TO BE KILLED 5/16/19
Meet the Champion of Cat Naps - Nuka AKA Mr. Adorable! <3 Nuka is a friendly, playful and cute gentleman. Nuka lived in harmony with a another male dog and was playful and respectful around him. Nuka wags his tail the entire time. He will sit on command, gives his paw and takes his treats very gently. Nuka loses his home, due to his family moving to a place where there are no pets allowed. He is hoping to find a new place to call home, a new family to love and to have fun with ~ and to stay a part of forever! Please share sweet Nuka for his happily ever after!
A volunteer writes:
If you’re looking for a floppy-eared dog who thinks he’s a cat, we have just the guy for you! Come meet Nuka today!
Mr. Adorable <3
NUKA, ID# 59638, 6 yrs old, 64 lbs, Brooklyn Animal Care Center, Medium Mixed Breed Cross, Tan / White Neutered Male,
Owner Surrender Reason: owner moving into a no pet place
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Nuka is a six year old tan and white medium male dog that was surrendered to the center due to the owner moving into a no pet place. He had him for the past four years. Nuka doesn't have any known health issue and has not been to the vet in the past two years. Nuka previously lived with two adults, two children and one dog. He is friendly and outgoing around strangers. The owner stated that he will bark if a stranger approaches him too quickly. Nuka lived with a six year old child and a seven year old child. He was relaxed, very playful and respectful around them. Nuka also lived with a medium male dog and was very playful and respectful around him. Nuka didn't live with cats. Nuka´s owner did not report resource guarding with toys or food however he will growl and escalate to bite if a food bone is taken away from him. Nuka has no bite history with a person or an animal. He is housetrained and his owner describes his energy level as very high.
He is not bothered when removed from the furniture nor if he is disturbed while resting. He growls when being carried by strangers and when being bathed. He enjoys to be brushed and is not bothered if someone unfamiliar approaches the house. The owner never trimmed his nails therefore his behavior is unknown.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
He was described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. His favorite activity is to catch the ball. He likes to follow people around at home or he just stays at his favorite spot. He was kept indoors only and used to sleep with the owner. He was fed dry and wet food twice a day (half a can of wet food and a half a portion of dry) His favotite treats are Milk Bone. He is house-trained and goes potty on grass. He is well-behaved when left alone in the house. Nuka has never been crated. He listens to sit, lay and comes to say bye to you when you say "bye-bye" He is used to walks on leash for exercise, three times a day. He pulls hard when on the leash and will wander or run away when off the leash.
INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 10-Apr-2019: Behavior upon intake: Nuka seemed shy at the beginning however he started to wag his tail after giving him some treats. He was licking the counselor's hand and started to jump to her chest. Nuka started to bark when approached to collar him but allowed it after another attempt. He struggled when trying to put the leash on him but allowed it when he was near the door. He allowed to be collared and scanned. Nuka scanned negative for a microchip.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 2 Adults, 2 Children (6, 7), 1 Dog (Medium, Male)
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing, but barks if approached rapidly
Behavior toward children: Relaxed, playful and respectful (w/resident children)
Behavior toward dogs: Playful and respectful (w/resident dog)
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: Previous owner reported Nuka to exhibit resource guarding behavior over bones. He will growl and escalate to snapping when his bone is approached. No resource guarding reported over his food or toys.
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Nuka is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable with a very high level of energy.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES:
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft and loose body, wagging tail, readily accepts treats with soft mouth, stays near handlers, solicits attention, accepts contact
Call over: Approaches slowly, ears back and tail wagging, soft and loose
Soft handling: Soft, tail wagging, sits down, slow head flips, some lip licking, leans into and accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Soft, tail wagging, remains sitting, some lip licking, leans into and accepts all contact, somewhat distracted by outside noise
Jog: Follows handler, soft and loose, tail high and wagging
Knock Comments: Some whining, lip licking and yawned when assistant exits; One low bark with knock; Pulls hard toward door, accepts contact, tail wagging
Toy comments: Grips and relinquishes on first pass; Grips and moves away on second pass
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
According to Nuka's previous owner, He lived with a medium sized male dog. Nuka was very playful and respectful around him.
4/11: When off leash at the Care Center, Nuka is introduced to a novel female dog. He greets the female with a soft body but then becomes sexually motivated. He fixates on her genitals, but is interrupted by handlers and walks away to explore the pens.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 10-Apr-2019
Summary: Initially timid, some tail wags and accepts treats, licks and jumps up, barks when approached
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 11-Apr-2019
Summary: Loose and wiggly body, wagging tail, growled, whale eye, barked, muzzled
Nuka was observed to exhibit a low-medium level of energy during his interactions in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children (under 13): Although Nuka displays social behavior and accepts contact during his interactions, he was reported by his previous owner to display handling sensitivity and fearful behavior with the potential for defensive aggression, which were also observed during the initial interactions in the care center. Nuka was also reported by his previous owner to exhibit resource guarding behavior, which has not been observed in the care center. As a result, it is recommended that Nuka be placed in an adult only home to ensure his success. We advise safe and appropriate management when handling Nuka, as well as utilizing guidance from a qualified, professional trainer/behaviorist.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: Nuka is reported by his previous owner to exhibit resource guarding behavior over his bones in a home environment. He was observed to escalate to growling and snapping if approached. Please refer to the handout on Resource guarding.
Handling/touch sensitivity: Nuka is reported by his previous owner to exhibit handling sensitivity in a home environment. He is reported to growl if carried by strangers or when being bathed. This behavior has been observed when being handled during his medical exam and only escalated to barking. Please refer to the handout on Handling/touch sensitivity.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Nuka is reported by his previous owner to exhibit fearful behavior with potential for defensive aggression. He is reported to bark if approached too quickly by a stranger. Although he has shown improvement, this behavior has been observed during his initial interactions in the care center. Please refer to the handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 years according to o
Microchip noted on Intake? positive 985112004625312
History : o/s
Observed Behavior - came into the room loose, wiggly, wagging tail. Would intermittently growl. Muzzled for exam. Alternates from loose and wagging tail to growling and hard barking with whale eyes.
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: clean adult dentition, no oral lesions noted, limited oral exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
Start trazodone 150mg PO BID for shelter anxiety
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