ACE – 22402
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ACE – 22402
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 4/23/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow, Sex: Neutered, Age: 11 months, Weight: 48 lbs, Original Location: 10566
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Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 3/8/18, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Yellow, Sex: Male, Age: 10 months, Weight: 48 lbs, Original Location: 11226
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~10months; Microchip noted on Intake? Yes; History : Owner surrender; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Came in room curious, exploring, attention seeking, tail wagging, head snapped with whale eyes when started to pet and examine ears; soft muzzle placed, low growl during parts of exam/procedures; Objective ; P = WNL; R = WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink mmm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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This animal came from:Giveaway
Basic Information:Ace is a 10 month old white and black male dog who was surrendered by his owner due to the fact she moved and can no longer have pets. the owner stated that someone gave Ace to her when he was 3 months old.
Previously lived with:Owner
How is this dog around strangers?Owner stated that when around strangers Ace is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults he is exuberant.
How is this dog around children?Ace has spent time in the home around children ages 10 and up. When around them he is relaxed and affectionate. When playing with children Ace is exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs?Ace has not spent time in the home with other dogs so it is unknown how he will react.
How is this dog around cats?Ace has not spent time in the home with cats so it is unknown how he will react.
Resource guarding:Ace isn’t bothered if someone was to touch his food treats or toys. If someone unfamiliar approaches his house or family member he will bark.
Bite history:Ace has no bite history.
Other Notes:Owner stated that Ace will tolerate being bathed. He likes being brushed but is afraid of having his nails trimmed. Ace isn’t bothered if he is pushed off the couch or disturbed while he sleeps.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?No
Medical NotesNo reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know; Owner described Ace as friendly affectionate and playful. when at home he will follow his owner around. Ace likes to play fetch will balls and stuffed toys. He has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom outside Ace will go on the grass or cement. He need to be walked frequently to keep from using the bathroom in the home. When left alone in the home alone he will have accident and chew things. Ace has been crated to prevent these behavior and to help with his training. Ace knows how to sit and come when called. He is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash he might run away.
Behavior Notes:During intake Ace allowed the counselor to collar him and take his picture with no problems.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-Mar-2018
Look: 3. Dog jumps on Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity: 3. Dog is not fearful and is struggling to get away. The dog is not focused and is in constant movement, unconnected to the Assessor.
Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1: 3. Dog head flips while pulling back paw.
Paw squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 1: 3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary: Though Ace was highly sexually motivated Ace was tolerant of all handling. Ace became tense when having his paws touched, and would lip lick. He was stiff with the toy item.
Summary (1): According to Ace’s previous owner, Ace has not spent time with other dogs so his previous behavior is unknown.
3/9: When off leash at the Care Center, Ace greets a novel female dog and immediately tries to mount her. He ignores her play solicitations and continues to sniff and lick her genital area before being separated.
Date of intake: 8-Mar-2018
Summary: During intake Ace allowed the counselor to collar him and take his picture with no problems.
Date of initial: 8-Mar-2018
Summary: Came in room curious, exploring, attention seeking, tail wagging, head snapped with whale eyes.
ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Ace as an energetic, enthusiastic dog.
Ace displayed high energy and movement throughout assessment. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Ace.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: 3/10: Ace has been challenging to walk since arriving at the Care Center. He persistently becomes over-aroused, grasps onto and humps whomever handles his leash and it is very difficult to interrupt or redirect him. Due to concerns for staff and volunteer safety, he will not be moved to the public adoptions room.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations:No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:Ace appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time.
Destructive behavior;Handling/touch sensitivity
Potential challenges comments:Destructive behavior: Ace is reported to be chewing on household items when left alone for long periods, so we advise future adopters to make sure to provide mentally and physically stimulating, appropriate chew toys to keep Ace occupied when left alone.
Handling sensitivity: Ace has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when touching his paws. It is important to always go slow and give Ace the option to walk away from any social interaction. Ace should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Aceâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Ace may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
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