LANCELOT – 10297
Gone - 10-24-2017 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Lancelot. My animal id is #10297. I am a male tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 20-Oct-2017.
Lancelot 10297 is at risk for behavior challenges (New Hope Only determination). He has allowed minimal handling in the care center, quickly escalating to warning behaviors (growling, lunging) that have made him unsafe to remove from his kennel. We have been unable to place Lancelot into playgroup or to perform a handling assessment. We recommend placement into an adult-only home through a New Hope partner. There is no noted medical condition for Lancelot at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 100.6 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 5. Red
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 10/23/2017
Summary:: Lancelot has been unable to be removed from his kennel safely, barking and growling when people approach him. Out of concern for his stress levels and due to safety concerns, we feel Lancelot is not a good candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
Date of intake:: 10/20/2017
Summary:: Lancelot was growling at the counselor throughout intake.
Date of initial:: 10/20/2017
Summary:: Lancelot was tense and growling.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to how uncomfortable Lancelot is currently with touch and novel stimuli, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time. Place with a New Hope partner: Lancelot has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed only minimal handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lancelot has been unable to safely be removed from his kennel in our care centers, barking and growling at people who approach him. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended to assess behavior after decompression in a new home environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Sasha to new and unfamiliar situations.
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