INTAKE DATE: 05-09-2019
Mr. Brown? More like Mr. Handsome! ~ Mr. Brown is an 11 yr old senior who was surrendered due to the no pet policy in his owner's building. We can barely imagine how his parent must feel, after losing his old boy this way, a best friend and family member. Mr. Brown is a friendly and waggy big boy, a 115 lb teddy bear, outgoing around strangers, relaxed and playful around children, playful and well behaved when left home alone. He did very well on his behavioral assessment, earning himself a LEVEL 1 rating. Mr. Brown is a large boy though and he will need a parent that can hold him on the leash! Please share Mr. Brown for the right home and a future full of love!
Mr. Brown <3
MR. BROWN, ID# 62394, 8 yrs old, 115 lbs, Brooklyn Animal Care Center, Large Mixed Breed Cross, Brown / White Male,
Owner Surrender Reason: surrendered to BACC due to the no pet policy in the owner's building
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 1
Medical Behavior Rating:
INTAKE PROFILE - BASIC INFORMATION: Mr. Brown is approximately 7 years old. He is an unaltered male. He was surrendered to BACC due to the no pet policy in the owner's building. Mr. Brown previously lived with 1 adult. His owner state Mr. Brown is friendly and outgoing around strangers. Mr. Brown is relaxed and playful around children of all ages. He has not been around other dogs or cats, so it is unknown of the behavior. Mr. Brown does not resource guard his food or toys. He does not mind if you try to take it away. He has no bite history and is housetrained. His previous owner descrives his energy level as medium.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues? No
For a New Family to Know
Owner stated Mr. Brown is a friendly, affectionate and shy dog. When your home he tends to follow you around. He likes to play with balls, stuffed, squeaky and chew/bone toys. He likes to play chase. He is mostly indoors. He eats dry food about 2x a day. He is very house trained. He is well behaved when left in the house. When left in the yard he is well behaved but he do bark. He has never been crate trained. He knows ques such as sit, come and down. He plays in the yard. He pulls hard on the leash.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner surrender
Previously lived with: 1 Adult
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward children: Relaxed and playful (w/visiting children)
Behavior toward dogs: Unknown
Behavior toward cats: Unknown
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Mr. Brown is described as friendly, affectionate and shy with a medium level of energy.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Behavior Assessment Date: 5/10/2019
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Neutral body, tail high, ears forward, explores room somewhat, stays near handlers, readily accepts treats with soft mouth, panting, tail wagging, accepts contact
Call over: Approaches readily, soft
Soft handling: Neutral body, tail wagging, ears forward, tense head, distracted by outside noises, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Neutral body, tail wagging, ears forward, tense head, distracted by outside noises, accepts all contact
Jog: Follows handler, soft and loose, tail wagging
Knock Comments: Solicits attention when assistant exits, tail wagging; No response to knock; Approaches assistant, soft and loose, tail wagging
Toy comments: Minimal interest
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
According to Mr. Brown’s previous owner, Mr. Brown did not socialize with other dogs while in their care.
5/10: When off leash at the Care Centers, Mr. Brown greets the novel female dog on his tiptoes. He is sexually motivated and persistently sniffs the greeter’s genitals. He briefly walked away before returning to greet the helper dog.
5/11: Mr. Brown continued to be sexually motivated when greeting the helper dog. He followed her around the yard when she engaged in chase play and tolerated her paw slaps. He places his chin on her back when she is taking a break.
5/12: Mr. Brown continues to be sexually motivated but does not attempt to mount of place his chin on the female's back. He is tolerant of her paw slaps and muzzle punches. He briefly walks away before returning to the female.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 9-May-2019
Summary: Friendly, accepted contact, allowed all handling
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 9-May-2019
Summary: Loose body, wagging tail, some lip licking, some whale eye
ENERGY LEVEL: Mr. Brown has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during his interactions in the care center.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 1
Behavior Asilomar H - Healthy
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
Spay-Neuter Waiver Documentation
[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.
Estimated age: 8 years
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History: Owner surrender
Subjective: BARH, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting/diarrhea
Observed behavior: Loose body language, wagging tail. Some lip licking and whale eye during exam.
Evidence of cruelty seen: No
Evidence of trauma seen: No
OP: Mucous membranes pink and moist. CRT <2. Mild calculus/gingivitis.
EENT: Ears and nares clear bilaterally, no discharge noted. Nuclear sclerosis OU.
CV: No murmurs or arrhythmias, pulses strong and synchronous.
RESP: Eupneic, no crackles/wheezes
GI: Soft, nonpainful, no palpable masses.
UG: Male intact, two descended testicles, no discharge
INT: Good hair coat, no areas of alopecia or pruritus, no ectoparasites or masses noted.
MS: Ambulatory x4, no pain on palpation of epaxials
NEURO: Mentation appropriate, cranial nerves intact, no deficits noted.
-Recommend full bloodwork with placement
Permanent waiver due to age
* TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *
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Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309
* NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM *
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).