CHARLIE – 16103
Safe - 12-18-2017 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Charlie . My animal id is #16103. I am a male chocolate dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years 1 months 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 14-Dec-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- homeless.
Charlie was placed at risk due to behavior; Charlie has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 72.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 12/14/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender(since puppy-hood)
Previously lived with:: 2 adults and children ages 10-17 years old.
Behavior toward strangers:: Timid, barks and growls. After a few mins he becomes relaxed and gentle.
Behavior toward children:: Playful and exuberant
Behavior toward dogs:: Very tense, lunges and growls at dogs when walking pass him.
Energy level/descriptors:: Charlie displays a very high activity level in the house hold
Date of assessment:: 12/16/2017
Summary:: Charlie is difficult to remove from the kennel, stay in the back of the kennel, body low with his tail tucked when attempting to leash him. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Charlie is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home.
Summary (1):: According to Charlie’s previous owner, Charlie is tense around other dogs and will lunge and growl at them when they pass him. The owner reported he was bit twice by another dog but did not provide any details of the altercations. 12/15: Charlie was uncomfortable with handling, snapping and lunging when an attempt was made to place a collar on him. His warning was respected and further attempts to place a collar on him were suspended. He greeted a novel female dog through the gate and nervous posture.
Date of intake:: 12/14/2017
Summary:: Tense and growling
Date of initial:: 12/14/2017
Summary:: Very fearful, muzzle needed for exam
ENERGY LEVEL:: Charlie displays a low activity level in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Charlie remains uncomfortable with handling in the care center – becoming stiff (freezing) upon approach and direct touch. He growled at the counselors during his intake, and lunged towards a handler when she attempted to collar him.
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 Partner: Charlie has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. 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: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Charlie has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Benny does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact.
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