POLLY – 11972
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POLLY – 11972
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Location: Brooklyn, Intake Date: 11/7/17, Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: –, Age: 1 year, Sex: –, Weight: — lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~3-5yrs; Microchip noted on Intake? yes 985121013194572; History : stray; Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Allowed some petting, allowed to be taken out of cage, very tense, tried to climb on handler to avoid exam, snapped several times during exam, blanket used for handling; Objective ; P =WNL; R =WNL; BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted; Oral Exam: Minimal dental staining/wear, pink mm; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, spayed, 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; Prognosis: Excellent; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Basic Information:Polly is a white and gray small bred mix that was found wandering loose outside.
How is this dog around strangers?Around people Polly is anxious.
How is this dog around children?Unknown
How is this dog around other dogs?Unknown
How is this dog around cats?Unknown
Bite history:Polly No known bite history but tried to bite while finder was collaring her.
Housetrained:UnknownFor a New Family to KnowPolly was described as Anxious. POlly was not interested in food while while finder.
Behavior Notes:Polly was active during intake. Polly tried to bit when being leashed and allowed minimal handling.
Date of intake: 7-Nov-2017
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Date of assessment: 10-Nov-2017
Polly 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 Penelope 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.
Polly was surrender as a stray so his plat behavior with other dogs is unknown.
11/8-12: When off leash at the Care Center, Polly greets a group of small male and female dogs with a nervous posture. He mostly keeps to himself while exploring the pens, and displays a tuck tail when another dog sniffs him.
Date of intake: 7-Nov-2017
Summary: Reactive, tries to bite when being leashed
Date of initial: 8-Nov-2017
Summary: allowed some petting but snapped several times.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
New Hope Partner: Prolly 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.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Prolly 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 Polly to new and unfamiliar situations.
11/10 New Hope Only
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