APOLLO – 20823
Safe - 3-10-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Apollo. My animal id is #20823. I am a desexed male white dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 6 months 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender – aco on 15-Feb-2018.
Apollo is at risk for medical reasons, having been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Behaviorally, we suggest that Apollo would be best suited to a dog experienced home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: Have you been looking for a snuggly companion to smother you with kisses, cuddle you on the couch, and nibble treats out of your hand? Well then boy have I got the dog for you! Apolo, although he was a bit shy when he first arrived at the Brooklyn ACC, is learning to trust (and adore!) his people, and he is an absolute sweetheart once you’re in the “inner circle.” Apolo seems to be house trained, only pulls a teeny bit on the leash, and absolutely loves to give kisses. Today we spent some time hanging out in the outdoor play area, and the second he was off the leash, Apolo was up on the bench next to me trying to lick my entire face. Come and meet this sweet boy at the Brooklyn ACC today!
My medical notes are…
Weight: 52.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/15/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/17/2018
Look:: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Apollo came into the assessment room calm and quiet, he was timid but friendly towards the handlers with a slow approach.
Summary (1):: Apollo was brought in as stray with one other resident dogs but limited information was provided, so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown. Apollo was reactive towards a novel dog when greeting her at the gate. He tense his posture then began to bite at the gate. Due to these behaviors the Behavior Department recommends that Apollo be the only dog at this time. 2/15: Due to Apollo’s body posture (stiff) when an attempt was made to collar him, he was allowed to greet the novel female dog at the gate. He became tense, hard bark then began to bite the gate door.
Date of intake:: 2/15/2018
Date of initial:: 2/16/2018
Summary:: Very friendly, allows all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Apollo displays a medium to high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the behavior seen in the care center, we feel that Apollo may be intimidated to young children. He needs a slow approach and time to warm up. He should never be forced to interact with new people, and should be allowed to greet and initiate an interaction at his own pace. _X_ Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Apollo has shown during playgroup, we feel that Apollo should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until his behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Apollo associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treats.
Potential challenges: : Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Apollo to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Apollo to new and unfamiliar situations.
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