KELLY – 19681
Safe - 4-7-2018 Brooklyn
[email protected] and they will help answer any questions you may have.
KELLY – 19681
Intake Date: 2/1/18 Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Yellow Sex: Female Age: 3 years
Weight: 32.5 lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: ~3yrs Microchip noted on Intake? No History : Stray, eviction hold Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior – Timid, tense, tail tucked, allowed all handling for exam – growled and snapped when getting blood for HWT Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective : P = WNL R = WNL
BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, mild epiphora OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Moderate dental staining, pink mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, superficial abrasion at ventral neck CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Superficial wound Prognosis: Excellent
Plan: Abrasion on neck cleaned with nolvasan. Continue to monitor while at BACC. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Kelly may be a little dog, but make no mistake, she has a big personality! Kelly loves to sniff everything and explore every corner on our walks, leaving no leaf unturned! This pocket-sized pup loves to play fetch and will bring the ball back and drop it at your feet every time– she never seems to get tired of fetching. Kelly waits until we are outside to do her business, which makes me thinks she’s housetrained, and she does the most adorable little head shake (often resulting in spit going everywhere) when she’s excited. Kelly has her favorite people for sure, but she does take a little bit of time to warm up to new folks– she prefers to come to you and say hi when she’s ready, rather than be touched before she knows you (what a lady!). Kelly is a special, spunky little lady who’s looking for a forever family that will move at her pace and be patient as she gets to know and love them. Come and meet her at the BACC today!
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Assessment Date: 2/3/2018
Date of intake: 1-Feb-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 3-Feb-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1: 2. Dog gently pulls back and whimpers.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. No interest.
Summary: Kelly came into to the assessment room with high energy and anxious, she was friendly and social towards the handlers.
Summary (1): Kelly displays some sociability with other dogs. She mostly paces the pens, but she can engage in bouts of play when she is comfortable. Kelly is assertive around nervous puppies and will try to mount them. She was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Kelly be placed in home with resident dogs that match her calm sociability.
2/2: When off leash at the Care Centers, Kelly is paces around the pens. She heightens her posture and straightens her tail while exchanging muzzle sniffs with the novel male dog. She is slightly assertive, but ignores him for the duration of her session.
2/3- 2/5: In a group of calm dogs, Kelly paces around the pens. She briefly muzzle greets a novel female dog, but moves away to seek for an exit.
2/6-7: Kelly bounces a bit in a group of gentle players. When a nervous puppy is introduced, she immediately becomes assertive, straitening her spine and heightening her tail. She follows him around the pen, attempting to mount him. She immediately responds to handler interruptions, and explores the pens.
Date of intake: 1-Feb-2018
Date of initial: 1-Feb-2018
Summary: Timid, tense, tail tucked, snapped and growled for HWT
ENERGY LEVEL: Kelly displays a high activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
TM – Treatable-Manageable
Potential challenges: Anxiety; Strength/leash pulling
Potential challenges comments:
Anxiety: Kelly has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, vocalizing (whining, pacing back and forth) continually through the SAFER. This behavior was not reported at intake, and we have no known history on Kelly, so we cannot be certain whether similar behavior will be seen in a future home environment.
Strength/leash pulling: Kelly is a strong dog with the capability to pull over an average adopter. Her adopter must be prepared and able to handle a dog of this size and strength. It is recommended that he be walked on a front clip harness or head halter, which help diminish his strength through leverage, and that he be trained using positive reinforcement, reward based training to not pull on leash.
You may know me from such films as…
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2018-04