20 seconds Neutral-tense tail neutral panting ears erect stays near door explores somewhat pacing approaches handler leans into and accepts contact distracted by outside noises Call over Approaches with coaxing Sociability comments Handling Soft handling Neutral-tense ears neutral tail low panting leans into handler and accepts all contact Exuberant handling Neutral-tense ears neutral tail low panting leans into handler and accepts all contact Handling comments Continues to solicit attention from handler Arousal Jog Follows handler neutral tail high Arousal comments Knock Knock Comments Stays near handler when assistant exits solicits attention No response to knock Approaches assistant when enters slow and wary does not solicit attention Toy Toy comments Minimal interest PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES According to her previous caretaker Cheetah has not interacted with other dogs in over four years so her past behavior around dogs is unknown 813-814 When off leash at the Care Center Cheetah is introduced to a novel male dog She greets him at the gate with a neutral body before walking away Once the gate is opened Cheetah avoids the male and handlers for the duration of the session 815 Cheetah was introduced to a novel female dog today Her behavior remains the same FUN FACTS Cheetah understands the cues for sit lay down and come INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake 8102019 Summary Growled No handling performed MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial 8132019 Summary Whale eyed growled Muzzled ENERGY LEVEL Cheetah has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during her interactions in the care center We cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment but we recommend that she be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for her energy BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION New Hope Only Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable Recommendations No children under 13Place with a New Hope partner Recommendations comments No children under 13 Due to Cheetah’s overall level of fear with the potential for defensive aggression and anxiety we feel she would be best set up to succeed in an adult-only home at this time Place with a New Hope partner Although she has shown significant improvement with certain staff Cheetah remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times We feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow her to acclimate and decompress at her own pace prior to seeking permanent placement Force-free reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Cheetah to new and unfamiliar situations as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified professional trainerbehaviorist Potential challenges Fearfulpotential for defensive aggressionAnxiety Potential challenges comments Fearfulpotential for defensive aggression Previous caretaker reported Cheetah to growl toward novel people entering the home and when approached Although Cheetah has shown significant improvement with certain staff during her interactions in the care center she remains overall fearful when introduced or exposed to new situations Cheetah takes time to warm up and rapidly escalates to growling hard barking and snapping when uncomfortable or fearful It is advised to use a slow approach when handling Cheetah She should never be forced to interact or approach if she is not comfortable and positive association should be paired with anything Cheetah displays fear toward Please refer to the handout for Fearfulpotential for defensive aggression Anxiety Cheetah exhibits anxious behavior during her interactions in the care center where she has been observed to pant pace and attempt to flee or seek an exit Please refer to the handout for Generalized Anxiety MEDICAL NOTES 8132019 DVM Intake Estimated age 7years Microchip noted on Intake? Yes History Owner surrender Subjective BARH no coughingsneezingvomitingdiarrhea Observed behavior Whale eye growling Muzzled for exam Evidence of cruelty seen No Evidence of trauma seen No Objective Limited exam performed due to behavior P WNL R WNL BCS 69 OP Muzzled for exam EENT Eyes ears and nares clear bilaterally no discharge noted CV No murmurs or arrhythmias pulses strong and synchronous RESP Eupneic no crackleswheezes GI Soft nonpainful no palpable masses UG female spayed reported to be spayed no discharge Unable to examine ventrum due to behavior INT Good hair coat no areas of alopecia or pruritus no ectoparasites or masses noted MS Ambulatory x4 NEURO Mentation appropriate cranial nerves intact no deficits noted Assessment Clinically healthy Prognosis Good Plan -Start trazodone 5 mgkg PO q12h indefinitely Surgery Spayed 8152019 Hx 813 Intake APH 815 Lameness on front limb noted on rounds board Cageside exam performed due to P temperament SO Aprox 7 year old FS mixed breed dog noted to be acutely lame on FRL Ed well no csvd Unremarakble elimination Showing teeth growling and hard barking in kennel Eyes Unremarkable OU Ears Unremarkable AU Nasal Cavity No nasal discharge Lungs Eupneic UG Normal external genitalia No discharge Musculoskeletal Ambulatory x 4 with front right limb lamenesstoe touching appreciated No obvious swelling appreciated BCS = 79 Neuro Appropriate mentation Rectal Not performed Externally normal A FRL lameness ro sprain vs strain vs arthritis vs other Plan Continue to monitor at BACC Continue trazodone 5mgkg PO BID Start Rimadyl 44mgkg PO SID x 7 days reassess lameness 822 consider rads if no improvement *** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *** CHEETAH IS RESCUE ONLY You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her She cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL nor can she be direct adopted at the shelter PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE! 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