MELO – 7772
Urgent - Brooklyn
SUPER URGENT 10/13/17
Hello, my name is Melo. My animal id is #7772. I am a male brown dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 2 years 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination: Average
My medical notes are…
Weight: 80 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender (since 8 weeks old) Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, outgoing Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: None reported Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Date of assessment: 1-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. 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: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw. Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Melo was friendly, affectionate and social towards the assessor. Summary: When off leash at the Care Center, Melo rushes the novel female dogs, and immediately mounts them. He continues to engage in sexually motivated behavior- ignoring the other dog’s correction. He briefly explores the pens when interrupted by handlers. According to Melo’s previous owner, He has spent time around a small dog and was relaxed and playful. When playing with other dogs he is also exuberant and somewhat rough. The Behavior Department recommends that Melo be placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant of his sexually motivated behavior. Summary (1): 9/29: Melo rushes into the pen, and immediately mounts the novel female dog. He is difficult to interrupt, but briefly listens after several attempts. He offers a few play bows before re-attempting to mount her. Summary (2): 9/30: Melo rushes and leaps over a novel female dog, when the pen door is open. He repeatedly mounts her-only briefly exploring his surroundings, before approaching the greeter again. After ignoring the other dog’s correction he is separated. Date of intake: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Friendly and allowed all handling Date of initial: 1-Oct-2017 Summary: Excitable, playful and allowed all handling. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner reports a high activity level, which matches what we have seen in the care center. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
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