TO BE KILLED – 6/11/2019
He was just a happy puppy, starting out his life.....
A friendly, outgoing, affectionate puppy whose dad said that his favorite thing about DIESEL was that he knew commands – like sit and paw! And that his favorite things in the world were “eating” and “sleeping.” Sounds perfect right? Well it was. At least for a while, till the crappy landlord said that Diesel was not welcome. What is it with landlords? They break up families and don’t care that these poor pups are then shipped off to scary shelters, where they are so frightened. They tuck their tails, fall to the floor and alligator roll. This is not what Diesel deserved. He was a wonderful boy, a happy, fun, carefree boy just starting out his life, who thought that he’d be loved for all of that life. With summer coming he looked forward to walks and hikes and days at the pond, playing tug or chase with his family. He is a sweet, sweet, dog who is just sad and trembling and alone. Please save his life. This is not where a puppy should end his life. Crate trained, and those commands, people. Come on, Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this wonderful little man.
DIESEL, ID# 64258, 1.5 Yrs. Old, 61.6 lbs, Unaltered Male
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Brown / Black
Owner Surrender Reason: Landlord won’t allow
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3 (no children under Age 13)
AT RISK NOTE: Diesel has remained fearful in the care center and would benefit from a slow approach along with reward based training. Medically, Diesel was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
INTAKE NOTE – DATE OF INTAKE, 5/29/2019: Upon intake behavior Diesel's tail was tucked, he stiffened up when counselor attempted to leash him, and alligator rolled in an attempt to get leash off once on. Minimal handling was done at this time.
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Diesel is an unaltered male, large mixed breed, brown 1 year and 6 month old dog that was surrendered because his owner could no longer keep him. He lived with one adult. Owner stated that around strangers Diesel is friendly and outgoing. Diesel has never spent time around children. Diesel has never spent time around other dogs. Diesel has never spent time around other cats. Owner stated that Diesel will growl when you approach his food or bowl while he's eating. He has no known bite history. Diesel is partially housetrained. He has a high energy level.
Other Notes:: Previous owner stated that Diesel is not bothered by having his treats, bones, or toys taken away. Diesel is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture. Diesel is not bothered if someone disturbs him while he's sleeping. Previous owner stated that Diesel will run away when you attempt to give him a bath. He does however enjoy being brushed. Diesel is not bothered by having his nails trimmed. He will bark when someone unfamiliar approaches the house or his human. He has never had a medical issue and has no known medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Previous owner stated that Diesel's personality can best be described as friendly, affectionate, playful, confident, and excitable. Diesel's energy level is high. Previous owner stated that some of his favorite things about Diesel are that he knows commands. They include sit and paw. Diesel's favorite activities include eating and sleeping. Previous owner stated when at home Diesel tends to follow you around. His favorite toys are balls, stuffed animals and squeaky toys. Diesel's favorite games include chasing and tugging. Diesel has been kept mostly indoors. He sleeps in a cage in the bed room. Previous owner stated that Diesel is use to eating Beneful wet and dry food two times a day. His favorite treats are milk bones. Diesel is mostly house trained. Previous owner stated that he will only use the bathroom in the house when he cannot walk him. Diesel prefers to go to the bathroom in the grass, and is well-behaved when left alone at home. Previous owner stated that Diesel was crate trained in a metal cage. He is use to going on brisk walks on the leash. Previous owner stated that Diesel pulls lightly on the leash, and is use to going on walks once a day.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment:: 6/3/2019
Strength and pulling: Hard
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: Darting back and forth, tail tucked, body low
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Fearful – avoids; tense; cowers
Call over: No approach – nervous, tense Sociability comments: Body tense, avoids
Soft handling: Fearful
Fearful Comments: Body tense, panting
Jog: Moves away, seeks exit
Arousal comments: Panics, thrashes on leash
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: None
Toy: Grips, firm
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: When introduced off leash to dogs, Diesel is fearful and keeps to himself.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake:: 5/29/2019
Summary:: Tucked tail, alligator rolled when on leash, minimal handling preformed
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR - Date of initial:: 5/31/2019
Summary:: Tense, termbling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Diesel is described as having a high level of activity. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments:: No children: Due to the high level of anxiety and fear Diesel displays at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Potential challenges: : House soiling,Resource guarding,Fearful,Anxiety
Potential challenges comments:: House soiling: Diesel is reported to have accidents in the home. Please see handout on House Soiling. Resource guarding: Diesel is reported to growl when approached while eating. He should be left alone while eating. Please see handout on Resource Guarding. Fearful: Diesel is very fearful at the care center and panics on leash, thrashing and attempting to flee. He often avoids handlers. Diesel may need professional, positive reinforcement training to teach him to be more comfortable with his environment and with walking on leash. Please see handout on Decompression Period. Anxiety: Diesel is highly anxious at the care center, panting, pacing, and whining. As this behavior was not reported in his previous home, we do not know how or if it will present in a future home environment. Please see handout on Anxiety.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
[DVM Intake] DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~2 yr Microchip noted on Intake? None Microchip Number (If Applicable): History : Owner surrender Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior - Very fearful, trembling during exam, muzzled for intake tasks, did not attempt to bite during exam Evidence of Cruelty seen - None Evidence of Trauma seen - None Objective T = none taken P = 90 bpm R = panting BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: scant dental tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, 2 testicles descended MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: not performed Assessment: ~2 yr MI Pitbull Mix Fearful Prognosis: Medically-good Plan: Behavior evaluation Received gabapentin 600 mg and trazodone 125 mg PO for intake exam Consider keeping him on gabapentin and trazodone after his behavior evaluation SURGERY: Okay for surgery-needs HWT at time of surgery
Hx: has been sneezing bar h eent- clear dc from nostrils; a little congested eating well A) CIRDC P) enrofloxacin- 204mg sig: 1 1/2 tab po sid x 14 d's probiotics- 1 capsule sid po x 14 d's move to iso
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Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
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