MOONSTAR – 28808
Gone - 5-30-2018 Brooklyn
MOONSTAR – 28808
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 5/22/18, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Red, Sex: Female, Age: 8 years, Weight: 55 lbs
Original Location: 11224
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age:8y; Microchip noted on Intake? not scanned; History :stray; Subjective:very limited exam due to behavior; Observed Behavior -tail tucked showing teeth, growling cowering low to ground; Objective ; T =; P =no exam; R =; BCS 6/9; EENT: ou sclerosis, no ear exam; Oral Exam:lower right canine worn down; PLN: no exam; H/L: no exam; ABD: no exam; U/G: appears intact; MSI: wnl; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: dental disease, otherwise appears healthy; Prognosis:good; Plan:ohe; SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to age
Details on my behavior are…
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):Stray, no known history.
Date of assessment:24-May-2018
Summary:Moonstar is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging and snapping at the leash. She appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. She has also allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. Out of concern for her stress levels and her response to restraint, we feel Moonstar is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see her owner surrender profile for a full summary of her behavior in her previous home.
Summary (1):Moonstar was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown.
5/24: Moonstar was unable to safely be collared due to the distance increasing behaviors she was displaying. She was introduced to a novel male through the gate. Moonstar was very tucked and hyper-salivating but did briefly sniff and tongue flick towards the other dog.
Date of intake:22-May-2018
Summary:Moonstar was hard barking and growling.
Date of initial:23-May-2018
Summary:tail tucked showing teeth, growling cowering low to ground
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:NEW HOPE ONLYBehavior AsilomarTM – Treatable-
ManageableRecommendations:No children (under 13) Place with a New Hope partnerRecommendations comments:New Hope Partner: Moonstar has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has not allowed any 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 aggressionPotential challenges comments:Fearful/Potential for defensive aggression: Moonstar has attempted to bite during her stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; 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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