SAMSON – 17599
Safe - 1-16-2018 Brooklyn
SAMSON – 17599
**SAFER: NEW HOPE ONLY**
Care Center Location: Brooklyn, ZIP Code From: 11413, Intake Date: 1/3/18
Intake Type: Stray, Medical Behavior: Yellow, Age: 1 year, Sex: Male, Weight: 113 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: ~1-2yr; Microchip noted on Intake? no; History : Stray; Subjective: BARH; Observed Behavior – Nervous, tense, whale eye, difficult to restrain due to size; Objective ; P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted; Oral Exam: Not performed — appeared clean on brief visual exam; PLN: No enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; U/G: Male, scrotum red, irritated; MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat, irritation just cranial to prepuce; CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Assessment: Apparently healthy; Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC – needs HWT at time of neuter; Prognosis: Excellent; SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information:Samson is a large mix breed that was found as a stray.
How is this dog around strangers?This information in unknown at this time.
How is this dog around children?This information in unknown at this time.
How is this dog around other dogs?Samson was found with the finder’s female large mixed breed dog. The finder states that Samson friendly with her.
How is this dog around cats?This information in unknown at this time.
Resource guarding:This information in unknown at this time.
Bite history:This information in unknown at this time.
Energy level/descriptors:This information in unknown at this time.
Other Notes:This information in unknown at this time.
Medical NotesThis information in unknown at this time.
For a New Family to KnowThis information in unknown at this time.
Behavior Notes:The finder states that Samson approached in a “friendly” manner and the finder was able to grab the dogs collar and walk him into the car to bring to the care center. When Samson entered the care center. He had a tense body and his tailed tucked up to his stomach. The admissions counselor did not handle Samson to prevent further stress.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 3-Jan-2018
Spay/Neuter status: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Stray
Behavior toward strangers: Allowed the finder to handle.
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly with the finder’s dog.
Date of assessment: 6-Jan-2018
Samson is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging, growling and hard barking at the leash (pancakes in the back of his kennel with his ears back when being approached). He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Samson is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time.
Date of intake: 3-Jan-2018
Summary: Tense, tail tucked, not handled.
Date of initial: 4-Jan-2018
Summary: Tense, nervous, whale eyed, difficult to restrain.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
TM – Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
Place with a New Hope partner
New hope partner: Samson 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: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Reactivity towards humans was noted by staff members during intake (fearful, growling and backing away). Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
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