FIRE – 15220
Gone - 12-28-2017 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Fire. My animal id is #15220. I am a desexed male tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 4 years 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 19-Dec-2017.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Fire was placed at risk due to behavior concerns; Based on the severity of his dog reactivity in addition to his previous known history of behavior towards other dogs, we believe placement with a rescue partner would benefit Fire best at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 42.4 lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~2-4 year Microchip noted on Intake? positive 981020015312453 History : stray Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – very sweet but mouthy/jumpy and becomes reactive with other animals. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 3/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, underweight CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Underweight Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Rec weight gain Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: neutered
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:4 Microchip noted on Intake? y 981020015312453 History : acc return <1 month Subjective: Observed Behavior -bar, wags tail Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective T = P =80 R =pant BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: clean teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: healthy Prognosis:excellent Plan:no treatment
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 12/2/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Other Notes:: Previous known history (in chameleon) Behavior towards dogs: Fire was previously adopted and returned due to running away from the home and grabbing a dog’s neck. No damaged was done since he was pulled away in time.
Date of assessment:: 12/5/2017
Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item.
Tag:: 5. Dog growls, snaps, or tries to bite.
Summary:: Fire was anxious before and during the assessment, remaining distracted throughout. When attempts to engage in play were made, Fire became startled and uncomfortable – growling. The assessment was ended to prevent further stress.
Summary (1):: When Fire was at the Care Center in 2016, he displayed a high amount of reactivity when on-leash around dogs, vocalizing, growling, and lunging toward them and he is unable to be distracted. His finder back in 2016 cited the same behavior was exhibited when they would walk him on the street. A previous owner reported in 2015 that Fire once ran out of the home to go after a small dog however he only grabbed the dog’s. Fire again was brought in as a stray recently so we do not have any further information about his behavior around dogs. 12/03: When Fire approaches the gate for an initial greet with a novel male dog, he immediately tenses his posture, hard stares, then lunges and barks repeatedly at the dog. Due to the severity of her reactivity combined with the sensitivity of our greeter dog, he was not muzzled and introduced at this time.
Date of intake:: 12/2/2017
Summary:: Allowed all handling upon intake
Date of initial:: 12/4/2017
Summary:: Friendly, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Fire displays a high energy level in the care center, readily becoming overstimulated. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the behaviors that Fire has shown during playgroup and what was reported by previous owners, we feel that Fire should not visit dog parks and he should be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Fire associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treats. New Hope Only: Based on the severity of his dog reactivity in addition to his previous known history of behavior towards other dogs, we believe placement with a rescue partner would benefit Fire best at this time.
Potential challenges: : Social hyperarousal,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Social hyper-arousal: Fire has displayed low threshold for arousal on leash, rapidly escalating and quickly tipping over to aggression when other dogs are present. Immediate intervention and consultation with a qualified veterinary behaviorist/professional trainer is strongly recommended to aid in addressing this issue to prevent further behavioral concerns that may appear in the future if not treated right away. We recommend only force-free, reward based training when introducing or exposing Fire to new and unfamiliar situations. On leash reactivity: At the care center Fire has been observed to react to other dogs on leash, lunging towards them and barking. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior. He will need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs.
Intake Date: 12/2/17 Intake Type: Stray,
Medical Behavior: Blue, Age: 4 years, Sex: Neutered male,
Weight: 35 lbs
LVT intake; BAR; appropriate mentation; eyes – clean and clear; nose – clean and clear; ears – very dirty with wax(were cleaned on lvt intake); haircoat – good condition; teeth – good condition; injuries – none seen; underweight BC – 3/9; mc positive
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