ACE – 10726
Safe - 4-6-2018 Manhattan
ACE – 10726
Intake Date 2/26/18 Intake Type: Return
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 3 years Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 37 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3y4m; Microchip noted on Intake? yes; History : Returned; Subjective: BARH. Came in wearing a basket muzzled already. Friendly and well behaved during PE, no signs of aggression. Observed Behavior – Objective T =; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: MN; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: normal externally; Assessment: apparently healthy; Prognosis: excellent; Plan: ctm at macc until transfer/adoption; SURGERY: neutered
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Ace is a jumping Jack in his kennel. He really wants you to know that he does not belong in there. Take me out, take me out. Leashed easily, Ace is pretty good during our strolls around the block or the nearby park, not forgetting to do his business. He does not really pay attention to birds, squirrels or other pooches, although he tends to peer at small dogs. He is such a cutie, an “overgrown little dog” at 37 pounds, so well cared for and beautifully groomed. Free to roam in the yard, Ace initially timid, grew to be a most friendly, fun to be with and endearing “partner”. I totally fell in love with him after our many encounters. I am “moonstruck”!!! Ace went from running away from me and not accepting treats to sitting next to me for caresses, kissing me , asking for lap time and playing happily and energetically with a toy or a ball. He is a great listener!!I am so happy with the transformation. He is a totally different little dog, probably just the real Ace, coming to life an out of his shy shell. He is great in playgroups with his peers where he has met mostly females and young male dogs. He even go himself a rough girlfriend who tosses him like a pizza to his greatest delight…Ace is looking for an active owner who likes to run and play, but also an experienced human who will not only channel his energy but also make him more relaxed around new people or new circumstances. Our Ace could be your King of Hearts if you offer him your love and the warmth of your home.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 26-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 4 months)
Previously lived with: Adults
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly but sometimes growls at men
Behavior toward children: Friendly and relaxed, plays somewhat rough
Behavior toward dogs: Playful, can be rough with smaller dogs
Behavior toward cats: Attempted to bite a cat
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: Ace bit a small dog last week, the bite did not break skin. A few months ago, he attempted to bite a cat and bit his owner’s hand when she got in the way, this bite broke skin.
Energy level/descriptors: Ace is described as very affectionate with a medium level of activity.
Other Notes: Ace is reported to growl at men. He growls at men that he knows and has previously been playful with. He also growls at men he does not know.
Date of assessment: 28-Feb-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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy.
Summary: Ace quickly approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. During tag, he became very fearful, having a tense body and spinning towards the the assessor. He allowed all other handling.
Summary: Due to history of bite incident reported by the previous owner (with no listed provocation), future introductions to other dogs should be proceeded with caution. Ace has not displayed concerning behavior toward dogs in the care center. The previous owner also reported Ace to interact playfully with dogs.
Summary (1): BROOKLYN ACC:
10/26: When off leash at the Care Center, Ace socializes with a group of calm female dogs. He is explores the pens, persistently genital licking the novel female dogs. He responds well to handler interruptions.
10/27-30: Ace attempts to engaged in cooperative play, with the goal to mount, when introduced to an energetic female. When an intact male is introduced to the group, Ace is uncomfortable and attempts to mount him. He listens to handler interruptions and moves away.
MACC: 3/1: Ace is muzzled due to bite history per previous adopter, involving another dog. The provocation for bite is unknown. Ace greets calmly and politely The muzzle is removed. Ace offers brief bounces, then wanders away.
Date of intake: 26-Feb-2018
Summary: Ace had a loose body and sought attention.
Date of initial: 26-Feb-2018
Summary: Ace was social and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Ace’s previous owner described him as having a medium level of activity.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: When Ace arrived at the care center, he was initially aloof. However, when given some time, he has warmed up and become social with handlers while engaging outside the kennel.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13), No cats
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to fearful behavior displayed in his previous home and at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression; On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Ace’s previous owner reported that he will sometimes growl at men, even once he knows them. At the care center, he appears afraid of quick movements, quickly jumping away from them. It is important to always listen to Ace when he growls or backs away from someone and never approach him when he does these things. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Ace to new and unfamiliar situations.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: At the care center, Ace has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Ace may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
**SAFER: AVERAGE HOME**
25-Oct-2017/ DVM Intake; Estimated age: 1 year; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : stray; Subjective: BAR, hydrated; Observed Behavior – Friendly, allows exam and treatments with minimal restraint. Objective ; P = 120; R =wnl; BCS: 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: negative oral ; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: male intact; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: in apparent good health; Prognosis: good; Plan: continue to monitor at ACC; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Date of Intake: 25-Oct-2017
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information: Ace is a 3 year old neutered large breed dog that the owner adopted from ACC in October. The owner is surrendering because Ace can be aggressive towards humans and unexpectedly will growl at men. Ace’s last vet visit was earlier this month for an ear infection.
Previously lived with: adults
How is this dog around strangers? Ace is described as very friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Ace is friendly and relaxed with children, he plays somewhat rough with them.
How is this dog around other dogs? Ace is gently and playful with larger dogs but becomes somewhat rough with smaller dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Ace has been around one cat and has went after the cat to attack.
Resource guarding: Ace is not bothered when his food bowl is touched while he eats or if a treat or toy is taken from him.
Bite history: Ace bit another dog a little over a week ago, he did not draw blood. Ace has accidentally bitten his owner and drawn blood a few months ago when she was introducing him to the family cat and he tried to attack the cat but got the owner instead.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Other Notes: Ace is not bothered when he is taken off furniture, restrained, disturbed while he sleeps, bathed, or when he is brushed. Ace is fearful of having his nails trimmed. Ace barks when the doorbell rings.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know Ace is described as very affectionate. The owner’s favorite thing about Ace is that he loves to cuddle. Ace’s favorite thing to do is play with his ball. Ace likes to play with stuffed toys, balls, and squeaky toys. Ace likes to play fetch and tug. Ace has been kept mostly indoors and sleeps in the bed with the owner. Ace is fed 2 1/2 cups of Blue Buffalo dry food a day. Ace uses the cement to urinate and the dirt to defecate. Ace knows how to sit, stay, and lay down on command. On a leash, Ace pulls hard.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake, Ace had a loose and wiggly body. Ace was jumping up on Counselor, seeking attention. Ace allowed all handling.
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