AURIEY – 20259
Gone - 3-8-2018 Brooklyn
AURIEY – 20259
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
3 yr. old female black/white mom pup, 39 pounds & her 5 puppies 21411, 12, 13, 14, 15 (1 week old):
9-Feb-2018: DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 3 years; Microchip noted on Intake? scan negative; History : owner surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior – tense, barking; Objective ; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: muzzled, no oral exam; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Mildly distended abdomen; tense and difficult to palpate; U/G: FI, no vaginal discharge, swollen mammary glands; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; suspect pregnant; Prognosis: good; Plan: on DOH hold
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Auriey is a 3 year old female that has no previous or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Auriey for 3 years but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
Previously lived with:3 Adults
How is this dog around strangers?Owner stated that when a stranger will come into the home, Auriey will bark for a few minutes. Once she is comfortable, she is friendly and outgoing.
How is this dog around children?Owner did not have any children at home but stated that when the owners 6 year old grandchild would come to the home, Auriey was always relaxed and respectful.
How is this dog around other dogs?Owner had an unneutered male dog in the home and stated that both animals were relaxed and respectful around each other. During intake, both animals were mouthy with each other and growling. Owner had to keep animals separate.
How is this dog around cats?Owner had a male cat in the home and stated that Auriey would be relaxed and respectful around the animal and they would sometimes play together.
Resource guarding:Owner had never tried to wake Auriey’s food, treats or toys so behavior is unknown.
Bite history:Auriey has bit 1 person before. Incident happened on 2/9/18
Other Notes:Owner has never tried to take away Auriey’s food, treats or toys, pushed her off furniture, held Auriey or restrained her or disturbed her while she was sleeping so behavior is unknown. She is not bothered by being given a bath, having her coat brushed and having her feet touched. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or owner, Auriey would bark.
For a New Family to Know: Auriey is described as friendly, affectionate and shy around new people. She has a high activity level and likes to play balls and stuffed animals. In the home, Auriey liked to follow the owner around from room to room. She was fed both wet and dry food brand Beneful. Owner kept Auriey mostly indoors and stated that she is partially house trained. She would have accidents several times a month in the home. When left alone, she was well behaved. Auriey knows the cues sit, come, down and stay. For exercise, she was taken on brisk walks on the leash. When on leash, Auriey tends to pull very hard. Owner was able to walk her off leash and stated that Auriey would wander around at first but come back when owner called her name.
Behavior Notes:Behavior during intake: Auriey approached counselor and began to jump on counselors legs giving kisses. After a few kisses, Auriey became mouthy. No handling was done.
My medical notes are…
Vet Notes: 10:54 AM; Monitor condition – gave birth 2/20; S/O: BAR. Nursing puppies – starts growling and barking on approach. Four puppies – all BAR and actively nursing; EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge; HL: No coughing or sneezing; INTEG: Full coat; MS: Ambulatory x 4; UG: Female, lactating; A: Nursing/lactating; P: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Details on my behavior are…
Spay/Neuter status: No
Bite history: Auriey bit victim on arm as she walked passed her resulting in two punctures
Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and shy
Date of assessment: 18-Feb-2018
Summary: Out of concern for her stress level, Auriey is not an appropriate candidate for an assessment at this time.
Date of intake: 9-Feb-2018
Summary: Mouthy, allowed handling
Date of initial: 9-Feb-2018
Summary: Tense, barking
ENERGY LEVEL: Auriey displays a high energy level in the care center
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar; TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments: New hope only: While Auriey’s previous owner describes an affectionate, playful dog, she is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. She has generally given clear and protracted warnings when uncomfortable, but we are concerned that extra pressure may elicit higher level warnings. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Auriey up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved during her stay at our care centers, Auriey continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until she can acclimate to his new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Bite History: A Staff member was walking through the hall where Auriey was laying down. Upon seeing the staff member pass by, Auriey got up, went to sniff her sweater and then bit her on her right forearm leaving 2 puncture wounds and bruising.
2/19/18: Auriey was standing at the front of her kennel when I approached her. She was easy to rope and lead out to the pens. I easily attached a drag leash and unroped her. Auriey spent her time intermittently playing ball with me and exploring the pens. Unfortunately Auriey chewed apart one of the hard plastic balls today. At the end of her session Auriey was easy to rope, and unleash, and easily went back into her kennel.
2/18/18: Auriey was standing at the front of her kennel when I approached her. She was easy to rope and lead out to the pens. I easily attached a drag leash and unroped her. Auriey spent her time intermittently playing ball with me and exploring the pens. Once again Auriey intermittently tried to chew apart the balls we were using to play catch, however she was unsuccessful. Once Auriey relieved herself and started staring at the gate I decided to end her session. Auriey was easily roped, but once she felt tension in the rope she briefly head thrashed. After a second she stopped, and her drag leashed was easily removed. I returned Auriey to her kennel without incident.
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