TO BE KILLED 5/30/2019
DUMPED AT THE SHELTER WITH WOUNDS AROUND HIS NECK!!
Poor Mr. Blue did not start his life with the best of owners! Evidence of trauma seen: YES Evidence of cruelty seen: YES He arrived at the shelters with wounds around his neck due to the improper use of a choke or prong collar. Yet he is THE NICEST SWEETEST BOY - At intake -
Soliciting pets and affection, relaxed body language, wagging tail. Allowed all handling. Additional notes rave just how sweet he is! Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures. Dumped because he did not get along with his family’s cat, Mr Blue would likely do best as your one and only! So Please help this SWEETHEART find the forever family that he so deserves! SHARE pledge FOSTER adopt and #SAVEMRBLUE now!
Mr. Blue #57170
Neutered male gray dog
@ Brooklyn Animal Care Center
About 1 years old
Weight 53 lbs
Owner surrender on 19-May-2019, with the surrender reason stated as animal behavior - not good with resident animals.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Mr. Blue was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; While Mr. Blue remains highly social when interacting with handlers, he remains challenging to manage in the care center as his reactivity passing other dogs appears intense at this time, likely exacerbated due to the shelter environment though we cannot be certain whether this may appear outside of the care center. Mr. Blue was observed to escalate to redirecting and a biting a handler, no skin was broken. We feel Mr. Blue would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner at this time. Mr. Blue is otherwise healthy.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 53 lbs
Post Surgery Note
Estimated age: 1 year
Microchip noted on Intake? No
Microchip Number (If Applicable):
Subjective: BARH, no coughing/sneezing/vomiting/diarrhea
Observed behavior: Soliciting pets and affection, relaxed body language, wagging tail. Allowed all handling.
Evidence of cruelty seen: Yes, possible collar marks
Evidence of trauma seen: Yes, possible collar marks
OP: Mucous membranes pink and moist. CRT <2. No calculus/gingivitis.
EENT: Eyes, ears, and nares clear bilaterally, no discharge noted.
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: Multifocal superficial 1-3 cm abrasions around neck in the area of the collar, no discharge or swelling. 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.
-Wounds (likely rope burns or abrasions from tight/choker collar, healing well)
Okay for surgery
Hx: 3/15 Intake, diagnosed with wounds (likely collar/choker related) that are healing well
3/18 had a request to check for vomiting
SO: BAR, good appetite, no noted elimination, good energy level, soliciting attention
No csvd noted no d/c present
EENT: Eyes clear, no head shake or ear scratching noted
Lungs: eupneic, good rr/re
MSI: clean and shiny coat, ambulatory, no obvious bleed or wounds, neck appears clean and dry, no discharge, odor or swelling
No presence of vomitus noted in the kennel
A: wound - seemingly improving
P: CTM at BACC
OK for Glendale
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1 year
Microchip noted on Intake? positive 985113002487744
History : return. Previously here 3/19/19-wound from collar. 3/19-neutered
Observed Behavior - very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures.
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
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
Post Surgery Note
Pre-surgical exam, anesthesia, and surgery performed by ASPCA. Green linear tattoo placed on ventral abdomen.
Dispensed Carprofen 100mg - 1 tablet PO SID x 1 more day to Adoptions on 3/20/19.
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
Mr. Blue had a loose body and wiggly tail when staff approached him. He allowed to be scanned, collared and did jump up on the counselor's lap and chest as he was pet. He was listening to sit and allowed staff to give him multiple treats.
Date of Intake: 3/15/2019
Basic Information:: Mr. Blue is a gray and white male dog that was brought to the center due to not getting along with cats. He has been to the vet in April and apparent health concerns.
Previously lived with:: 4adults, 1 cat
How is this dog around strangers?: Mr. Blue is friendly around strangers and will stiff them and even allow them to pet him.
How is this dog around children?: Mr. Blue has not been around children so behavior is unknown.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Mr. Blue has been around both small and large dogs but he will growl at them and does get tense around them.
How is this dog around cats?: Mr. Blue has lived with a cat in the home but he will become focused on the cat and try to chase the cat as well. He will not growl but will bark at cats.
Resource guarding:: Mr. Blue does not resource guard.
Bite history:: No bite history.
Other Notes:: Mr. Blue is taken out to use the bathroom around 6:30 and then eats about a hour later. and follows that schedule every 2/3 hours.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: No medical notes.
For a New Family to Know: Mr.Blue is a friendly dog who likes to eat his dry food, specificly Blue buffalo. He does like wet food as well. He enjoys playing with all sorts of toys like kongs and rope just to name a few. He also follows you around when your home and is also albe to stay home alone even in a crate. He is crate trained and does well for about 2-3 hours. He often times sleeps where ever or even in his crate. He enjoys baths and sits like a good boy! He does like to be brushed but has nevr had his nails trimmed. He only knows the command sit but is able to learn a whole lot more.
Date of intake:: 5/19/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 4 adults, 1 cat
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly
Behavior toward children:: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs:: Growls, becomes tense around larger and smaller dogs
Behavior toward cats:: Chases, barks at resident cat
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Friendly
Other Notes:: 3/15/2019, Stray with no known history, 1st stay in the care center
Date of assessment:: 5/20/2019
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Moderate to hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: Hard barking, growling, lunging
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Highly social
Call over: Approaches readily
Soft handling: Seeks contact, leans into pets
Exuberant handling: Seeks contact, leans into pets
Jog: Follows, engages in exuberant play, readily settles
Knock Comments: No response
Toy comments: Snaps upon approach
Summary:: According to Mr. Blue's previous owner, he has been around both small and large dogs but he will growl at them and does get tense around them.
5/20: Mr. Blue enters the play yard screeching and pulling hard on the leash upon seeing a novel female dog. He is collared and walked into the pen with a handler. Mr. Blue saw the novel female, charged at the gate, began to jump on the gate while baring his teeth and snarling. The gate is not opened due to his behavior and an off-leash interaction is not conducted.
Mr. Blue was surrendered as a stray, so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
3/17: Mr. Blue enters the play yard screeching and pulling hard on the leash upon seeing a novel female dog. He is collared and walked into the pen with a handler. Mr. Blue saw the novel female, charged at the gate, began to jump on the gate while baring his teeth and snarling. The gate is not opened due to his behavior and an off-leash interaction is not conducted.
Date of intake:: 5/19/2019
Summary:: Loose bodied, wiggly, attention seeking
Date of initial:: 5/19/2019
Summary:: Sweet, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Mr. Blue displays a high level of energy in the care center, we recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct his energy and enthusiasm.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 5/23: Mr. Blue was pulling hard on leash as a handler kept him on a short lead through the hallway to return him to his kennel due to his reactive behavior. Another handler checked that other dogs were not in sight, but Mr. Blue became frustrated and redirected biting and releasing the handler’s stomach then began to thrash. She loosened the rope and he stopped. He did not break skin but left three red scratches.
5/22: During his morning walk, Mr. Blue became reactive towards the other dogs in the shelter. When the handler continued to walk to increase the distances between Mr. Blue and the other dogs, Mr. Blue redirected his frustration onto him; biting and releasing. He did not break skin.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: New Hope Only
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13),No cats,Single-pet home,Recommend no dog parks,Place with a New Hope partner
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the observed resource guarding in the care center, we feel Mr. Blue would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment.
Single-pet home/recommend no dog parks: Due to the concerning behaviors that Mr. Blue has shown during playgroup (see DOG-DOG SUMMARY), we feel that Mr. Blue should not visit dog parks and be the only resident dog. The Behavior Department recommends that he be socialized in a more controlled setting until his behavior towards other dogs can be further addressed. Reward-based, force-free training can be utilized to help Mr. Blue associate dogs with things he enjoys like toys or treats.
No cats: In his previous home environment, Mr. Blue is reported to have not done well with the resident cat in the home. He would bark at and chase the cat. We advise against placing Mr. Blue into a home with cats or any other smaller animals at this time.
Place with a New Hope partner: While Mr. Blue remains highly social when interacting with handlers, he remains challenging to manage in the care center as his reactivity passing other dogs appears intense at this time, likely exacerbated due to the shelter environment though we cannot be certain whether this may appear outside of the care center. Mr. Blue was observed to escalate to redirecting and a biting a handler, no skin was broken. We feel Mr. Blue would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner at this time; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Mr. Blue to new and unfamiliar situations.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Mr. Blue was observed to snap upon approach while engaged with a toy item in the care center, please see handout on Resource guarding.
Mr. Blue has been observed to lunge, growl and hard bark at passing dogs during walks, please see handout on Leash reactivity.
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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).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.