NIKO – A1106145
Urgent - Staten Island
SUPER URGENT 04/20/17
Staten Island Center
My name is NIKO. My Animal ID # is A1106145.
I am a neutered male white and tan plott hound mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 04/12/2017 from NY 10314, owner surrender reason stated was LLORDPRIVA.
04/19/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Niko A1106145 is at risk due to New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/19/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 45.0 LBS.
WT : 45 LBS
04/12/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/12/17 13:14 Basic Information: Niko is a 1 year & 4 month old neutered Plott Hound Mix that has no past or current medical issues that the previous owner is aware of. Previous owner can longer have Niko because his landlord does not allow pets where he resides. Socialization: According to the previous owner, around strangers, Niko is nervous & timid. Around adults and children 6 yrs. old & 8 months), Niko is respectful and relaxed. Niko has never been exposed to cats so behavior around them is unknown. Niko has never interacted with other dogs so behavior around them is unknown. He has never bitten a person or another animal. Behavior: Previous owners stated that Niko doesn’t have any behavioral issues. Niko isn’t bothered when an unfamiliar person approaches the home, yard, previous owner, or a family member. For a New Family to Know: Niko is described as mellow, shy, aloof & fearful with a medium activity level. When in the home, Niko is the type to follow you around seeking attention. Niko likes all kinds of toys especially squeaky toys. Niko was kept mostly indoors and was fed dry dog food. According to previous owner, Niko is house-trained and would rarely have any accidents. Niko usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. When left alone in the home, Niko would be well-behaved. Niko knows the command “sit”. For exercise, he enjoyed brisk walks with the previous owner. On the leash, Niko does not pull and previous owner would not let off leash.
No Web Memo
04/19/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile Date of intake 4/12/2017 Neutered male, owner surrender Previously lived with: 8 month old child and 6 year old child Behavior toward strangers: Timid, tense Behavior toward children: Respectful and relaxed with resident children Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Niko is described as mellow, shy, aloof, and fearful with a medium activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 4/19/2017 Toy: 1. Minimal interest, briefly appeared interested in squeak sound, does not fully engage. This may be due to environment as owner reports Niko likes all kinds of toys, especially squeak toys. Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral. Summary: Niko is difficult to remove form the kennel, lunging and snapping. He has allowed minimal handling from staff. Out of concern for his stress levels we feel Niko is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial 4/12/2017 During his initial medical exam, Niko was tense. ENERGY LEVEL: His owner describes Niko as having a medium activity level which matches what we have seen in the care center.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_Place with a New Hope partner – Niko 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_Handling/touch sensitivity – Niko allowed petting from staff but suddenly and rapidly escalated when pet under his chin, lunging and snapping. While Niko showed no issues with children in his previous home, he has shown a number of warning and distance-increasing behaviors to different handling triggers. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home. _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – Niko has attempted to bite during his stay in our care centers when uncomfortable; It is important to move slowly with Niko, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise)and to allow Niko to initiate interactions. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing or exposing Niko to new and unfamiliar situations. He should never be forced to submit to petting or handling he does not initiate. _X_Kennel presence – While we cannot be certain if this behavior will appear in any other contexts, in highly emotioinally charged or stressful environments Niko may show behavior similar to what he is currently demonstrating in his kennel. It is important
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/14/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: approx 1.5 years History : owner surrender Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly at first but became tense and growling during exam Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: muzzled, no oral exam PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: tense, difficult to palpate U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment underweight- R/O inadequate nutrition vs GI disease vs other Plan increased feedings to 3 times per day recheck weight in 1 week
03/13/2017 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
Barh Scan positive try to snap through the door. Ambx4. Male ~ 1 years Nosf
Generated on Apr 19 2017 6:00PM
MALE, WHITE / TAN, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 1 yr, 3 mos
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, HOLD FOR ID Reason MOVE2PRIVA
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 03/13/2017, From NY 10304, DueOut Date 03/16/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation No Initial Behavior
Medical Summary No Initial Exam
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