TO BE KILLED 5/11/19
Super sweet, gentle, happy Hatchi. This adorable boy with his stunning eyes, endearing face, and easygoing ways is simply tail wagging and wonderful. He loves treats, making new friends, and is taking each day in stride at the shelter. If you are looking for a new best friend who will be just as happy cuddling on the sofa as he would be taking a long walk in the park with you, look no further. Hatchi is your boy. He’s neutered and more than ready to step into his new life! Don’t wait! Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance fostering or adopting this darling boy.
Hatchi making new friends
HATCHI, ID# 61180, 4 Yrs old, 51.2 lbs, Neutered Male
Brooklyn ACC, Medium Mixed Breed, Gray / White
Surrender Reason: Found Stray
Behavior upon intake: Hatchi had his tail tucked and whale eyes however he allowed to be collared and scanned by going slow. He was not interested in treats. Hatchi scanned positive for a microchip.
Date of Intake: 4/27/2019
Basic Information:: Hatchi is a gray and white medium male dog that was brought to the center as a stray.
Medical Behavior Rating: Blue
Date of intake:: 4/27/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history
Summary:: Leash Walking
Strength and pulling: Mild pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Neutral body, low tail wags, approaches handler slowly, some lip licking, explores, distracted by outside noises
Call over: Approaches readily, neutral, leans into handler
Soft handling: Neutral body, some lip licking, tucked tail, closed mouth, ears neutral, accepts all contact
Exuberant handling: Neutral body, tucked tail, ears neutral, closed mouth, accepts all contact
Jog: Follows handler, low and neutral
Knock Comments: Pulls toward door when assistant exits and whines; No response to knock; Approaches assistant
Toy comments: Minimal interest; Distracted
Summary:: Hatchi was surrendered as a stray so his past behavior around other dogs is unknown.
4/28: Hatchi was uncomfortable with handling, his body tensed and he would lower his head when an attempt was made to place a collar on him. His warning was respected and attempts to place a collar on him were suspended. He greeted a novel female dog through the gate and displayed a fearful body posture- ears back, tucked tail, lowered head, wide eyes.
4/29: Hatchi was successfully collared but still remains nervous. He greeted the female with a low body then explored the pens mostly keeping to himself. He tolerated persistent genital sniffs from the female.
4/30: Hatchi continues to be nervous with a novel female and handlers. He did sniff the female briefly then walks away with a low body to explore the pens. He does approach handlers to sniff them but then walks away.
5/2: Hatchi was introduced to a novel male today. He greets the male with a low body and walks away and approaches handlers with low tail wags. Hatchi then walks away to wander the pens, but he becomes slightly tense when the other male greets him face to face.
5/6: When Hatchi was introduced to a novel female today, he became tense at the gate with hard eyes. He then began to hard bark at the female. Hatchi is separated from the female and an off leash interaction was not conducted.
Date of intake:: 4/27/2019
Summary:: Tail tucked, whale eyed, allowed all handling upon slow approach
Date of initial:: 4/27/2019
Summary:: Whale eyed, lip licking though tolerated handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: Hatchi has been observed to exhibit a medium level of energy during his interactions in the care center.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 5/7
During an adoption interaction, Hatchi was observed to lunge and hard bark at the potential adopter. Hatchi was unable to readily settle and when the potential adopter approached, Hatchi lunged and snapped at him. When handler attempted to move Hatchi away, Hatchi lunged and snapped at the potential adopter a second time.
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 Hatchi's overall level of fear and observed escalation, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an adult only home environment at this time.
New Hope Only: While Hatchi has been observed to warm up to handlers in the care center upon a slow approach, he has been observed to escalate rapidly to lunging, growling and snapping at strangers. On one occasion, Hatchi was observed to fixate on an unfamiliar handler and growl and lunge in his direction, he was observed to snap twice in this handlers direction as well. At this time, the behavior department believes Hatchi would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner; force-free, reward based training only is advised. We also highly advise guidance from a professional trainer or veterinary behaviorist.
Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression,Anxiety,On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Hatchi displayed overall fearful behavior during his interactions in the care center, he has been observed to growl, hard bark and lunge at strangers. Please see handout on Fearful and Defensive aggression.
Anxiety: Hatchi exhibited some anxious behavior during his interactions in the care center. He was observed to whine when staff members would exit the room and was easily distracted by outside noises. Please refer to the handout on Anxiety.
On leash reactivity: Hatchi has been observed to hard bark, growl, and lunge towards other dogs on leash. Please see handout on Leash reactivity.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake. Estimated age: 4 years. History: Stray. Subjective: BARH, no coughing /sneezing/ vomiting/ diarrhea. Observed behavior: Whale eye, tucked tail. Muzzled for exam as precaution. Reportedly required sedation when picked up by police. Evidence of cruelty seen: No. Evidence of trauma seen: Yes, small wound on L ribcage. Objective: P: WNL, R: WNL, BCS: 5/9. OP: Mucous membranes pink and moist. Muzzled for exam. EENT: Eyes, ears, and nares clear bilaterally, no discharge noted. PLN: mall/soft/symmetrical/nonpainful. CV: No murmurs or arrhythmias, pulses strong and synchronous. RESP: Eupneic, no crackles/wheezes. GI: Soft, nonpainful, no palpable masses. UG: Male castrated, no discharge. INT: Patchy alopecia on distal tail with crusted, thickened skin. No ectoparasites or masses noted. 1 cm round wound with healed edges and mild serosanguinous discharge on L ribcage. Expressed keratinaceous debris from wound. MS: Ambulatory x4, no pain on palpation of epaxials. NEURO: Mentation appropriate, cranial nerves intact, no deficits noted.
Assessment: -Wound (r/o large comedone vs old infected wound), -Alopecia on tail (r/o demodex vs sarcoptes vs flea allergy dermatitis vs pyoderma). Prognosis: Good. Plan: -Clipped and cleaned wound, monitor for infection. -Scheduled skin scrape of tail for tomorrow, 4/28.
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