BLUE – 8512
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 10/11/17
Hello, my name is Blue. My animal id is #8512. I am a female white dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 01-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won’t allow (nycha).
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination: Experience
My medical notes are…
Weight: 53.4 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender(since puppy-hood) Previously lived with: Adults and a 3 year old child Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: playful and gentle Behavior toward dogs: Playful and respectful Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, she will growl at other dogs if they try to eat in her bowl while she is eating. Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Blue as friendly, affectionate and talkative with a high activity level. Date of assessment: 4-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. 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 assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Blue was friendly, playful and social towards the assessor. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Blue displays slight anxiety in a group of calm dogs. She briefly joins bouts of play, but mostly explores her surroundings. Blue’s previous owner reported that she is respectful and playful with the other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Blue be placed in a home with resident dogs that match her calm demeanor and are respectful. Summary (2): 10/2: Blue greets the male helper dog with a loose, wiggly body. She is pushy with her attention-getting behavior, and begins whining anxiously when he continues to ignore her. Summary (3): 10/3-4: Blue greeted a group of dogs with a soft body. She is tolerant of a femaleâ€™s playful solicitations, and briefly joins in chase play. As the session continues, she keeps to herself, exploring the pens, while occasionally whining. Summary (4): 10/5-10/9: Blue is assertive with a nervous male. She leans on him with a tall posture,but will cease when handlers interrupt. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Whines but friendly and affectionate. Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Friendly and allows all handling. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below) Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Potential challenges: Resource guarding Potential challenges comments: Resource guarding: Blue is reported to growl and at other resident dog if approached her food bowl. The resource guarding has only been observed towards other dogs and the behavior has not been directed towards human. We recommend that Blue be left alone while eating and nothing should ever be taken directly out of Blue’s mouth. Appropriate management around other dogs is highly recommended. Behavior modification protocols for food guarding behavior can be found on aspcapro.org.
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