JACK – 16788
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JACK – 16788
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 12/23/17, Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: —, Sex: Male, Age: 2 years, Weight: —, Zip Code: 11368
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: 2.5 yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? no ; History : Subjective: BAR owner surrender due to moving; Observed Behavior – attention seeking – wags tail, tries to lick face; Objective ; BCS = 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Clean adult dentition; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male, pre-scrotal scar observed. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment; Approx. 2.5 yo MN Mixed breed dog in apparently healthy condition; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: 1. Ok to make available ; 2. continue to monitor while in BACC
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 23-Dec-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: Adults, and children(ages 2, 12) years old
Behavior toward strangers: Around strangers Jack is shy for a few minutes and takes time to warm up to people.
Behavior toward children: Jack is relaxed, and plays exuberantly.
Behavior toward dogs: Jack is relaxed and playful towards.
Behavior toward cats: Jack is relaxed around the cat.
Resource guarding: Jack’s previous owner did not attempt to touch Jack’s food/bowl while he was eating so it is unknown how he will react to that event. Jack is friendly when someone takes a toy/treat away.
Energy level/descriptors: Jack is described as shy, friendly and anxious.
Date of assessment: 26-Dec-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: 2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Jack came into the room anxious he was a bit social but was not interested with handlers and needed a lot of coaxing to get his attention.
Date of intake: 23-Dec-2017
Summary: Jack was barking/growling at staff during intake.
Date of initial: 24-Dec-2017
Summary: Jack was attention seeking wags tail, tries to lick face
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Jack was playing with a ACO member in the room when another staff member came next to the ACO, he charged at the handler barking, growling and attempting to bite.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
No children: Jack appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time.
New hope Partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address underlying anxiety.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jack has shown some escalated warning behaviors in the care center. It is important to make sure Jack stays under threshold and is not pushed to escalate further to a bite.
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