CHANCE – A1065178
Gone - 2-23-2016 Brooklyn
My name is CHANCE. My Animal ID # is A1065178.
I am a male gray and white american staff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 02/15/2016 from NY 10464, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/15/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 76.8 LBS.
Administered Rabies; Bordetella; DA2PP; CIV Actyvil applied 7.7cc Pyrantel
02/15/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/15/16 15:54 Upon intake Chance was reactive towards counselor and lunged and growled, counselor was not able to handle. Photo and scanning (negative) were done in medical, unable to collar due to temperment. Chance is aggressive around strangers, client stated he will lunge and growl at new people. Around other dogs he will hard bark and growl. Client stated Chance is protective and whenever anyone approachs his home or the client he will lunge and growl. Chance guards his food and toys and will growl and snap if they are touched, he did not make any skin contact. Chance likes balls, rawhide and has been kept only indoors. He eats dry food Alpo brand and is free fed. He was walked twice a day and client stated he will pull very hard while on leash and was hard to control due to his size and strength.
No Web Memo
02/22/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
2/22 update: Chance has demonstrated behaviors toward his caretakers at the care center similar to behaviors reported by his finder. Please see the GroupBehavior entry for additional details. Due to the range of triggers and warnings seen in multiple environments, we feel that the best option at this time is to place Chance with a New Hope partner who can provide him with the support and guidance he needs to address his behavior challenges and anxieties before placing him into a permanent home. 2/17 SAFER: Chance was in the finder’s home for approximately one week, during which time Chance displayed warning signals around strangers: growling, lunging, or barking at them. Chance growled and barked at other dogs, and was noted to growl and snap when someone touched his food or toys. Upon intake Chance lunged and growled at the admissions counselor so the counselor was unable to handle him. Chance’s behavior improved between intake and the SAFER assessment: he allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression. He followed the assessor with soft body language during the tag interaction though he did not engage in play. However, he showed some concerning behavior on the toy test growling at the assess-a-hand, which is in line with what the finder reported in the home. We advise that Chance may need a behavior modification protocol to address his guarding behavior over toy and food items. We also recommend teaching Chance “Drop It” and trade-up games. We recommend an experienced adopter or foster that can recognize signs of discomfort and respond appropriately, and we caution against placement into a family with children. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog 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 a bit tense, mouth closed. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2:1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy 1: 4. Dog growls.
02/16/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Chance greets with a loose, wiggly body at the gate. He becomes hyper-motivated when he is let in and his energy overwhelms the helper dog but he very quickly reads her body language and calms down. Chance then engages in bouncy chase play with paw slaps and body slams and takes breaks often when his energy becomes too high. 2/22 update: Chance rushes in with high energy and aroused. He exchanges sniffs and engages in very brief chase play but becomes sexually motivated, persistently attempts to mount the other dog. Chance initially responds immediately to human interruptors however after 2 or 3 instances, he stops responding and becomes even more aroused. He also does not respond to the other dog’s corrections. The interaction is ended. After they are separated and the other dog is taken back into the shelter, Chance exhibited behaviors that are very concerning to the Behavior Department. He beame anxious, pacing and barking. There were two handlers in the pen with him leaning back against the fence. Chance stopped 3 or 4 feet away from one handler, freezes, closes his mouth and then hard barks while stepping towards her. Both handlers interrupt him and step back out of the pen and shut the gate. Chance continued to bark and pace for several minutes until he was calm enough to leash and return to his kennel.
02/15/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 3 YO; 76.8 LB Restraint required for exam; Bite attempts; tenses up when approached by anyone other than who is controlling the leash Limited exam due to temperment Eyes and nose clear Coat clear No evidence of itching or inflammatrion of ears; unable to lift pinna to view inside ear BARH
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