DELILAH – 17600
Safe - 1-16-2018 Brooklyn
DELILAH – 17600
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11413, Intake Date: 1/3/18
Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Yellow , Age: 1 year, Sex: Female, Weight: 99 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~1-2yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : Stray; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Nervous, tense posture, whale eye, allowed handling — more calm, curious by end of intake; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Teeth clean, pink moist mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, moderate mammary development; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC; Prognosis: Excellent; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Delilah is a large mix breed that was found as a stray.
Previously lived with:This information is unknown at this time.
How is this dog around strangers?This information is unknown at this time.
How is this dog around children?This information is unknown at this time.
How is this dog around other dogs?Delilah was found with the finder’s female large mixed breed dog. The finder states that Delilah was “friendly” with her.
How is this dog around cats?This information is unknown at this time.
Resource guarding:This information is unknown at this time.
Bite history:This information is unknown at this time.
Energy level/descriptors:This information is unknown at this time.
Other Notes:This information is unknown at this time.
Medical NotesThis information is unknown at this time.
For a New Family to KnowThis information is unknown at this time.
Behavior Notes:The finder states that Delilah approached in a “friendly” manner and the finder was able to grab the dogs collar and walk her into the car to bring to the care center. When Delilah entered the care center. She had a tense body and her tailed tucked up to her stomach. The admissions counselor did not handle Delilah to prevent further stress.
Details on my behavior are…
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Behavior toward strangers: Allowed the finder to handle.
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly with the finder’s dog.
Date of assessment: 6-Jan-2018
Delilah is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging, growling and hard barking at the leash (pancakes in the back of his kennel with her ears back when being approached). She appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. She has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for her stress levels and her response to restraint, we feel Delilah is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
Date of intake: 3-Jan-2018
Summary: Tense, tail tucked, not handled.
Date of initial: 4-Jan-2018
Summary: Tense, whale eyed, allowed handling, warmed up during the exam.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
New hope partner: Delilah 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: Reactivity towards humans was noted by staff members during intake (fearful, growling and backing away). Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
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