MELON – A1123400
Safe - 9-11-2017 Brooklyn
My name is MELON. My Animal ID # is A1123400.
I am a spayed female tan beagle mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 09/02/2017 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME.
09/07/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Melon A1123400 is at risk due to a New Hope Only behavior determination. She has been fearful in the care center and has been uncomfortable with certain types of handling.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/07/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 21.2 LBS.
Rabies Product Name:Nobivac -1 Rabies Serial Number #221611 Location of Vaccination:RHL Revaccination Date:09/07/18 Veterinarian: 0844
09/02/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/02/17 13:47 Basic information: Melon is a 1 year old, Beagle Doxie mix, Female. She has no known health issues or injuries, and last saw a vet one year ago. Socialization: Melon is very friendly and outgoing with strangers. She will approach and allow them to pet her. She will alert bark when they approach the house. Melon has not spent time with young children, nor has he lived with other dogs but she has spent time with other dogs at the dog park and plays well with smaller dogs. She is intimidated by large dogs. She has lived with a cat and her owner stated they would play and sleep together. Behavior: Melon is described as being friendly affectionate and playful, she has a high energy level and likes to play with all kinds of toys. Melon has no bite history, and gets nervous during loud noises such as thunder storms or fireworks. She has no food guarding behavior, but when Melon gets a new toy or treat she will growl if her owner tries to take it away, but after a day or two she will allow him to touch it. She is not bothered by being bathed, groomed or having her nails trimmed. For a New Family to know: Melon will follow her owner around when he is home and likes playing fetch and chase. She has been an indoor dog and eats both wet and dry food. She will need some house training as she has some accidents inside. She likes to shred paper, so when the owner is home he will crate her. She will slow walk on the leash and will go off leash at the dog park. Behavior during admission: Melon was very friendly with counselor and was seeking comfort when she heard dogs barking. She sat on counselors lap and allowed for all handling
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09/05/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 9/2/17 Spayed female, Owner surrender Previously lived with: Adult, and one cat. Behavior toward strangers: Melon is very friendly, and outgoing. Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Plays well with small dogs, in the dog park. She may be intimidated by large dogs. Behavior toward cats: Play Resource guarding: Yes, Melon will growl with her toys, and treats. Bite history: Noe reported Housetrained: No, Melon will have accidents in the home. Energy level/descriptors: Melon is described as being friendly affectionate and playful, she has a high energy level Other notes: Melon is fearful of loud noises(Thunderstorms/
RECOMMENDATIONS: NHO _X_No children (under 13)- Melon appears to easily startle and become uncomfortable with up close handling, for these reasons we advise against a home with children at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner—Melon 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: _X_House soiling—Melon is noted to have occasional accidents in the house, and will likely need guidance with house training. She is also noise-phobic and has built negative associations with noises outside, which may be a challenge for walking. We recommend a harness, a very slow re-exposure to being outside, and use of high-value rewards to build positive associations. The help of a qualified trainer for desensitization and counterconditioning may be needed. We recommend ONLY force-free, reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods as more aversive methods are likely to quickly and severely increase Melon’s already high levels of fear and may push her to escalate her warning signs. _X_Resource guarding- Potential resource guarding was noted in the previous home as Melon was observed to growl when engaged with items when attempting to remove them. For this reason, we advise against ever removing items from Melon’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment. _X_Kennel presence-When attempting to remove Melon from her kennel she displayed fearful behavior, she began to growl, leap forward in attempts flee, and grab the rope. She continued to hard bark, and bare teeth. While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotionally charged or stressful environments Melon may show behavior similar to what she is currently demonstrating in her kennel. We recommend potential adopters be comfortable managing this behavior and keeping themselves safe in any similar future situations.
09/05/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Melon’s previous owner, Melon spent time with smaller dogs and a bit fearful of larger dogs. 9/05-9/07: When off leash at the Care Center, Melon greets a group of small male and female dogs with a soft body. She explores her surroundings, occasionally checking in with the group.
09/06/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NH ONLY
DVM Intake Exam 9/6/17 Estimated age: ~1yr, spayed Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 985112007378430 History : Owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – QARH. Nervous, trembling but allowed all handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Clean teeth, pink moist mm PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Spayed female, tattoo seen MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
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