CHANCE – A1101563
Safe - 1-24-2017 Brooklyn
CHANCE – A1101563
**SAFER : EXPERIENCED HOME***
MALE, BLACK / TAN, GERM SHEPHERD MIX, 8 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason NYCHA BAN
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 01/14/2017, From NY 11221, DueOut Date ,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Microchip: negative Sex: male Age: approximate Mentation: BARH Eyes: Cloudy Ears: dirty Nose: wnl Teeth:heavy tartar Hair Coat: mild dranduff 44lbs We change the age due the heavy tartar in the teeth and cloudy of the eyes Behavior: Nerovous and shaking during the exam but allow handling Any injuries: Behavior: Medication:
RE EXAM: 01/18/17; Geriatric; S/O: QARH. Nervous. Allowed all handling. BCS 2-3/5; EENT: Moderate dental tartar, nuclear sclerosis OU, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl; HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias, lungs clear; ABD: Normal abdominal palpation; INTEG: INTEG wnl, ~1cm flat ulcerated tumor at vental right anus; MS: Stiff gait in hind end, ambulatory x 4; MS: Intact male; A: Geriatric, thin BCS, small ulcerated peri-anal mass – R/O perianal adenoma vs other; P: Continue to monitor while at BACC. Will be temporarily waived from neuter at ACC but recommend neuter at outside facility as it may help reduce future perianal tumors and benefit general health of dog.; Good prognosis
A volunteer writes: At first, Chance seems more sheep than Shepherd. He trembles in the back of his kennel, and has to be coaxed out by a treat. He shakes all the way out (it doesn’t help that there’s more commotion than usual today, with cages being moved and welded in the parking lot). We head for quieter streets, where Chance finds his rhythm, looking around curiously, sniffing and loping gamely along. By the time we head back in, the dog described by his former family (which gave him up due to housing issues) starts to emerge. Friendly and mellow around a 5-year-old and a cat, Chance also apparently loves to chase balls, is fine being bathed or shooed off the couch, is well-behaved home alone, and knows Sit, Come and Stay. It took only an afternoon to catch a glimpse of that great family pet — imagine what a whole lifetime could do! Chance looks younger than his estimated age (though his teeth could use some work), and whoever is patient enough to let him go at his own pace will be richly rewarded. Chance is waiting for you at Brooklyn ACC!
Chance is an 8 year old male German shepherd mix. Finder had animal for about 2 weeks but had to surrender due to landlord issues.
According to the owner, around strangers Chance is shy for a few minutes at first but once comfortable he plays gently. Finder has a 5 y/o child in the home & stated that Chance was relaxed and respectful around the child. Finder did not have another dog in the home but did have a cat & stated that Chance was respectful and tolerant of the animal. He has never bit another animal or person while in finders care.
Chance is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being held/restrained, being given a bath, and having his coat brushed. When finder tried to trim his nails, Chance became mouthy and attempted to bite finder. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or finder, Chance would bark.
For a New Family to Know:
Chance is described as friendly, affectionate, and mellow. He has a medium activity level and likes to play with balls. In the home, Chance would follow the finder around from room to room. He was kept indoors only & is partially house trained. Finder stated that Chance had accidents a few times a week where he would urinate in the home. He was well behaved when finder would leave him alone in the home. Chance knows the cues sit, come and stay. For exercise, finder took him on brisk walks on the leash. On the leash, Chance does not pull. Finder stated that if Chance was walked off leash, he would wander but come back after a few minutes.
KNOWN HISTORY: Stayed with the finder for 2 weeks.
Intact Male, Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults/children(5 years old)/a cat
Behavior toward children: Relaxed/respectful
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Respectful/tolerant
Bite history: Unknown
Housetrained: Partially house-trained
Look:2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is fearful; his tail is low and not moving. He 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 down, body a bit tense with his mouth closed.
Tag:1. Follows at end of leash, body soft but a bit distracted.
Squeeze 1:3. Dog closes mouth, becomes a bit tense.
Flank Squeeze 1&2: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Chance was shy but friendly and seemed uncomfortable with his paws being touched
When off leash with other dogs, Chance avoids approaching the other dog and appears extremely nervous- displaying a tucked tail and rear legs shivering. He does allow the helper dog to greet by sniffing both his rear and face but moves away quickly afterwards.
Chance’s previous owner did not provide any information on his behavior around other dogs.
1/15: When off leash with other dogs, Chance avoids approaching the other dog and appears extremely nervous- displaying a tucked tail and rear legs shivering. He does allow the helper dog to greet by sniffing both his rear and face but moves away quickly afterwards.
During his medical examination, Chance was nervous and allowed all handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (Suitable for an adopter with a previous amount of dog experience)
_X_Fearful (We recommend allowing Chance to interact at his own pace, allowing him to initiate any form of engagement. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Chance to new and unfamiliar situations.)
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