RED – 21030
Safe - 2-28-2018 Brooklyn
Hello, my name is Red. My animal id is #21030. I am a male tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 18-Feb-2018.
Red is at risk for both medical and behavior reasons. Red is a geriatric gentleman with some dental disease, and has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs. behaviorally, Red is quite fearful and anxious at the care center, and so we are seeking placement only with a New Hope partner able to more fully assess his behaviors and needs before placement with an adopter.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 49.2 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Date of intake:: 2/18/2018
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 2/21/2018
Look:: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. Allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds.
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:: 5. Dog growls, snaps, or tries to bite.
Toy:: 1. No interest.
Summary:: Red came into the assessment room timid and quiet, he was a bit fearful but becomes friendly after some time towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Red is sexually motivated when greeting novel female dogs. He easily manages his urges, when the other dogs are uncomfortable with his behavior, and explores the pens. Red was brought in as a stray so his behavior around other dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department recommends that Red be placed in a home with resident dogs that are tolerant and matches his calm demeanor. 2/19: When off leash at the Care Center, Red greets the novel female with a soft posture and slight wiggle. He becomes a bit sexually motivated, chattering and whining, but does not attempt to mount her. He remains social throughout and responds well when interrupted by handlers. 2/20: Red continues to be sexually motivated with a novel female dog. He oscillates between exploring the pens, and persistently sniffing her genitals. 2/21: Today, Red was respectful and briefly greeted the other dog before exploring the pens. 2/22: Red growled, lip curl and hard bark at a playful female dog. 2/23: Today, Red was reintroduced to a softer calm female dog. He was slightly sexually motivated, but continues his session exploring the pens.
Date of intake:: 2/18/2018
Summary:: Very sweet and friendly, allowed all handling.
Date of initial:: 2/19/2018
Summary:: seeks attention and wags tail.
ENERGY LEVEL:: Red displays a medium to low activity level in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: New hope partner: Due to the warning and distance-increasing behaviors shown in the care center, as well as Red’s uncomfortability, we recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide force free behavior modification to address underlying anxiety.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Red has attempted to growl during his 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 Red to new and unfamiliar situations.
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