TO BE KILLED 5/30/19
ZOOMBA WAS RETURNED ON 5/1 & IS ON THE LIST :(
Zoomba was found running loose down a street & taken to the shelter. During intake Zoomba had a loose body and was wagging her tail. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems. This sweet girl is very enthusiastic & energetic & just needs to learn how to play and channel her energy. She wants to learn so badly & needs someone to teach her. Could that be you? Please share sweet Zoomba
A staff member writes: Zoomba is exactly like the exercise craze! A combination of fast-paced, energetic and exciting moves that will keep you coming back for more. Don't get me wrong, she can settle down too, be calm and snuggle away the hours if you'd prefer. Whatever you want, Zoomba will be able to meet your best friend needs. In addition, Zoomba is a super-sweet, outgoing, highly exuberant girl. She loves going for walks, especially when she has a case of the zoomies (which is quite often). Once she burns off some of her energy, she's ready to focus on life's little pleasures - like back scratches, playing with her human friends, and gobbling up yummy treats. She thanks whoever's indulging her with wiggling and waggling and a tail going at full swing. Sometimes she'll even jump up to give kisses. Zoomba is so social and enthusiastic that she sometimes loses herself in all the excitement and will need some guidance on how to manage her energy. If you'd like to meet this sweet, energetic, little love-bug, she's eagerly awaiting her forever home at the Brooklyn ACC shelter.
Hello, my name is Zoomba. My animal id is #45192. I am a female gray dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 1 years old.
During intake Zoomba had a loose body and was wagging her tails. She was jumping on the counselor and licking her hands. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems.
Date of Intake: 5/1/2019
Spay/Neuter Status: Spayed
Basic Information:: Zoomba is a gray and white spayed dog that was surrendered to the ACC as a stray due to behavior concerns.
Previously lived with:: Owner 3 adults 1 child 1 dog.
How is this dog around strangers?: When around stranger Zoomba is friendly an outgoing. When playing with adults she is exuberant.
How is this dog around children?: Zoomba has spent time in the home around teenage children and she was relaxed and playful. When playing with the child she is exuberant.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Zoomba has spent time in the home with another large male dog. Zoomba and the other dog were kept separate due to the fact and have gotten in to an altercation in the home. It may be best if Zoomba goes to a home where she is the only dog.
How is this dog around cats?: Zoomba has not spent time in the home with cats so it is unknown how she will react.
Resource guarding:: Zoomba is friendly if someone was to touch her food treats or toys. Zoomba is also friendly if someone was to approach her home or family member.
Bite history:: Zoomba has bitten another dog before but she has never bit a person.
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Owner stated that overall Zoomba behaves well. She will chew on things left on the floor so it maybe best if she is crated when left alone. She is afraid of being bathed and having her nails trimmed. She is not bothered if she is brushed pushed off the couch restrained or disturbed while she sleeps.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns.
For a New Family to Know: Owner described Zoomba as friendly affectionate playful and excitable. When at home she likes to be in the same room as her owner. She likes to play with balls stuffed and chew toys. She has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom she will go on the grass or cement. Owner stated that when left alone in the home alone Zoomba is well behaved. She has never been left in the yard and she does well when crated. She is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash she might run away. Zoomba knows how to sit and come when called.
1ST STAY AT THE SHELTER:
I came into the shelter as a stray on 21-Oct-2018.
During intake Zoomba had a loose body and was wagging her tail. She allowed the counselor to collar her and take her picture with no problems.
Spay/Neuter Status: Unknown
Basic Information:: Zoomba is a gray and white female dog that was found running loose on the street and was brought to the ACC as a stray.
Previously lived with:: Unknown information
How is this dog around strangers?: When meeting the staff at the ACC for the first time Zoomba was friendly, outgoing and she was jumping on the counselor.
How is this dog around children?: Unknown information
How is this dog around other dogs?: Unknown information
How is this dog around cats?: Unknown information
Resource guarding:: Unknown information
Bite history:: Unknown information
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Unknown information
Medical Notes: Unknown information
For a New Family to Know: Unknown information
Date of intake:: 10/21/2018
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray, no known history
Date of assessment:: 10/23/2018
Look:: 3. Dog jumps on Assessor, consistently rubs his shoulder on the Assessor, and will not allow Assessor to conduct the assessment.
Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth.
Tag:: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft 'popping' of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1:: 2. Dog quickly pulls back.
Paw squeeze 2:: 2. Dog quickly pull back.
Toy:: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog may smell or lick, then turns away.
Summary:: Zoomba was highly active and exuberant during her assessment, a bit distracted at times. She allowed handling and remained soft throughout.
Summary (1):: Zoomba was surrender as a stray so her past behavior with other dogs is unknown.
10/23: When off leash at the Care Centers, Zoomba displays anxious behaviors, pacing erratically and barking. She briefly greets the novel male at the gate, and begins to hard barks and lunge. Before the gate is opened, a muzzle is placed on her as precaution. Zoomba immediately lunges and barks at the greeter and is focus on him.
Date of intake:: 10/21/2018
Summary:: Loose bodied, allowed all handling
ENERGY LEVEL:: In the care center Zoomba has been active and enthusiastic. She may have a low threshold for arousal and needs guidance to learn how to appropriately channel that energy when she becomes overstimulated. She will need daily mental and physical stimulation and exercise, and a force-free, positive reinforcement-based training class may help her to learn impulse control and to train desirable behaviors that can be rewarded.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: EXPERIENCE (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the behaviors outlined below)
Behavior Asilomar: TM - Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5)
Recommendations comments:: No young children (under 5): Due to her overall level of exuberance, we believe Zoomba may be best set up to succeed in a home without young children at this time.
Potential challenges: : Basic manners/poor impulse control,Mouthiness/poor bite inhibition
Potential challenges comments:: Basic manners/poor impulse control: It is recommended that default behaviors such as "Leave it", "Sit/Stay", "Down" are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach Zoomba to control her impulses instead of simply reacting; proper management is also advised. Force-free, reward based training only is recommended.
Mouthiness: While she applies only light pressure, Zoomba has displayed some mouthiness in the care center. This is likely an attention-seeking behavior, but it should be replaced with an alternative behavior as it can frighten people. We recommend never playing with bare hands – always with a toy - and ending play or attention whenever Zoomba puts teeth on skin. She should be rewarded with attention and treats when she stops and/or when she is seeking attention in alternate ways.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 39.5 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~1 year
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray
Subjective: BARH. Coughing/hacking
Observed Behavior - very energetic and focused on another dog in the room. Pulling and barking
Evidence of Cruelty seen - no
Evidence of Trauma seen - no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, serous 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, coughing
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
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
Move to iso, recheck day 7
Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 11/8
Start baytril 10mg/kg PO SID x14d until 11/8
Per behavior start trazodone 100mg PO BID x7d until 11/1, reassess
SURGERY: temporary waiver due to CIRDC
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