Hello, my name is Grove. My animal id is #10853. I am a male black dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 26-Oct-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won’t allow.
Grove is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Grove score an Experience on his behavior assessment (safer)
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 yo Microchip noted on Intake? 981020019244959 History : O surrender Subjective: BARH, lots of energy, friendly, allows for medical handling Observed Behavior – Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective T = P = wnl R = eupnic BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: neg oral, clean dentition PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact male, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment approx. 2yo MI pitbull type apparently healthy Prognosis: Excellent Plan: Plan for neuter SURGERY: Okay for surgery
Was reported to be high stepping when going out to play yard 10/31-recheck today S/O: BAR. No c/s/v/d EENT: No nasal or ocular d/c L: Eupneic MS: On exam dog was walked up and down hallway with no gait abnormalities noted A: Apparently healthy P: CTM while at BACC Excellent prognosis
Diarrhea noted on rounds S/O: BAR. Active in cage. Large pile of liquid diarrhea in cage EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No coughing or sneezing A: Diarrhea – R/O stress colitis vs other P: Rec metronidazole 500mg PO q12 x 5 days. Fecal scheduled for tomorrow. Excellent prognosis
CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: QAR. Coughing up phlegm in cage. No s/v/d. EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular discharge. Serous nasal d/c HL: Coughing, no sneezing, eupneic A: CIRDC Diarrhea – R/O stress colitis vs other P: metronidazole 500mg PO q12 until 11/8. Fecal pending collection Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x14d Move to iso Recheck day 7, 10 Excellent prognosis
Grove during intake was playful and friendly. He allowed to be collard, scanned and photographed.
Date of Intake: 10/26/2017
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information:: Grove is a black large dog that is possibly 2 years old. The owner received Grover as a gift from a friend. Grover has been cared for 2 months. However the owners are surrendering Grove due landlord issues.
Previously lived with:: 3 aduls
How is this dog around strangers?: When strangers come over Grover wags his tail and jumps up for kisses. He licks them affectionately and solicit attention.
How is this dog around children?: He has lived with small children ages 1 and 9 months old. The children visit the home and Grove wags his tail and enjoys being petted. He is gentle & affectionate.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Grove around other dogs (male or female dogs) he growls, pulls on the lease and appears to be reactive. The owner stated that on walks he growls, and lunges at small or large dogs.
How is this dog around cats?: Grove in his previous home has lived with two cats. He was relaxed and not bothered by them.
Resource guarding:: Grove has never shown resource guarding. He allows his food bowl touched while eating, removing toys from his mouth, removing bones from his mouth. He allows to be bathed but has never had his nails trimmed.
Bite history:: Never had a bite history.
Energy level/descriptors:: high energy
Other Notes:: Grove is participial house trained. He uses the bathroom outside and gets walks 3-2 times a day. He spends 7 hours at home alone when owners are away. He sometimes chew on the pillows and urinates.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: N/a
For a New Family to Know: Grove has been described as high energy and playful. He enjoys being around the family. He likes to cuddle and sleeps in the owner’s bed. He knows the command sit, stay and come.
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Previously lived with:: 3 Adults, 2 cats, small children 1-9months
Energy level/descriptors:: Playful with a high energy.
Date of assessment:: 10/28/2017
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, ears are back, tail is down, relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands.
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:: 3. Dog repeatedly turns quickly away when touched, or repeatedly spins toward the touch, and repeatedly tries to exit. Dog may be crouching, tail is tucked, mouth closed, body stiff.
Paw squeeze 1:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog gently pulls back his/her paw.
Toy:: 3. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. Body is stiff.
Summary:: Tag:3. Dog becomes easily aroused, mouths the leash but quickly de-escalates when distracted with other items. Grove came into the room with a high energy level, he was also anxious but friendly towards the handlers.
Summary (1):: Grove is uncomfortable in a group session. He attempts to solicit play, but offers a series of corrections when the other dog reciprocates his solicitations. He spends the rest of the session exploring the pens with a tense body. According to Grove’s previous owner, Grove growls and snaps at other dogs on the leash and appears to be reactive. Due to his past behavior with other dogs, as well as his current behavior in Group, the Behavior Department recommends that Grove be the only resident dog at the time. 10/27: When off leash at the Care Center, Grove ignores the greeter, and explores the pens and its smells. He eventually greets her, with a soft but tall posture. He is sexually motivated and engages in cooperative play; while displaying raised hackles. He grumbles at the novel female dog when she paw slaps him and immediately moves away after shaking off (stress reliever) 10/28: Grove anxiously enters the pen. He briefly engages in running chase play, before correcting the novel female for body contact. He spends the rest of the session attempting to exit the pens. 11/04: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Grove is soft and social as he wanders the pens keeping to himself. He greets the male dog with a soft body, but begins to frantically sniff and follow him. He listens to the handlers corrections and goes off to explore the pens and seek handler’s attention.
Date of intake:: 10/26/2017
Summary:: Playful,and friendly
Date of initial:: 10/27/2017
Summary:: Energetic, friendly allows handling
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to potential food guarding behavior. Grover gave an appropriate warning of his discomfort (becomes stiff) but we feel that young children may not know to respect this warning. Older, dog savvy children can be considered as long as the adults feel confident that Grove can be left alone while eating so he does not need to escalate to a growl. Behavior modification for food guarding behavior can be found at aspcapro.org. Single-pet home/Recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Mia has shown during playgroup, we feel that Mia should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that she be socialized in a more controlled setting until her behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Mia associate dogs with things she enjoys like toys or treats.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding
Potential challenges comments:: Resource guarding: Potential resource guarding was noted in the care center as Grove was observed to become stiff when engaged with item and at time. For this reason we advise against ever removing items from Grove’s possession without safely trading for an item or greater or equal value. Guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended to aid in safely managing/modifying this behavior in a new home environment.