COOPER aka NELLY – A1083948
Safe - 6-3-2017 Staten Island
Staten Island Center
My name is COOPER aka NELLY. My Animal ID # is A1083948.
I am a neutered male white maltese mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 3 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 05/24/2017 from NY 10309, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
05/29/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Cooper A1083948 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination. He has tolerated only minimal handling in the care center and did not allow a handling assessment.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/25/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.0 LBS.
HW test: negative
05/24/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/24/17 20:41 Basic Information: Cooper is a 1yr and 3 month Maltese Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner no longer wants the dog due to possessive aggressions that cooper exhibited when brought to Petco behavioral training. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Cooper barks lunges and snaps. Around adults and children, Cooper is barks, lunges and snaps. With adults, Cooper plays in a very rough manner. With children, Cooper plays in a very rough manor. Cooper has lived with one other dog and a cat. Cooper tends to play rough with the dog and he is relaxed and playful with the cat. She has never bitten a person or another animal. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Cooper does tend to bark a lot. Cooper isn’t bothered when any food, treat, or toy is taken from her or when she is pushed or pulled off furniture. Cooper enjoys having baths and isn’t bothered by having her coat brushed. It is unknown how Cooper would react to his nails being trimmed. Cooper is bothered when a unfamiliar person or family member approaches the yard, he tends to bark and lunge. For a New Family to Know: Cooper is described as confident, excitable and possessive with a medium activity level. When in the home, Cooper is the type to play and chase the other animals and then get tired and relax. Cooper likes all kinds of toys especially balls and chew bones. Copper loves to play fetch, chase and tug of war. Cooper was kept mostly indoors and was fed dry & wet dog food. According to previous owner, Cooper is not house trained and having accidents. Cooper usually was kept in crate because of this. Cooper usually goes to the bathroom on the grass or on the cement sidewalk. When left alone in the home, Cooper would be kept in a crate. On the leash, Cooper can pull hard or slightly depending on how excited he is and when he would be off the leash, he would wonder and then comeback.
05/29/2017 WEB MEMO
Video references Cooper’s previous Animal number A1113037…
05/25/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile Date of intake 5/24/2017, 4th time in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender (in previous home for four months) Previously lived with: small dog, cat Behavior toward strangers: Barks, lunges, snaps Behavior toward children: Barks, lunges, snaps, plays rough Behavior toward dogs: Plays rough Behavior toward cats: Relaxed, playful Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Confident and excitable,medium activity level. Other notes: Owner reports keeping Cooper mostly in a crate due to accidents. Date of intake 1/8/2017 3rd time in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender, (in previous home for two months) Bite history: Owner reports Cooper was biting people, including the groomer. No other details incl. circumstances or severity of bite. Other notes: Owner reports Cooper has separation anxiety. Date of intake 11/30/2016, 2nd time in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender (previous home for four months) Behavior toward strangers:social Behavior toward children: around children ages 2 and up, gentle Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, playful,gentle Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Mostly Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, confident with a high activity level Other notes: Cooper may bark or whine when left home alone. Date of intake 8/3/2016, first time in the care center Neutered male, owner surrender Behavior toward strangers: Friendly Behavior toward children: around children ages 2 and up, gentle Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed, playful, gentle Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding:None Bite history: None Housetrained: Mostly Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, confident with a high activity level. Other notes: May bark or whine when home alone. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 5/25/2017 Toy: 1. Minimal interest. Cooper shows a brief bout of enthusiasm toward the squeak sound, does not engage, may be due to environment as owner reports Cooper likes all kinds of toys esp balls, and fetch Summary: Cooper allows minimal handling from caretakers, attempting to bite assessor during positioning, thrashing on leash and head flipping during leashing. Out of concern for his stress levels, we feel Cooper is not a candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
PLAYGROUP: Cooper anxiously wanders in the pen, mostly keeps to himself MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial 5/24/2017 During his initial medical exam, Cooper was tense and snapped ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Cooper as having a medium activity level which matches what we have seen RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner – Cooper has allowed very minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary positive behavior modification and re-evaluate behavior Potential challenges: _X_House soiling – In his last home, Cooper reportedly had accidents and therefore was primarily living in a crate. It should be noted in previous profiles, Cooper was mostly housetrained. Accidents should NEVER be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship in this case making the problem worse. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based positive reinforcement training methods as more aversive techniques (staying primarily in a crate) has quickly and severely increased Cooper’s fear. The help of a qualified trainer for desensitization and counterconditioning may be needed. _X_Handling/touch sensitivity – Cooper displays no social behavior toward handlers, has attempted to bite upon direct contact. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as the reported more aversive techniques used in his last home have increased Cooper’s fear and risk of aggression. _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression- On several occasions in the care center Cooper has escalated rapidly when being handled, and gives high level warnings (jumping/lunging while snapping). Cooper has a multiple bite history so this is an established behavior that he offers when he feels threatened. Cooper needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. _X_Separation anxiety – Cooper is reported to experience separation anxiety in a home environment, may bark or whine when home alone. We do not recommend crate training due to the negativity associated with crating from previous owner leaving him primarily in a crate. He should always be left with engaging, high value chew items when alone.
08/04/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Nelly’s previous owner, around other dogs Nelly is relaxed, playful and gentle. 8/4: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Nelly is nervous as he anxiously wanders in the pen. He mostly keeps to himself in a group of male and female dogs. 8/5: Nelly continues to anxiously pace in the pen, running away when the other dogs attempt to greet him. He seeks handler interaction by jumping on their legs.
05/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year History : owner return Subjective: Observed Behavior – trying to bite Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, limited oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN, tattoo seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, long unkempt coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment appears healthy Plan Prognosis: good
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
NEUTERED MALE, WHITE, MALTESE MIX, 9 mos
RETURN – AVAILABLE, HOLD RELEASED Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 11/30/2016, From NY 11206, DueOut Date 11/30/2016,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary Scanned positive with Chip #981020017758923 BARH – bouncy, appreciates attention, allows all handling N~ 9 months Ears, eyes, nose, throat clear Teeth white Coat clean – no flea dirt or parasites noted Ambx4 Nails medium NOSF
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