JO – 12712
Safe - 11-19-2017 Manhattan
JO – 12712
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Location: Manhattan, Intake Date: 11/15/2017, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Red, Sex: Female, Age: 8 years, Weight: 10 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:4; Microchip noted on Intake? ; History : o surrender; Subjective: Observed Behavior -snarling, snapping; Objective ; T =; P =60; R =wnl; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: moderate tartar; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: sinus arthymia, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: serosanginous dc c/w estrus; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: in heat, mod dental dz; Prognosis:excellent; Plan:ohe; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Jo is a small breed dog that the owner found in front of his building a little over a month ago. The owner is surrendering because he has no time for Jo. The owner has not taken Jo to the vet.
Previously lived with: 2 adults and 1 child
How is this dog around strangers? Jo is described as friendly around strangers.
How is this dog around children? Jo is very playful and relaxed around children.
How is this dog around other dogs? Jo has never been around other dogs.
How is this dog around cats? Jo has never been around cats.
Resource guarding: Jo is not bothered if her food bowl is touched while she eats or if a treat or toy is taken from her.
Bite history: Jo has never bitten or scratched another animal or a person.
Energy level/descriptors: medium
Jo is not bothered when she is taken off furniture or disturbed while sleeping The owner has never brushed Jo or trimmed her nails. Jo barks when the doorbell rings.
For a New Family to Know
Jo is described as very affectionate. The owner’s favorite thing about Jo is that she is lovable. Jo’s favorite thing to do is play. When the owner is home, Jo follows him around. Jo likes to play with balls. Jo has been kept indoors only. Jo likes to sleep on the couch. Jo is fed Pedigree dry food, 1 cup twice a day. Jo uses a wee-wee pad to use the bathroom. Jo knows how to sit on command. On a leash, Jo pulls lightly.
Upon intake, Jo snapped, growled, and was attempting to bite counselor. Jo was leashed and collared by owner.
Behavior Assessment Date: 11/19/2017
Date of intake: 16-Nov-2017
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 2 adults, 1 child
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, friendly
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Affectionate with a medium activity level
Date of assessment: 19-Nov-2017
Jo remains highly fearful in the care center and has snapped multiple times upon handling. Out of concern for her stress levels, Jo is not a candidate for an assessment at this time.
Summary (1): 11/16: When introduced off leash to dogs, Jo offers strong defensive correction upon approach.
Date of intake: 16-Nov-2017
Summary: Jo growled and snapped upon intake
Date of initial: 16-Nov-2017
Summary: Snarling, snapping
ENERGY LEVEL: Jo is reported to have a medium energy level in her previous home environment.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:
When spoken to in a soft voice and when given time to acclimate, Jo has allowed leashing, collaring, and petting. She has head-flipped when approached too quickly.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
_X_Place with a New Hope partner: While Jo’s previous owner describes an affectionate, playful dog, she is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. She has generally given clear and protracted warnings and has escalated to threatening behavior, we are concerned that extra pressure may elicit higher level warnings. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Jo up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Jo has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, she displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because she is so uncomfortable, Jo does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact.
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