LUCKY – 19677
Gone - 2-10-2018 Manhattan
Hello, my name is Lucky. My animal id is #19677. I am a male tan dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 01-Feb-2018.
Lucky is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. Lucky will likely require in home care with a course of antibiotics. Lucky should go to an adult only home.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: It is an understatement to say that Lucky is gorgeous. His welcoming smile(his hallmark) makes him even more attractive. He might have been shy upon arrival to the care center and we are told that he is at first a little wary of strangers but my two encounters with him were just wonderful…Lucky is at his door, leashed easily and walks quite well despite the rain and snow. Back inside the care center, he welcomes a good toweling and treats for which he sits at once, just at the sight of them. As we settle in the warmth of the waiting room, many admire his beauty and good behavior. Lucky does not mind at all the passing by of other dogs, even pulling toward and barking at us. Lucky is just happy to be in company and attended to… He is totally fine being tethered for the photo shooting. His big smile and calm demure just say:” I am all yours!!” Lucky likely needs experienced hands but he is a good boy, lively, full of love, eager to please and playful and will make a wonderful forever best friend. Come and meet this star, right here at the Manhattan Care Center.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 64 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/1/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Previously lived with:: An adult
Behavior toward strangers:: Growls when they approach him quickly
Behavior toward children:: Friendly with children he is familiar with
Bite history:: None reported
Date of assessment:: 2/4/2018
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Flank squeeze 1:: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2:: Item not conducted
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Lucky approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body. he was social during the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1):: 2/3: When introduced to the helper dog on leash, Lucky initially displays a neutral body. He then turns away to seek exit.
Summary (2):: 2/5: When introduced off leash to the female greeter dog, Lucky briefly sniffs, then ignores the greeter completely.
Date of intake:: 2/1/2018
Summary:: Lucky was tense, growled, and showed teeth when approached.
Date of initial:: 2/1/2018
Summary:: Lucky was active and allowed handling.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Lucky is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Lucky has displayed warning behaviors in his kennel towards novel people (barking, distance increasing), but once outside of his kennel and provided adequate time to acclimate, displays highly social behavior.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to Lucky’s history of growling at strangers, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Lucky is reported to growl at strangers who approach his quickly. Upon intake, he was growling at the counselor. He has since warmed up and become social with handlers at the care center. 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 Lucky to new and unfamiliar situations.
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