BUTTERS – 12204
Safe - 12-24-2017 Manhattan
BUTTERS – 12204
Intake Date: 12/7/17 Intake Type: Owner Surrender
Medical Behavior: Green Sex: Spayed Age: 8 months
Weight: — lbs
DVM Intake Exam : Estimated age: 7 months as per our previous records Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned positive History : No health issues reported. Adopted recently but surrendered. Subjective: Alert, relaxed Observed Behavior – Calm, wagging tail, soft body – allows all handling Objective : BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, spayed – spay tattoo MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: Apparently healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Adoption!
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: Long legs and elegance define her good looks, playfulness and affection define her personality! Shyly submissive at our meeting, Butters rolled over for a belly rub as I sat at the edge of her kennel to meet her. Once leashed and out the door she’s good on leash, allowed me to put a coat on her against the chill air and never stopped wagging her tail. Her coat is a gorgeous caramel color (caramelized butter?), her eyes a deep brown, and she has the cutest little white chin whiskers. You’ll want to kiss them, trust me! Butters is a stand up hugger, paws around my waist, head pressed against my chest – so good on a cold day! Off leash her playful comes out as she gets the zoomies, chases a toy, and then comes into my lap again for more kisses. Butters is everything a puppy should be: playful, affectionate, smart, thoughtful and ready to learn everything her new person or family wants to teach her. She likes treats and takes them gently so with positive reinforcement training (meaning lots of good treats!), she’ll be a willing and able student. Butters romped happily with males and females in her first playgroup and is quickly becoming a favorite of all who meet her. Shouldn’t you be next?
A volunteer updates: Our shy girl has blossomed into a girl who’s always up for a walk at the front of her kennel soliciting anyone walking by with a leash. She’s also become a regular in playgroups loving running play with both males and females. She’s an energetic little girl, a big puppy, so being in a kennel and not able to expend normal puppy energy is taking its toll, but after some playtime in the yard she’s joins me on the bench for some hugs and kisses, rolling over for a belly rub. She’s adorable belly up and I wish I had my camera out to capture it, but I did on video so be sure to watch. Butters needs to learn some grown up manners, and needs to learn that her leash is not a tug toy. Because she loves treats, taking them gently, with proper structure and positive training she’ll learn. She’s as smart as she is beautiful, and simply needs the right person and environment to show her the ropes. Butters is everything a lively, affectionate and beautiful puppy should be….all she’s missing is you.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Basic Information: Butters is a 7 month old dog whom was gotten from ACC and kept in the same home for 3 days. Unfortunately due to her behavior and barking she could not be kept.
How is this dog around strangers? Around strangers she is described as friendly and plays exuberantly.
How is this dog around children? Behavior around children is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs? Behavior around other dogs is unknown
How is this dog around cats? Behavior around cats is unknown
Resource guarding: She has no known resource guarding issues
Bite history: She has no known bite histories.
Energy level/descriptors: high energy level
Other Notes: Butters is known to bite at the leash and bark a lot. She isn’t bothered with having her food or toys touched. She will bark at unfamiliar people when they approach her owner but will have a loose body and wagging tail.
Medical Notes : She has no known medical concerns.
Behavior Notes: Upon intake Butters allowed all handling. She allowed being handled and collared. She was receptive to head and body touches. Once she was leashed Butters began to jump up to bite the leash. Counselor distracted her with treats and toys and she became more relaxed.
My medical notes are…
Details on my behavior are…
Date of assessment: 10-Dec-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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Flank squeeze 1: Item not conducted
Flank squeeze 2: Item not conducted
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: Butters quickly approached the assessor in the assessment with a soft body. During tag, she became quickly over aroused, intensely grabbing the leash in her mouth and having trouble relinquishing it. She was social throughout the assessment and allowed all handling.
PLAY GROUP :
Butters has displayed social, playful behavior toward dogs in the care center. Based on the observation made in our care, Butters may be most compatible with other dogs who are social and playful.
11/10: When introduced off leash to male and female dogs, Butters engages in running play.
12/1-4: Butters engages in running play with male and female dogs.
12/8-11: Butters engages in running play with male and female dogs, vocalizing when play slows down.
12/13: Butters engages in running play.
Summary (4): 12/15: Butters engages in running play with a playful male dog. When offered a correction from a female dog for soliciting play, Butters regulates her exuberance and attempts to approach the female in a calmer manner.
Summary (5): 12/16-18: Butters engages in exuberant running play with male and female dogs, vocalizing when play slows down.
Date of intake: 7-Dec-2017
Summary: Upon intake Butters allowed all handling.
Date of initial: 10-Dec-2017
Summary: Butters had a soft body and allowed all handling.
ENERGY LEVEL: Butters’ previous owner described her as having a high level of activity. However, she is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS: Butters was initially timid when first in the shelter but has warmed up and become social with handlers while engaging outside the kennel. She continues to be cautious of touch, but will engage with handler after a slow approach.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: ADULT ONLY HOME
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to a potential for defensive aggression displayed in her previous home by growling when she was told “No”, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression, Leash-biting
Potential challenges comments: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Butters growled at her previous owner when she was told “No.” We do not know what tone of voice was used or actions taken when telling her this. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used with Butters and guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is recommended if these issues arise in any other areas.
Leash-biting: Butters is quick to grab the leash in her mouth. We recommend walking her with a toy so she cannot grab the leash. Positive reinforcement, force-free training is advised to teach her to focus on you rather than grabbing the leash.
You may know me from such films as…
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2017-12