Poor CJ is heartbroken. A family dog who finds himself in the shelter after being in one home for all his life! Understandably confused and nervous in the shelter he is still trying to figure out, what happened to him and where his people went. He cannot know, that one family member became ill and that his owner cannot care for him any longer. :( CJ is described as friendly and playful, he lived in harmony with 3 children as young as 7 and was playful and relaxed around them. When left home alone he was well behaved. His owner also stated, that CJ is tolerant and playful around other dogs. Since the shelter is not his home :( and CJ is scared, he was mostly uncomfortable with the dogs he met in the shelter, so the behavior department recommends that CJ be the only dog at this time. Please share CJ. This good boy lost all he ever knew and needs a safe, loving home again.
CJ ID# 44393 Brooklyn Animal Care Center
6 yrs old
Neutered Black/Tan Male
Reason: surrendered due to illness in the home.
Intake Date: 13-Oct-2018
SHELTER ASSESSMENT ~ NEW HOPE ONLY
Only Dog Home
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Cj is a 6 year old, large mixed breed male who was neutered prior to coming into the shelter. He has no known health issues or injuries and has not seen a vet recently. Cj was in his home for 6 years and was surrendered due to illness in the home.
Previously lived with:
1 adult, 3 children
How is this dog around strangers?
Cj takes a few minutes to warm up to new people in the home. He will bark when they first enter but once he approaches and sniffs them he will relax.
How is this dog around children?
Cj has lived with children as young as 7 and was playful and relaxed around them.
How is this dog around other dogs?
Cj has interacted with other dogs and is playful and tolerant around them.
How is this dog around cats?
Cj is wary having his food and toys touched, he will growl if people other than his owner try to take away his objects.
Cj allows his owner to bathe and groom him. He is not bothered by being pushed off the furniture and he will alert bark when guests come to the door.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Cj is described as being friendly, playful and confident. he has been mainly an indoor dog, plays with balls, stuffed toys and chew bones. Cj eats dry food and sleeps on his dog bed, he is house trained to go outside on any surface and is well behaved when left alone in the house. He walks on leash for walks and off leash at the park.
Cj approached counselor with a neutral tail and at first was relaxed, but began pacing the room when in the office.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Previously lived with:
1 Adult and 3 children
Behavior toward strangers:
Takes a few mins to warm up with new people. Barks first then sniff.
Behavior toward children:
Behavior toward dogs:
Playful and tolerant
Behavior toward cats:
Yes, he will growl if other people take away food and toys but not at the owner.
The owner describes CJ as friendly, playful and confident with a high activity level.
Date of assessment:
2. Dog pulls out of Assessor's hands each time without settling during three repetitions.
2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, eyes are averted, tail is between legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick.
2. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Dog is likely crouching, may have a long lip or lip lick.
Paw squeeze 1:
3. Dog closes mouth, becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 1:
3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
Flank squeeze 2:
3. Dog closes mouth, begins to purse lips and becomes stiff.
1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
CJ came into the assessment room quiet and wary, he was not interested with the handlers. He was also stiff throughout the evaluation and needed a slow approach.
CJ's previous owner reported that he is social and playful around other dogs. Here at the Care Centers, CJ is uncomfortable with novel dogs. He tenses his posture and displays social cues that he does not want to further engage in interactions. When his body language is ignore, he pins the greeter to the floor. The Behavior Department recommends that CJ be the only dog at this time.
10/15: When off leash at the Care Center, CJ initially greets the novel female with a slightly nervous posture, hackles raised. He relaxes as the session continues, remaining social, checking in occasionally with the other dog while wandering the yard.
10/16: Cj briefly greets the helper dog then remains to himself the rest of his session.
10/18: Today, Cj displayed body language suggest he did not want to interact with the female greeter (look aways and tense posture). After several muzzle greets, CJ became stiff and followed the greeter. He pinned her to the ground before being removed.
Date of intake:
Neutral tail, relaxed but started to pace around the room
CJ displays a medium activity level in the care center.
NEW HOPE ONLY
Place with a New Hope partner
New hope partner: CJ has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has allowed minimal handling from some staff members. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
Potential challenges comments:
Resource guarding: CJ is reported to growl over food and toy resources. It is important to leave CJ alone while he is eating and never to take anything directly from his mouth. When he is asked to drop something he should be traded for an item of equal or higher value, in order to reward CJ for relinquishing the item he has.
Handling/touch sensitivity: CJ has been noted to become uncomfortable with handling at times, especially when a person is reaching over him. It is important to always go slow and give CJ the option to walk away from any social interaction. CJ should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be CJâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. CJ may do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
Fearful: CJ is fearful at the care center. It is important to always go slow and give CJ the option to walk away from any social interaction. CJ should never be forced to approach anything that he is uncomfortable with or to submit to petting or handling. It should always be CJâ€™s choice to approach a new person or thing. CJ would do best in an initially calm and quiet home environment and should be given time to acclimate to his new surroundings.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 6 years according to o, PE corroborates age
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : o/s
Observed Behavior - tense, nervous, whale eyes, hackles raised. Muzzled for exam. Growled during blood draw
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: 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
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
CJ IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt him. He cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can he be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE!
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
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
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