ALPHA – A1125924
Safe - 9-30-2017 Brooklyn
My name is ALPHA. My Animal ID # is A1125924.
I am a male black and tan min pinscher mix. The shelter thinks I am about 6 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/18/2017 from NY 11233, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
09/29/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Alpha A1125924 is at risk with a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a bite history, and for CIRDC. He has been tolerant of handling in the care center but remains timid and increases distance during interactions. Alpha bit twice during an incident in his previous home, and was released for rescue placement only after his bite quarantine.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/19/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 12.8 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name:1-DAPPv Serial Number: 02121717A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 10/3/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra-Trac3 Serial Number: 00541376B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 03/19/18 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 221611 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 09/19/18 Veterinarian: 1416 .6Cc Pyrantel PO 1.0Cc Paradefense- topical HWT-neg MC
09/18/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/18/17 15:21 Basic Information: Alpha is a black and tan male, with no known health issues or injuries. He has not seen a vet recently and came in unaltered. Socialization: Alpha alert barks when guests enter the home, but after a few minutes he will approach to sniff and then stops barking. he has spent time with young children and had no reported incidetns, and was playful with him. He has lived with another small, male dog, and is very playful with him. The other dog was older and did not like to play, so Alpha was the initiator of most interactions. He has not spent time with cats. Behavior; Alpha plays exuberant with people and animals, and has a high energy. He has one bite incident due to resource guarding behaviors. He is not bothered by loud noises. Alpha does guard food and treats, and sometimes items as well. He will growl and snap if someone tries to take away and item he is not supposed to have such as the owners shoe. He allows for handling and bathing, but will pull his paw away when his owner tries to clip his nails. For a new family to know: Alpha likes to follow his owners around the home and plays with all kinds of toys. He likes to pull apart and destroy toys so he will need some indestructable ones. He eats dry food, has been an indoor dog, and is house trained to go outside on cement. When left alone he needs to be crated as he will destroy household items. He knows the commands sit and likes to run for exercise. Behavior during intake: Alpha kept his tail under his body but allowed for handling.
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09/26/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 9/18/17 Unaltered Male, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adults, another small dog and spent time with children Behavior toward strangers: Alert and will approach after a few minutes. Behavior toward children: Playful Behavior toward dogs: Very playful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, he will growl and snap if someone tries to take away an item he is not supposed to have such as (shoes and etc.) Bite history: Yes, the owner girlfriend was kneeling down to give Alpha a treat but she was unsure if she was taking too long to give it to him. Alpha then bit her hand and bit her inner thigh. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Alpha as shy and destructive with toys. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/26/17 Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is tense and fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity:2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body tense with his mouth closed. Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body low and a bit fearful. Squeeze 1:2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw with his body a bit tense. Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all with his body a bit tense. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Alpha was a bit fearful but tolerant of all handling towards the assessor with a slow approach. PLAYGROUP: Pending. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 9/18/17: Upon intake Alpha was fearful with his tail tucked but allowed all handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/19/17: During his medical examination, Alpha was very nervous with his ears back. He allowed all handling with a muzzle needed. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner reports a medium activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner- Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Alpha’s bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding- Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Alpha was observed to growl and snap when engaged with items. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Alpha’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Fearful- The behavior department recommends allowing Alpha to approach him potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Alpha to new and unfamiliar situations.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/19/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~4-6 years Microchip noted on Intake? negative History : o/s-DOH Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – Very nervous, was muzzled for exam. Very tense with ears back but did not try to bite Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: limited oral exam due to muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, long nails CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC DOH hold Trimmed nails Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
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