RED POLO HAMPTON – 16901
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Red Polo Hampton
Hello, my name is Red Polo Hampton. My animal id is #16901. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old.
I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 26-Dec-2017, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- homeless.
Red Polo Hampton is a geriatric male that is at risk due to behavior, New Hope Only determination. Red becomes increasingly fixated and has a low threshold for arousal that is difficult to redirect. There are no underlying concerns for him medically at this time.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 59.375 lbs
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age:reported to be 10 years; age consistent with exam Microchip noted on Intake?neg History :owner surrender as owner recently lost his home Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior -docile but anxious, low whining; allows gentle petting but tenses when restraint is added Evidence of Cruelty seen -n Evidence of Trauma seen -n Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, no nasal discharge or sneezing AU-mild erythema along external canals, erythematous abrasion on pinna AS Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact MSI: Ambulatory x 4 with no lameness; mild to moderate erythema along abdomen and inner thighs; area of mild erythema and saliva staining along lateral aspect of distal L hind CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal:grossly normal Assessment 1. healthy geriatric 2. dental disease 3. dermatitis, mild Prognosis:good Plan: Recommend dental cleaning after placement Monitor dermatitis, if progresses or significant pruritus is noted, then can add antibiotics +/- benadryl, steroids SURGERY:permanent waiver due to age
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Age] It is the policy of ACC not to perform surgery on any animal over the age of 8-10 years due to the higher risks incurred in a shelter setting. The veterinarian is hereby issuing a permanent spay/neuter waiver, from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY due to the estimated age of this animal. ACC does recommend you consult with your veterinarian to determine if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
Date of intake:: 12/26/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner Surrender
Date of assessment:: 12/28/2017
Look:: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted, with tail wagging and ears back. 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:: 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.
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Red Polo Hampton approached the assessor in the assessment room with a soft body and then focused on the exit. He appeared anxious in the assessment room, whining, pacing, and focusing on the exit. After tag, Red Polo Hampton focused on the exit. The assessor sat down and he immediately attempted to mount. He continued to attempt to mount with increasing focus for several minutes and became unable to distract. The rest of the handling portion of the assessment was unable to be completed.
Summary:: The behavior department feels that Red Polo Hampton may be most compatible with female dogs who are respectful and calm. Tufee’s behavior history around other dogs is not available due to not being provided at the time of surrender. He has been observed to be polite when introduced to female dogs in the care center. He has not yet been introduced to other male dogs while in our care.
Summary (1):: 12/27: When introduced off leash to a female dog, Red Polo Hampton greets politely and wanders the pen.
Date of intake:: 12/26/2017
Summary:: Red Polo Hampton had a relaxed body and allowed handling.
Date of initial:: 12/26/2017
Summary:: Red Polo Hampton was whining and allowed handling, he became tense with restraint.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Red Polo Hampton so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. In the care center, he displays a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the intensity of mounting people Red Polo Hampton has displayed at the care center, we recommend an adult only home. Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the potential for social hyperarousal displayed at the care center, 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: : Social hyperarousal,Anxiety
Potential challenges comments:: Social hyperarousal: Red Polo Hampton has mounted people at the care center and has become increasingly harder to distract and more intensely focused. He may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to remain calm in the presence of people. Any time that Red Polo Hampton mounts someone, they should walk away and separate themselves from him. If this behavior poses a problem in his new home, guidance should be sought from a professional trainer/behaviorist. Anxiety: Red Polo Hampton appears anxious in the care center, whining and focusing on the exit during his assessment. We have no history on him in a home, so we do not know if this behavior will be present outside of the care center. If it does occur, we recommend giving him puzzle toys, long walks, and things to do to relieve his anxiety. Positive reinforcement, reward based training only should be used.
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