MOLLY – 20213
Gone - 2-16-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Molly . My animal id is #20213. I am a desexed female brown brindle dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 7 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 08-Feb-2018, with the surrender reason stated as person health – going into care facility.
Molly was placed at risk due to medical condition;she was diagnosed with several small nodules in mammary chain bilaterally. will benefit from placement outside the shelter as soon as possible.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 54.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 2/8/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Playful, exuberant
Behavior toward dogs:: Molly barks to seek attention
Behavior toward cats:: Behavior unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Date of assessment:: 2/12/2018
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:: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
Tag:: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body low and a bit fearful.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Molly was a bit anxious upon entering the behavior room though warmed up readily and allowed all handling without issue.
Summary (1):: Molly was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 2/9: Molly was tense when greeting at the gate and upon the helper dogs second approach at the gate Molly bared teeth and growled. An attempt was made to place a muzzle on her, but she began to display stress signals, so it was suspended. She will be given another day.
Date of intake:: 2/8/2018
Date of initial:: 2/8/2018
Summary:: Tense though allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Molly displays a medium energy level in the care center, we cannot be certain of her behavior in a previous home environment though recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: ADULT ONLY HOME
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Molly has been extremely timid and hesitant to interact during her time at the care center; the behavior observed (shying away, trembling, avoiding eye contact) causes us to believe she will be most comfortable and most likely to thrive in an adult-only home.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though she has improved during her stay at our care centers, Molly continues to give all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable. Due to the consistent behavior displayed in shelter, the behavior department recommends an experienced adult home only until she can acclimate to her new home environment for the behavior to be further assessed. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is advised; force-free, reward based training only is recommended
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