TO BE KILLED 6/4/2019
JUST A 9 MONTH OLD PUPPY WHO LIKES TO PLAY!!
Friendly and Active, Tino is a pup who likes treats and toys! At just 9 months old, he has much to learn, but is a ready student, especially with the right treats involved! Tino likes to be around people, and is very playful, especially with balls and squeaky toys. JUST WATCH HIS VIDEO TO SEE! He is crate and house trained, but like an young dog, can still manage to get into some trouble when left unsupervised. BUT THAT IS NO REASON TO KILL HIM. According to volunteers - HE IS A REALLY GOOD BOY! He knows his sit and is eager to please and is searching for an active family to call his own. So please please consider opening your home and your heart and #SAVETINO now!
Tino <3 playful puppers https://youtu.be/mTAk3mgm__4
Neutered male bronze dog
at Brooklyn Animal Care Center
About 8 months old.
Weight: 49.0625 lbs
Owner surrender on 29-May-2019, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- landlord won't allow (nycha).
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only.
Tino was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying resource guarding behavior and a low threshold for arousal. We feel Tino should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward-based training only is advised as well as seeking guidance from a qualified trainer or veterinary behaviorist. Tino is otherwise healthy.
WATCH MY VIDEO HERE:
My medical notes are...
Weight: 49.0625 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 8 months
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : os
Observed Behavior - comes into the room loose, tail wagging, ears up, eyes soft and focused. Likes attention. With restraint and muzzle flails and becomes tense and nervous. Reacts to vaccines by thrashing head around and barking and snapping. When presented with bowl with food he growled and grabbed it away from handler and would not let it go.
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: clean 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
Give time to settle tomorrow and try HWT and MC again +/- sedation
Details on my behavior are...
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
During intake: Tino has a loose body and he was interested in treats. He allowed the counselor to collar him and take his picture with no problem.
Spay/Neuter Status: Neutered
Basic Information:: Tino is a bronze and white neutered dog that was surrendered by his owner due to tenant landlord issues. The owner stated that he got Tino from a friend 2 weeks ago. The lat time Tino was seen by a vet is unknown
Previously lived with:: Owner 2 adults 2 dogs
How is this dog around strangers?: When around strangers Tino is friendly and outgoing. When playing with adults he is gentle.
How is this dog around children?: Tino hasn't spent time in the home with children so it is unknown how he will react.
How is this dog around other dogs?: Tino spent time in the home around 2 other large dogs and he was relaxed and playful. When playing with the other dogs he is gentle.
How is this dog around cats?: Tino has not spent time in the home with cats so it is unknown how he will react.
Resource guarding:: Owner stated that Tino is friendly if someone was to touch his food treats or toys. Owner stated that he will bark if someone unfamiliar approaches his house. He is friendly if someone unfamiliar approaches his family member.
Bite history:: Tino does not have a bite history
Energy level/descriptors:: High
Other Notes:: Owner stated that Tino will chew things left to the floor so he has been dragged when left alone in the home. During loud noises and fireworks he isn't bothered. It is unknown how he will react when being bathed brushed and having his nails trimmed. He is not bothered if he is restrained pushed off the furniture or disturbed while he sleeps.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No
Medical Notes: No reported medical concerns
For a New Family to Know: Owner described Tino as friendly excitable and playful. When at home he likes to be in the same room as his owner. He likes to play with balls and squeaky toys. He has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry dog food. When using the bathroom he will go outside on the grass or cement. He has never been left alone and when left alone in the home he is crated. He knows how to sit and come when called. He is used to brisk walks on the leash. When off the leash he might run away.
Date of intake:: 5/29/2019
Spay/Neuter status:: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Owner surrender
Previously lived with:: 2 Adults, 2 Dogs (Large)
Behavior toward strangers:: Friendly, outgoing and plays gently
Behavior toward children:: Unknown
Behavior toward dogs:: Relaxed and plays gently (w/resident dogs)
Behavior toward cats:: Unknown
Resource guarding:: None reported
Bite history:: None reported
Energy level/descriptors:: Tino is described as friendly, excitable and playful with a high level of energy.
Strength and pulling: Moderate pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft-neutral body, tail high, explores room, jumps up onto desk, checks in with handlers, accepts some contact, high energy, tense head, accepts treats with some mouthiness
Call over: Approaches readily, jumps up onto handler
Sociability comments: When assistant picks up leash, Tino jumps up and mouths leash; Redirected with squeaky toy
Handling comments: Upon the start of the handling portion, the assessor picked up the leash after Tino approached where he was then observed to begin mouthing and biting the leash. The assistant attempted to redirect Tino's attention by pressing a squeaker, on which Tino became fixated. When the assessor attempted to continue the handling, Tino began to pull toward the assistant and vocalize, fixating on both the squeaker and the assistant. As a result of these behaviors, the assessment was concluded.
Re-assessment - 6/1/19:
Strength and pulling: Hard pulling
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments:
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Soft-neutral body, tail high and wagging, explores the room, approaches handlers, jumps up onto desk, open mouth, some panting, ears forward, tense head, licks handler
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
When the assessor began the assessment and called Tino over, he approached readily before turning around and was observed to fixate on the assistant and the items in her hand. He was then observed to mouth them. Tino was unable to redirect easily and when the assessor walked over and grabbed his leash to bring him back away from the assistant, Tino was observed to turn quickly, jump up and bite the leash. He continued to do this, clamping down until he was redirected by the assistant. Once he released the leash, he turned and fixated again on the assistant. As a result of these observed behaviors, the assessment was concluded.
Summary:: According to Tino's previous owner, he spent time in the home around two other large dogs and he was relaxed and playful. When playing with the other dogs he is gentle.
5/30: When off leash at the Care Center, Tino is introduced to a novel female dog. He is nervous as he greets her and walks away to explore the pens. He attempts to approach her when she is distracted but when the female notices him he darts away. He then keeps to himself for the remainder of the session.
6/2: Tino was anxious during today's session. He exchanges greet at the gate with a novel female but paces the play yard for the duration of the session.
Date of intake:: 5/29/2019
Summary:: Loose body, accepted treats; Allowed all handling
Date of initial:: 5/29/2019
Summary:: Initially soft and loose; Tense and nervous with handling, thrashed, barked snapped; Muzzled
ENERGY LEVEL:: Tino was observed to exhibit a medium-high level of energy during his interactions in the care center. We cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment, but we recommend that he be provided daily mental and physical stimulation as an outlet for his energy.
IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: Additional Behavior Upon Medical (5/29/19):
Tino was observed to enter the room displaying a loose body, tail wagging with ears erect, eyes were soft and focused. He also solicited attention from staff. Tino was muzzled as a precaution during his exam and while being handled for the exam, Tino was observed to become tense, thrashed, barked and snapped toward handlers. After his exam, Tino was offered food in a bowl and he began to growl, grabbed the bowl from the handler and would not relinquish.
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 the low threshold for arousal Tino has displayed in the care center on multiple occasions, observed resource guarding behavior and previous owner's report of destructive behavior, we feel he would be best set up to succeed in an experienced, adult-only home environment.
Place with a New Hope partner: While Tino has been observed to seek attention from handlers, he has displayed resource guarding behavior and a low threshold for arousal. During his first attempt for an assessment, Tino became fixated on a squeaker and redirected that fixation onto the assistant once the squeaker was removed from the room. His inability to recover caused the assessment to be concluded and attempted the next day. When attempting to re-assess, Tino was immediately observed to fixate on the assistant at the beginning of the interaction. When the handler approached Tino and attempted to walk him away from the assistant, Tino was observed to jump up and bite the leash and did not recover quickly. The session was once again concluded. Due to these observed behaviors, we feel Tino should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Force-free, reward based training only is advised as well as seeking guidance from a qualified trainer or veterinary behaviorist.
Potential challenges: : Resource guarding,Destructive behavior,Leash-biting,Low threshold for arousal
Potential challenges comments:: Resource guarding: Tino exhibited resource guarding behavior during his interactions in the care center. When offered food in a bowl following his medical exam, Tino was observed to growl, grabbed the bowl from the handler and would not relinquish. Please refer to the handout on Resource guarding.
Destructive behavior: Previous owner reported that Tino will chew household items that are left on the floor when left alone in a home environment. Please refer to the handout on Destructive behavior.
Low threshold for arousal: Tino has been observed to exhibit leash-biting behavior when overstimulated and escalated to lunging, vocalizing and fixating onto items and handlers when attempting to redirect his attention from the leash. Please refer to the handout on Low threshold for arousal.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
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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
*** NEW NYC ACC RATING SYSTEM ***
Dogs with Level 1 determinations are suitable for the majority of homes. These dogs are not displaying concerning behaviors in shelter, and the owner surrender profile (where available) is positive. Some dogs with Level 1 determinations may still have potential challenges, but these are challenges that the behavior team believe can be handled by the majority of adopters. The potential challenges could include no young children, prefers to be the only dog, no dog parks, no cats, kennel presence, basic manners, low level fear and mild anxiety.
Dogs with Level 2 determinations will be suitable for adopters with some previous dog experience. They will have displayed behavior in the shelter (or have owner reported behavior) that requires some training, or is simply not suitable for an adopter with minimal experience. Dogs with a Level 2 determination may have multiple potential challenges and these may be presenting at differing levels of intensity, so careful consideration of the behavior notes will be required for counselling. Potential challenges at Level 2 include no young children, single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity, mouthiness, fear with potential for escalation, impulse control/arousal, anxiety and separation anxiety.
Dogs with Level 3 determinations will need to go to homes with experienced adopters, and the ACC strongly suggest that the adopter have prior experience with the challenges described and/or an understanding of the challenge and how to manage it safely in a home environment. In many cases, a trainer will be needed to manage and work on the behaviors safely in a home environment. It is likely that every dog with a Level 3 determination will have a behavior modification or training plan available to them from the behavior department that will go home with the adopters and be made available to the New Hope Partners for their fosters and adopters. Some of the challenges seen at Level 3 are also seen at Level 1 and Level 2, but when seen alongside a Level 3 determination can be assumed to be more severe. The potential challenges for Level 3 determinations include adult only home (no children under the age of 13), single pet home, resource guarding, on-leash reactivity with potential for redirection, mouthiness with pressure, potential escalation to threatening behavior, impulse control, arousal, anxiety, separation anxiety, bite history (human), bite history (dog) and bite history (other).
New Hope Rescue Only
Dog is not publicly adoptable. Prospective fosters or adopters need to fill out applications with New Hope Partner Rescues to save this dog.