SAM – A1117894
Gone - 7-11-2017 Manhattan
My name is SAM. My Animal ID # is A1117894.
I am a male tan and white black mouth cur mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 07/08/2017 from NY 10465, owner surrender reason stated was TOO ACTIVE.
07/10/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Sam A1117894 is at risk as New Hope Only. While he has displayed social behavior outside in yard, Sam displays a low threshold for arousal/lack of impulse control, becoming socially inappropriate when over-stimulated (jumping up hard, mouthing) though has been observed to de-escalate. Sam remains difficult to manage in the care center, he poses a bite risk if not handled carefully and appropriately. Upon removal from his kennel in addition to return, Sam rapidly escalates while in a state of arousal, he has snapped towards handlers hands, arms and faces while on leash.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/08/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 40.0 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 DAPP Serial Number: 02121711A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 7/22/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: INTRA- TRAC 3 Serial Number: 00541372B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 01/08/18 Rabies Product Name: NOBIVAC 1 RABIES Serial Number: 170036 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 07/08/18 Expiration Date: 1/23/18 22/17 Pyrantel orally: 02.35mls Advantage topically: xlarge Veterinarian: 1205
07/08/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
07/08/17 16:11 Basic Info: Sam A1117894 is a young male brown fawn/tan & white hound mix who was purchased from selling puppies & is being surrendered due to the owner not wanting him anymore. He hasn’t been seen by a vet & currently has no known health issues/injuries. Socialization: Sam is friendly/outgoing with strangers. He was gentle, exuberant, playful & affectionate with the adults and children (unknown age/s) in the home but two were teens. When Sam spots a dog on the street he’ll bark at them; the owner believes it’s to play. Sam hasn’t bitten/scratched any person or animal. Behavior: Sam hasn’t been disturbed while sleeping/resting or had his nails trimmed. Sam struggles to get away during baths. If someone unfamiliar approaches the home/family member he’ll bark then jump up on them to greet them. For A New Family to Know: Sam is described as very friendly, very affectionate, very playful, confident & excitable with a medium-very high activity level. Sam sleeps on the floor, eats Pedigree dry food 2x a day, isn’t housebroken, is walked once in a while and his known command is “sit” that he doesn’t always listen to. Intake Behavior: Sam had a super loose, wiggly body & allowed all handling. He allowed to be scanned (-), collared & taken pictures of once he heard the squeaky toy and I made a high pitched sound.
A volunteer writes:
07/10/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full Profile 7/8/17 Unaltered Male, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults, teens, and children Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Gentle, exuberant, playful, and affectionate Behavior toward dogs: Barks playfully at dogs on the street Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable with a medium-very high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 7/10/2017 Toy: 1. Minimal, dog sniffs, then turns away. Summary: Sam jumped up hard on assessor while in SAFER assessment area, close to assessor’s face. He displays a low threshold for arousal as he will escalate quickly to hard jumping at times with very little warning. At other times, Sam is socially appropriate, walking well on leash and soliciting petting. Due to his sudden and rapid escalation, handling portion of the assessment was skipped. INTAKE BEHAVIOR Upon intake, Sam had a loose body and allowed handling. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 7/8/17 During his initial medical exam, Sam allowed handling. PLAYGROUP: Sam displays a bit of a tense body when greeting initially, then begins to hard bark and lunge toward the fence. In addition to low threshold for arousal, Sam is not a candidate for an off leash interaction at this time. It is recommended that Sam be given time to decompress in a new environment before immediate introduction to other dogs. Future introductions should be supervised and conducted at a slow pace. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owners describe Sam as a high-energy dog. In the care center he has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. He will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help him to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: In the care center, Sam has become over aroused when walked on leash, jumping up and biting the leash. He has also jumped up and snapped at handlers when they were walking him. When off leash outside, he has displayed social behavior with handlers, soliciting attention and engaging in appropriate play.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to Sam becoming quickly over aroused, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed at the care center, the behavior department recommends Sam be placed 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_House soiling: Sam was reportedly rarely walked on leash in his previous home, so he has not learned to eliminate outside. He will need guidance and consistency, such as frequent walks and rewards for properly eliminating outside (treats and praise). Accidents should never be punished as it can damage the human-dog relationship and is likely to make the problem worse. _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as ‘leave it’, ‘sit/stay’, and ‘down’ are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him to control his impulses instead of simply reacting. _X_Social hyper-arousal: Sam becomes quickly aroused when on leash at the care center, leash biting and jumping up and snapping at handlers. We do not know how or if this behavior will present outside of the care center. Interactions with Sam should be calm. _X_Leash biting: Sam has been observed to leash bite, quickly escalating to a state of arousal and becomes difficult to manage at times (at times snapping towards handlers). To prevent rehearsal of this undesired behavior, we recommend daily mental and physical stimulation to direct Sam’s energy and enthusiasm onto more appropriate outlets rather than the leash in addition to redirecting Sam’s attention (with treats) onto his handler to learn to “focus”.
07/10/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Sam displays a bit of a tense body when greeting initially, then begins to hard bark and lunge toward the fence. In addition to low threshold for arousal, Sam is not a candidate for an off leash interaction at this time. It is recommended that Sam be given time to decompress in a new environment before immediate introduction to other dogs. Future introductions should be supervised and conducted at a slow pace.
07/08/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
S/O: BARH, FRIENDLY EENM: MM PINK AND MOIST, CRT 2 SEC CV: NO MURMURS OR ARRHYTHMIAS LUNGS: CLEAR ABD: SOFT AND NONTENDER MS/INTEG: AMB X 4, BCS 4/9 brown staining of nailbed NS: APPROPRIATE PLN: NSF GU: M A: App healthy
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