TONKA aka MOONSTONE – A1072644 (ALT ID – A1104660)
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My name is TONKA. My Animal ID # is A1072644 (ALT ID – A1104660).
I am a neutered male black and tan rottweiler mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a SEIZED on 02/25/2017 from NY 11421, owner surrender reason stated was OWN ARREST.
03/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
A1072644 Tonka is At Risk for New Hope Only behavior
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/25/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 125.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
02/25/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
Tonka was agitated entering shelter. Does not like being touched.
No Web Memo
03/01/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 2/25/17 Neutered, Seized SAFER ASSESSMENT: 3/1/17 Summary: Tonka appears very uncomfortable at the care center and while out on leash he has lunged, barked, growled, and snapped at people near him. He has also allowed minimal handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and due to safety concerns, we feel Tonka is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: 2/25: When off leash with a female dog Tonka is unsure and a bit fearful. He sniffs her, eventually solicits play very briefly then runs away and keeps his distance when she engages in more exuberant play. 2/26: Tonka is fearful and keeps to himself. 2/27: Tonka is initially fearful and keeps to himself. As he becomes more comfortable, he approaches to solicit play from a calmer (female) dog. When play is not immediately reciprocated, he attempts to mount her. When the other dog offers correction he growls in response. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 2/25/17 During his initial medical exam, Tonka was tense and growling. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Tonka so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to Tonka’s current behavior of lunging at people, an adult only home is recommended at this time. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to Tonka’s behavior of lunging and growling at people, as well as his discomfort with handling, 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_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Tonka has been observed to lunge at, bark, and growl at people. He has allowed only minimal handling. 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 Tonka to new and unfamiliar situations. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Tonka has been observed to lunge at, bark, and growl at people in the care center while on leash. Tonka should be taught a “Look” command to focus on the person walking him rather than people or things around him. We recommend only using positive reinforcement, reward based training. _X_Strength/leash pulling
02/25/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
2/25: When off leash with a female dog Tonka is unsure and a bit fearful. He sniffs her, eventually solicits play very briefly then runs away and keeps his distance when she engages in more exuberant play. 2/26: Tonka is fearful and keeps to himself. 2/27: Tonka is initially fearful and keeps to himself. As he becomes more comofrtable, he approaches to solicit play from a calmer (female) dog. When play is not immediately reciprocated, he attempts to mount her. When the other dog offers correction he growls in response.
02/25/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan came negative that owner claimed, assigned new MC 981020021291742 S/O: very limited exam, muzzle on, growling negative for microchip scan BAR amb x4, BCS 7/9 UROGEN: MN EENT: no nasal or ocular d/c H/L: NSF, no m/a, lungs clear, eupneic A: overweight P: ok to monitor scanned negative for MC, placed MC
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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