HUNNIE – 14229
Safe - 4-20-2018 Brooklyn
HUNNIE – 14229
**RETURNED 1/07/18, DOH HOLD**AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION 03/01/18**
Intake Date: 1/07/17 Intake Type: Return (DOH)
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 76 lbs
DVM Intake Exam :7-Jan-2018 ; Estimated age: 4-5y; Microchip noted on Intake?Y – 985112001117575; History : owner surrender due to rough interaction with food, +/-food aggression; Subjective: bar; Observed Behavior – muzzled, allows handling but for a short period of time, w/ restraint for vax/blood-draw – more difficult to handle; Objective ; T =; P = wnl; R = wnl; BCS 4/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: good condition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: mn; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal:ne; Assessment: overtly healthy; Prognosis: excellent; Plan: behavioral assessment prior to placement; SURGERY: na
A Little Bit About Me…
True to her namesake, Hunnie is one sweet glob of awesomeness! But also like her namesake, she’s been in a sticky situation. Hunnie found her way to our Brooklyn facility all the way back on January 6, 2018. Now we all love this girl and will miss her when she leaves, but it’s time for her to stop sticking around. Hunnie is a 5 year old medium mixed breed female. She still needs some work on her manners and how to be a perfect lady. But if you give her the time and dedication she deserves, she will repay you with tons of love and stick to you like…well Hunnie! She really is such a sweetie and just needs someone to give her the chance to show how amazing she really is. So please come give her a visit at our Brooklyn location!
Another volunteer writes: Hunnie is 85 pounds of sticky sweet love who, as a long timer, pretty much has celebrity status at the Brooklyn Care Center. As she barrels through the halls, eager to get outside, staff and volunteers alike shout out to her, “Hi Hunnie! Hi Big Girl!” Hunnie needs a home. But she has some specific requirements.
Hunnie is humongous and she’s not shy about it. And she’s no couch potato. She’s athletic and playful and runs and jumps like a svelte teenager. So be ready to lose a few pounds those first few weeks she’s home. She needs an active owner and someone who can handle her strength. Oh, and be prepared to only have a sliver of the couch while watching tv. Picture yourself sharing your popcorn with 85 pounds of puppy on your lap during your next Netflix marathon!
Hunnie is ornerier than the day is long. She’s demanding and smart and knows how to get what she wants. She’s even taught us to drop treats for her when she starts to mouth the leash. Your job will be to remind her that she is actually a well-behaved dog (she knows basic commands, is housetrained, and highly food motivated, etc) while rewarding her for GOOD behaviors rather than bad.
While Hunnie’s former owner maintains she’s only had positive experiences with dogs big and small, she may be most comfortable as the only dog in the home. Any other resident dogs MUST be well socialized and respectful. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
Be prepared for a life with one of the quirkiest and eccentric dogs you’ve yet to meet. See if you can’t help but smile every time she pouts and her lower teeth, with gaps so big they desperately need braces, pop out. Love her when she leaves Hunnie “art” (drool in Rorschach ink shapes) on your pants and cuddles up to you so close you know she has no concept of personal space.
Hunnie is a rare gem of a dog who has taken about 4 years to cultivate. She may need an owner with as many idiosyncrasies as she has, but I know they’re out there somewhere. Could it be you? Ask to meet her today.
Details on my behavior are…
ENRICHMENT: ** Bite Details**
The owners 13 year old daughter was walking by Hunnie with a piece of bread in her hand, when Hunnie jumped up and bit the daughters hand with the bread. There was torn skin on the right ring finger. No medical attention was necessary, parents cleaned and bandaged the hand at home.
1/13/18: Hunnie was at the front of her kennel when I approached her. I was able to rope her without issue and took her to the SAFER Room. Once in the room she jumped up on all of the counters while sniffing and drooling, apparently looking for food. Hunnie responded to “stop”, “off”, “sit” and her name. Hunnie takes treats roughly so they were thrown in the air for her. Hunnie also plays with toys roughly, and ripped stuffing out of a soft toy. She let me pet her all over her body. At the end of her session she was easy to rope and bring back to her kennel.
1/7/18: Hunnie was at the front of her kennel when I approached her. I was able to rope her without issue and took her to the SAFER room, due to the extreme cold weather outside. Once in the room, I was able to collar and attach a drag leash easily. Hunnie initially wandered the room, and would jump on various objects (desk, chair, garbage can) and give them a brief sniff. Hunnie did respond to hearing her name, as well as the cue “sit” when offered treats. Hunnie does take treats roughly when offered, and appears to be food motivated. When the session was over, I was able to rope her, remove the drag leash, and return her to her kennel without issue. Due to the ease of handling, Hunnie will be made “Staff Walks.”
Intake Date: 11/20/17 Intake Type: Owner surrender
Medical Behavior: Blue Age: 5 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 65 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:~4-5 years; Microchip noted on Intake? positive; History : o/s; Subjective: BARH. No csvd; Observed Behavior -was loose and wiggly until restrained and then became mouthy and tried to resist/get away; Objective ; P = wnl; R =wnl; BCS=6/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no ocular discharge noted, no nasal d/c; Oral Exam: clean adult dentition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: FS,spay tattoo noted, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c; 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; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: CTM while at BACC; SURGERY: spayed
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Date of Intake: 20-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter Status: Spayed
Hunnie is a 5 year old, tan and white, medium mixed breed female. She was spayed prior to coming into the shelter and has no known health issues or injuries. She has not seen a vet recently and was surrendered due to the owner not having the time to care for her.She has been in her home the last 4 years.
Previously lived with: In home with owner and two children
How is this dog around strangers? Hunnie is friendly and outgoing with strangers. Sh will approach and seek attention. She rarely alert barks.
How is this dog around children? Hunnie has lived with two young girls in her home and was relaxed and playful with them. They often slept together and took walks.
How is this dog around other dogs? Hunnie has spent time around other dogs at the park and loves playing with them. She has never had a negative interaction and has played with dogs of both small and large breed sizes.
How is this dog around cats? Hunnie has not interacted with cats before.
Resource guarding: Hunnie has no resource guarding behavior with food or treats.
Bite history: Hunnie has bitten once when the owners daughter was walking by and had a piece of bread in her hand, while Hunnie went to get the food she bit the daughter’s hand as well.
Energy level/descriptors: Meidum
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know:
Hunnie is described as being friendly, affectionate and playful. Her owner is able to push her off furniture and disturb her sleep without any issues. She will whine during thunderstorms. She loves the water and being bathed, and allows her owners to brush her, but she does not like her nails being trimmed. She likes to follow her owner and kids around when they are home and likest o play with squeaky toys, chew bones, kongs, and rope toys. She likes to play tug of war, fetch and chase. She sleeps on her bed, eats both wet and dry food, and likes ham bones for treats. She is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when left alone in the house and yard. She knows the commands sit, come, down, stay and paw. She walks both on and off leash and will go off leash at a park.
Hunnie was extremely friendly during intake. She was curious and explored the room with a loose, wiggly body. She takes treats a bit rough so you must palm them or drop them on the ground.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 18-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender(4 years in the home)
Previously lived with: Adults and 2 children
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful
Behavior toward dogs: Playful and respectful
Bite history: Yes, she bit the owner daughter hand when trying to take away a piece of bread out of her hand.
Energy level/descriptors: The owner describes Hunnie as friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level.
Date of assessment: 22-Nov-2017
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Hunnie came into the room quiet and loose, she was social but distracted in the room.
Hunnie avoids socializing with other dogs while here in the Care Center. She tolerates greets from both large and small dogs, but will offers warnings and hard corrections when their greets exceeds her comfort level. According to Hunnieâ€™s previous owner, Hunnie has spent time around other dogs at the park and loves playing with them. She has never had a negative interaction and has played with dogs of both small and large breed sizes. The Behavior Department believes that Hunnie would be most comfortable as the only dog in the home. Any other resident dogs must be well socialize and respectful. All introductions should be done slowly and under supervision.
11/21: When off leash at the Care Center, Hunnie appropriately greets the male greeter with a neutral body posture. She mostly keeps to herself while exploring the pens.
11/22: Hunnie briefly exchanges sniffs before exploring the pens. She offers appropriate warnings-lip curls-when the novel female dog is persistent with her face to face greeting.
11/26: Hunnie tolerates a soft, social male dog but delivers a hard, over-correction towards the end of her session when he walks past her.
11/27: In a group of small dogs, Hunnie briefly greets them, then avoids them the rest of her session.
Date of intake: 20-Nov-2017
Summary: Very friendly and allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 21-Nov-2017
Summary: Loose and wiggly.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior AsilomarTM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
No children: Due to potential food guarding behavior. We feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Hunnie can be left alone while eating so she does not need to escalate to a growl. Behavior modification for food guarding behavior can be found at aspcapro.org.
Potential challenges: Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments: Resource Guarding: Hunnie is reported to resource guard food in the home. It is important to leave Hunnie alone while she is eating and never to take anything directly from her mouth. When she is asked to drop something she should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward Hunnie for relinquishing the item she has.
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