INTAKE DATE: 05-02-2019
I'm shy, I'm pretty, I'm unique I'm affectionate. My favorite activity is playing fetch with children and running around the park. When in the house I follow people around and enjoy being in the same room with them. My favorite toys are balls, stuffed animals, and chew bones. My favorite games are fetch, chase, and tug. I'm housebroken, I love long walks, I previously lived with 2 adults, 2 children and 1 dog. But they betrayed me, and now I'm alone and lonely and dreaming of a new family to love me forever.
A volunteer writes: "Diamond Goodall is just as precious and well-behaved as her name suggests, a gentle family dog whose affectionate heart opens up more and more each day. Keen to explore the park and meet new four-legged friends, she walks like a champ on leash, seems very house trained and is always ready to show off her impeccable sitting skills for a tasty treat. I was lucky enough to share some snuggles with Diamond during our photo shoot, and she gave me thank you kisses in return--too cute! We've yet to see this shy beauty's silly side at the Care Center, but we're told her hobbies include playing fetch with the kids and running around the park, that her favorite toys are balls and stuffed animals, and her favorite games are fetch, chase and tug. A priceless treasure just waiting to be polished to her brightest self by the unconditional love of a forever family, Diamond Goodall can't wait to go home sweet home. Look for this hidden gem at our Manhattan Care Center today.
DIAMOND GODELL, ID# 61723, 7 Yrs., 43 lbs., Spayed Female
Manhattan ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Tan / White
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating:
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Diamond Goodall is a large mixed breed, altered, female. She came in as an owner surrender. She previously lived with 2 adults, 2 children and 1 dog. Diamond Goodall is said to be shy for a few minutes with strangers. It is said that with some she will bark and others she will warm up quickly. When playing with adults it is said that she plays gently. Diamond Goodall has previously lived with children of all ages, ranging from new born to teenagers. It is said that she is usually tolerant and respect towards children but has recently been barking at a baby in the house hold. Diamond Goodall previously live with a small mixed breed dog, who is 1 years old. It is said that she was respectful and playful with the dog, and that she plays gently with him. When on leash and on walks, it is said that she will growl, bark, and lunge at dogs in a seeming non-friendly way. Her behavior around cats is unknown. She has no known resource guarding and no bite history. Diamond Goodall is housetrained and her previous owner describes her energy level as high.
Other Notes: It is said that Diamond Goodall is non-reactive with storms and fireworks. It is also said that she is non-reactive when her food, toys, and treats are being taken away, when being taken off of furniture, when being restrained, when being disturbed while sleeping, being given a bath, and when unfamiliar people approach family members. It is said that she is afraid when having her coat brushed, and will bark when unfamiliar people approach the house. It is unknown how she will react to having her nails trimmed. She has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Diamond Goodall is described as shy, affectionate, and anxious. It is said that her favorite activity is playing fetch with children and running around the park. When in the house it is said that she will follow people around and enjoys being in the same room as the family. Her favorite toys are said to be balls, stuffed animals, and chew bones. Her favorite games are said to be fetch, chase, and tug. She was kept indoors and is use to sleeping in a crate. It is said that she is comfortable in a crate for up to 8 hours. She as fed dry food that was always available. It is said that she is house trained and will rarely have accidents in the house. When left alone in the house, it is said that she is well behaved. She knows the commands sit, stay, and come. For exercise she is use to slow walks on leash or runs in the park. It is said that she doesn't pull when on leash and will wander but come when call off leash.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 5-May-2019
Strength and pulling: Light
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful, tail tucked, trembles
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Soft handling: Accepts contact, leans in, trembles
Exuberant handling: Accepts contact, leans in, trembles
Jog: Follows, low bodied, fearful
Knock Comments: No response
Toy comments: Minimal interest
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 2-May-2019
Summary: Fearful, tail tucked
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial: 3-May-2019
Summary: Tense, shaking, tail tucked
ENERGY LEVEL: Diamond Goodall is reported to have a high energy level in her previous home environment. We recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children (under 13): Due to Diamond Goodall's overall level of fear and timidity, we feel as though she would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment.
Potential challenges: Fearful, Anxiety, On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
Potential challenges comments: Diamond Goodall is reported to lunge and bark at dogs while on leash in her previous home environment, this behavior has not been observed in the care center, however please refer to handout on Leash Reactivity.
Diamond Goodall remains highly fearful in the care center and is reported to be shy in her previous home environment, observed to bark at strangers at times, please see handout on Fearful and Defensive aggression.
Diamond Goodall is reported to be anxious in her previous home environment; in the care center she appears to pace and whine during interactions at times. Please see handout on Generalized Anxiety.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: ~7yrs based on O hx.
Microchip noted on Intake? scanned negative. placed by LVT History : Owner surrender due to patient being reportedly dog reactive and barking at home. Subjective / Observed Behavior - BAR; tense and shaking during exam. Ears pinned back. Tail tucked tightly between legs and with the tip wagging rapidly when soft talk or petting occurs. Muzzled for exam. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none. Evidence of Trauma seen - none. Objective:
BCS 5/9, EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: did not examine due to muzzle being in place. PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: No murmur ausculted; CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Tense, Non painful. difficult to palpate due to tense muscles. U/G: spayed female. scar seen. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. some staining and pressure sores on feet. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Rectal: externally normal. Assessment
apparently healthy. Prognosis: excellent. Plan: recommend behavioral assessment.
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Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
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*** 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).