BABY BEAR – 25028
Urgent - Manhattan
SUPER URGENT 4/12/18
BABY BEAR – 25028
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Intake Date : 4/12/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 9 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 100 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 9yrs based on exam ; Microchip noted on Intake? scanned positive ; History : owner surrender ; Subjective/ Observed Behavior: BAR, allows handling but hx of growling during exam. Objective ; BCS 8/9 ; wt: 93.4lbs. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: mild dental calculus 2/5; full exam not performed due to muzzle in place. PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, tense ; U/G: spayed female. ; MSI: Ambulatory x 4; stifles hyperextended with thickening, bilaterally. Crepitus palpated in the hips; skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, but dry. CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: grossly normal. Assessment; obese ; dental calculus ; periodontal disease ; Osteoarthritis of the stifle and hips, bilaterally. Prognosis: good. Plan: rimadyl ; SURGERY: already spayed.
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Baby Bear is a big black bear, one I might want to hug tight when we are better acquainted… We know very little about her beside that she was “good with other dogs, cats and kids” according to her finder. Baby Bear is a bit lazy(and I say this tenderly) and loves food….She will even give paw to get more treats(she is strictly right pawed ). She is utterly gorgeous , a luxurious puff of ebony fur, so soft to the touch and making waves when she walks. Baby Bear needs to be tempted to go for a stroll around the block. Dry liver bits (her favorite)but also and may be mostly the cheering of staff in the hallway… Baby Bear thanks them, providing clumsy standing hugs…She is a good walker after all, “doing the all around the block”, her business and being polite to small and big dogs neared. After a moment being together, Baby Bear seems to be in confidence and accepts gladly caresses, preferring to stay by my feet rather than running after a ball. Whoever will adopt gorgeous Baby Bear should probably think of a slimming diet and convince her that sports would be great for her health. Being part Akita, a reserved breed, Baby Bear needs to meet a connoisseur of her kind, one she will trust and make her trust others and her surroundings. There is a lot to love about Baby Bear. Come and meet her soon at the Manhattan Care Center.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
This animal came from: Found Stray
Date of Intake 11-Apr-2018
Basic Information: Bear is good with other dogs, cats and children.
How is this dog around strangers? Not to good,
How is this dog around children? Good
How is this dog around other dogs? Good
How is this dog around cats? Good
Resource guarding: Unknown
Bite history: Unknown
Other Notes: Did not show any aggression toward me.
Behavior Notes: Calm, Quite.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 11-Apr-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray (With finder for for days)
Bite history: Yes, a drunk man went to pet Baby Bear and she bit him on the nose. The bite broke skin.
Date of assessment: 15-Apr-2018
Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
Toy: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary: Baby Bear approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social during the assessment and allowed all handling. When in possession of a toy, she became tense when the hand touched it.
Summary (1): 4/12: When introduced off leash to a male greeter dog, Baby Bear keeps only to herself.
Summary (2): 4/13: Baby Bear keeps only to herself.
Date of intake: 11-Apr-2018
Summary: Baby Bear was calm and quiet.
Date of initial: 12-Apr-2018
Summary: Baby Bear allowed handling but has growled during previous exams.
ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Baby Bear so we cannot be certain of her behavior in a home environment. In the care center, she displays a low level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to Baby Bear’s bite history and potential for resource guarding, we recommend an adult only home.
Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Baby Bear’s bite history, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Baby Bear became tense when the toy she was in possession of during her assessment was touched. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Baby Bear’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Baby Bear bit a drunk person on the nose when he was petting her and had his face in her face. At the care center, she has at times displayed fearful behavior and growled. It is important to always go slow and give Baby Bear the option to walk away from any social interaction. Baby Bear should never be forced to approach anything that she is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Baby Bearâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. Baby Bear would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to her new surroundings.
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