BELLA – 8648
Safe - 10-25-2017 Brooklyn
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933BELLA – 8648
Hello, my name is Bella. My animal id is #8648. I am a female gray dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years 2 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 02-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won’t allow.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Behavior determination:Experience Adult-only home
My medical notes are…
Weight: 63.8 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 2-Oct-2017 Spay/Neuter status: No Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Unknown Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unkown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Unknown Date of assessment: 4-Oct-2017 Look: 1. Dog leans forward or jumps up to lick the Assessor’s face with tail wagging, ears back and eyes averted. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, and tail is in neutral position with a relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog follows at the end of the leash, body soft. Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. Dog does not place his/her body between you and the toy. Summary: Bella was social towards the assessor. She was playful, and allowed all handling. Bella showed no concerning behavior. Summary (1): When off leash at the Care Center, Bella is slightly uncomfortable with other dogs. She displays a tucked tail and raised hackles, with slow movement when being greeted by a novel male and female dog. She mostly keeps to herself, while exploring the pens. Bellaâ€™s previous owner did not provide information about Bellaâ€™s past behavior with other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Bella be placed in a home with respectful dogs that match her clam demeanor. Summary (2): 10/3:Bella is nervous displaying a low head and tail. She explores the pens, mostly keeping to herself. As the session continues, Bella begins to target an anxious dog; muzzle punching him then growling. She responds to handler interruptions, and separates herself. Summary (3): 10/4: Today, Bella greeted a novel female dog with raised hackles and slightly stiff body. She slowly moves away to explore the pens; mostly keeping to herself. Summary (4): 10/5-10/9: Bella mostly keeps to herself, while exploring the pens.She briefly greets the other dogs, before moving away. Date of intake: 2-Oct-2017 Summary: Friendly, and social. Date of initial: 3-Oct-2017 Summary: Fearful, growls, but tolerated handling. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: It’s been reported Bella is resource guarding her food bowl in her kennel. When approached, she offers deep growls, a stiff body, while standing over it. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME Behavior Asilomar TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations: No children (under 13) Recommendations comments: Due to Bella’s behavior observed when approached while eating, the behavior department believes she would be most comfortable in an adult only home at this time. Potential challenges: Resource guarding Potential challenges comments: _X_Resource guarding: Bella has been reported to become stiff and growl when approached while eating. We recommend that Bella be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Bella’s mouth, and any time something is removed she should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. She should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games.
10/4 Adult only home
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