TO BE KILLED - 6/13/2019
BOBBY'S FAMILY IS MOVING and can't take Bobby with them because they are moving to a place where pets (probably dogs) are not allowed. We can fuss all we want about how Bobby's family should have found a place where he's welcome but it didn't happen like that. The most important thing right now is that Bobby was surrendered to a kill shelter and now he is out of time. Bobby is a beautiful four year old dog who looks like he's been well cared for. He's a homeboy whose use to his family and their space and their way of doing things so he's been terrified at the shelter. He doesn't know those people and he took his commands in Spanish so Bobby's head is in a whirl right now. He has lost everything but we are going to try out best to make sure Bobby doesn't lose what's truly precious and thats his life. At just four years of age, Bobby has a lot more life to live and loads of love to give. Please help share Bobby for his second chance.
Hello, my name is Bobby
My animal id is #65129
I am a male white dog at the
Brooklyn Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old, 65 lbs
Came into shelter as owner surrender Jun 6, 2019
Reason Stated: MOVING - NO PETS ALLOWED
Bobby is rescue only
Bobby was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although he has shown some improvement with certain handlers, Bobby remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. We feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace. Bobby was diagnosed with Otitis externa.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 65 lbs
Vet Notes 7/06/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 4y
Microchip noted on Intake? no
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
History : owner surrender
Subjective: BARH, normal appetite, no elimination concerns. Had to be sedated with 0.5ml dex and torb
Observed Behavior - hard barking and showing teeth in the kennel. was muzzled and had to be sedated
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = wnl
R = wnl
EENT: Eyes clear, ears AU dried ceruminous debris, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: muzzled
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: male intact 2 testicles soft symmetric, no leakage or discharge
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: visually normal
Assessment otitis ext
Plan: behavior consult
ear cleaning and Claro during surgery
Okay for surgery
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 5. Red
Upon intake no handling was done by counselor. Bobby was growling, barking and trying to lunge at the counselor.
Date of Intake: 6/6/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Not Applicable
Basic Information:: Bobby is approximately 4 years old. He is an unaltered male. He was surrendered to BACC due to the owner moving and is unable to bring the dog with him.
Previously lived with:: 3 adults
How is this dog around strangers?: Owner stated Bobby does not allow any handling by strangers. He will bark, growl and try to lunge.
How is this dog around children?: Has not been around children so it is unknown of the behavior.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Has not been around other dogs so it is unknown of the behavior.
How is this dog around cats?: Has not been around cats so it is unknown of the behavior.
Resource guarding:: Owner stated Bobby does not resource guard his food or toys. He is not bothered if your try to take it away.
Bite history:: None
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: When any unfamiliar person animal approaches the house he barks, growl and tries to lunge.
For a New Family to Know: Owner stated Bobby is a friendly dog once he gets to know you. When your home he likes to be in the same room as you. He likes to play with balls and squeaky toys. He likes to play fetch. He is mostly indoors. He eats dry food 1 big cup a day. He is house trained. He is not bothered being groomed. He is well behaved when left alone in the house. He has been crate trained. He knows ques sit, come, down in Spanish. He brisk walks on leashes.
Date of intake:: 6/6/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 3 Adults
Behavior toward strangers:: Bark, growls, lunges
Behavior toward children:: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs:: Unknown
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Bobby is described as friendly, once he warms up, with a high level of energy.
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Tense-neutral body, low tail, ears back, some panting, easily startled by outside noises, distracted by outside noises, approaches handlers, accepts contact, conflicted behavior, wary overall, growled when hearing noises outside
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Soft handling: Tense body, lip licking, ears back-neutral, open mouth, panting, distracted by outside noises, low tail, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Tense body, lip licking, ears back-neutral, open and closed mouth, panting, distracted by outside noises, low tail, accepts all contact
Jog: Engages in play with handler, jumps up and mouths leash, soft and loose, tail wagging; Recovers with redirection, does not escalate
Knock Comments: No response to knock; Approaches assistant when enters, but does not solicit attention and moves away
Toy comments: Minimal interest
Summary:: According to Bobby’s previous owner, Bobby did not socialized with other dogs while in their care.
6/7: Bobby was uncomfortable with handling. He offered appropriate warnings- stiff body, whales eyes and yelps- so all attempts to collar him was stopped. He greeted the novel female dog, at the gate, with a neutral soft posture.
Date of intake:: 6/6/2019
Summary:: Growled, barked, lunged toward staff; No handling performed
Date of initial:: 6/7/2019
Summary:: Hard barked, bared teeth; Sedated for exam
ENERGY LEVEL:: Bobby was observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during his interactions in the care center.
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 (under 13): Due to Bobby's overall level of fear, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: Although he has shown some improvement with certain handlers, Bobby remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. We feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace. Force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Bobby to new and unfamiliar situations.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Kennel presence
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Bobby exhibits overall fearful behavior and is wary of interacting with most handlers. He has been observed to escalate to growling, barking and lunging toward staff members during his intake exam. Bobby has also been observed to lunge toward his kennel door, growl, bare teeth and hard bark when a staff member approaches his kennel. Please refer to the handout for Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
Kennel presence: Bobby has been observed to lunge toward his kennel door, growl, bare teeth and hard bark when a staff member approaches his kennel. Please refer to the handout for Kennel presence.
BOBBY IS RESCUE ONLY…..TO SAVE THIS PUP YOU MUST FILL OUT APPLICATIONS WITH AT LEAST 3 NEW HOPE RESCUES. PLEASE HURRY!!!
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PLEASE SHARE THIS DOG FOR A HOME TO SAVE HIS LIFE.