TO BE KILLED – 9/12/2017
FLASH’s family is moving out of the country, and he’s being left behind. He loved his family, including the many children ages 6 – 9 and the small Yorkie who was his Best Friend (they slept together)! Flash was with his family since he was a small puppy, so of course he is anxious and nervous and wondering what he is doing at the worst kill shelter in all of NYC. But he is trying his best, and did beautifully in his safer – he rocked it as a matter of fact! He was a polite greeter in doggy playgroup too, though he prefers pups who are as respectful and polite as he is. When he gets anxious and remembers that he has been abandoned, he chews on his leash, a sign of stress (many of us on the MLD teams have pups who did that at the shelter, but once in a family home and given time to decompress and relax, this behavior resolved). FLASH has a lot of puppy enthusiasm, he loves to play, he adores toys, and he needs the kind of training that all puppies get but that he never got – he needs calming exercises like “place” or “down” and the command “drop it/leave it” so he understands that if he drops a ball, you can then throw it for him, making the game a LOT MORE FUN! He has a heart of pure gold, and there’s not a bad bone in his whole beautiful body. He just needs an experienced adopter with no young children so he can share all his wonderful gifts with a new family. Housetrained, bi-lingual (he knows Spanish and English!), he is affectionate, loving and sweet. Please save FLASH’s life. PM our page for assistance.
09/11/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Flash A1124488 is at risk due to being unable to thrive in the care center – Flash is difficult to return to his kennel, as he displays some reactivity while on leash, biting and tugging at the rope making this safety concern at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/06/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 62.0 LBS.
Canine DAPP Product Name:1-DAPPv Serial Number: 02121717A Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 09/30/17 Canine Bordetella Product Name: Intra-Trac3 Serial Number: 00541376B Location of Vaccination: IN Revaccination Date: 03/06/18 Rabies Product Name: 1-Rabies Serial Number: 182849 Location of Vaccination: RHL Revaccination Date: 09/06/18 Veterinarian: 1431 Pyrantel PO effipro- topical
09/06/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/06/17 10:31 Flash is a 3 year old unaltered male medium dog, he came to his family from a breeder when he was a puppy and was surrender due to the owner moving out of the country. He has no known health issues or injures and has no recent vet history. Flash is shy around strangers he will growl and bark at first but later becomes friendlier and approaches the individual. He has lived with children of ages 6-9 and is playful but exuberant because loves jumping on them and can be mouthy with his toys. Flash has also lived with a small Yorkie and was relaxed and gentle with the other dog as they would often sleep together. Flash has no bite history. Flash isn’t bothered when someone touches his food, but is mouthy when someone is playing with flash and his toys. During a bath time Flash tries to jump out and runs away. When an unfamiliar person come into the home Flash will growl and bark until he sniffs the person and relaxes. He was described as friendly, pushy, and affectionate with a high activity level. When the family is home he likes to be in the same room. Flash loves playing with balls and squeaky toys, and goes in the backyard or basement. He is feed dry or wet food of the pedigree brand twice a day and Flash is house-trained and goes out on the grass or cement. While home alone the garbage bin is open he will eat out of the trash, so he is sometimes tied up outside and has never been crate trained. Flash is bilingual and know command sit in Spanish and English. Flash goes on brisk walk on leash and pulls hard. Upon intake When the Counselor first approached he growled and sniffed the counselor leg. While the admission office Flash began to become more comfortable and approached the counselor for soft pets on his head, and jump on the counselor lap. He did try to mount the counselor leg and once removed he relaxed. He was collared and a photo was taken.
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09/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 9/6/17 Unaltered male, owner surrender (length of time in previous home 3 years) Previously lived with: Adults, children ages (6-9years old), and 1 Yorkshire terrier. Behavior toward strangers: Flash is shy around strangers, initially growls and barks, but warms up. Behavior toward children: Playful, and exuberant Behavior toward dogs: Relaxed Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Flash is described as friendly, pushy, and affectionate with a high activity level. SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/9/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, and his tail is between his legs, body tense, mouth open, tremble, ears back, anxious. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body tense, attempts to exit. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Flank squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy 1: No interest. Summary: During the handling assessment Flash was tense, and uncomfortable; though he tolerated all handling. He remained anxious, and attempts to exit in between items. PLAYGROUP: When off leash at the Care Center, Flash is briefly tense but softens his body when introduced to a group of calm dogs. He explores his surroundings, mostly keeping to himself. According to Flash’s previous owner, Flash was relaxed around the resident Yorkie. The Behavior Department recommends that Flash be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match his calm demeanor. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 9/6/17 At intake when the Counselor approached Flash growled, then sniffed the counselor legs. While in the admissions office Flash became more comfortable, and readily approached the counselor. IN SHELTER BEHAVIOR: Flash becomes rope reactive upon being returned to his kennel. When nearing his kennel he balks and then bits at the rope multiple times until he has a firm grip, and then proceeds to tug on the rope until the handler walks him out of the room. We are only able to move him very quickly into and out of his kennel. Due to the challenges and subsequent safety concerns that arise while moving Flash in and out of his kennel, the Behavior Team does not feel that he is a suitable candidate for the adoptions room.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR 9/6/17 At intake when the Counselor approached Flash growled, then sniffed the counselor legs. While in the admissions office Flash became more comfortable, and readily approached the counselor. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 9/6/17 Flash allowed a limited examination. He was muzzled due to lunging/growling. ENERGY LEVEL: His previous owner describes Flash as a friendly, confident, and affectionate dog. In the care center Flash has been active and enthusiastic. He may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when he becomes overstimulated. Flash will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experienced adopter, adult-only home _X_ No children (under 13)- While Flash showed no issues with the children in the home, he has shown a number of warning and distance-increasing behaviors to different handling triggers. Due to these behaviors we recommend an experienced adopter and an adult-only home. Potential challenges: _X_ Fearful-Flash is timid with new people. He manages his stress well and has not escalated from a growl, but he does need time to warm up to new people. He does best with a slow approach, and should be permitted to greet new people at his own pace and to initiate interaction (rather than being approached and pet immediately by a new person) so he has time to adjust and become comfortable before he is handled. He should be spoken to softly and gently. _X_ Anxiety- Flash has shown some signs of potential anxiety in the care center, tense, and attempts to exit continually through the SAFER and through play sessions outside. This behavior was not reported at intake, the owner profile does not note anxiety so we cannot be certain whether this behavior will continue in a future home, or whether it is specific to the shelter environment.
09/07/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash at the Care Center, Flash is briefly tense but softens his body when introduced to a group of calm dogs. He explores his surroundings, mostly keeping to himself. According to Flash’s previous owner, Flash was relaxed around the resident Yorkie. The Behavior Department recommends that Flash be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match his calm demeanor. 9/7: Flash briefly greets the novel female dog with a neutral body. He investigates the pens and its smell, mostly keeping to himself. 9/8-9/11: In a group of calm dogs, Flash explores his surroundings, while keeping to himself. He briefly displays a tense body when greeting a novel male, but softens his posture as the session continues.
09/06/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam: limited exam due to behaviour Estimated age: 2 years Microchip noted on Intake? no History : surrender Subjective: BAR, hydrated Observed Behavior – Limited exam, muzzled, lunges/growling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = 120 R = 20 BCS: 4 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not performed PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: male intact, both testes descended and symm. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: apparently healthy Plan: continue to monitor at BACC Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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FLASH, A1124488, BROOKLYN CC
@ 3 YRS. OLD, 62.0 LBS.
PIT BULL MIX, UNALTERED MALE
OWNER SURRENDER REASON: MOVE2PRIVA
SHELTER ASSESSMENT RATING: EXPNOCHILD
FLASH, A1124488 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon on SEPT 12
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