DIESEL – 18318
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Hello, my name is Diesel. My animal id is #18318. I am a desexed male gray dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 14-Jan-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- moving – no pets allowed.
Diesel 18318 is at risk for increasing stress in the shelter environment. He would do best in an adult only home with enrichment and exercise. He is overweight but does not have any medical concerns.
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Diesel is a giant doofus! I mean that in the most affectionate way possible. He’s such a big lug and seems unaware of his size, tripping over his own feet when chasing a ball, falling off the playyard equipment as he tries to sit, and losing his balance when he give me paw. Well, he’s entertaining to say the least! He also seems housebroken, and according to his former owner, is friendly with strangers, gentle with kids and loves to play with toys (though in my experience he also likes to destroy said toys equally as much!) Diesel is just a big love bug looking for a family that can accommodate such a happy, silly guy. Ask to meet him today.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 70.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 1/14/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 1 adult
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, outgoing
Behavior toward children:: Has lived with young children and is friendly and gentle
Behavior toward dogs:: Unknown
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident and mellow with a medium energy level
Date of assessment:: 1/16/2018
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends (may need coaxing to approach). Dog is focused on stimuli other than the Assessor.
Paw squeeze 1:: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Flank squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Diesel came into the assessment room quiet and anxious, he was a bit social towards the handlers but was cautious around his surroundings(panting, lip licking with his tail down).
Summary (1):: According to Diesel’s previous owner, Diesel did not socialize with other dogs. 1/16: When off leash at the Care Centers, Diesel greets the novel female dog with a neutral posture. Once the pen door opens, Diesel rushes towards the greeter and immediately offers her a hard correction. He is separated after the handlers grab his leash.
Date of intake:: 1/14/2018
Summary:: Loose bodied, wagging, allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 1/14/2018
Summary:: Tolerated all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Diesel displays a high energy level in the care center; in his previous home, he is reported to have a medium energy level. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Diesel is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
Potential challenges: : Handling/touch sensitivity,Fearful
Potential challenges comments:: Handling/touch sensitivity: Dog has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give dog the option to walk away from any social interaction. Dog should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be Dog’s choice to approach a new person or thing. Dog may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings. Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Diesel to approach his potential new adopters at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Diesel to new and unfamiliar situations.
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