Meet Hooch; this young dog is scheduled to be euthanized at anytime now, and like so many other dogs at the Brooklyn shelter for New York City’s Animal Care Centers, Hooch has been struggling with the stress and anxiety of the scary shelter conditions.
When Hooch entered the shelter, he was very friendly and allowed all handling while being examined. He even approached the counselor and placed his head on her lap.
A volunteer at the shelter who interacted with Hooch made the following observations:
Handsome boy HOOCH would love to find a patient pawparent who has time to play with him! He loves chicken and takes treats with a soft mouth. When he arrived at the shelter, he played with a squeaky toy and wagged his tail. He’s such a good boy and he walks well on leash! He’s ok with dogs but needs slow intros as right now shelter life is stressing him.
HOOCH #179589 BROOKLYN ACC
3 YEARS OLD, 56 POUNDs
PUBLICLY ADOPTABLE LEVEL 3 NO KIDS UNDER 13
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Mild
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: tense, explores room, sits by handlers
Soft handling: Tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: Tolerates contact
Handling comments: tense, holds breath, whale eyes
Jog: Follows (loose, neutral)
Arousal comments: None
Knock: Approaches (loose)
Toys: No response
Toy comments: Ignores, sniffs
INTAKE DATE: 12 AUGUST 2023
HOOCH ,ID#179589, 3 yrs old, 56.2lbs, male, Brooklyn ACC
large Mixed Breed,, color tan/black
Shelter Assessment Rating: level 3
No children under 13
Additional notes: “Hooch was observed to hard bark, snarl, lunge and bounce off the walls of his kennel whenever dogs walk past. Outside, Hooch has shown social behavior with staff and takes treats with a soft mouth. Medically, Hooch is apparently healthy.”
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