TO BE KILLED - 6/15/2019
How does a young fella stand out in a crowd?? Charm the pants off them, that's exactly what Cooper demonstrates. This super friendly, attention seeking, soft bodied and social greeter knows a thing or ten about winning people over. His big brown eyes, supersized smile, and lush, downy coat are just the beginning. Cooper knows the competition is Ruff, so he will drop and roll, stand up to greet, and showed his willingness to cooperate for a medical exam while wearing a muzzle. Pretty impressive! This youngster has lots of happy energy, super playful, treat motivated, and assumes all people are friends. He's mid sized and full of vibrancy. It's easy to love him! He recently arrived at the shelter, sadly he was no sooner listed to be destroyed. If you are interested in saving this cheerful baby boy through fostering or adopting, please reach out to this page.
Hello, my name is Cooper
My animal id is #64691
I am a male brown brindle dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old, 50 lbs
Came into shelter as a agency June 2, 2019
Cooper is at risk for medical and behavioral reasons. Cooper was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Cooper has shown dog reactivity and has become difficult to manage at the care center, and will need behavior modification and reward based training.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 50.8 lbs
Vet Notes 4/06/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Microchip noted on Intake?n
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Observed Behavior - wags tail, food motivated, alert. will hard stare sometimes. became very hyper when he heard cats meowing. allowed muzzled exam
Evidence of Cruelty seen -n
Evidence of Trauma seen -n
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam:front teeth clean
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
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
Okay for surgery
BAR in kennel.
EN -- coughing, serous nasal discharge
enrofloxacin 1 1/4 tablet PO q24h x 10 days
cerenia 60mg tablet -- give 1 tablet PO q24h x 4 days
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue
Cooper allowed for all handling during the intake process. Cooper allowed the counselor to collar him as well as pet him on the head and his back.
Date of Intake: 6/2/2019
Basic Information:: Cooper is a male adult large mixed breed dog. He came into the shelter as a stray.
Previously lived with:: Unknown
How is this dog around strangers?: Cooper seems very excitable and friendly around strangers. This is shown by a very loose body and a wagging tail when greeting the intake counselors.
How is this dog around children?: This was not observed as Cooper came in as a stray.
How is this dog around other dogs?: This was not observed as Cooper came in as a stray; however, in the shelter, he seems to be dog reactive as he will bark and lounge at other dogs in passing.
How is this dog around cats?: This was not observed as Cooper came in as a stray.
Resource guarding:: This was not observed as Cooper came in as a stray.
Bite history:: No known bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: very high
Medical Notes: Medical history is unknown as Cooper came in as a stray.
For a New Family to Know: Cooper seems like a very friendly and excitable dog. He seems to have a lot of energy especially when meeting new people. When given treats, he seems to know how to sit as he will sit when the treats are taken out.
Date of intake:: 6/2/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 6/3/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Extreme
Leash walking comments: Lunges towards them, hard barks. Also barks on the walk not directing the barking towards anything.
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): High;y social
Call over: Approaches readily
Sociability comments: Body soft
Soft handling: Seeks contact
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact
Comments: Body soft, leans into pets, rolls on back
Jog: Engages in play (exuberant)
Arousal comments: Jumps up
Knock: Approaches (exuberant)
Knock Comments: Jumps up
Toy: No response
Toy comments: None
Summary:: Due to high levels of concerning behavior toward dogs (lunging, growling, snapping toward), a single dog home is recommended for Cooper. He should be kept out of dog park environments or areas of high dog traffic. A muzzle is recommended for outdoor walks.
6/3: When introduced to the helper dog through the gate, Brady lunges, growls, and snaps. He continues to remain fixated and growl until the helper dog is moved out of close proximity.
6/4: Cooper is introduced to a realistic prop dog walked on leash. From a distance, he begins to growl, rushes over, and bites.
ENERGY LEVEL:: We have no history on Cooper so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Cooper has shown reactivity towards dogs throughout his time at the care center. Cooper will attempt to cage fight when being walked into and out of the room, and will also bark at and pull towards dogs he sees on leash. Once he has started to react, he cannot be distracted with treats or calling.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks
Recommendations comments:: No young children: Due to the high level of jumping up seen at the care center, we recommend a home without young children. Older children who are comfortable around large, jumpy dogs should have an in-depth interaction prior to adoption.
Single pet home/no dog parks: See DOG-DOG.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: Cooper jumps up on people in a social manner. Please see handout on Basic Manners.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Cooper is very reactive on leash, lunging and hard barking at dogs and other things he passes. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
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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.
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 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.
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